As a contribution to achieving the National goal of “Health for all”, the department of community medicine at the Apollo Medical College imparts community-oriented teaching for MBBS students so as to produce competent “Physicians of the First Contact” and also a skilled and motivated basic doctor.

Community Medicine is a field of medicinal science that deals with the health of populations emphasizing prevention and control of community diseases along with public management skills.

We strive to protect and promote the health and well-being of a diverse patient population through the Primary Health Care approach.

Health needs of populations are measured, and appropriate strategies are developed to improve the health status of the community through education, research, compassionate patient advocacy, and community service.

Postgraduate training in Community Medicine aims at nurturing Primary Care Physicians who can recognize and manage common health problems in the community. The community-oriented Primary Care Physician would have the ability to identify, prioritize, and manage the health problems of any specific population. He / She would be an effective leader of the health team at the primary care level.

The Community Physician demonstrates excellence in academics, health research, and leadership skills. He/she is instrumental in shaping public health policy, design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and applies them to a broad range of community health issues.

Students of this subject will have to apply the knowledge they have gained in several areas of medicine for the benefit of the community. They are taught the preventive, curative, and promotive aspects of every illness. They are also encouraged to involve in the community during their Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship.


The objective of this Department is to provide high-quality training in Community Medicine to the undergraduate medical students enrolled for MBBS (basic medical degree). The other activities of the department are to conduct basic research, conduct training programs, and to provide promotive, preventive, and curative health services to the community, for the health and welfare of the people.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of community health and measures of levels of health.
  • Describe the epidemiological methods.
  • Apply appropriate epidemiological methods to communicable and non- communicable diseases in the hospital and community situations.
  • Use epidemiological tools to make rational decisions relevant at the individual and community levels.
  • Describe and use basic bio-statistical methods.
  • Select, use, and interpret bio-statistical methods to make inferences from hospital/community data.
  • Describe the demographic pattern of the country and its relation to health.
  • Define vital statistics and describe the various methods that are used to collect vital statistics in India.
  • Describe environmental hazards – inside the home, at the workplace, and in the Community.
  • Describe and analyze the importance of water and sanitation in human health.
  • Suggest feasible methods of environmental control at household and community levels.
  • Describe common occupational hazards in industries, agriculture, and services available to industrial workers.
  • Describe feasible methods for the control of occupational hazards.
  • Plan, collect, analyze, interpret, and present data from a hospital/community survey.
  • Describe and analyze the roles of the individuals, family, community, and socio-cultural milieu in health and disease.
  • Diagnose and manage maternal and child health problems and advise couples and the community on the family planning methods available.
  • Diagnose and manage common nutritional problems at the individual and community levels.
  • Describe the methods of nutritional assessment in the community.
  • Describe the important/common health problems in India.
  • Describe the School Health Programme.
  • Describe the health information system in India with reference to the Management Information System.
  • Describe and evaluate the National Health Programmes.
  • Describe the health care delivery system in India.
  • Describe the organization and functions of the health care team at Primary Health Centre, Community Health Centre, and District levels.
  • Interact with other members of the health care team and participate in the organization of healthcare services and the implementation of National Health Programmes.

Faculty List


With a broad social goal to produce physicians who are community-oriented and are willing to serve the public, the department has a team of faculty members who are technically sound and professionally experienced in medical-related community activities. They also ensure that the students are constantly encouraged to get involved in research and community service activities as well as abide by the ethical rules of the society.

  • Dr. Snigdha Pattnaik Professor & HODDOJ: 01.02.2014

  • Dr. Gangam Sukhdas Associate ProfessorDOJ: 01.01.2013

  • Dr. C.V.H.S. Sai Ram ProfessorDOJ: 13.08.2012

  • Dr. Biranchi Narayan Das Epidemiologist - Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 03.02.2014

  • Dr. Yahoo Saba Mahamood Associate ProfessorDOJ: 15.02.2014

  • Dr. Neeta Mathur Associate ProfessorDOJ: 19.11.2014

  • Dr. Mahesh Kumar Mummadi Assistant professorDOJ: 03.08.2016

  • Dr. M. Pavani Varma Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 01.02.2017

  • Dr. P. Koteswara Rao TutorDOJ: 09.08.2012

  • Dr. Sheela Rao LMODOJ: 01.01.2013

  • Dr.Prasanna Lakshmi G LMODOJ: 07.02.2017

  • Mr. Renangi Sivaiah StatisticianDOJ: 05.01.2017

Community Medicine Research Labs


The Apollo Medical College, we believe that the research process should take the primary position for any physician who is oriented towards the health and safety of a community. With this motto, the department of Community Medicine has a high-quality research lab for the faculty and the students to practice and innovate.

The Field Practice Areas under RHTC (Moinabad) & UHTC (Shaikpet Nala) are the source of Research Data. Also, Computers are loaded with SPSS Version 16 & Epi Info.




A discussion about a subject matter will teach you more about the issue at hand than just listening to it from a one-dimensional perspective. We believe in engaging our students in seminars, talks, webinars, and group discussions as a part of CME. The Apollo Medical College holds regular talks and seminars at the campus as well as other outside locations in view of our students to benefit from them. Best speakers are brought in with high knowledge on the subject matter and care is taken to ensure modern topics are regularly discussed. We encourage all students to actively participate in the same making this a positively reinforcing experience.

Publications, Awards & Achievements

Studies published under the name of our faculty members in different journals are listed below:

Dr. C. Mrudula Professor



  1. A study on the adverse effects of formaldehyde on the staff of anatomy departments working in various medical colleges Vol 1/ Issue 4 / October 2012,559-564 ,Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, ISSN NO – 2278-4748 ;Krishnaiah M, Mrudula C.
  2. Aortic orifice measurement – cadaveric and echocardiographic study Vo 3/Issue 4/October -December 2012 ,914-920, Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences,ISSN NO -0975-8585 ; Impact factor- 0.35

  1. Can the dead teach the living ?-Cadaveric dissection in medical curriculum Vol 4/Issue 4/Jul-August 2013,100-104; National journal of integrated research in medicine; ISSN NO – 2230 – 9969; Impact factor- 2.507; Mrudula Chandrupatla, Krishnaih Muunnanuri
  2. Sirenomelia – The Mermaid Syndrome : A case report Vol 7/Issue 6/May -June 2013, 1-4;International organization of scientific research journal; ISSN NO – 2278-3008; Naveena .S, Mrudula C.
  3. Horse shoe kidney: a case report; Vol 1/Issue 3/ August 2013,304-307; International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences ;ISSN NO – 2320-6071; Naveena .S, Mrudula C
  4. Morphometry Of Sacral Hiatus And Its Clinical Relevance; Vol 1/Issue 7/ July 2013,11-18; International journal of advance research; ISSN NO – 2320-5407; Impact factor- 5.336; Mrudula C , Naveena S


  1. Sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra ; Vol. 5, Issue 6, June, 2014, 1159-1160 International Journal of Recent Scientific Research ; ISSN NO – 0976-3031; Impact factor- 5.971; Naveena .S, Mrudula C.
  2. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report Vol 5/Issue 4/July 2014,943-946 ; Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences ; ISSN NO – 0975-8585; Impact factor- 0.35; Naveena S, Aruna jyothi, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana
  3. Non rotation of Gut – A Case Report ;Vol 3: Issue 4, Oct 2014 , 340-343 International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences; ISSN NO – 2277-4505; Impact factor- 3.51 ; Mrudula Chandrupatla, Naveena Swargam
  4. Anencephaly- A case report Vol 2; Issue 7, Oct 2014,255-257, International journal of scientific study ;ISSN NO –2321-6379; Impact factor- 2.605; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam
  5. Effect of cyclophosphamide on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos; Vol 5; Issue 06 ,Jun 2014,238-240 ; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research ; ISSN NO – 2320-5148; Impact factor- 2.60; shabana sultana, mrudula chandrupatla, naveena swargam,Aruna jyothi


1. Effect of sodium valproate on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos Vol 4;Issue 1,Jan 2015,15-18 ; International journal of research in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics ; ISSN NO – 2278-2648; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree,Aruna jyothi,Mrudula C

2. Patent Foramen Ovale: A Cadaveric Observational Study, Vol.5; Issue: 2; February 2015,387-389 ; International Journal of Health Sciences and Research ; ISSN NO – 2249-9571; Impact factor- 3.624, Naveena .S, Mrudula C

3. Elongation of left lobe of liver ; Vol 3;Issue 2; April 2015, 152-156, International journal of allied medical sciences and clinical research; ISSN NO –2347-6567; shabana sultana, mrudula c, naveens s, aruna jyothi, nitya whagray

4. Osteoarthritis of knee joint , Vol 3; Issue 2; June 2015,248-252, International journal of allied medical sciences and clinical research; ISSN NO –2347-6567; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam

5. Comparative study of estimation of stature using femur length and humerus length: an anthropometric study; Vol 5; Issue 10; August 2015,865-867; Journal of science; ISSN NO –2277-3282; Impact factor- 4.67; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.. Naveena swargam


1. Effect of cyclophosphamide in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryo; Vol 4; Issue 2; June 2016 ,256-259; International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research ; ISSN NO –2347-6567; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C, Aruna jyothi

2. An anatomical variation in the origin of biceps brachii muscle,Vol 3 ; Issue 3; June 2016 , 313-316, Medico research chronicles; ISSN NO – 2394-3971; Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla, Dr.Shabana Sultana

3. Cervical Rib – A case report; Vol 7 ; Issue 7;July 2016 ,12599-12601 International journal of recent scientific research; ISSN NO – 0967-3031; Impact factor- 5.971; Mrudula Chandrupatla and Shabana Sultana

4. Effect of Cyclophosphamide in Histological Features of Cerebrum in Chick   Embryos; Vol 1; Issue 9 ,Nov 2016, 399-401,International journal of innovative research in medical science; ISSN NO – 2455-8737; Impact factor- 0.18 ; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

5. Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryos; Vol. 5, Issue 12; Dec, 2016;380-387;Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical And Allied Sciences;ISSN NO. 2320 – 7418; Impact factor- 4.262; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

6. Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebrum in chick embryos Vol. 03, Issue 12; Dec, 2016;3391-3394 ;International Journal of Information Research and Review; MA Doshi,Shabana sultana, N Jayasree, Mrudula C

Dr. Saju B. Cherian Associate Professor


1. NAYAK, B. S.; MISHRA, S.; GEORGE, B. M.; CHERIAN, S. B. & SHETTY, S. D. (2013).Unusual branches of femoral artery in the femoral triangle – A case report. Int. J. Morphol., 31(3):819-821, 2013.


1. Naveena S*, Aruna jyothi, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report.( 2014) RJPBCS. 5(4): 943- 46.

2. Saju Binu Cherian, Aruna Jyothi Gandhalam ( 2014). Abnormal position of descending colon with right- sided sigmoid colon and its clinical significance, APME 11(3) 227-229

3. Cherian SB, Gandhalam AJ. Rectus sternalis muscle: An anatomical variant of anterior chest wall. (2014) OA Anatomy Jun 10; 2(2):16.


1. Cherian SB and Bairy, KL (2015) Induction of micronuclei in hippocampal neurons exposed to chronic prenatal restraint stress in male and female wistar rat pups. International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (8). pp. 1217-1222. ISSN 2320-5407

2. Cherian SB, et al. Ascending aortic aneurysm and its clinical significance: A case report (2015) Apollo Med. 12(3) 229-231

3. Aruna Jyothi. Nithya Waghray , Saju Binu Cherian, Shabana Sultana(2015) . Male form of Persistent Mullerian Duct – A case report. Int. J of Allied Med. Sci. and Clin. Research 3(3) 280-284


1. Saju BC, Bairy KL,Muddanna SR (2016). Effects of chronic prenatal stress on motor coordination in postweaned male and female wistar rats. Int. J of Med. Sci. and Clin. Research, 4(2): 289-294

Dr. Shabana Sultana Tutor

20141. (a)Shabana Sultana, (b)Mrudula Chandrupatla, (c)Naveena Swargam,(d)Aruna Jyothi;

“Effect of Cyclophosphamide on Neural Tube Development in Chick Embryos”; International Journal of Pharma Sciences and             Research (IJPSR); ISSN : 0975-9492, Vol 5 No 06 Jun 2014, Pg No: 238-240.

2. Mayer-Rokintansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report. Aruna jyothi, Naveena Swargam, Saju B, Chandrupatla M and Shabana Sultana. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences .July – August 2014 RJPBCS 5(4) Page No. 943


  1. 1M.A.Doshi, 2Shabana Sultana, 3N.Jayasree,4Aruna Jyothi, 5Mrudula chandrupatla; “Effect of sodium valproate on neural tube development in chick embryos”; International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics (IJRPP); ISSN : 2278-2648, Vol 4 ,Issue 1,Jan-Mar-2015 , Pg No: 15-18.
  2. Elongation of left lobe of liver:A case report. 1Shabana Sultana, 2Mrudula Chandrupatla, 3Naveena Swargam,4Aruna Jyothi,5Nitya Waghray. International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research(IJAMSCR) ,Volume 3,Issue 2 April-June 2015, Page No.152-156.


  1. Effect of cyclophosphamide in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryo 1 Shabana Sultana, 2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla, 5Aruna Jyothi International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research(IJAMSCR) , IJAMSCR ,Volume 4 ,Issue 2,April – June – 2016 Page No. 256-259.
  2. “An anatomical variation in the origin of biceps brachii muscle” Dr. Mrudula Chandrupatla*, Dr.Shabana Sultana Medico Research Chronicles,2016, 3 (3), Page No. 313-316
  3. “Effect of Cyclophosphamide in Histological Features of Cerebrum in Chick Embryos” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla. “International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science (IJIRMS) Volume 01 Issue 09 Nov 2016, ISSN No. – 2455-8737 Available online at –” Page No. 399-401.
  4. “Effect of sodium valproate in histological features of cerebellum in chick embryos” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla. “Journal of Medical Pharmaceutical And Allied Sciences”, ISSN NO. 2320 – 7418, 14 December 2016,(Page No. 380-387)
  5. “EFFECT OF SODIUM VALPROATE IN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES OF CEREBRUM IN CHICK EMBRYOS” 1Shabana Sultana,2M.A.Doshi, 3N.Jayasree, 4Mrudula Chandrupatla International Journal of Information Research and ReviewVol. 03, Issue, 12, pp. 3391-3394, December, 2016.



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