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Doctor of Philosophy

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

PhD in Public Health

The full time PhD in public health program will enable PhD scholars to be future leaders in public health. The aim of this doctoral program is to provide higher studies and advanced research in areas related to public health and allied fields. Also to encourage and facilitate research on contemporary issues in the field of public health and related disciplines and develop future faculty and world class researchers in India and developing countries.

Eligibility: A candidate shall be eligible to register for the Ph.D. Degree after he/she has obtained

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field which includes Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences and allied subjects in which he/she wishes to pursue research with at least 55% or equivalent grade from any University in India, recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Any foreign university/higher educational institute recognized by UGC and with equivalent grade.  Bachelor Degree where the total duration of education and training is equivalent to Master’s degree (at least 5 years’ duration), e.g; MBBS, BDS etc, will be considered eligible provided they have relevant work experience in Health/ Development/ Hospital/ Allied sector for more than 1 year.

Duration: minimum 3 years and maximum 7 years.

Seats:  Seats will be based on availability of guides

 Important Dates of Admission:


Admission Notification 3rd March 2023
Availability of online application 3rd March 2023
Last date of application 17th April 2023
Entrance Examination 28th April 2023
Result for Examination 30th April 2023
Final Interview at IIPHG 8th & 9th May 2023
Commencement of Course 14th May 2023