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Department of Pathology

About the Department

 

The pathology department was started in the new campus of PGIBMS in 1977 with Dr. Anguli as the Head and succeeded by Dr. Sarasa Bharathy. In 1978 Dr Malathy Madhavan joined the department from JIPMER, Pondicherry as Professor and Head of the department. . In 1983 Immunohistochemistry was introduced as a diagnostic tool in this department. for the first time. To date more than fifty MD dissertations have utilized immunohistochemical techniques in tyhe study of various cancers.The department has taken an active part in imparting technical skills to scientists in the form of CME'S,hands on workshops,national and international seminars.

The faculty have received training in enzyme histochemistry(Dr. Rama Gopalan) as well as cytochemistry,immunophenotyping and molecular biology techniques(Dr. P.Shanthi). A total of 95 post graduates(MD Pathology, Diploma in Clinical Pathology,and Advanced techniques in histopathology and hematology) have come out of the department.

In 2010,a new coursei.e. MSc (Medical Laboratory Pathology) was started with an intake of 15 students. In 2011,4 students have joined.

The department also takes students for PhD. To date 4 scholars have received PhD from the department.

Objective

The department is striving to become a center for excellence in immunopathology and molecular pathology in par with the reputed institutions from within the country. The faculty updates itself in the evolving trends of advancements,diagnostics and research by participating and attending international and national CME,conferences and symposia. The mission of the department is to excel in all three aspects of learning viz Teaching,Research and Diagnostics.

Collaborative research with industry would help the department to keep pace with the constantly evolving technology and translate into tangible benefits in the form of patents,infrastructure and knowledge transfer.

Mission

The mission of the department is to become a centre of excellence in immunopathology, and molecular pathology of.cancer.

Vision

Collaborative research with industry would help the department to keep pace with the constantly evolving technology and translate into tangible benefits in the form of patents and knowledge transfer. 

The Pathology department was started in the new campus of Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in 1977 with Dr. Anguli as the Head in charge and was succeeded by Dr.Sarasa Bharathy Head of Department Madras Medical College. In 1978 Dr.Malathy Madhavan joined the department from JIPMER Pondicherry as Professor and Head of Department. The Department was catered to the nearby VHS hospital, Andhra Mahila Hospital, Cancer Institute and a few private hospitals for Histopathology work. In 1983, Immunohistochemistry, a new method for diagnosing the presence of tumor antigens and products in the cell was introduced as a diagnostic tool in this department, for the first time in the country. To date, more than thirty M.D dissertations have utilized immunohistochemical techniques in the study of various cancers from different sites such as Ovaries, Breast, Lymph nodes, Cervix and Prostate. The department has taken an active part in imparting technical skills to scientists in the form of CME's, hands-on workshops, National and International workshops. The faculty have received training in Enzyme Histochemistry (Dr.Rama Gopalan) as well as Cytochemistry, Immunophenotyping and Molecular biology techniques (Dr.P.Shanthi) The faculty have imparted these techniques to other faculty members and students from within the state and outside by arranging a number of hands on workshops. A total of eighty-three Post graduates (M.D Pathology, Diploma in Clinical Pathology and Diploma in Advanced techniques in Histopathology and Hematology.) have come out of the department. They are occupying good positions in various institutions.  

Infrastructure

Lab

  • Diagnostic Histopathology, Hematology (both routine and Cytochemistry and Immunocytochemistry), Clinical Pathology, Cytology and animal experimental work. Besides these there is a facility to take fresh frozen sections for enzyme Histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and research work. The molecular pathology laboratory offers facility for PCR for research work. The department also has microphotography facilities

Equipments 1. BPL microwave oven. 2. Sartorius single pan balance. 3. Western blot apparatus. 4. Electropheresis apparatus. 5. Semi automatic tissue processing system. 6. NIKON Binocular microscope model SE-DB 4.nos 7. Control Dynamics Laboratory Digital Ph meter type APX 175E/APX 175C. 8. Prestinox automatic slide projector. 9. Binocular research microscopes model ML (RUMANIAN) 3 nos. 10. NIKON Binocular Research microscopes for students. 11. Cryostat Bright-model FS/FAS/MR. 12. Deep freezer (Kelvinator). 13. LEITZ ORTHOPLAN microscope with photomicrographic accessories. 14. Remi Centrifuge T23 model. 15. Automatic slide projector. 16. ADCO advance Rotary microtome model 820. 17. Weswox Rotary microtome model . 18. Autoclave (ADCO) 18"X24". 19. Camera Asahi Pentax. 20. Binocular Microscope Olympus 3Nos 21. Polarising microscope. 22. Automatic tissue processor with accessories. 23. Power pack. 24. Digital Ph meter. 25. Microtome electrically operated. 26. Stereomicroscope zoom zeiss. 27. Binocular microscope 3 nos. 28. ZEISSSPECTROCOLORIMETER "SPEKOL"(with complete accessories) 29. Refrigerator Blue star. 30. Leonard Refrigerator 286 lit.model 113. 31. Automatic slide projectors. 32. Microcentrifuge (Polish make). 33. High speed centrifuge type 310. 34. ADCO single pan balance. 35. ADCO overhead projector. 36. Incubator 3 nos. 37. Hot air oven 4 nos. 38. Freezing microtome. 39. Computer with Video display. 40. Laminar Airflow. 41. Transiluminator. 42. Vortex-genei. 43. Microtome-Leica. 44. Thermal Cycler.  

Endowments
  • The department has 2 orations.
  • The IAPM Orations and Dr.Malathy Madhavan Oration

 

Partnership/Collobration
  • National Institute of Siddha
  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Madras Medical Mission
  • Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine.

 

Contact Address

Department of Pathology University of Madras Taramani Campus, Chennai - 600 113 Phone : 91-44-24480794

Faculties

Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
R. Malathi Professor and Head i/c R. Malathi

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.D
  • M.Sc Medical Laboratory Technology

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

Syllabus will be available soon

Fees Structure

Fee Structure will be available soon

Timetable

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Research Scholars

Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No M.Phil Scholars
Name Guide Topic Year Joined Year Completed Email Id
No Result available
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil
Ph.D Nil
M.Phil Nil