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.
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.