Tuition Fee: The annual tuition is INR 1.25 Lakhs per student.
2. Hostel Fee: The hostel fee per student will be INR 1.25 Lakhs for one year (Hostel fee covers accommodation and food). Hostel facility is optional.
- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 5 Years
Health Informatics has tremendous promise in improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality, and safety of healthcare service systems. However, realizing the promise has is a General purpose information technology solutions are usually inadequate for the specialized needs of the health sector. Health emerging technologies, epidemiology and health management, advanced statistics and health systems. The scope of health informatics is very wide as there are a variety of emerging new technologies that need to be understood, adapted, and validated for use in health systems and then managed for continuous improvement.
Program Structure: Masters in Health Informatics - The MSc program in Health Informatics is an intensive 2 year, full-time program focusing on applications of Informatics and Technologies in Public Health. A total of 4 semesters will be completed in 24 months with each semester spanning 6 months. The first three semesters include classroom and lab-based face to face teaching and the final semester includes 6 months of thesis cum internship. The student needs to complete 9 compulsory core courses (modules), 6 elective courses (modules) in 18 months and submit an internship complete on the certificate to be awarded the MSc degree.
PhD in Health Informatics - The students who complete the Master's program with a CGPA of 8 and above will be eligible for the PhD program. A formal application needs to be submitted which will be screened & enrolment will be finalized by the PhD screening committee. The PhD program is 3-year full time and project based. The research topic for PhD will be developed under the guidance of mentors from PHFI and AcSIR. The students are free to choose any topic of their interest ranging from basic sciences to community-based studies. The student can be allocated to any of the CSIR laboratories in India depending on the thesis topic.
All candidates should submit the application form for the integrated MSc & PhD program in the prescribed format. The application consists of registration form, proof of academic credentials, work experience, contact details of 3 referees and statement of purpose. The applications will be shortlisted based on their academic qualifications, relevant experience and statement of purpose. This will be followed by a face to face or telephonic interview. The selection of candidates will be executed by a specially constituted screening committee represented by Public Health Foundation of India and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative research. Decisions taken by the selection committee will be final. The selection into the 5-year program does not guarantee entry into PhD program. Selection for PhD will be made strictly on the basis of merit and performance in the MSc program.
The final selection of the candidate is based on qualifications, relevant experience, statement of purpose and interview. The weightage for each component will be as follows:
Qualifications - 30%
Relevant experience - 30%
Statement of purpose - 10%
Interview - 30%
Decisions taken by the selection committee will be final.
Bachelor’s degree, in any science discipline under the 10+2+3 system. Preference will be given to candidates with working experience in health care and information technology