World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health Engineering

Faculty of Public Health

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research

(Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with A++ Grade & Graded by UGC as Category I University

Indian Council of Medical Research

Center for Advanced Research on Environmental Health : Air Pollution

MPH (Master of Public Health)

About the Course

The MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health is a full time postgraduate degree program, aimed at training students to become proficient occupational and environmental health professionals with capacities in recognition, prevention and management of occupational and environmental health risks. The program will have a dual focus on laboratory and field based methods to allow application of their skills in academic, industrial, governmental and other professional organizational settings. The course also specifically aims at enhancing research and analytical skills to enable design and conduct of sophisticated, multidisciplinary research studies in the area of occupational and environmental health. This program is offered through collaboration between SRMC and the University of California (Berkeley) with support from the International Training and Research on Occupational and Environmental Health (I.T.R.O.E.H.) program of the Fogarty International Centre, NIH, USA and additional expert support from GTZ-Centre for International Migration (GTZ-CIM).The degree will be awarded by Sri Ramachandra Institute & of Higher Education .
  • Fundamentals of Occupational Health, Physiology and Industrial toxicology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Toxicology and Environmental Quality Monitoring Lab
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Intermediate Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene and Safety Lab
  • Environmental Exposure Assessment Strategies and Control Techniques
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences in Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • International health
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Advanced seminar series  (Occupational & Environmental Health)
  • Exposure Assessment Lab
  • Field practicum in Occupational and Environmental Health
Commencement and Duration:
The course has been designed as a two-year degree program and starts in July of every academic year.
Candidates for admission to the Master of Public Health course in Occupational & Environmental Health should have passed MBBS, BDS, B.TECH (Chemical Engineering), BE (Civil or Public Health Engineering) M.Sc (Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Sciences) Degree awarded by any recognized University.

Number of seats: 10*

*Out of ten seats 3 seats will be allotted to candidates sponsored by industry/government.  
The tuition fee per academic year is Rs. 1,25,000/-.  
Career Opportunities:  
In International Bodies (WHO, USEPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNEP), Public Sector, Public Health Services, NGOs, Academic Institutions, Industries, etc.  
  • State-of-the-art analytical facilities
  • Central and mobile environmental monitoring lab
  • Industrial hygiene & safety laboratory
  • Occupational health lab with mobile diagnostic facility
  • Industrial collaborations for field visits
  • Collaborative departments like audiology, speech,
  • language & hearing sciences and chest medicine
Application Procedure  
For further information, please contact the Department of EHE at the following  

Dr. S. Sankar Ph. D.,

Professor  & Head

Department of Environmental Health Engineering,

Sri Ramachandra Institute & of Higher Education

Porur, Chennai – 600 116,

Phone: 044- 45928547 Mobile: +91-9941005560

Email: ;

MPH Brochure  
1. MPH Flyer