Central Department of Public Health | Tribhuvan University

Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
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The Central Department of Public Health (CDPH) is situated inside the Institute of Medicine (IoM), Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. The department offers bachelor, master, and doctoral programs under the public health discipline. 

Salient Features

  • The Department is dedicated to supporting the fundamental health rights of people within the nation and worldwide through excellent teaching and research in the field.
  • Multisectoral collaboration and advocacy are adopted by the department with an aim to promote public health leadership locally and worldwide.
  • The department also aims to create and sustain comprehensive development of public health education.
  • The major goal of the department is to develop a competent and responsible public health staff that can safeguard and improve the healthcare system through evidence-based teaching practices. 


  1. Produce socially responsible public health workforce
  2. Develop public health discipline towards academic specialization and super specialization
  3. Advance public health discipline and service through research and innovation
  4. Foster public health researches locally, nationally, and globally
  5. Develop service-oriented academic and research activities.
  6. Supports various level governments to develop public health policies and programs
  7. Enhance linkage of public health education to public health practices. 


The Central Department of Public Health is a leading central department of Tribhuvan University dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, as well as the development of leaders in a variety of public health disciplines who make a difference in professional practice, health systems, and, ultimately, human lives on a local and global scale. It also contributes to clinical, nursing, and allied health science programs, as well as community medicine, public health practices, and research. Through community-based learning methodologies and a concentration on research in public health subjects, the department makes a significant contribution to the production of competent and socially responsible public health practitioners.

Message from the Head of Department

The Department, which is based in the premises of IoM, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, has an annual enrollment of close to a hundred candidates, including bachelors, masters and doctoral students of public health, health promotion and education, and public health nutrition. CDPH has more than 1500 alumni around the world (but mostly in Nepal) working to improve health outcomes for all through the many professional settings such as government offices, civil society, academics, international organizations (bilateral, multilateral, including United Nations agencies, funds, programs and entities and private corporations.

Dr. Amod Kumar Poudyal
Head of Department