MD - Forensic Medicine






    3 Years

MBBS college in mangalore


Pass in MBBS from a recognized medical college with permanent registration of any State Medical Council. Candidate should be NEET-PG qualified.

Admission to both General and NRI category seats in MD/MS is based on inter-se merit in NEET-PG.

Admission Procedure

In addition to the basic eligibility criteria mentioned above, students seeking admission to MD/MS program will be required to qualify in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-PG which will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) generally in January each year. The responsibility of NBE is limited to the conduct of NEET-PG, declaration of the result and providing the result to MCC, DGHS, MoHFW for onward transmission to State Counselling Authorities. NBE has no role in counselling and allotment of seats.

Application form for NEET-PG can be submitted online through the website on notification. Students are advised to carefully read the Information Bulletin and keep the correct details ready, before submission of the form. Kindly visit after announcement of the NEET-PG results to know the procedure of counselling in Deemed/Central Universities.

The fee structure of MD/MS is made available on our website

Documents required for admission to MD/MS (Original + 3 attested copies)

  • Admit card issued by NBE
  • Result/rank letter issued by NBE
  • NEET-PG allotment letter & score card
  • SSLC or equivalent marks card or birth certificate
  • MBBS degree marks cards of all years
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Provisional/MBBS degree certificate
  • Medical Council Registration certificate
  • Karnataka Medical Council Registration certificate (compulsory for all students)
  • MCI recognition of MBBS degree
  • Transfer certificate
  • Conduct certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Physically handicapped certificate issued by the authorized medical boards (if applicable)
  • Physical fitness & blood group certificate
  • PAN card copy of the parent and student
  • Aadhaar card copy of the student
  • For NRI category admission: NRI status proof (Passport copy, employment certificate, Residence proof, Income tax documents, Sponsorship letter of parent/sponsor)
  • Photographs: Recent colour photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35 mm x 45 mm (P.P size 5 Nos.) & size 20 mm x 25 mm (Stamp size 5 Nos.)

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Program Structure

Paper I Basic Medical Sciences:
Describe blood supply and venous drainage to heart. Signs in MI.
Forensic anatomy of skull
Physiology of muscle contraction & rigor mortis
Microscopic identification of sex
Blood and Bloodstains – Medico-legal importance
Age changes in the pubic symphysis.
Patho-physiology of hypovolemic shock 8. Circle of Willis
Healing of wound and age of wound
Dissection of neck and blood vessels and histo-pathological examination
Paper II Forensic Medicine including other clinical subject as an application:
Examination of a victim of Rape
Therapeutic Misadventure
Radiology in various fields of forensic medicine
Artificial insemination
Elementary ballistic principles. How do they help in detection of examine?
Legal aspect of insanity & its drawbacks 7. Discuss medico -legal aspects of medical treatment including iatrogenic disease and industrial hazards
Medicolegal importance of Ultra Sound and CT scan
Virology, M/L Aspect of AIDS, diagnostic procedure
Physical torture/sexual tattoos
Paper III Forensic Toxicology and Medical Jurisprudence:
Modern poison information centre
Classify insecticides/Organo Phosphorus Compounds
Therapeutic misadventure
Professional negligence and civil health 5. Plumbism
Human experiments – State medicine
Strychnine poisoning
Differential diagnosis of dilated and constricted pupil
Professional Misconduct.
Paper IV Forensic Pathology including Immunology and Recent advances:
Tissue/material preservation for DNA Analysis
Discuss to substantiate that applied aspects of Forensic Pathology & Odontology have much to help the system of Penology, law & order and to assure justice
Medico-legal aspects of Human organ transplantation
Discuss the scope of study of Entomology of cadaver in determination of time since death. Quote recent famous cases where this technique proved of significant value
Discuss ML applications of DNA fingerprinting. Also discuss the probative value of this evidence
Renting of Womb
Mismatched blood transfusion
PM interval

Other requirements: Dissertation

Program Outcomes

At the end of the program, graduates will be able to...

  • PO1: Identify the role of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, blood bank, psychiatry, radiology, forensic science laboratory as well as other disciplines of medical science to logically arrive at a conclusion in medico-legal autopsies and examination of medico-legal cases.
  • PO2: Describe the legal and medico-legal system in India and to know the relevant legal/court procedures applicable to medico-legal/medical practices with being updated with the recent amendments and acts introduced.
  • PO3: Describe the formalities and procedures of medico-legal autopsies in accordance with existing conventions and the law and acquire knowledge on conduct of medico-legal autopsy independently with required physical assistance and prepare report deriving inferences.
  • PO4: Interpret, analyze and review medico-legal reports prepared by other medical officers at the time of need
  • PO5: Describe the general forensic principles of Ballistics, Serology, Toxicology and Photography.
  • PO6: Describe the role of DNA profile and its application in medico-legal practice.
  • PO7: Function as a part of a team, develop an attitude of cooperation with colleagues, and interact with the clinician or other colleagues to provide the best possible opinion
  • PO8: Follow ethical principles in dealings with patients, police personnel, relatives and other health personnel and to respect their rights and also following medical etiquettes in dealing with each other.
  • PO9: Develop communication skills to word reports and professional opinions as well as to interact with patients, relatives, peers and paramedical staff, and for effective teaching.
  • PO10: Examine, identify, prepare reports and initiate management on medico-legal cases and discharge all legal responsibilities in medico-legal matters.
  • PO11: Collect, preserve and dispatch various samples and trace evidence to the concerned authorities an inappropriate manner.
  • PO12: Advise and assist authorities on matters related to medical ethics and medico-legal issues.
  • PO13: Discharge duties in respect of forensic, clinical, emergency, environmental, medico-legal and occupational aspects of toxicology.
  • PO14: Manage medico-legal responsibilities in mass disasters involving multiple deaths like fire, traffic accident, aircraft accident, rail accident and natural calamities.