Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse. It is the application of medical knowledge to the investigation of crime,  particularly in establishing the causes of injury or death and thus helps in the administration of law and justice.


Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology was established in 2002 in the ground floor of Medical College building. Prof Dr C Radhakrishnan,  who was the former Police surgeon and former Principal of Kottayam Medical College was the first head of the department and the successor was Dr V. T Augusty followed by Dr V.P Gupta later. The department is presently headed by Professor Dr Satheesh Babu

Department Activities

Our Facilities


The department museum displays photos,  charts,  X-rays, wet specimen,  plant poisons, venomous and non-venomous snakes,  clay models,  skeleton,  bones and weapons including sharp weapons,  blunt weapons,  firearms and cartridges. Demonstration room,  practical hall and research room are also available


The department library has more than 120 text books and several journals. A state of the art autopsy hall with facilities for conducting medicolegal autopsies and cold chamber to preserve dead bodies are available.

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