Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology was established in KIMS under MCI regulations on November 1960. Dr. B. Venkatnarayan Shetty had the honor to be the first Head of the Department. Since then, the department has made many leaps and bounds in the world of Forensic Medicine. Currently the privilege of being Professor and Head of the Department is to Dr. Gajanan. H. Nayak.


The activities carried out by the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology are Medico legal autopsy and other allied activities which help concerned authorities for dispensation of justice, the details of which are furnished below –

1) Post Mortem Examination— on an average, 1300 post mortem examinations are done every year for cases of road traffic accidents, dowry deaths, hospital deaths, poisoning deaths, assault cases etc.

2) Skeletal Remains— Examination of skeletal remains—age, sex, injuries etc. is carried out in the department for identification of victim and cause of death.

3) Expert Opinion— Expert opinion is given by this department on request from concerned authorities regarding cause of death, post mortem examinations, skeletal remains etc.

4) Sexual Offences: On an average 25 cases of sexual offences are handled by this department per year.

5) Age Estimation: About 20 cases requiring age estimation per year.

6) Exhumation: About 1 to 2 cases per year are exhumed for further opinion regarding cause of death, nature of injuries.

Apart from all these, adequate teaching facilities have been provided to encourage the students in this field.

About Kims

The present KARNATAKA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HUBBALLI,( K.I.M.S. HUBBALLI.) was earlier known as the KARNATAKA MEDICAL COLLEGE, HUBBALLI. It was established in AUGUST 1957.For initial few years, the college was functioning from a building which is now known as J.G.Commerce College. Later, it was shifted to the present beautiful campus comprising of 100 acres of land, situated on Pune – Bangalore National Highway, Vidyanagar, Hubballi.

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Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, P. B Road, Vidyanagar Hubballi - 580 022,
Karnataka, India

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