The Master of Public Health BL program at NSHM Knowledge Campus in Durgapur is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to address public health challenges effectively. Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics including epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health, and many more. Through a blend of theoretical learning, practical training, and fieldwork experiences, students gain a deep understanding of public health principles and practices. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and guidance from experienced faculty members, graduates are well-prepared to pursue careers in various sectors such as healthcare organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and international health organizations. Our MPH (BL) program emphasizes critical thinking, leadership, and collaboration, empowering graduates to make meaningful contributions to improving population health and advancing public health initiatives locally, nationally, and globally.

This Program is offered in Blended Learning (BL) Mode

From the Academic Session 2021-22 a select list of full-time and regular MAKAUT degree programs, mainly at the post-graduate levels shall be offered in Blended Learning (BL) Mode

Blended Learning (BL) Mode Highlights

  • More flexible, agile, & cost-effective. Targetted for Working Professionals.
  • 100% Full-Time Regular Degree – this is not an Online Degree Program.
  • At least 40% of the learning in face-to-face online mode will be with handpicked subject-area experts from all over the world.
  • Online Evening Classes from Monday to Friday. (From 6pm – 9pm)
  • Practicals & Lab sessions will be On-Campus (Weekends, 10 a.m – 4 p.m)
  • University examinations and assessments will be as per the norms applicable to the traditional full-time and regular degree courses of MAKAUT.


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Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Health Education

Public Health Development

Social, behavioural, and environmental health aspects, Public Health development in India and around the world, role of Public Healthcare Institutions in Global Health System, Emergency, Disaster Preparedness and Response activities, Healthcare Systems and Outcomes: In reference to High, Low and Middle Income Countries, future of the Public Health, Challenges and Opportunities in 21st Century


Assuring Quality in Health

Various aspects of quality control and quality assurance in Health, importance of quality standards, certifications and regulatory affairs, etc.


Ethical Issues

Legislations and ethics in health science, Health research, promoting healthcare activities in institutional and field settings, etc.



Application of Quantitative Techniques in Public Health

Research analysis of public health programs and projects, application of quantitative techniques, case studies and problem-solving, etc.


Biostatistics Using R

Fundamentals of statistics, working with health data, statistical analysis using R, bio-statistics using statistical packages comonly used in Public Health Research, etc.


Public Health Decision-Support

Research Methodology in Public Health

Research design, research methods, Research analysis (using Statistical Packages) handling public health projects – using both qualitative and quantitative tools, field studies, reporting and communication



Concept of health & disease, epidemiological triad, application of epidemiological methods, role of epidemiologists in disease prevention and control, screening and survey of the disease, healthcare’s changing scenarios and measurements, etc.

Health Informatics

Contemporary and emerging ICT in Public Health practice, concepts of – Health Information System, Databases, Electronic Medical Records, Data Standards in Public Health, data communication system, Interfaces & boundaries, System environment, System types, Software & Application Software, Integrated Information System, Intelligence, and Decision-support system

Health Policy and Management

Application of Economics in Public Health

Fundamentals of health economics, disease burden: Local to global for chronic diseases, HIV/AIDS, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), Obesity, Injury Prevention and Control, Infant Mortality and Poverty, various public health settings with socially, culturally and economically diverse populations, especially vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, etc.

Environmental Science

Scientific study of the environmental system, status of its inherent or induced changes on organisms, study of physical and biological characters of the environment, social and cultural factors, and the impact of health on environment, and vice-versa.

Public Health Policy

Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), HPSR- elements and key characteristics, Policy on Health Planning, Administration, and overall governance in India, Health services administration, Impact studies – Health systems, Health policy, policy analysis, Health schemes and programs, etc



Programme Type - Hybrid Mode (BL)PG

Duration - 2 Years

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