Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health

 
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health
City Delhi, , India
Locality New Mehrauli Road
Established 1971
Affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
Address Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067.

Phone 011-26742575, 26742676, 26741557
Fax 011-26741586
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Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health was established in the year 1971, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

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    The Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH) was established in 1971 in order to shape, and to provide academic content, to the discipline of public health, making it relevant to the situation in India. It was recognized that the discipline of Preventive and Social Medicine needed a paradigm shift that could only be provided if this Centre was set up outside the confines of a medical college.

    Over the past four decades, the Centre has acquired vast experience in evolving problem-oriented inter-disciplinary academic programmes in public health, in addition to building an active research base. At the same time, efforts have also been made at establishing institutional links with various academic, research, policy-making and non-governmental organizations.

    Under the overall objectives of creating academic programmes for making health services meaningful to the people of the country, the Centre has set out as its objective the task of understanding the health problems and health needs of the mass of Indian people. The endeavour is to understand how health problems are shaped by socio-economic factors and to examine the social structure itself, to delineate the structural constraints that contour the scope of technical health knowledge and health interventions. The task requires an interdisciplinary approach, involving disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, history, politics, demography, statistics and public administration, apart from the disciplines that are traditionally included in public health. It was for this reason that the Centre was located in the School of Social Sciences.

    Beginning in the nineteen seventies, the academic content of the Centre were shaped by Prof. D. Banerji (a doctor with added training in anthropology), Prof. Imrana Qadeer, (a paediatrician), and Prof. P. Ramalingaswamy (a social psychologist). Over the next decade, they were joined by Dr. Binayak Sen (a paediatrician), Prof. Dipankar Gupta (a sociologist) and Dr. SK. Sahu (an anthropologist). The current faculty is the third or fourth generation of such scholars of diverse backgrounds adding to the inter-disciplinary mix of the faculty in our Centre. We have today an equal number of scholars with a medical background as those with social science backgrounds. All faculties supervise the research of students of diverse backgrounds and disciplines. This makes the Centre a uniquely creative one in the country. No other public health school for instance offers courses in the political economy of health, or gender and health or teaches the politics of nutrition and communicable disease programme and family planning.

    Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.

    Masters Degree Courses

    Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

    Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health offers 1 Year Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

    View Details Duration: 1 Year    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree

    Masters in Public Health (MPH)

    Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Masters in Public Health (MPH)

    View Details Duration: 2 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Masters Degree

    Diploma / Certification Courses

    Certification Public Health and Nutrition (CPHN)

    Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health offers Full Time Professional Courses in Certification Public Health and Nutrition (CPHN)

    View Details Duration: 1 Years    Learning Mode: Full Time    Course Level: Diploma / Certification
     
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      Alumni
      Generations of past students, both male and female, are proud to be known and enjoy maintaining their connection with the college and each other. Please write to [email protected] with link of existing almuni group, or request for creation of group.