About Community Medicine

Community Medicine ( Preventive and social medicine) , a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention of diseases and promotion of Health. The  goal of the teaching in community medicine to medical students is to prepare them as a competent, knowledgeable and skillful community and first level physicians.

About Department

The department was established since inception of Medical College Bhavnagar  in the year 1995. Dr. (Major) A.R.N. Setalvad was first Professor & Head of the department. 

Main Deliverables of Department

  1. Community medicine teaching, training  and assessment  of Undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MD and Diploma) students
  2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics resource center for faculty and students of  government medical college, bhavnagar 
  3. Capacity building of Health personnel- Faculty members  are resource persons for training on Prevention and control of vector borne diseases, Immunization Management, Cold chain system, Prevention and control of Non communicable diseases, Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI), Field Epidemiology training programme, Reserch methodology and Medical education technology (


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  • Lecture Theatre : For 150 students
  • Two Demonstration Room : For 50 students each
  • Seminar Room : For 30 students
  • Departmental Library : 200 books
  • Museum: Well maintained museum with models & charts of public health importance.
  • Research Laboratory
  • Audio-Visual Room : Three TV sets, one VCR, one DVD player, one Laptop, two LCD projecftors, seven Computers
  • Entomology Laboratory
  • Telephone & Fax : 0278 2431866


 NINAD oration Award to Dr. M.p. Singh at IAPSM-GC conference, Karamsad, January 2011

 Gold Medal from Breastfeeding Promotion Network of Indi (BPNI) for various activities organized during Breastfeeding Week to protect, promote and support breastfeeding by Dr. Ilesh Kotecha

  FAIMER fellowship for 2009-2010 (Fellowship for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research). It is two year South East Asia Regional Fellowship in health professions education methodology and leadership Dr. Ilesh Kotecha.


IDD Workshop

  October 2003

PSBH Workshop

 The department organized the PSBH (Problem Solving for Better Health) workshop for undergraduate students. The workshop is intended to create awareness and encourage undergraduate students about research methodology.

IPPI Boosting

 The department took up the project to boost up booth coverage IPPI in the area of Bortalav area in Bhavnagar city in October 2004. The project increased the booth coverage significantly. The project was funded by UNICEF Gujarat.

State Level Review Meeting

  april 2006

MSU review meeting

 Regional Workshop REVIEW & ASSESSMENT OF MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN on 20 & 21st July`06

RRT ( Rapid Response Team ) for IPPI in Bihar & UP in the year 2004-2005


Latest MCI Undergraduate syllabus of community medicine 

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    Department of Community Medicine(PSM)
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Department Publication

    Dr. Ghanshyam Naranbhai Ahir (Assistant Professor)

    Dr. Rajan Bharatkumar Desai (Tutor)

    Dr. Pooja Ajitsinh Chauhan (First Year Resident)

    Dr. Nayan Harishbhai Joshi (First Year Resident)

    Dr. Antara Banik (First Year Resident)

NATIONAL JOURNAL ( January 2015 to November 2018)

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Ghanshyam Ahir

Assessment of facility-level preparedness at primary and secondary health care levels for prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases in Bhavnagar district

National Journal of integrated research in medicine

May-June (Volume 9 Issue 3, 2018)


Mehul Patel