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OFFERED BY IIPH Shillong
(2021 – 2023)
This MPH is a full-time two-year course conducted in the scenic hill station of Shillong, capital of the state of Meghalaya. Shillong is the educational hub of Northeast India, drawing students from the eight states of the region and from all over India. It is part of the Eastern Himalayas biodiversity hotspot and offers unmatched opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and nature adventure. The tribal tapestry of the region provides a deep diversity for learning and research, and for rich cultural experiences.
The MPH course will attempt to prepare a competent cadre of professionals who have a basic understanding of the various aspects of public health and are able to successfully apply this knowledge towards meeting public health challenges in the Indian context. The state of Meghalaya has sanctioned posts for state and district level epidemiologists in the Department of Health & Family Welfare. Students will be registered with Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) and the degree will be conferred by the University.
The program is divided in four semesters over a period of two years. The program will be offered from August 2021 to July 2023
ADMISSION AND SELECTION
An application form is to be submitted along with a 300–350-word personal statement on ‘Why I wish to do an MPH’ and a 500–750-word essay on a ‘Public Health Issue of Relevance to India’.
The personal statement and the essay is to be typed in single space with Times New
Roman font size 12.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
Eligibility: Group 1: Health sciences (≥3 year UG)
MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Veterinary Sciences (BVSc.), Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Imaging Technology, Surgical and Operation Theatre Technology, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Other Allied Health degrees, Community/Public Health, BTech or BE (any branch), Statistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition/Dietetics, Psychology, Anthropology/Medical Anthropology, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology & other Equivalent degrees.
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Group 2: Life/Population Sciences/Non Life Science streams (2 year PG)
Statistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition, Dietetics, Allied Health degrees, Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, etc.), Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology/Medical Anthropology, Dietetics, Social Work, Management, Law & other Equivalent degrees.
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Group 3: All Non-Life Science streams (e.g. Arts, Commerce) (3 year UG)
Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Management, Law, Arts, Natural Sciences & other Equivalent degrees.
Candidates with sufficient experience in public health maybe exempt from the bridge course.
THE LAST DATE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IS 28 September 2021.