Dept. of Health Research Govt. of India
World Health Organization
(Epidemiology and Health Systems)
at NIE (ICMR), Chennai01.


The National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) was conducting two programmes of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram: (1) Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) since 2001 and (2) Master of Public Health (Health services Development Research) (MPH-HSDR) since 2008, at NIE, Chennai. These programmes were primarily aimed at developing a cadre of trained public health professionals in the country by training the ‘in-service’ health professionals working in government health departments.

Since July 2011, NIE has been conducting MPH (Epidemiology and Health Systems) programme designed by integration of MAE and MPH (HSDR), building on the strengths of the two programmes. The programme uses the basic learning by doing model with focus on applied epidemiology and health systems.