ICMR- National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), is a permanent institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), under the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Institute has the mandate to develop the sciences of epidemiology and biostatistics and to strengthen the human resource base in epidemiology and biostatistics. The Institute provides training opportunities in epidemiology for medical and paramedical workers; helps to develop human resource in the field of epidemiology through education; conducts and supports operational research and health systems research. There is also an emphasis on developing links with local medical colleges and educational institutions for pursuing researchable areas of mutual interests. NIE runs an ICMR School of Public Health and has been conducting several training programmes including the Master of Public Health course in Epidemiology and Health Systems, and the Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Epidemiology which are affiliated courses of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. NIE is recognised by SCTIMST for PhD in Epidemiology and by the University of Madras for Ph.D. in Statistics, Epidemiology and Sociology.
On-line applications should be submitted as per the schedule given below:
a) For lab based projects
|Application period||Placement period|
|June-August||November – January|
|August – October||February – April|
b) For other projects, applications have to be submitted 6 months prior to proposed start of the project work.