Department of Occupational Health


Occupational Health


After independence scarcity of trained manpower in the field of Occupational and    Industrial Health was felt. To fill in this vacuum the Department was established in the year 1949 and DIH (Diploma in Industrial Health) was started in the Institute in the year 1951. Since then AIIH&PH has been continuously supplying well trained, knowledgeable and competent medical officers to Indian industries.

Today medical doctors with DIH qualifications from AIIH&PH are doing excellent work in innumerable industries: large and small, public and private, coal, cement, mines, oil exploration, paint, ports, air-ports, mines, nuclear establishments, railways etc. Our students get excellent jobs in various industries in this country.

Teaching Activities

  • Short Training Programmes Conducted

  • Foundation course on Occupational Health was conducted from 3-5 July 2019 for Medical Professional.
  • Short training on Office Ergonomics was conducted for officials of the Institute on 24th April, 2019
  • Other Regular Activities

  • Faculty of this department is continuously involved in teaching and field training of students of all regular courses conducted by the Institute (viz.- M.D., D.P.H., D.H.S., D.H.P.E., M.P.H., D.P.H.M., Dip.Diet. and M.Sc.-Applied Nutrition courses)
  • Staff members from this department are included in various academic and administrative committees of this Institute.

New Initiatives

  • A proposal for staring Post Graduate Certificate Course in Industrial Health – Associate Fellow of Industrial Health”. (A.F.I.H.) is sent to DGHS. The course shall be conducted as per guidelines by the Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes(DGFASLI), Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Mumbai Faculty



MS Dr. Monalisha Sahu
Associate Professor
Head of the Department (Acting) from 01/03/2023
Mobile No.: +91 9873927966
Area of expertise: Occupational Medicine, Environmental Health, Climate Change.
Mrs_Nandini  Dr. Nandini Bhattacharyya
Senior Medical Officer
Mobile No.: +91 9143036926
Area of expertise: Occupational Health
Dr Shibnath Banerjee Dr. Sibnath Banerjee
Assistant Professor
(From 07/12/2022)
M. Sc. (Chemistry); Ph. D.
Mobile No.: +91 87671 73248
Area of expertise: Analytical
Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene.


Other Members


Designation Number Activities performed
Stenographer 1 Secretarial Assistance
Technician 1 Lab activities
MTS 1 Support Service



  1. Vajpayee A Training of Physicians in Occupational and Industrial Healthy: Present Position and Challenges IJHPH, Dec 2017| Volume 3 | Issue 2

  2. Vajpayee A Taklikar CS Health Inequalities in India – Will Looking through The Social Determinants Lens, Make A Difference? J Comprehensive Health 7: (2), 6-1

  3. Taklikar CS , Dobe M A cross sectional study on Self-medication practices among selected rural community of Hooghly District West Bengal .International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health 6 (3), 1052-56

Research Work

  • A study on Nutritional Knowledge and Practice related to Non-communicable disease among Loco Pilots of Howrah station was done under the guidance of Dr. Sharmila Sanyal

  • A cross-sectional study on KAP regarding use of Food labels among Adults of Ashoknagar, Kalyangarh, 24 Parganas (N) under guidance of Dr. C. S Taklikar

Conference/Seminars/Workshop Attended

  • Dr. C. S Taklikar

  • Attended 63rd IPHACON 2019 held at Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada from 1-3 Feb, 2019

  • Attended 61st IPHA West Bengal State Chapter Conference held at Medical College, Kolkata on 31st Aug, 2019

  • Prof Sharmila Sanyal :

  • Participated WHO supported consultation on Safety Management of Street Foods for the Northern States of India and also delivered a lecture on Role of WASH on Management of Street Food on 21.11.2019 & 22.11.2019 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and for the Southern States of India on 19.09.2019 and 20.09.2019 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Invited by National Statistical Office, Eastern Zone to deliver a lecture entitled “Ergonomics for Computer Assisted Field/Office Work” on 23.07.2019, 07.08.2019 and 21.08.2019 at National Statistical Office, Kolkata.


  • Dr. C. S Taklikar acted as

  • Paper setter of DHPE final examination and Practical & viva-voce examination conducted by West Bengal State University.

  • Paper setter of M.Sc. (AN) first year examination and Practical & viva-voce examination conducted by West Bengal State University

  • Paper setter of Dip. Diet final examination and Practical & viva-voce examination conducted by West Bengal State University

  • Prof. Sharmila Sanyal acted as

  • Examiner for the M.Sc. (Microbiology) – Practical & viva-voce examination conducted by West Bengal State University.

  • Paper Setter for the MSc Applied Nutrition examination conducted by WBUHS.

Field Activities/Programmes Undertaken

  • Faculty participated as Supervisor cum Guide to Community Diagnosis Programme by Core Course students undertaken at RHU&TC, Singur for a period of 6 weeks.

  • Faculty participated as Supervisor cum Guide to Family Health Care Programme undertaken by the Core Course students at UHU &TC, Chetla for a period of 6 weeks.

  • Dr. Nandini Bhattacharyya acted as a nodal officer of Swachhta Hi Seva campaign observed from 15th Sep 2019 to 2nd Oct in the Institute where she was co-ordinator of pledge taking ceremony at main campus of the Institute.