Employment Areas:

  •    District Epidemiologists
  •    Managers and Zonal Managers
  •    Program Managers
  •    Advocacy officers and Program officers
  •    State consultants
  •    Faculties at Public Health Colleges
  •    District Public Health Officers
  •    Directors
  •    Chief Medical Officers
  •    Research Officer

Alumni are working in organizations like:

  • Government of Karnataka,
  • Government of Maharashtra,
  • Government of Assam,
  • Government of Rajasthan.
  • Government of Meghalaya
  • Karnataka Health Promotion Trust
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Government of Nepal
  • World Health Organization
  • International Red Cross
  • Family Health International
  • Governemnt of Yemen
  • Government of Nigeria

About the Course:

Bachelor in Public Health is an undergraduate degree, which trains students in the essential skills needed to plan, initiate and manage healthcare programs. Research has shown the impact of healthy lifestyles on the rate of incidence of illnesses and on increasing longevity; hence, public health is now considered a very significant area of study. The course is designed to promote an understanding of health and disease based on public health principles. The primary goal of Bachelors in public health at PSPH is to enable and train people in public health who will help communities to achieve their optimal level of health and encourage them to adopt health behaviors in turn improve the quality of life of individuals and communities.

The program helps learners to apply public health skills and competencies across a number of public health-related settings in order to improve the health of communities. Rooted in the principles and competencies of public health, the curriculum prepares students to translate and apply course content into practice, students learn about a range of issues impacting population health and healthcare systems, including environmental health, disease prevention, health informatics, global health, ethics, and behavioral and cultural issues.

Affiliations & Accreditation:

  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences


Four (4) years (8 semesters)


1. Candidates for admission to BPH course should have completed higher secondary level or pre-university college (10 +2) in any stream
( note: candidates from other than science stream will undergo a bridge course of 2 months in college, where there will be no exams for this)


2. Candidates completing a 3 year Diploma in Allied Health Sciences after 10th


3. Candidates completing 2 years Diploma in Allied Health Sciences after pre-university college (10+2)


4. Equivalent course established under law Considered equivalent thereto by RGUHS.
Example of Diploma course that are eligible ( not limited to below list)

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
  • Diploma in X-Ray Technology.
  • Diploma in Health Inspector.
  • Diploma in Medical Records Technology.
  • Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology.
  • Diploma in Dialysis Technology.
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology.
  • Diploma in Dental Mechanics.
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • Diploma in Community Health

5. The minimum 40% marks obtained. In case of SC/ST candidates a pass in 10+2 or equivalent.

Lateral entry: Candidates who have completed 3 years Diploma in any health sciences, or diploma in public health/community medicine can join 3 rd semester directly provided they have undergone training in minimum of three topics mentioned in semester 1 and 2 of BPH curriculum of RGUHS or any equivalent topics related to public health.
Candidates who have completed 3 years Diploma after 12th /10 + 2/PUC are eligible to 2nd year directly.


  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Human Biology 1(Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology)
  • Human Biology 2 ( Microbiology & Pathology)
  • Epidemiology 1
  • Biostatistics
  • Demography
  • Environmental Health
  • Social & Behavioral Health
  • Research Methodology (Subsidiary)
  • Epidemiology 2
  • Occupational Health
  • Infectious & Chronic Diseases
  • Public Health Nutrition 1
  • Exposure visits
  • Women’s Health
  • Child & Adolescent Health
  • Health Systems Management
  • Health Economics 1
  • Exposure visits
  • Health Education & Communication
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Ethics & Law
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Exposure visits
  • Global Health
  • Ageing of population
  • Health Economics 2
  • Public Health Nutrition 2
  • Exposure visits
  • Disaster & Emergency Management
  • Monitoring & Evaluation in Public Health
  • Public Health Project Management
  • Public Health Leadership & Managing Healthcare Organization
  • Recent Advances in Public Health -1
  • Recent Advances in Public Health -2
  • Field Experience