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The KIIT School of Public Health (KSPH), of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology- a Deemed to be University, was established in the year 2015 with a mission to (i) develop competent public health workforce and setting standards in various domains of public health; (ii) inculcate interventional approaches to public health research and technology and (iii) strengthen knowledge based application and evidence informed public health practice and policy. In order to pursue this mission, the school is engaged in producing knowledge through research, higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers and practitioners to improve the health of population. The KSPH is mandated to (i) provide student centric and world class quality teaching for the fresher’s and in-service candidates (ii) undertake evidence based research, and (iii) facilitate service provision to the community through local, national and international collaboration.

The KSPH is well equipped with student friendly learning environment with modern facilities (Wi-Fi Multimedia) in class room; facility based field practice areas in the community. Since inception, the school has been involved in conducting various research activities, consultancy services, advocacy and has become a part of international network of professional organizations.

KIIT has been engaged in various research activities in public health domain.

A decision has been taken to establish the School of Public Health in the year 2015 under KIIT.

This decision is driven by a situation analysis of

  • India’s public health vulnerability in today’s global village in the context of its huge population, socio-cultural diversity, the epidemiologic transition, and the challenges of triple burden of disease
  • Performance of India’s vast net work of public and private health infrastructure at primary, secondary, and tertiary level
  • Country scenario of public health education system, the requirement and shortage of public health professionals, and the competency level they need to tackle the complex public health challenges of 21st century
  • Policy directives under National Health Policy (NHP), National Health Research Policy(NHRP), National Health Mission (NHM) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
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50 Education Innovative Leaders Award

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Director, School of Public Health, KIIT Deemed to be University is felicitated with the award of “50 Education Innovative Leaders” at the world innovation congress held at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India.
Dr. Satpathy was invited as a special guest, & chaired the first session of Innovation for a Sustainable Future. Dr. Satpathy received in person this award on February 12, 2019 as recognition in the field of Public Health Education.

CUGH 2016 Velji Global Health Education Award

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Director, School of Public Health, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar has been honored by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health(CUGH) by awarding him the CUGH 2016 Velji Global Health Education Award (Faculty) for his excellent contribution in this field. Dr. Satpathy received this award at the CUGH 2016 Conference held at San Francisco, USA, 8 -11 April, 2016.

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a Washington, DC based organization of over 130 top class Universities, academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH was established in 2008 with generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation.

CUGH has the mission to build interdisciplinary collaborations between universities and other sectors to facilitate the sharing and implementation of knowledge to address global health challenges. CUGH works across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities, particularly in low-income settings. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial partnerships between universities and other sectors in developed and developing countries to strengthen human capital and institutional capabilities. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.