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 About the Institute

Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, established in 2007, is the only Medical self-financing Deemed to be University in the state of Gujarat offering 29 Diploma, 18 UG Degree, 64 PG Degree, 12 PG Diploma, 5 super specialty courses and PhD in all the subjects of Health Sciences like  Medical ,Dental, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Management .

Sumandeep Vidyapeeth,Deemed to be University was conferred “A” Grade with 3.53/4 CGPA, in 2015 by prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

In 2018 UGC has awarded the Category1 status to Sumandeep Vidyapeeth deemed to be university under the UGC Categorization of Universities for grant of graded autonomy regulations 2018.

At the very inception it recognized the importance of “authentic, validated evidence” as an emerging trend with promise of excellence, and devised a unique innovative Evidence Based Education System as the basis of all its academic and professional activities.

Today with a sprawling, eco-friendly, lush green campus, it houses seven institutes dedicated to education and health care  and  a 1340 - bedded modern multispecialty hospital, and a Dental hospital, with 350 high tech dental chairs,  both  equipped with state of the art equipment, and they  not only cater to training needs of these institutions but also provide free or highly subsidized services, ranging from basic life support to super-specialty care, to patients from the entire state of Gujarat, and  other neighboring states also.

Ever since its inception the institution has made giant strides and transformed itself as a pulsating, vibrant health care educational hub, and shall continue in its endeavor towards being a centre of global excellence in the field of Health Education, Health Care Services, Evidence Based Practice and Research.

The society's website is https://sumandeepvidyapeethdu.edu.in/.

  About the Journal

Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (JIHS) is a peer reviewed, open access, official journal of Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, an institute deemed to be University, who has pioneered Evidence Based Education System in field of medicine, Health and Allied sciences as well as in Research and Community services. JIHS is one of its avenues to promulgate this system. Journal serves local as well as a global   platform for diverse medical and health science research which can generate and strengthen the scientific evidences. Communiqué delve into a wide range fields embracing integrated and multidisciplinary research. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jihs.in. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. 

The JIHS publishes research articles from all over the world. The Journal publishes original research articles focusing on various streams of health sciences like medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacy, medical education, dental education, public health administration, health management, health economics, health promotion, medical sociology/anthropology, social medicine, family medicine and others. The journal also publishes case reports, review papers, short communication and editorial correspondence. The Journal has special section for Evidence Based Education System (EBES) that includes Evidence Based Practices in Health Sciences.

JIHS does not charge any fee from authors for submission or publication.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of medicine and health. JIHS is a biannual publication for international circulation in print and e-version. It entertains original research articles focusing on various streams of health sciences. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference. Student research is also encouraged and special attention will be given to their contribution.

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