The Jindal School of Public Health and Human Development (JSPH) aspires to be a world-class public health institution, in turn becoming a hub for innovation to meet the constantly-evolving and dynamic needs of public health in India, and across the world. In today’s times, following the Covid-19 pandemic, there is huge global demand for a health ecosystem driven by strong governance, robust operations, impact-driven research and seamless on-ground implementation that drives public health in a positive direction. To enable such an ecosystem, JSPH with its research driven approach and interdisciplinary studies aims to create leaders who can bring thought leadership to create a constantly-evolving, adaptable and sustainable public health ecosystem for India and the world. To enable improvement in the public health education requires high-quality, world-class academic institutions that provide youth with the required tools to allow them to become thought leaders who could bring about the desired change. Therefore, at this critical moment in history, O.P. Jindal Global University is embarking on a significant contribution to higher education in India through world-class and interdisciplinary public health education in order to provide undergraduate and eventually graduate students with a degree programme that will open up exciting career paths in public health and human development. The B.A. (Hons.) in Public Health and Human Development programme will be able to fulfil their career aspirations, including opportunities in higher education and various professions both in India and abroad.
The Bachelor of Public Health programme is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between public health and the broad range of efforts to improve the human condition through human development. Through the programme, students will get to learn about design and implementation of policies and allocation of human and material resources that expand opportunities for all people to lead healthy and meaningful lives.
It also provides an opportunity to prepare a professional career in the practice of public health for the improvement of healthcare delivery and capacity of health systems.
The courses, research and practical experience of this programme will help you understand how you fit into society, through your family, your locality, your nation, and globally. You will benefit from the challenge of applying theory and practice to increasing the resilience of the individual and society to pandemics and other major challenges to our species and the planet.
The programme provides a grounding for the application of ethics and human rights to the theoretical and practical approaches to public health.
Finally, the programme appeals to all who want to make the world a better place for everyone, and what needs to be done to advance public health and human development.