SMVMCH in Pondicherry was established in 2006 with an aim to excel in the fields of medical education, training and research.The department is involved in medical teaching and training at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department of Anatomy is approved by the Pondicherry University which imparts teaching and training programs in human anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, nursing, M.Sc students of Biochemistry .The Department has adequate number of teaching faculty as per MCI norms. All the faculty members have undergone periodical Faculty Development Programmes. They participate and present research papers in conferences and workshops to update their knowledge.The faculty members of the department have published articles in various national and international indexed journals. The department has a well equipped Research lab with research microscopes . The department encourages under graduate students to take up short term student projects under ICMR. They are motivated to participate in various quiz programmes and they win prizes. The undergraduate and postgraduates have won gold medals and university ranks.

Name Designation
Dr.K.V.P.Suriyakumari Professor & Head
Dr.Deepa Somanath Assistant Professor
Dr.N.Suresh Assistant Professor
Dr.N.A.Priyadharashini Assistant Professor
Mrs.R.Sudha Tutor

i.Museum – The departmental museum is well-equipped with sufficient number of wet specimens, arranged region-wise with footnotes, dry specimens, Models including Neuroanatomy, Photographs, Charts and Torso.

ii.Histology lab : Histology lab is provided with adequate number of seating arrangements.

Self-illuminated microscopes are provided for individual students with sufficient number of slides for a detailed study.

iii.Research lab : Research is lab is equipped with Binocular Research microscopes, Instruments for preparation of histology slides like microtome, hot air oven etc.

  1. Audio-visually aided Demo rooms are available with LCD projectors, OHP for small group teaching.
  2. Departmental library is provided with sufficient number of recent edition of books in all branches of anatomy arranged category wise with adequate seating facility for reading.
  3. Dissection hall: Dissection hall is provided with good lighting and ventilation with exhaust fans to accommodate 150 medical students. Adequate number of cadavers for dissection is available. Dissection tables with seating arrangements are provided.

 Displayillustrating various regions are provided to aid students during dissection learning.

Facilities for embalming of cadavers is available along with storage facilities like Cold storage and Tanks.

Prosected specimens are prepared in the dissection hall with the help of instruments like Band saw. Bone bank is available for the students to encourage detailed learning of osteology in the dissection hall.

Under-Graduates

Semester Day Time
1st Monday to Friday 10.40am – 11.40am (Theory)
11.40 am – 1.30 pm (Gross anatomy practical)
Wednesday and Thursday 11.40 am -1.30 pm (Histology practical)
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm (Osteology)
 2nd Saturday  4th Saturday
5th Saturday
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
10.40 am – 11.40 am
10.30 am – 01.30 pm
2nd Monday to Friday 10.40am – 11.40am (Theory)
11.40 am – 1.30 pm (Gross anatomy practical)
Wednesday and Thursday 11.40 am -1.30 pm (Histology practical)
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm (Osteology)
 2nd Saturday  4th Saturday
5th Saturday
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
10.40 am – 11.40 am
10.30 am – 01.30 pm

First MBBS students are trained by Didactic lectures, Small group teaching for histology, osteology, radiological anatomy, embryology and surface marking.

Periodical vertical and horizontal integrated teaching programs are conducted . Seminars on selected topics are conducted.

MCQ tests are conducted as a part of internal assessment examinations to enable them to undergo EXIT examination.

Post-Graduates

Day I week II week III week IV week
Monday Prosection Prosection Prosection Prosection
Tuesday Journals club Journals club
Friday Seminar Seminar

Post graduates are well-trained in the subject by department faculty. Periodical seminars, journal clubs in recent advances and prosections are conducted. They are trained in teaching the MBBS students by Table teaching in dissection hall, Small group teaching like Osteology classes, Histology practicals. They are trained to handle Nursing classes.

They undergo periodical assessment examinations in theory and practicals.

The PGs are trained to prepare histological slides with the help of research lab.

  • Shalini, Rajasekar SS, K.V.P.Suriyakumari. Zaltoprofen induces histological changes in albino rat liver .Eur.j.Anat. 2013 17(2):123-126.
  • Shalini, K.V.P.Suriyakumari .Third head of gastrocnemius-a case report.National journal of clinical anatomy 2013; 2(3):166-68.
  • V.P.Suriyakumari,Udayakumar,Panneerselvam A.Sildenafil citrate induced histological changes in liver of albino mice.International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research Apr 2015; 3(3): 94-98.
  • H.Dilip kumar,K.V.P.Suriyakumari.Variations of the intercostobrachial nerve-a series of case reports. International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2015; 3(4):114-116.
  • V.P.Suriyakumari, R Udayakumar,D Savitha.Trace element and light microscopic studies on testis of albino rats treated with Sildenafil citrate(Caverta).IJAR 2015;3(2):1168-72.
  • V.P.Suriyakumari, R Udayakumar. Histological studies on testis of albino mice treated with Sildenafil citrate.IJBAMS 2015; 5(3):77-82.
  • V.P.Suriyakumari,Udayakumar,Anurag Sood. Optical Microscopic Analysis of Liver of Sildenafil Citrate Treated Albino Rats. Indian Journal of Basic & Applied Medical Research 2015; 4(3):431-434. K.V.P.Suriyakumari
  • Udayakumar, T.Ruba. Histological investigations on kidney of Sildenafil Citrate (Edegra) treated albino mice. Int J anat res 2016; 4(1):1977-80.
  • V.P.Suriyakumari, R.Udayakumar, Sonia Patricia D´Souza .Light microscopic analysis of kidney of Sildenafil Citrate (Caverta) treated albino rats. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci; 2016; 4(3B):732-735.
  • Sagnik Roy, Niveditha Roy. Histogenesis of Olfactory Bulbs in Human Foetus International Journal of Biological & Medical Research 2013; 3(1): 1561-1564.
  • Sagnik Roy, Niveditha Roy. Human Foetal Stomach : a morphological study National Journal of Clinical Anatomy 2013;2(2):75-81.
  • Sagnik Roy, Niveditha Roy. Histogenesis of gastric mucosa in human foetal stomach. National Journal of Clinical Anatomy 2016; 5(2):70-77.
  • Deepa S, Sowmya PS. Comparative adverse effects of aceclofenac and celecoxib on liver of wistar albino rats. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2014; 3(3): 303-7.
  • Srivastava S, Rajasekar SS, Deepa S. Congenital Diaphragmatic anomalies- case review. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2014; 3(3): 280- 4.
  • Somanath Deepa, Rajasekar SS.Anatomical study of the sacral hiatus.International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2014; 3(1): 31-5.
  • Somanath Deepa, Rajasekar SS.Series of vertebral synostosis-clinically implied. International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2014; 3(1): 36-40.
  • Shivali S, Deepa S, Rajasekar SS. Unilateral Palatal Pizza Burn- A case report. International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2014; 3(1): 61-3.
  • Somanath Deepa, Shivali Srivastava, Rajasekar SS. Lumbosacral transitional anomaly- a case report.International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2014; 3(1): 206-8.
  • Deepa Somanath.Variation in the branching pattern of facial artery:Premasseteric artery. Int J Anat Res 2015; 3(1): 828-30.
  • Somanath Deepa, Shivali Srivastava, Rajasekar SS. Experience in anatomy Lab- An analysis in Preclinical students.International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research 2014; 3(2): 117-21.
  • Deepa Somanath, Shivali Srivastava. Anomalous left vertebral artery from arch of aorta-A thought for surgeons? Int J Anat Res 2015; 3(1): 861-64.
  • Deepa Somanath, Shivali Srivastava.Bilateral occurence of the vestigial muscle Psoas minor. Int J Anat Res 2015; 3(1): 963-65.
  • Deepa Somanath, R.Sudha.Morphometry Of Occipital Condyles In Craniovertebral Surgeries.IJAR 2017;5(1);3552-55.
  • Stephen dayal, Thuslima Mohamed, Suresh narayanan and Nachiket Shankar.Left sided diaphragmatic hernia in Indian cadaver – an aetiological conundrum. Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular research 2014;30(3):235–236.
  • Suresh narayanan, Thuslima Mohamed and Nachiket Shankar .Cord centrality and eccentricity indices of the placenta and their associations. Journal of morphological sciences 2015;32(3):216–18.
  • Murugan M. S, R. S, Bhargavan R. Clinical Significance of an Unusual Variation: Anomalous additional belly of the sternothyroid muscle. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J 2016;16(4):e491-4.
  • Narayanan S, Murugan S. Association of high carotid bifurcation and thyrolinguofacial trunk: a rare variation. Anat Sci Int 2018; 93(2):307-310
  • Narayanan S, Murugan S. Bifurcation of brachial artery into a common radial–interosseous trunk and superficial ulnar artery: a rare variation. Anat Sci Int 2018; 93(3): 400-403
  • Marimuthu N, Narayanan S, Suriyakumari KVP. Morphometric analysis of lumbar pedicle and its role in degenerative changes. IJAR 2018;6(3):5431-35
  • Phalgunan V, Narayanan S.Morphometric evaluation of occipital condyles for safe transcondylar approach through skull base. National journal of clinical anatomy2018;7(2):78-84
  • Priyadharshini NA,parkash chand,Vishnu bhatt B.Can single cell gel electrophoresis [comet assay] predict the outcome in neonatal sepsis? NJCA2018;7(2):153-56.
  • Priyadharshini NA,parkash chand,Vishnu bhattB ,Ramachandra Rao R. Assessment of DNA damage in term neonates with sepsis by comet assay Curr.pediatr.Res 2013;18(1):15-17.
Name of the Post graduate Batch University exam medal
Dr.R.Shalini  2011-2013 Gold
Dr.M.Nithya 2015-2018 Gold
Name of the Under graduate Batch University exam medal
A.Arulselvan 2009 1st
M.Nisha 2018 1st

Pass Percentage:

Year Percentage (%)
2013 95
2014 89
2015 99
2016 85
2017 95
2018 97
S.No. Date Nature of the Program Programme
1 20.06.16 Museum visit Plus one and plus two students (150) of Govt. Girls higher secondary school, Valavanur,Villupuram.
2 11.07.16 Museum visit
Class six to nine students (150) of Govt. Girls higher secondary school,Valavanur
3 09.08.16 Body donation awareness program Pamphlets were issued to the public to create awareness regarding body donation
4 23.09.16 Anatomia Grandis Inter college Quiz program
5 21.10.16 Guest Lecture “Facial Nerve” by Dr.K.Suba Ananthi
6 26.11.16 Interdepartmental Seminar “Varicose vein” by Dr.N.S.Kannan,M.S.
7 08.11.17 Museum visit Plus one and two students (150) of Panchayath union middle school,Valavanur.
  1. Museum of Department of Anatomy was visited by Plus one and plus two class (150) students of Govt. Girls higher secondary school, Valavanur on 20.06.16.
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  3. Museum of Department of Anatomy was visited by class six to nine (150) students of Govt. Girls higher secondary school,Valavanur on 11.07.16.
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  5. A programme on “Body donation awareness” was conducted in the campus of SMVMCH on 09.08.2016. Pamphlets were issued to the public to create awareness regarding body donation. PHOTO:Anatomy –
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  7. Inter college quiz in Anatomy “ Anatomia Grandis” was conducted on 23.09.2016 with the participation of 75 groups with 3 in each. First and third prizes were won by JIPMER, Pondicherry. second prize was won by IGMC, Pondicherry. Fourth prize was won by SMVMCH, Pondicherry.
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  9. Guest Lecture was conducted on 21.10.16, entitled “Facial Nerve” by Dr.K.Suba Ananthi, Associate Professor of Anatomy, IGMC & RI. This programme was collaborated with ENT workshop on “Cadaveric laparoscopic surgery of middle ear”.
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  11. An Interdepartmental Seminar was conducted on 26.11.2016 by Dr.N.S.Kannan,M.S, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, SMVMCH on the topic of “Varicose vein”. Anatomical basis of varicose vein was explained by Mr.M.Senthilmurugan, Tutor, Dept of Anatomy, SMVMC&H. The programme was attended by faculty of other departments, PGs, Interns & Students.
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  13. Museum of Department of Anatomy was visited by Plus one and two class (150) students of Panchayath union middle school , Valavanur on 08.11.17.
Year Name Designation Institute Email ID
2011-13 Dr.R.Shalini Assistant professor K.A.P. Viswanatham Medical College, Trichy liniram80@yahoo.com
2011-13 Dr.Adline Misba Assistant professor Govt Stanley medical college, Chennai adlinemisba@gmail.com
2012-15 Dr.T.H.Dilip Kumar Assistant professor Chengalpattu medical college,Chengalpattu doctdilip@yahoo.com
2012-15 Dr.G.Sundar Assistant professor Govt Vellore medical college, Vellore drgsundar77@gmail.com
2013-16 Dr.Shivali Srivastava Family physician and Centre Incharge Wellspring Pvt Ltd, Andheri Kurla Community medical centre,Mumbai srivastava shimi@gmail.com
2015-18 Dr.M.Nithya —– —— drnnithya311@gmail.com