Community Medicine - Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences

The Department of Community Medicine, HIMS, provides a unique platform for inter and cross-disciplinary research bringing Science to Medicine. Apart from bench-to-bedside, the department focuses on bedside-to-bench translation and extends it to the population/community level.

Programs offered are coupled with 6-9 months internship with premier organizations, viz., Medanta- The Medicity Delhi-NCR, MAX Healthcare, FORTIS, Sun Pharma, Cadilla, Zydus, etc., besides international internship. Faculty’s Bio and Health sciences Research published in the top 3-5% of science journals of the world have got us global recognition.

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Research Thrust areas are Nutrition, Maternal & Child Health, Non-Communicable Disease surveillance, Molecular Epidemiology, Thyroid homeostasis, Iodine Deficiency disorders, DNA markers & Cervical Cancer, Bioinformatics: (Population-specific Data base, Drug designing, Clinical Data Management), and much more.

Community Outreach is integral to us. We keep a demographic record of the beneficiaries, conduct family surveys and hold health awareness camps. Identified as the Community Health Centre for National Health Programs. The department also has collaborations with ICMR, UNICEF, WHO, USAID, UNFPA, etc.


Teaching & Training

Student-centric pedagogy stimulates learning and a deep understanding of the subject.

Our academic activities are recognized as progressive and relevant with a focus on practical learning, innovation, skill development, and exposure to the latest advancements in Clinical Research / Epidemiology.

Students receive knowledge and skills through lessons in laboratories (wet and dry lab)/experiential field work and tutorials, guest lectures from industry experts, tutorials, visits to companies, workshops, seminars, inter-disciplinary programs & projects, small group activities, and individual discussions, selectively utilizing multimedia and digital platforms.

Students also get extensive exposure in specialist labs, conferences, seminars, special workshops, research-based projects, and assignments/field projects.

Besides theoretical knowledge students are in involved in Health Day celebrations as well as visits to renowned medical institutions like PGI Chandigarh, KGMU Lucknow, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, ICMR in New Delhi, etc.



Department of Community Medicine has a highly competent team of experienced & dedicated faculty with a combination of academia and clinical. Entire teaching faculty has higher degrees and are research experts who help render quality education to students assisting them in developing expertise and in-depth understanding of the various branches of Community Medicine.



Our Placement Cell has exceptional links with healthcare industry and leading research institutions, besides providing ‘Summer Internship’ and 100% placement support.

Highest package INR 9 Lakhs p.a.

Our students have been placed at Himalayan Hospital, AIIMS, Apollo Research & Innovation, Max Healthcare, Institute of Applied Statistics, Indian Council of Medical Research, Cliantha Research Pvt. Ltd, etc.


In-house Clinical Trial


PDP, Internship & Placement Support

  • Interactive, Integrative and Experiential learning with a vibrant learning environment
  • Rural and Urban health training facilities and a Rural Development Institute (RDI) for field experience
  • Exercises in handling epidemic, endemic, and pandemic situations
  • Six to nine months Internship with premier industry of the country
  • One year Internship with premier industry of the country
  • Placements at premier National/International institutions
  • Only Institute in Northern India offering M.Sc. Epidemiology


  • PG
    M.Sc. Clinical research
    • Perform Clinical Trial Documentation, Clinical Trial Management, Quality Assurance & Quality Control Audit, Medical writing, SOPs, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, and Research methodology as per national & International regulations.
    • Gain efficiency to manage Quantitative tools & techniques, Clinical Data Management, Cloud based Data acquisition, Bio-, Pharmaco-, Medico-Informatics, Drug designing.
    • Become proficient in Big Data Management and Healthcare Data Science besides their interpretation.
    • Prompt Diagnostic Tools (Analytical, Immuno-, Molecular).
    • Explain Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical product research including medical devices.
    Masters in Epidemiology
    • Exhibit in-depth understanding and awareness of epidemiology’s function and contribution to other health-related disciplines.
    • Analyze how political, social, cultural, vocational, and environmental issues and systems affect health and medical treatment.
    • Use descriptive and inferential approaches to analyze data from health information systems and epidemiological research, and then interpret the findings.
    • Understand and apply statistical methods and epidemiological concepts to analyze the causes of diseases and the current state of the most pressing health issues.
    • Examine situations that may have a negative impact on public health, such as environmental dangers and disease outbreaks, and develop a suitable plan to combat them.


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