Department of Forensic Medicine

The subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is taught for III, IV and Vth term students during their II MBBS course. The department is situated in the college premises at Banashankari. The department is having well equipped practical hall, demonstration hall, research laboratory, museum, departmental library and seminar hall. The medico legal works will be conducted at Mortuary which is situated in KIMS hospital at VV Puram, Bangalore. The Mortuary has three autopsy tables with necessary postmortem instruments. The mortuary has cold storage facility to accommodate seven dead bodies. The syllabus taught is in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Medical Council of India.   The students are taught regarding Medical law and ethics, Death and its changes, Asphyxial deaths, Injuries, Sexual Offences and related issues, Forensic Psychiatry and other topics of medico legal importance.  They are also taught Toxicology – common poisons- its signs and symptoms, investigations, treatment and postmortem findings. Undergraduate students are posted to Mortuary for 15 days during which they will be shown procedure to conduct post mortems, examination of infant deaths, examination of rape victim and accused individuals and other medico legal cases.  They will also learn to examine skeletal remains and issuing of various types of medical certificates. Post graduate students assist in conducting all the post mortems.  They are also actively involved in age estimation, examination of victim and accused in cases of sexual offences, examination of skeletal remains etc.  Seminars, Journal clubs, Post mortem review meetings are conducted regularly to train the post graduate students.  Post graduate students involve actively in the teaching programme of under graduates like conducting theory classes, practical classes and tutorials. Post graduate students accompany the teaching staff members to the various courts in and around Bangalore and equip themselves in the court procedures.

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Sl No Name Designation & E Mail ID Photograph
1   Dr. Jagannatha.S.R, M.B.B.S., M.D   Professor & HOD Dr.Jagannatha.jpg
2   Dr. V.T. Venkatesha, M.B.B.S., M.D Professor Dr.Venkatesha.jpg
3   Dr. Naveen Kumar.T, M.B.B.S., M.D   Professor Dr.Naveen.jpg
4   Dr. B.K.Gopal, M.B.B.S., M.D     Associate Professor Dr.Gopal.jpg
5   Dr. Ramesh.C, M.B.B.S., M.D     Associate Professor Dr.Ramesh.jpg
6 Dr. Roopak. S.N Assistant Professor

MEDICOLEGAL WORK: The department is recognized by the Government of Karnataka to conduct medico legal autopsies. Department of Forensic Medicine, KIMS, was one of the first few private medical colleges in the country to take up the responsibility of Medicolegal work, including Medicolegal Postmortems, as early as 1993. The Bangalore city police are utilizing our postmortem and other medico legal services in cases pertaining to twelve police stations of Bangalore south.










Sexual Offences and Age Estimation








POSTGRADUATE COURSE OFFERED: MD degree (started in 2002) - Four seats per year - recognized by MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA. Many postgraduate students who have successfully completed their MD degree from KIMS are currently working in different medical colleges across India.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITES: Dr.K.ANANDA was the president of KARNATAKA MEDICO LEGAL SOCIETY for the years, 2001-02 and 2011-12 and the department successfully conducted the annual conference of KAMLS – KIMS – 2002 and KAMLS – KIMS – 2012.

PUBLICATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT: The teaching staffs of the department have published various articles related with medico legal work in journals at national and international level. The staff and the postgraduate students have presented scientific papers at national and state conferences.

  • An Autopsy study of Socio-etiological aspects in Dowry Death cases – Dr.Radhika.R.H, Dr.Ananda.K , J.Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, July-Sep 2011, Vol 33, No.3, Page No.224-227.
  • Pseudo Precipitate Labour: Myth or Reality – Dr.Ananda.K, Dr.Mandar.R.Sane, Dr.N.C.Shreedhar , Medicine, Science and Law , 2013, 53(1), Page No.45-47.
  • Manner of Death: Myocardial Infarction or Fall from Height: A case Report – Dr.Ananda.K, Dr.Sujatha.P.L, Dr.Mandar.R.Sane , Journal of Karnataka Meicolegal Society, June-Dec 2013, Vol 22, No.2, Page No.34-37.
  • Pattern of Skeletal Injuries in cases of Fall from Height – Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Pradeep Kumar, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Medicine, Science and Law, 2007, Vol 47, No.4.
  • Fast Eating Syndrome, A case report – Dr.Pradeep Kumar, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Medicine, Science and Law, 2008, Vol 48, No.1.
  • Injuries in cases of Fall from Height – Dr.Vishwanath, Dr.Naveen Kumar.T, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha , Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 27, No.1, jan-june 2010, page no.47-50.
  • Accidental death due to Autoerotic Asphyxial Death, a case report – Dr. Shreedhar.N.C, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 10, No.1, jan-march 2012, page no.21-23.
  • Age Estimation from newer Radiographic methods in developing and adult dentition, methods and historical review – Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Shruthi.P , IIJFMT, Vol 11, No.2, April-June 2013, Page No.46.
  • Mass Effect, a case report on sudden death due to Thymoma – Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.Shruthi.P , IJFMP, Vol 6, No.3, July-Sep 2013, Page No.50-54.
  • Analysis of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in a metropolitan city of South India – Dr.Shruthi.P, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B , JIAFM, Vol 4, No.13, Oct-Dec 2013, Page No.50-54.
  •  To Death by Thallium, a case of Thallium poisoning – Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.Shruthi.P , JIST, Vol 9, No.2, nov-dec 2013, Page No.44-46.
  • Variations in size and shape of a normal adult female pituitary gland: A radiological study – Dr.S.C.Sanjay, Dr.Mouna Subbaramaiah, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 2014, 3(80), 4934-4939.
  • Consent and publication – Dr.Pradeep Kumar.M.V, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Naveen Kumar.T , Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2009, 31/1, 65-67
  • Pattern of abdominal injuries in cases of Road Traffic Accidents – Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Viswanath.D, Dr.Ananda.K , Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:30-32.
  • Homicidal deaths: A post mortem study – Dr.Viswanath.D, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Ananda.K , Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:154-155.
  • Age related changes in human kidneys: an autopsy study – Dr.Mouna Subbaramaiah, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2013, 2667.
  • Teaching trends and need for improvement – Dr.Pradeep Kumar.M.V, Dr.Deepak D’Souza, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2014, 7(1), 1-3.
  • Abdominopelvic injuries in cases of Road Traffic Accidents: an autopsy study – Dr.B.K.Gopal, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2014, 2820.
  • Writing your research for a journal – Dr.Pradeep Kumar.M.V, Dr.Deepak D’Souza, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha , Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2013, 6(1), 1-3.
  • Dowry Death: Increase in violence against women – Dr.Naveen Kumar.T, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Ananda.K, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6(1), 45-47.
  • Study of Homicidal deaths in South Bangalore – Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Naveen Kumar.T, Dr.Ananda.K , Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2011,    3:53-55.
  • A study of changing trends and patterns of poisoning at Bangalore – Dr.Naveen Kumar.T, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha, Dr.Ananda.K , Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:119-122.
  • Dyadic Death – Dr.Shreehar.N.C, Dr.Naveen Kumar.T, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Ananda.K , Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2013, 1(1), 12-14.
  • Fatal Electrocution by overhead wire – Dr.M.D.Nithin, Dr.Gopal.B.K, Dr.Suraj Shetty , Journal of South India Medico Legal Association, 2013, 5(2), 73

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