Research Paper Topics In Community Medicine Lecture

The School has a wide range of research expertise in the field of Public Health and Health Services Management. Research candidates seeking to undertake a PhD, Masters by Research or Master of Philosophy can look for potential research topics through the following resources:

Potential PhD Projects for students

PhD project using time series analysis

Dr David Muscatello

I am interested in research that answers important public health questions, such as how effective are vaccines at preventing illness and death. Time series analysis is one statistical method that can be applied to these questions. There is a substantial amount of time series data available from national statistical agencies. I would work with you to see if we can develop a project that is suited to your skill level and areas of interest. If you have a connection with a particular country, we may be able to develop a research idea if there is data freely available from your country.

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1.  Introduction

The department of Preventive and Social Medicine was established in 1973 with the objective of developing skilled and motivated workforce in the public health which includes teachers of community medicine, researchers, trainers and course facilitators for planning, organization and evaluation of national health programmes. Thus, ever since its inception, the department has addressed a wide range of issues in the field of public health. The department has a multi-disciplinary approach wherein presence of different diverse discipline in functions in the form of research, education and training interventions. Besides, providing valuable inputs to all regular courses, the Department conducts a prestigious MD (Community Medicine).

2.  Teaching Activities

Regular Course(s)
MD (Community Medicine)

Degree (Post Graduate);


 Three Years (Full Time)


The West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS).

Intake capacity: 10

3.  Research Activities

  1. Exposure and practice of Research methodology through 4 short research works and 1 thesis work, based on public health problems, health system research and evaluation studies.
  2. Preparation of and finalization of the protocol for the thesis is done within 6 months of admission to the course.
  3. Thesis completion and submission to the university is done at least 6 months before the commencement of theory papers of university examination.
  4. Students also share their research experience by publishing their work in national and international journals and presented in the State and National Conference.

4.  Publications by the Department / Health Centre


Sl No.Study TitleAuthorsJournal


 1Quality of life among menopausal women: A community –based study in a rural area of West BengalNabarun Karmakar, Somak Majumdar, A. Dasgupta, Sulagna DasJournal of Mid life health: Volume 8: Issue1:January-March 2017
2Intervention for improvement of knowledge on anemia prevention: A School based study in a rural area of West BengalLina Bandyopadhyay, MuktisadhanMaiti, Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby PaulInt. J Health Allied Sci April-June2017, Volume 6, Issue 04, 269-74
 3Mental health status among nurses in a tertiary care hospital, KolkataDr.MuktisadhanMaiti, Dr.Sibani Dutta, Dr.Debadatta Chakraborty, Dr.Aparajita Dasgupta, Dr.Manjula M.European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2017 Vol4,Issue 04,365-376
 4A study on Assessment of Nutritional status of under five children using a composite index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF) in a rural area of Singur Block, Hooghly District, West BengalDr.Manjula M. Dr. Lina Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Dr. Bhaswati Sengupta, Dr.Aparajita Dasgupta, Dr.Sembagamuthu SembiahIndian Journal of Applied Research : Volume 7|Issue 4| April 2017|
 5Is Ramadan Fasting Cardio-protective? A Study in a Village of West Bengal.Aparajita Dasgupta, Shobhit Garg, Bobby Paul, Swanya Prabha Maharana, Lina Badhopadhya, Nazrul Mallick Indian Journal of Community Health, , v. 29, n. 2, June 2017.
 6Effects of health empowerment intervention on the resilience of adolescents in a tribal area: A study using the Solomon four-groups designKaushik Sarkar Aparajita Dasgupta Multipada Sinha BhaskarShahbabuSocial Science Medicine, Vol 190,Oct 2017 Pages265-274
 7Dietary diversity among women of reproductive age: New evidence from an observational study in a slum of KolkataManika Pal, Bobby Paul, Aparajita DasguptaInternational Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2017 | Vol 6 | Issue 8
 8Assessment of self-care activities: A study among type 2 diabetic patients in a rural area of West BengalShobhit Garg, Bobby Paul, Aparajita Dasgupta, Swanya Prabha MaharanaInternational Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2017 | Vol 6 | Issue 7
 9Sleep Deprivation Among Students Of A Post Graduate Institute , Kolkata : A Cross-Sectional StudyShobhit Garg, Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby Paul, Swanya Prabha MaharanaIndian journal of applied research Volume – 7 | Issue – 5 | May – 2017
 10Storage, reuse, and disposal of unused medications: A cross-sectional study among rural households of Singur, West BengalSwanya Prabha Maharana, Bobby Paul, Aparajita Dasgupta, Shobhit GargInternational Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2017 | Vol 6 | Issue 7
 12Quality of Infrastructure of Anganwadi Centres in A Rural Area of West Bengal: An Evaluation Study.Sembiah S, Dasgupta A, Paul B, Bandyopadhyay L, Biswas B, Ghosh AIndian Journal of Applied Research. 2017 June;7(6): 64-66
 13Urinary Incontinence, its Risk Factors, and Quality of Life; A Study among Women Aged 50 years and above in a Rural Health Facility of west BengalBijit Biswas, AritraBhattacharyya, Aparajita Dasgupta, Anubrata Karmakar, Nazrul Mallick,Sembagamuthu SembiahJournal of Mid-Life Health, Vol 8 Issue 3 July-September 2017 Pg 130-6
 14Effectiveness of first‑aid training on school students in Singur Block of Hooghly District, West BengalLina Bandyopadhyay, M. Manjula , Bobby Paul Aparajita DasguptaJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 40 Volume 6  Issue 1 : January-March 2017 Pg:39-42.
 15Screening antenatal anxiety: Predicting its effect on fetal growthKaushik Sarkar, Goutam Das, Ranadip Chowdhury, Bhaskar Shahbabu, Ishita Sarkar, SantuMaiti, Aparajita DasguptaJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 132 Volume 6 : Issue 1 : January-March 2017 Pg 131-5.
 16Analysis of Survival Data:Challenges and Algorithm- Based Model SelectionKaushik Sarkar, Ranadip Chowdhury, Aparajita DasguptaJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2017June,Vol-11(6):LC14-LC20


 1 Which is More Accurate in Measuring the Blood Pressure? A Digital or an Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Bhaskar Shahbabu, Aparajita Dasgupta, Kaushik Sarkar, Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2016 Mar, Vol-10(3):LC 11-LC 14
 2 Domestic unintentional injury of 1 to 5-year old children in a rural area of West Bengal, India: a community based studySitikantha Banerjee, Bobby Paul, Aparajita Dasgupta and Kajari BandhyopadhyayTanzania Journal of Health Research, Volume 18, Number 3, July 2016.
 3Perception of Japanese Encephalitis and its vaccination: an experience from a rural area of Hoogly District, West BengalKajariBandhopadhay,Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby Paul, Lina Bandhapadhay,Dr Shamita MondalJournal of Communicable Disease2016; 48(4): 1-5.
 4Audit and Quality Assessment of Prescriptions in an Urban Health Centre of Kolkata Mandal Sudarsan, Banerjee Sitikantha, Dasgupta AparajitaInt J Med. Public Health. Jul-Sep, 2016; 6(3): 136-139
 5Impact of health education on awareness of HIV/AIDS among school children in rural West Bengal, IndiaSulagnaDas,AmiyaDas,Aparajita DasguptaInternational Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health  2016, 3(10): 2932-2939″,
 6Quality of life among menopausal women. Is it still an enigma?
Somak Majumdar, Aparajita Dasgupta
Indian Journal of Community Health Vol.28,Issue No4,Oct-Dec 2016
 7Antenatal Mothers:Exploring their perception of breastfeeding in a village of West Bengal,India.Somak Majumdar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Mahul Mukhopadhay, Somnath DasInternational Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health,2016 Jan;3(1):353-358
 8A nema and its determinants among women of reproductive age of a slum in Kolkata; A focus group discussion among health workers in a slum of KolkataAparajita Dasgupta,1Kaushik Sarkar,1Ranadip Chowdhury,2Arindam Ray,3 and Bhaskar Shahbabu1Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 5(2)April-June 2016
 9A study on hypertension and comparability between one reading and average of three readings of blood pressure by mercury sphy gmomanometer  among adults in a slum of Kolkata.Nabarun Karmakar, Saugat Banerjee, Amiya  Das, Aparajita Dasgupt, Mahul MukhopadgyayJournal of Research in Medical and Dental Science| Vol.4| Issue4/October-December 2016
 10Work Related Musculoskeletal Morbidity among Tailors: A Cross Sectional Study in a Slum of Kolkata Bandyopadhyay L, Dasgupta A, Paul B, Chattopadhyay O.Banerjee S, Bandyopadhyay L, Dasgupta A, Paul B, Chattopadhyay OKathmandu Univ Med J  VOL. 14 | NO. 4 | ISSUE 56 | OCT.-DEC. 2016 Page 305
 11Does Women Empowerment Predict Contraceptive Use? A Study in a Rural Area of Hooghly District, West Bengal.Dasgupta A, Bandyopadhyay K, Bandyopadhyay L, Paul B, & Banerjee S.Indian Journal of Community Health, 2016; 28(3).
 12Variation in blood pressure among adolescent schoolchildren in an urban slum of Kolkata, West BengalMaiti M, Bandyopadhyay L.Postgrad Med J 2016;0:1–5.


 1Effectiveness of learning intervention on basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation among school children in a village of  West BengalAparajita Dasgupta, Saugat Banerjee, Subrata Goswami, Nabarun Karmakar, Amiya Das, Sulagna Das,Indian Journal of Community & Family Medicine, Vol.I, Issue I, Jan-Jun 2015
 2Determinants of low birth weight among under -5 children in a rural area of West BengalAparajita Dasgupta, Ishita Sarkar,  Bhaskar Shahbabu, Sudipta Das, Malay Kumar Das, Kaushik SarkarMedico Research Chronicles, Issue No.2394-3971,2015.2(2),209-216
 3Composite index of anthropometric failure and its important correlates: a study among under 5 children in a slum of Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaAparajita Dasgupta, Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Pranita Taraphdar, P S Preeti, Dhiraj Biswas, Amitav Kumar, Ishita Sarkar,International Journal of Medical Science and public health 2015 Vol4 issue 3
 4Impact of Visual impairment on day to day visual functioning : A cross sectional study among geriatric population in a rural area of West BengalSomak Majumdar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Somnath Das, Mahul MukhopadghyayInternational Archives of Integrated Medicine, Vol. 2, issue 2, Feb. 2015
 5How healthy are the women in the Peri and post-menopausal age: A cross sectional study in a slum of KolkataMadhureema Das, Aparajita Dasgupta,Medico Research Chronicles, Issue No.2394-39712015,2(1),108-114
 6A community based study on hypertension and diabetes among adults in a rural area of West BengalSudipta Das, Aparajita Dasgupta, Malay Kumar Das, Amitav Kumar,  Dhiraj Biswas,Medico Research Chronicles, Issue No.2394-39712015.2(2),199-208
 7Exploration of perception of contraceptives among married women in rural west BengalMadhureema Das, Aparajita DasguptaInternational Archives of Integrated Medicine, Vol.2, Issue 4,2015 Pages 119-125
 8Effect of Maternal Exposure to Kitchen Fuel on Birth Weight of Newborn: A Community Based Study in a Rural Block of West BengalDasgupta Aparajita, Biswas Dhiraj, Sahoo Sanjay Kumr, Kumar Amitava and Preeti P.S.International Journal of Current Research Vol 7 Issue04,pp 15249-15253, April2015pages  30-36
 9Perception towards No Scalpel Vasectomy(NSV): a Community Based Study among Married Males in a Rural Area of West BengalAparajita Dasgupta, Malay Kumar Das, Bhaskar Shahbabu, Kaushik Sarkar, Ishita SarkarInternational Journal of Health Sciences and ResearchVol5,Issue 5,May 2015
 10.Determinants of Breast Feeding Practices and Nutritional Status of Infants Under six Months in a Rural MCH Clinic of Hoogly District, West BengalAmitava Kumar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Sudipto Das, Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Malay Kumar Das, Dhiraj Biswas, P S PreetiInternational Journal of Health Sciences and ResearchVol5,Issue 5,May 2015 pages54-59
 11Unmet Need For Contraception: A Study Among Tribal Women In A District Of West BengalSudipta Das, Aparajita Dasgupta, Malay Kumar Das, Amitava Kumar, Dhiraj BiswasInternational Journal of Health Sciences Vol 5,Issue 6 June 2015P. 29-36
 12An Assessment Of Nutritional Status And Feeding Practices Among Children (Under 2years) In A Slum Of Kolkata.Ishita Sarkar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Sudipta Das, Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Bhaskar ShahbabuInternational Journal of Health Sciences Vol 5,Issue 6 June 2015P. 37-46
 13Conceptualization and Quantification of Perceived Stigma; A Study among Leprosy Affected Persons in A Block of Purulia District, West Bengal.Malay Kumar Das, Aparajita Dasgupta, Sudipta Das, Amitava Kumar, Dhiraj BiswasInternational Journal of Health Sciences Vol 5,Issue 6 June 2015P. 47-53
 14Breastfeeding Knowledge among Antenatal Mothers: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Rural Area of west BengalDr Deepanjan Ray,Dr MD.Abdur Rahaman Dr Aparajita DasguptaJournal of Dental and Medical Sciences Vol 14Issue 5 May 2015 pg 93-97
 15Perception of HIV/AIDS:A Comparative Study Among Urban and Rural Adult MalesDr Malay Kumar Das,Dr Aparajita Dasgupta,Dr Sudipta Das,Dr Amitava Kumar,Dr Bhaskar ShahbabuMedico Research Chronicles2015.2(3),133-141
 16An exploratory analysis of Knowledge and practice, job-related Difficulties and dissatisfaction of Ashas in rural indiaAdwitiya Das, Aparajita DasguptaInt J Cur Res Rev | Vol 7 • Issue 10 • May 2015Pg 14-19
 17A study on morbidity pattern, health care utilization and health expenditure in a urban Community of KolkataDr. Amitava Kumar, Dr. Aparajita Dasgupta, Dr. Sudipta Das, Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Dr. Dhiraj Biswas, Dr. P.S. PreetiMedico research choronicals, 2015 2(3), 353-358
 18Is obesity among children a matter of concern? A cross sectional study in a slum of Kolkata.Dr. Dhiraj Biswas, Dr. Aparajita Dasgupta, Dr. Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Dr. P.S. PreetiInternational Journal of Medical Science & clinical intervention
 19Knowledge regarding snake bite in rural Bengal – Are they still lingering on myths and misconceptions?Amitava Kumar1*, Aparajita Dasgupta Kumar Sahoo1 , Sudipta Das, P.S. PreetiInternational Archives of Integrated Medicine, Vol. 2, Issue 7, July 2015.
 20A study on hypertension in geriatric population in a slum of KolkataDhiraj Biswas, Aparajita Das Gupta, Amitava Kumar, Sudipta Das, Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo, Malay Kumar Das, Aparna PandeInt J Med Sci Public Health. July 2015; 4(11):
 21Gender preference and perception of PNDT: A community based study among ever married women in a rural area of West BengalIshita Sarkar1* , Aparajita DasguptaIaimjournal 2015; 2(6): 183-191.
 22A Study On Lifestyle Related Risk Factors For Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Among Adolescent Boys Of A School Of Kolkata’Dr Sukes Das,Dr Aparajita DasguptaAntiseptic Nov 2015
 23A study on health risk behavior of mid-adolescent school students in a rural and an urban area of West Bengal, IndiaNivedita Das, Dipankar Chattopadhyay, Sajib Chakraborty1 , Aparajita Dasgupta2 , Fasihul AkbarArchives Of Medicine Health Sciences Volume 3 | Issue 2 | July-December 2015
 24How empowered are the women? : A cross sectional study in a slum area of KolkataPal J, Dasgupta A, Prabhakar RIndian Journal of Maternal and Child Health Apr-Dec;2015, 17(2)
 25Quantification of Perception Status of Hand Washing Practice Among School Children in a Rural Area of West BengalDhiraj Biswas1, Sanjay Kr Sahoo, Aparajita Dasgupta, PS Preeti, Amitava Kumar, Sudipta DasSchorars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences (sjams) issn 2320-6691(online) sch. J.App. Med. Sci., 2015;3(4a):1683-1687
 26Does India need Life Skill Education at all?***Kaushik Sarkar, Aparajita Dasgupta, Mukti Pada SinhaInt.J.Preven. Curat. Comm. Med. Vol 1, No 2 (2015):38-40
 27Domestic Violence and its Determinants: A cross-sectional study among women in a slum of Kolkata, West BengalAparajita Dasgupta, PS Preeti,  Sanjay Kr Sahoo, Dhiraj Biswas,  Amitava Kumar, Madhureema DasIndian Journal of Community Health/vol 27/issue no 03/ Jul-Sep 2015

2013 – 14

 1Correlates of Anaemia and Worm Infestation among Rural Pregnant Women: A Cross Sectional Study from BengalSinjita Dutta, Sita Chatterjee, Debasish Sinha, Bobby Pal, Mausumi Basu, Aparajita DasguptaNational Journal of Community Medicine | Volume 4 | Issue 4 | Oct – Dec. 2013
 2A Time Series Analysis on Indian Infant Mortality Rate 2003 – 2012Soumalya Ray, Aparajita Dasgupta, Sourav Naiya, Trinath Sarkar, R. Partha SarathiJournal of Young Medical Researchers, Vol. 1, Issue 2, January – July 2014
 3Assessment of Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices among the Mothers in a Slum Area of Kolkata: A Cross-sectional StudyAparajita Dasgupta, Sourav Naiya, Soumalya Ray, Arnab Ghosal, Ram Pravakar, R. Partha SarathiInternational Journal of Biological & Medical Research Int J Biol Med Res. 2014;5(1): 3855-3861
 4Knowledge regarding reproductive and child health: an intervention study among ASHAs in a block of West Bengal
  1. Partha Sarathi, Aparajita Dasgupta, Ram Prabhakar V, Rahul Biswas, Sourav Naiya, A. Geethanjali
Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014
 5Children bear the brunt of negligence of the unorganized sector: A study in brick-kilns of Hooghly District, West BengalAparajita D, Sukesh D, Sudarsan MIndian Journal of Community Health, Vol. 25, No. 3, July 2013 – Sep. 2013
 6Depression among the Geriatric Population is a Matter of Concern: A Community Based Study in a Rural Area of West BengalDasgupta A, Ray D, Roy S, Sarkar T, Ghosal A, Das A, Pal JNepal Journal of Epidemiology 2013; 3(4): 282 – 287 Copyright @2013 CEA & INEA Published online by NepJOL – INASP
 7A Cross-sectional study on client satisfaction of Anganwadicentres under integrated child development services (ICDS) scheme in a slum of KolkataRam Prabhakar V, Aparajita Dasgupta, Jayita Pal, R Partha Sarathi, Rahul Biswas, Sourav NaiyaNational Journal of community Medicine | Volume 5 | Issue 1 | Jan – Mar 2014
 8Infant and Young Child Feeding Perceptions and Practices among Mothers in a Rural Area of West Bengal, IndiaDas N, Chattopadhyay D, Chakraborty S, Dasgupta AAnnals of Medical and Health Sciences Research Volumn 3/No. 3/Jul 2013
 9Can the availability of unrestricted financial support improve the quality of care of Thallasaemics in a centre with limited resource?Dr. Sudeshna Roy, Dr. Aparajita Dasgupta,Dr. Prantar ChakrabartiA single centre study from India Thallasaemia report 2013:3:e2, 6 – 10
 10An assessment of nutritional status of children aged 0 – 14 years in a slum area of KolkataSudarsan Mandal, Ram Prabhakar V, Jayita Pal, R. Partha Sarathi, Rahul Biswas,International Journal of Medicine and Public Health |Apr-Jun 2014|Vol 4| Issue 2


 1Determinants of Menstrual Hygiene among Adolescent Girls: A Multivariate Analysis.Dasgupta Aparajita, Ray SudeshnaNational Journal of Community Medicine April 2012;3 (2):294-30.
 2An assessment of QOL and its determining factors of post-menopausal women in a rural area of West Bengal, India: A multivariate analysis.Ray Sudeshna. Dasgupta AparajitaInternational Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Vol 2, Issue 4, Oct-Dec, 2012, 12-19
 3Risk Factors of at Risk Antenatal Mothers in a Rural area of West Bengal: A Cross-Sectional StudyDas Sukesh, Dasgupta, AparajitaAntiseptic-August 2012
 4Mental Health, Protective Factors and Violence among Male Adolescents: A Comparison between Urban and Rural School Students in West BengalAmrita Samanta, Shuvankar Mukherjee, Santanu Ghosh, Aparajita DasguptaIndian Journal of Public Health Volume 56, Issue 2, April – June 2012 page 155
 5Sexual practices of people living with HIV/AIDS attending school of tropical medicine,KolkataPranita Taraphdar, Dasgupta Aparajita, Bibhuti SahaIndian Journal of Public Health (Indian J Public Health) Volume 56 | Issue3 July-September | 2012 | [pg.231]
 6Depression and its determinants in the rural elderly of West Bengal -a cross sectional studySanghamitra Maulik, Dasgupta AparajitaInt J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(1): 1299-1302 |
 7Disability among new leprosy patients, an issue of concern: An institution based study in an endemic district for leprosy in the state of West BengalJhuma Sarkar, Dasgupta Aparajita Debashis DuttIndia, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Year 2012, Volume 78, Issue 3 [p. 328-334]
 8S Socioeconomic consequences of HIV/AIDS in the family system.Taraphdar P., GuhaRay T., Haldar D., Chatterjee A, Dasgupta A,Saha B. MallikNigerian Medical Journal  |  Vol. 52 | Issue 4 | October-December | 2011
 9Perceptional practice of family planning methods among rural Bengali mothers in an immunization clinic of West BengalDr. SanghamitraMaulik, Dasgupta AparajitaIndian Journal of Medical Specialities – accepted for publication

2011 – 12

 1Morbidity Profile and Hidden Psychiatric Disorders Among Geriatric Women in a Village of West BengalSinjita Dutta, MausumiBasu, Palash Das Aparajita DasguptaJournal of The Indian Academy of Geriatrics, 2013; 9: 6-10)
 2Infant and Young Child Feeding Perceptions and Practices among Mothers in a Rural Area of West Bengal, IndiaDas N, Chattopadhyay D, Chakraborty S, Dasgupta AAnnals of Medical and Health Sciences Research Volume 3 / No. 3 / Jul 2013
 3Stigma and Access to HIV care among HIV-Infected women in Kolkata, West BengalDasgupta Sharoda, Patrick S. Sullivan,Dasgupta A, BibhutiSaha, Laura F. SalazarJournal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS care. April 2011 Published online
 4Determinants of low birth weight in a Block of Hooghly, West Bengal: A multivariate analysis.Basu Rivu,Dasgupta AInternational Journal Biological Medical Research. 2011; Oct 2 (4): 838-842
 5Socioeconomic consequences of HIV / AIDS in the family system
  1. Taraphdar, Rray T. Guha, D. Halder, A. Chatterjee,Dasgupta A, B. Saha, S. Mallik
Nigerian Medical Journal |Vol. 52| Issue 4| October – December | 2011 page 253
 6Depression and its determinants in the rural elderly population of West Bengal: A Cross-sectional Study ISanghamitraMaulik,Dasgupta AInternational Journal. Biological Medical Research. 2012; 3(1): 1299 – 1302

2010 – 11

 1Assessment of Malnutrition Among Adolescents: Can BMI be Replaced by MUACArindam Butt, Aparajita Dasgupta, Tushar Kanti SahaIndian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 35, No. 2 April-June, 2010 Pg 276
 2Relationship of Personal Hygiene with Nutrition and Morbidity ProfileSoumya Deb, Sinjita Dutta, Dasgupta AIndian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 35, No. 2 April-June, 2010 Pg 280
 3A Study on the Perception of General Practitioners of a Locality in Kolkata regarding RNTCP and DOTSAparajita Dasgupta, Amitabha ChattopadhyayIndian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 35, No. 2 April-June, 2010 Pg 344
 4How sensitive is detection of pallor for diagnosis of Anaemia: A community based study among children of an Urban Slum of KolkataTanusree Mondal, Aparajita DasguptaThe Antiseptic Vol 108 No. 1 & P January 2011’30-32
 5Morbidity pattern with special emphasis on musculoskeletal symptoms among women engaged in a home based “Papad Making” industry in a Kolkata slumAparajita Dasgupta, Shobhit Garg, Bobby Paul, Swanya Prabha Maharana, Lina Badhopadhya, Nazrul MallickIndian Journal of Community Health, , v. 29, n. 2, June 2017.
 6Effects of health empowerment intervention on resilience of adolescents in a tribal area: A study using the Solomon four-groups designKaushik Sarkar  Aparajita Dasgupta , Multipada Sinha Bhaskar ShahbabuJSocial Science Medicine Vol 190,Oct 2017 Pages265-274
 7Perceptions of people living with HIV/AIDSPranitaTaraphdar, TapobrataGuha Ray, DibakraHaldar, Aparajita Dasgupta, BibhutiSahaIndian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 64, No. 10, October 2010

2009 – 10

 1Sexual practice and perception of HIV / AIDS amongst men who sex with men in KolkataSoumya Deb,Sinjita Dutta, Aparajita Dasgupta, Biswajit BiswasIndian Journal of Community Medicine July-Sept 2009/Vol. 34/Issue 3/page 206
 2Role of health sector contingency plan in emergency preparedness and response: Orissa experience
  1. Biswas, Aparajita Dasgupta
Indian Journal of Public Health July-Sept. 2009/Vol 53/No. 3/Page 199
 3Sexual practices and symptomatology of men who have sex with men and other male clients in a STD clinic of Kolkata – A comparative studySoumya Deb,Sinjita Dutta, Aparajita Dasgupta,The Antiseptic September 2009/Vol/106/No. 9 page 434
 4Observations of Noise induced hearing loss in a heavy engineering industry in KolkataAparajita Dasgupta, N. Manna, M SauIndian Journal of Public Health Oct – Dec. 2009/Vol. 53/No. 4/Page 214
 5Coital debut of people living with HIV/AIDS attending school of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata
  1. Taraphdar, Aparajita Dasgupta, B. Sinha
Indian Journal of Public Health Oct – Dec. 2009/Vol. 53/No. 4/Page 240
 6Feeding practices of children in An Urban slum of KolkataSeema Roy, Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby PalIndian Journal of Community Medicine Oct – Dec. 2009/Vol. 34/No. 4/Page 362
 7Physical activity pattern among the adolescents of rural community in West BengalSeema Roy, Aparajita DasguptaIndian Journal of Community Medicine Oct – Dec. 2009/Vol. 34/No. 4/Page 366
 8A study on pattern of substance abuse among adolescents in a rural area of West BengalAparajita Dasgupta, Amotabha Chattopadhdyay, Arindam ButtThe Antiseptic January 2010/Vol. 107/No. 1/Page 26

5.  Other Achievements of Last Five Years

Field Training
  1. Comprehensive Family  health care and Community Diagnosis in urban and rural  field practice area.(6 months each).
  2. Diagnose, classify,manage treat and follow-up of communicable and non-communicable diseases in both community and institutional setting and in doing so demonstrate skills in clinical methods.
  3. Diet Survey clinical diagnosis of nutritional deficiencies like VAD, IDD, PEM, Recommendations regarding diet especially for different health disorders(PEM, Diabetes, Hypertension).
  4. School health
  5. Use of essential lab techniques preferably in a public health laboratory both for screening and diagnosis purpose, practicing procedures like collection of smear and staining and examination of microscope for AFB (Tuberculosis and Leprosy), Parasites (Malaria, Filaria).
  6. Exposure to public health problems, health system research and evaluation studies.
  7. Evaluating I.E.C. activities and training of health workers in disease surveillance, control and treatment health education.
  8. Evaluation of National health Programs.
Classroom  Activities

Presentation by the students in the presence of their peers, teachers and other experts.

  1. Seminar on relevant topics on public health issues (at least 3 per student) is conducted for updating the students for the latest development in various aspects of public health.
  2. Journal Club (at least 3 articles per student) is conducted where critical evaluation of published articles from a national or international journal is done.
  3. Protocol, questionnaire and analysis of individual thesis.
  4. Research work: Beyond the thesis work at least 4 short studies per student are conducted during the 3 years tenure of this post graduate course.
  5. Family care and clinico-social cases (at least 3 each per student) studied in the rural and urban field practice areas of the Institute and are presented in the classroom.
  6. Lectures and classes taken by the faculty usually once a month.
  7. Practice of epidemiological, statistical exercise are done from time to time.
  8. Guest lectures on topics related to the latest development of public health are taken frequently.
  9. Frequent visits to institutions/organisations of public health interest help the students for a first hand experience of public health practice in different settings.

6.  Faculty

Sl. No.NameDesignationEducational QualificationSubject/Area of Specialization
 1.Dr. Aparajita DasguptaDirector, ProfessorMD (SPM)Public Health
2.Dr. Lina BandyopadhyayPublic Health Specialist, Gr.IMBBS, DPH,  MD(SPM)Public Health
3. Dr. Bobby PaulAssistant Professor and Head of the DepartmentMBBS, DCH,  MD (Community Medicine)Public Health
4.Dr. Shamita MandalSMOMBBS, DPHPublic Health

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