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M.B.B.S - March 1999- Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka.

M.D(Forensic Medicine) - Dec 2004- Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka.


Certificate in “Analytical Toxicology & Forensic DNA Typing” awarded by Dept. of Analytical Toxicology, Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin in November 2006. 

Designated as a Counsellor in Torture Medicine after successfully completed PGCTM, from IMA, AKN Sinha Institute of contuning Medical and Health Education and Research in Dec 2011.

Completed his MBA [Hospital Administration] from Sikkim Manipal University in the year 2016.

Completed FAIMER Fellow 2016 from MAHE in 2018.

Certificate course (E-learning) in Public health and clinical laboratory practice and medical ethics conducted by Public Health Bhubaneshwar, Public health of India sponsored by Department of Heath Research (Ministry of Health and warfare and ICMR) 


PG cum Tutor- Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Forensic Medicine-01-08-2001 to 31-07-2004- 3 years

Assistant Professor, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore    Forensic Medicine- 18-01-2005 to 23-07-09- 4years 6 months

Associate Professor, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Forensic Medicine -24-07-2009 to 23-06-2011- 1 year 11 Months

Associate Professor and In Charge Head, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Forensic Medicine -24-06-2011    to 23-07-2012- 1 year 1 Month

Professor and Head, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Forensic Medicine    24-07-2012 to 24-07-2019    7years

Professor, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Forensic Medicine- 25-07-2019 to 20-11-2020 - !year and 4 Months and 6 days 

Professor and Associate Dean , Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Forensic Medicine-1-12-2020    onwards 1 year and 4 Months (till date 2022) 

Research interests

Forensic Medicine; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Anthropology. 

Public Health; Epidemiology; Suicidology; Traffic Medicine; Toxicology. 

Medical Ethics; Law in Relation to Medicine; Medical Education; Endocrinology. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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