Department of Forensic Medicine


The principal activity of the forensic medicine department is to provide quality undergraduate, postgraduate education and to perform post mortem examinations in Kolar district and surrounding regions. The department provides round the clock autopsy service, which sometimes include visit to the scene of crime. Each year the medico-legal experts at the department perform approximately 250-300 post mortem examinations on a wide range of natural, unnatural deaths, exhumed bodies and provide expert opinion in various sensitive cases. The department is actively engaged in undergraduate, postgraduate teaching activities and research activities. Poison Detection Center was established in the month of November 2019 in collaboration with department of Biochemistry for performing toxicological analysis of various poisons and drugs for therapeutic purposes. Additionally, the department imparts hands on training to allied personnel like doctors, police officials and scientific officers on medical jurisprudence. The departmental museum is one of the best museums in Karnataka.

  • Encourage and empower the faculty to imbibe a culture of research in basic and applied Physiology and promote interdisciplinary research by encouraging collaboration between the various health profession disciplines

Undergraduate Courses

  • Medical: MBBS

  • Postgraduate Courses
    • MD (Forensic Medicine)

    Thrust Areas
    • Forensic Pathology
    • Skeletal remains examination
    • Analytical Toxicology
    Awards And Achivements