Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

Programme Objectives

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a full-time undergraduate programme in line with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The programme is designed to address the growing demand for professionals who can understand, analyse, and respond to complex public health challenges. This interdisciplinary program integrates principles from medicine, social sciences, policy, and management to develop well-rounded graduates capable of making a positive impact on public health systems. The programme incorporates practical experiences such as internship, fieldwork, and research project, allowing students to apply their knowledge to real-world public health challenges. Additionally, the programme is designed to empower students with communication, social and interpersonal skills as well as an innate understanding of Biostatistics, Data Science and Analytics, which they would need to thrive in the workplace.

Duration & Pedagogy

The programme commences in the first week of July every year. It is a 160 credits 4-year full time programme spread across 8 semesters. Pedagogy for each module has been meticulously planned with emphasis on experiential learning through interactive class discussions, internships, field assignments,and research projects. The school infrastructure has been thoughtfully designed to promote interaction and team work.

The school has forged meaningful collaborations with various national and international healthcare organizations, and other public health institutes to provide ample exposure to its students.

Students also have the unique opportunity to be part of various student driven activities. These include student clubs, professional development events, hackathons, field trips, observing health days, editing the school newsletter, cultural and sports fest. These provide them a chance to explore new topics, showcase leadership skills, be culturally sensitive and gain new skills.

Choice based electives provides students the flexibility to tailor their education based on their interests and career aspirations, making the programme versatile and adaptable to changing needs. Students can opt for disciplinary minors in the areas of health technology assessment, gender & health, health promotion, environmental health, and more.

The electives that will be offered during the course of the programme include:

Occupational health, Climate change and its impact, Health technology assessment, Introduction to health policy & politics, Gender, health & public policy, One health, Chronic disease prevention &control, Health promotion practicum, Social epidemiology, Digital health, among others.


FIRST YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester I
PH-CC 101 Foundations of Basic Sciences for Health –IPH-CC 102 History of Public HealthPH-CC 103 Concept of Health, Disease & PreventionPH-CC 104 Social Sciences and Public health

PH-OE ###

Open Elective 1

PH-OE ###Open Elective 1
Semester II

PH-CC 106 Foundations of Basic Sciences for Health –II

PH-CC 107Introduction to Research & Evidence

PH-CC 108

Language Culture and Communications

PH-CC 109

Health Promotion &Communication


Open Elective 1

PH-OE ###

Open Elective 2

SECOND YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester III
PH-CC 201 Environment and Health

PH-CC 202

Population and Health

PH-CC 203 Understanding Health SystemsPH-CC 204 Ecology, Environment and DevelopmentPH-DME### Disciplinary Minor Elective (DME)-1
Semester IV
PH-CC 206 Foundations of EpidemiologyPH-CC 207 Foundations of Biostatistics

PH-CC 208 

Fundamentals of Economics

PH-CC 209

Research Methods Quantitative


Disciplinary Minor Elective (DME)-2

THIRD YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester V

PH-CC 301

Research Methods Qualitative

PH-CC 302

Disease Epidemiology

PH-CC -303

Health Management: Principles and Practices

PH-CC 304

Social Epidemiology

PH-CC ###

Disciplinary Minor Elective (DME)-3

Semester VI

PH-CC 306

Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

PH-CC  307

Health Programmes and Policy: Design and Implementation

PH-CC 308

Public Health Nutrition

PH-CC 309


PH-CC ###

Disciplinary Minor Elective (DME)-4

FOURTH YEAR [40 Credits]
Semester VII

PH-CC 401

Health Data Management

PH-CC 402

Design Thinking in Public Health

PH-CC 403

Health Technology Assessment

PH-CC 404

Capstone Project Proposal Presentation

Semester VIII
PH-CC 405              Capstone Project


Open Electives [Choice Based Electives]

Open Electives 1 (Any Two)

Open Electives 2 (Any Two)

PH-OE 105.1 Photography

PH-OE 110.1 Performing Arts (Street Play/Playback Theatre)

PH-OE 105.2 Pottery

PH-OE 110.2 Short Film Making

PH-OE105.3 Community Health Promotion

PH-OE 110.3 Environment Journalism

PH-OE 105.4 Demystifying Biostatistics

PH-OE 110.4 Foreign Language

Disciplinary Minor Electives


  DME  1 (Any one)


DME 2 (Any one)



DME 3 (Any one)



DME 4 (Any one)


PH-DME 205.1 Work and Health


PH-DME 210.1 Bioethics


PH-DME 305.1 Life Course Epidemiology

PH-DME 310.1 Disaster Management

PH-DME 205.2 Case Studies in Public Health


PH-DME 210.2 Gender, Sexuality and Health

PH-DME 305.2 Operations Research

PH-DME 310.2 One Health (Online)




PH-DME 310.3 Digital Health

edX courses

Another unique initiative that provides all students enrolled for the programme, access to the edX online portal that delivers a plethora of well curated courses offered by leading universities in the world. This aids in broadening their horizons as they are exposed to a global student community and learn from the perspectives shared by a larger group of experts from the field.

Key Features

Key Features of the BPH programme

  • Interdisciplinary approach to health that is embedded in the biological sciences
  • Addresses the relation of health to the social and behavioural sciences
  • Develop skills in epidemiology, and biostatistics, that enable analysis and interpretation of health-related data for evidence-based decision-making.
  • Explore healthcare systems, policy development, and management principles to understand the broader context of public health.
  • Examine the intersection of environment and public health
  • Understand health issues on a global scale, including infectious diseases, health disparities, and international health policies.
  • Study individual and community behaviours that influence health, along with strategies for health education and promotion.
  • Gain insights into the role of communities in promoting health and preventing diseases.
  • Explore ethical issues in public health
  • Apply theoretical knowledge through fieldwork, gaining practical experience in real-world public health settings.
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • Curriculum tailored as per industry needs

Programme Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of BPH, graduates should be able to:

  1. Apply the core values, concepts, and functions of public health to address a major public health challenge.
  2. Explain the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  3. Use epidemiologic tools including biostatistics to identify and analyse determinants of health and disease and describe public health measures and problems
  4. Use the fundamental concepts of programme implementation including planning, assessment, and evaluation to address a public health challenge
  5. Apply principles of communication to effectively communicate scientific evidence through the right channels
  6. Advance the greater good by shining a light on problems in our health delivery system and speak up for the vulnerable and marginalized

Scope of the Programme

The world is facing a myriad of multifaceted challenges involving biological, social, economic, and environmental factors. A Bachelor of Public Health programme provides students with a holistic understanding of these complexities, enabling them to collaborate across disciplines and devise comprehensive solutions. The demand for public health professionals is escalating, both locally and globally. Health departments, non-governmental organizations, healthcare institutions, research organizations, and international agencies all require skilled individuals who can devise evidence-based strategies to promote health, prevent disease, and improve healthcare delivery.

The BPH programme therefore offers a multitude of opportunities as listed below:

  • Employment Opportunities: Graduates of the programme can pursue careers as public health analysts, health educators, epidemiologists, healthcare administrators, policy analysts, and more. The demand for these roles is projected to grow, ensuring ample job prospects.
  • Further Education Pathways: The Bachelor of Public Health programme also serves as a stepping stone for further education. Graduates can pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in public health, healthcare management, health policy, epidemiology, and related fields, enabling them to specialize further and take on leadership roles.
  • Contribution to Community and Global Health: BPH graduates can play a pivotal role in improving community and global health outcomes. By addressing health disparities, designing effective interventions, and advocating for evidence-based policies, they will contribute to healthier societies and a better quality of life.

Placement Opportunities & Roles:

Placement opportunities and job roles for individuals with a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) can span a variety of sectors, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of public health. The specific job roles available to you will depend on your interests, skills, and any additional specialization or concentrations you pursue during your degree.

Here are some potential placement opportunities and job roles for individuals with BPH:

·         Health Promotion Specialist

·         Social and Community Service Managers

·         Health Services Managers

·         Research Assistant

·         Health Policy Analyst

·         Environmental Health Specialist

·         Health Communications Specialist

·         Healthcare Quality Control Systems Manager


·         Health Data Analyst

·         Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

·         Medical Records & Health Information Specialists

·         Epidemiologist

·         Public Health Nutritionist

·         Clinical Research Coordinators

·         Public Relations & Fundraising Managers

·         Occupational Health and Safety Specialists


Eligibility Criteria

  •  Prospective candidates are required to have successfully completed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board with a minimum aggregate of 50%.
  • Those who fall under the category of Foreign Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRI), or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), should have undertaken an equivalent grade examination outside India

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