Interesting PG Courses – Beyond MBAs!

Indian youth has become more sensitized in making the nation a better place. With the aid of social media, the youth of the India is becoming more and more aware of the political initiatives, nation’s economy, occurrence of scams and critical advancements in important arena like defense, railways etc. This increased awareness about making the nation a better place has drawn attention of the Indian youth towards these courses. Read on to know…

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health
Public Health
Public Health involves researching, teaching and taking initiatives about spreading awareness on social, cultural and economic determinants of health. The aim is to prevent diseases and promote and health in populations. A management course in public health would comprise of execution and monitoring the national health policies and programs, supervise the public health workforce, fully assess the dimensions of public health issues and devise appropriate strategies to meet emerging challenges.
Institutes: Indian Institute of Public Health, Manipal University, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences.

2. Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management


Public policy is the means by which a government maintains order or addresses the needs of its citizens, through actions defined by its constitution. It spans education, health, urban planning, skill development, financial policy, environment, energy security and several other areas.
The course the PG course in public policy comprises of management concepts, tools and techniques focused on public policy formulation, design, analysis, implementation and execution.
Some of the popular themes of this course are E-Governance, Social Sector Policies and Management, Socio-political trends in India, Public Finance and Policy, Economic Foundations of Public Policy etc.
Institutes: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore.

3. Masters in Urban Planning
Urban planners visualize how a city would look and grow and what its future needs are. Developing countries in India have massive scope for urban development and transformation. This would require stringent planning and execution with respect to livability, sustainability and expansion.
The course would deal with areas like Land Use planning, Housing, Environmental Planning, Infrastructure Planning, and Transportation Planning.
Institutes: Center for Environment Planning and Technology (CEPT), School of Planning and Architecture, Indian Institute of Human Settlements.

There are various employment opportunities after these courses with World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, Public Health Foundation of India, Municipal Corporations, various NGOs, hospitals and several other health institutions.

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