Master of Public Health (Field Epidemiology): Admission Notice

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The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) started in 1963, is an apex institution under the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Designated as the WHO Collaborative Centre for Epidemiology and Training in 1996, the Institute is involved at National and International levels in developing trained manpower and conducting operational studies.

The Institute, NICD invites applications from eligible candidates for MPH (FE) course scheduled to commence on 3 Aug. 2009. The course is affiliated to the GGSIP University.

Note: The course is not recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Candidates possessing MBBS degree from any recognized institution are eligible to apply for the course.


The upper age limit is 45 years for in-service candidates and 35 years for others as on August 1, 2009. The upper age limit can be relaxed up to a maximum of 5 years in exceptional cases by the Admission Officer if he/she is satisfied with the merit of the case.


Intake will be limited to a maximum of 15 seats. (The matter regarding increase in
number of seats from 15 to 20 is under consideration of the University). Of these, two seats are
earmarked for World Health Organization sponsored fellows. For the remaining 13 seats, admission will be done on the basis of an entrance test. These 13 seats will be distributed in the ratio of 60% for In-Service Candidates (working in Health Institutions / Organizations in Central / State Government or Public Sector and having five years experience, of which at least three years should be in Public Health activities) and 40% for Direct Candidates.

In-Service Candidates shall, at the time of application or counseling for admission, furnish a letter from their employer that, if they are admitted, they would be relieved for two years for undertaking the course on a full-time basis at NICD. Reservation will be as per Government/University norms:

27% for Other Backward Classes; 15% for Scheduled Castes; 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes; 5% for
Defence category and 3% for Physically Handicapped Candidates. One seat, which is supernumerary in nature; is earmarked for Kashmiri migrants; for which the admission will be based on the Entrance Test.


Selection will be on the basis of an Entrance Test to be conducted on 5 July 2009 (Sunday) in Delhi. WHO sponsored candidates are exempted from appearing in the entrance test and such candidates will be enrolled to the University directly. All other details are available in the Information Bulletin (click here - PDF File).

Application Form (click here - PDF File) and Information Bulletin for admission to MPH (FE) for the academic session 2009-10 will be available between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm on all working days from 4 June 2009 to 22 June 2009 on payment of Rs. 400/- (Four Hundred only) in the form of a Demand Draft in favour of “Director, National Institute of Communicable Diseases” payable at “Delhi”.

For obtaining the same by registered post, a Demand Draft of Rs. 450/- (Four Hundred and Fifty) in favour of “Director, National Institute of Communicable Diseases” payable at “Delhi” should be sent to the Administrative Officer (I), National Institute of Communicable Diseases, 22 Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110054, so as to reach the Institute by 5.00 pm on 11 June 2009.
Application Form & Information Bulletin can also be downloaded from the website Those who use downloaded Application Form must enclose a demand draft of Rs. 400/- (Rupees four hundred only), drawn in favour of “Director, National Institute of Communicable Diseases” payable at “Delhi” with the application form. They should write their name and address on the reverse of bank draft.

Applications complete in all respects, should be submitted to the Director, National Institute of
Communicable Diseases on or before 5.00 pm on 22 June 2009. On the top of the envelope
containing the application form, the words, “APPLICATION FOR MPH (FE) 2009” must be

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