King Edward Medical school was established in 1878 at Indore. In the years till school was converted to Medical College in 1947 this subject was called Public Health and Hygiene. In 1956 the subject was changed to Preventive and Social Medicine (P.S.M.).

The department of P.S.M. which later on was renamed Community Medicine was established in 1956. The founder Professor Dr. M.C. Mittal M.D. (Medicine and M.P.H. (Harward 1955) established this department. This department is one of the pioneer department of P.S.M. not only in India but also in South East Asia. In last fifty years luminaries such as Late. Prof. J.E. Park, Late. Prof. M.P. Dwevedi, Prof N.K. Vaidya, Prof. A.K. Govila, Prof. M. Ketkar and Prof. Mrs. S.Upadhyaya were faculty members. Present Head of Department. Prof. R.K. Chandorkar, who is also Consortium Professor for Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Usa took charge in 1994.

In this department various projects related to Public health have been undertaken from its inception. Present Professor and Head of department Dr. R.K. Chandorkar, Joined the department in 1981 and became professor in 1991 at Raipur and came to Indore Medical college in 1994, form 1966 onwards various projects have been taken up in the department. In 1966-97a consortium of this department with Tulane Medical School, Tulane University, New Orleans USA for developing Health Systems Management and Research was established.

Presently the department has full faculty who are experts in the field of Preventive and Social Medicine and Health Systems Management and other allied subjects

Teaching Staff
Sno Name Post Qualification Address Tel. Email


Dr. Sanjay Dixit

Proff & Head

M.D. Ph.D. PG Diploma Health Syst Mang.USA

A –H /23 Sukhliya Indore 452008

O731-2556147 Mob: 9406628693


Dr. Salil Sakalle

Associate Professor


64, Prakash Nagar Navlakha  Indore

0731-2400700 Mob:9826011663


Dr. S.B.Bansal

Associate Professor


14, Sharma Enclave Opposite nandgaon Tilak Nagar, Indore M.P.452001

0731-2495566 Mob:9301226988


Dr. A.K. Khatri

Associate Professor


114-A Lala Ram Nagar Indore M.P.  452001

0731-2492711 Mob:9424090811


Dr. Veena Yesikar

Assistant Professor


H. no.1, Sanjana Park Behind Agarwal public School Bicholi Mardana Indore M.P.



Dr.Deepa Raghunath

Assistant Professor


GH-91, Sch no .54 Vijaynagar Indore M.P.



Bhagwan Waskel

Assistant Professor


14,inernr block Hostel ,MGM Medical College



Assistant Professor


53, Nyay Nagar Sgukhliya  Indore



Dr. Satish Saroshe

Assistant Professor


B-16 Sangam Nagar Indore




Proff. L.K. Mathur

Asst. Proff (Statistics)

M.Sc.,M.B.A. L.L.B.

E-2/1, M.G.M. Medical college Campus Indore 452001

0731-2513232 Mob:9926029084





53, Geeta Nagar 202 Preet Aptt, 2nd Floor Near St. Paul H. Sec School

0731-2497426 Mob:9425121310


Dr.Rahul Rokade



401, Saranga 25/3 Snehlata ganj Indore 452003



Dr. Harish Shukla



257 EB, Sch no 94 Ring Road Indore

0731-2571019 Mob:9425902291


Dr.Geeta Shivram



N-48 Anoop Nagar Flat No 203 ,Smarati Apt A.B. Road Indore, M.P.Pin-452010



Dr. Amit Kumar Gharia



N-48 Anoop Nagar Flat No 203 ,Smarati Apt A.B. Road Indore, M.P.Pin-452010


1) Dixit S, Bhagawat AK, Raghunath D, Taneja G. Evaluation of the Needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Selected Districts of State of Madhya Pradesh, India: Findings from a Preliminary Study. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009;8(2):3
2) Nigam R, Chandorkar RK, Bhagwat AK, Dixit S, Yesikar V, Sinha U. Critical Appraisal of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives among the beneficiaries of Indore Urban- A Comparative Study. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009;8(3):3
3) Dixit S, Bhagawat AK, Raghunath D, Taneja G, Gupta S. A study on the perception of PLHA towards HIV and prevailing socio-cultural scenario in select districts of MP; Health & Population : Perspectives & Issues Volume 32 No. 1 Jan-March 2009
4) Dixit S,Sakalle S, Bansal M, Bagga R, Srivastava TG,Tiwari VK, Nandan Deoki. A study on utilization of untied funds in sub centres in Indore division under National Rural Health Mission;Health & Population : Perspectives & IssuesVolume 31 No. 2 April-June 2008
5) Dixit S ,Shukla H,Bhagwat A.K.,Zaidi A,Shrivasava A, Goel A,Ankita: A study to evaluate the effects of mobile phone overuse amongst 200 medical students of a reputed Medical College of Central India. IJCM April to June 2010 Volume
Research Papers Accepted for Publication: National Journals
6) Taneja G “Impact of Educational Intervention Measures on Knowledge regarding HIV/ Occupational Exposure and Post Exposure Prophylaxis among Final Year Nursing Students of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Central India” in the Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences (OJHAS)
7) Dixit S, Bhagwat A.K., Sakalle S,Yesikar V,Priyanka M:”Evaluation of utilization, perception, administrative and financial aspects of Janani Suraksha Yojna at different levels of Health Care Delivery system in Indore District in Indian Journal of Public Health.
C.M.E. Programme/ Research Studies/Projects undertaken:
    • A study  “To Evaluate Cadmium Exposure among Gold Jwellery Workers employed in Sarafa Market of Indore District” conducted by Department of Community Medicine, MGMMC Indore and Labour Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh during April 2009.
    • Facility Survey of RTI / STI Clinics of 14 districts of Indore and Ujjain Divisions of Madhya Pradesh conducted by MGM Medical College Indore in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh State AIDS Control Society during January 2009
    • Coordinated four Divisional Level Orientation and Training Workshops for NRC staff of Indore and Ujjain divisions of Madhya Pradesh organized by the Department of Community Medicine, MGMMC Indore and UNICEF Bhopal .
    • One day Orientation in leprosy of Medical students on 25 September 2009  sponsored by TLM (The leprosy mission) and detailed  lectures were delivered by various specialists from Skin department, orthopedic department, Ophthalmology, Preventive and Social Medicine.
    • CME was organized on Polio Surveillance . Main speaker was Dr. Lt. Col Arvinder Narula who is STATE COORDINATOR for polio surveiilance.
    • On 1st Dec ,Sensitization of  M.B.B.S. students was done on AIDS by Dr. V.P. Pandey (proff.  Medicine), Dr. S.S.Sharma (Astt . Proffessor Medicine).
    • On 5th feb Seminar was organized covering detailed guidelines of IMNCI for undergraduate medical students.
    • A Workshop cum meeting on Diagnosis and Management of H1N1 was held in the department on    .It was attended by Proff & Head Medicine, Proff & Head Microbiology,CMHO’s,Nodal officers, All administrative and microbiology incharges.
Research Projects
  1. Training of undergraduate students on research project PROBLEM SOLVING FOR BETTER HEALTH on 17 Oct 2009.The Students then Carry A three month Short project to solve a health problem. Evaluation of Rogi KAlayan Samiits in MP Year  2005
  2. ICMR Task force Study on Consumption pattern of Carbonated drink 2006-7
  3. A research project “ Utilization of united funds at the Sub-center Level in Indore division Under NRHM” was conducted by deptt. from 1st Nov to 15th December 2007. Dr. Sanjay Dixit principal Investigator.Dr. Salil sakalle & Dr. Madhav Bansal were Co- Principal Investigator.They were duly assisted by all the staff members & PGS of Department.
  4. A research project titled “ A Base-Line Survey to Strengthen PPTCT services for GOVT OF M.P.” was Undertaken by Our department in districts of Indore,Ujjain, Mandsaur from 20th December 2007 – 5th January 2008 with DR. Sanjay Dixit as principal Invetigators.
  5. A project on “Quick Appraisal of supplementary Nutrition in 3 Aganwadi in Urban Indore under ICDS Scheme” was conduted Between 11th – 20th January with dr. Sanjay Dixit as PI & Dr. Khatri &  Dr. Madhav Bansal were the Co- Principal Investigators.
  6. Presently ICMR has Sanctioned a project for Evaluating tribal health in Respect to Blood levels of essential Nutrient factors ,Trace elements And Minerals. The project population belongs to 30 selected Villages of Gandhwani Block, Dhar Districts.
  7. Under NRHM Evaluation  of utilization of United Funds sanctioned to subcenter of Indore division was studied and Published.
  8. A multistage screening study was done on jewelry workers of Indore sarafa Especially   to study hazards of chronic exposure to Cadmium as sponsored By Labour Deptt. GOvt OF M.P..
  9. Need Assessment Study on 150 people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in INDORE, Neemuch And Ujjain Districts as sponsored by NACO.
  10. A study to evaluate effects of Mobile Phone Overuse(NOMOPHOBIA) among 200 Medical students.
Awards and fellowships
  • Dr. Sanjay Dixit was awarded by District Administration for his excellent contribution in efficient management of crisis of Dengue and Swine Flu in the city.
  • Dr. Gunjan Taneja (P.G. Student) is awarded NACO Fellowship under National AIDS Control Program (NACP)- Phase III Fellowship programme for MD, PhD and MPhil students for conducting the “Need Assessment Study on People Living With HIV / AIDS” at the ART Center of MGM Medical College & MY Hospital Indore.
1. Intensive Urban immunization in collaboration with M.P. Government and UNICEF 1983.
2. I.C.D.S. baseline survey 1985.
1. Training of Medical Officers on U.I.P. for Indore and Ujjain Divisions. 1983.
2. ICDS Training of Medical Officers of 20 batches 1985.
3. Child Survival Programme for Medical Officers of Indore and Ujjain division 1990.
4. AIDS training for Medical Specialists and Medical Officers in 11 sessions 1995.
5. Preparation of Training module for Jan Swasthya Rakshak'1995.
6. Training of Block Medical Officers on 'Jan Swasthya Rakshak'Project 1995.
7. Training on Diarrhoeal Diseases Control Programme 1995.
8. Training of Medical Officers, Western Area Coal Fields 1995.
9. National Flurosis Control Programme - M.P. Govt and Bhabha Atomic research center Project 1995.
1. U.I.P. Evaluation (WHO/ICMR) 1990-91.
2. IC.D.S. Evaluation 1995.
3. Training for National Goiter Control Programme 1995.
1. 3rd M.P. Chapter of IAPSM 1984.
2. 8th M.P. Chapter of IAPSM 1995.

1. Cholera 1968
2. Small pox 1975.
3. Alcohol poisoning 1976.
4. Gastroenteritis 1998-99.
5. Measles 2000.

This department is nodal department for epidemiological investigation for unusual epidemiological public health problems in Indore and Ujjain Divisions of Madhya Pradesh. Such 20 to 25 investigations have been carried out in last 10 years.

1. Urban Slums need assessment study for health & family welfare services WHO/NIHFW 1991.
2. I.C.D.S./I.C.M.R./UNICEF/WHO/RCI- Consultancy.

1. Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Tulane University Medical School New orleans USA and the Department of Community Medicine, M.G.M. Medical College, Indore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay for faculty Exchange programme.
Dr. Sanjay Dixit, Associate professor,
Dr. Salil Sakalle, Assistant Professor.
Dr. S.B. Bansal, Assistant professor.
Dr. Veena Yesiklar, Assistant Professor,
Attended five month Diploma in health Systems management Courses and were awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Health Systems management.

2. Postgraduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH) course in being started in the department under UMP Bhoj Open University affiliation. From July 2001, Prof. R.K. Chandorkar is the regional coordinator for the course.

3. Department of Community Medicine has been identified as a collaborative center for Dr. A.K. Bhagwat and dr. S.B.  Bansal are trained as master trainers.

4. Dr. R.K. Chandorkar, professor head, has been appointed as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Committee of RMRC, Jabalpur (ICMR)

5. Department of Community medicine in collaboration with Population Foundation of India and Ranbaxy health Care Society, Dewas has started a project on "strengthening of reproductive and Child health care delivery System in Dewas District

6. The department has organized a workshop for medical students on 10th to 12th Sept. 2001 in collaboration with Dreyfus Foundation New York &Health action by people: Trevendrum. 130 students of prefinal MBBS will participate and later do research projects. Under "Problem solving for Better health"last year 100 students have been trained in this scheme.

7. Dr. Sanjay Dixit was appointed as regional coordinator HIV/AIDS surveillance for M.P. and has made supervisory visits to 15 sentinel centers and presented the report of M.P. HIV surveillance at the regional coordinator meetings at Mumbai and New Delhi.

8. Faculty of Medical College, dental College and Nursing College and Nurses, Technicians and Para Medical Workers of institutions attached to Medical College indore is to be trained in coming six months under the NACO and State AIDS Society Bhopal.

All the Faculty members of Community Medicine department have been already trained as trainers of AIDS.

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