Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences
An Autonomous Institute under the Govt. of Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jharkhand
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Department - Preventive & Social Medicine
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Preventive and Social Medicine came into existence since the inception of this Medical College in 1965. Prof. Dr. C.J.K. Singh was the first Head of the Department of PSM and he headed the department from 1965 to 1986 followed by Dr. N.K. Prasad (1986-1990), Dr. (Mrs.) J. Minz (1990-1997), Prof. Dr. Shamim Haider from 02.06.1997 to 31.01.2016. Prof. Dr. Vivek Kashyap is the current HOD.


This department has been designated as nodal agency of the several national health programs i.e. Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP), RMNCH+A program, UNICEF WIFS, NIPCCID program of Monitoring & Supervision of AWCs etc. Rural Health Training Center (RHTC) and Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) are two major arms of the department to facilitate the training and research work of Undergraduate And Post Graduate students in the field practice area of these centers. Both centers run as OPD and UHTC also has a facility to admit the patients for Maternal and Child care. At present, two ICMR Multi centric Extra Mural Research Projects are being carried out. Four research projects have been completed in last five years. This department always tries to participate in new innovative projects and implementation of National Program of Jharkhand state. This department has routinely organized different training program i.e. Hospital Waste Management, International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) and Research Methodology for faculty members, seniors Residents and PG students of this institute.



Lecture Classes
Tutorial Classes
Practical Classes
Field Visits of Public health importance
Hospitals Visits
Projects work (Short)
Poster Presentation


Journal Club
Field Visits of Public health importance’s
Tutorial & Practical classes of U.G. Students
Involvement in different Projects of U.G. Students
Involvement in departmental project works
Attending different workshops and trainings.

Departmental Activities:-

Training on BMW Management
Training on ICD-10 Coding System.
P.G. students are assessed by their day to day work and thereby assessment in different sections of the department.


To develop the leadership quality in students to fulfill one of the role of Indian Medical Graduates.
To develop the Public health Laboratory model for the state
To facilitate the faculties of the department to improve their skill for teaching and research
To initiate and start the OPD at RHTC, Ormanjhi.
To start Immunization clinic.
Ph.D. M.Sc. (Biostatistics) and Diploma/ Certificate course in Medical Record Technology (DMRT) is being planned to start.
To promote the research activities in this Institute.
To facilitate the different activities in Medical Record Unit. i.e., computerization of BHT, ICD-10 coding for morbidity and mortality episode.


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Dr. Vivek Kashyap ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Vidya Sagar Professor & HODNot Available
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Dr. Shalini Sunderam ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Shashi Bhushan Singh Associate Professor-cum-StatisticianNot Available
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Dr. Mithilesh Kumar Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Kumari Asha Kiran Associate ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Dewesh Kumar Assistant ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Anupam Kumar Choudhary Medical OfficerNot Available
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Dr. Vijya Gupta Medical OfficerNot Available
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Dr. Abha Deepti Kerketta Medical OfficerNot Available
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Dr. Manisha Kujur Assistant ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Anit Kujur Assistant ProfessorNot Available
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Dr. Rubina Tasnim Medical OfficerNot Available
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Dr. Neha Priya Assistant ProfessorNot Available
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Terminal Exam.
Mock test.
Project & Poster
Field visit
Clinical-Social case study


Terminal Exam.
Journal Club
Epidemiological exercises
Clinical-social Case studies
Paper publication
Thesis Work


For Students-

Departmental Library
Laboratory for UG & PG
Computer Lab for P.G.
Seminar Hall.
Tutorial Rooms.
Vehicle for Field visits – 1 Bus (32 seats)
Training Faculty for U.G. & P.G. Students at UHTC & RHTC.
Wi-Fi Facility for P.G. Students.

For Patients-

Patients care services are provided at UHTC, Doranda & RHTC, Ormanjhi under supervision of dept. of PSM, RIMS, Ranchi

Services provided for patient at UHTC are

IPD services
Family Planning including Vasectomy and Tubectomy
Normal Deliveries



RIMS, Bariatu
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Ph : +91-651-2545405,
Fax: +91-651-2540629
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