PG Teaching Community Medicine

The department of Community Medicine is running three post graduate courses:

  • M.D. (Community Medicine)
  • M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
  • Ph.D. (Public Health)


M.D. (Community Medicine)


The department of Community Medicine started M.D. (Community Medicine) with three (3) seats which were permitted by MCI in 2017. It was recognized by NMC in 2020.

Community Medicine Specialists are medical doctors who have MBBS degree and have taken a three year Doctor of Medicine (MD) course in Community Medicine.

MD curriculum and Bylaw

MD students in Community Medicine:



MD Thesis under the department:

  1. A community based cross-sectional study to access the prevalence and patterns of physical activity and its associations with health related quality of life in urban adolescents of South East Delhi(Dr. Nazneen Nisha, Guide: Dr. Farzana Islam, Co Guide:Dr Richa Gautam)
  2. Prevalence and covariates of pre-diabeties and diabetes in women over 18 years of age presenting to health care centers (urban and rural)(Dr. Samra Naz, Guide: Dr. Aqsa Shaikh, Co Guide: )
  3. Morbidity Pattern And Healthcare Seeking Behaviour Among Geriatric Population Residing In The Field Practice Areas Of A Medical College In South East Delhi:A Cross-Sectional Analytical Study.(Dr. Eram sultana, Guide: Dr. Sushovan Roy, Co Guide: Dr. Yasir Alvi, Dr. Richa Gautam).
  4. A mixed method study to estimate the prevalence and pattern of self-medication with antibiotics among the adult residents of field practice areas of a medical college in South-East Delhi. (Dr. Roshan, Guide- Dr.Aqsa Shaikh, Co-guide:Dr. Richa Gautam, Dr. Nusrat Nabi)
  5. Assessment Of Antenatal Care Services Utilization In Women Aged 18-49 Years And Associated Pregnancy Outcomes In Field Practice Areas Of A Medical College In South East Delhi- A Cross-Sectional Study.(Dr. Aysha, Guide-Prof. Farzana Islam Co-guide -Dr Yasir Alvi, Dr Varun Kumar Kashyap)
  6. A cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of gynaecological morbidities, pattern of contraceptive use and associated socio-demographic factors in women aged 18-49 years attending Rural Health Training Centre of a Medical College in South-East Delhi. (Dr Sarah Ali Habib, Guide: Dr. Sushovan Roy)
  7. A cross sectional study to assess the age-appropriate feeding practices and their association with the nutritional status of children aged 6 to 23 months residing in the field practice areas of health training centres of a medical college in South-East Delhi (Dr Safa Fazal Haque, Guide: Prof. Farzana Islam)
  8. An Epidemiological Study of Sleep-related Disorders and its Association with Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adult Population (30-69 Years) of South Delhi. (Dr Vishal Kumar Singh, Guide: Prof. Farzana Islam, Co Guide: Dr Aqsa Shaikh)
  9. A mixed method study to assess the economic burden of tuberculosis and its social impact on patients registered under revised national tuberculosis control programme and their households in South-East Delhi (Dr. Tazean Zahoor Malik, Guide: Dr. Sushovan Roy, Co Guide: Dr Faheem Ahmad)
  10. A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) program on glycemic control, self-care efficacy and quality of life in individuals with type 2 diabetes. (Farishta Hannah D. Singh, Guide:  Prof. Farzana Islam, Co Guide: Dr Aqsa Shaikh)
  11. A community based longitudinal study on prevalence, risk factors, maternal and foetal outcomes of gestational diabetes mellitus in South-East Delhi (Nitya Balagopalan , Guide: Prof. Rambha, Co Guide: Dr Farzana Islam)


M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)

Master of Public Health (MPH) is a UGC recognised course under the Jamia Hamdard University, run by the Department of Community Medicine, HIMSR. It is based on the guidelines provided by Ministry of Family Welfare, Government of India.

MPH curriculum and Bylaw 

MPH Batch-2022

MPH Batch-2023

MPH Alumni

MPH dissertation under the Department
    1. Sehla Tabassum – Knowledge and Utilization of Antenatal and Postnatal Care Services in An Urban Area of South-East Delhi ( Under Dr. Shyambhavee (Assistant Professor), Co-guide: Dr. Kartikey Yadav (Assistant Professor)
    2. Korbilli Gautami- Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice bout Breast Cancer Screening among Women of an Urban Area of South-East Delhi under Guide –Dr. Mohammad Rashid (Assistant Professor) Co-guide –Dr. Azhar Uddin (Assistant Professor)
    3. Attitude of Medical Students Towards People With Mental Illness in Delhi: A Cross-Sectional Study(Hamza Salah).
    4. Awareness, Acceptability & Accessibility Of Menstrual Cup In College-Going Adult Menstruating Students Of Delhi: A Cross-Sectional Study.(Bharti Kursiwal).
    5. Parental Knowledge, Attitude and Practice     towards antibiotics use among children aged under 5 years residing in the field practice area of rural health training centre, madanpur khadar, south-east delhi.(Shama Arzu).
    6. Knowledge, Attitude, Practice Regarding Cervical Cancer And Its Screening Among Women Living In The Field Practice Area Of The Rural Health Training Centre Madanpur Khadar, South-East Delhi(Ghazala Saifi ).
    7. “Internet addiction among students of selected schools of South Delhi” ( Dr Shiri Khan under the guidance of Dr Yasir Alvi & Dr Faheem Ahmad)
    8. Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices of workplace safety and hazards among adults working in offset printing industry in central Delhi – A cross sectional study (Sidra Farooqui under the guidance of Dr Faheem Ahmad & Dr. Archana Thakur)
    9. To assess Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Barbers regarding Blood Borne Viral Infection in South-West district of Delhi. (Aditya Bhatt under the guidance of Prof Farzana Islam & Dr. Aqsa Shaikh)
    10. Complementary Feeding Practices and Dietary Diversity among children aged 6-23 months residing in the field practice area of Rural Health Training Centre, Madanpur Khadar, South-East Delhi. (Dr Almas under the guidance of Dr. Richa Gautam & Dr. Yasir Alvi)
    11. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices about Breast Cancer & its Screening among Women Health Care Workers aged 50yrs & above in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South- East Delhi. (Sana Masood under the guidance of Dr Aqsa Shaikh & Dr Varun)


Ph.D. (Public Health)

Ph.D. is a UGC recognised course under the Jamia Hamdard University (link) run by the department of Community Medicine, HIMSR.

Ph.D. curriculum and Bylaw 

Ph.D. scholars


SNo. Candidate Name Academic Year Thesis Topic
1 Dr Harsh Rajvanshi 2019 Assessment of community-based strategies under Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project (MEDP) for reduction of malaria cases in a tribal district of Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Dr Himani Khanna 2019 A randomized placebo- controlled trial to study the impact of probiotic supplementation on behavioral and gastrointestinal symptoms in children aged 2-9 years with autism spectrum disorder from Delhi NCR.
3 Dr Soumalya Ghosh 2022 Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Behavior Change Communication Package on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Cervical Cancer, its screening and HPV Vaccination among adolescent girls (10-19 years) and women (20-65 years) in East Singhbhum district: A mixed method study

Guide- Dr Farzana Islam,  Co guide- Dr.Aqsa Shaikh , Dr. Richa Gautam

4 Dr Quazi Toufique Ahmed 2022 Topic- A mixed method study to assess the facilitators and barriers for Tuberculosis preventive therapy (TPT) amongst household contacts of Pulmonary TB patients in the state of Sikkim.

Guide- Prof Farzana Islam, Co-guide- Dr Yasir Alvi

5 Dr Reshmi Chokkar 2022 A mixed method study of the burden on caregivers and its association with glycemic control of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents attending a specialised clinic at a tertiary hospital in North India
Supervisor Prof. Sushovan Roy , co supervisor Dr Yasir Alvi
6 Dr Deepak Bhatt 2022 Assessment of eSanjeevani, a public-telemedicine service at Health and Wellness centres in Dehradun and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand- a mixed methods study.
7 Dr Parag 2022 Yet to be approved by SRAC
8 Dr Md Asadullah 2022 Burden, risk perception and use of protection measures including vaccine against hepatitis B and influenza among healthcare workers in Delhi, Prof. Farzana Islam   Co- Supervisor: 1. Dr. Md Rashid  2. Dr. Kartikey Yadav, 3. Prof. Vineet Jain, Prof. Dept. of Medicine, HIMSR
7. Dr Kapil Kumar Singh 2023 Techno-economic evaluation of U-WIN (Winning of Universal Immunization Program), an electronic immunization registry of India for recording and reporting of vaccinations provided to all children and pregnant women under Public Health Sector. Prof. Farzana Islam, Co Guide: Dr Richa Gautam , Dr Kartikey Yadav


Post Graduate Teaching and training at the Department of Community Medicine

  • Postings at Health Centres (UHTC and RHTC)
  • Postings in allied speciality departments
  • Postings at Public Health institutes
  • Trainings in Primary Medical Care
  • Regular PG teaching:
  •                              Journal Club
  •                              Seminars
  •                              Tutorial
  •                              Guest Lectures
  • Thesis, dissertation and research
  • Internship in renowned research institute (for MPH students)
  • Community postings and Field Visit
  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • Covid Duties : Vaccination and Flu clinics
  • Involvement in various research projects
  • Health Camps