Duration: 4 years (6 semesters coursework +1 year of rural posting)
Eligibility: To be eligible for admission a candidate shall have obtained atleast one of the following:
Lateral Entry: Candidates who have completed 3 years Diploma in any health sciences, or diploma in public health/community medicine can join 3rd semester directly.
The World Health Organization adopted public health as a core strategy of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2017 and the Government of India had declared UHC as a goal to be achieved by 2022. Despite significant achievements over the past decade, public health challenges continue to prevail in India and in the world.
While old threats continue to challenge health systems, new issues and challenges have appeared that burden the health systems. Creation of a dedicated Public Health Cadre has been identified as one of the important pre-requisites in moving towards improving health systems. Public health professionals help in bridging the gap between the clinical and managerial aspects of the program implementation and provide techno-managerial inputs.
The Bachelor’s degree in Public Health 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 apply this knowledge towards meeting public health challenges in the Indian context.