Department of Community Medicine


  • The Department of Community Medicine, which was started in 1956, has expanded over the years. To begin with, a comprehensive medical care service was started for the residents of Sweeper colony at Arthur road. From 1959 to 1965 Dr. V.N. Phanse headed the department. From 1966, Dr. (Smt.) Saroj Jha took over as Professor & Head.
    Around 1977, the University of Bombay revised the Preventive & Social Medicine curriculum by introducing a full theory paper with practicals. Topiwala National Medical College received 3 mobile health clinic vehicles in 1978 under the centrally sponsored Reorientation of Medical Education (ROME) Scheme. The slum adopted for this purpose was Ramtek near Malad. Around 1980-81, a full-fledged Urban Health Centre at Shivaji Nagar was started. Cheetah Camp Urban Health Centre was started in 1983.
    Dr. (Smt.) Nalini P. Pai took over as departmental Head in 1983 till 1998. Dr. E.E. Daniel took over as the departmental Head from 1998 to 2001. Dr. R.Y. Aras was Professor and Head from 2001 to 2009, then Dr. S R Suryawanshi became professor and Head from 1st July’2009.


Sr No Name Designation
1 Dr. Sudam R. Suryawanshi Professor & Head
2 Dr. Anita G. Shenoy Associate Professor
3 Dr. Abhiram M. Kasbe Associate Professor
4 Dr. Armaity Dehmubed Associate Professor
5 Dr. Mangala Bote Associate Professor
6 Dr. Yasmeen K. Kazi Associate Professor
7 Dr. S. G. Jain Assistant Professor
8 Dr. Janardhan R. Bandi Assistant Professor


Department Department of Community Medicine,
Ist Floor College building,
Topiwala National Medical College & B Y L Nair Ch. Hospital,
Tel No: 022-23027123, 124 and 193
Fax: 022-23020543
Museum cum Tutorial room Ground floor, College building
Public Health lab Room No 516 , Fifth floor college building
Departmental Library Room No 516 , Fifth floor college building


Section / Units

Department of Community Medicine is having three (3) units,

    1. Shivaji Nagar Urbah Health Center:
      Location: Ahilyabai Holkar Marg, Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai-43  
      Faculties: 1 Associate Professor, 2 Assistant Professor, J R 1 - 5, J R 2- 5, J R 3 - 4
    2. Cheetah Camp Urban Health Center:
      Location: Chaatah Camp, Behind Trombay Police Station,
      Trombay, Mumbai
      Faculties: 1 Associate Professor, 2 Assistant Professor, J R 1 - 5, J R 2- 5, J R 3 - 3
    3. Rural Health Training Centers.

Rural Health Training Centers

  1. Anukanp Center (Prasad Chicketsalae), Ganeshpuri, Tq: Bhivandi, Dist Thane
  2. Primary Health Center, Parol, Tq: Vasai Dist: Thane
  3. Primary Health Center, Bhatane, Tq: Vasai Dist: Thane


  • OPD: 9:30am to 3:30 pm
  • Department: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Registration is compulsory for curative services and is valid for 14 days.

Courses offered :

Sr. No Course MCI Recognition MUHS Recognition
1 MBBS Recognized Recognized
2 MD (PSM) Recognized Recognized
3 Diploma in Public Health (DPH) Recognized Recognized
4 PhD (Community Medicine)   Recognized