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.

Manipal Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Manipal Dr, Madhav Nagar,
Manipal, Karnataka 576104

Archaeological Survey of India

The Archaeological Survey of India is an Indian government agency attached to the Ministry of Culture that is responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in the country. It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham who also became its first Director-General. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the Ministry of Culture. Under the provisions of the AMASR Act of 1958, the ASI administers more than 3650 ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance. These can include everything from temples, mosques, churches, tombs, and cemeteries to palaces, forts, step-wells, and rock-cut caves. The Survey also maintains ancient mounds and other similar sites which represent the remains of ancient habitation.

The ASI is headed by a Director General who is assisted by an Additional Director General, two Joint Directors General, and 17 Directors.