Welcome To Maharastra  Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Community Medicine

Community Medicine encompasses a wide range and broad spectrum of activities for prevention of disease and promoting health of general population by virtue of its multifarious measures for communities, masses and individuals. It covers wider practical approach of Public Health, besides regular teaching and training activities for undergraduate & postgraduate Medical & Physiotherapy College students, as well as Interns. The Department also caters to the essential health needs of population located under the field practice area of Rural Health Training Centre, Sudumbare as well as that under Urban Heath Training Centre, Talegaon Dabhade. .

Course Content
Includes topics as per MUHS/MCI guidelines, such as Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Communicable & Non-communicable disease, Community Health and Health administration.


  1. State of Art Museum with models & posters
  2. Up to date library having books, reference books, journals & educative CDs.
  3. Research laboratory for Undergraduate & Postgraduate teaching & training,for research work as well.

overview of the Department

The Department of Community Medicine is located on the ground floor in the MIMER Medical College building at Talegaon. It provides quality medical education and health services through RHTC and UHTC with the help of adequate teaching and non-teaching staff. It is well equipped with a museum, departmental library, demonstration rooms, research laboratory and audio-visual teaching aids. The Department owns 2 vehicles and 1 ambulance for ferrying students and patients from field practice area and organization of various surveys and health camps. This well-resourced set-up has yielded 8 university distinctions in the past 5 years. 3 post-graduates in Community Medicine have successfully completed their course and one of them secured 2nd rank in the MUHS. Presently 4 students are pursuing their M.D course.

PG courses offered: a. M.D (Community Medicine) b. PhD (Community Medicine)

Services provided by department / Consultancy services by any faculty :
Primary healthcare services including:

  • Basic OPD & IPD service
  • Maternal and child health services
  • Specialty clinics
  • Home visits
  • Physiotherapy clinics
  • Geriatric clinic
  • Health camps and health check ups
  • Referral services

    Consultancy provided:

  • Elective posting for foreign medical and para-medical students with collaboration of ISAC. (India Study Abroad Center)
  • School health services for MIT group of institutions through project "Aarogya"
  • Training for uplift of rural women in partnership with DISHA NGO
  • Health consultancy for CRPF Talegaon.
  • Provides consultancy for construction workers at Tata La Montana Housing project for AIDS Awareness.
  • Consultancy for HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) workers at pumping station Talegaon for common diseases and occupational health.
  • Organization for health camp, workshops, lectures and group discussions in co-ordination with Jankidevi Bajaj group of institution (NGO) for various groups.
  • Dr. Harshal Sabane is a faculty for Medical Education Unit Group for E-Learning and Research Methodology courses.
  • Dr. Swati Raje is recognized faculty for Research Methodology Workshop by MUHS.

    Research activity ongoing and last 3 years:

  • Mental health status among medical students
  • Psychosocial profile of adolescent girls.
  • Knowledge, attitude and practice of HIV / AIDS among reproductive age group in semi-urban areas of Maharashtra
  • Detection and management of associated ocular problems in diabetes mellitus and opportunists screening for undiagnosed diseases in Rural Population
  • Ocular Mobility in pre - School Children of Semi -Urban Area
  • Dietary diversification and comorbidities in reproductive age group.
  • Efficacy of RNTCP programme: A 10 year follow up at a rural hospital in Maharashtra
  • Assessment of immunization coverage in semi-urban areas of Maharashtra
  • Awareness about health care programmes among women from low socio-economic status (ICMR Project)
  • Prevalence and causes of social anxiety disorders in young age group (11-25) of field practice area
  • To study the dependence of teenage and adult population to the smartphone/internet service causing mild to moderate memory impairment
  • Profile and pattern of geriatric mental morbidities in Urban Maharashta
  • Study of retention of knowledge after Behavior Change Communication to a construction worker population in rural area
  • Prevalence and patterns of Internet use and addiction in Medical Students
  • Knowledge of the uninitiated medical students about PCPNDT Act and their personal preferences regarding related issues - A cross sectional study from a rural medical college
  • Effect of daily reminders through short messaging service on adherence to therapy in patients of hypertension and diabetes mellitus at a tertiary care hospital Maharashtra
  • To study different learning styles amongst students using VARK tool
  • Prevalence of Obesity in adolescent population and its socioeconomic determinants in semi urban area of Maharashtra
  • Study of anaemia in adolescent girls and its correlation with their dietary intake
  • Prevalence of pre-hypertension and associated risk factors among young adults in semi urban areas.
  • Developing statistical model for detection of birth weight in women from semi-urban areas of Maharashtra
  • Household Toilets Are Most Hygienic: Community Based Cross-Sectional & Intervention Study.
  • Study of health and hygiene of hotel workers
  • Study of leucorrhoea and cervical cancer in reproductive age group of field practice area of UHTC
  • Study of profile of geriatric age group in field practice area of UHTC
  • Doctor -Patient relationship: From doctor's perspective. (STS-ICMR project)

    Special Achievements:

  • World health day of the year 2017 was celebrated in mimer medical college. The theme of this year is 'depression- let's talk'.
  • World womens day was celebrated at rhtc sudhumnbre on 08/03/2017. The theme for the year 2017 is-'be bold for change' . Around 44 women and anganwadi workers were present. It was organised in colaboaration with icds dept
  • The student volunteers of nss undertook a sapling plantation campaign to commemorate world environment day 2017 at mimer medical college. Taking into consideration the climate and soil conditions, a variety of saplings were planted. Each of the students adopted a sapling each. The campaign was thus aimed at creating a community of passionate tree planters and lovers who work towards preventing the loss of green cover and promoting afforestation
  • On occasion of national safe motherhood d ay on 11th april 2017. A camp at tungi village near lonavala was conducted in association with disha and essar company. Health talk on safe motherhood was given by dr. Ashlesha dandekar . 58 patients were seen with 34 hemoglobin examinations were done and 15 patients were referred to dr. B.s.t.r. Hospital, talegaon.
  • World malaria day (25th april) was celebrated at rhtc, sudumbare on 26th april 2017. There were are 25th people present for our programme done in 'thakar vasti' near sudumbare village.
  • World no tobacco day was celebrated on 31st of may 2017, by urban health centre of mimer medical college, talegaon dabhade. The interns posted at the uhtc went to nearby homes and informed the residents of the ill effects of tobacco and the benefits of quitting, they were informed of the assistance that can be provided by their family and our hospital on their quest to rehabilitate their life. Here are some photographs of the event
  • World breastfeeding week is held annually between the 1st - 7th of august to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The theme for 2017 world breastfeeding week (wbw) has been announced as 'sustaining breastfeeding together'.
  • Who, icd - 10 international classification of diseases, a half day workshop was conducted by the dept. Of community medicine on 28 july 2017 between 1:30pm to 4:00 pm at mimer medical college, talegaon (d), pune in association with central bureau of health intelligence (cbhi), regional office, bhopal, ministry of health and family welfare, government of india.
  • Deaths due to diarrheal diseases are major concerned in india to increase awareness and to promote new concepts about ' tivra atisaar niyntran pandhravada' (severe dehydration control programme)severe dehydration control programme was celebrated in rhtc sudhumbre at school & aangawadi of thakarwasti on 14/06/2017.
  • A health camp was held for women of reproductive age group in village budhwadi. This was in collaboration with 'disha' an ngo working with selfhelp groups. 36 women were examined and their hemoglobin levels were determined. Dietary counselling and medical treatment for anemia was given. 10 women were referred for specialist care to dr. B.s.t.r hospital.
  • Special mention for successful celebration of Breastfeeding Week at RHTC Sudumbare by Breastfeeding Promotion Federation of India.
  • Best Teacher Award for Dr. R. Prayag
  • Dr. Mrs. S. Raje obtained her Ph.D in Biometry and Nutrition from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Paper selected for National level competition "Avishkar" by MUHS for Dr. Mrs. B. Patnaik

    Publications: International Journals:

  • A Comparative Study of Psychiatric Symptoms in Engineering, Medical and Arts & Commerce College Students. Deshpande SS, Raje S, Majumdar R, Ghate M. MJP-02-04-15
  • Knowledge attitude and Practical of Biomedical waste management among Non-Teaching staff of a medical college and hospital in Pune. Online International interdisciplinary Research journal (bi-Montly) ISSN2249-9598 Volume -II, ISSU-VI. Nov-Dec-2014. Dr. Ratna Majumdar. Dr. Ashlesha Dandekar Mrs. Swati Raje.
  • Should we go for IPV along with now as poliomyelitis is on the verge of eradication Dr. S.V. Chincholikar. Online international indisciplinary research journal vol 4 issue 2 March April 2014,
  • A study of prevalence of dental caries and some factors related it, online international research journal vol 4 issue 1 Jan Feb 2014. Dr. S.V.Chincholikar, Dr. Ravi Prayag
  • A study of contraceptive practices in rural areas of Maharashtra. SV Chincholikar Swati Raje. Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal ISSN 2249-9598 Volume III (VI) Nov- Dec 2013
  • Management of Bio Medical Waste - Knowledge & awareness among residence / Assistant Lecturers of a medical college in Pune. Dr. Ratna Majumdar, Dr. Ashlesha Dandekar, Mrs. Swati Raje. Pune International Quart. Research Bulletin. - Vol-12, ISSN2231 -1025- Oct.2012 page 96 to100
  • Hand washing practices in semi urban community in Pune; Maharashtra. R Majumdar, S Raje, A Dandekar. International Quarterly Research Bulletin ISSN 2231-1025; July 2012 Vol 12:42-47.

    Publications: National Journals:

  • Study of obesity indices in adolescent population, Indian journal of community health vol 26 issue 3 July sept. 2015. Dr. S.V. Chincholikar, Dr. Bandana Patnaik
  • Intra and Inter Rater Reliability of a Modified CROM Device for Measuring Cervical Rotation AROM . Kiran Satpute, Richa Bisen, Rebecca Pinto, Swati S Raje. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy. July-September 2015, Vol. 9, No. 3:37-42
  • Social aspects of blind, Indian medical gazette. August 2015. Dr. S.V. Chincholikar
  • A study of morphology of cataract in western India. Seema Dutta Bandhu, Yogendra G Vabale, Prajakta P Sambarrey, Swati S Raje. Journal of Clinical Opthalmology and Research. May Aug 2015;3(2):91-93.
  • Maternal Food Consumption Patterns and Risk of Low Birth Weight in Rural Maharashtra. Swati Raje and Shobha Rao. The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol.52 (2), April - June 2015:153-165
  • Awareness of Biomedical waste management among the health care workers in rural area., Indian journal of basic and applied medical research. Ms.C. Dardi, Dr.Aastha Pandey, sept. 2015: Vol-4, Issue-4, p.351-357
  • KAP of Biomedical waste management among non-teaching staff of a medical college and hospital in Pune, Online International interdisciplinary research journal (Bi-Monthly) Vol-IV Issue VI, Nov-Dec.2014, Pages '14 to 18'
  • Mupirocin resistance in nasal carriage of S. Aureus among health care workers of a rural hospital. Ms.C.Dardi, Dr. Aastha Pandey, Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine; Novemeber 2014, Vol 18, Issue 11
  • Experiences with E-learning in ophthalmology. Bandhu SD, Raje SS. Indian J Ophthalmol 2014;62:792-4
  • Awareness of snakebite and its first aid management in rural areas of Maharashtra, Indian journal of community health vol 26 issue 3 July Sept. 2014 Dr. S.V. Chincholikar, Dr. Bandana Patnaik, Mrs. Swati Raje
  • Tuberculosis management practices of private practitioners in pune municipal cooperation, india.plos one june 2014/volume 9/issue 6/E97993. Dr. S.V. Chincholikar, Dr. Bandana Patnaik
  • Socio Demographics Factors Associated with tobacco use in Rural Maharshtra. Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil University, April- June 2013 Vol-06, Issue -2, Page 161 to164
  • Cataract Awareness - the need to spread the right message. Seema Bandhu, Raje Swati, Patnaik Bandana, Sambarey Prajakta, Amol Walke . National Journal of Medical Sciences. July 2012; vol I (2):65-68
  • Socio demographic factors associated with tobacco use in rural Maharashtra. R Majumdar, SS Raje, A Dandekar. Medical Journal of Dr DY Patil University. June-April 2013; vol 6 (2): 161-164.
  • A study of practical aspects of menstrual hygiene- A rural community based study.-Dr. Asha Shitole, Dr. Bandana Patnaik, Dr.Aastha Pandey, Rohan Patil. MIMER Medical College Talegaon Dabhade. Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal( bimonthly)ISSN(2249- 9598), Volume II, Issue VI, Nov- Dec-2012.

    Publications: Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / CMEs organized:

  • ICD-10, WHO International Classification of Diseases half day workshop on 28th July 2017 in association with Regional Office of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (ROHFW) , Bhopal, Govt. of India.
  • Reorientation Workshop for RHTC staff at Sudumbare on 13/05/2016
  • Health awareness workshop & check-up programme on the occasion of international women's day from 11th to 13th March 2013.
  • Bone mineral density camp and osteoporosis prevention workshop in collaboration with MAEER's collage of physiotherapy 13th March 2012.
  • Zonal IPHA Public Health Quiz at MIT on 28th March 2012.
  • Workshop for grassroots worker of JDB NGO on 29th Oct 2010 on ANC and PNC Care.
  • 3 WHO and UNICEF sponsored IMNCI Training workshops for anganwadi workers in collaboration with Zilla Parishad Pune on 9th Oct to 18th Nov 2010.
  • Camps conducted by the department of Community Medicine : (Click for details)

  • Paper presentation at national and international level: (Click for details)

  • Activities

    A) Academic

    Activities are based on Preventive, Promotive, and Curative & Rehabilitative aspects of Community Medicine.

    1. Teaching & Training
      1. 1. Undergraduate teaching as per MCI/MUHS guidelines Besides,
        • Industrial visitd and visits to other places of Public Health Importance
        • Family & School Health Survey, special activities for students like seminars, Public Health Quizzes, other academic events/competitions such as participation in MUHS Avishkar, Indradhanush & Spandan.
      2. 2. Post Graduate Teaching:- The Department is Recognized by MCI for Postgraduate Degree & by MUHS for PhD Course.
        • Journal clubs, seminars & case studies presentations.
        • Industrial Visit & other place of Public Health importances.
        • Book reviews
        • Public Health Chemistry

          Departmental Photographs:

        1. In coordination of an NGO Janaki Devi Bajaj Institution (JDB), Health Camps, workshops, lectures and group discussions are arranged for different relevant groups.

        2. MIT group of schools: under ‘Project Arogya’ a series of lectures for students & Parents.
        3. Regular Health check up activities and Health camps in Rural and urban field practice area.
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        B) Research

        1. Research Projects/activities related to Public Health & Preventive & Social Medicine are undertaken by Community Medicine Department regularly by the faculty, UG, PG students & Interns.
        2. Interdepartmental Research Projects
        3. Active participation in Research Society activities of the Institution.
        4. Statistical guidance & help to research activities of the College’s PG Students.
        5. Services to common and needy people are provided through RHTC and UHTC and special services for ANC,PNC,Underfives and Geriatric population

        C) Administrative

        1. Internship Training Programme
        2. Hospital Waste Management.
        3. Participation in National Health programmes like RNTCP, NACP, NRHM.
        4. Laundry administration of the Hospital
        5. NSS Activities
        6. Students’ Mentorship & appraisal
        7. Alumni Committee
        8. Event management of the Institution.