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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

i. Bachelors level degree with minimum duration of four years in clinical sciences viz. MBBS, AYUSH, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, BHMS, BPT, BOT, B.Sc. (Nursing), BVSc or a professional degree in Allied Subjects/fields by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with Minimum of 55% marks from a recognized University/Institution (or equivalent grade B in UGC 7-point scale or equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)
ii. Masters level degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Management, Sciences, Technology and Allied Subjects/field with Minimum 50% marks from a recognized University/Institution (or equivalent grade B in UGC 7-point scale or equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)
All these programs encompass an interdisciplinary approach, addressing a wide range of subjects. These include the organization of health services, national health programs, epidemiology, nutrition, maternal and child health, communicable diseases, research methods, health systems research, community health nursing, and various social science concepts and methodologies relevant to public health.


MPH First Semester


Course No.
First Semester
SM 601 (MPH)
Community Health and Its Organisation in India
SM 603 (MPH)
Social Sciences Towards an Integrated Approach
SM 604 (MPH)
Research Methodology
SM 607 (MPH) (Optional)
Social Science Issues in Community Health
Second Semester
SM 602
SM 605
Review of Current Issues in Community Health
SM 609
Review of the Current Issues in Social Sciences in health
SM 660
Research and Publication Ethics (RPE) Year of Introduction (2022)
Third Semester(Core)
SM 611
Population Problem and the Family Planning Programme in India
SM 612
Communicable Diseases
SM 621
Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Community Health Research
Fourth Semester
SM 650
Field Work Report Writing
Optional Courses (Total credit requirement determines the number of optional courses a student can opt for)
SM 613
Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health
SM 620
Comparative Studies in Health Systems
SM 622
Application of Anthropology in Health
SM 624
Communication and Health
SM 626
Women and Health
SM 643
Population Health and Development
*Optional Courses are offered during second and third semester as per availability of concerned faculty

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.