CSMCH Programme

MPH Programme of Study

Physicians and nurses are offered admission to the Master in Public Health which is a pre-Ph. D. programme. The student is required to complete and acquire a cummulative grade A- (FGPA6.5) in the MPH programme before he/ she is admitted to the Ph. D. programme.

Eligibility for the Programme

For admission to the MPH programme, the minimum requirement is a good MBBS degree or M. Sc. in Nursing and one year experience in community health. The procedure for receiving applications, screening and selection of candidates are laid down by the University.

Duration of the Programme and Credit Distribution

The Master in Public Health Programme is spread over 18 months, spanning three academic semesters, including summer and winter vacations. While the students work for their course during the semester, the inter-semester vacations are utilised for field work. In this programme, a student has to earn a total of 36 credits. Of these, 9 credits are allocated to field-work and 27 credits are allocated to course work. There are two types of courses- core courses and optional courses. 

The credit distribution is as follows:

Core Courses: 14 credits
Optional Courses: 13 credits

Assessment of Students and Grade System:

The Assessment of a student is based on the students term papers, and end-semester written examination and a viva-voce examination.

Course Outlines

The objective of the course structure of the MPH programme of studies is to expose the students to the core areas in the field of Community Health and then allow them to ventures out into specific areas in greater depth by selecting optional courses.

The course title, credit allocation and the broad content of the core courses and the optional courses are as follows:

Core Courses

Course No.



SM 620

Comparative Studies in Health


SM 602



SM 603

Health Services and the Community


SM 604

Research Methodology


SM 605

Review of Current Issues In Community Health



Optional Courses

Course No.



SM 611

Population Problem and Family Planning Programme in India


SM 612

Communicable Diseases


SM 613

Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health


SM 614

Hospital Administration and Medical Care Services in India


SM 615

Vital Statistics and Health and Information System


SM 616

Health Manpower Planning in India


SM 617

Health Planning and Health Economics


SM 618

Community Health Nursing Education and Administration


SM 619

Rural Health Services Systems


SM 621

Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Community Health Research


SM 640

Workers Health in India



Education Programmes for Social Scientists
M. Phil. In Social Sciences in Community Health

The education and Training programmes for social scientists have been evolved with the idea of making social scientists more effective members of a health team. The effort is to widen their social science perspective through the prescribed courses. Apart from strengthening the understanding of their basis disciplines, these courses underline the need for an integrated approach in the field of applied social sciences and offer the student an opportunity to understand the problems of community health. Students with a Master's degree in social sciences are eligible for admission to programme of study. 

Eligibility for Admission

The procedure for receiving applications, screening and selection of candidates are being laid down by the University.

Duration of the Course and Credit Distribution 

The course work shall be completed within the first two consecutive semesters and the whole M. Phil programme (including dissertation) within the first four consecutive semesters.
The course work and dissertation together carry total of 24 credits . Distribution of credits for various courses is as follows:

  1. Core Courses: 12 credits
  2. Optional Course: 6 credits
  3. Dissertation: 6 cridits