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Department of Community Medicine
The Department of Community Medicine at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences was started in 2002 and as per the Institute’s motto “TO REACH THE UNREACHED” we have been extending promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to the rural and urban residents of our service areas. The department plays a key role in providing quality medical education and producing high quality public health professionals and community physicians. The department also strives to impart the ethical values to health professionals and constantly motivates the professionals to master the art of healing and explore the new frontiers of Medicine through committed research.

Statement of Mission and Vision:


To “Reach the Unreached” with a view to provide promotive, preventive, curative rehabilitative and holistic health care to the community specially to those who are underprivileged.

To provide quality medical education with ethical values, empathy, compassion and love to select young men and women who have the dedication to master the art of healing and explore the frontiers of medicine through committed teaching and research.


To produce competent doctors who shall recognize the heath needs of the community, have mastered most of the competencies related to Health Care, imbibed a spirit of scientific inquiry and have the basic skills in teaching of the medical and paramedical professionals.

The Department has the full strength of dedicated faculty (click here) as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) norms. The training of Undergraduate Medical Students (MBBS students) started in 2002 and a comprehensive, full-time, three year Post graduate course, MD in Community Medicine since 2008. The annual intake of Post graduates is 04 (Four) candidates, these have duly been granted recognition by Medical Council of India / MOHFW, Government of India.
The various activities carried out by the Department of Community Medicine are summarised:--

a. Medical Education (UG & PG) (click here)
b. Health Out reach Activities (click here)
c. Community based Research (click here)

For providing quality Medical Education and to produce holistic health professionals, the Department has excellent facilities to train the Under graduate and Post graduate students both in the classrooms and in the community.

Outreach health care services are carried through 06 Peripheral Health Centres (2 Rural Health Centres,1 Urban Health Centres and 3 Pondicherry Govt. PHCs) covering a population of over 1,50,000 individuals.

Research projects are carried out in collaboration with various International and National organizations like World Health Organization, Global Fund, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), RNTCP/ MOHFW, Govt of India, New Delhi. Till date the department has more than 142 publications in various national and international peer reviewed Journals. Faculty take active part in National and International professional conferences, workshops and seminars, both as delegates and as resource persons. Post Graduates and Under graduates are encouraged to participate and present research papers at various national and International conferences.
Dr. Zile Singh Professor & HOD
Dr. Anil Purty Professor
Dr. Joy Bazroy  Professor
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Konduru Assoc. Professor
Dr. Stalin. P Assoc. Professor
Dr. Murugan Assoc. Professor
Dr.Prahan Kumar R Asst. Professor
Dr. Velavan Asst. Professor
Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra Asst. Professor
Dr. Manikandan Statistician cum Asst.Prof.
Dr. Newtonraj Asst. Professor
Dr. Kalaiselvi. S Asst. Professor
Dr. Lakshmi. J LMO
Dr. B. Sowbarnika Vaishnavi LMO