Application are Invited from International Students for Study in India Program on Public Health in India


Date: Dec. 28, 2015 - Jan. 16, 2016


The Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
welcomes applications for its
'Study in India Program on Public Health in India'.


About the Program:
With rapid economic growth and urbanization, with increase in globalization and trade and with growing inequities between nations and within nations, public health has become more of a challenge than ever before. Public health or the health of populations is the outcome of health systems, which are a composite of the organization of clinical health care services, preventive and promotive health care, and  action on the social determinants of health. Health systems are complex adaptive systems whose evolution is influenced by their own  path of development, the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which they evolve and the influence wielded by different stakeholders.  tudying health systems across national contexts helps understand now only how health systems have evolved in other  nations; it also makes us reflect on our own health systems with fresh eyes.

The Study in India Program on public health has the following objectives.

  • To understand the challenges of public health in India and how public health policy and strategies seek to address these challenges.
  • To study the practices of public and private health care systems and their impact on public health.
  • To provide opportunity of cross-cultural experiences on public health issues through field based Internship and through seminars organized by the host institution.
  • To provide exposure to the multi-faceted culture in India


This is a three week programme. It would begin with an orientation workshop of 2-3 days and then the students would visit few sites/  institutes to get practical reality about public health. They will return for a final discussion in a workshop mode for the few days of this  programme. The students who successfully complete the programme will receive a Transcript/ Grade Certificate from TISS to help them  in Credit Transfer at their Home University.

Duration 3 Weeks
Eligibility Masters or Doctoral students of Public Health or related disciplines from any US, UK, Australia, Canada and Europe based Universities or any Masters and students in Public Health from Nations of Africa, Asia or Latin America. Doctoral
Awards of Credits 3 credits @ 1 credit for 1 week
No of Seats Limited to 20 only
Registration Fee US$ 100
Program Fees US$ 750 for 3 weeks per student (250 US$ per week/ credit)
Other Costs US$ 550 for Accommodation/ food/ transport – for on-campus students
US$ 750 (Approx.) - for Accommodation/ food/ transport – off - campus students
Total Cost US$ 1400 for on-campus and US$ 1600 for off-campus (in addition, travel to India and back would have to be borne by students or their sponsors)
Application Interested candidates may send the completed Registration form to with a copy of the latest CV and Statement of Purpose - explaining why you are interested in participating in this Programme and how this will benefit you.
Accommodation Kindly note on-campus accommodation is available on first-come first serve basis.
For more details contact
Application Deadline 15 October 2015 30 September 2015

The Shortlisted Candidates will be informed by 25 October 2015 15 October 2015

On selection the participants have to pay the complete fees by 30th October 2015. Kindly send a copy of the wire-transfer receipt/ confirmation email once you make the payment.
For Queries Contact International Relations Office, (IRO) - TISS
Phone +91-22-25525919/ 20


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