A continuous process of standard updating is going on
in NIPSOM as a health institute in Bangladesh in the field
of public health, preventive and social medicine. The
Institute offers 8 (eight) courses of Master of Public
Health (MPH) and 1 (one) course of M. Phil in Preventive
and Social Medicine (PSM).
Master of Public Health (MPH) courses are-
MPH in Community Medicine
MPH in Epidemiology (Epid)
MPH in Hospital Management (HM)
MPH in Health Promotion and Health Education (HP &
MPH in Nutrition (Nutri)
MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)
MPH in Nutrition (Nutri)
MPH in Public Health Administration (PHA)
MPH in Reproductive and Child Health (RCH)
Number of seats
Numbers of seats for different
courses are shown in the table below. These numbers
include seats for both government and private candidates;
all being selected on merit basis of the admission test
results. Nominees from international funding agencies
and armed forces are beyond these seats.
Government candidates get provision for 50% of seats
and non-government candidates 50%.
|1. M. Phil (PSM)
2. MPH (CM)
3. MPH (EPID)
4. MPH (HM)
5. MPH (HP & HE)
|6. MPH (Nutri)
7. MPH (OEH)
8. MPH (PHA)
9. MPH (RCH)
Candidates have to appear in
admission test for eligibility. Nominee of international
funding agencies and WHO fellows and armed forces come
through their respective selection authority and embassy.
Admission test takes place at last Friday of every March
and application are invited in January. Academic session
is started from July.
a) Academic: MBBS or its equivalent plus one year in-service
training is the basic requirement for all the courses.
However, three courses namely M. Phil (PSM), MPH (HM)
and MPH (HP & HE) allow Bachelor of Dental Surgery
(BDS) and Master degrees. In addition MPH (HP &
HE) also allows B. Sc. Nursing.
b) Service experience: Service experience of working
in government and non-government health facilities of
varying length is required for admission in different
MPH courses are of one-year duration.
M. Phil course is of two years duration.
1. Tuition fees for Government candidates shall be deemed
to have paid by the government;
2. Tuition fees for the courses shall be Tk.10,000/-
(Taka ten thousands only) for all MPH courses. For M.
Phil (PSM) shall be Tk.15,000/- (Taka fifteen thousands
only) for Bangladeshi private candidates;
3. Students from countries other than Bangladesh shall
pay tuition fee in foreign exchange, at a US$ 2000/-
(USD two thousands only).
4. Tuition fees once deposited shall not be refundable;
5. Each candidate shall be required to deposit caution
money of Tk.2,000/- (Taka two thousands only) which
6. A medical graduate from a university other than the
University of Dhaka shall be required to pay a registration
fee as per the rules of the University of Dhaka.
v Tuition fees may be altered time to time according
to government’s rules and regulations for both
National and Foreign candidates.
Short Courses Conducted by NIPSOM are-
1. Research Methodology
2. Data handling and Analysis using SPSS
5. Diagnosis and management of arsenicosis at community
6. Diagnosis and management of Kala-Azar at community
7. Diagnosis and management of dengue at community level
8. Teaching methodology
9. Occupational Safety and Health
10. Hospital preparedness for emergencies (HOPE)
11. Reproductive and Child Health
12. Gender Violence
NIPSOM library has a collection of about 10,000 books.
The library is rich with journals/magazines/ periodicals
from both home and abroad. The library is equipped with
Internet browsing facilities for the students and teacher.
Computer Facilities: The Institute
has a computer laboratory. The faculty and the students
can utilize the laboratory facilities for data processing.
Field Practice: For real life experience
in the field, NIPSOM has a field practice area at Dhamrai
- a rural thana located around 40 Km. from Dhaka with
residential facilities. Students of all the courses
are required to work in this field site for a duration
specified for each course. Besides these, arrangements
have been made with a number of organizations, institutions,
hospitals, mills and factories for using their facilities
for field demonstration and practice.
Hostel:NIPSOM has it’s own six
storied modern hostel within the campus accommodating
100 students. The hostel has it’s well equipped
kitchen, dining hall, common room having media facilities
and prayer room. Some rooms of the hostel are kept reserved
for the foreigner students.
Laboratory: The academic activities of NIPSOM
are supported by well-equipped modern laboratory facilities.
There is one laboratory for Microbiology and Mycology,
one for Parasitology, one for Entomology and one laboratory
for Occupational and Environmental Health. The laboratory
for Occupational and Environmental Health includes a
unit for the detection of arsenic in different samples
leading to the diagnosis and treatment of arsenicosis
and supports the researchers in their research activity.