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Department of Pathology
The Department of Pathology at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences is committed to excellence in teaching, service and research.

  • Diagnostic Histopathology
  • Gynecologic cytology (Pap.screening)
  • Fluid cytology
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology
  • Complete Hematology work up
  • Coagulation studies
  • Bone Marrow studies
  • Urine analysis
  • Infertility Workup (semen analysis)
  • Transfusion Medicine including components


Both undergraduate and postgraduate teachings are carried out with classes for paramedical staff also. These classes are made interesting with the interactive technology like clickers. Hands on training are given, with each student having their own work station with their own microscopes. Interactive discussions and integrated teaching approach make the students take active participation in the teaching - learning programme. Seminars and quizzes make even dry topics interesting.UG students are also encouraged to take part actively in CPCs.

Our main sections are:

  • Clinical Pathology and Hematology
  • Histopathology
  • Cytology
  • Transfusion Medicine




Dr. Anita Ramdas Professor & HOD
Dr. Renu G'Boy Varghese Professor 
Dr.Susy Kurian Professor
Dr. Manjiri Dilip
Dr.C. M. Kiran  Professor
Dr.Moses Ambroise.M  Professor
Dr. Niraimathi Assoc. Professor
Dr. Anand M Assoc.Professor
Dr. Kingsley (Transfusion Medicine) Asst.Professor
Dr. Gayathiri Priyadharshini Asst.Professor
Dr. Kevin Manuel Asst.Professor
Dr. Indira Gunasekaran Asst.Professor
Dr. Arthi R Asst.Professor

Clinical Pathology and Hematology:

Ours is a high tech lab working round the clock with two automated cell counters,ABX Pentra DF Nexus and DX nexus giving all the various blood parameters with scatter diagram. We also have state of the art coagulation analysers, CS-2000i and CA-660. Our automated ESR analyser Ves-Matic Cube 30 permits direct determination of ESR in EDTA samples, 30 in a snap.

All Routine hematology tests including specilised tests like Osmotic fragility, Sickling test, LE Cell, Cryoglobulins, Cold agglutinin, FDP,D-Dimer and Cytochemical studies for Leukemia are done. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are done routinely. Coagulation studies like a PTT, PT, Fibrinogen, Mixing studies, Urea solubility and Clot retraction test are a routine. Infertility work-up, fluid studies are a part of the clinical pathology routine other than the routine urine tests and QBC and smear studies for malaria and filaria. We have both internal and external quality control programmes as per international norms (AIMS and CMC, Vellore) to validate our reports.

Histopathology Section:  

Routine sections with all the histochemical stains and polarizing studies are done. Cryostat sectioning is done for rapid reporting of surgical cases within 20 minutes of receiving sample. A wide range of IHC markers are also available.


Pap screening with fluid and brush cytology is a routine feature. Fine needle aspiration is carried out in the department with rapid reporting of slides. USG and CT Guided FNAC is also a common feature. Cytogenetic studies like Barr body studies are done.

Transfusion Medicine Department:

Ours is a state of the art department where we issue both whole blood and components.  Since we are on the ECR where accidents are a common affair, we help the clinicians handle the trauma cases efficiently.  Our blood bank issues Packed cells, Platelets and Fresh Frozen plasma.  For patients with coagulation disorders we have have cryoprecipitate.  There is maintenance of rare group registry, thereby making issuing of blood for such cases much easier.  We participate in a external quality control programme with CMC, Vellore for maintaining quality assurance.  

Academic Activities:

Our faculties have publications in various international and national journals. We regularly update our knowledge by having journal club meetings, attending conferences and CME. Regular intercollegiate Pathology club meetings are held with lively discussions with our peers from other colleges We also encourage our Postgraduates and Undergraduates to do quality research and publish in journals.


Ours is one of the best Pathology museums in this territory with over 512 mounted specimens. We have over 150 unmounted specimens which are useful for postgraduate teaching. Catalogues are available for the students to get complete picture of each case.