Situated on the II floor of the college, the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology imparts teaching to the students of 2nd MBBS in the III, IV and V semesters. The department conducts medico-legal autopsy assigned by the law agency at the Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital and provides expert medico-legal opinion to the D.K Police.


The Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology has the following:

  • Laboratory for examination of medico-legal specimens and skeleton remains
  • Mortuary with radiographic facilities as per the MCI requirement
  • Research laboratory
  • Tissue processing room
  • Cold storage and embalming services
  • Demonstration room, audio-visual aids and a seminar hall
  • An updated museum
  • Departmental library equipped with text books, manuals and journals such as the Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Journals of Karnataka Medico Legal Society, Journal of Medico Legal Update, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Clinical Forensic
    Medicine (Online).

Recent Publications & other academic activities


  • Shetty BS, Jagadish Rao PP, Sameer KS, Salian PR, Shetty M. Forensic evaluation of occuaptional marks in establishing identity – A case report. Forensic Sc. Int. 2009 Jan 10; 183 (1-3): 17-20
  • Kanchan T, Shetty M, et al. Acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis – A case of sudden death. Journal of Forensic Legal Medicine 2009 Feb; 16(2): 101-3
  • Kanchan T, Shetty M, Nagesh KR, Menezes RG. Lumbosacral transitional vertebra: Clinical and Forensic implications -A case report. Singapore

Med J 2009

  • B Suresh Kumar Shetty, YP Raghavendra Babu, KS Muhammed Sameer, Preetham Raj Salian, Mahabalesh Shetty, Shahnavaz Manpady, K PradyumnaMajumdar. Rib betrays heart – A case report. Legal Medicine (2009)
  • B Suresh Kumar Shetty, Jagadish Prabhu, Anurag J, Ajay M Bhandarkar, Mahabalesh Shetty. Atypical suicidal cut throat injury – A case report,  Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine (Article in press)


Sl No Name Designation
1 Dr.Mahabalesh Shetty Professor & head
2 Dr.ShahanavazManipady Associate Professor
3 Dr.SurajJ.Shetty Assistant Professor
4 Dr.Abymon Tutor
5 Dr.Madan Raj M. Tutor
6 Dr.Cherian Philemon Kurian Tutor
7 Dr.MeenaKiran Tutor
8 Dr.SonaSathyan Tutor

Conference/ workshop conducted by the Dept

  • National workshop on Forensic Odontology and Medicine from June 18-20, 2004.
  • National Conference on Toxicon-3 on April 7 & 8, 2007.

ICMR Projects

Title: To know the usefulness of finger print patterns in serving as predictor for myocardial infarction among individuals in Mangalore.

Title: Pattern of palatal rugae in students