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Department of Pathology

The department of Pathology deals with abnormal changes caused by disease. The department supports the clinical services and offers full diagnostic services in all areas of Pathology. The department has diagnostic and teaching responsibilities. The diagnostic section includes histopathology, cytology, hematology, immunopathology and blood bank facilities.

Designation Name
Professor -
Assoc.Prof. Dr.A.Vijay
Asst.Prof. Dr.S.Kavitha
Tutor Dr.R.D.Karthiga

Department of Microbiology

The department of Microbiology is located in the second floor of Academic Building.It provides services for the diagnosis of infectious diseases of a bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal or tubercular nature.

The aim and objectives of the department are

  • To provide an over view of Medical Microbiology and the impact of Microorganisms on life.
  • To explain the mechanisms of transmission, mode of infection, pathogenicity of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan diseases.
  • To teach students a range of practical microbiology skills, methodology of collecting information.
  • To provide accurate diagnosis of infection for effective treatment.
Designation Name
Professor -
Assoc.Prof. Dr.S.T.Santhya
Asst.Prof. Dr.V.Arvind
Tutor Dr.S.P.Sreeram
Tutor Dr.T.Parandhaman

Department of Pharmacology

The department of Pharmacology is located in the second floor of Academic Building. It is well established innovative and dedicated to educating students. Emphasis is given to research.

The aim and objectives of the department are:

  • To impart the knowledge of Pharmacology for the use of drugs in various diseases.
  • A sound knowledge of treatment and prescription for all diseases, complications,adverse effects and drug interactions of all the drugs.
  • Problem based learning and training .

There is a separate section for “Pharmacovigilance Centre” which deals different projects concerned with adverse drug reactions and clinical auditing. Experiments on laboratory animals and also in isolated organs are being demonstrated to the students. In this direction a well-planned and well equipped Animal-House has been established as per the guidelines of CPCSEA.

Designation Name
Professor -
Assoc.Prof. -
Asst.Prof. Dr.K.Lavanya
Tutor Dr.R.S.Durgadevi

Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

The department of Forensic Medicine teaches the application of Medical knowledge for the administration of justice. (Medical legal knowledge) The department also teaches the undergraduate student the general principles, identification, analysis, treatment and laws related to poisons. The departmental museum is well equipped with specimens and charts for teaching purpose.

Designation Name
Professor Dr.G.Shrikanthan
Assoc.Prof. -
Asst.Prof. -
Tutor Dr.D.Ramesh

    Department of Community Medicine

    The department of Community Medicine is committed towards improving quality of Teaching and Training in the practice of medicine holistically encompassing promotive, preventive , curative and rehabilitative aspects of disease. It is not limited within the four walls of class rooms, but, extended as a community based training through Urban Training Centre and Rural Training Centre. Students are posted here in batches for family visits and to participate in socio clinical case presentation. Faculty members and specialists from Obstetric & Gynaecology, Pediatric, General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and ENT departments are also involved in the community based teaching and training programme. The department is also coordinating other activities included in the National Programmes.

    Designation Name
    Professor DR.Balaji Arumugam
    Assoc.Prof. -
    Asst.Prof. Dr.A.Jayakumar
    Tutor Dr.T.M.Vignesh

DR.BALAJI ARUMUGAM MBBS MD DIH MIPHA


Profile Summary

Post graduate in M.D Community Medicine and a graduate in General medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) with experience in Public Health Research, Medical education research, Editor and Reviewer of National and International Journals, Academic roles as Professor and Head, MEU member, IEC member, IRC member, IAPSM Professional Association TN State treasurer and Community physician cum practitioner

Educational Qualifications

  • April 2005 – May 2008 Doctor of Medicine in Community Medicine (M.D) @ Madras Medical College TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India
  • June 1996 – March 2002Bachelorof Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) Government Mohan Kumarangalam Medical College, Salem 30 Tamil Nadu,TN Dr. MGR Medical University, India
  • July 2009 – June 2010 Diploma in Industrial Health, Annamalai University
  • Accomplishments

  • Recipient of IAPSM National level Presidential appreciation award for the good work done in the community medicine field among the faculty category – 2022
  • Recipient of BEST RESEARCHER AWARD – in the field of medicine for 120 Plus research papers, 7 books published, 18 years of professional and academic excellence in the field of community medicine and medical education –by INSO awards @ Pondicherry National conference – April – 2022
  • Recipient of OUTSTANDING SCIENTIST AWARD – in the field of medicine for 120 Plus research papers, 7 books published, 18 years of professional and academic excellence – 2021
  • First author and guide of the National award winning Research paper presentation - Community-Based Research at 47th Annual National IAPSM Conference - January 2020- PYARE LAL SHARMA MEMORIAL AWARD 2020
  • Recipient of Gold medal continuously for two years – 2019, 2018 as reviewer at AMEE – Association of Medical Education in Europe.
  • Designed and published Validated Selfie addiction scale – 2018.
  • Authored and guided the research articles which received IJRULA title awards 2018, 2019 and 2020 - IJRULA is a strong initiation cum foundation by IDAMAS learning center (Malaysia).
  • Successful SwachathaPakhwada programme at Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Dept of Community medicine – Nominated for Central Government award (2020)
  • Recipient of Best Doctor award- 2017 from Tagore Medical College and Hospital
  • Published 100 plus research articles in various National and International MCI approved and indexed Journals.
  • Presented more than 50 Research papers in national and international conferences.
  • Guided more than 100 UG, PG research papers and PG thesis.
  • Authored, Edited and Published 6 Post graduation preparation books.
  • EDITOR/CO-AUTHOR OF BOOKS


    Books 7
    PUBLISHED 6
    IN PRESS 1
      1.A Block Buster TNPG MCQ Book, Paras Medical Books Pvt. Ltd - 2012
      2. MCQ’s in Social and Preventive Medicine for PG Preparation, Paras Medical Publications –January 2014
      3. TN PG - KONCPT 20 Authors , Supplement August – 2014
      4. JIPMER 20 AUTHORS, JAYPEE Publications – September 2015
      5. One of the contributors / co-authorsof KONCPT 20 AUTHORS TNPG MCQ BOOK – June 2015 (JAYPEE PUBLICATIONS) Main and first author of a – Foreign Medical Graduate Entrance (FMGE) / NEXT – FIRE AID BOOK – Preventive and social medicine – 2016

    EXPERIENCE

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    S.NO YEAR MONTH DESIGNATION INSTITUTION WORKED LOCATION
    1. 2002 March - December Casuality Medical Officer Vijaya Hospital Vadapalani
    2. 2003-2004 January-December Cardiac Care Unit Incharge Medical Officer BSS Hospital Mandaveli
    3. 2004-2005 January-December General duty and ICU in charge medical officer Akash Nursing Home Chrompet
    4. 2005–2020 15 years Clinical Practice Private Clinic Mogappair

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    S.NO DURATION YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DESIGNATION INSTITUTION WORKED LOCATION
    1. May 2005–March 2008 3 Years Tutor Madras Medical College Chennai
    2. February 6th 2009–26th March 2013 4 Yearsr Assistant professor ACS Medical College and Hospital Velappanchavadi,Chennai
    3. 27th March–29th October 7 monthsr Associate professor ACS Medical College and Hospital Velappanchavadi Chennai
    4. 30th October 2013 to 31st March–2016 2years and 5 months Associate professor Tagore Medical College and Hospital Rathinamangalam,Chennai
    5. April 1st–2016 to Oct 1st 2021 5 years and 7 months Professor and Head of the department Tagore Medical College and Hospital Rathinamangalam,Chennai
    6. October 4th 2021-Feb 28th 2022 5 months Professor and Head of the Department Indira Medical College and Hospital Thiruvallur District
    7. March 2nd–2022–till date 2 months Professor and Head of the Department Arunai Medical College and Hospital Tiruvannamalai-606603

    ADDITIONAL CAREER EXPERIENCES

    EXPERIENCE IN PG COACHING AND TRAINING -2009 to 2020

  • Resource Person for NEET – Super specialty entrance examination – KONCPT Chennai
  • Resource Person for Chennai, Tuticorin, Villupuram, Madurai Based PG Coaching Centre – KONCPT.
  • Resource Person for Salem, Mangalore And Trichy Based PG Coaching Centre – RACE.
  • Resource Person for Medical Council Of India Screening Test Trainer – for Foreign Medical Graduates – KAROL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. Chennai.
  • Resource Person for Madurai, Tirunelveli, Chennai Based PG Coaching Centre – POSITIVE
  • Resource Person for Chennai Based PG Coaching Centre – AIIMS OPERATION HARI SHORT COURSE – SPM Faculty
  • Resource Person for Medical Council of India Screening Test Trainer – for Foreign Medical Graduates –GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. Hyderabad.
  • Worked As An Author For A National Website - RANK Junction – Online PGMEE MCQ Website.

  • EXPERIENCE IN CONDUCTING WORKSHOP/SEMINARS/SYMPOSIUM

  • Resource Person for the “BASIC MEDICAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP”– at “CHARM2013” CHENGALPATTU ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH MEET organized by Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital.
  • Resource Person for the “A Centre of Excellence in Disaster Management – A Third Millennium Perspective” conducted on 04.04.2014 and 05.04.2014 organized by ANNAI VEILANKANNI’S COLLEGE OF NURSING.
  • Resource Person for the “WORKSHOP – STATISTICS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH” conducted by Department of Microbiology on 18.09.2014 and 19.09.2014 organized by Tagore Medical College and Hospital.
  • Resource Person for the “WORKSHOP – BIOSTATISTICS” conducted on 08.10.2014 organized by Tagore Dental College and Hospital.
  • Resource Person for Faculty Development Workshop in the year 2014, 2015 &2016 at Tagore Medical College and Hospital.
  • Resource Person for the “WORKSHOP – COLISEUM OF RESEARCH” in the field of BASIC MEDICAL RESEARCH on 13.12.2014 organised by Medical Students Association of India (MSAI – TN & PY) under International Federation Of Medical Students Association (IFMSA).
  • Resource Person for the “BASIC COURSEWORKSHOP” in “MEDICAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGIES” on 24.06.2015, 25.06.2015 and 26.06.2015organised by Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute.
  • Resource Person for the “WORKSHOP – COLISEUM OF RESEARCH” in the field of ADVANCED MEDICAL RESEARCH on 24.01.2015organised by Medical Students Association of India (MSAI – TN & PY) under International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA).
  • Resource Person for the “WORKSHOP – COLISEUM OF RESEARCH” in the field of ADVANCED MEDICAL RESEARCH on 04.09.2015 organised by CHENGALPATTU ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH MEET (CHARM) – Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital.
  • As Organizing chairman of various events organized at Tagore medical college and Hospital: 2016 to 2020 Organized many specialty and regular camps in liaison with TN GOVT @ Indira medical College and Hospital during COVID fever camps and Flood relief camps
  • Presented and Delivered guest lectures in National conferences and Intercollege IAPSM, UG and PG seminars
  • CMEs, Workshops and Seminars on World health day, World mental health day, Suicide prevention day, World AIDS day, World diabetes day, World Environment day, Breast feeding week, Nutritional week etc.
  • Community outreach activities like Health Education through Role-plays, Pop quiz, health camps, school health, Swachh Bharat campaign, Swachh Bharat Summer internship programme and SwachathaPakhwada programme, cancer screening, Organ donation awareness campaign conducted by department of community medicine.
  • Latest an Online COVID Seminar by WHO consultants and COVID care specialists for undergraduates
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