Building on the 36-year long legacy of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in management research, education and training in health sector that transformed management of health systems and hospitals in India, the IIHMR University has established a School of Public Health to address the need for qualified health professionals and researchers in the field following the COVID-19 crisis.

IIHMR successfully created and established a new discipline of Health Management by integrating concepts and principles of public health, management, demography, economics, leadership, social and behavioral sciences to develop new human resources to lead and effectively manage hospitals and health systems; to promote research in policy, strategies, program management and evaluation; and build and develop leadership and strategic management capacity of public health professionals, policy makers and program managers at all levels within India and in SAARC and South East Asia Region.

Offered Programmes

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Master of Public Health

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Master of Public Health (Executive)

Why Public Health?

The public health challenges society faces are constantly changing and, consequently, the field of public health needs to be dynamic enough to evolve with those changes and meet new challenges as they arise. The past few months have seen a dramatic increase in the pace of change in public health. The world is increasingly interconnected, and the lines between local and global concerns have become fundamentally blurred.

India is seeing unprecedented growth in the healthcare sector, which is rearranging itself to meet the needs of the market: Newer delivery models are emerging, entrepreneurship is booming, FDI and VC investments are flowing. One of the biggest changes in the sector is the professionalization of healthcare delivery as a holistic discipline. While clinicians continue to be responsible for clinical outcomes, clinicians and administrators are taking management decisions. Hence, there is a greater need for clinicians to know and understand business, and for administrators to understand both patient and provider perspective. To bridge the gap between clinical and business worlds and build leaders in the healthcare industry, there is a dire need for a structured program of learning.


A community of outstanding researchers, scholars and professionals leading innovation in public health and recognized for improving the health of the citizens of India and the world.


SD Gupta School of Public Health is dedicated to the improvement of health and well-being globally by preparing students to become public health leaders, scholars, and practitioners; conducting highquality public health research; engaging collaboratively with communities and populations; and actively championing for betterment of policies, programs, and services through the lens of equity and social justice.


SD Gupta School of Public Health will work to unleash the powerof public health to pursue the significant health challenges of national and global importance and drive transformative changes.

Core Values

The SD Gupta School of Public Health is guided by the following values:

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Following are the specific objectives of the SD Gupta School of Public Health.

  • Prepare future leadership in public health
  • Achieve Excellence in Public Health Research
  • Provide Technical and Managerial Support to Health Systems
  • Develop and Design Knowledge Products and Academic Programs in Public Health
  • Promote Implementation Science
  • Harness New Technologies
  • Develop Health Workforce
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Thrust Areas

The school envisages four verticals, namely research, education, training and policy advocacy across the following knowledge domains.

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Practice
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Primary Healthcare
  • Emerging and Reemerging infections
  • Acute and Chronic Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Implementation Science in Public Health
  • Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Data Science
  • Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Health Technology

Our Offerings


We are a force for change. Continuous learning and scientific rigour fuel our work. Our collaborative research environment has led to cutting edge discoveries that we apply in ways that ensure healthier communities. Every outcome informs new waves of discovery. SD Gupta School of Public Health will celebrate important work across the continuum from fundamental methodologies to the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies for understanding and changing complex health systems.


Executive education programs offered by the IIHMR University are designed and delivered by the experienced faculties and administrators. IIHMR University prides itself in housing eminent experts in the interdisciplinary fields of quality assurance, organizational behavior, leadership, pharmacoepidemiology, patient medication, big data analytics, and health insurance. We offer a wide range of programs for enhancing leadership and managerial skills for the individuals and organizations engaged in areas of public health, health management, and hospital management.


SD Gupta School of Public Health provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education in public health. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA offers an offshore cooperative Master of Public Health program with IIHMR University to prepare future public health leaders. This joint degree program brings together best of the knowledge and expertise of the two institutions: health management from IIHMR and public health from JHSPH. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), USA and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India.

Policy Advocacy

Our goal is to drive policy changes and facilitate decision-making through academic research and empirical evidence. Furthermore, we will improve public health awareness through community education and literacy programs. We aim to foster greater access to health services and information for the most vulnerable communities and contribute towards attaining sustainable development goals.

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