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Short History of the Department
 
 
The Institute of Anatomy is housed in the ‘Red Fort’ of MMC. This particular building fondly called the ‘Red Fort’ because of its outer colour, is the original ‘Eastern Block’.
Before the 1920s, the then Department of Anatomy was functioning from a smaller area in the Hospital block and the dissection hall was situated in a building adjacent the railway track (on the south-western side of the Red Fort). When Dr. T. Sundara Reddy took charge as the Professor of Anatomy, he fought with the administration to get the Anatomy Department moved to a spacious, well-lit and well-ventilated area. Thus the department moved in the early 1920s to the then ‘new;’ Eastern Block.
Initially, the Department of Anatomy functioned from the first floor and the Department of Physiology from the ground floor of this building.  In 1952, the building became the exclusive house of Anatomy; dissection hall and museum continued upstairs; the Histology section with the concerned laboratory and preparation rooms came to be accommodated in the ground floor, which arrangement continues till today.
The Department has had an impressive list of Professors and faculty members. Dr.T.Sundara Reddy and Dr.D.SivaSubramaniaMudaliar were extremely passionate about Anatomy. Dr.U.VenkatarayaNayak was already internationally reputed when premature death snatched him away. Dr.AnanthaNarayanaIyer and Dr. M.M.Cooper added colour and glory. During early 1960-s, the Department was upgraded as an Institute and Prof.Dr.M.M.Cooper became the first Director. From then on, the fame and name of ‘Red Fort’ has continued to grow far and wide. Successive Directors have contributed enormously to the development of the Institute and a much-respected list of teachers has adorned the Institute. Which student of MMC would forget the names of Dr. M. Muthu, Dr. SarathaKathiresan, Dr. S. MeenakshiSundaram, Dr.Gangabai, Dr. LeelaRajendran, Dr. Anantha Raman, Dr.Cecilia Isaac, Dr.T.Pethammal, Dr.T.S.Ranganathan, Dr.N.Subramaniam and a host of others.
Anatomy is often described a ‘tough subject’; however, the stint with Anatomy at the RedFort had always spelt magic for all MMCeans.
The Institute in the recent years has kept up its original lustre and glory. With M.D.Anatomy postgraduate students holding its flag aloft, the Institute has been participating in several State and National Conferences, presenting papers and conducting a continuous array of academic activities.


 
Academic activities
 
 
Type of course:   Medical
 
Name of the courses offered: M.D Anatomy
 
o Eligibility: M.B.B.S. Degree from any Indian university  recognized by the Medical Council of India & and obtained permanent registration from any of the State Medical Councils.  
 
o Course duration:3 years
 
o Sanctioned number of seats:4
 
o Affiliated University : The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical university
 
o Selection Procedure: Post graduate Entrance  Examination All India& State
 
o University Examination details:
 
Theory:
Paper 1: Gross Anatomy
Paper 2: Embryology & Genetics
Paper3: Histology, Neuroanatomy & Museum techniques
Paper 4: Surgical Anatomy, Applied Anatomy& Recent Advances
 
 
Practical:
Day 1
 
 
  Session duration Marks  
Practical1:Gross anatomy(Dissection) F.N 3 hrs 75  
Practical 2: Histology
Histology slides
Section cutting
Staining
Embedding
A.N 3 hrs 75  
 
Day 2
 
 
  Session duration Marks  
Practical3:
Embryology
Neuroanatomy
Brain -dissection
F.N 3 hrs 75  
Practical 4: OSPE A.N 3 hrs 75  
 
 
Viva
Log book
Pedagogy
Dissertation
 
Undergraduate Courses
 
  Medical
       MBBS
       BDS

Paramedical
   
    B.Sc Nursing
    B.Sc  RD/RT
    B.A.S.L.P
    B.Sc CPPT
    BPT
    B.Pharm
    B.Sc Optometry
 
   Dip OT Technician
   Dip in Dental Hygiene
   Dip in RD/RT
   Dip in Optometry
   Dip MRSc
 
Periodic academic activities held in the department
 
POST GRADUATE:
1. Guest Lectures on Clinically Correlated Anatomy Topics by Professors and Experts of various Specialities and Super Specialities – the Faculty are drawn from various Departments of Madras Medical College, from City Government Medical Colleges and from Retired Professors – held once every month .
2. Post Graduate Symposia – By Post Graduates of the Institute – Held once a week .
3. Interactive Post Graduate Seminars – With Moderators from Anatomy Departments of Other Medical Colleges of the City – Held Twice a month .
4. Special Lectures on Important Topics in Anatomy – By Expert Anatomists from various institutions – Held once a month .
 
UNDER GRADUATE:
1. Integrated Teaching programmes – in union with the Institutes of Physiology and Biochemistry.
2. Quiz Programme for MBBS students – Region wise
 

 

CMEs’, Workshops / conferences conducted by the department ( past 5 years / year wise)

CME Programmes / Guest lectures
DATE TOPIC NAME OF SPEAKER         DESIGNATION
02/12/2016 Rotation of Midgut & Derivatives of Midgut Dr.Rajapriya Associate Professor,
Department of Anatomy, Kilapauk Medical College.
25/11/2016 Surgical Anatomy of Inguinal canal Dr.Usha Dorairajan Professor of General Surgery, RGGGH.
22/11/2016 Pelvic floor Anatomy Dr.Sudha Seshayyan Director & Professor,
Institute of Anatomy, MMC.
 
 26/10/2016 Diaphragms of the body Dr.T.Anitha
Dr.P.Kanagavalli
Assistant Professors,
Institute of Anatomy, MMC.
26/08/2016 Surgical Anatomy of rectum and anal canal Dr.M.Vignesh Assistant Professor of General Surgery, Stanley Medical College.
27/07/2016 Surgical Anatomy of Breast Dr.S.Shanthi Professor of General Surgery, KGH, MMC.
13/07/2016 Trigeminal nerve and its clinical significance Dr.Sumathi Latha Touro college of Osteopathic Medicine, Newyork.
11/06/201612/06/2016 Live relay of cadaveric workshop on surgical pelvic anatomy-
Conducted by OGSSI & Institute of Anatomy
29/04/2016 Barriers of human body and Circumventricular organs Dr Elamathi Bose & Dr.B.J.Bhuvaneswari Assistant Professors,
Institute of antomy,
Madras medical college.
 
 
13/04/2016                     Intercollegiate Undergraduate Anatomy Quiz
22/03/2016 Development of Nervous system Dr.Swayam Jyothi HOD & Professor,
Sri Satya Sai Medical College.
09/03/2016 Facial spaces around head and neck Dr.Jeyanthi Gnanadeepam Associate professor,
Dept of anatomy,
Kilpauk medical college.
27/02/2016 Intercollegiate Postgraduate Anatomy Quiz
 
19/02/2016 Arteries and veins – interventional cardiologists perspective Dr.Nagendra Boopathy Consultant in Interventional Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals.
 
12/02/2016 Limbic system – lecture and dissection Dr.Muniyappan HOD & Professor, Dept of Anatomy, Annamalai University.
06/02/2016 Intracollegiate Undergraduate Anatomy Quiz
27/01/2016 Peritoneum and clinical relevance Dr.Usha Kothandaraman HOD & Professor, Dept of Anatomy, ESIC Medical College.
13/01/2016 Anatomy of female Urinary incontinence – Concepts and Theories Dr.Kalaivani Consultant in Urogynae cology, Apollo Hospitals.
Executive Member, OGSSI.
27/11/2015 Segmental anatomy of Liver Dr.Maheswari HOD & Professor, Dept of Anatomy, Meenakshi Medical College.
04/11/2015 Surgical Anatomy of Larynx Dr.Semmana Selvan Associate Professor,
Upgraded Institute of Otorhinolaryngology.
15/10/2015 Embalming Fluids and technique Dr.Arrchana
Dr.Bhuvaneswari
Assistant Professors,
Institute of Anatomy,
Madras Medical College.
23/09/2015 Stomach Dr.S.M.Chandra mohan Professor, Institute of SGE, RGGGH.
31/08/2015 Gene therapy Dr.Thilagavathy Associate Professor, Dept of Anatomy, Stanley Medical College, Chennai.
25/07/2015 Development of Male Reproductive                  system Dr.Christilda Felicia Jebakani Professor of Anatomy, SRM Medical College, Kattankulathur.
16/07/2015 Surgical Anatomy Related to Liver transplantation Dr.Manoharan Govt Stanley medical college, Chennai.
 
26/06/2015 Surgical Anatomy of Shoulder Joint Dr.Nalli Gopinath Associate Professor,
Orthopaedics, RGGGH.
20/06/2015 Genes Regulating Development Dr.Preethi Ramya Associate Professor, KMC, Chennai.
29/04/2015 Extra ocular muscles and their clinical anatomy Prof.K.Rajasekar HOD, Ophthalmology department, Govt Villupuram medical college.
28/11/2014 Cross sectional Anatomy Part 2 Dr.Sathyan Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanley medical college.
26/11/2014 Cross sectional Anatomy Dr.Sathyan Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Stanley medical college.
06/11/2014 Development of Female Reproductive system Dr.Guna priya Head of Department of Anatomy, Madha Medical College.
31/10/2014 Anthropometry for Designers Dr.Elamathi Bose Assistant professor of Anatomy, MMC.
29/10/2014 Supports of uterus Dr.Rathnakumar Former professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, KGH.
10/10/2014 Museum Techniques Dr.Usha Kothandaraman Head of Dept, ESI Medical college, Chennai.
30/7/2014 Surgical anatomy of Hip joint Dr.Nalli Yuvaraj Professor, Spine Surgeon,
RGGGH.
18/07/2014 Basal Ganglia Dr.Johnson Professor,
Sri Balaji Medical college, Chennai.
28/06/2014 Embryology of Urinary System Prof.Dr.Swayam Jothi HOD & Professor, Department of Anatomy, Sri Sathya Sai Medical College.
25/6/2014 Incision over the anterior & posterior abdominal wall Dr.G.Sivakumar Former Professor of surgery,RGGGH.
31/10/2013 Applied Anatomy of Nasal cavity and Nasopharynx Prof.Dr.Muthu Kumar Professor, Institute of
Oto-Rhino Laryngology,
RGGGH.
27/09/2013 Development of Nervous system Prof.Dr.Suguna Professor of Anatomy,
Maadha medical college.
29/08/2013 Biomechanics of Knee Joint Prof.Dr.Ramesh Babu Prof and HOD (Rtd) GRH,Chennai-14
24/07/2013 Clinical anatomy of Gastro oesophageal junction Prof Dr.S.M.Chandramohan Prof &HOD, Dept of SGE, RGGGH.
06/02/2013 Correlative Neuroanatomy of Spinal  cord DR.A.V.Srinivasan Emeritus Professor of Neurology.
29/01/2013 Reticular Formation Dr.Indhumathi Associate Professor, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai
29/01/2013 Peritoneum Dr.Jacintha Professor of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Medical college, Chennai
9/01/2013 Fibroskeleton of Heart and valvular anatomy Dr.Nagarajan Professor of Cardiothoracic surgery, RGGGH.
 
ORAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS:
State Conference:
39th Annual State Conference, 2016:
Dr.G.Gohila - Sacralization of Lumbar vertebra – A case report
Dr.N.Bama - External morphology of Gall Bladder and its variations.
Dr.M.K.Punitha Rani – Morphometric study of Central sulcus.
Dr.K.Lavanya Devi – Study on the anatomical position of mandibular foramen in adult human dry mandibulae
Dr.S.Valli – Study of Morphometry of Sylvian fissure and its interhemispheric variations in adult human cadaveric brains
38th Annual State Conference, 2015:
Dr.V.Srinivasan - A study on Morphology of Lung fissures and lobes
Dr.S.Saravanan - Unilateral high division of Sciatic Nerve
Dr.K.Suganya - Caput tertium Gastrocnemius with bilateral sural nerve entrapment
37th Annual State Conference, 2014:
Dr.V. Lakshmi - Anatomical variants of Profunda Femoris artery
Dr.N.V.Ganga - Morphometric analysis of Mental Foramen
Dr.S.Keerthi - Morphometric analysis of nutrient foramen of Fibula
Dr.P.R.Prefulla - Occipitalisation of Atlas
Dr.V.Srinivasan - Kartagener’s syndrome with Azygos lobe - A Case Report
36th Annual State Conference, 2013:
Dr.S.Arrchana - A Rare Variation of Left Coronary Artery
Dr.S.ElizabethPriyadarshini - Morphometric Study of Acromion process of Scapula
Dr. E. Srividhya - Morphometric analysis of Tentorial notch
Dr.Bhuvaneswari.B.J - Morphometric Study of Nutrient foramina of Femur
Dr.Anuradha.M - Morphological Study of Supratrochlear foramen of Humerus
35th Annual State Conference, 2012:
Dr.V.Dharani - Morphometric study of Mental foramen
Dr.P.RadhaKrishnan.P - Morphometric features of human adult scaphoid
Dr.K.Arumugam - Morphometric study of Suprascapular notch
34th Annual State Conference, 2011:
Dr.Kalai anbusudar - Multiple variation in single adult skull
Dr.P.Kanagavalli - Linguo facial trunk - A case report
Dr.S.Suganya - Myocardial Bridges - a sudden harbinger of Cardiac death
Dr.S.Kausalya - Anomalous Lobar Patterns of Lungs
Dr.J.Sree vidya – Acrania – a case report
Dr.Savithri – Crossed fused Ectopia
Dr.G.Karthikeyan – A Seldom seen variation in the branching pattern of the axillary artery
List of Post graduates:
2016  batch:
            Dr.S.Elavar Kuzhali
            Dr.H.Geetha Sangeetha
            Dr.P.Mythili
            Dr.P.Soundarya
2015 batch:
           Dr.N.Bama
           Dr.K.Lavanya Devi
           Dr.M.K.Punitha Rani
           Dr.S.Valli
2014 batch:
           Dr.G.Gohila
           Dr.S.Saravanan
           Dr.V.Srinivasan
           Dr.K.Suganya

Prizes and Award constituted by the Department
Prizes and Awards won
 
ORATION AWARDS
Prof.M.M.Cooper Oration – Dr.SudhaSeshayyan – Sept 2010 33rd KANCON
First Oration of Society of Clinical Anatomists - Dr.SudhaSeshayyan June 2012 ANACON 2012


Awards & Achievements
Dr.P.R.Prefulla - Occipitalisation of Atlas, awarded prize in 37th  annual state conference.
Dr.V.Srinivasan - Kartagener’s syndrome with Azygos lobe - A Case Report, awarded prize in 37th annual state conference
Dr. E. Srividhya - Morphometric analysis of Tentorial notch, awarded prize in 36th annual state conference
Dr.Bhuvaneswari.B.J - Morphometric Study of Nutrient foramina of Femur, awarded prize in 36th annual state conference
Dr.P.Kanagavalli - Linguo facial trunk – A case report, awarded prize in 34th annual state conference
Dr.S.Suganya - Myocardial Bridges – a sudden harbinger
Of Cardiac death, awarded prize in 34th annual state conference
Dr.S.Kausalya - Anomalous Lobar Patterns of Lungs, awarded prize in 34th annual state conference
Dr.G.Karthikeyan – Seldom seen variation of the axillary artery, awarded prize in 34th annual state conference

Dr.Rama Rao Gold medal
BATCH NAME
2009 K.KAVIRAJAN
2010 SHAYEE KALYAN SANJEEV
2011 NOT AWARDED
2012 M.VENKATESHAN
2013 NOT AWARDED
2014 NOT AWARDED
2015 NONE QUALIFIED
 
 
Thomson Memorial Prize
BATCH NAME
2009 S.VIGNESH
2010 PAVITHRA ELANKOVAN
2011 NOT AWARDED
2012 M.PRAVIN
2013 K.RAVEENA
2014 PALLALA PAVITHRA
2015 NONE QUALIFIED
 
Dr.Rajasekara Reddy Prize
BATCH NAME
2009 S.VIGNESH
2010 PAVITHRA ELANKOVAN
2011 R.SANGEETHA
2012 M.PRAVIN
2013 NOT AWARDED
2014 D.PRANESH
2015 NONE QUALIFIED
 
Chandramohan Prize
BATCH NAME
2009 S.JAZIMA SULAIHA
2010 SHAYEE KALYEE SANJEEV
2011 NOT AWARDED
2012 S.N.PRAVINDHIRA
2013 S.SRI NANDHINI
2014 NOT AWARDED
2015 NONE QUALIFIED
 
 
Research conducted
Morphometric study of medial meniscus of knee Joint -  Dr.S.Saravanan
Morphometry of Human adult trachea and left main bronchus and its clinical implication - Dr.V.Srinivasan 
Morphometric and radiological study of proximal Femur - Dr.K.Suganya 
Portal vein and its intrahepatic branching pattern - Dr.N.V.Ganga 
Branching Pattern of Radial artery and its variation with clinical implications - Dr.S.Keerthi 
Jugular foramen – A morphological and morphometric analysis - Dr.P.R.Prefulla 
Morphological analysis and morphometric study of the foramen magnum - Dr.M.Anu radha 
A study on facial artery and its submental and perioral branches - Dr.B.J.Bhuvaneshwari
A study on the branching pattern and variations of the femoral artery ­ - Dr.Elizabeth Priyadharisini 
A study on the branching pattern and variations of the Coeliac artery and its branches - Dr. E.Srividhya 
Anatomical study of variations in the Right Coronary artery and its branches - Dr. S.Arrchana 
Morphometric study of Metopism and Pterion in human adult dry skulls - Dr.K.Arumugam  
A Morphometric assessment of human adult Stapes - Dr.P.Radha Krishnan 
Study of variations of Axillary artery -Dr.V.Dharani
Dermatoglyphic pattern in women with Breast Cancer - Dr.G.Karthikeyan
Study of variations in the Broncho pulmonary segments, fissures & lobes of Lungs - Dr.K.Savithri
Morphometric assessment of human adult lumbar vertebra -Dr.J.Sreevidya  
Anatomical study of Intra parotid course of Facial Nerve & its terminal branches - Dr.Kalai anbusudar
Anatomical study of Superior Mesenteric artery - Dr.P.Kanagavalli
Anatomical study of the origin and the branching pattern of Left Coronary artery - Dr.S.Suganya
Morphological study of the Greater Palatine foramen in adult human skulls - Dr.Kausalya
Anatomical study of Anterior cerebral artery and anterior communicating artery - Dr.Dhanalakshmi
A study on dermatoglyphics pattern in patients with myocardial infarction - Dr.K.R.Arun Kumar
Anatomical study of human Tricuspid valve - Dr.S.Sathish Kumar
Anatomical study of human Suprarenal glands - Dr.T.Suresh Kumar

Ongoing research
1. A study on Brachial artery, its branching pattern and variations with clinical implication – Dr.G.Gohila
 2. A study of Popliteal artery and its clinical variation with clinical significance – Dr.N.Bama
3. Morphological features of Human Vermiform Appendix and its variations - Dr.K.Lavanya Devi 
4. Morphological and morphometric study of Foramen Ovale and Spinosum on adult human dry skulls - Dr.M.K.Punitha Rani
5. A study of morphology of Papillary muscle and its variations in the mitral valve complex in Human cadaveric hearts - Dr.S.Valli 
6. Morphometric study of arch of aorta and its branches with its clinical significance - Dr.S.Elavar Kuzhali 
7. A study of Sciatic nerve, its variations and clinical significance - Dr.H.Geetha Sangeetha 
8. A morphometric and radiological study of greater sciatic notch in hip bone for sex determination - Dr.P.Mythili 
9. A study of variations of anterior cerebral artery and anterior communicating artery - Dr.P.Soundarya 
 
Publication
1. Anatomical variants of Profunda Femoris artery- Dr.Lakshmi V, Dr.Sudha Seshayyan –International Journal of Current Medical and Applied Sciences- 2016
2. Branching pattern of Thyrocervical trunk – Fetal study Dr.V.Lokanayaki, Dr.Sudha Seshayyan – International Journal of Applied Research - 2016
3. Gross anatomical variations in the Thebesian valve covering the Coronary sinus ostium- A case study- Dr.Anitha T -IJCRR- 2016
4. Study on the morphological variations in the colic branches of Superior mesenteric artery- Dr.Sudha Seshayyan –IJAR- 2015
5. Branching pattern of bronchial tree in both lungs- Dr.J.Sreevidya  IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences-2015
6. Morphometric study of Metopism in Human Adult Dry Skulls- Dr.Arrchana S- IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical sciences-2015
7. Surgical anatomy of Dorsal root entry zone of cervical Spinal nerves-Cadaveric study- Dr.Sudha Seshayyan –IJAR- 2014
8. Aortic valve annular dimension in Indian population- Dr.Sudha Seshayyan –  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research – 2013
9. Anatomic variations of Infra orbital foramen – Dr.V.Lokanayaki – CIB Tech Journal of Surgery – 2013
10. Bicipital Ribs – A report of four cases – Dr.V.Lokanayaki – People’s Journal of Scientific Research - 2013
11. Cervical Ribs – A report of two cases – Dr.V.Lokanayaki – International Journal of Anatomy and Research – 2013
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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