The Department of VeterinaryPublic Health and Epidemiology was established in 1984 and upgraded to Schoolof Public Health and Zoonoses (SPHZ) in 2012 and then to Centre for One Healthin 2021. The prime mandates of the Centre are teaching, research and extensionactivities in the field of zoonoses, milk and meat hygiene, food safety,environmental hygiene and epidemiology.
The Centre has is working with manyprestigious research agencies, including, DBT, DST, UGC, ICAR, ICMR in projectson Zoonoses, Food Safety and Environmental Health.
The Centre has many past and ongoingcollaboration with reputed foreign institutes like Royal Veterinary College,London; University of Sydney, Australia; University of Saskatchewan, Canada.There are also active ongoing collaborations with medical colleges andhospitals to generate evidence-based data for endemic zoonoses and food safetyrelated issues. The Centre is associated with epidemiological research andawareness drives on many important zoonoses, including brucellosis,tuberculosis, rabies, cysticercosis, hydatidosis, food safety organisms,environment contaminants etc. The Centre for One Health also offered one-yearPost-graduate Diploma program in ‘One Health’ for capacity building among theprofessionals of various health sectors.