PhD Admissions

Ph. D. programme in Public Health

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 4


Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard.
Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications, work experience and research proposal:

  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 2.50.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Ph.D. programmes.
  3. 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. Candidates who have an M.Phil. or equivalent degree need not fulfil the five years’ work experience criteria.  
  4. 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.


Public Health

Research on examining various forms of determinants affecting population health is encouraged. Such studies may examine the social, economic, cultural and political determinants of health. For instance, studies on the effect of migration, living and working conditions, and structural factors as well as disease specific epidemiologic research may be a prime research concern. If studies focus on interventions that can reduce or prevent human suffering/ill-health/ disease and thus can lead to improvement in population health, health service systems can be viewed as one of the factors affecting population health. A specific agenda is to examine the social and economic inequalities that lead to health inequities. Socio-cultural studies on health and illness examining the various forms of medical practice and role of technology in the current context are also encouraged.

Some of the specific research areas suggested are: Migration, Urbanisation and Health; HIV/AIDS and TB: Emerging Challenges; Gender and Health; Adolescent and Youth Health; Health Inequities; Evaluation of Health interventions; Hospital and Health Services Management; Quality of Health and Hospital Services; Communicable and non-Communicable Diseases; Accidents, Injuries and Suicides; Technology and Public Health; Health Economics; Social Epidemiology; Health Education and Communication; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Tribal Health Issues

Fee Structure:

Fee Structure for THE Ph.D Programme

(Prices in INR and subject to revision)

The full fees and deposits should be paid within the stipulated time after the announcement of the admission results. In addition, Rs. 50/- towards bank processing charges should be paid in any branch of the State Bank of India. If students fail to pay the fee on time, their candidature can be cancelled. Once the students details have been entered into the Online platform, a scanned copy of the fee receipt must be submitted via the online platform. Non-adherence to the above will be considered as equivalent to non-payment of fees.


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Identity Card





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Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium


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Development Fund


For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years

Medical Examination Fees



Refundable Deposits



Student Union Fee


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Thesis submission


Payable three months before submission

Thesis resubmission



Degree certificate replacement



Issue of duplicate Identity Card



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Hostel Charges:



Dining Hall


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Hostel Room(Double/Triple) (if allotted)


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