Community Engagement

The University while providing exposure to modern facilities, with its endeavor to inculcate social responsibility among students has instituted a large number of rural and outreach programmes by networking with rural organizations. Extension activities are an integral part of curriculum in every courses offered by the University. The community studies and outreach activities forms an essential requirement to be fulfilled by every student admitted to the University. At Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) sensitization on Institutional social responsibility is imparted through class room teaching as well as providing direct exposure to the community. Accordingly, for MBBS, Community Medicine is one of the subjects. Similarly, Community Dentistry, Public Health and Community Health Nursing departments also offer similar components in the curriculum. The constituent colleges of Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) have made elaborate arrangements by way of infrastructure, faculty, support staff, learning resources etc. to enable these departments to carry out curricular activities to sensitize the students to community environment. During exposure to the community both students and the faculty members are involved in health care delivery, health education, health checkup camps and house to house visits. This activity not only gives them the rationale for institutional social responsibility but also a reinforcement of social welfare values and concepts. University has a unique and a dedicated Rural Health Care and Development Centre in addition to routine community departments of the constituent colleges. The centre is playing a pivotal role in sensitizing its faculty and students to the social responsibilities envisaged through certain unique programs

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