AMCHSS, the Public Health and Health Sciences Wing of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology is devoted to Public Health, and Social Sciences in relation to health care and development. It started the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in January 1997, PhD Program in 2003 and Diploma in Public Health (DPH) in 2005.
Applications are invited for admission to the following academic programs of the Institute.
1. Master of Public Health (MPH)
2. Diploma in Public Health (DPH)
Applications are available online. Please visit the official website for more details (www.sctimst.ac.in) Online registration is available from 01.03.2018 to 31.03.2018.Application fee by ONLINE ONLY [General Category: Rs.1000/- &SC/ST: Rs.800/-]
For more details contact:Dy. Registrar, SCTIMST. (E – mail: email@example.com), Tel: 0471 – 2524269 / 289 / 649. Examination Centres: (1) Thiruvananthapuram (2) Hyderabad (3) Guwahati
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)
The objectives of the Master of Public Health program are:
To provide a broad understanding of the core areas of public health and related disciplines.
To develop through a field-intense practical training program the ability to identify a health problem and conceptualize the related research questions, design a community-based study to investigate the problem, collect relevant data from the field, analyze the data and present the findings in a policy or scientific context.
To help acquire knowledge and skills to analyze health situations and help devise appropriate policies and programs in a cost-effective manner.
To inculcate interdisciplinary approach to problem solving skills in public health.
This is a 24-month full time residential program commencing on the 1st of July every year.
Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission
Medical graduates (MBBS), Dental graduates (BDS), Graduates of AYUSH [Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS),Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS),Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS),Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)], BTech or BE (Any Branch) and graduates of four-year degree programs in Veterinary Sciences, Nursing sciences, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or students with a postgraduate degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Management or Law may apply. Work experience in a health-related field is desirable.
Number of seats :Total 25
(Open 13, SC/ST 5 and OBC 7)
40 years as on 1st July 2018.Age relaxation may be given in exceptional cases.
Method of selection
Prospective candidates will be evaluated on the basis of educational qualifications, professional experience relevant to the field of public health, written test (multiple choice questions) and interview.
Selection will be based on educational qualifications, professional experience, assessments made by the sponsoring organizations and a telephonic interview. Applicants are required to submit two reference letters in sealed envelopes from experts working in the field of public health at the time of admission. Overseas candidates have to provide certification for proficiency in English.
Entrance Exam Centres
A candidate needs to indicate the order of their preference for all exam centres. A centre may be cancelled and reassigned if there are less than 10 candidates for that centre.
Institute scholarship for MPH students Five scholarships will be given every year for the top five students on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The top three will be given total fee waiver and a monthly stipend of Rs. 5000, and the next two students will be given total fee waiver only. The stipend will be continued subject to performance in the program.
A bond needs to be executed in the specific format (Annexure 1) by the students who are availing stipend & fee waiver and also students who are availing only fee waiver.
|Application Fee||Rs. 1,000 (Rs. 800for SC/ST candidates)|| Rs. 1,000(Rs. 800
|Admission Fee||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000|
|TuitionFee|| Rs. 1,10,000(for 2 years – Nonsponsoredindependentstudents)
Rs. 2,00,000(for 2years-sponsored
students) US$6000(for 2years- Overseasstudents)
|CautionDeposit||Rs. 2,000||Rs. 1,000|
|StudentWelfareFund||Rs. 500||Rs. 500|
|Certificates||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 500|
|Hostel Fee||Rs. 20,000per year|
The course fee includes registration fee, examination fee, tuition fee, library fee and charges for computer lab.
The course fee does not include the cost of books, stationery, field trips, dissertation and so on.
Fee once paid will not be refunded. Fees are subject to periodic revision.
Only limited numbers of hostel rooms are available for students of the MPH program. Preference will be given to candidates from outside the state. Many students may have to find their own accommodation.
DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC HEALTH (DPH)
This is envisaged to provide capacity building in public health for doctors working with various State or Central Government Departments or Agencies. MBBS doctors working with Government Agencies and having at least three years of work experience are considered for the course.
Duration : 1 Year (July 2018 to June 2019)
Minimum Experience required: 3 years in Government service after MBBS
Age Limit: Up to 50 years as on 01-07-2018
Maximum Number of seats: 10 (open 5, SC/ST2, OBC 3)
Selection: If there are more than 10 applications, selection will be based on the performance in written test (multiple choice questions) and interview.
Venue for written test and/interview
SCTIMST-AMCHSS, Medical College PO, Trivandrum -695 011.
Medium of Instruction: English
Candidates selected for admission may find their own accommodation.
COMMON FACILITIES FOR MPH & DPH STUDENTS
Computer Lab: MPH&DPHstudents have access to a state-of-the-art computer laboratory equipped with e-mail and internet facilities.
Equipment for Class Presentations: Video projector (LCD), over head projector (OHP) and slide projector are available.
Library: There is a good professional research and reference library with a substantial collection of books and journals on Public Health.
Important Dates at a Glance
Admission Notification: 1st March, 2018
Availability of on line application: 3.2018 to 31.3.2018
Downloading admit cards: 20th April 2018 (Admit cards will only be uploaded on the website)
Date of Written test: 5th May 2018 (Reporting time 09.30 AM)
Date of interview: 5th May 2018 (02.00PM onwards.)
Commencement of the Course: 02nd July 2018
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