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Every year, Global/Public Health students are required for by some of the most important INGO's, UN Agencies world wide.

Our National and International recognitionalong with our close relationship with world leading companies around the world, allow our students to have direct access to a range of prestigious opportunities.

Public health administration is the component of the field of public health that concentrates on management of people and programs. On a day-to-day basis, administration is needed to ensure that organizations operate efficiently and with success. The work of a public health administrator is at the same time similar to and different from that of persons engaged in administration in other fields. The administrative elements are similar. These include supervising employees, coordinating programs, preparing budgets, monitoring programs, and evaluating results and outcomes. Other aspects that are germane to the field of public health are different from other fields. Public health administrators are concerned with health and disease prevention programs. They administer educational campaigns and try to keep the people they serve healthy. Other health professionals have similar aims of maintaining health but often are restorative or curative rather than preventive.

The National Health Policy 2017 of the Government of India, section 11.8 recommends creation of a "Public Health Management Cadre in all States based on public health or related disciplines, as an entry criterion. The policy also advocates an appropriate career structure and recruitment policy to attract young and talented multidisciplinary professionals. Medical and health professionals would form a major part of this, but professionals coming in from diverse backgrounds such as sociology, economics, anthropology, nursing, hospital management, communications, etc. who have since undergone public health management training would also be considered. States could decide to locate these public health managers, with medical and non-medical qualifications, into same or different cadre streams belonging to Directorates of health." - National Health Policy 2017.

Many countries have identified primary health care as an urgent priority, but lack comprehensive data to pinpoint specific weaknesses, understand their causes, and strategically direct resources to address them. Further hence we developed to describe the critical components of a strong primary health care system and serves as the foundation of the initiative’s activities. Intended to guide what should be measured to inform and drive efforts to improve PHC, the Conceptual Framework includes the key system-level characteristics, inputs, service delivery processes, and goals of an effective PHC system.

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Objectives of the UIGH

  • To enhance the capacity of the global health workforce through the conduct and delivery of a specially designed Post Graduate Diploma course in Public Health Administration, Certificate course in CPHC, and other Public Health and Social Work Courses.
  • To envision as a new-age Public health teaching and research initiative with a global vision to lead the global challenges.
  • To empowering persons from multiple disciplines with a global health vision for effective public health in India is the overall goal of this program.


To offer a connect with the reality of Healthcare (Public Health) Projects and its impact in India. 

To achieve international standards of Public Health competencies through Interdisciplinary collaboration.

To inculcate an inclusive understanding of the Indian context and enhance globally relevant skills.

To keep the Public Health beneficiary at the center and integrate the diverse socio-economic context.

To nurture masters of theory and practice, with the objective of impacting change, Program structure designed by thought managers and practitioners from around the world, Courses delivered by a board of esteemed faculty from Indian and international institutions; Public Health experts and Managers

UIGH trains its scholars to be leaders for Public Health domain. As such, our scholars not only undergo a comprehensive academic program in Public Health Management, but they are also rigorously trained in management, communication and leadership skills.

Dean Message

Welcome to the UPANU Institute of Global Health (UIGH): Ranchi.

As societies become more and more knowledge-based, rules and institutions that shape local, national and global engagements will have to change to meet the aspirations of the youth of India. Designing these policy and institutions will form the essence of global health in the next few decades. Because they will be affected by them, the youth must participate in designing them. The number and quality of the applicants in our very first year has convinced us that the Indian youth want to have a decisive say in the society they want to live and work in.

The UIGH was conceived as the first Indian Institute of Global Health focused on the design and management of institutions and policy that govern company. It has been set up by an eminent council of senior global health experts, policy experts, administrators and philanthropists with a vision to develop a new class of global health leaders for India and the region. It is designed as a year-long post-graduate diploma in Public Health Administration (PGDPHA), and 6 months long Citification Program on Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPCPHC).

The UIGH is the institutional successor to several years of public health programmes that our founding council has conceptualized and run in various forms, in colleges and universities across the country. Across these programmes, we have graduated over 35 students, who have gone on to embark on successful public health careers in India, and across the world.

The establishment of a new institute invariably affords tremendous scope and possibilities to its various stakeholders, and that is certainly the case at UIGH. Our mission and aim is to build an excellence in public health training and research platform, and a vibrant community for talented and ambitious students, faculty and practitioners.

Join us on this exhilarating journey. Welcome once again!

Prof. Dr. Rajendra Awate

Prof. Dr. Rajendra Awate

Academic Director & Dean