What is most difficult of all? It is what appears most simple. To see with your eyes what lies in front of eyes….
In the era of beauty, cosmetics and  yearn to attain perfection, the specialty of dermatology has gained immense importance. It is one of the fastest advancing branches of  medicine with various subspecialties like clinical dermatology , dermatopathology, paediatric dermatology , dermatosurgery , cosmetic dermatology, trichology  and aesthetic medicine.
The speciality of Dermatology , Venereology and Leprology  not only deals with management  of  various diseases but also offers promising treatment through advances in cosmetic dermatology , dermatosurgery  for various conditions , thus changing lives of patients  in more ways than one….



  • Providing knowledge in basics of dermatology for undergraduates .
  • Clinical training in diagnosing and management  of common skin diseases for undergraduates .
  • Providing theoretical knowledge of the subject for postgraduates
  • Training in clinical /practical skills
  • Participation in research 
  • Introduction and training in dermatosurgery and cosmetic dermatology

Courses Catered:

Number of Post graduate seats:


Infrastructure of Department:

  • Well spaced consultation and faculty rooms 
  • 30 bedded  ward with side lab
  • Phototherapy unit
  • Well equipped minor dermatosurgical OT
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Radiofrequency and Electrocautery
  • CO2 fractional laser and Nd-YAG  laser
  • Department library

Academic Activities:

  • Clinicopathological discussion every fortnight
  • Research activity :
    1. Evaluation  of calcium levels in vitiligo patients
    2. Study of hair diseases
    3. Biochemical analysis in patients of Psoriasis
    4. Evaluation of CO2 laser in treatment of acne scars

Achievements of staff:

Dr.M M Unni – Fellowship of American Academy of Dermatology ( 2009)

Dr. B S Ankad – Scholarship of World Congress of Dermatology (2011)

Dr V V Sampagavi – 26 publications (co-authored) in various national and international journals , training for physicians on HIV/AIDS (2000)

Dr.Varna Naidu M – 6  publications in national journal  

Contact details:   
Dept of Skin & VD
SNMC& HSK Hospital Bagalkot.
Ph: 08354 235400 (EXT 1061)