Overview

The department of Forensic Medicine is situated on the third floor, east wing of the medical college building with adequate space as per MCI norms. The department is currently providing training for the undergraduate students (III, IV and V semesters of II MBBS) in various forensic aspects in the field of medicine to make the students competent enough to handle all the medico-legal issues in their medical practice.

HOD Profile

Prof.Dr.Rajendrakumar.N.Kagne did his under-graduation in Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College in the year 1990. He completed his Post-graduation (MD) in 1994from the Goverment Medical College, Aurangabad.

He worked as lecturer in GMC, Aurangabad & GMC, Nanded from 1995 to 2001 for 7 years. He then got promoted as associate professor at GMC, Nanded, where he worked till 2003 then joined in SVNGC, Yawatmal 2003 to 2004, later worked in GMC, Aurangabad from 2004 to 2007. In the year 2007 he joined Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College as Professor and Head of the Department. Since then he is serving as Professor & Head of the Department in the college. He is also holding the post of Dean (Academic) from 2016 onwards.

He is interested in academics and ethics. He is the head of the ethics committee of the college and various other committees. He is member of various selection committee in various other colleges like JIPMER. He has organized many CME’s, Workshops and Guest Lectures for a diverse group of people including police, lawyers and doctors.

Vision

  • To impart the knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, code of ethics and evidence based scientific approach to manage medico legal issues.

Mission

  • To provide understanding of medico legal issues in medical practice.
  • To provide understanding of code of conduct and medical ethics.
  • To provide knowledge to manage medical and legal issues in case of poisoning / overdose.
  • To provide knowledge for understanding of the rational approach to the investigation of crime based on scientific and legal principles.

Program Specific Outcomes

UG – Department of Forensic Medicine

Generic outcome

To produce a physician who is well informed about medico legal 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 civil/criminal matters and connected medico legal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.

Program Specific Outcome

1. Understanding of medico-legal responsibilities of physicians in primary and secondary care settings.

2. Understanding of the rational approach to the investigation of crime, based on scientific and legal principles

3. Ability to manage medical and legal issues in case of poisoning / overdose.

4. Understanding the medico-legal framework of medical practice and medical negligence.

5. Understanding of codes of conduct and medical ethics.

PG – (M.D) Department of Forensic Medicine

A post graduate student, upon successfully qualifying in the M.D (Forensic Medicine) examination, should be able to

1. Become an expert in Forensic Medicine.

2. Identify and define medico-legal problems as they emerge in the community and work to resolve such problems by planning, implementing, evaluating and modulating Medico- legal services.

3. Undertake medico-legal responsibilities and discharge medico-legal duties in required settings.

4. Keep abreast with all recent developments and emerging trends in Forensic Medicine, Medical Ethics and the law.

5. Deal with general principles and practical problems related to forensic, clinical, emergency, environmental, medico-legal and occupational aspects of toxicology.

6. Deal with medico-legal aspects of Psychiatry, mental health and drug addiction.

7. Impart education in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology to under-graduate and post- graduate students with the help of modern teaching aids.

8. Assess the students’ knowledge and skills in the subject of Forensic Medicine.

9. Oriented to research methodology and conduct of research in the subject.

Faculty List

Name of the Faculty Designation
Dr. R. N. Kagne Professor
Dr. Ramaswamy Sr. Res
Dr. Manjusha Senior Resident
Dr. Monisha C Senior Resident
Dr. R Sneha Preethi Senior Resident
Dr. S Kiran Selva Tutor
Dr. S Sathish Tutor

Facilities

  • Department Infra-structure: The department has modern amenities with well-planned, spacious and furnished faculty rooms. The departmental office is equipped with computers and broadband internet facility. The Wi-Fi internet facility is also available for laptops, tablets & mobile for the entire faculties.
  • Department Museum: Museum is one of the well planned and furnished sections in the department. It contains good collection of wet specimens mounted in glass jars. The catalogues arranged along with specimens are available to students for self-learning. Museum also contains huge collection of poisons, weapons, skeletal remains. Poisons & weapons are displayed in glass cupboards. The corridor of the department is filled with informative charts and photographs of forensic importance.
  • Practical halls & Library: The practical hall is spacious and contains all the necessary materials for practical learning. The department research laboratory is well equipped with facilities for academic research activities. The departmental library cum seminar room contains good collection of books to update and for reference. There are two demo rooms with OHP, LCD projectors. Each demo room can accommodate comfortably about 75 students.
  • Department Motuary: The department has a separate mortuary block towards the south side of the hospital building. It is well maintained & equipped with autopsy room and cold storage. The autopsy room is provided with two dissection tables with a well-equipped organ dissecting table and electric saw. The autopsy room has open gallery for students to observe the procedure. There are four cold storage units with (4+4+2+2) cabinets for preserving 12 dead bodies at a time.

Academics

Undergraduate Training

III & IV Semester Schedule Timings
Thursday of every week Theory class 08:30 am – 09:30 am
Saturday of II and IV week Theory class 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Tuesday of every week Practical class (A Batch) 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Wednesday of every week Practical class (B Batch) 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
4th Friday of every month IA Exam 08:45am – 10:15 am
V Semester Schedule Timings
Tuesday of every week Tutorial class (A Batch) 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Wednesday of every week Tutorial class (B Batch) 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
2nd& 4th Monday of every month IA Exam 08:45am – 10:45 am

Postgraduate Training:

Teaching schedule

Weekly Schedule Activity Timings
Monday of every week Seminar 08:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday of every week Journal Club 08:30 am – 10:30 am
Friday of every week Case Discussion 08:30 am – 10:30 am
4th Friday of every month IA Exam 08:45am – 10:15 am

Research

Articles published from the department

  • Ananda Reddy, Sengottuvel P, Balaraman R,Strategic analysis of electrocution fatalities in rural south india observed in a year. Int J Cur Res 2014;6(17):9-12
  • Ananda Reddy, Balaraman R, Sengottuvel P, Accidental electrocution fatalities in Puducherry: A 3-year retrospective study.Int J of Medical Science and public health 2015;4(1):48-52
  • Naveen N, Madhuvardhana T, Arun M, Balakrishna Rao A J, Kagne R N. Profile of suicidal poisoning in puducherry area.Int J of recent trends in science and technology 2015;(14)1:76-79
  • Naveen N, Madhuvardhana T, Arun M, Balakrishna Rao A J, Kagne R N. Profile of Road Traffic Accident cases in a Tertiary care Hospital. Int J of recent trends in science and technology 2015;(14)1:63-67
No Name of faculty Year Publications
1 Dr. R.N. Kagne 2013 – 2014 Primary multicentric hepatocellular carcinoma- an incidental finding at autopsy. International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, Volume 9(1), Nov 2013:33-35. Arun M, Reddy A, Kagne R. N, Sowmya S, Balaraman R.
2014 – 2015 Profiling of two wheeler related fatal accident cases autopsied at the union territory of India, Volume11(2); 2014 200-204, Kagne RN, Reddy A, Balaraman R, Sivaraman V, Diwakar S
Demographic profile and pattern of injuries in autopsied fatal electrocution cases in Union Territory of India, Volume 11(3), July 2014; 331-334, Kagne Rn, Reddy A, Balaraman R
Profile of suicidal poisoning in puducherry area, Volume 14(1) February 2015; 76-79, Kagne RN, Balakrishna Rao AJ, Arun M, MAdhuvarthana T, Naveen N
2015 – 2016 Profile of Road Traffic Accident cases in a Tertiary care Hospital., Volume 14(1) February 2015; 63-67, Kagne RN, Balakrishna Rao AJ, Arun M, MAdhuvarthana T, Naveen N
2016 – 2017 Profile of Acute Poisoning Fatalities at Puducherry, Volume 16 (1), January 2016; 185 -190, Kagne RN, Reddy A, Aridoss Senthilkumaran, Balalraman R, Kumaran M
2019 – 2020 Profile of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents at Puducherry” -An Autopsy based Study
2 Dr. Ananda Reddy 2013 – 2014 Primary multicentric hepatocellular carcinoma- an incidental finding at autopsy. International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and technology, Volume 9(1), Nov 2013:33-35. Arun M, Reddy A, Kagne R. N, Sowmya S, Balaraman R.
2014 – 2015 Ananda Reddy. Kagne R.N. Balaraman R. Sivaraman V. Diwakar S. Profiling of two wheeler related fatal accident cases autopsied at the union territory of India-Puducherry.Int J.of Recent Trends in Science and Technology. June 2014;11(2):200-204
Ananda Reddy. Balaraman R. Kagne R.N. Demographic profile and pattern of injuries in autopsied fatal electrocution cases in Union Territory of India. Int. J of Recent Trends in Science and Technology.June 2014;11(2)
2016 -2017 Reddy, Ananda, Aridoss, Senthilkumaran, Kagne R. N, Balaraman R, Kumaran M. Profile of Acute Poisoning Fatalities at Puducherry, Southern India. June 2016;16(1):185-190
Reddy, Ananda; Tejas J.; Balaraman R. Strategic Analysis of Injuries and Causes of Death in Fatal Two Wheeled Vehicle Accidents–An Autopsy Oriented Study in Southern India. Medico legal update Jan-Jun2016;16(1):107-113
2017 – 2018 Reddy, Ananda; G. N., Pramod Kumar; R. G., Hemanth Kumar; Balaraman R.Demographic Profile of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents among Under 30 Years in Union Territory of Pondicherry. Medico legal update Jan-Jun2017;17(1):163-167
3. Dr. R. Ganesh 2015 – 2016 Victimo-Epidemiological Profile of Violent Asphyxial Deaths, Volume 2 (1) March 2015 ; 29-34, Shankar M Bakkannavar, Pradeep Kumar G, Vinod C Nayak, Ganesh Rajendiran, Swati Chhikara, Somshekhar Sharma
4. Dr. Arun. M 2013 – 2014 Arun M, Reddy A, Kagne R.N. Sowmya S. Balaraman R. Primary Multicentric Hepatocellular Carcinoma An Incidental Finding at Autopsy – A Case report. Int. J of Recent Trends in Science and Technology ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSB 2249 – 8109, 2013;9(1)33-35
5. Dr. Madhuvarthana. T 2013 – 2014 Madhuvardhana T, Naveen N, Arun M, Balakrishna Rao A J, Kagne R N. Profile of Road Traffic Accident cases in a Tertiary care Hospital. Int J of recent trends in science and technology Jan.2015;14(1):63-67
6. Dr. Naveen. N 2013 – 2014 Naveen N, Madhuvardhana T, Arun M, Balakrishna Rao A J, Kagne R N. Profile of suicidal poisoning in puducherry area.Int J of recent trends in science and technology Jan.2015;(14)1:76-79
7 Dr. Arun Prakash K.S 2015 – 2016 Arun Praksh KS, Anandha Reddy, Balaraman R, Epidemiological study of fatal snake bite cases in rural Pondicherry, Volume 16(1): January 2016; 88
8 Dr. Visnurajkumar J 2015 – 2016 Visnurajkumar J, Kumaran M, Arun Prakash K S, Arun M. Profiling of medico legal cases attending casualty at Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Puducherry, Volume 3(2): February 2016; 171-173
9 Dr. Shreen. R 2018 – 2019 “CURRENT PRACTICES AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECTS OF PREOPRATIVE CONSENT”
10 Dr. Ramasamy. R 2018 – 2019 “PRACTICE OF DOCUMENTATION AT CASUALTY OF TERITARY CARE HOSPITAL – AN INTERVENTIONAL STUDY”.
11 Dr. R. Janarthanan 2020 Study of pattern of Rib fracture in victim of two wheelers due to road traffic accidents – autopsy based study
12 Dr. Venkateshwaran 2022

“Acute aortic syndrome in Marfan case with the rarest association of patent ductus arteriosus encountered during the medicolegal autopsy: A case report.” Fatal Violent discipline in children

Dignified management of dead during COVID -19 pandemic – A commentary review

AN UNUSUAL COMBINATION OF SODOMY AND ASPHYXIA IN A YOUNG MALE, AN ARISING MATTER OF CONCERN IN THE CURRENT LAW

13 Dr. Ramaswamy. N 2022 e‑Thrombosis: occupation‑specific hazard in electronic information and technology professionals.An autopsy report with a diagnostic clinical profile on fatal overdose of life‑saving iron supplement

Awards

Name of the Post graduate Year University exam medal
Dr. T. Madhu Vardhana 2012-2015 Gold medal
Dr. P. Sengottuvel 2013-2016 Gold medal

Events

29.06.2016 – Quiz Programme

PG Alumini

Name & Department MCI Reg. No Mobile Number & Email Id Current Status
Dr.Naveen. N M.D (Forensic Medicine) 95638 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr. Madhu Vardhana. T M.D (Forensic Medicine) 83127 9994908281 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr. Arun. M M.D (Forensic Medicine) 94372 9790532223 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr. Arun Prakash. K.S M.D (Forensic Medicine) 93000 9842292308 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr.Visnu Rajakumar. J M.D (Forensic Medicine) 96469 9444052178 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr. Sengottuvel, M.D (Forensic Medicine), 86852 9659436906 [email protected] Associate Professor
Dr.Joe David Anton M.D (Forensic Medicine) 102863 9962363631 [email protected] Asst. Professor
Dr. R. Shreen M.D (Forensic Medicine) 112003 7708566929 [email protected] Asst. Professor
Dr. R. Ramasamy M.D. (Forensic Medicine) 104463 9597434962 [email protected] Asst. Professor

Details of Employer with Contact Details

SNo. Student Name Batch Employer Details
1. Dr. Naveen. N, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9600341410 Email : [email protected] 2013 Associate Professor Chengalpattu Govt. Medical College, Chengalpattu.
2. Dr. T. Madhu Vardhana, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9994908281 Email : [email protected] 2013 Associate Professor Govt. Villupuram Medical College, Mundiyampakkam, Villupuram District
3 Dr. Arun. M, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9790532223 Email : [email protected] 2013 Associate Professor Govt. Villupuram Medical College, Mundiyampakkam, Villupuram District
4 Dr. Arun Prakash. K.S, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9842292308 Email : [email protected] 2014 Associate Professor Tagore Medical College, Chennai
5 Dr. Visnu Rajakumar. J, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9444052178 Email : [email protected] [email protected] 2014 Assistant Professor, Royapet Govt. Medical College, Chennai
6 Dr. Sengottuvel, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9659436906 Email : [email protected] 2014 Assistant Professor, Karur Govt.Medical College, Karur.
7 Dr.Joe David Anton, M.D (Forensic Medicine), Phone : 9962363631 Email : [email protected] 2015 Assistant Professor, MGMC& RI , Puducherry.
8 Dr. R. Shreen, M.D (Forensic Medicine) Phone :7708566929 Email : [email protected] 2016 Assistant Professor SLIMS, Pudhucherry.
9 Dr. R. Ramasamy, M.D (Forensic Medicine ) Phone : 9597434962 Email :[email protected] 2016 Assistant Professor Vels Medical College, Chennai.