Pathology includes research and analysis of human tissue, bone and body fluids, defects, or evidence of disease or infection. The field of pathology is critical for the accurate diagnosis of patients in a clinical setting, but also the cause of death to determine the deceased. The term pathology comes from the Greek word pathos which means feeling or suffering. A pathologist has to concentrate on a proper control of the organs, tissues and body fluids. He / she must also thoroughly understand the mechanism of cells and tissues, cellular adaptation to injury, necrosis, inflammation, wound healing and neoplasia. There are two main branches of pathology in medical science - Anatomical pathology or anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. But there are other branches of pathology, such as forensic pathology, veterinary pathologists, plant pathology, molecular pathology, surgical pathology, hematopathology etc. The aspirants who are seeking career in pathology, may be specialists in one of the these branches of the same. Given the increasing demand for highly qualified pathologists in India, various medical institutions, colleges and universities in the country have taken courses in pathology, in their academic programs.