Provide comprehensive fundamental knowledge of human anatomy to undergraduate and post graduate students that help them understand the normal structure and function of human body and to recognize deviation from normal in order to diagnose and treat patients effectively in future.


The department of anatomy is situated on the ground floor of college building. The department has a well-equipped histology laboratory, spacious dissection hall with embalming room and area for storage of cadavers. It has a “state of the art” museum; departmental library and offices for head of department and other faculty members and staff.

Histology laboratory has arrangement for 90 students at a time with a separate station for each student having a microscope and light arrangement. It has a screen on which slides can be projected by faculty from demonstration microscope for better teaching. The walls of the laboratory are decorated with enlarged photographs of the histology slides.

The dissection hall of the department has 20 tables catering to total of 200 students. Each table has separate drainage system. A human skeleton is placed in the hall to facilitate teaching of bones and a number of dissected specimens are placed on the walls of the hall. The hall is well illuminated and is properly ventilated.

Embalming room is equipped with embalming machine, accessary instruments and deep freezers to keep dead body.

The museum has 180 specimens of different organs of the body. It is divided into well-defined sections with separate arrangement of specimens of upper limb, lower limb, head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis, neuroanatomy and embryology. Embryology and gross anatomy models are also displayed in the museum.

The departmental library is well stocked with various standard textbooks of anatomy and histology which are issued to students as and when required.

Two well ventilated demonstration rooms which can accommodate 100 students each are equipped with modern audio-visual aids like overhead projector and x ray view boxes.


Anatomy of human body is the first subject taught to the dental and medical students. Though the basic anatomy of human body has not changed but the understanding of the subject, its functional and clinical correlation with its application in integrated teaching methods and use in modern technology like CT and MRI has grown by leaps and bounds.

The human anatomy deals with gross anatomy, micro-structural anatomy and developmental anatomy. The subject is vast and teaching time is very limited. Hence, the method of teaching anatomy has been evolving world over with emphasis on teaching systemic anatomy and problem-based learning. This, according to me, will not only help in the better understanding of the subject but also in its amalgamation into clinical subjects in later years of medical studies. Anatomy should not be taught for just one or two years in beginning to be forgotten later but a few lectures should be dedicated to the subject in the beginning of teaching of each clinical subject.

A conceptual knowledge of human anatomy can be delivered by interactive lecturers, small group discussions, and clinical case demonstrations. I am of the opinion that basics of anatomy should be taught to the students in a manner such that they are encouraged to derive the anatomical basis of any clinical conditions themselves. The discussion should aim at deriving the anatomical aspect of diagnosis of any clinical condition and its application in understanding and managing the same rather than focusing on disease itself in teaching anatomy.


The faculty of department of anatomy consists of one professor (head of department) and three Associate Professors, one assistant professor and 4 tutors. Auxiliary staff consists of one technician and four dissection hall attendants.


Dr. Mahindra Kumar Anand

His qualifications include MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, post-graduation in anatomy followed by post-graduation in ophthalmology from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. He was awarded Ph.D in anatomy for his work on neural tube defects in year 2004. He completed postgraduate diploma in hospital administration in year 2006. He completed one-year Advance Course in Medical Education technology (ACME) in year 2016 from Medical Council of India and is presently pursuing FAIMER Fellowship in medical education. He has 24 years’ experience in teaching human anatomy to PhD, post graduate and undergraduate students pursuing medical and allied sciences. He has 50 peer reviewed publications and presentations. He has published 14 books. He has been working as member secretary of Recruitment and selection committee for ten years in different institutions. He has been involved in Institutional Ethics Committee, Research and Scientific committee, Postgraduate committee and mentoring committee as member secretary for last five years. He has been managing medical education unit as Coordinator for last five years. He is a trained LASIK surgeon and has worked as medical superintendent of a super specialty eye hospital for five years. He worked as, consultant Editor in Chief and web content developer and editor in Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India for about two years. He is designated as featured physician and clinical anatomy research fellow at SSF, Seattle, Washington, USA. He is recently appointed as external resource faculty at NMC Nodal Centre for faculty development, PSMC, Karamsad, Gujarat.

Dr Sanjay KantilalVikani


Dr MayankkumarJavia 

Dr. Ashish khokhariya

Dr Bharat Gujar

Dr Bharat Basvecha (MBBS)

Dr Shakil Parsani (MBBS)

Dr Vipul Chaudhary (MBBS)

Laboratory technician

Mr Dhirendra Chaudhary


Mr Rutvik

Dissection hall attendant

Mr Mahesh

Mr Mukesh

Mr Naresh


  1. Iwanaga J, Courville E, Anand MK, Khan PA, Goren O, Lammle M, Bui CJ, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS. Chordae willisii within the transverse sinus: morphologic study. World neurosurgery. 2020 Jul 1; 139:e38-44.

  2. von Glinski A, Elia C, Yilmaz E, Frieler S, Ishak B, Anand MK, Iwanaga J, Abdul-Jabbar A, Oskouian RJ, Tubbs RS, Chapman JR. Space-Occupying Lesions of the Retropharyngeal Space: An Anatomical Study With Application to Postoperative Retropharyngeal Hematomas. Global Spine Journal. 2021 Jun 1:2192568220922192.

  3. Iwanaga J, Anand MK, Camacho A, Rodriguez F, Watson C, Caskey EL, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS. Surgical anatomy of the internal carotid plexus branches to the abducens nerve in the cavernous sinus. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery. 2020 Apr 1; 191:105690.

  4. Iwanaga J, Anand MK, Jain MN, Nagata M, Matsushita Y, Ibaragi S, Kusukawa J, Tubbs RS. Microsurgical anatomy of the superior wall of the mandibular canal and surrounding structures: suggestion for new classifications for dental implantology. Clinical Anatomy. 2020 Mar; 33(2):223-31.

  5. Iwanaga J, Watanabe K, Anand MK, Tubbs RS. Air dissection of the spaces of the head and neck: A new teaching and dissection method. Clinical Anatomy. 2020 Mar; 33(2):207-13.

  6. Wong TL, Iwanaga J, Anand MK, Tubbs RS. An elongated mental spine: Case report. National Journal of Clinical Anatomy. 2019 Jul; 8(03):130-2.

  7. Anand MK, Singh O, Chhabra PK. Learning with concept maps versus learning with classical lecture and demonstration methods in neuroanatomy -a comparison. National Journal of Clinical Anatomy. 2018 Apr; 7(02): 95-102.

  8. Anand MK, Singel TC. Learning with Concept Maps versus Classical Lecture and Demonstration Methods in regards to Gross Anatomy of Knee Joint: A Comparison. Indian Journal of Anatomy. 2017 Jan; 6(1).

  9. Anand MK, Singel TC. A comparative study of learning with “Anatomage” virtual dissection table versus traditional dissection method in neuroanatomy. Ind J Clin Anat Physiol. 2014; 4:177-80.

  10. Vikani S, Javia MD. Vertebral Synostosis and its Clinical Importance: A Study in Dried Vertebrae of Gujarat Population.

  11. Javia M, Vikani S. Cadaveric Study on Variations in the Level of Bifurcation of Sciatic Nerve and its Clinical Implications. International Journal of Anatomy, Radiology and Surgery. 2019.

  12. Vikani S, Gujar S, Parmar J, Vaisnani H, Gadekar S. Attitude & Reaction of 1st Year Medical Students Toward Cadaveric Dissection. Int J Res Med. 2017; 5(4):88-91.

  13. Vikani S, Maheria P, Patel S, Suthar K. Morphological study of variation in Arterial supply of kidney in Gujarat. Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology. 2017 Jan; 4(1):81-3.


  15. Javia M, Saravanan P. Morphometric analysis of various measurements of malleus on the basis of sexual dimorphism.

  16. Javia Mayankkumar D, Patel Mital M. Sexual Dimorphism and Racial Differences in the Various Parameters of Head and Neck of Talus in Gujarati Population. Indian Journal of Anatomy. 2017; 6(3).

  17. Javia M, Patel M. Morphometric analysis of various measurements of trochlear articular surface of talus of Gujarati population on the basis of sexual dimorphism and racial differences. Int J Anat Res. 2017; 5(3.1):4100-05.

  18. Aghera BR, Ahmed S, Javia M, Agarwal GC. Morphologic and morphometric study of suprascapular notch and incidence of ossified superior transverse scapular ligament in human dry scapulae and its clinical implication.International journal of anatomy and research, 2017; Volume 5, Issue 3.2, Page no. 4212-4215

  19. Perumal A, Shanthi KC. Scalenus Anterior Muscle With Two Heads Associated With Variation In The Branches Of Subclavian Artery: A Rare Presentation

  20. Khokhariya AE, Suthar KN. Study of Numbers of Papillary Muscles in Left Ventricle of Fetal Hearts of Gestational Age from 14 to 40 Weeks. Indian Journal of Anatomy. 2019 Oct; 8(4).

  21. Khokhariya AE, Suthar KN, Maheria PB. Study of Morphology of Interatrial Septum in 40 Fetuses in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Indian Journal of Anatomy. 2018; 7(6).