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Community Medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with health care issues affecting communities as a whole. It gives a broader view on the subject of health, educating students on the role of social, cultural and environmental determinants on the health of community. Students are taught about the existing public health care delivery system of India and health programs. The subject attempts to acquaint the student with incipient and early phases of disease and management of such cases. The knowledge of epidemiology inculcated in training, helps student understand the disease dynamics and transmission. Research and statistics, train undergraduate to critically interpret the published health information.

We aim to produce graduates of medicine who are effective community leaders in healthcare delivery, understand the health needs of community as a whole, are updated with current global and national health challenges and are equipped well to respond to outbreaks and provide comprehensive (Preventive, promotive and curative) health care to the community.

Academics arow
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Teaching in Community Medicine is deliveredas through interactive lectures, tutorials, field visits to urban and rural health training centers ands field visits. We have nearly 376 hours of teacshing during entire MBBS course. In first yearssss nearly 60 hours of teaching, 200 hours infgght second and third year and 116 hours in fourtht year respectively. Amongst the teaching hourst we have 148 hours of didactic lectures, trying..
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Training arow
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Students are given internship training by posting them in Urban training center of Nangal and Rural health training center of Brijwasan. Students get a diverse, rich clinical experience of interaction with the community at first point of contact. They observe and are involved in the delivery of primary care services e.g. Out Patient care, immunization, family planning and reproductive health services. Along with the posting at the centre they conduct community based research. Few of the researches conducted..
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Dr (Col) Rajul Kumar Gupta
Dr (Col) Rajul Kumar Gupta
Dr (Brig) Ashok Kumar Jindal
Dr (Brig) Ashok Kumar Jindal
Professor & HoD

Dr (Brig) Ashok Kumar Jindal

Brig AK Jindal is a graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College. After completing MD in Community Medicine from the same college he did PhD from JNU. He holds the distinction of being the first AMC offr to be awarded Yuddh Seva Medal, for skilful management of casualties during attack by Pakistan at Bilafondla on Siachen Glacier in 1987. He is the recipient of Lt Gen BD Varma Memorial Silver Medal & Army Commanders award twice for best paper presentations at Eastern Command Medical Conference. His papers were selected for presentation at the Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conferences at Kuala Lumpur in 2002 & Singapore in 2008. He has received the Saroj Jha award, Dr KN Rao Oration, Dhanvantari Oration and the Lt Gen KS Master’s Oration. He has participated in 7 Armed Forces Medical Research Projects, has 30 research publications to his credit, contributed chapters to 10 books & was nominated as member of the Task Force for evaluation of the HIV/AIDS programme in Maharashtra by UNICEF. He has been faculty for WHO Fellowships in “Entomology”, “Research Methodology” and ‘Epidemiology”. He has been awarded Fellowships of the Indian Society of PSM, Indian Society of Public Health and Indian Society of Malaria and Communicable Diseases. He has been the editor of “Standard Treatment Guidelines: Medical Management & Costing of Select Conditions” a book produced in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & WHO as well as editor of the Manual of Health for the Armed Forces.  The Offr is a recognized postgraduate examiner of the Universities of Pune, Mumbai, MUHS,  Manipal,  Kerala, KLE, JNU, NBE, RGUHS Bangalore & PGIMER Chandigarh. He is a recognized PhD guide of MUHS and Faculty of MUHS for “Research Methodology” and “Medical Education Technology” courses. He held the appointments of Associate Professor and Professor of Community Medicine at AFMC Pune for 10 years and served as Force Health Officer to the United Nations in Cambodia.

Dr (Surg Cdr) Saurabh Bobdey
Dr (Surg Cdr) Saurabh Bobdey
Associate Professor

SAURABH BOBDEY (Surgeon Commander) ,Associate Professor, ACMS

Specialist Qualification    – Classified Specialist (Community Medicine)


MBBS (GMC, Nagpur)

MD (Community Medicine), AFMC, Pune

DNB (Community Medicine)


MBA (Health Care Services)

WHO citification course in economic evaluation of

disease burden (HITAP, Bangkok, Thailand)

Dr (Col) MP Cariappa
Dr (Col) MP Cariappa
Associate Professor

Col (Dr) MP Cariappa is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and presently has the MCI designation of an Associate Professor of Community Medicine.

He has previously been a Reader and Instructor at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and has also held the prestigious post of Executive Editor of the Medical Journal Armed Forces India (a peer reviewed, Indexed Journal). He has been on the Faculty of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences for their Masters in Public Health (Public Health Nutrition) program. Besides, he has also been a guest lecturer at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research.

He has had wide and varied experience in Public Health over the past twenty years, and has been in charge of various Station Health Organizations of the Indian Army, across the county. He has served as the Director of Health of a mountainous region in the North of India, and also in a Desert region of Rajasthan. He has also had the privilege of being the Medical Advisor to the Botswana Defence Force in his past career, in Africa.

He is a recipient of the Air Marshal Ajit Nath Gurshanti Devi Award in 1999, the Army Commander’s Commendation Card (CC) in 2004 and the MJAFI Best Paper  Award in 2004.

He has received Fellowship training in HIV / AIDS in the USA and is a member of the Indian Public Health Association and the Indian Society of Malaria and Communicable Diseases. He has also been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards to be a Lead Auditor for Food Safety Systems.

As a Public Health Specialist he retains interest in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response, Mass Gathering Medicine, Health Communication, Environmental Medicine, Food Safety and Public Health Policy.

He has made numerous scientific presentations and given invited talks on various aspects of Public Health over the past twenty years, at regional, national and international Conferences.

Details of scientific publications can be accessed from the following links:-




Dr (Lt Col) Kapil Pandya
Dr (Lt Col) Kapil Pandya
Assistant Professor

Dr (Lt Col) Kapil Pandya

MBBS ( Baroda Medical College) -2004

MD Community Medicine (Armed Forces Medical College)- 2014

PG Diploma in Epidemiology (Public Health Foundation of India) – 2018

Area of interest – Field Epidemiology and Health Economics

Dr (Surg Cdr) George Koshy
Dr (Surg Cdr) George Koshy
Assistant Professor
Dr (Lt Col) Sumit Lathwal
Dr (Lt Col) Sumit Lathwal
Assistant Professor
Dr (Lt Col) Harpreet Singh
Dr (Lt Col) Harpreet Singh
Assistant Professor

Lt Col Harpreet Singh

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Assistant Professor  ACMS, Delhi Cantt

Professional Achievement

Published various research papers in National & International Journals

Presented papers in various conferences

Represented Indian Army Delegation in “Subject Matter Expert Exchange on Zoonosis” held at Thailand

Reviewer For 2 Journals on Medical Research

Key Research Interests

Infectious Diseases

Dr (Maj) Neha Singh
Dr (Maj) Neha Singh
Assistant Professor

Major Neha Singh

Education qualification –  MBBS,

MD (Community Medicine),

DNB(Community Medicine),

PGDAE (Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology)

Current designation –     Assistant Professor

Key Research Area –   Outbreak investigation and control,

Environment Health

Achievements –               Chief of the Army Staff Commendation in 2011 .

DGAFMS  Gold Medal 2017.

Gold Medal in Community Medicine from Maharashtra

University Of Health Sciences

Dr (Lt Col) Archana Singh
Dr (Lt Col) Archana Singh
Assistant Professor

MR-07947X- Lt Col Archana Singh

Date of Commission – 08 Feb 1999

OC SHO, Shakurbasti

Asst Professor in Community Medicine

MBBS -1996- Tirunelveli Medical college- Dr MGR Medical University

MD-Community Medicine-2005-AFMC- Pune university

Awarded GOC – IN- Commendation card for professional excellence thrice in year-2006,2010,2015

Attended and presented papers in national as well international conferences.

Research work- 4 current AFMRC project- Two as Principle worker

and two as co-worker.

Paper Published

“Received acceptance lr from editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Communicable Diseases on the topic of “A study of knowledge, attitude and practices about leprosy among rural population”.


Dr(Surg Cdr) Anand Neelkanthan
Dr(Surg Cdr) Anand Neelkanthan
Associate Professor

Surgeon Commander (Dr.) Anand Neelakantan is an alumnus of Calicut Medical College, from where he completed MBBS in 2000. He joined the Indian Navy-Army Medical Corps as Medical Officer in the year 2002. The Officer went on to complete Post-graduation (MD) in Community Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 2010, followed by Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Community Medicine in 2011.  He is presently serving as Joint Director Medical Services (Health) at Office of Director General Medical Services (Navy), Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (New Delhi).


The officer is a recipient of Lt Gen (Retd) JC Chatterjee Silver medal in 2008, for securing first position in Basic Medical Sciences capsule of Advanced Specialist Course. He has been awarded Merit Certificate by Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) in 2010 for securing third position in overall University ranking of MD (Community Medicine) examination. He is also a recipient of Meritorious Research Project award in 2016, for the research project carried out under the aegis of Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC).


The Officer has presented papers in several professional conferences, and has published many articles in indexed journals (either as principal author or first co-author).

His Key Research Area involves study of Behavioral aspects-determinants of Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases.

Dr (Brig) Atul Kotwal
Dr (Brig) Atul Kotwal

Brig (Prof) Atul Kotwal, SM
Armed Forces Medical Services, India
dratulkotwal@gmail.com; 918860438811
MBBS (1984), AFMC, Pune;
MD (PSM, 1991), AFMC, Pune;
Post Doc Fellowship – Epidemiology (AIIMS & JNU, New Delhi) – 2001-04
WHO Fellow, Advanced Course on Monitoring & Evaluation: Newer Advances in Health Care Systems, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.
Papers Published: 76
Papers Presented: 61
Chapters / Books Authored: 06
Armed Forces Funded Medical Research Projects: 22
Non-Armed Forces Funded Medical Research Projects: 16 (ICMR, DBT, etc.)
Other Research Projects: Guided: four ICMR, STS project; and 02 MUHS projects
Faculty in-charge of WHO fellowship in Epidemiology and Research Methodology in Armed Force
UG and PG Examiner – DU, IP Univ, MUHS, KLE, SKM, AIIHPH, AIIMS
Professor, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Professor & Head, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Sena Medal (Gallantry) – 1988; Army Cdr (CC) Commendation – 1996; COAS Commendation-2015
Best Research papers Awards: 11
Orations: 02
Indian Public Health Association (Fellow)
Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (Fellow)
International Epidemiological Association (Member)
Member Academy of Medical Sciences, India

o Consultant, Public Health, Govt of Botswana – 1997-2000
o OSD (Public Health), Planning Commission – 2007-08
o Advisor, ICRIER, New Delhi; Advisor, NHSSRC, New Delhi-2007
o Professor, Dept of Comm Med, AFMC, Pune- 2008-12
o Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal Armed Forces India – 2009-2012
o Joint Editor, Indian Journal of Public Health Jan 2010 onwards
o Professor and Head, Dept of Comm Med, ACMS, New Delhi- 2012-2014
o Director Medical Research, Armed Forces Medical Services – 2012-2014
o Commandant, World’s Highest Multi-speciality Hospital, Leh, India -2014 onwards
o Member, National Health Policy 2015, Team

Dr V Revathy Agnihotri
Dr V Revathy Agnihotri

Dr V.RevathyAgnihotri (Tutor) has done her M.B.B.S from KMC, Chennai and is trained in Family Medicine(DNB) from St Stephens Hospital, Delhi. She has joined ACMS in September 2009. She has done a non academic residency program for 2yrs in emergency department of AIIMS, New Delhi. Her interest areas include emergency medicine and practice of family medicine as a part of community health.

Mr. Vishal Sharma
Mr. Vishal Sharma
Assistant Professor (Statistician)

Mr. Vishal Sharma (Assistant Professor cum Statistician),has passed his M.Sc. (Statistics) in 2005, from Department of Statistics, Vikram University, Ujjain (M.P.).He has worked at MMMC&H-Solan(H.P.) as an Assistant Professor of Statistics. He has been teaching at ACMS since August 2015. His areas of interest include SPSS, Sample Size Determination,Estimation,Hypothesis Testing in Bio-Medical Research, All Statistical Tests (Parametric & Non Parametric Test) in Bio-Medical Research and Epidemiology.

Dr Manisha Arora
Dr Manisha Arora
Assistant Professor

Dr Manisha Arora (Assistant Professor) has specialized in Social and Preventive Medicine from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. An alumna of HIMS, Dehradun, she has actively pursued her interest in Integrative Medicine in India and the United Kingdom. Currently serving as a faculty member, her other key interest areas include mental health, environmental health,public health pedagogy and practice.

Dr. Priya Arora
Dr. Priya Arora
Associate Professor

Dr. Priya Arora (Associate Professor) is an alum of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. She has passed her MBBS in 1998 and MD in year 2004.She has worked at VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital as a Senior Resident. She has been teaching at ACMS since 2010. Her areas of interest include epidemiology, maternal &child health and community based teaching.