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Dr. Giri Lal Gupta Institute of Public Health(GLGIOPH)

Foundation laying ceremony of the Institute and address to the Institute staff & students by Dr. Girilal Gupta was made on September 12, 2007 at the Second Campus of the University of Lucknow. The Institute along with the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Institute for Democracy came into existence together with the great commitment and generous contribution by the son of Dr Girilal Gupta, Sri Vinod Gupta who is a recognized business entity in USA. Dr Girilal Gupta has been alumnus of our great University during 1938-40.

The Institute is housed in its own building in the New Campus of the University. It is a state-of-art building constructed through generous contribution by Sri Vinod Gupta through his Charitable Foundation who continues to take active interest in the Institute and would continue in future as well that encourages other alumni of this University to come forward in several possible ways. We are also committed to take the Institute forward to make it a premier institution at the national level soon.

Many prominent figures in the field from the academics, practitioners, government professionals, international fraternity are associated with the Institute and we are committed to take the Institute forward. This Institute has been created to fulfill following objectives:

  • To develop health manpower by providing post-graduate training facilities;
  • To conduct researches relating to various health problems and disease in the community;
  • To provide the support services in urban (slum) and rural areas;
  • To support and guide various programs at National level. and
  • To act as a comprehensive, capacity building, training and awareness generation institution.

The Institute is running following courses at the moment:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Diploma in Health and Hygiene

We are planning to initiate new courses to fulfill our objectives. Prof Manoj Dixit has been the founder director of the Institute. Prof Aqil Ahmad has been the Director since 2009 to February 2014.

Prof. M.K. Agarwal
Director
+91-9415102107
mk_agarwal@hotmail.com

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

M.Sc. in Nutrition and Health

As we are graduating towards development and greater success, human development is gaining more prominence. In human development, role of public health is more predominant. Public health is related to preventive, promotive and curative measures and it is more significant than the medical treatment alone since the public health is more comprehensive and more assuring. Now, India is embarking upon the goal of universal health, be it rural or urban; be it poor or rich; be it young or old; or be it male or female. Even the new government is moving on this objective rather with greater zeal and commitments. However, there is lack of skilled manpower in the area of public health in India as there are very few institutions across the country, who is offering this type of course. In Uttar Pradesh, we are the only institution to embark upon this manpower training programme and we are committed for quality and we want to match the quality requirements in a dynamic framework. There would be acute shortage of health professionals in the country in for at least 10-20 years considering the untapped health interventions.

We have the following four courses in the GL Gupta Institute of Public Health, University of Lucknow for the academic session 2014-15 :

Features Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) M.Sc. in Nutrition and Health
Number of seats 30 (Thirty) 30 (Thirty)
Course duration 6 semesters (3 years) 4 semesters (2 years)
Nature of course Innovative course Professional course
Fee of the course Rs 18,000/- per semester Rs 30,000/- per semester
Qualification for admissions Any student who has qualified the 10+2 examination Any graduate of Science; Medical graduate in any discipline; BA (with any subject like Anthropology, Home Science, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Rural Development, etc)
Admission Method Through merit and Interview Through merit and Interview
Existence of Course Being launched since 2014-15 Being launched since 2014-15
Utility It gives the young students a direction and mission and they may acquire the understanding in much better manner and even may get employment at mid level and after entering the MPH their employment potential is very high. Nutritional security is realted with poverty eradication and human development including health standards in the country. This course is gaining awareness and therefore there is great potential of such course in nutrition and health sectors. Many organizations are looking for good understanding and trained manpower in nutrition for good health. Even the government sector is feeling shortages besides the private sector and hence there is growing demand for such professionals.
Features Master of Public Health (MPH) Diploma in Health and Hygiene (DHH)
Number of seats 30 (Thirty) 30 (Thirty)
Course duration 4 semesters (2 years) One Year
Nature of course Professional course Professional course
Fee of the course Rs 30,000/- per semester Same as for other Diploma
Qualification for admissions Any graduate of Science; Medical graduate in any discipline; BA (with any subject like Anthropology, Home Science, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Rural Development, etc) All 10+2 pass students who had Physics / Chemistry / Biology at the Intermediate level
Admission Process Through merit and Interview Through merit
Existence of the Course Since 2008 Since 2008
Utility This Programme is very popular and the trained manpower is highly in demand in generally many government organizations in central and state levels to take charge of the health care expansion and monitoring of health activities besides making plans and projects; it is also needed in the NGOs and private sector on a large scale besides being useful as trainers and researchers. Employment potential is very high. The programme is needed mainly by the government levels at state and municipality levels since the role of health and hygiene is being appreciates at enhanced levels. Its demand is growing.
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