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The department of Anatomy was established in 1925 and began functioning from June 1, 1926 with Dr. G. M. Kurulkar at the helm of affairs as Assistant Professor. The first batch had 46 students - 40 males and 6 females. The number of students has, since, grown to a two hundred and fifty, with roughly an equal number of male and female students. The department has been headed by a succession of multi-faceted & multi-talented ‘Renaissance-men-women’ who lived, worked and taught with great passion; each one leaving his/her distinctive and indelible mark on the working and philosophy of the department, which is today the synthesis of the efforts of these dedicated people. What all of them shared was a firm belief, passed on to us, that is best expressed in the caption on the painting of the ‘Thinking skeleton’ which adorns the wall of the corridors of the department- Vivtr in Genio. Cetera mortis Ervnt - Genius alone lives, all else is mortal. But, more importantly, what they all shared was humility, tolerance, compassion and an unassuming demeanor, with none of the flamboyance of the anglican intellectuals of the day. Here are brief sketches of the leaders who shaped the department.

Dr. R P Koppikar (Head: 1926 to 1952) was largely responsible for the fine collection of specimens in Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy that adorn the departmental museum. He served as Dean of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital from 1942 to 1945.

Dr. G.M. Kurulkar (Head: 1952 to 1958) was a Sanskrit scholar, with a keen interest in Ayurved. He was well known for his studies in Physical anthropology of Indian Subjects, especially the tribal people of western India. The departmental museum was refurbished, following his death, with a generous donation from his wife, and is today, named after him. Dr. K.D. Desai (Head: 1958 to 1976) was selected Rockefeller fellow for the year 1958 and visited Denver, Colorado for a year. His fields of interest included embryology, teratology, tissue culture and medical education. Dr. S. M. Bhatnagar (Head: 1976 to 1981) was revered for his keen intellect and mastery over English language and the art of expression. In fact he was a linguist, being fluent in Sanskrit, Urdu, Bengali. He was a very popular teacher of Anatomy, being able to come down to the level of the students and make the study of Anatomy enjoyable.

Dr. M.L. Kothari (Head: 1981 to 1993), a general surgeon by profession, on joining the department took to Anatomy full time. Dr. Kothari, through his vast reading, was able to incorporate varied subjects into the understanding of Anatomical concepts - ranging from vedanta to quantum mechanics. Dr. Lopa Mehta (Head: 1994 to 2002)contributed towards the growth of the department through her vision, long-term planning, administrative qualities and devotion. She has also brought about trend setting innovations in teaching, learning and evaluation in the subject of Anatomy.

Dr. Pritha Bhuiyan (Head: 2002 to 2022)took the department to its zenith during her tenure as a leader. She was instrumental in establishing one of its kind laboratory for clinical skills and research in 2003, upgrading the Microanatomy Laboratory and facilities to conduct Computer Assisted Learning in Anatomy. Dr Bhuiyan took the initiative in the conversion of the lecture theatre 3 into an ‘e-classroom/ Digital Medical Lecture Theatre’ as a part of National Medical College Networking Project. The department also has become the hub of the activity of the Medical Education Technology Unit and FAIMER (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) institute. We would also like to place on record the meritorious services rendered to the department by Dr. CF Pereira, Dr. PM Mehta, Dr. R Rege, Dr. IM Mehta, Dr.MK Kadam, Dr. JL Shah, Dr. TS Ahuja and Dr. GN Hoskeri.

  • Body donation program has been implemented since 2005
  • Each student is given an unique e-mail id to facilitate e-learning
  • Learning resource materials are shared with the students
  • The lecture theatre 3 has been converted into an ‘e-classroom/ Digital Medical Lecture Theatre’ as a part of National Medical College Networking Project. This allows live streaming and web casting of lectures / programmes to other medical colleges.
  • The laboratory for clinical skills and research allows the clinicians and surgeons to hone their skills individually as well as through numerous collaborative workshops with the Department of Anatomy.
  • Biometric system attendance has been used to record the students attendance.
  • Use of innovative teaching learning aids such as Smartboard, Trinocular research microscope, tablet projection digital microscope, Takenote digital writing pad
  • Conducting UG and PG activities - Inter and intra collegiate quizzes, Seminars, Dhayagude Drawing Competition and Shirwalkar Competitive examination.
  • During Covid times, the department was successful in conducting online teaching via creation of google classroom; live Webinars and tutorials on google hangouts, google meet and Microsoft teams; large and small group discussions using student Whatsapp groups for learning and feedback.
  • When there was a sudden increase in the batch strength of students, the departmentaugmented the facilities to develop adequate infrastructure and resources to manage teaching smoothly.

  • Collaboration with clinical departments to make virtual skills learning modules
  • Procurement of virtual dissection table and/or dissection software to facilitate teaching learning process
  • Air-conditioning and up gradation of Dissection Hall and Microanatomy Laboratory
  • Upgradation of anatomy museum
  • Hosting state and national level conferences

  • GM Kurulkar orations are held every two years and distinguished speakers are invited to deliver the orations on various aspects of Anatomy
  • Anatomical Basis of Clinical Procedures workshop in 2005
  • State level workshop in Competency Based Curriculum in Living Anatomy in 2015
  • Azadi ka amrut mahotsav
  • Savitribai Phule birth anniversary celebration and presentations

  • The Department of Anatomy, Seth G S Medical College has started the process of body donation since 2005. General information about body is available at for your perusal.
  • Maceration tank is used for retrieval of bones

Courses offered

Sr. No Courses offered Intake of Students (for 2022)
1 I MBBS 250
2 MD Anatomy 00
3 I B.P.Th. 40
4 I B.O.Th. 40
5 ANM Nursing 80
6 I B.P.M.T 35
7 PhD (Anatomy) 03

Student activities

  • Seminar presentation as a part of Early Clinical Exposure
  • Dr. Dhayagude drawing competition
  • Dr. Shirwalkar general proficiency scholarship examination
  • Intercollegiate Anatomy Poster Competition
  • Electives- Museum technique, model making
  • Histology techniques and Age and gender determination from dry skull and mandible

Teaching schedule / Academic calendar

Workshops / CME:

During the year, the department conducted several collaborative programs with following clinical departments:

  1. Department of Surgery in May and December 2022
  2. Department of Orthopedics in July and December 2022
  3. Department of Plastic surgery in July 2022
  4. Department of ENT in September 2022
  5. Department of Neurosurgery in November 2022   


Dr. Rashmi Avinash Patil and Dr Praveen B Iyer bagged second position in poster presentation for the poster titled “Standardization of Practical Microanatomy in CBME Curriculum: A Pilot Study” at REMEMBRANCE MEET’ organised by Department of Anatomy, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai on 15.10.2022

The Department of Anatomy has following sections: Dissectional hall, Microanatomy laboratory, Genetics laboratory, Embryology laboratory, Neuroanatomy laboratory, Museum, Departmental library, Laboratory for clinical skills and research, Audio-visual rooms etc

The publications of the staff members of Department of Anatomy in the last five years (2018-2022)


  • Sarika H. Dakare& Pritha S. Bhuiyan. Morphometric Study of First Sacral Vertebra in Dry Human Sacra. Indian Journal of Anatomy. 2018; 7:183-187.
  • S.H. Sarika, P.S. Bhuiyan. A Morphological Study of Level of Bifurcation of Common Carotid Artery and Branches of External Carotid Artery in Adult Human Cadaver. Journal of the Anatomical Society of India. 2018; 65(2):162-165.
  • Smita Tapas, Lakshmi Rajgopal, Mangala Kohli. A Study of Abdominal Aorta and its Unpaired Branches in Cadavers. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research. 2018;7(4):266-274.
  • Shobha Gaikwad, Rajani Joshi. A Morphometric Study of the Thyroid Gland in Human Cadavers. International Journal of Anatomy and Research. 2018;6(4.1):5783-87.


  1. Thakre Bharat, Sarve Vaishali, Bhuiyan Pritha. A Study of the Shape, Height and Location of the Lingula in Dry Human Mandibles. Int J Anat Res 2019, Vol 7(4.2):7092-96. ISSN 2321-4287
  2. Chavan Yuvaraj, Telang Anjali. Reflection of Cultural Diversity in Issues of Dying and Death. INARCH (Bulletin of GSMC MUHS UNESCO Bioethics Unit) October 2019; 27-28.
  3. Patil Dhaval, Anturlikar VS. A Study of the Diameter of Femoral Artery in Cadavers. International Journal of Anatomy 2019; 11(3): 59-61.
  1. Labbai Juned, Tapiyawala Kruti. Morphometric Analysis of Distal End of Dry Adult Human Fibulae. International Journal of Current Research and Review, June 2019;  11(12): 7-10.
  2. Labbai Juned. Morphometric Study of Proximal End of Dry Adult Tibiae.
  3. International Journal of Basic and Applied Research, June 2019; 9(7):352 -362.
  4. Parvez Chowki, Rashmi Patil. Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae- Occurence and Significance. International Journal of Current Research and Review, November 2019;11(22).


  1. Ranjan P, Bhuiyan PS. A study of Relation of Recurrent Muscular Branch of Median Nerve to Flexor Retinaculum in Cadavers. MedPulse – International Journal of Anatomy. January 2020; 13(1): 24-25.
  2. Ranjan P, Bhuiyan PS. A study of Variation in Median Nerve Formation in Cadavers. International Journal of Anatomy and Research. 2020; 8(1.3):7395-98.
  3. Dakare S. Bhuiyan PS. A Morphometric Study of Volume of Caudal Space and Sacral Canal in Dry Human Sacra. International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology. Feb - April 2020; 34(2): 07-09
  4. Iyer P, Telang A. Impact of Online Teaching and Assessment on Teachers and Students of Medicine and Allied Health Science Courses during COVID-19 Pandemic. Inarch 2020: Bulletin of GMU BIOETHICS UNIT
  5. YerolaviSikandarbanu, Patil Rashmi, Iyer Praveen. Awareness of E-learning amongst Medical Teachers. MedPulse International Journal of Anatomy. June 2020, 14(3).


  1. Iyer Praveen. Blended programmatic assessment for competency-based curricula: Is it the way forward? J Postgrad Med. 2021 Jan-Mar; 67(1):4-5. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_1378_20. PMID: 33565470; PMCID: PMC8098881.
  2. Patil Rashmi, Chowki Parvez. Comparison of Human Renal Arteries in Cadavers and in Computed Tomography Scans – A Morphometric Study. Journal of Anatomical Society of India. 2021; 70:233-238.
  3. Chowki Parvez A, Patil Rashmi A. Morphological Comparative Study Of Human Renal Arteries In Cadavers And In Computed Tomography Scans. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine. 2021; 12: 18-21
  4. Telang Anjali, Iyer Praveen. A Brief Glimpse of Evolution of Informed Consent from Ancient to Modern Times. INARCH (GSMC Bioethics Annual Bulletin) 2021. Pp 6-9.


  1. Refli Fernandes, Vaishali Anturlikar, Dhaval Patil. A Study of Toxic Effects of Formalin on Health of First Year Medical and Dental Students. International Journal of Anatomy, Radiology and Surgery2022 Jan, Vol-11(1): AO48-AO5010.7860/IJARS/2022/48908.2750
  2. Dr Telang Anjali, Dr Iyer Praveen. Opportunities in the New Undergraduate Medical Education Programme for the Indian Medical Graduate to Become Socially Responsible. INARCH (GSMC Bioethics Annual Bulletin) 2022. Pp 8-9
  3. Dr Patil Rashmi Avinash. Scimitar Syndrome: Embryological and Clinical significance – A Case Report. Presented at 10th National Conference of Society of Clinical Anatomists Conference held Government Doon Medical College, Dehradun from 26th -28th May 2022
  4. Dr. Patil Rashmi Avinash. Congenital Chylothorax- A case report. Presented poster at 69th National Conference of Anatomical Society of India held at Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences from 8th to 11th Dec 2022

The following are the on-going projects for the year 2023

  • Models, Display of Bones and X rays and Living anatomy by Dr. Kishor Khushale
  • Online Programmatic Assessment to Supplement Traditional Formative Assessment in Anatomy for Phase I MBBS Students by Praveen Iyer
  • Integrated assessment for medical students by Dr. Rashmi Patil
  • A Morphometric study of atlas by Dr. SikandarbanuYerolavi
  • A morphological study of patella by Dr. Harish Gaikwad
  • A new method of preparing dry bones from embalmed cadavers by Dr. Rajneesh Pandey
  • A morphological study of quadriceps femoris by Abhijeet Dhende
  • A morphological study of tibia by Dr. Anjali Telang
  • A morphologic and morphometric study of rectus sheath by Dr. Dhaval Patil
  • A morphological and morphometrical study of menisci by Dr. Sarita Margam

The following are the activities done for the community in the year 2023

  • Body donation lecture at Pooj Sindhi Punjabi Panchyayat Chembur in November 2022
  • Organized and Conducted Street Play by Nursing students on Body Donation which bagged 1st prize in June 2022

Academic Programmes

Dean’s Address to first MBBS students

White Coat Oath Ceremony

MCI foundation course, Early Clinical Exposure and AETCOM Module

Audio-Visual Demonstration

Trinocular Research Microscope Session

Online Teaching Sessions

Quizzes, Scholarships and Seminars



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