Department of Community Medicine plays a pivotal role in complementing and reinforcing the University manifesto of setting exemplary standards in quality teaching, training & research and particularly instilling a rural bias among students. The department has faculty with excellent credentials in terms of qualification, experience & exposure to academics, applied and field research.

Targeted Research Areas in Epidemiology:

Health services research.

Cancer Epidemiology

Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Clinical Epidemiology

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

Epidemiologic Methods

Epidemiology of Aging

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Nutritional Epidemiology

Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology

Social epidemiology,

Public and population health,

Global health epidemiology

Molecular epidemiology.

Research facilities: The department is amply resource- rich as an excellent ‘knowledge hub’ for students perusing post-graduation/doctoral programmes in preventive & social medicine. Infrastructure /facilities include:

Seminar & Demonstration rooms

Public health Research laboratory which is well equipped with dissecting microscopes & entomology slides

Public health museum with 16 models, 142 specimen, 62 charts/Posters

Library that is well stocked with 400+ books and 18 Journals on Community Medicine. 

IT enabled communication infrastructure & teaching paraphernalia

Well equipped & appropriately located Rural & Urban Health Training Centres, involved in both training students and providing community based preventive, promotive & curative services.

Service Delivery & Operational Research Profile:

Since inception the department has set exemplary precedents in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring/ evaluating various health projects/ programmes with applied/operational research component.

Projects Implemented/ Ongoing: 42

Outreach Service activities: Services are provided via Community based fixed service out lets - RHTC, RHC, UHTC, & Mobile service Outlets via camps at hilly terrain and social service camps.

Urban Health Training Center (Coverage of a population of 15,000),

Rural health Training Center (Coverage of a population of 28,788; AWC: 13, Schools: 06)

Rural Health centre (Coverage of a population of 1198; families 199).

Community Health Centre

Community Medicine is actively contributing to research in the form of activities through a Mother NGO (RCH) & various research projects in the field of RCH, IDDCP & other important public health areas by collaborating at State & National level.

Future Vision: To develop the department a Center of Excellence in public health, and to become a role model & key/nodal resource in the state for capacity building, policy planning and quality assurance; liaison with national/ international agencies for planning and implementation of need based health & development programme.