About Us

1. State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW), being an apex institute of the Health & Family Welfare Department, was established in the year 1996, under IPP- IX (K) and is situated in the Leprosy Hospital Campus, 1st Cross, Magadi road, Bangalore

2. ‘SIHFW’ is a training hub for ‘HFWS Karnataka’ and is a nodal centre in South India for Family planning training, Maternal health training, Child health training & Miscellaneous Trainings -including routing of NHM Trainings, FRT, Administrative trainings etc.,

3. It is also a hub for academic Courses such as DNB Courses, Paramedical courses, LHV,ANM,GNM Courses, PGDHPE, CPHN, Skill training and Distance Learning Courses in Hospital Management, Diploma in Health and Family Welfare Management and Diploma in Public Health Nutrition etc.

4. Works in formulating state training policy, planning, implementation and monitoring evaluation of the in-service training to Medical and paramedical personal in the department.

5. 20 District Training Centres, 4 Health & Family Welfare Training Centres, 10 Skills Lab, 36 DNB/Dipolma Centres, 13 Paramedical Centres, 20 ANMTC, 5 GNMTC, 4 LHVTC centres, 1 PHDHPE Block & 1 CPHN Block are working under SIHFW, and helps in dissimilating the trainings & imparting academic teaching to districts and sub district levels.


State Institute of Health & Family Welfare

From Director Desk

The State Institute of Health and Family Welfare is an Apex  Training Institute of Health and Family Welfare Department, which works to wards the Capacity Building of the doctors and Health care Staff with a view of promoting Health Care Reforms, facilitate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Programmes with Particular reference to National Health Programmes. 

My area of Interest are- 

Upgrading District Hospitals and Taluk Hospitals into Academic Institutions.

Providing Quality Training to the Health Care Staff. 


Providing Carrier Progression Training for the Inservice Doctors and Staff 

Improve quality of training by Faculty Development Programme


State Institute of Health And Family Welfare

Dr. Triveni. M.G



Dr. Uma Buggi

M.B.B.S,M.D. (GENERAL MEDICINE), P.G.D.G.M (Geriatric Medicine) Fellowship Rheumatology

Additional Director

Dr. Chidananda H Gudur


Deputy Director, MHT
FRT,Skills Lab Tr & Pharmacy
Officers' Training

Dr. Sangeetha S Kodakani

MBBS, MD (Pathology)

Deputy Director, Academics

Vimala K C

Assistant Administrative officer

Mrs.Mamatha V Pawar

Office Superintendent



First Division Assistant


First Division Assistant

Rohit Kamble

Second Division Assistant

Chethan Kumar N

Second Division Assistant