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Forensic Medicine

Forensic Medicine


Goals :-

The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to produce a physician who is well informed about medicolegal responsibilities in practice of medicine. He/She will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.


At the end of the course in Forensic Medicine, the learner shall be able to:-

  1. Identify, examine and prepare report or certificate in medico-legal cases/situations in accordance with the law of land.
  2. Perform medico-legal postmortem examination and interpret autopsy findings and results of other relevant investigations to logically conclude the cause, manner and time since death.
  3. Be conversant with medical ethics, etiquette, duties, rights, medical negligence and legal responsibilities of the physicians towards patients, profession, society, state and humanity at large.
  4. Be aware of relevant legal/court procedures applicable to the medicolegal/ medical practice.
  5. Preserve and dispatch specimens in medico-legal/postmortem cases and other concerned materials to the appropriate Government agencies for necessary examination.
  6. Manage medico-legal implications, diagnosis and principles of therapy of common poisons.
  7. Be aware of general principles of environmental, occupational and preventive aspects of toxicology.


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Infrastructure & Facilities

Infrastructure & Facilities





     i)      Demonstration Room :

             a)       Number:                                            2(two)

                     b)       Accommodation

·         Size:                                             60 square mt.

·         Capacity:                                      75

                ii)      Museum :

        a)        Size:                                                  160 square mt.

                iii)       Mortuary Block

a)          Size:                                               Approx 450 sq. mt

                iv)       Laboratory:

·         Size:                                                    270 square mt

·         Capacity:                                             80 students.

                  v)       Departmental Library-cum-Seminar Room :

·          Size:                                                    60 square mt

·         Capacity:                                             30 students.

                 vi)      Research Laboratory:

                          Size                                                         65 square mt.

                 vii)       OFFICE ACCOMMODATION

       a)       Professor and HOD                  :                      One(18 sq mt)

       b)       Associate Professors/Readers  :                      Two  (15 sq mt)

       c)       Asst. Professors/Lecturers       :                    Three (12 sq mt)

       d)       Tutors/Demonstrators             :                     One(60 sq mt)

       e)       Non-teaching and clerical staff :                       One (15 sq mt)

Staff Information

Sr No Name Designation
1 Dr. Shailesh Jhaveri Professor & Head View
2 Dr. Dhaval Patel Associate Professor View
3 Dr Bhargav Oza Assistant Professor View
4 Dr Rajat Patel Tutor View
5 Dr. Amit Joshi Tutor View

Staff Attendance

Sr No Staff Attendance Month Short Desc Posted Date
1 Daily Attendance Please visit the site for Attendance 30/12/2016 View
2 Staff List Staff List Forensic Medicine 10/01/2017 View

Subject Curriculum

Forensic Medicine


  1. Legal procedure and inquests. Criminal, Civil, TADA and POTA courts and their power. Medical evidence, Medico-legal reports, Dying declaration; medical witness and evidence in courts, Consumer. Disputes redressal forum at district and national level (if possible the student should be taken to the courts when the teacture are on the courts duty to introduce them to the element of legal aspects of medicine.)
  2. Identity of living and dead; Determination of sex, age and their medico-legal aspect; DNA finger printing and superimposition technique for indentification.
  3. Medico-legal post mortem examination ; related rules and regulation etc….., examination of the decomposed and mutilated bodies, fragment and bone examination. Exhumation.
  4. Examination of blood stains, saliva and seminal stains, hair, weapon and clothes etc. Role of forensic science laboratories in crime detection.
  5. Mode and time since death; Presumption of death and survivorship. Concept of nrain death and its relation to tissue donation and transolanation.
  6. Violent death from asphyxia. Hanging, strangulation, throttling, suffocation and Drowning.
  7. Forensic histopathology and its uses in crime detection. Use of photography and vodeography in forensic practice.
  8. Deaths from starvation, cold, heat burns, electricity and lightening.
  9. Mechanical injuries, classification if injuries; Regional injuries; Examination and Reporting of injuries; Medical legal aspect of injuries; different type of weapons and their medico legal significance; air craft injuries.
  10. Impotence, sterility, virginity, pregnancy and delivery; MTP act, criminal abortion aborcificant and medico legal aspects.
  11. Sexual offence, rape, Unnatural sexual offence, Sexual perversions etc.
  12. Infanticide and Battered baby syndrome.
  13. Narco analysis.
  14. Truth serum.
  15. Lie detection test.
  16. Medico legal aspects of AIDS.


  1. Law and ethics in th2 conduct of medical practitioner, certificates, infamous conduct, Processional secrets and Previliged communications, Medical negligence. Voluntary and compulsory duties of medical practitioner, Medical Council of India and State medical Council; Consumer Protection act in relation to medical practitioners, Law in relation to Medical Officers practicing and serving and in rural areas and Primary / Community Health centers, Prohibition of sex selection Act 1994 (PNDT Act 1994), female feticide.
  2. Medico-legal aspects of Insanity, Civil and Criminal Responsibilities; Use of Lie Detector in Crime detection.
  3. Introduction of Human Rights. Custodial of Medical men in cases of violation of Human rights, torture to women, deaths to dowry etc.


  1. General considerations of poisons in relation to different Acts. Classification of poisons. Actions of poisons etc., its diagnosis, treatment and postmortem appearances of different poisoning cases. Duties of medical officer in a suspected poisoning case; Rules of Forensic Science Laboratory in poisoning cases; Medico-legal aspects of common human, cattle and arrow poisons.
  2. Detailed study of Acids, sulfuric, hydrochloric, Oxalic, Carbolic (including Cresols etc.,) and salicylic acid. Alkalis Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Salts. Ammoniac Salts.
  3. Inorganic Irritants: castor, Croton, Abrus, Ergot, Capsicum, Calotropic, Plumbigo, Oleander, Marking nut, Cerbera, Nerium etc., irritants of animal origin including Snakes, scorpion, poisonous insects and
  4. Organic Irritants: Castor Croton, Abrus, Ergot, Capsicum, Calotropic, Plumbago, Oleander, Marking nut, Cerbera, Nerium etc., irritants of animal origin including Snakes, scorpion, poisonous insects and mechanical irritants.
  5. Neurotic Poisons, Opium, Alcohols, Aniline Compound, Barbiturates, Kerosene and Petrol, Dhatura, Atropine Cannabis, Cocaine, Nux vomica, Mendrax, Diazepoxide etc.
  6. Drug causing dependence, N.D.P.S. Act, introduction and contents in brief, drug abuse, treatment and rehabitilation of drug addiction, Nicotine, Gutha eating etc.
  7. Some poisons like war gases, carbondioxide and carbon monoxide, methane, quinine, eyanides. Conium and Curare, Common arrow poisons etc.
  8. Industrial poisonings, Environmental toxicology and Medico-legal aspects, prevention of different pollutants, Organic gases like Methane, Hydrogen sulfide etc. Use of insecticides and pesticides, their medico-legal aspects, preventive measures.
  9. Anaesthetic agents, medico-legal aspects, of deaths related to anaesthesia; Common surgical procedures and their medico-legal aspects, deaths related to operative procedure; deaths and disabilities following medical and surgical procedures.

Monthly Teaching Schedule

Sr No Teaching Schedule Month Teaching Schedule Short Description Teaching Schedule Date
1 November-2016 Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-I) 19/12/2016 View
2 November-2016 Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-II) 19/12/2016 View
3 November-2016 Proposed Schedule of Teaching Nov,16(Batch-II-III) 19/12/2016 View
4 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-I) Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-I) 02/01/2017 View
5 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-II) Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-II) 02/01/2017 View
6 Achieved Teaching Learning Nov 2016 (Batch II-III) Achieved Teaching Learning Nov-2016 (Batch II-III) 02/01/2017 View
7 Achieved Teaching Learning Dec 2016 (Batch II-I) Achieved Teaching Learning Dec-2016 (Batch II-I) 04/01/2017 View
8 Achieved Teaching Learning Dec 2016 (Batch II-I) Achieved Teaching Learning Dec-2016 (Batch II-I) 04/01/2017 View
9 January-2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch-II-I-Jan-2017 06/01/2017 View
10 January-2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch-II-II-Jan-2017 06/01/2017 View
11 February-2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule-Feb-II-I-2017 06/02/2017 View
12 February-2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule-Feb-II-II-2017 06/02/2017 View
13 September 2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch II-II- Sept-2017 05/09/2017 View
14 September 2017 Proposed Teaching Schedule Batch II-III- Sept-2017 05/09/2017 View
15 April 2018 Proposed teaching schedule April (II-I)-2018 10/04/2018 View
16 April 2018 Proposed teaching schedule April (II-II)-2018 10/04/2018 View
17 April 2018 Proposed teaching schedule April (II-III)-2018 10/04/2018 View
18 Complete Year For MBBS Phase 3 Part 1 12/02/2022 View
19 Second Year First Term Schedule of Second MBBS 12/02/2022 View
20 Schedule of MBBS Phase 3 Part 1 Schedule of Phase 3 12/02/2022 View

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Sr No Publication Title Publication Short Desc Posted Date
1 1. Tarvadi Pratik. “Ethics”. NACPFMT's Practical Medicolegal Manual : Medical Ethics, Clinical Forensics & Toxicology.V V Pillay. Vol-1. 1st ed. Paras Medical Publisher. 2019 Text Book - Co-author 21/02/2022
2 2. Tarvadi Pratik. "Infanticide". Forensic Medicine: Prep Manual For Undergraduates. Raghavendra Babu YP. 1st ed. Elsevier, 2016. 126-139. Text Book - Co-author 21/02/2022
3 3. Pratik V Tarvadi, Nand Kishore, Shahnavaz Manipady & Mahabalesh Shetty. Inter-Observer Variations in Bite Mark Analysis. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine 2021; 24(1-2):178-180 21/02/2022
4 4. Dhaval Patel, Suwarna Chahankar and Prachi Parach. Study of Deaths due to Firearm Injuries in Tribal region of Bastar. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, April-June 2018; 2(4): 54-57. 21/02/2022
5 5. Dhaval Patel and Monika Patel. Evaluation of Pericardial enzyme activity to detect time since death in Patan region of North Gujarat. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, July-December 2017; 11(2): 186-189. 21/02/2022
6 6. Dhaval Patel and Rajesh Bhoot. A study of different fingerprint patterns in ABO blood groups. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, July-December 2016; 10(2): 301-304 21/02/2022
7 7. Dhaval Patel and Ankur Patel. A one year study of female deaths due to Burns. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, July-December 2016; 10(2): 280-283 21/02/2022


YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD 2021 - Dr Pratik V Tarvadi

1.     International Scientist Award – “YOUNGRESEARCHER AWARD 2021” from Institute of Scholars

Dr Pratik V Tarvadi as a Faculty in Project at National law University Delhi and Monash University
Dr Pratik V Tarvadi as an invited Faculty pertaining to Bite Marks in Project titled "Decoding Forensic For Legal Professionals". Project by National Law University Delhi and Monash University, Australia


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