This fascinating branch of medicine is a bridging discipline between the clinical and non-clinical subjects within the medical curriculum. Pathologist are usually called upon to diagnose and confirm many ailments and play a key role in communicable disease prevention. Pathologists can expand into forensics and other areas as well.
The academic wing has two practical halls capable of training 90 students at a time. The faculty makes good use of the demonstration/tutorial rooms that are equipped with modern audio visual aids to enhance their lectures and sessions with the students.
The department is headed by an experienced pathologist of national repute and comprises a team of experienced faculty. They are actively involved in diagnostic work, curriculum development, undergraduate teaching and research. They also participate in weekly journal clubs and interdepartmental discussions. National and international conferences give them ample opportunity to involve themselves in different forums. The Pathology Department conducted the first international symposium on "Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases in the Era of Immuno Suppression" and a zonal conference of SIHAM in January 2006.
The teaching program consists of didactic lectures, supported by clinical training. These are further supplemented by modern teaching methods like Problem-Based Learning or PBL, where the students are encouraged to think for themselves and find solutions.
For M.B.B.S. students, pathology is taught during the third, fourth and fifth semesters for a total period of 18 months. Students are evaluated internally, twice a semester. The program involves some of the best professors and has the backing of good facilities to experiment in.
The department has all the apparatus that are required to conduct research in basic pathology as well as immunopathology.
Students of the college have fared well in the competitive exams and found highly satisfying positions in both private/government hospitals and organizations.