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All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health was established in 1932 as the first school of Public Health in South-East Asia region. It has been a Pioneer Institute of its kind dedicated to teaching, training, and research in various disciplines of Public Health and allied sciences to ensure capacity building in the area of Public Health. The teaching, training, and research at AIIH&PH have the unique support of its field laboratories, namely, Urban Health Centre, Chetla and Rural Health Unit & Training Centre, Singur.

The wider canvas available to the Institute is signified not only by its field laboratories, but also by the diverse disciplines such as Biochemistry and Nutrition, Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Education, Maternal and Child Health, Microbiology, Occupational Health, Public Health Administration, Public Health Nursing, Environmental Sanitation and Sanitary Engineering, Preventive and Social Medicine, and Statistics operate here.


  • 1. To develop competent workforce for public health services through teaching, training, and research in the relevant fields on a regular basis.
  • 2. To strive for solutions based on the harmonious blend of capacity development, knowledge dissemination, and community engagement taking the best technological advances into consideration to improve community health and hence quality of life for all.
  • 3. To develop model centres for health services to the community, ensuring universal coverage for primary health care.


  • 1. To be promotion and prevention oriented, community based, population and policy focused, and concerned with human rights and social justice.


  • 1. Conducting need based regular courses of high quality covering all aspects of public health.
  • 2. Designing and implementing need based short courses, and training programmes for augmenting and supplementing Public Health Workforce.
  • 3. Informing, educating, and empowering people about health issues.
  • 4. Conducting research for new insights and innovative solutions to community health problems.
  • 5. Evolving best practices and setting standards in the field of public health.
  • 6. Evaluation of effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  • 7. Playing a leadership role in the field of public health through evidence based policy advocacy.
  • 8. Compliance with common statutory provisions.

Presently the Institute operates through the four main units located at four different locations, namely, (i) Head Office and Main Campus at 110 CR Avenue; (ii) Second Campus at Bidhan Nagar, Salt Lake; (iii) Rural Health Unit & Training Centre at Singur and (iv) Urban Health Unit & Training Centre at Chetla.