Centre For Substance Abuse Prevention

Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) has set a definite policy on Substance Abuse Prevention and related issues as an expression of commitment in providing a campus experience that allows students to rise to their full potential without any hindrance. To spearhead the substance abuse prevention activities of the campus, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) has established Centre for Substance Abuse Prevention with satellite units in all constituent colleges. Centre also give special emphasis on anti tobacco awareness activities and through the Tobacco Cessation Clinic; provide support to people in their tobacco quitting efforts.


The Centre envisions a healthy community where people choose not to use substances of abuse and are free of related diseases.


Plan and execute strategic efforts to create awareness on adverse effects of substance abuse and related diseases


To create a healthy substance free, secure campus with a conducive atmosphere for learning that allows students to rise to their full potential.

  • To spread awareness about the adverse effects of substance abuse
  • To provide assistance in handling substance abuse-related problems
  • To train the health professionals and allied professionals on the substance abuse prevention activities
Key Achievements
  • 9000 + people were given awareness on ill effects on Tobacco & other substances of abuse
  • Developed Technology Assisted Awareness Modules to create awareness among school children
Core Committee Members
  • Dr. Maji Jose, Deputy director   - Chair person
  • Dr. Shruthi Nayak -Yenepoya Dental College- Member secretary
  • Dr. Imaad Mohammed Ismail, Yenepoya Medical College 
  • Dr. Harinarayan,  Yenepoya Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital
  • Mrs. Viji Prasad C,  Yenepoya Nursing College. 
  • Dr. Mohammed Asif Iqbal C,  Yenepoya Pharmacy College and Research Centre
  • Prof. Lourdhraj , Yenepoya Physiotherapy College
  • Dr. Balakrishna Kumar A,  Yenepoya Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital
  • Dr. Mohammed Zaheer, Yenepoya Institute of Arts Science Commerce and Management
  • Dr. Shaguptha,  Yenepoya Naturopathy College
  • Mrs. Sarala Pankajakshan, Yenepoya Allied and Health Care Professions
  • Lt. Col. (Rtd).  Pankajakshan KCampus Administrative Officer
  • Student Welfare Officers
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Senior resident warden- Gents Hostel
  • Senior resident warden- Ladies Hostel
Satellite Unit of Constituent units

In order to coordinate with university team and oversee the substance abuse prevention activities of the respective colleges, all Constituent units have Satellite unit of Centre with following composition.

  • College co-ordinator- One senior faculty
  • Batch-wise co-ordinators – One / batch
  • Student member- Co-ordinator of student body
“Say No to Drug” Student Body:

To Ensure student participation in substance abuse prevention activities, all Constituent units have “Say No to Drug” Student Body with following composition

  • One faculty advisor
  • Two student representatives from each batch (one of them can be selected as group coordinator)

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