Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum has announced the schedule for admission into MPH & DPH Programmes for the academic year 2018-2020 for July Session 2018. Now the schedule has been declared and candidates can check the official website for various courses online. Get SCTIMST Admission and Entrance Exam 2018 for MPH & DPH  and Other Programs complete details on this page below.

Latest: SCTIMST 2018 Result for DPH has been released. Visit “Result” page to check it.

SCTIMST Admission and Entrance Exam 2018

Candidates seeking admission in said courses have to apply online from the official website Selection will be strictly on merit on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the entrance examination (written and interview held at the Institute).

Event Dates
Admission Notification 01 Mar 2018
Availability of online Application 01 to 31 Mar 2018 1 Mar to 10 Apr 2018
Downloading Admit Cards 20 Apr 2018 
19 Apr 2018
Written Test 05 May 2018 (09:30 AM)
Interview 05 May 2018(02:00 PM Onwards.)
Commencement of classes 02 Jul 2018

Candidate can refer the above schedule for the application process.

Course Details

Master of Public Health (MPH)

This is a 24-month full-time residential program commencing on the 1st of July every year. The objectives of the Master of Public Health program is to provide a broad understanding of the core areas of public health and related disciplines. To develop through a field-intense practical training program the ability to identify a health problem and conceptualize the related research questions, design a community-based study to investigate the problem, collect relevant data from the field, analyze the data and present the findings in a policy or scientific context. To help acquire knowledge and skills to analyze health situations and help devise appropriate policies and programs in a cost-effective manner.

Diploma in Public Health (DPH)

This is a 12-month full-time residential program. This is envisaged to provide capacity building in public health for doctors working with various State or Central Government Departments or Agencies. MBBS doctors working with Government Agencies and having at least three years of work experience are considered for the course.

Eligibility Criteria

For MPH Program

Who can apply?

  • Medical graduates (MBBS),
  • Dental graduates (BDS),
  • Graduates of AYUSH [Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)]
  • BTech or BE (Any Branch) and graduates of four-year degree programs in Veterinary Sciences
  • Nursing science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy or students with a postgraduate degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Management or Law may apply

Work experience in a health-related field is desirable.

40 years as on 1st July 2018. Age relaxation may be given in exceptional cases.

For DPH Program

The candidate who have 3 years in Government service after MBBS, can apply for the test.

Up to 50 years as on 01-07-2018

Method of Selection

MPH Course

Indian students Prospective candidates will be evaluated on the basis of educational qualifications, professional experience relevant to the field of public health, written test (multiple choice questions) and interview.

Overseas students Selection will be based on educational qualifications, professional experience, assessments made by the sponsoring organizations and a telephonic interview. Applicants are required to submit two reference letters in sealed envelopes from experts working in the field of public health at the time of admission. Overseas candidates have to provide certification for proficiency in English.

DPH Course

If there are more than 10 applications, selection will be based on the performance in written test (multiple choice questions) and interview.

Entrance Exam Centres

For MPH program there will be three centers for entrance exam.

1. Thiruvananthapuram
2. Hyderabad
3. Guwahati

For DPH program there will be only one entrance exam center i.e. SCTIMST-AMCHSS, Medical College PO, Trivandrum -695 011.

Fee Structure

Particulars MPH DPH
Application Fee Rs. 1,000 (Rs. 800 for SC/ST candidates) Rs. 1,000(Rs. 800 for SC/ST
Admission Fee Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000/-
Tuition Fee Rs. 1,10,000(for 2 years –Non sponsored independent students) Rs. 2,00,000(for 2 years-sponsored students) US$6000(for 2 years-Overseas students)
Course Fee Rs. 2,00,000
Caution Deposit Rs. 2,000 Rs. 1,000
Examination Fee Rs. 1,000
Identity Card Rs.220 Rs.220
Library Rs.500 Rs.500
Student Welfare Fund Rs. 500 Rs.500
Certificates Rs. 1,000 Rs.500
Hostel Fee Rs. 20,000per year

For more detail of SCTIMST Admission and Entrance Exam 2018 – Download Information Brochure.

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