Study in India Program on Public Health in India


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. Studying health systems across national and International contexts, helps understand how health systems have evolved in other nations; it also makes us reflect on our own health systems with a holistic perspective.

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/ hospitals/ institutes to get practical reality about public health. They will return for a final discussion in a workshop mode during 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. Attendance is mandatory for all programme days for the grant of the grade certificate.

Eligibility: Masters or Doctoral International students of Public Health or related disciplines from any US, UK, Australia, Canada, Europe, Nations of Africa, Asia or Latin America based Universities.

Awards of Credits: 3 credits @ 1 credit for 1 week

No of Seats: Limited to 20 only

Registration Fee: US$ 100 (Mandatory and Non-refundable)

Total Cost: (a.) US$ 2000 for On-campus Hostel Acommodation for 3 weeks (Triple Sharing) (b.) US$ 2500 for Off-campus Acommodation for 3 weeks (Twin Sharing)
Please note, on-campus accommodation will be provided on first come, first serve basis. In addition to the above, travel to India and back would have to be borne by students or their sponsors/ University. This Programme fees is Mandatory and Non-refundable.

How to Apply: 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.

Last date for receiving the Application: 15th October 2017

The Shortlisted Candidates will be informed by 20th October 2017

On selection the participants have to pay the complete fees by 31st October 2017. Kindly send a copy of the wire-transfer receipt/ confirmation email once you make the payment.

BANK Details for the payment of Fees/ Wire Transfer:

  • Beneficiary Name: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Beneficiaty Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Post Box No. 8313, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088
  • Account No. : 1043773643
  • IFSC/ RTGS No. : CBIN0281725
  • Swift No. : CBININBBOSB
  • Branck Code : 0281725
  • Type of Bank Account : Current
  • Bank Name : Central Bank of India
  • Bank Address: Central Bank of India, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400088
  • Email ID:

For any further Queries please contact :

Ms. Jennifer Mujawar - Sr. Programme Coordinator
International Relations Office, (IRO),
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai – 400088
Phone: +91 22 -2552 5919 / 5920 OR Email:

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