Our department is dedicated to promoting public health, preventive medicine, and community-based healthcare. Through rigorous research, community engagement, and innovative programs, we aim to improve the health and well-being of populations while educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The Department of Community Medicine is committed to achieving the following objectives:

  • Delivering comprehensive community-based education to medical and allied health students, enabling them to be well-rounded professionals.
  • Conducting impactful community-based research in collaboration with students, government health officials, and institutions to benefit society.
  • Organizing state and national-level seminars, workshops, CMEs, and continuing professional development for postgraduates and faculty from other medical colleges.
  • Public Health Advocacy: We are committed to raising awareness about public health issues and advocating for policies that promote healthier communities.
  • Health Promotion and Education: Our department aims to empower individuals with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
  • Disease Prevention: We focus on implementing strategies for preventing diseases through immunization, health screenings, and health education.
  • Community Engagement: We work closely with local communities to understand their health needs and develop interventions that address their specific challenges.
  • Research for Impact: Our research initiatives contribute to evidence-based public health practices and policies.


Our department is equipped with modern facilities to support education, research, and practical activities:

  • Department Library and Seminar Room: Over 100 books covering public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, infectious diseases, clinical medicine, and more. Seminar room for faculty and student presentations.
  • Research Laboratory: We have well-equipped laboratories for conducting studies on epidemiology, health behaviour, and disease surveillance. Space for minor public health investigations and experiments. Equipped with instruments like barometers, anemometers, microscopes, etc.
  • Research Cell: Equipped with microphones, overhead LCD projector, screen, and seating for meetings, project appraisals, and academic activities.
  • Department Museum: Various educational charts, wet specimens, public health models, and microscopic slides on display.
  • Practical Lab: Used for conducting practical sessions.
  • Demonstration Room: Utilized for small-group teaching.
  • Department Staff Room: For faculty and administrative staff to manage department-related tasks.
  • Community Health Centres (UHTC & RHTC): Our institution has established community health centres where students and faculty engage in health promotion activities and provide healthcare services to underserved populations.
  • Data Analysis Tools: Our department utilizes advanced data analysis software to assess health trends and make informed decisions for community health interventions.
  • Health Education Resources: We have a collection of educational materials and resources for promoting health education and awareness in communities.

Departmental Activities

Our department engages in various activities to enhance knowledge and skills:

Details of CMEs and Workshops conducted by the department

CME Date CME Code No.
Time Series Analysis 4th Sept 2015 MMC/MAC/2015/F-003413
Meta Analysis 26th & 27th Dec 2016 MMC/MAC/2016/F-006621
Case Control Study 11th Jan 2018 MMC/MAC/2017/F-009308
Sample Size Estimation 6th & 7th June 2019 MMC/MAC/2019/F-012935
Regression Analysis 7th & 8th Jan 2021 MMC/WEB/2021/F-000327
Nonparametric Significance Test 6th & 7th Jan 2023 MMC/WEB/2022/F-016762
  • Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) and Workshops: Conducting state-level CMEs and workshops for faculty from other medical colleges on topics like statistical analysis and research methodology.
  • Student Activities: Organizing events like ‘Breastfeeding Week’, Organ donation awareness campaigns, and poster competitions on relevant topics.
  • Health Days Celebration: We actively celebrate various health awareness days such as World Health Day, World AIDS Day, and World Breastfeeding Week to promote health education and preventive measures.
  • Faculty Mentoring: Faculty members act as mentors for MBBS students, providing academic and moral guidance.
  • Guest Lectures: Inviting department faculty as guest lecturers to medical and allied health institutions on various topics.
  • Internal Faculty Meetings: Weekly meetings to plan and monitor departmental activities, including theory and practical classes, field visits, and more.
  • NAAC and Quality Management: Actively participating in college NAAC assessment, quality management, and audits.
  • COVID-19 Response: Involvement in contact tracing, disaster management, and quality management during the pandemic.
  • Health Camps: Organizing health camps in rural and urban areas to provide free health check-ups and screenings.
  • Health Awareness Workshops: Conducting workshops on topics such as hygiene, nutrition, and reproductive health in collaboration with local organizations.
  • Health Surveys: Conducting surveys to assess the health needs and concerns of different communities, guiding our intervention strategies.
  • Epidemiological Studies: Investigating disease outbreaks and patterns to identify risk factors and recommend preventive measures.
  • Collaborative Projects: Partnering with NGOs, government agencies, and international organizations to address health disparities and improve healthcare access.

Awards & Achievements

We take pride in the following awards and achievements:

Name Dr. Sachin Mumbare Dr. Kusum V Moray Dr. Ramesh S Patil
Award Name Awarded for the best paper published in the Indian Journal of Community Medicine. Received a fully paid scholarship to attend a health systems strengthening course. Awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Statistics.
Rank Professor and Head Assistant Professor Statistician-cum-Assistant Professor

Research Activities

Our faculty and students actively participate in research initiatives:

  • Exploring post-mortem contraception trends using ARIMA model.
  • Health system strengthening and health-related research projects.
  • Research on COVID-19 impact and interventions.
  • Investigating public health models and strategies for community well-being.
  • Health Behaviour Studies: Investigating factors influencing health behaviours and developing interventions to promote healthier lifestyles.
  • Epidemiological Research: Conducting studies on disease prevalence, transmission, and risk factors to inform public health strategies.
  • Healthcare Access and Equity: Researching barriers to healthcare access and proposing solutions to improve health equity in underserved communities.

Outreach Programs/Activities

Our department is committed to community engagement and outreach:

  • Family Adoption Program: Students adopt rural families, survey their health needs, and act as intermediaries between families and healthcare.
  • Health Camps: Organizing health camps for awareness, screening, and primary care in rural areas.
  • School Health Visits: Regular visits to local schools for awareness campaigns and childhood illness screening.
  • Community Health Surveys: Conducting surveys to assess the health needs and priorities of different communities
  • Field Visits: Annual visits to public health centres, health offices, water purification plants, waste management facilities, and more,
  • District Tuberculosis Centre
  • District Malaria Office
  • ART Centre (Anti-retro viral therapy)
  • District Leprosy Centre
  • Milk Diary
  • Cotton mill/ Sugar Factory
  • Water Purification Plant
  • Solid Waste Management Plant
  • Sewage treatment Plant
  • District Health Office
  • Disaster Management Office
  • Primary Health Centre
  • Sub-centre
  • Community Health Centre
  • Anganwadi Centre
  • Public Health Laboratory
  • Rural and Urban Health Training Centre
  • Remand Home

The Department of Community Medicine is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of communities through education, research, and community engagement. We are committed to making a positive impact on public health and fostering a healthier and more equitable society.

Value Added Courses


  • Screening for non communicable diseases.
  • Interpretation of evidence how to read and understand journal articles.
  • Reference management tools.
  • Working powerpoint presentation.
  • Working with spread sheets.
  • Foundational Biostatistics for Medical Research.
  • Data Analysis using SPSS