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Training Programme offered and details of Public Health Officials trained

Medical Officers and Public Health Personnel from National Health departments and State Health departments such as National Centre for Disease Control, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programmes, Regional Medical Research Institutes etc. have undergone training on Control of vector borne diseases. International Health Department personnel from South East Asian Countries such as Korea, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka were also provided training in Vector Control of Malaria, Filariasis, Dengue, Integrated Vector Management (IVM), Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) elimination, Medical Entomology.

ICMR-VCRC Formal (National and International)

Comprehensive Vector Control 139
Regional Training Course on IVM 67
Training Course on TAS in LF 55

WHO Fellowships

Malaria & Filariasis 60
Dengue Prevention and Control 32
Medical Entomology 35
Biologists/Sr.Entomologists [NVBDCP] 42


VBDC programme for Medical Officers, Health workers etc., 108

Details of training imparted to Foreign university students

The Human Resource Development (HRD) division has been providing short term training programmes on Vector borne disease control programmes for students from various University/Institutions in India and abroad.

Indian Universities 58
Observational Lab /Field visits (Research/PG/UG Students) 5643
St. Olaf College, USA (from 2000) 34
Erasmus University, Netherland (from 2006) 10
Georgetown University, USA (from 2009) 19

Details of internship provided to students for National Universities/research institutes

HRD provides internship for the students from the following institutes under the guidance of VCRC scientists in the field of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, Immunology, Bio informatics, Vector biology and control and Vector surveillance.

S. No. Name of the Institute Course and No. of students
1 Jawaharlal Institute of PG Medical Education and Research, Puducherry MBBS – 14 (Two weeks)
2 Pondicherry University, Puducherry MCA- 3 (3 months)
3 SRM Arts and Science College, Chennai M.Sc. – 3 (3 months)
4 Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala MPH – 2 (2 months)
5 Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu M.Sc. Zoology – 2 ( 1 week)
6 St. Mary’s College of Arts and Science, Kollam, Kerala M.Sc. Microbiology – 8 (3 months)
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