Bachelor in Public Health

The Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) program is affiliated to Purbanchal University.
Bachelor in Public Health

Bachelor in Public Health

  • 4 Years (8Semester)
  • 05 Jul, 2020

Bachelor in Public Health (BPH)

Duration of the Course                 :  4 Years (8 Semester)

Affiliated to                                    :  Purbanchal University, Biratnagar, Nepal

Qualification                                   :  Proficiency Certificate in Health Sciences from recognized Institutions, or Intermediate Science Certificate or 10+2 (Biology) with 50% marks or grade C in all subjects with total GPA 2.40 in aggregate and should pass the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University.

Medium of Instruction                  :  English

Total  intake per Academic Year :  40 Students

Total average cost per year           : NRs. ........


Objectives of the Program

The objective of the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program is to produce competent graduates with advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to deliver high-quality health services needed for the country. Specifically, the program entails the following objectives:

  •  Provide advance knowledge and practical skills in Public Health for graduates of certificate level programs in general medicine, nursing (Staff Nurse) and health sciences and certificate graduates in science with biology
  • Develop required skills in designing, analyzing and evaluating applied public health science research and management
  • Equip public health specialists with communication and group organization skills for promoting community participation in health and development activities ultimately leading to the individual and community self-reliance in health services and improvement in the health status of people
  • Enable public health professionals to deal with existing realities in district public health management issues, concern and problems
  • Foster positive attitudes in health professionals and encourage them to provide more accessible and equitable Primary Health Care services for disadvantaged groups and communities
  • Develop the leadership capabilities of public health professionals in the management of Primary Health Care and District Level Public Health Programs
  • Enhance Vocational Competence of public health professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion, and health programming
  • To pursue further academic careers in Master Degree (MPH)


Admission Criteria:

  • ISc/+2 Science (Bio)/PCL Health Sciences with Second Division
  • Must pass the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University with at least 50% marks
  • Physically and mentally fit (Medical fitness certificate at the time of admission)


Entrance Examination:

An entrance examination is conducted each year during the month of October. There is one paper carrying one hundred and fifty marks (150) consisting of general sciences, health sciences, and English (50 marks in each). All questions are multiple choices. The duration of the examination is three hours, and the candidates must secure at least a 50% mark to pass the entrance examination. The candidates are selected from the merit list in descending order.


The requirement for Admission:

  • Duly filled Admission Form
  • Photocopy of  Mark-Sheets and Character Certificate of SLC and 10+2 or ISc. or any PCL Health Sciences
  • Photocopy of Migration and Provisional Certificate
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate
  • Six copies of PP size Photographs

Scope of Bachelor in Public Health:

After completion of this course, the graduate will become an eligible candidate for the registration in Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC) in grade "A" that permit them to work in any federal, provincial and local level health institutions of government and the non-government sectorin prevention, promotion, protection, control, and encourage early detection and treatment of health program as a manager. The main scope and working areas of BPH are:

  • Federal, provincial, and local level health institutions
  • Academic institutions
  • Research institutions
  • NGO/INGO sector
  • Hospitals (Public Relation Officer)


Course overview of BPH:

This BPH course has been designed for four academic years with eight semesters concentrating on 41 theory courses and 27 practical courses. The first year focuses on basic health science courses; the second year focuses on basic public health sciences and methodology, the third year on public health intervention, and the fourth year on public health management.The 41 theory-based and 27 practical-based courses are arranged sequentially by categories of courses to be offered in successive year/semester.