Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Operational Research

The Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Operation Research focuses on the design, development and application of sampling strategies, mathematical models for the epidemiology, transmission and control of vector borne diseases. Engaged in addressing operational research issues related to implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national vector borne disease control programmes. The division also generates evidence base by evaluating diagnostic tools and conducting randomized controlled clinical trials and involved in estimating disease burden and assessing quality of life of patients afflicted with vector-borne diseases.


The division also focuses to build up and maintain the evidence base for the major determinants of vector borne diseases, develop situation specific strategies that can modify the determinants, implement interventions at micro level, and monitor and evaluate interventions. Need based capacity building / training for vector / disease control is imparted to strengthen better use of empirical findings from research. 


Besides teaching biostatistics to students of Post-Graduate programmes and  PhD scholar of the centre, the Division also involved in training international students / researchers / programme managers on vector surveillance, epidemiological studies and methods, and sample survey methods.




Last Updated on : 28/07/2017