The Department of Forensic Medicine at The
Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences is headed
by Professor. Dr. Udit B. Das, MD (Forensic
Medicine). Dip ARD, who is well assisted by Dr.
The forensic department at PIMS trains medical
students in all aspects of forensic medicine
including toxicology and proper medico legal
documentation. The department imparts enough
knowledge to our medical students that they are
confident to tackle all kinds of medico legal
problems as well as medico legal autopsies.
This is the only private institution in the state of
Puducherry recognized by the state government for
performing autopsies since 2003. The department
performs on an average around 150 autopsies a year.
The number is expected to increase in the coming
years as the department has carved a niche for
itself as a high quality performance oriented
department second only to none in the entire union
territory and neighboring districts of Tamil Nadu.
The Department provides facilities for Embalming
(Chemical preservation facilities) of dead
bodies. The department has one of its kind unique
cold storage facilities to preserve the dead bodies
that no other medical colleges or a center in the
state can boast of.
The Department has the distinction of
having cent percent pass results in all the
university examinations conducted till date with one
third of the students securing distinction marks in
the subject each time.
The department has an excellent
Forensic Museum comprising of
hundreds of specimens, photographs, weapons, several
poisons of biological and chemical origins and
numerous charts which is interesting for public and
also is of educative value to the students. The
museum, well equipped lab and the fully equipped
departmental library enable the students to hone
The Department is involved in conducting work shops
for the police. The faculty members are called as
resource persons when ever there is a Legal meet.
The department has been known nationally and
internationally by doing autopsies on people from