Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Facilities Available

Dissection Hall

Dissection Hall

The dissection hall, named after the “Father of Indian Surgery” Sushruta, is located in the east wing of the department. It has 21 dissection tables on which the cadavers are placed and dissected. Each table has provision for electrical and internet connections. The preparatory room adjoining the dissection hall has tanks for storing the cadavers and cadaveric parts. It also has “bone and meat cutting machine” for sectioning the cadaver for teaching sectional anatomy.

Microanatomy Laboratory

This laboratory, named after Antonj van Leeuwenhoek, is located in the west wing. It has tables with illumination facility and compound light microscopes for the study of microanatomy of tissues. The upgraded wing of this laboratory has trinocular research microscope with image analyser. This microscope also has facilities for Phase-Contrast and Polarised microscopy, Dark field and Fluorescence imaging which will help in quantitative image analysis of various tissues. The audiovisual facility along with the trinocular research microscope in this laboratory is used to give introduction to each microanatomy practical class.

Research Microscope Laboratory

Microanatomy Practical Class.


The G. M. Kurulkar Anatomy museum is located at the second floor of the museum block of the institute. It has excellent dry and wet specimens prepared over the years under the guidance of successive departmental heads, as also, specimens made by students and staff. The specimens are housed in various sections – Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Embryology, Sectional Anatomy and Comparative Anatomy.

This facility is one of its kinds in the world. This has two units – a dissection room and an audiovisual room. The dissection room has Endoscopy/Laparoscopy stations and Microsurgery stations where endoscopic surgery and microsurgery can be practised on cadavers/cadaveric parts. The audio-visual room (AV room) has a mini-conference room and computer-CD/DVD ROM units and a CD/DVD Library. Before practising endoscopic / laparoscopic surgery, one can visualise the steps in the AV room. Small demonstrations-cum-workshops can be conducted in this room because both rooms are linked by audio-visual connection.

Laboratory for Clinical Skills & Research

The Department of Anatomy of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital is 90 years old and is always in the forefront of innovations in medical education. The department has been collaborating with various clinical departments to impart hands-on training using cadavers to clinicians in the fields such as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Temporal Bone microsurgery. With munificent donations from various well-wishers, Laboratory for Clinical Skills and Research was set up in this department in 2003 and many clinicians have used this facility.
This laboratory is a unique, one of its kind set up offering hands-on training in Endoscopic Surgery i.e. Minimally Invasive Surgery and Microsurgery. The air-conditioned dissecting room has provisions for two endoscopy stations and two microsurgery stations. There is an adjoining walk-in-cooler to store unembalmed cadavers to be used for the hands-on training. This training is supplemented with audio-visual teaching sessions which are available in the form of CDs and audio cassettes in a specially designed audio-visual room which is nearby.
While there are a few international centers which may offer similar facilities, as far as India is concerned the Laboratory for Clinical Skills & Research in the department of anatomy it is one of its kind and unique. Surgeons trained in this laboratory become more skilled in newer surgical techniques and are able to tackle various clinical problems and that translates into better quality patient care.

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Central Computer Laboratory

Central Computer Laboratory

Department of Anatomy has received the prestigious grant from Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi, under its “Funds for Infrastructure Development in Science & Technology” (FIST) program. With this grant, computers are set up in three teaching cubicles with a Local Area Network

Departmental Libraries

Book library

The department has a collection of books and journals. The latest editions of books are in the reference section. Books in the staff and students’ sections are available for home issue.

X-ray library

Since body-imaging techniques have become increasingly important in diagnosis and treatment, students are introduced to Radiological Anatomy during the course. The X-ray library has collection of important radiographs arranged in boxes which are used for teaching.

Bone Library

A careful study of the bones of a particular part lays down a useful outline for the further study of the region. Osteology is perhaps best learnt by reading the details from the book with the specimens of the dried bone. With this in mind, dried bones are issued from the Bone Library to
students for study in the department as well as at home.

CD Library

Majority of the lectures in Anatomy are conducted by making use of computer and digital projector, both of which are exclusive for the lecture hall. Beautiful pictures are projected from CDs using this advanced technology by keeping in mind the old saying, “Things once seen by the eyes, are never forgotten”. This visual treat gives a better perspective of the subject and an
in-depth knowledge of the subject which in itself is imaginative.


GSMC intranet opens with pictures of GSMC and KEM. Intranet can connect to DMER, MUHS and undergraduate section to see the timetable of the students’ lecture and practical teaching schedules of Anatomy. There is an on-line notice board, staff directory and e-library also. One can get connected to the World Wide Web through the intranet. The intranet is limitless but one may try to fathom its depth using the computers in the library, which are reserved for Gosumecs. The college and the hospital have got their website where the department has its home page. The e-mail address of the department is An archive of anatomy crosswords is available on the departmental webpage.


Each first MBBS student is given a unique e-mail id to facilitate e-learning. Weekly quizzes and relevant reading are sent to the students and their difficulties are solved. This facilitates networking amongst the students.

Collaborative Workshops

The advent of newer surgical techniques like “Minimally Invasive Surgery”/”Laparoscopic surgery”, “Microsurgery” etc has seen a resurgence of interest in Anatomy for the clinicians who want to have a ‘relook’ at the anatomy of the part of the body they operate on. This has resulted in an enormous amount of collaboration between the department of Anatomy and various clinical departments like ENT, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Plastic Surgery.

Sr.No Name of the Workshop Department Collaborated with
1 Cochlear Implant Workshop Department of ENT- Hinduja Hospital
2 Flap dissection workshop Department of Plastic Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel
3 Spine surgery workshop Dept. of Orthopedics, KEM Hospital
4 Arthroscopic workshop Dept. of Orthopedics, , KEMH & Bombay Orthopedic Society
5 Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery-FESS Department of ENT- Hinduja Hospital
6 Phonosurgery workshop Department of ENT- Bombay Hospital
7 Arthroscopic workshop Dept. of Orthopedics, , KEMH & Bombay Orthopedic Society
8 Spine surgery workshop Dept. of Orthopedics, Hinduja Hospital
9 Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic workshop Dept. of Orthopedics, KEMH
10 Head & Neck workshop Dept. of ENT-KEMH

Collaboration of this kind not only helps the clinicians to build up on their knowledge of Anatomy and thereby minimize surgical errors but they also help the anatomists to have a broader perspective of their subject and teach relevant clinical anatomy to the students.

Guest Lectures

Guest lectures are arranged on a regular basis by the department, inviting authorities in various fields related to Anatomy and its allied subjects. These widen the horizon of inquisitive minds of medical students

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