AFIH Program

Objectives of the course

  • To identify and manage the occupational health disorders/ occupational diseases encountered in various industries in the country and to manage the industrial injuries caused by chemical intoxication, in general and in hazardous process industry in particular.
  • To suggest preventive and control measures of such occupational health problems.
  • To advise, supervise and participate in the national occupational health programmes for the health protection of industrial workers, improving national productivity and national prosperity.

Importance of the Course & Accreditation

  • Associate Fellow of Industrial Health (AFIH) is a three months full time Post Graduate Certificate course in Industrial Health approved by Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India. On completion of course an examination will be conducted by DGFASLI and successful candidates will be awarded Associate Fellow of Industrial Health (AFIH) which will fulfill the requirements in terms of additional qualification for Factory Medical Officers of Hazardous Process Industries as required under the Factories (Amendment) Act 1987.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MBBS Degree from an Institution recognised by the Medical Council of India

  • Completion of Internship

  • Permanent Registration with the State Medical Council/ Medical Council of India

  • A minimum of 1 experience in Industry or relevant filed of Occupational health or 2 years experience otherwise, after completion of compulsory internship.

Duration of the Course and Seats

  • Duration : 3 Months (April-June)
  • Number of Seats: 25


  • Regional Occupational Health Centre (Southern), Poojanahalli Road, Kannamangala Post, Devanahalli Taluk, Bengaluru - 562110

Course Contents and Syllabus

Further Contact

Dr B. Ravichandran

Scientist-D and Officer-in-Charge
Regional Occupational Health Centre (Southern),
ICMR Complex, Kannamangala PO, Poojanahalli Road
Devanahalli Taluk, Bengaluru-562110, Karnataka, INDIA
Phone: +91-080-22172500, Fax: +91-080- 22172502
Email: ravichandran[dot]b[at]gov[dot]in