Dr. Vikram Palimar

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Department of Forensic Medicine


    Dr Vikram Palimar teaches MBBS and MD students.

    • Provides mortuary services inclusive of post mortems and medico legal consultation in Kasturba hospital.
    • Visits crime scenes.
    • Is involved in smooth functioning of the department.
    • Organises CME, conferences and workshop to police officers.
    • Attends court to give evidences.
    • Guides MD dissertation.
    • Conducts university and sessional exams.


Subject Semester / Year
Forensic Medicine 3rd, 4th and 5th semester
Forensic Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Forensic Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2004
MBBS Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College, Davangere 2000


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head I Mar 2021 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 2013 to Feb 2021
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2009 to 2013
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2004 to 2009


Area of Interest

Forensic Pathology , Forensic Anthropology , Forensic Toxicology

Area of Expertise

Forensic Pathology , Forensic Anthropology , Forensic Toxicology

Area of Research

Forensic Pathology , Forensic Anthropology , Forensic Toxicology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of IAFM.
  • Life Member of IST.
  • Life Member of SIMLA.
  • Life Member of KAMLS.

A quantitative analysis of atlas vertebrae and its abnormalities

2013-01-01 Gupta C Radhakrishnan P Palimar V D’Souza AS Kiruba NL

J Morphol Sci, 2013. Morphometric study of atlas.

Prediction of stature from foot length

2012-01-01 Gupta C Neena PAV Palimar V

Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2012.

Fatal deliberate self-harm in adolescents- A Manipal perspective

2012-01-01 Palimar V Gupta C

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2012.

A morphological study of variations in the origin and course of radial artery

2012-01-01 Shetti VR Gupta C Murlimanju BV Palimar V

Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2012.

Deaths due to electrocution

2012-01-01 Shankar MB Palimar V

Journal of South India Medico Legal Association, 2012.

Mortality due to insecticide poisoning: A retrospective post-mortem study

2011-01-01 Palimar V Rastogi P

Journal of South India Medico Legal Association, 2011

Excavation of the chest due to railway mishap

2011-01-01 Palimar V Nagesh KR Raghavendra Babu YP Manjunath S Rastogi P

Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2011.

Wounds due to a modified shot gun (home-made): A case report

2010-01-01 Palimar V Nayak VC Arun M Kumar PG Bhagavath P

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2010.

Drowning deaths in Manipal

2010-01-01 Palimar V Manjunath S

International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal, 2010.

Sudden death due to Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor

2010-01-01 Raghavendra Babu YP Palimar V Arun M Kumar PG Lakshmi R

J Forensic Leg Med, 2010.

Unusual methods of suicide: complexities in investigation

2010-01-01 Arun M Palimar V Kumar PG Menezes RG

Med Sci Law, 2010.

Psychological autopsy - an important tool for postmortem diagnosis of death.

2014-01-03 Babu YPR Bakkannavar SM Manjunath S Joseph N Kishan K Palimar V

Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. Vol 7(1), Jan-Mar 2014: 41 – 43.

Fatal Burns Due To Arcing Current

2014-01-01 Bakkannavar SM Kumar A Vijay V Nayak VC Kumar PG Palimar V

Journal of Karnataka Medico Legal Society. Vol. 23(1): 2014; 34 – 36

Mystery behind a sudden death – a case report

2014-01-01 Kumar A Shashidhara S Bakkannavar SM Bhat S Kumar PG Palimar V

Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine 2014; 1(1): 49-52.

Fatal deliberate self-harm- A Manipal perspective

2010-01-01 Charan Kishor Shetty

2010.The present study comprised 656 cases of Fatal Deliberate Self Harm out of the total 3571 cases that underwent post-mortem examination in the mortuary of Department of Forensic Medicine, KMC Manipal over a period of 20 years, January1992 to May 2012.

Analysis of burns cases in Manipal - A five year retrospective study

2009-01-12 Sasi Kumar

January 2005 to December 2009.

Analysis of paediatric and geriatric poisoning cases at Kasturba Hospital

2008-01-01 Sasi Tarvadi

Manipal, 2008.

Estimation of stature from Inter-acromial length

2013-01-01 Azim Ahdir MP

2013.Aims & objectives :To estimate stature from inter-acromial length in dead body. To evaluate the usefulness of this parameter in estimating the stature with interacromial length.