The Department of Pathology and Microbiology was initiated in 1966, fifty-one years ago by Prof. SN Kothare and Dr. John A Thomas. The Department functions to provide excellence in teaching, diagnostic services and research and is well recognised for its innovative approach towards providing accurate and timely diagnostic services in all facets of surgical & anatomic pathology and cytology to patients from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The department core strengths are:
The availability of superspeciality services under one roof.
Regular multidisciplinary team meetings held all through the month.
It is a referral centre for Hirschsprung disease diagnosis.
Apart from academic excellence, the Department aims to strengthen molecular pathology with trained man power, to enhance the efficiency of subspecialty branches under Pathology and also strives towards becoming a collaborative high impact research facility.