Prasanna School of Public Health (PSPH) is a Global Institute dedicated to education, research and service to society. 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 Institute of Eminence by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 2018. 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.

Prasanna School of Public Health (PSPH) offers a wide variety of programs!

Prasanna School of Public Health (formerly known as the Department of Public Health) is a Global Institute dedicated to Education and Research.


Research is creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. It involves the collection, organization, and analysis of information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue. Research is a logical and systematic search for new and useful information on a particular topic. Research is important both in scientific and nonscientific fields. At PSPH researchers work as a team to make significant contributions to interdisciplinary research and discussion. Faculty & Research officers at PSPH are involved in Research Publications and supervise Research Projects and work with team members to ensure that the project remains on schedule. They help determine the goals of the Research Project as well as research methods and other test parameters. Research officers might also review and analyze data during the course of the project.

International Collaborations

PSPH has collaboration with various international institutions, which helps students  acquire knowledge internationally & understand the worldwide educational system.