Department of Public Health Administration

Public Health Administration


The Department ofPublic Health Administration aims to orient the students in publichealth and principles of management as applied to the field ofhealth. It covers various administrative techniques such as healthservice research, planning, organization, evaluation, budget making,health management, system analysis, operational research, healthsector reforms, etc. Besides, providing inputs to all regularcourses, the Department conducts a Diploma course in Public Health(DPH) for medical graduates that happens to be the oldest of its kindin India. The DPH course was set up in1932 to develop much neededpublic health professionals trained in planning, implementation andmanagement of public health programmes for the rapidly expandinghealth services in the country and abroad.

Fromthe academic year 2019-2020 the Department is also coordinating thePost-graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM) coursesupported by the National Health Mission.

Thedepartment, since its inception, has been involved in variousresearch studies in health system delivery, time motion studies,risks factor studies in all areas including remote tribal areas.

Besides the DPHcourse, the Department of Public Health Administration is alsocoordinating the Core course programme of the Institute that includesMD (Community Medicine), MPH (Epidemiology),Diploma in Maternity&Child Welfare (DMCW), Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) and Masterin Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) courses.

Admission to DPHCourse is through all India & State Entrance Examination.

Teaching Activities

  • Regular Courses Conducted:

  • Two year full time diploma course named Diploma in Public Health (DPH) recognized by MCI & affiliated to WBUHS.

  • From the academic year 2019-2020 the Department is also coordinating one year Post-graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM) course supported by the National Health Mission.

  • Other Regular Activity

  • Seminar, Journal clubs: 15 seminars have been conducted in the current year conducted till November 2019

  • Field visits

The Department conducted Several Field visits and activitiesfor the Core course students:

  • Visit to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport Kolkata

  • Visit to ROHC (Occupational Health), Salt Lake.

  • CMOH Office Chinsurah

  • Office of BDO Singur

  • Office of BMOH Tarkeswar

  • Tarkeswar Municipality

  • Office of CDPO Singur

  • Field academic programs (at UHU&TC, Chetla and RHU&TC, Singur);

  • Guiding Short study (Supervised Field training);

  • PHA actively involved in Community Diagnosis Programme conducted by Department of Epidemiology.

New Initiative

Departmentof PHA submitted a proposal for conducting regular degree Course MD(Community Health Administration) to Director for Ministry’sapproval.


Collaborativeprogramme initiated with Regional Occupational Health Centre (ROHC)for student visit and research programme.


Dr.DebashisDutt M.D.
Dean, Director Professor & Head
Mobile No.:9433193137
Area of expertise: Non Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Research methods, Programme Evaluation, Surveillance.
director Dr. R R Pati



Mobile No.: 9903369733

Other Members

Designation Number Activities performed
Stenographer 1 Secretarial Assistance
MTS 1 Support Service


  1. Anand Kishore, Tania Pan, Narendra Nath Naskar,Internet addiction and its associated Factors: Study amaong the students of a Public Health School of Kolkata; International Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, August 9, 2019

  2. Eeshanee Gangopadhyay , Debasish Dutt. Association Between Eating Pattern, Life Style Factors and Obesity among students of a college in North Kolkata, West Bengal : In proceedings of IAPEN Clinical Nutrition Congress 2019 ( Awarded second prize)

  3. Rajarshi Banerjee, Aparajita Dasgupta, Narendra Nath Naskar, Prabir Kumar Kundu, Tania Pan, Jayeeta Burman, A study on the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrom and its Components among adults aged 18-49 years in an Urban area West Bengal; Indian Journal of Community Medicine,July-September 2019/vol44/Issue 3

  4. Bijit Biswas, Keya Basu, narendra Nath Naskar, Aparajita Dasgupta,Bobby Paul, Rivu Basu, Family Planning Practices in Couples with Children affected by Beta Thalassemia Major and its relationship with their education: An Epidemiological Study; Journal of Education and Health Promotion July 29, 2019

Research Work

  • Dr. Debashis Dutt acted as a guide the following Curricular Research studies

  • Association of Breakfast consumption with strss among school going adolescents in an urban area of West Bengal . MSc Appl Nutrition dissertation conducted by Riya Dutta 2017-2019 Session

  • Risk Factors for MDR TB among Patients attending RNTCP in a district of West Bengal Field Project being conducted by Subhajyoit De, PGDPHM 2019-2020 Session

  • Assessment of Coping Skill in various crisis situations among the Adolescent population and their association with different Socio- demographic variables: Cross-sectional, nonintervention Study upon school students: Co guide for PHD Thesis by Shibotosh Sen under WBUHS

  • Stigma and its Association with Quality of Life among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) Attending ART Centre in a Tertiary Care Institute in Kolkata by: Dr. Kaushik Adhikari. MPH (Epidemiology) PGT, session – 2016-19.

  • A study on health related quality of life among rheumatoid arthritis patients attending an outpatient department in a tertiary care hospital, Kolkata by: Dr.MoumitaMandal, MD (Community Medicine) PGT, session – 2017-20.

  • Prevalence of chronic pain and its impact on quality of life: a cross-sectional study in a rural population of West Bengal, India. ByDr.MousumiDatta MPH, (Epidemiology) PGT,session – 2017-20.

  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment among newly diagnosed sputum positive Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients attending RNTCP in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and its association with treatment outcome. Dr Arnab Ganguly. MPH (Epidemiology) PGT, session – 2018-21.

  • A Study on Antenatal Care Practices and Pregnancy Outcome among Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in a Rural Area ofHooghly District, West Bengal” Dr. Nidhi Shree PGT, M.D. (Community Medicine) Session: 2018-2021.

  • Household Food Security and its association with nutritional status of children attending Anganwadicentres in an urban slum in Kolkata by: Moulina Das, M.Sc. in Applied Nutrition. Session 2017-19.

  • Dr. N.N. Naskar acted as guide to the following Curricular Research studies

  • An Epidemiological Study on Health Status of Truck Drivers in Dankuni, Hooghly, West Bengal (MD Dissertation).

  • A Study of Nutritional Status and Current practice of Personal Hygiene among Fishing community of Barrackpore block area in West Bengal (MSc Nutrition)

  • A STUDY OF Occupational Morbidities of Coal workers in Durgapur area MPH

  • A study on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components among adults aged 18-49 years in an Urban area West Bengal MD

  • A study of Health status of Jute mill workers in a factory in WB, MPH

  •  A cross sectional study of depression among students of a post graduate public health institute in West Bengal. By Dr Sreejith Haridas Junior Resident DPH 2018-2020

  • Short Studies

Following ShortStudies are being conducted

  • The prevalence of perceived stress among school teachers in a slum area in Kolkata, West Bengal – a community based cross sectional study

  • A cross sectional study of perceived stress, burnout and suicide tendency among post graduate residents of Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal

Conference/Workshop/Seminars attended

  • Prof D Dutt, Prof R N Chaudhuri & Professor N N Naskar attended the 46th Annual National Conference of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine held from 7-10 March 2019 conducted by Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla Himachal Pradesh .

  • Prof R N Chaudhuri attended conference Primary Health Care in WB : People – Centred Health Governance”Organised by WBVHA and MEMISA, Belgium ” during Feb. 2019

  • Professor N NNaskar attended IPHA State Conference 2019 on 31.8.2019 and chaired a session


  • Dr. D Dutt, Dir. Professor& Head, acted as

  • Convener and Internal examiner for MPH Epidemiology Degree Examination April 2019

  • Convener and Internal examiner for MPH Epidemiology Supplementary Examination August 2019

  • External Expert for MPH Examination conducted by Inst. of Public Health (IPH) Kalyani, on June 2019

  • Adjudicator for two MPH Dissertations of IPH Kalyan in August 2019.

  • Paper Setter, Moderator and Examiner for MPH Examination conducted by Inst. Of

  • Public Health (IPH) Kalyani July 2019

  • Expert for Pre PhD seminar under West Bengal University of Health on 28th August 2019

  • Dr. N. N. Naskar, Professor& Head, acted as

  • Examiner of Dip Diet Examinations conducted by WBUHS on 1.10.2019


  • Awards / Prizes

  • Paper entitled “Eeshanee Gangopadhyay , Debasish Dutt. Association Between Eating Pattern, Life Style Factors and Obesity among students of a college in North Kolkata, West Bengal : was Awarded second prize In IAPEN Clinical Nutrition Congress 2019

  • Essay entitled When‘1’gets replaced by‘1+∞’;the ethical and regulatory quandaries on AI by Sreejith H Das, Second Year Residen,t Dept PHA, was judged as a ‘Runners Up’ under the theme ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges” The event was conducted by the Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, and FMES’ Health, Ethics, and Law Institute for Training, Research and Advocacy.

Guest Lectures Delivered:

  • Dr D.Dutt,

  • Delivered a Session on Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme on 20.8.19 in training program on “Capacity building on Public health emergencies for District Health Officers” Conducted by Dept . PSM in collaboration with NIHFW and MOHFW

  • Session on “ Unsafe Water “ on 23/04/19 in CME cum awareness programme on “Clean and safe drinking water” conducted by Dept Microbiology, at BN Campus, AIIH& PH,Kolkata

  • Session on WASH related diseasses in training program Conducted by UHU&TC Chetla in Sept 2019

  • Spoke on Monitoring of Universal Health coverage on Occasion of World Health Day 7.4.2019

  • Dr RN Chaudhuri

  • On “Developing Models for Forecasting Climate – Sensitive Waterborne Diseases” – by ICMR – NICED, Kolkata on 9th June 2019

  • On “Capacity Building for Analytical work and Policy Dialogue / Advocacy “- by WBVHA during Dec. 2018

  • On “Geriatric Health Issues” – by WBVHA during Dec. 2019

  • Short Term Training Prog. For Medical Officers on “Occupational Health” – by ROHC

  • Different Short Term Training Programs conducted by different. Departments of the Institute e.g. MAA Trg. Prog. , Ergonomics Trg. Prog.,etc.

  • Dr. N.N. Naskar, Director-Prof.

  • Delivered Two guest lectures in ROHC on 02.05.2019 in AFIH

Swachhta Related Activiies

Dept of PHA consucted severalprograms related to Swachh Bharat which include:

  • Training / Special drive on Swachhata was conducted among Among Canteen workers in Main Campus on 26.02.2019, Singur on 15.03.2019, and Chetla on 20.03.2019

  • Group discussion on Swachhata and Public Health was conducted on 28.02.2019

  • Seminar on Swachhata for Safaiwala (MTS) was conducted on on 01.03.2019

Some Photographs of Our Activities

Community Diagnosis Program 2019

Training at Office of Block Medical Officer of Health