Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

List Of Teaching Staff

S.No. Name Designation Qualification Registration UG/PG Date of Joining Contact No Email
1. Dr. Deepak Herald D’Souza Professor & HOD MBBS, MD 60991, Karnataka Medical Council 05-11-2015 7063956250
2. Dr. Y. Udayashankar Associate Professor MBBS, MD 27104 Karnataka Medical Council 01-01-2015 7063922641
4. Dr. Ashwini Kumar Tutor MBBS, MD 62516 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council 31-07-2015 7063961617
List of Non-Teaching Staff
Name Designation
Shri. V. S. Baiju Technical Assistant
Smt. Mausami Biswas Technician
Shri. Marimuthu Laboratory Attendants
Shri. Sandeep Lal Store keeper-cum-clerk
Shri. M. Karapan Steno-typist
Smt. Dulali Sweeper


The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to produce a physician who is well informed about medicolegal responsibilities in practice of medicine. He/She will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.


At the end of the course in the forensic medicine, the MBBS student will be:

  1.  Able to understand the basic concept of the subject and its importance.
  2.  Aware of inquest, legal and court procedures applicable to medico-legal and medical practice.
  3.  Able to perform medicolegal postmortem/autopsy findings and results of other relevant investigations for logical conclusion and framing the opinion on cause, manner and time since death.
  4.  Able to preserve and dispatch relevant various articles, trace evidences including viscera in poisoning cases in medicolegal cases/ autopsy examination and handing over the same to appropriate agencies.
  5.  Able to identify the medicolegal cases, carryout medical examination in such cases and prepare medicolegal report as per the law of the land.
  6.  Aware of code of ethics, duties and rights of medical practitioner, duties towards patients and community, punishment on violation of code of ethics, various forms of medical negligence, duties towards his professional colleagues.
  7.  Able to diagnose and manage the cases of acute and chronic poisoning and can carry out medicolegal duties.
  8.  Aware of general principles of analytical, environmental, occupational toxicolgy including toxicovigilance and predictive toxicology.
  9.  Aware of latest advances in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and their medicolegal importance.

In short the department of Forensic Medicine assists the criminal justice system to prevent the crimes in the society there by establishing law and order for peace and prosperity of every member of the society. It trains the doctors in this direction along with ethical practice of medicine.  

Infrastructural facilities:

Mortuary Block:
Number: 01
Size : 250 Sq metre
Distance from the department : 500 mtrs
No. of autopsy tables available : 02
Cold room/cooling cabinets: Size 16 Sq metre
Cold Room Capacity : 1 unit of 4 Single body cold chambers and 1 unit of single body chamber.

Research Publications:

Dr. Y. Udayshankar: 14

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