The Department of Anatomy was one of the four blocks which were completed for the King George's Medical University, Lucknow at the time of ceremonial opening of the college building by Sir John Hewett in January 1912.
The Museum is one of the best in South East Asia. Renovation of Museum was done in 2010. Establishment of "Ultrasound lab" in 2002, "CT Scan Gallery" in 2005 and "MRI Gallery" in 2011 are some new facilities for teaching purpose. The initial lot of specimens, models, charts in the museum was brought from England. Since then major expansions have taken place.
=> The department has fully functional subspecialties of Gross Anatomy, Imaging Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology (Microanatomy), Reproductive Biology, Teratology, Cytogenetics and Tissue Culture and Embryology.
=> A lot of work on prenatal sex determination and chromosomal aberrations in various cases attending out patient and in patient departments of the university has been undertaken in the Cytogenetics and Tissue Culture Lab for over 25 years.
=> Over these years about 255 research papers have been published.
=> The Anatomical Society of the Department, founded in 1950, is an educational society engaged in a number of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Students are engaged in its administration and activities. To encourage student participation several prizes are awarded. The Anatomical Society of CSMMU is affiliated to the Anatomical Society of India and its U. P. Chapter.
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