ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) was established by Indian Council of
Medical Research (ICMR) in 1999 as the flagship institute for training and research in the
areas of epidemiology, public health and biostatistics in India. The vision of NIE is to be a
catalyst for a vibrant national health system through responsive research, education and
training in epidemiology and public health.
ICMR School of Public Health under NIE, started conducting M.Sc. (Biostatistics) programme from the year 2016.
Credit refers to describe the quantum of syllabus in terms of hours of study. It indicates
differential weight-age given according to the contents & duration of the courses in the
Core Courses are compulsory subjects offered.
Elective Courses are courses offered by NIE
Supportive courses are of intermediary & introductory level in nature; aimed at bridging the gap in the curricula; Enabling improvement skills in computation & communication.
Human Rights is a compulsory credit course offered in the III semester. The course is designed under lectures / practical work / Journal review/ Seminars / dissertation work / viva-voce. .
1. No. of Core papers: 13
Practicals: 03 (Including Journal review/seminar)
2. Elective courses: 2 out of 4
3. Supportive courses: 2 out of 4
4. Dissertation/project work: 1
1. Data Management
2. Applied Spatial Statistics
3. Health informatics
4. Bayesian Statistics
1. Scientific communication
2. Health Economics
3. Field Epidemiology
4. Health Systems