Affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

PhD (Full time) in Health Sciences / Public Health

Applications are invited for admission to PhD (Full time) in Health Sciences/Public Health [affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum] at Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPH-Delhi).

At present IIPH-Delhi, PHFI focused in the following areas through interdisciplinary research under the affiliated programs of SCTIMST:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems (with focus on reproductive & child health and Nutrition)

Course Organization

The PhD Programme at IIPH-D will follow the same structure and organization as prescribed in the PhD Manual of SCTIMST available on the website of SCTIMST:


Minimum duration of the doctoral work shall be three years (six semesters) from the date of registration and maximum duration is five years for male scholars and six years for female scholars and persons with disability (more than 40% disability) with subsequent two extensions of six months each if requested by the student and recommended by the guide stating valid reasons (This includes the period of maternity leave also if availed).


The selection for PhD will be carried out in November 2018 as per admission schedule (important dates mentioned below) for January 2019 session. The availability of research guides are notified on the websites of SCTIMST (,%20Manuals,%20Forms/resources/PhD_Guides_with_Area_of_Speciality_2018.pdf) and PHFI/IIPH-D at

The selection of Research Fellows will be based on performance in a written test and interview held in the first week of November.

  • Those who hold National level Fellowships (UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) need to appear only for the interview.
  • Candidates awarded INSPIRE fellowships, Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) and fellowship from (state level tests (Eg. KSCSTE) have to qualify in the written test and interview.

Educational Qualifications and age limit for admission

  • Post graduate degree in Modern Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences, Demography, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Business Management (MBA), Public Administration, and Statistics.
  • Applicants to have obtained a minimum of 60% in undergraduate and PG courses or CGPA 6.5/10. In case of PG degrees in Modern Medicine where marks are not usually awarded, a pass in the first attempt is needed at a minimum.
  • There is no age limit for admission to the PhD Program

Method of Selection

The selection of research scholars will be based on the performance in written test and interview, which will be held at SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram.

Those who have UGC/CSIR/ICMR/ DBT individual JRF need to appear only for the interview.

Candidates awarded Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) and fellowship from state level tests have to qualify in the written test and interview.

The Institute reserves the right to short list candidates based on the number of seats available every year, academic merit and scientific records of the applicants, letters of reference, availability of research guide/s etc.

Candidates must provide a write up describing the research proposal (of about 1000 words) and a ―Statement of Purpose for undertaking a research career‖ (300 to 500 words).

Fee Structure (in Rupees)

*One-time fee to be submitted to SCTIMST as indicated:

Fee Structure: INR
*Application fee 1000/- (During submission of application)
*Admission fee 1000/- (During admission)
*Comprehensive Exam fee 6,000/- (During PhD comprehensive exam)
*Thesis Evaluation fee 10,000/- (Along with Thesis submission)
*Certificates 1000/- (At the time of admission)

Fee to be paid to PHFI / IIPHD:

Tuition fee: INR 50,000/- per semester
Administrative fee: INR 50,000/- (One time at the time of Admission)

Fee payments to PHFI/IIPHD should be made through demand draft in favour of “Public Health Foundation of India”, payable at New DelhiOR through electronic transfer.

Important Dates of Admission

Admission Notification 1st September 2018
Availability of on line Application at, 1st September 2018 to 5th October 2018
Hall ticket download Ten days prior to the entrance examination
Schedule of PhD Entrance Examination/Final Interview at SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram 12.11.2018 – 9.00 am, Written
13.11.2018 – 9.00 am, Interview
Commencement of courses 1st January 2019

Availability of on line Application at,

List of PhD Guides approved by SCTIMST for the PhD Programme

Sr. No. Name and Designation Departmental Affiliation Area of Specialty Email ID and Contact No.
1 Prof Sanjay Zodpey Vice President – PHFI and Director – IIPH Delhi IIPH Delhi Epidemiology and Health Systems
Contact No: 0124-4722900, Extn. 4224
2 Dr Suparna Ghosh-Jerath, Additional Professor, IIPH Delhi Health Service Management Public Health Nutrition
Contact No: 0124-4722900, Extn.-4104
3 Dr Habib Hasan Farooqui, Associate Professor, IIPH Delhi Health Economics Pharmaceutical economics, Economic burden of diseases, Cost Effectiveness Analysis, Access to Medicines, Access to vaccines, medicine utilisation and expenditures, Impact evaluation of policy interventions
Contact No: 0124-4722900, Extn.-4216

For further Details, please visit the website / or contact:

Mr Vaibhav Asthana
Senior Officer – Research Administration
Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi
Plot No 47, Sector – 44,
Gurgaon 122002, Haryana, India.
Phone: +91 124 4722900, 4781400
Email:, URL:

Deputy Registrar
Division of Academic Affairs
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology
Thiruvananthapuram- 695011, Kerala.
Phone: +91 471 2524140 Fax: + 01-471-2446443
Email:, Website: