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About PGIMER Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health

We Are

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is based in Chandigarh (city beautiful in North India) and was established in1962 by then Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. It was declared as an “Institute of National Importance” by an Act of Parliament of India on 1st April 1967 and is currently an autonomous body functioning directly under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. PGIMER has almost all specialties and super specialties departments. The Department of Community Medicine was instituted in 1977 with the purpose of developing effective models health service delivery for rural communities and for providing community health orientation to public health professionals. To address emerging challenges in public health education and research, the Department of Community Medicine was upgraded to Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health (SPH) in the Tenth Five Year Plan of India (2002-06).

What We Do

Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health conduct post-graduate teaching programmes and short-term training courses on various public health issues. Besides, we are also involved in several research projects in collaboration with national and international organizations (like DBT, ICMR, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, DFID, MOH&FW, and MOE&F etc.) and state governments. We also provide consultancy services to state and central health services on public health matters and national programs/projects. Each year nearly 45 training programs are conducted with an average attendance of 30 participants per course. We also deliver population based health services to approximately 80,000 populations in rural, urban and slum communities of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh. SPH has developed various public for health models which have been successfully scaled and replicated across country

What We Offer

SPH offers regular Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor in Medicine (MD), Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM), and Masters of Public Health (MPH) along with various short-term courses in areas of epidemiology, health management, health promotion, communicable and non-communicable diseases

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