About the Department

The subject of Anatomy introduces students to the study of structure and internal architecture of tissues and organs of the human body, and forms the basis for the study of medical sciences.

The Department has well designed two dissection halls and well equipped histology laboratory, in addition it has well furnished demonstration rooms and spacious research laboratory.

A large museum of the Department which exhibits wide range of dissected specimens, charts, bones, joints, models, X-rays and CT & MRI films form the main core of content.

The Department also has the Body Donation Society office. The people from local and nearby districts tender the application forms by pledging the whole body to be taken by the college after their death, for training the students and for research purposes.



Head of the Department

Dr. Subhash K. Deshpande, working as Professor and Head of the Department. He is interested in developing the Department in Histology section, Museum and initiation to start Cadaveric laboratory and genetic laboratory.


Teaching Program

For the undergraduate teaching and training region wise didactic lectures, demonstrations with dissection of cadavers are arranged. Periodical class tests and three internal assessment examinations, both in theory and practical, are conducted regularly. For the postgraduate teaching and training, periodical seminars, journal clubs and PG lectures are arranged. Cadavers are given to each of the postgraduate student for complete dissection of the body.

  • Teaching faculty has adopted certain newer measures like small group teaching, Viva-voce discussions, and model based teaching.
  • Integrated teaching is being carried out by both vertical and horizontal integration
  • Use of effective AV Aids– including live demo of dissection steps routinely followed by hands on participation by the students.
  • Museum specimens and mannequins are promoted as additional learning tool.


Workshops, CME and Conferences

  1. Cadaveric neck dissection workshop conducted in association with SDM College of Dental Sciences on 10th  -12th  March 2016
  2. 20th ACRSI fellowship course in Colo-Proctology conducted in association with Department of Surgery of SDM College of Medical Sciences and hospital on 4th -8th April 2016
  3. CME- On 1st September 2012, organized CME on “Molecular Genetics-Basics  Beyond” – Guest Speakers Dr. Pramod B Gai and Dr. Suymindra Kulkarni . 150 delegates from the various departments of SDM Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy & Nursing College attended. 
  4. CONFERENCE- Department of Anatomy, SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad organized 16th KCACON, 16th State level Karnataka Chapter of Anatomists Annual Conference on 22nd,23rd &24th; of August 2014, Theme-“ Matrix For Newer Medical Trends” 


  1. The study of relation between the gestational age of human foetuses and diaphyseal length of femur using ultrasonography Chaithra Rao B R, Sunkeswari Sreepadma International journal of anatomy and research 5 (1), 3342-3349 Jan 2017
  2. Anatomical variation of digastric muscle and its clinical implications. Chaithra Rao B R, Sunkeswari Sreepadma. International journal of anatomy and research 4 (3), 2882-2885 Sep 2016
  3. Dr. Manisha Chougule - A Cross Sectional Study of Normal Variations of Sphenoid Sinus through CT-Scan in North Karnataka, India. International Journal of Anatomy, Radiology & Surgery; July 2016, Vol-5(3):AO26-AO30.
  4. Dr. Manisha Chougule- Role Of Small Group Discussion In Comparison To Didactic Lecture In Improving Self Directed Learning Among First Year Medical Students. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; December 2015: Vol.-5, Issue- 1, P. 501-505
  5. Dr. Manisha Chougule-As a first Author, paper has got published in pubmed cited International journal. Title-“A Cross Sectional Study of Sphenoid Sinus through Gross & Endoscopic Dissection in North Karnataka, India.” Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, April 2014, Vol-8(4):AC01-AC05.
  6. Dr. Veena Kulkarni-Palmar Dermatoglyphics among gutkha chewers with and without oral submucous fibrosis in Journal of Medica Innovativa, June 2014, Vol:3, Issue:1
  7. Dr. Veena Kulkarni- Rare variations in the vascular pattern of the thyroid gland in International Journal of Anatomical Variations,2014:7;4-6
  8. Dr. A. V. Kulkarni -Journal of ‘Fetal & Pediatric Pathology’ 32:169-174’2013. ‘Chiari III Malformation’ A rare case with Review of Literature as a record author.
  9. Dr. Veena Kulkarni Third head of Biceps brachii associated with variations in vascular pattern of upper limb, in the Journal Anatomica Karnataka, December 2013 Vol:7.No:3
  10. Dr. Sunkeswari Sreepadma- “Third head of biceps brachi associated with variations in vascular pattern of upper limb” in the journal of Anatomica Karnataka. December 2013, Vol-7 No:3
  11. Dr. Veena Kulkarni Morphological variations of thyroid gland, in Journal of Medica Innovatica, December  2012, Vol:1, Issue:2
  12. Dr. Sunkeswari Sreepadma- “Morphological variations of thyroid gland” in the journal of Medica innovatica December 2012, Vol-1 Issue:2
  13. Dr. Sunkeswari Sreepadma- Bilateral Levator Glandulae Thyroidae with agenesis of isthmus of Thyroid gland Anatomica Karnataka Vol-6(2) Page 75-80 2012
  14. Dr. Roshni Sadashiv - Meckel’s Diverticulum with a persistent omphalomesenteric Artery – A case Report IJBR3(12)2012
  15. Dr. A.V.Kulkarni- Contributed 3 chapters in “ORBAN’S Oral Histology and Embryology” 13th Edition  2011, Elsevier Publication.
  16. Dr. Veena Kulkarni- Psuedoganglion along the lateral terminal branch of deep Peroneal nerve, in  Journal of Anatomica Karnataka, December 2011 Vol:5, No:3
  17. Dr. Roshni Sadashiv -Foramina on the Zygomatic bone: its clinical significance. Clin Ter 2011; 162(5):419-421
  18. Dr. Roshni Sadashiv - Reconstruction of femur length from its fragments accepted for publication in Indian Journal of Foxnsic Medicine & Toxicology 
  19. A Rare Case of Urachal Sinus. Sunkeswari  Sreepadma, BR Rao, J Ratkal, V Kulkarni, R Joshi. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR 9 (7), PD01-2  2015
  20. Fused ribs-A case report. Sunkeswari Sreepadma, BR Chaithra Rao, BN Nandini, V Kulkarni, R Joshi. Excelent Publishers 2015
  21. Occurrence of Q wave, QTC interval and QRS frontal axis during different trimesters of Pregnancy-A cross sectional study. BN Nandini, DG Shivakumar, A Manjunath, Sunkeswari Sreepadma. Int J Curr Res Aca Rev 2 (7), 79-88..2014
  22. Anomalous division of axillary artery–a case report. Sunkeswari Sreepadma, P Rathnakar. Anatomica Karnataka 5, 57-60.. 2011
  23. Effect of Gentamicin on the Proximal Convoluted Tubules of mice. SD Desai,Sunkeswari Sreepadma. Anatomica Karnataka 4 (2), 5-10  ..2010
  24. Study of carotico clinoid foramen in dry human skulls of north interior Karnataka.SD Desai, Sunkeswari Sreepadma. National journal of basic medical sciences 1 (2), 61-63 2010
  25. Effect of Gentamicin on the Proximal Convoluted Tubules of mice. SD Desai, Sunkeswari Sreepadma. Anatomica Karnataka 4 (2), 5-10 2010
  26. Unilateral absence of foramen transversarium of atlas vertebra- a rare case report.SD Desai, Sunkeswari Sreepadma. Anatomica Karnataka- An international journal 4 (1), 61-68 .. 2010
  27. Partial closure of right superior orbital fissure with narrow optic foramen. SD Desai, Sunkeswari SreepadmaInternational Journal of Anatomical Variations, 188-190 … 2010
  28. Evolving significance of palmar dermatoglyphics in childhood obesity. Malaysian journal of Microscopy. Veena Kulkarni Sunkeswari Sreepadma Aug 2015
  29. Urogenital Vascular anomalies with bilateral kinking of ureter.: A case report. Malaysian journal of medical sciences. Suresh Tadipi, Roshni Sadashiv, Sangeeta Muralidharan, and Maegyvear Pimid Nov 2015
  30. Formation of Superficial palmar arch: a cadaveric study with clinical significnce. IOSR journal of dental and medical sciences. Roshni Sadashiv 2014


  1. The study of Relations between Gestational age of Human Foetuses & Diaphyseal length of Humerus & femur using Ultrasonography- by Dr. Chaithra Rao B.R. 
    Guide - Dr. Ramachandra. N. kalghatgi
  2. Study of Structural Variations of Jugular Foramen in the dried Human Skulls of North Karnataka Region- byDr. Suresh Managutti
    Guide - Dr. Subhash. K. Deshpande
ICMR Projects:                                                                                                                  
  1. Dr. Veena Kulkarni STSICMR project titled “Morphological significance of Palmar Dermatoglyphics in childhood obesity”.


Dr. Subhash K. Deshpande
Professor & HOD
Dr. Arun V. Kulkarni
Dr. Veena V. Kulkarni
Dr. Sunkeswari Sreepadma
Associate Professor
Dr. Manisha S Chougule
Assistant Professor
Dr. Suresh Managutti
Assistant Professor
Dr. Mohan B. Alur
Dr. Parag M. Kirloskar
Dr. Shubadha K. Despande
Dr. Roshini Sadashiv




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