PhD Admissions

Ph. D. programme in Public Health

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 8


1. Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognised university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

2. Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D Programme.

3. Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission for the Ph.D. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the Specification of the broad field of study, Statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any



  1. School of Health Systems Studies

The School of Health Systems Studies prepares students for a leadership role in public health and managerial roles in the fields of health and hospital administration. The School’s active social research programmes and national and international research collaborations in areas of health policy, health systems strengthening and public health contributes to the generation of new knowledge in this area and ensures that its educational programmes are updated to respond to current challenges and emergent trends. An important dimension of the Schools’ educational and research activity is the contribution it makes to developing the understanding of health and health care as a social science. The School is quite often called upon to respond to capacity building and knowledge management needs of the government health sector and this allows it to contribute to developing newer and innovative health care strategies, provide advocacy support for public health and build equity concerns into health policy and planning. The School has four Centres:

Centre for Health and Social Sciences

Centre for Health Policy, Planning & Management

Centre for Hospital Management

Centre for Public Health


Ph.D. Programme in Public Health

Intake: 8

Location: Mumbai

Thematic Areas

Public health from epidemiological perspective with focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases; Health systems management with focus on health care delivery, health financing, health inequity and comparative health systems

Sociology of medical practice/Medical anthropology; Social epidemiology approach to public health problems

Non-communicable disease social epidemiology; Health management information systems; Health programmes evaluation; Environmental health

Availability, access and utilisation of health services (in rural and urban areas), Health status of marginalised sections, Dalit and tribal health.

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