Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM)


This course aims to bridge the gap in the public health managerial capacity amongst health professionals in the country. It is designed to enhance the capacity of the public health managerial workforce and to impart knowledge and skills to address and resolve key health management challenges. A major strength of the programme is providing participants with opportunities to apply the learning directly within the community setting.


The programme would be a residential course lasting for eight months followed by two and a half months of project work. The students would then return to the institute for their dissertation writing and an evaluation for one and a half months. The total duration of the course is twelve months.


Applicants should have a graduate/postgraduate degree in medicine, AYUSH, dental, nursing, pharmacy, health sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, natural/life sciences, management, social sciences, social work, economics, statistics or any equivalent qualification. Candidates with work experience in health/development sector will be given preference.


This program is interdisciplinary both in its content and teaching. It utilizes a variety of teaching /learning techniques, including seminars, journal clubs, collaborative learning, group discussions, case studies, lecture discussions, assignments, hands on training on computers, visit to organizations of public health interest, practicum and field projects. Faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, national & international experiences combined with a breadth and depth of public health experience would be teaching this course.


  1. Essential of Computers
  2. Introduction to Public Health Management
  3. Demography
  4. Behavior and Social Sciences in Health
  5. Organizational Behaviour
  6. Epidemiology
  7. Health Communication & Promotion
  8. Biostatistics and Research Methodology
  9. Environmental and Occupational Health
  10. Communicable Diseases
  11. Public Health Nutrition
  12. Non-Communicable Diseases
  13. Essentials of Health Economics
  14. Health Financing and Insurance
  15. Disease Surveillance
  16. Health Policy and Health Care Planning
  17. Operations Research
  18. Logistic Planning and Drug Distribution
  19. Urban Health
  20. Project Management & Strategic Management
  21. Management of MCH/RCH
  22. Human Resource Management
  23. Quality, Equity & Access to Health Care
  24. Health Management Information System
  25. Management of National Health Programs
  26. NRHM & Health Sector Reforms
  27. Financial Management
  28. Dissertation Preparation


Participant’s evaluation comprises of internal evaluation (theoretical knowledge and daily participation/application skills of the candidates) during course work and performance in the term examinations. Each participant, working under close guidance of a faculty advisor, develops, writes and works on a project and is evaluated concurrently on the study protocol, while the study is in progress and determinably on his report.

Key contact person:
Ms. Minakhi Kandher
Programme Officer
Ph: +91-674-6655-601 / 641