Department Of Community Medicine


The department of community medicine is being functioning since the inception of Sri Devaraj Urs medical college with an aim of preparing primary health care physicians who are able to provide comprehensive health care services to the community. Since 2007 it is functioning as a university department under Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar. As a university department it admits postgraduate students for the preparation of specialists in the field of community medicine. Apart from the class room facilities and public health laboratory facilities for teaching and training of students, the department also administers an urban health centre at Kolar town and a rural health centre at Devarayasamudra village in Mulbagal Taluk of Kolar district.

Undergraduate students, interns and postgraduates are posted to these centres to observe and practice community medicine under the supervision of the faculty and field staff. The department also provides medical services to the communities of Kolar and neighboring Chikaballapur districts through outreach clinics and general and specialty health camps. The department networks extensively with the district health administration and its health centres, panchayats, non-governmental organizations, trusts, individuals and groups in organizing these services.

The faculty, postgraduates and the field staff are involved in the delivery of and monitoring and evaluation activities of national health programmes in the district. In order to create awareness on health and disease in the community the department conducts programmes to educate the public with community involvement. Conducting national and international health days and events in the community is undertaken to achieve the objective of educating the people in health.

  • To achieve 100% pass percentage at both Under Graduate & Post Graduate level
  • To encourage Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to carry out research in their field of interest
  • To create interest for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the subject by introducing Evidence Based and Applied aspects of Biochemistry
  • To use research skills acquired from various academic activities, to design the experiments & to use appropriate statistical methods to analyze and interpret the data further to critically review the scientific literature
  • To provide training to the teaching staff & technicians by facilitating them to attend the training programme for ISO -15189 NABL Accreditation
  • To provide Quality Clinical Chemistry laboratory services 24×7 to the Clinicians of the hospital for the benefit of the patients

Undergraduate Courses

  • Medical: MBBS

  • Postgraduate Courses
    • MD (Community Medicine)
    • MPH (Master of Public Health)

    Thrust Areas
    • Non Communicable Diseases (Diabetes Mellitus & Cancer)
    • Maternal & Child Health
    • Lifestyle & Health (Tobacco and Smoking)


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