Public Health in India Programme


Date: Dec. 28, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017

The Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) welcomes applications for its 'Study in India Program on Public Health in India'.

About the Program:

Rapid urbanization, increase in globalization and growing inequities between and within nations, has created a greater role for public health across nations than ever before. Public health or the health of populations is the outcome of national health systems, which are a composite of the organization of curative care services, preventive and promotive health care, with integrated action on the social determinants of health. Health systems are complex adaptive systems and their evolution is influenced by their own path of development, the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which they evolve, and the influence wielded by different stakeholders. Studying health systems and their potential to ensure public health across national contexts help understand not only how health systems have evolved in other nations; it also makes us reflect on our own health systems with fresh eyes from a public health perspective.

The Study in India Program on public health has the following objectives:

  • To understand the challenges of public health in India and how public health policy and strategies seek
  • to address these challenges
  • To study the practices of national health care systems and their impact on public health
  • To provide opportunity of cross-cultural experiences on public health issues through field based learning
  • and through seminars organized by the host institution
  • To provide exposure to the multi-faceted culture in India

This is a three-week programme. The first two days will be an orientation workshop. Over the next 14 days students will be provided an overview of public health infrastructure via informatory visits to private and public health-care institutes as well as not-for profit organizations working towards public health. In the last two days of the institute students will return to class for discussions and presentations. Students who successfully complete course requirements will receive transcript/ grade certificate from TISS for credit transfer to their home university.


Course Requirements:

Attendance 80% attendance is mandatory for securing credits/ transfer of Credits.
Mode of Assessment A 20-minute group presentation on the final day (topics will be discussed at the end of week one)
Programme dates 28 December 2016 (Wed) to 13 January 2017 (Fri)
Duration 03 Weeks
Eligibility Masters or Doctoral students of Public Health or related disciplines from any US,  UK, Australia, Canada and Europe based Universities or any Masters and Doctoral students in Public Health from Nations of Africa, Asia or Latin America.
Awards of Credits 3 credits @ 1 credit for 1 week
No of Seats Limited to 20 only
Registration US$ 100 (to be paid with the application)
Program fees/ Tuition US$ 750 for 3 weeks per student (250 US$ per week/ credit)
Other costs US$ 650 for Accommodation/ food/ transport – for On-campus students.
US$ 850 (Approx.) - for Accommodation/ food/ transport – Off-campus students.
Total cost US$ 1500 for on-campus and US$ 1700 for off-campus (in addition, travel to
India and back would have to be borne by students or their sponsors).
Application Interested candidates may send the attached completed Registration Form to with a copy of the latest CV and Statement of Purpose - explaining why you are interested in participating in this programme and how this will benefit you.
Accommodation Kindly note on-campus accommodation in Guest House is available on first-come first serve basis. For more details contact
Application Deadline 15th November, 2016

The Shortlisted Candidates will be informed by 20th November 2016. We will provide you with important instructions and invitation/ visa/ Accpetance Letters upon registration.

On selection the participants have to pay the complete fees by 25th November 2016.

Kindly send a copy of the wire-transfer receipt/ confirmation email once you make the payment.

For Queries Contact: (Phone: +91-22-25525919/ 5920 or


Fee Payment / BANK Details for Wire Transfer:

Beneficiary Name: Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Beneficiary Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Post Box No. 8313, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088

Account No.: 1043773643

IFSC/RTGS No.: CBIN0281725


Branch Code: 0281725

Type of Bank Account: Current

Bank Name: Central Bank of India

Bank Address: Central Bank of India, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088

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