Community Medicine (P.S.M.)

·         Established in 1965 and founded by Dr. V.N. Panse (1966-72), the department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Community Medicine) has come a long way in teaching, training, research and patient care activities.  

·         Since the birth of the department, Dr. V.N. Panse (1966-72), Dr. Meenal Kekare (1972-80), Dr. Gopa Kothari (1980-1990), Dr. PSN Reddy (1990-2000), and Dr. Daksha Pandit (2000-2008), Dr. R.M. Chaturvedi (2008-2014), Dr. Balkrishna Adsul (2014-2015) and the present Head Dr. Seema Bansode Gokhe (2015 onwards) have shaped the department to the present glory.

·         The Department of Community Medicine is actively involved in betterment of people’s health, through its comprehensive health care approach, the pillars of which are - preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care services and research activities.

·         The department imparts medical education to undergraduate, post graduate and paramedical students in Community Medicine and Public Health.

·         Training, monitoring & evaluation of the Interns is an essential component of the department.


·         Vision:

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

o   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.


·         Mission

o   We, as a department, jointly and conscientiously endeavor to achieve the goals and objective of the department and utilize our professional proficiency for planning, coordination and implementation of quality Academic Programs, to develop community health/ public health professionals in acquiescence with the directions of The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), The Medical Council of India (MCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC).

o   We recognize that, Health is a medium of Socio-economic development and that Primary Health Care with an epidemiological approach is the key to ensure holistic health care.

o   We adopt and practice the principles of Modern Management and Medical Educational Technology to impart Quality Medical Education Technology and provide an empowering, learning environment, to evolve Leadership in Public Health Management in students/ Trainees who will influence health policies, programs, and  collaborative partnerships at national and international levels