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  • 09

    Faculties in department

  • 280 Books

    Departmental Library

  • 03

    Well equipped research laboratory

  • 27

    No. Of research/book publications in last 5 years (2017-21)

  • 210

    Museum of Anatomy with specimens/models/charts



The Department of Anatomy at SMIMS was established in the year 2001 and combines a rich history of teaching clinically relevant human anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with innovative research expertise into the morphological and molecular basis of cellular anatomy.

The department has experienced teaching and non-teaching staff with an illustrious museum, well-equipped dissection hall, histology lab and a research lab.

Teaching is peer-reviewed and conducted in a blended mode as small and large groups, online and offline.


  • Dissection hall is equipped with a revolving camera, display screen, WIFI, prosected and undissected specimens.
  • Histology lab is furnished with over 100 self-illuminated, mono-ocular microscopes, magnus microscope with CCD camera attached to LCD monitor for demonstration of histology slides and WIFI.
  • Research Lab for conducting histopathological and immunohistochemical studies is endowed with working tables, microtomes, cryostat, western blot tanks and many other equipment’s.
  • Small and large lecture halls are facilitated with LCD projector, portable OHP, WIFI and online class recording tools.
  • The Department additionally hosts seminars, conferences, webinar for students and faculties regularly and collaborates with other departments of SMIMS, and with the Biomolecular Research Unit of Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and Clinical Anatomy Unit, University of Bristol, United Kingdom for fully funded intra and extramural research activities.


  • Hands on human cadaveric dissection learning, training and teaching features along with virtual anatomy dissector software tools.
  • Hands on experience for human cadaveric foetal dissection, pathological and cadaveric human tissue handling techniques, microscopic studies of human and animal tissues as comparative research.
  • Skilled and dedicated full-time faculties with years of quality research and teaching expertise.


  • The department has the following:
  • Fully furnished dissection hall
  • Histology lab with surplus microscopes
  • Spacious research lab
  • Anatomy museum with specimens, charts and models 


The goal of anatomy department is to promote excellence in student based anatomical teaching methodologies and cell biology research and to nurture medical & para-medical students to become competent professionals, who can contribute to the advancement of our society with dedication & passion. The department has the following features to support its goals:


  • A wonderful Anatomy Museum comprising of around 100 rare and beautifully dissected specimens of the various regions of the Human body. A museum catalogue is maintained which guides the students to study the specimens. The museum has an osteology and embryology section with attention to detailed labelled specimens.  The museum has an attached radiology section for the study and display of Xray reports only for the 1st year students. Illustrative charts depicting the History of Anatomy is also maintained.
  • Large group teaching is normally conducted for general orientation on a particular topic, with emphasis on small group teaching & learning activities for dissection and histology practical were one on one faculty to student interaction is fostered.
  • Dissection hall is well ventilated and illuminated to easily accommodate a capacity of 150 students, and 10 students can dissect one formalin preserved cadaver which gives them hands on experience of dissecting a human body, and the students learn by verifying facts with experienced faculties and globally acclaimed books on dissection.
  • The histology lab is well equipped with slides and microscopes, and there are around 70 tissue types and 700 slides in the slide bank. Individual students are given a series of slides depending on the region taught, and the student are always guided by the faculties monitoring them.
  • The department has a bone bank with more than hundreds of bones from human cadavers. These bones are issued to the individual students during dissection hours for detail analysis and study purpose.


  • Extramural Project: Cell clusters in intervertebral disc degeneration and its relevance behind disc regeneration. Project No:5/7/1290/2015-RCH

Principal Investigator: Dr Polly Lama; Co-Investigator: Professor (Dr) Binod Kr Tamang

Project Value: 10 Lakhs; Funding Body: ICMR; Status: Completed 2020


  • Extramural Project: Dendritic formation in Rat Fetal Neural Stem Cells using Bacoposide and its analogues in vitro and in vivo. Project No: 5/7/1260/2015-RCH

Principal Investigator: Professor Amlan Gupta (Pathology); Co-Investigator: Mr. Rohit kr Sarda

Project Value: 20 Lakhs; Funding Body: ICMR; Status: Completed 2019


  • Intramural Project: Focal Uncoupling of cell-matrix interaction and tissue swelling activates process leading to human intervertebral disc degeneration and pain. Project No: 176/SMU/REG/TMAPURF/164/2020

Principal Investigator: Dr Polly Lama; Co-Investigator: Professor (Dr) Binod Kr Tamang

Project Value: 10 Lakhs; Funding Body: Dr TMA Pai Research funds; Status: Ongoing


  • Ph. D Research Studies & Supervision:

1. Title - Glycoproteins of the cadaveric and pathological Intervertebral disc

Research scholar: Ms. Jerina Tiwari; Supervisor: Dr. Polly Lama


2. Title - Molecular links behind Intervertebral disc degeneration: From embryogenesis to pathogenesis

Research scholar: Mr. Rahul Rai; Supervisor: Dr. Polly Lama


3.Title - Therapeutic evaluation of bacopa in spinal cord injuries  Research scholar: Mr. Rohit Sarda; Supervisor: Professor (Dr) Amlan Gupta (Pathology)


Our objective is to simplify the subject and palatable for the students. We use various audio visual aids, small group teaching, dissection and problem based learning.”


Dr Binod Kumar Tamang