Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI)

A constituent college of

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), PUDUCHERRY



The department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology was established in the year 2001. It is a well equipped and fully staffed department and manned by faculties from different parts of India with many years of experience behind them. 

Objectives of the Department

  • To impart medicolegal knowledge on different aspects of medicine to students so that they are fully capable to deal with such issues in their clinical practice
  • Training on proper medicolegal documentation and examination of cases to facilitate an atmosphere of learning and research


  • To develop a well-organized department with all modern teaching facilities to train UG, PG & medical officers to cater to medico-legal services to the community.
  •  To develop an atmosphere of research and innovations so that faculty can develop their competence to national and international standards


  •  To train the students in Medicolegal autopsy & Clinical Forensic Medicine to apply their medical knowledge in the administration of justice
  • To develop state of the art Departmental Museum and Autopsy Centre to train UG & PG students 
  • To start PDC (Poison Detection Centre) with interdepartmental coordination for research & patient care
  • To educate stakeholders (faculty & students) on up to date medicolegal issues


  • To involve UG students in research activities like students’ ICMR projects (STS).
  • To conduct various researches in issues related to Medicolegal point of view in branches like forensic anthropology, sexual assault cases, forensic pathology, paediatric forensic medicine etc.

Innovation and best practices

  • Court room simulation for Undergraduates.
  • “FMT Forum “– intercollegiate Forensic Medicine Quiz competition annually.
  • “Explicit Art Contest- Poster Competition.

Future Plans

  • To establish analytical toxicology lab.
  • Orientation program to medical officers of Pondicherry in managing medicolegal cases.
  • To provide Medicolegal consultation services in collaboration with legal experts.