Mangaluru: The third batch of Master of Public Health (MPH) students and faculty from Nitte University left to USA to participate in summer institute at University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, recently.
Three of MPH students will take up summer school for a three-week period from May 22 to June 10.
Dr Shilpa Devaraj, Bal Krishna Tamang and Samita Maharjan from Department of Public Health, K S Hegde Medical Academy got this opportunity of global exposure in the field of public health where they will take on additional capacity building exercises like writing competitive grant proposals, project management, global food systems, use of technology in public health practice.
Additional credits for their MPH programme will be given as a part of student exchange program under MoU for student scholarships.
Nitte University has Memorandum of Understanding with University of Minnesota for student exchange programme where students from Nitte visit Minnesota in Summer and Minnesota MPH students vising Mangaluru every Winter.
For facilitating the programme Priyanka Rent, assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Nitte will accompany the students. The vice chancellor, registrar, director (R&D) of Nitte University, dean and head of the Department of Public Health congratulated the team on the global health exposure.
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