Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

The mission of the Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, Rishikesh is to enquire, investigate and communicate in order to deliver excellence in medical teaching and clinical research.

Our Vision:

The Department aims to be a leading internationally esteemed centre for research and medical teaching across the breadth of the discipline of Anatomical Sciences. It will undertake excellent research that is at the forefront, internationally, of biomedical research and provide high quality medical teaching and learning for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will actively engage with the wider community to share its expertise. It will strive to attract and retain the most talented students of the country and provide the appropriate physical resources that will facilitate research and learning.


The research goal of the Department is to produce excellent biomedical research that is recognised nationally and internationally by:

  • Promoting a research culture which encourages excellence in research.
  • Providing an optimal physical environment for research.
  • Providing the necessary infrastructure for high quality research.
  • Promoting the strategic development of research capacity.
  • Research in the Department is supported by a Research Committee. The major areas of research activity within the Department are:                                                                         
  • Neuroscience
  • Reproductive biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Clinical and functional anatomy
  • Biological anthropology
  • Cell biology & Cytogenetic


Research Facilities

Most of the research laboratories are located on the 1st floor of the building except the Dissection lab which is on the ground floor.


Histology lab

The Histology Laboratory will have facilities for the research work involving histology and immunohistochemistry.

The facility’s to provide expertise advice in all areas of histology. We will produce high quality microscopic sections of a wide variety of samples in paraffin and frozen embedded material.  We will  also offer assistance with immunohistochemistry and perform special stains.

We will provide equipments to facility users includes cryostats, microtomes and staining facilities.

Services will be available for:

  • Paraffin processing
  • Staining slides
  • Micro dissection

Tissue Culture lab

The tissue culture laboratory will have facilities for cell culture work.

Cytogenetic  lab

The Cytogenetic Lab will provide facilities for karyotyping, gene analysis and expression, vector transfection and gene discovery.