The School of Health Sciences was set up with the objective of augmenting educational avenues and for providing in-service training for medical, nursing, paramedical and allied personnel through the distance education mode.
The School is a pioneer in developing competency-based programmes in various disciplines of Health Sciences.
Innovative approaches in medical programmes include hands-on training, which is provided through diversified approaches of a network of colleges and districts-level hospitals. Similarly, in the field of nursing, programmes are being developed so as to revolutionise career opportunities available to nursing personnel.
To achieve this, the School is collaborating, and exchanging ideas, with various national and international organisations like World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MNFW), Voluntary Organisations like 'ACTS Ministries', Association of Rural Surgeons of India (ARSI), Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), Nursing Institutes in Seychelles and Narayan Hrudayalaya.
The main functions of the School are as follows:
- Planning, developing and launching of academic programmes at various levels for different categories of health personnel.
- Disseminating health-related knowledge for general public.
- Research on health-related issues.
Recognition of PGDMCH/PGDHHM Courses of IGNOU and registration of PGDMCH/PGDHHM candidates as Secondary candidates for lateral entry to pass DNB(Family Medicine) and DNB (Hospital & Health administration) courses