School of Public Health

ICMR - School Of Public Health Bhubaneswar

The ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) in Bhubaneswar has launched the ICMR School of Public Health to address the growing need for skilled public health professionals in the region. The school aims to create a cohort of trained experts who can contribute to the public health research and policy ecosystem.


  1. Develop competent public health professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address regional and national public health challenges.
  2. Promote interdisciplinary research and evidence-based policymaking in the field of public health.
  3. Foster collaboration between academia, government, and the community to improve population health outcomes.


  1. To offer a high-quality Master in Public Health (MPH) program that meets global standards.
  2. To conduct cutting-edge research in priority public health areas.
  3. To provide training and capacity-building programs for public health practitioners.
  4. To serve as a hub for knowledge dissemination and policy advocacy in public health.

Facilities and Infrastructure
The ICMR School of Public Health will be housed within the ICMR-RMRC campus and will have access to the following facilities

  1. Dedicated classrooms and computer labs equipped with the latest teaching and learning technologies.
  2. Well-stocked library with access to electronic resources, journals, and databases.
  3. Epidemiology and biostatistics labs for hands-on training in data analysis and research methods.
  4. Simulation and skills labs for practical training in areas like outbreak investigation and health program management.
  5. Collaborative research spaces and meeting rooms to facilitate interdisciplinary projects.
  6. On-campus accommodation and recreational facilities for students.

Foundation stone by Hon’be Health Minister, GoI

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Classroom teaching with latest teaching and learning technologies

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GIS laboratory training

About RMRC

RMRC, Bhubaneswar is one of the 26 Institutes under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research (Department of Health Research, MoHFW, Government of India). For the past 3 decades, the institute has continued to remain as a national and international focus for collaboration in research where clinical, population, laboratory and social sciences are integrated to address the broad issues of health. The strength of these disciplines, combined in a single institution and tightly linked by a common mission, creates a unique multidisciplinary environment for capacity building and research.

Master of Public Health at RMRC

The existing public health system in India requires well trained and competent public health professionals to find solutions of immense public health problems, arising in the country due to epidemiological transition. Qualified public health professionals are a necessity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To ensure that such critical mass of Public Health experts is built and maintained, it is recommended to strengthen training capacity of individuals working in the field of health care. RMRC aims at improving public health education and research by designing course in such a way that it is qualitatively comparable to the best MPH programs in the world.


ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar engaged in advance research in Public Health, Biology, Nutrition, diagnosis & epidemiology of communicable diseases including COVID-19, etc. invites applications from Indian nationals for two-year regular Master in Public Health (MPH) degree programme for the academic session (2023-25).


Bachelor degree holders of any institute/ University recognized by the UGC having secured at least 50% of marks ( 45% for SC/ ST candidates) in the relevant subject, such as Medicine/ AYUSH/ Dental Science/ Allied Medical & Health Sciences/ Veterinary Sciences/ Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Nursing/ Epidemiology/ Occupational Therapy/ Population Sciences or Studies/ Statistics/ Biostatistics/ Demography/ Social Work/ Public Health Engineering/ Nutrition/ Home Science/ Community Sciences/ Psychology/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Economics/ Management and Law. Students appearing in the final degree examination can make a provisional application pending publication of results, subject to meeting minimum eligibility requirements at the time of interview. Admission to the course is based on the combined result of written test and/or interview that will be communicated to candidate later. The application of in-service candidates should be forwarded through proper channel with the “No Objection Certificate” before the last date.


Eligible candidates are required to apply to the “Director, ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Chandrasekhar, Bhubaneswar -751023”by post/ speed post in the prescribed form by clicking the link available in the Website along with application fees of Rs. 600/- (Rupees Six Hundred only) or Rs. 300/- (Rupees Three Hundred only for SC/ ST candidates) in the form of demand draft in original drawn in any nationalized bank in favor of “Director, RMRC” payable at Bhubaneswar. For details, about course fee &instructions, please visit our Website as above.






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Freshers party

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Painting Competition

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Visit to HWC

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Skit on TB day

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Sports Day

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Observation Of World’s AIDS day

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Health camp at urban slum

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Independence day celebration

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Hindi Pakhawada

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Journal Club Presentation

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Visit to CHC

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Annual day celebration

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Oral Health Camp

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IAPSM Annual Conference

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TB household survey


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