The Department of Community Medicine has state-of-the-art facilities for the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department has been involved in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health programs and activities in the local community.

There are six Rural Maternity and Child Welfare (RMCW) homes in Udupi under the management of the department.

The department has a rich experience of handling various research projects funded by national and international agencies in the field of public health. It offers hands-on training to the researchers of the institution.

The department also provides consultancy services to postgraduate students for the design, data management analysis and report writing of undertaken research.


 Core competencies

  • Epidemiology
  • Health management
  • Health education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Monitoring and evaluation of health program
  • Biostatistics
  • Disease prevention and control strategies
  • Community based trials.
  • Community Health Research.



The Department of Community Medicine has collaborations with:

  • Indian Council for Medical Research
  • National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), New Delhi
  • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Karnataka
  • Ministry of Women and Child Health through NIPCCD, New Delhi.


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The Department of Community Medicine, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - Community  Medicine



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Caesalpinia Bondu extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.