The department of Anatomy came into existence concurrently with the JN Medical College on 2nd October 1962 with intake of 1st Batch of 40 MBBS students which continued up to 1984. Intake was increased to 100 students in 1985 and subsequently in the academic session of 1996-97 increased to 150. BDS course began at the same time with intake of 40 students. Department is also running MD (Anatomy) course with intake of 3 PG/year. For Gross Anatomy teaching department has embalming facility, cadaver storage tank and cold storage plant and Gross anatomy laboratory for 150 students at a time, Museum with sufficient number of dissected/displayed parts/specimens of human body/models/charts, and 3 demonstration/tutorial rooms with capacity of 50 each. For microscopic anatomy there is UG histology laboratory and Postgraduate research lab. Computer lab is for both teaching UG and research activity of PG. One seminar room is used for PG seminar and journal club, as a part PG training. Equipments include cadaver injector, electric saw, different kinds of microtomes (rotary, sliding and freezing), distillation plant, overhead and slide projectors, incubator and ovens, computers, laptop and LCD projector. Research laboratories include PG research lab, Neuroanatomy and Embryology cum Teratology lab. A small departmental library needs to be updated. At the moment department has one ICMR-funded research project. Teachers of the department have published their research works in many reputed national and international journals.