The Department of Dermatology and STD, has a 30 bedded in-patient ward and admit a variety of dermatological illnesses including emergencies. It provides daily OPD services, catering to approximately 700-1000 patients per day (both Old +New). It also runs daily Mycobacterial (Leprosy+ Cutaneous TB) Clinic and STI Clinic, mandated under the respective National programs. Apart from this, the department is equipped to provide phototherapy, radiofrequency surgery, chemical cautery and various dermatosurgical procedures including Nail surgery. These are provided through Minor Operation Theatres (in OPD and Ward). The Department runs regular referral services for inpatient referrals from other departments. It has been running the MD Program since 2001 with an annual intake of 3 candidates. Students from this program are serving as eminent teaching Faculty all over India and abroad, and many are placed well in practice.
The department is regularly engaged in conducting quality research through funded and non-funded projects including Post graduate theses. The research output from the department is published in high impact factor journals and is highly cited. The post graduate students as well as supervisors have been recipients of numerous awards and medals, with regular presentations in National and International Conferences. Departmental Faculty is regularly invited as Guest Faculty in Dermatology Conferences. Other than Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, the department is regularly engaged in providing education to Nursing students as well as inter-departmental teaching with Community Medicine. The department has also conducted numerous Conferences, CME’s and training programs over the years, including 2 National Conferences and one International Conference. Faculty members of the Department have been providing their services as experts in various committees/commissions at National level including Leprosy Control and STI Control. They have also been serving the educational cause through eminent positions in IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology) as well as Editorial positions in peer reviewed journals with high impact factor including IJDVL, IDOJ, JCAS, Ind J STD and AIDS etc.