Anatomy and Pathology Museum
Anatomy and Pathology Museum started in the early 60s by the noted anatomist, Dr S.S. Godbole, the huge collection, of about 3000 original specimens, is an asset which
Manipal University can boast of as, perhaps, being the only one of its kind in Asia. The Anatomy and pathology museum of Manipal University was renovated in November, 2012.
For students, it is a wonderful learning aid and for the visitors, MAP is a storehouse of knowledge. The specimens have been there for close to 40 years. The renovated museum with its new magnificent ambience will be an added attraction for the hundreds and thousands of visitors.
The museum is divided into two main sections: Anatomy and Pathology. The anatomy section displays specimens of normal human body parts and organs in manner which makes it easy to understand. Each organ system of the human body can be explored as a separate entity. Every bit of the body is displayed from head to toe from different sections.
There is a section on comparative anatomy, where large collection of animals, their skeleton and bones are displayed. The museum of Pathology displays diseased body parts and organs. The section on life-style related diseases displays specimens of diseases that occur in humans.
In addition to the specimens, there are graphics and lot of other information for even a layman to read and understand. That makes the museum all the more interesting. A walk through it provides a wealth of knowledge on human body.