|Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar (IIPHG)|
“A University under State Act”
Launched by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) aims to strengthen the overall health system in the country through education, training, research, and advocacy/policy initiatives.
Government of Gujarat and PHFI entered a MoU in 2007 to establish IIPHG. Under the MoU, Government of Gujarat allocated land and agreed to share a part of the project cost. In 2008, the foundation stone for IIPHG was laid by Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi (then Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat).
IIPHG is currently registered as a Society under the Societies Act. The institute has a Governing Council with four secretaries of the government as ex-officio members and four representatives of PHFI as members. The Chairperson of IIPHG is an independent person of high repute, and currently this position is held by Mr. Sudhir Mankad (IAS), former Chief Secretary of Government of Gujarat. The institute is headed under the directorship of Prof. Dileep Mavalankar, a renowned Academician and Researcher trained in India and United States of America, and working in the field of public health since last three decades.
Information submitted to UGC by IIPHG University http://www.phfi.org/iiphg.ugc