Government Colleges for Ph. D in Community Medicine


Community Medicine is relatively a new branch as compared to other branches of medicine and this branch is often regarded synonymously with community health, public health and preventive and social medicine. All these share common ground, which meant promotion of health and prevention of disease. In short, community medicine offers comprehensive health services ranging from rehabilitative to curative, promotive and preventive services.

The essentials of this specialty of medicine has been emphasized and well-recognized repeatedly from basic to international levels not only in health sector, but in other related fields as well. The scope of this branch of medicine has expanded considerably during the past few decades for including not only health problems of individuals, but for communities as well. Ph. D in community medicine course is the dream course of many medical graduates, who have great interest for offering service to a particular community and there is only a single MCI approved college in India for offering this course. The name of this single MCI approved college and some of the details regarding this college are given below:

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi:

AIIMS is the short form of All India Institute of Medical Science and it is an autonomous institution functioning from the capital city of India, New Delhi. The institute was established in the year 1956 and it is currently functioning under the control of Government of India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The institute has earned consistent ranks according to a survey conducted by the India Today magazine and it seeks to achieve high standards of health care education in the nation.

Ph. D in Community Medicine:

AIIMS offers Ph. D in Community Medicine course with approval from the Medical Council of India. This course is meant for MBBS graduates with PG Diploma in Community Medicine or MD in Community Medicine and the course can offer better prospects to the doctors for finding better job opportunities in government/private run hospitals and research institutions. These professionals can find job opportunities for professors or lecturers for Community medicine in government/private run medical universities and medical colleges. Therefore, the course is highly suitable for candidates with great interest towards Community medicine. Admission of students to this course is done based on the merit secured by the candidates in Ph. D entrance examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.



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3 Responses to “Government Colleges for Ph. D in Community Medicine”

  1. 3

    I had done BHMS than MPH is it useful to done PHD in community medicine from govt. medical college what is the scope after doing phd

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    Rjabhau J Thorat:

    I m MBBS & DPH, interested in Ph. D in Community Medicine
    When does Ph. D in Community Medicine/ Preventive and Social Medicine course stats

    Which are the institute for it in India
    What is the eligibility criteria for the same
    When and How to apply for it

  3. 1

    im a homoeopathic doctor and done masters in hospital administration and want to do phd in community medicine so im elligible for this