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Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health – Master  of  Public  Health  (Honours) – MPH (Hons.) Admissions 2016

Rajiv Gandhi  Institute of  Public  Health and Centre for  Disease Control 426/27,  33rd cross, 18th  main,  4th  T – Block,   Jayanagar,  Bangalore-  560041 Invites Applications for the Admissions of Master  of  Public  Health  (Honours) [MPH (Hons.)]  Course.

About  Rajiv  Gandhi University of  Health  Sciences (RGUHS) ::

  • The  Rajiv  Gandhi  University  of  Health  Sciences  was  established  in  1996  under  an  act  of legislation  by  the  Government  of  Karnataka. 
  • The  University  has  been  approved  by  University Grants  Commission  (UGC),  and  is  a  self-contained  state  university. 
  • It  is  a  member  of  the Association of  Indian Universities (AIU).
  • The  University  promotes  and  imparts  higher  education  in  health  sciences  in  the  state  of Karnataka. 
  • About  625  colleges  providing  graduate  and  postgraduate  education  in  Medical, Dental,  Ayurveda,  Yoga,  Unani,  Naturopathy,  Homoeopathy,  Nursing,  Pharmacy,  Physiotherapy and allied health sciences  in the  state  are  affiliated  to RGUHS.
About Master  of  Public  Health  (Honours) [MPH (Hons.)]  Course ::

  • The  University  launched  a  postgraduate  degree  course  –  Master  of  Public  Health-(Honours)  in the  academic  year  2014-15,  to  contribute  to  the  pool  of  public  health  practitioners,  teachers  and researchers. 
  • This  new  honours  course  is  innovative  and  the  course  design  is  unique.  The  course follows  semester  system  and  curriculum  is  competency  based. 
  • The  assessment  will  be continuous  (formative)  with  sessional  tests,  quizzes,  presentations,  open  book  tests,  case  studies, critical reading  of journals &  term end  examination.             
  • The  course  covers  new  areas  such  as  values  in  public  health,  leadership  and  governance, universal  health  policy,  ecological  sensitivity,  plural  health  systems,  disaster  preparedness  and international  &  global  health  with  a  rights  and  social  determinants  perspective. 
  • The  course  uses diverse  range  of  teaching  -learning  experiences  and  activities  which  includes  focus  on  higher cognitive  and  communication  skill  development,  case  studies,  field  visits,  postings  to  institutions and  programmes,  and  more  specifically  and  specially  a  period  of  internship  within  the  course framework. Participants  will  be  offered  two  electives – the  first  one  will  be  research  based  (quantitative  or qualitative)  and the second one  will  be  advanced  options in areas covered  by  the  curriculum.
  • The  classes  for  the  first  batch  of  the  course  commenced  on  11th  July,  2014  ,  the  second  batch  on 1st  July, 2015  and the third batch is due  from July,  2016.
Number  of  Seats/Admissions per  Year  & Commencement of  the  Course ::
Ten Seats per Year.
The course commences from 1st July of each Year.

Duration  of  the  Course  ::
The  course  is  of  three  years  duration  consisting  of  six  semesters  which  includes  six  weeks  of compulsory internship in the final semester. 

Eligibility for  admission ::
The  Candidate  must  have  a  Degree  i.e.,  MBBS  or  BDS  or  BAMS  or  BHMS  or  BUMS  or  BYNS or  BSc  (Nursing)  or  BPT  from  a  university  established  under  law  and  recognized  by  respective councils of  India (Medical, Dental, AYUSH,  and  Nursing) where  applicable.   Or Equivalent qualification  recognized  by  Rajiv Gandhi University  of  Health Sciences  (RGUHS), Karnataka  and the  respective  regulatory  bodies/ councils.

Recognition/Approval of  the  Course ::  
The  course  is  approved  by  the  University  Grants  Commission  (UGC),  Ministry  of  Human Resource  Development,  Government  of  India,  New  Delhi. 

However,  this  course  is  not recognized  by  the  apex  regulatory  bodies  i.e.  Medical  Council  of  India,  Dental  Council  of  India, Indian  Nursing  Council, and  Central Councils of  Indian Medicine  &  Homoeopathy.

Criteria for  Admission :
Admission  is  on  merit  which  is  based  on  the  performance  in  the  entrance  test  conducted  by  the RGUHS.

Fee  Structure ::
A total sum  of  INR. 49,200/-[Indian Rupees  Forty Nine Thousand and Two  Hundred]  is presently  the fees payable  by  the student per  year.

Stipend ::
The  candidates  who  do  not  get  salary/stipend/fellowship,  etc.,  from  any  other  sources  will  be considered  for  payment  of  a  monthly  stipend  of  INR  20,000/-  (Rupees  Twenty  Thousand)  subject to satisfactory  academic  progress.
For  more  information  please  visit the  website:

Rajiv Gandhi  Institute of  Public  Health and Centre for  Disease Control
33rd cross,
18th  Main, 
4th  T block,  
Bangalore-  560041.
Tel: 080  26961982  & 26640081 
Fax:  08026961929 ,
Web site:

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