New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI-NewsVoir): Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPH -Delhi), a constituent unit of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for offering Master of Public Health (MPH) programme at the Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi.
The MoU was signed by Professor Sanjay Zodpey, vice president and Director – Public Health Education, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi and Director – Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi and Professor Asha Kishore, Director, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), in Trivandrum.
Also present on the occasion were Dr V.Rao Aiyagari (PHFI), Professor Suresh Nair, Dr. V. Kalyana Krishnan, Professor K.R Thankappan, Professor V Raman Kutty and Dr. Sundar Jayasingh (SCTIMST, Trivandrum).
As part of the MoU, IIPH-Delhi and SCTIMST will also be offering PhD program in Public Health, adding to its academic portfolio that already includes the Integrated MSc and PhD in Clinical Research, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management, several distance learning and short-term training programs.
Speaking on the tie-up Professor Sanjay Zodpey, Director, IIPH Delhi said: “We are delighted that IIPH Delhi has tied up with SCTIMST to launch a Masters in Public Health Programme for the academic year 2016.
The programme is customised to cater to the needs of students with different levels of experience and qualifications which will enable them to further their career goals either on research, teaching and professional practice in public health in the country.”
Dr. Asha Kishore director SCTIMST said: “The Achutha Menon Centre for health science studies of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, is a centre of excellence in public health research and training. The Centre has strong collaborations with several national and international public health schools and consults for several international agencies such as WHO, European Commission and World Bank.”
“We are excited at the prospect of working closely with PHFI-Delhi in furthering public health research and training in India. We are confident this association could strengthen the networking among Public Health schools in India and enhance student exchanges, multicentre studies and new learning and research opportunities,” Dr. Kishore added.
IIPH-Delhi has announced its call for applications, for the first batch of Master of Public Health being offered in the academic year July 2016 – June 2018, affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) Trivandrum.
The program is divided in four semesters over a period of two years. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
For Indian nationals, the annual tuition fee for the students admitted in academic year 2016-17 is INR 1.38 Lakhs per student per academic year.
For International candidates, the annual tuition fee for the students admitted in academic year 2016-17 is 5,060 USD per student per academic year.
The degree will be awarded to successful graduates by Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. (ANI-NewsVoir)