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Prasanna School of Public Health (PSPH) is a Global Institute dedicated to education, research and service to society. PSPH has received ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) Certification, ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) Certification. MSW (Master of Social Work) Program at Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal has been ranked 3rd among Emerging Colleges in Social Work and ranked 16th in the overall rankings according to India Today-MDRA (Marketing and Development Research Associates) Best Colleges Rankings for the year 2020. Master of Public Health (MPH) Program Curriculum at Prasanna School of Public Health (PSPH) is Validated by APHEA (Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation).

The School’s vision is to build a highly competent workforce of Professionals having a strong knowledge base and expertise in understanding, assessing, analyzing and evaluating the broad range of public health issues prevalent in the community and society and to plan and execute necessary interventions.

The Department of Public Health was Instituted in 2009. In December-2017, the Department of Public Health became the Prasanna School of Public Health. PSPH has a well-established network with a number of Universities in India and abroad and also strong links with Public, Private and Governmental Institutions.

PSPH is part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India, which has been awarded the status of Institution of Eminence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2018. MAHE, Manipal has been Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council) in 2016. Over the past twenty-five years, MAHE has set standards in the fields of medical care, research and outreach and PSPH is an expression of MAHE’s dedication to professionalism and cutting edge global and national public health education and research.

Prasanna School of Public Health has excellent working relations with WHO, UNICEF, other international organizations and industries. PSPH, across its various courses, offers its students tremendous field exposure, trainings in public health research, knowledge on academic writing and publishing and builds their capacities to respond to public health across spectrums. Whether as public health professionals, administrators or as social workers, students and researchers from PSPH are well-versed in statistics, research methods, field practice, programme management, innovation in service delivery and in responding to national and global policy needs. PSPH envisages its role as a pioneer institute that attracts dedicated students and researchers and contributes to the growing field of public health through targeted interventions and trained professionals.

PSPH combines within its mandates research, service to society and teaching through masters level courses offered for a two-year duration. All these courses are required for appropriate responses to national and global health challenges that India faces now. PSPH is gearing towards becoming a global presence that anticipates and responds appropriately to the public health needs of the future.

To be a ”game-changer” in academia and research with a focus on translating evidence into policy decisions and to attain excellence and sustainability in public health by training next generations of public health leaders according to their future needs.


To be among the top three schools of Public Health in India and the top twenty schools of Public Health in the world by 2025.



To support MAHE to achieve top 200 rank in the World QS ranking system by 2025.