Mysore Medical College and Research Institute
Welcome to the Department of Community Medicine at the prestigious Mysore Medical College and Research Institute. Mysore Medical College and Research Institute is an autonomous institute under the Government of Karnataka recognized by the Medical Council of India, New Delhi and is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru
At community medicine we bring health education to the community. Our students and faculty are deeply involved with educating the community about health and the prevention of diseases and injury. We teach Health professionals and community groups, conduct research and offer consultation and service. Our faculty and support staff focus their efforts on improving the well being of rural communities.
The mission of public health is to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to improve population health through education, research, and service. It helps the students to identify and gauge the health needs of human population, develop and evaluate initiatives to maximise health benefits, and engage in promotion and realization of conditions to address and monitor population health. The mission helps to prepare public health practitioners to enhance population health by exercising professional values and ethical practice. Its updated mission is improve overall health by educating health professionals; providing state-of-the art patient care; conducting basic science, clinical translational and rural public health research and by offering a variety of supportive health services to our citizens, to prepare individuals to help improve the health and quality of life in population through education, research and service.
Mysore is a centre for education. University of Mysore was established in 1916. This was the sixth university to be established in India and first in Karnataka. It was named Manasagangotri ("fountainhead of the Ganges of the mind") by the poet laureate, Kuvempu. The university caters to the districts of Mysore, Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar in Karnataka. About 127 colleges (having a total student population of 53,000) are affiliated with the university. Mysore University is the only university in the state of Karnataka to get a grade of A+ from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. Mysore Medical College is one of the oldest and is considered a reputed medical college in India. It is located in the heart of Mysore city adjacent to the railway station. Founded in 1924 by Sri Krishnarajendra Wodeyar, it was the first in the Karnataka region and the seventh in India. It is a Government medical college and is hence also known as the Government Medical College, Mysore. The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
Mysore is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka, India. Mysore is famous for the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival when the city receives a large number of tourists. Until 1947, Mysore was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore and was ruled by the Wodeyar dynasty, except for a 40-year era in the 18th century when Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan were the de facto rulers of the province. The Wodeyars were patrons of art and culture and contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city, which has led to Mysore earning the sobriquet Cultural capital of Karnataka.