Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow (King George's Medical University)

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Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology


The Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (FMT) started in the year 1918 when Rai Bahadur J. P. Modi was appointed as whole time Lecturer. He later held the post of Materia Medica & Prof. F. M. T. till 1934. After his departure the department was managed by part time H. O. D's (Civil Surgeons/ C.M.O.) till 1982. Prof S. D. Yadav took charge as full time Professor & H. O. D. in 1982, followed by Dr. H. C. Rastogi, and Dr. Baljeet Singh. Dr. A. K. Verma is currently head of the department.

Courses Offered :


Activities :

Teaching and training of undergraduate (MBBS), PG, LLB & PGDCR students in forensic medicine & toxicology.

Lectures to additional judges, civil judges & procecuting officers & at times consultation to CBCID of UP also.
Taking lecturers of PMS doctors regarding various medicolegal problems.

Department has been giving Medicolegal services of various nature to C.B.C.I.D., Judiciary Police, Administration & G.M. & A.H.

Several textbooks have been written. These include “Text Book of Medical Jurisprudence & Toxicology” written by Dr J.P. Modi Former Prof. & Head Dept of F.M.T., C.S.M.C. in1920 and “Medicolegal Companion” by Dr P.K.

Bhattacharya former reader F.M.T. in 1964. “A Short review of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology” was written by Dr Baljeet Singh.

Forth coming year will be witnessing many advancements in the department with starting of Poison Information Centre on the pattern of A.I.I.M.S. New Delhi.


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