In Andhra Pradesh, the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad (IIPH-Hyderabad) and the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, have announced admissions for the Master in Public Health (MPH) Program for the academic year 2015-2016.
The new course will enable students to gain a global perspective of public health, while providing the necessary skills and knowledge to bring in innovative solutions and enable change in people and communities in the Indian context. The program is structured as a multi-disciplinary curriculum, including public health management, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, social sciences, health promotion, health economics and policy relevant disciplines.
"IIPH Hyderabad and Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada has joined hands to bring in a best in class Masters in Public Health program which will focus on the multi-disciplinary aspects of public health. This program provides an opportunity for students to develop the relevant skills and subject expertise through a combination of class room study with field experiences in range of disciplines thus aligning their interests to build a career in public health and healthcare." said Professor G.V.S Murthy, Director - Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad on the launch of course.
Candidate should have passed:
a) Bachelor Degree with at least 50% in any discipline from recognized University by the University Grants Commission and the Degree awarding University must be member if Association of Indian Universities. If the Degree is acquired from Distance Education Mode it must be recognized by Distance Education council (DEC) besides recognized by UGC and AIU.
b) The percentage will be calculated from the total marks of 1st , 2nd & 3 rd year under 10+2+3 scheme including languages and other subjects.
c) Foreign candidates other than Medical / Para Medical applying for MPH course should submit equivalence certificate from Council of Higher Education Andhra Pradesh / Council of Higher Education Telangana, Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, Ministry of External affairs Government of India, New Delhi (they must fulfill requirements of Presidential order and GOP No. 646 dated 10th July, 1979.
d) Foreign candidates of Medical / Para Medical applying for MPH course should submit equivalence certificate by the University of Health Sciences and temporary registration for the duration of Post Graduate training from the respective Councils i.e., MCI, DCI, CCIM, CCH,INC etc., should submit.
The duration of the course shall be two years with four semesters, each of six months, including two months internship during the fourth semester. During the internship, the students will undergo two months field training and submit internship report dissertation. The online application form will be available on the website till October 6 upto 5 p.m. In all, 40 seats are available for admission.