Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Administration (PGDPHA)

The GCFORCB Organisation’s UPANU Institute of Global Health Post Graduate Diploma in  Public Health Administration (PGDPHA) has been designed by leveraging the core strength of both firms, to be uniquely poised to meet the needs of Indian students as well as those confronting public health changes in Southeast Asian Region. The program combines the GCFORCB Organisation’s excellence in Public Health education with the UIGH’s expertise in Health Administration and Research in Southeast Asia. These strengths are visible in the curriculum of this exciting program.


Duration of the Course




Levels of Efforts


Hours per Week



Graduates from Health

& Social Stream

PGDPHA Overview

The public health administration is a pillar of public health practice, along with project management, health care policy, behavioral sciences and grant seeking, monitoring, evaluation and learning, public health innovation, and global health; through effective management, research, theory, and scientific innovation can be translated into successful public health action. The National Health Policy 2017 of the Government of India, section 11.8 recommends the 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. 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.


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

Strategic Management & Communication Skills


Professional Development & Public Health Knowledge


Industry & Project Management Landscape Exposure


UIGH Graduate

Over the course of our Public Health program, all scholars will be trained in a wide range of public Health Management subjects, namely – Project Management, Organizational behavior, Grant Seeking, Public Health Policy, Research Methodology, Public Health Ethics, Global Health, and Leadership Skills, Comprehensive Primary Healthcare, etc.

Unique Features

  • Practitioners’ lens: developed and facilitated by public Health industry practitioners & experts
  • Multi-sectoral perspective: uses case studies & real-time examples from different projects
  • Real-time examples: application-based interactive learning through classroom activities
  • Context-specific: builds critical perspective for the global public health
  • Mixed method approach: uses hands-on tools and approaches from quantitative and qualitative perspectives
  • Hybrid model, blended curriculum: tailored for early career professionals with evening/weekend classes 

Program Highlights

Modular Learning Outcome

Public Health Project Management                                            Credits-04

Identifying their roles and responsibilities as a Project Manager developing a deeper understanding of PPP model. Ability to conduct needs assessment, project budgeting, reporting and monitoring, and evaluation.

Organisational Process                                                                Credits-03

Ability to conduct oneself in different Organisational setting. Use of emotional and Emotional intelligence as a managerial tool in Leadership, individual, group, and management.

Scientific Writing and Research Methods                                  Credits-03

To be able to understand the art behind grant seeking Conducting research and Statistical analysis How to conduct impact evaluation

Global Health                                                                        Credits-03

Ability to conduct oneself in different Organisational setting. Use of emotional and Emotional intelligence as a managerial tool in Leadership, individual, group, and management.

Project Communication Management                                      Credits-03

Understanding Health and social advocacy Ability to excellence, planning and resources, organizing and present the writing

Public Health Event Management & Mass Campaign        Credits-03

Develop understanding of Legal framework ,communication and event detection How to conduct event risk assessment, How to do response measures and outcome measures

Financial Analysis for Managers                                                Credits-02

Financial decision making and the techniques used in Financial Analysis Ratio analysis for financial statements Forecasting and Valuation

Contract Reading & Writing                                                    Credits-02

Different forms of contract available contract closing process developing an understanding of arbitration act and standard forms of contact

    Internship                                                                              Credits- 03

   Project Work                                                                              Credits- 05

Fee Structure

   For Indian Students

       INR 1,50,000 for on Campus  (Fees include Tuition Fees, Field Visits, and Study Materials)

      (Examination fees will depend upon the university’s notification.)

      During Course: 1,00,000/-

      After Completion of Course: 50,000/- (within FIVE Months)*


      1st Instalment-30%

      2nd Instalment-30%

      3rd Instalment-20% 

      4th Instalment-20%

   For International Students 

      USD 2582

   This includes the tuition cost, Study Materials, and Admission Fees of the program.

   Examination fees will be depending upon the university’s notification.

Admission Process

The admissions process at UIGH is a simple one: If you meet the eligibility criteria, please apply by filling out the form by December 15 (Winter) and/or June 15 (Summer) Batch.


GCFORCB Organisation Staff and UIGH faculty with faculty appointments at different Organisation will teach all courses. Students will attend courses taught by UIGH faculty in person in Solapur and Ranchi at the UIGH campus. Students will attend on-line courses taught by appointed faculty. Students will take the online courses with other students from different parts of the world who are enrolled in diverse academic programs. All courses will be taught to the same high standards for which UIGH is known worldwide. UIGH faculty will work with GCFORCB Organisation to tailor the content of UIGH core courses to the reality of India, with Global case studies and examples.


This course has been designed fantastically considering the practical aspects faced by public health professionals. Thank you for getting some amazing speakers and it has been a great learning journey

Dr. Vinisha Poojari

Project Manager
Hi, Upanu Institute of Global Health is a good choice for the Public Health Professionals those who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the hands of the experts of the Public Health.

Dr. Vijay M. P

Public Health Practitioner
All faculty members of UIGH College are very cooperative and they groom our skills with their immense knowledge and incredible support. College practical courses maintain a level of excellence and high standard in all programmes that give them universal significance and acknowledgement.

Dr. Anakshi Dhar

UPANU Institute of Global Health is Very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and build on the concepts with minimal questions or frustration. It taught me what I was looking to learn, was well organized, and well-paced. I’m already applying what I learned at work.. UIGH also provides placement assistance and many more activities which helps in professional development as well

Mr. Rahul Kumar Paswan

Program Officer