To develop practitioners of community medicine and health care managers who are skilled to solve health issues of the community and promote their health with their full participation.

  • To develop as a Center Of Excellence in teaching, training, outreach services, research and health management in the domain of Community Medicine and Public Health.

  • To invent a force of Public Health Experts having skills & abilities to evolve innovative health policies and programs for community development at national and international level.
  • Community Medicine is a speciality that deals with health of the people, the main objectives being assessment of the health needs of the population and developing strategies to meet the needs through empowerment process. It empowers community to generate demand of quality health services and also the health system to meet out the demands of the community. Here, the word “health services” mean preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services. This department also works towards discovery of new knowledge in the domain of public health. The department is engaged in teaching/training, service and research. In addition to MBBS course, the department plans to run various post-graduate courses and workshops for capacity building of health manpower so that they have core public health competencies. It plans to establish “Centre for Rural Health” and “Urban Health Training Centre” to cater for the needs of disadvantaged groups in rural and urban areas and also to train the health manpower. It is mandatary for the department to carry out research in priority areas.

    Dr Pradeep Deshmukh completed his MBBS and MD in Community Medicine from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha. He also did post-graduate certificate courses in nutrition and participatory monitoring and evaluation. After completing MBBS from MGIMS, Sewagram in the year 1992, he worked for two years at a Primary Health Center in 1993-95 in Maharashtra, which helped him understand the reality about health care delivery in India. Later, he chose to do post-graduation in Community Medicine so that he could workfor strengthening health care delivery in the country. As a faculty member at MGIMS, Sewagram, he had been part of team involved in developing a number of innovative community-based strategies and programs in the fields of maternal & child health, non-communicable diseases and communicable diseases. He has been a key member of the team, which conceptualized and implemented a model for community participation in health. Further, he laid the groundwork for several successful grant applications for community-based research and mentored several researchers, not only in department of Community Medicine, but also in other clinical and para-clinical departments. In addition, he successfully administered several projects (e.g. staffing, budget), collaborated with other researchers, and produced several peer-reviewed publications from each project. In addition, he have also authored several chapters in books and modules for post-graduate certificate and diploma programs. He has developed expertise in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Over the last decade, he networked all across the country to conduct training programs to build the capacity of junior faculty and post-graduate students in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, which includes workshops in the multiple areas such as epidemiological research designs, multivariate analysis, meta-analysis and qualitative research methods. He has skills to handle statistical softwares like SPSS, EPI INFO and R and skilled to do many advanced analysis. He has participated in several consultancies for national and international organizations.

    Dr.Ranjan Solanki

    Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine

    She completed her MD in Community Medicine from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. She is an Epidemiologist and Geriatrician She holds a degree in Clinical Psychology from IGNOU, Delhi as well. She has served in 15 funded research projects in various capacities. She has 12 years’ of rich experience of interacting with a wide range of groups from community health workers to policy makers, from marginalized populations to health advocates. She has made significant contributions through research, training and advocacy at various levels. Her focus area of research are Gender and Mental health. She has worked intensively in Mind Body Medicine projects and working towards integrating those models effectively in conventional health care. She is a voracious reader and loves to dwell in abstract.