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MPH - Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) is a full time Public Health program in India offered by Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences. The MPH degree focuses on public health practice and research.

OBJECTIVE
  • To prepare professionals with the technical and managerial skills who strengthen the Public Health system.
  • To train and develop a cadre of competent public health policy makers, managers, practitioners, educators and researchers.
About the Program

The curriculum of the Master of Public Health program at Symbiosis International University is a mix of transdisciplinary courses to attain knowledge, competencies, skillsets and values involving diverse and innovative pedagogies and instructional designs with an emphasis on problem-solving and case-based learning, empowering the Master of Public Health graduates for the 21st century.

Unique advantage of our MPH graduates
SELECTION PROCEDURE

A simplified streamlined process which is candidate friendly, convenient, advantageous and economical to a candidate has been brought in for the Academic Year 2022-2025

The registered candidates will be called for Personal Interaction

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
INTAKE

MPH : 20 seats

Program Outcomes:

1. To prepare professionals with the technical and managerial skills who strengthen the Public Health system.

2. To train and develop a cadre of competent public health policy makers, managers, practitioners, educators and researchers.

ORIENTATION AND PEDAGOGY

MPH program leverages the advantage of 6 faculties at SIU beyond the core Faculty of Health Sciences viz. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Faculty of Media, Communication and Design.

Curriculum of the MPH program @ SIU is a mix of courses specific to each faculty to attain knowledge, competencies and skill sets (including values) involving diverse and innovative pedagogies and instructional designs to develop a competency driven MPH program with emphasis on problem solving, case based learning which will help produce MPH graduates for the 21st century. One of the hallmarks of the program is its research rigor & intensity. The emphasis would be to impart transformative learning.

ELIGIBILITY

Graduate from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes)

Academic Calendar
Academic Caledar for Master of Public Health (MPH) 
Academic Year 2024-26
Name of the Programme Semester Activity Start Date
(DD-MM-YYYY)
End Date
(DD-MM-YYYY)
Master of Public Health (MPH) Semester I (Batch 2024-26) Teaching 06.08.2024 03.12.2024
Preparatory Leave 04.12.2024 07.12.2024
Tentative Exam Schedule 09.12.2024 18.12.2024
Semester II (Batch 2024-26) Teaching 19.12.2024 05.04.2025
Preparatory Leave 07.04.2025 12.04.2025
Tentative Exam Schedule 15.04.2025 23.04.2025
Semester III (Batch 2023-25) Summer Internship Training 27.05.2024 20.07.2024
Teaching 22.07.2024 20.11.2024
Preparatory Leave 21.11.2024 25.11.2024
Tentative Exam Schedule 26.11.2024 07.12.2024
Semester IV (Batch 2023-25) Teaching 09.12.2024 05.04.2025
Preparatory Leave 06.04.2025 10.04.2024
Tentative Exam Schedule 11.04.2025 24.04.2025
FEE STRUCTURE
  FEE STRUCTURE-BATCH 2020-22 (INDIAN STUDENTS) 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment 4th Instalment
Academic Fees (Per Annum) 1,25,000 1,25,000 1,25,000 1,25,000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 20,000 - - -
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15,000 - - -
Hostel Fee (Per Annum) 1,14,900 - ** **
Mess Fee (Per Annum) 78000 - ** **
Total 3,52,900 1,25,000 - -
Instalments pay by Date At the time of admission 25-Nov-2022 25-Jul-23 25-Nov-23

1. *First year hostel and mess fees subject to change with campus and accommodation type.

2. **Hostel and mess fee for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

3. At the time of admission, Rs. 2,42,000/- is to be paid in favor of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, payable at Pune via Demand Draft or NEFT/RTGS or Gateway through student’s login.

HOW TO APPLY
Admission Procedure for Master of Public Health:

Programme commences on Tuesday, 3rd August, 2023.

For seeking admission to the MPH, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences students should complete the following procedure:

Step I : The applicant must register and pay at https://siu.ishinfo.com/SIUPGFY24/Register/Index.aspx Registration is mandatory, without which the applicant will not be considered for short-listing for the PI (Personal Interview) process for the respective programme.

Step II : You will be called for PI (Personal Interview ).

Step III : Selection will be intimated to candidate through email.

Step IV : Admission process will be completed after the verification of all the submitted documents and payment of 1st installment of academic fees.

Documents required at the time of Admission:

1. Certificate of passing the qualifying examination (Graduation, 10th Std & 12th Std)

2. Mark list (Graduation, 10th Std & 12th Std)

3. Transfer Certificate or Leaving Certificate in original

4. Migration Certificate in original

5. Registration Certificate of respective councils (if applicable)

6. Character Certificate / No Dues Certificate

7. Work Experience / Gap Certificate if applicable

8. Certificate of change of name if applicable, supported by documentary evidence like Government Gazette

9. In addition to the above, candidates selected under the reservation category i.e. Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/ Kashmiri Migrants admission will be confirmed after scrutiny of the original supporting documents. Please note that original supporting document of the reserved category should be issued by the competent authority.

International Students

International Students may log on to www.scie.ac.in or contact 020-25671905 for admissions. Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) looks after admissions of international students which is centralized for all the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ADMISSION (MPH) 2021-2023 BATCH
S.No. Details Date
1 Commencement of Registration 15th March, 2024 (Monday)
2 Closure of Registration 31st August, 2024 (Monday)
3 Admit Card Generation NA
4 Entrance Date Rolling Selection Process starting from, 10th May, 2024 (Tuesday)
5 Result Declaration Twice a month (Rolling Selection)
6 Shortlist Declaration Twice a month (Rolling Selection)
7 PI Dates Rolling Selection Process Dates (2024): May: 7th and 21st June: 3rd and 20th July: 2nd and 19th August: 5th and 21st
8 Merit List Date (First) 15 May, 2024 (Wednesday)
9 Programme Commencement 5 August 2024 (Monday)
Disclaimer:

These dates are tentative and are subject to change. Any changes will be reflected on the institute websitehttps://www.sihspune.org/

CONTACT US

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Campus Hill Base, Lavale, Pune - 412201, Maharashtra India.

STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACKs
FAQ
1.When does registration for MPH at SIHS starts?
Answer:The registration for MPH at SIHS starts in the month of March. ( For exact details of date log on to the website)
2.What is the last date for registration?
Answer:The registration closes in the month ofJuly. ( For exact details of date log on to the website)
3.What is the eligibility criteria to apply for MPH programme?
Answer:Graduate of a Statutory University with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level.
4.Can a student studying in final year of graduation apply for the programme?
Answer:Yes, you can apply for the programme.
5.A candidate scoring less than 50% in graduation can apply?
Answer:No, refer point no.3
6.Does the past academic record also considered in selection of a candidate?
Answer:Yes there is a component of academic profile during the selection process which has weightage given to past academic performances.
7.How can I register for MPH programme?
Answer:For registration details, please log on to https://www.sihspune.org/mph (Click on How to apply under programme tab)
8.How the MPH programme is unique?
Answer:MPH program designed as per guidelines laid down by MOHFW, GOI (Model Curriculum Handbook- Master in Public Health, MOHFW, 2017-18)
PUBLIC HEALTH IS MULTIDISCIPLINARY: Hence, the MPH program leverages the advantage of 6 faculties at SIU beyond the core Faculty of Health & Biological Sciences viz. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Faculty of Media, Communication and Design.
Curriculum of the MPH program @ SIU is a mix of courses specific to each faculty to attain knowledge, competencies and skill sets (including values) involving diverse and innovative pedagogies and instructional designs to develop a competency driven MPH program with emphasis on problem solving, case based learning which will help produce MPH graduates for the 21st century. One of the hallmarks of the program is its research rigor & intensity. The emphasis would be to impart transformative learning.
9.Is there placement assistance?
Answer:Yes, SIHS has a dedicated placement & training cell aimed at enhancing employability and employment.
10.What facilities are provided?
Answer:The facilities available at SIHS include: Virtual Library Facility, Wi-Fi campus, a dedicated and on campus health care center, State of art Recreation & Wellness Centre, Hostel ,Food court , & ATM.
11.What kind of opportunities exists in Public Health in India after I complete this programme?
Answer:Opportunities for Public Health professionals exist in the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundations and in the National Health Missions of respective states in the government sector
12.What kind of Jobs can be taken up after completing this programme?
Answer:1. Program Managers or Program Coordinators / Project Managers or Project Coordinators in the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundations and in the National Health Missions of respective states in the government sector
2. Research Associate or Research Assistant in specific projects run by the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Foundations
3. Research Associate or Research Assistant in academic institutions running public health projects/programs
13.What options are available for furthering the academic interests?

Answer:You can enroll in PhD under SIU for the doctoral studies.

14.What is the programme structure?

Answer:The programme is divided into four semesters of six months each. After completion of Sem I & Sem II, students undergo 4 to six weeks summer internship. In the 4th Semester, a student has to submit dissertation based on which he or she is assessed. Students will be evaluated throughout the two years of the programme by periodic tests as well as assignments. Student’s evaluation is a continuous

15.What kind of questions are asked in PI-WAT?

Answer:Questions are asked on generic topics in order to test your knowledge on present public health scenario in country.

16.Is Group Discussion part of selection process?

Answer: No.

17.What are topics for WAT?

Answer:Examples - Topics for WAT could be on Covid-19 measures, interdisciplinary nature of public health and other relevant and hot topics on the subject.

18.How are the placements at SIHS for MPH program?

Answer:Most of our MPH students get absorbed in either NGOs / CSR Foundations or under National Health Missions of respective states as project Coordinator or Program Managers or as Project Assistants.

19.How is WAT carried out?

Answer:WAT is carried out either in online or off-line mode. 30% weightage is given to WAT. Candidate is asked to write on a given topic in about 500 words within a time limit of 15 minutes. Depth and clarity of expression, ability to critically analyze and write clearly are assesses in the WAT

20.Are there questions asked from academic background of the candidate?

Answer: Yes during PI, such questions may be asked by the panelists.