Department of Pathology
Year of establishment: 1969
The Department of Pathology of the Institute of Medical
Sciences came into existence in 1961 when the first batch of MBBS students
entered under the Headship of Dr. C.R. Banerjee. Prof. I.M. Gupta (1st
Professor and Head) joined the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology
in March 1963. Later on Dr. B. Dube joined the Department on 1963. This
was followed by Dr. Y.N. Gupta (1964), Dr. Saroj Gupta (1964), Dr. P.K.
Shukla (Feb, 1968), Dr. B.L. Rastogi (July, 1968), Dr. M.L. Mehrotra (1968),
Dr. R.K. Dube (1968), Dr. S. Khanna (1969), Dr. Usha (1978) , Dr. N.C.
Aryya (1978), Dr. Mohan Kumar (1983), Dr. Jyoti Shukla (1985), Dr. Amrita
G. Kar (2002), Dr. Vijai Tilak (2002) and Dr. R.S. Garbyal (2002).
In 1968 Department of Microbiology separated from Pathology and Department
of Pathology developed the sections of Haematology and Blood Transfusion,
Immunopathology, Histopathology, Cytology and Clinical Pathology. These
units later on got recognition. In the same year 1968 the Department which
was initially situated in the Ayurvedic building shifted to new building
of IMS which was inaugurated by Dr. V.R. Ramalingam Swami, Director General,
ICMR. In the same year 1st batch of M.D. Passed.
In 1969 British Medical Council and Medical Council of India visited the
Department. 1st MBBS and MD (Pathology) degree were recognized by MCI
in 1969. Because of its contribution, some of the divisions have been
upgraded to specialized centers e.g. Clinical Investigation (CCI) in 1979
and Immunopathology unit has been upgraded to UGC Advanced Immundiagnostic
Training and Research Centre on 29th January 1986. Now all the divisions
are providing specialized diagnostic services, training, teaching to undergraduates,
postgraduates, post doctoral, Ph.D. students and PGDMLT of IMS and outside
the IMS in collaboration with various clinical departments.