POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN M.Sc. EPIDEMIOLOGY : 2012-13 : Notification and Prospectus : MGR Medical University
THE TAMILNADU Dr. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
69, ANNA SALAI, GUINDY, CHENNAI – 600 032. TAMILNADU
POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN
2012-2013P.G. DEGREE COURSE IN M.Sc. EPIDEMIOLOGY
ADMISSION SCHEDULE FOR 2012-2013
1. Date of Posting of the
Advertisement and Application Form in
the University Website
2. Last date for receipt of filled in
Application Form completed in all
04.04.2012 (Up to 5.45. pm)
3.Web publication of list of eligible
candidates to write Entrance
09.04.2012 (5.00 pm)
4.Issue of Identity Card cum Hall Ticket
for the entrance examination 19.04.2012
5.Date of Entrance
Examination in the University premises 22.04.2012 (Sunday)
6. Date of conduct of interview
in the University premises 25.04.2012 (2.30 pm)
7. Web Publication of Merit List 27.04.2012
8.Last Date for joining the Course by
remitting the prescribed fees and
Orientation and Commencement of the
Academic Session and cut of date for
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Number of seats : 4 (Four)
Duration : 2 (Two) years – Full time Course
Timings : 10.00 A.M. – 5.45 P.M. on all working days
Candidates for admission to the 1
year Post Graduate Degree in Master of Science in Epidemiology
should have completed any one of the following degrees recognized by the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R.
Medical University or any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.
MBBS / BDS / B.A.M.S. / B.U.M.S. / B.H.M.S. / B.S.M.S. / M.Sc.in Nutrition
Biochemistry/Anatomy/Physiology/Pharmacology/ Medical Microbiology
All Candidates from India and abroad who have U.G. and P.G. Degrees recognized from other
Universities other than The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University must obtain Eligibility
Certificate through the University and submit it at the time of applying for admission to the course.
The non-Indian nationals, even when provisionally selected, will not be registered in the course
until No objection Certificate and Certificate for HIV/AIDS Test are obtained from the Government
of India. Candidates presently employed in Government or private institutions and seeking
admission, should obtain a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer stating that
permission has been granted and the candidate will be relieved for registration of admission to M.Sc.
Epidemiology course in The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University.
The Application Form and the Prospectus and a set of enclosures can be downloaded from the
Web Site www.tnmgrmu.ac.in of The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University from 02.03.2012.
The duly filled in application completed in all respects will be registered in this University and
processed on payment of Rs.750/- (Rupees seven hundred and fifty only) by a bank demand draftdrawn on any nationalized bank in favor of The Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical
University, payable at Chennai towards non-refundable Application Processing Fee. The completed
application form (filled by the applicant in his/her own handwriting) with the following enclosures
should reach The Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University for registration and
processing on or before 5.45 P.M. On 04.04.2012.
· Non-refundable Application Processing fee of Rs.750/- (as a bank draft drawn
in favor of The Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University
payable at Chennai.
· Mark / Grade sheets
· An Attested Photocopy of the qualifying degree certificate
· Provisional Certificate
· Eligibility Certificate for admission to M.Sc. (Epidemiology) for candidates
from other universities than The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University
All eligible candidates will be permitted for a written entrance examination and the dates of which
will be published in the University Web Site at 5.45 P.M. On 09.04.2012.
It is the responsibility of the candidates to see the details in the website. Further the date of issue of
Identification cum Attendance Card and Admit Card in this University Premises will also be notified
Entrance exam will be on 22.04.2012 and interview will be held on 25.04.2012(2.00 PM)General Instructions
a) All enquiries should be addressed to the Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical
University, 69, Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai – 600 032, Tamilnadu.
b) Original Certificates should NOT be sent along with the completed application forms.
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Selection will be based on written entrance examination and an interview to be conducted to all the
eligible candidates. The candidate understanding of basic human biology and disease process and
capacity to comprehend quantitative information, past academic performance and past experience
will be taken into consideration. The final selection will be made after interview. Successful
candidates will be provisionally selected for admission to the two years M.Sc. Epidemiology Degree
course. THE DECISION OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.
At the time of interview, the following certificates should be made available in original for
· MARK / GRADE SHEETS OF THE QUALIFYING EXAMINATION.
· PROVISIONAL PASS CERTIFICATE OF THE QUALIFYING EXAMINATION.
· DEGREE CERTIFICATE.
· TRANSFER CERTIFICATE FROM THE HEAD OF THE INSTITUTION LAST STUDIED
· MIGRATION CERTIFICATE
· ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE OBTAINED FROM THIS UNIVERSITY
· PERMANENT REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE OF THE CONCERNED COUNCIL
· SERVICE CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE HEAD OF OFFICE IN RESPECT OF SERVICE CANDIDATES.
Candidates selected should produce a certificate for Physical fitness by an authorized Medical Officer
at the time of admission. Those finally selected and medically cleared for admission will be requiredto join the M.Sc. Epidemiology course on or before 31.05.2012 after paying the tuition fee and other
fee for the first year of the course.
DETAILS OF FEES FOR M.SC. (EPIDEMIOLOGY) COURSE
S.No Nature of fees
1. Admission fee 500
2. University Registration fees 3,000
3. Sports fee 100
4. Library fee 1,400
5. Tuition fee 2,500
6. Computer fee 2,500
7. University administration fee 4,000
8. Miscellaneous Fee 1,000
( Rupees Fifteen thousand only)
Note: Candidates from other universities should pay Rs.500/-towards recognition fee in
addition to the above amount of Rs.15000/-
Sl.No Nature of fees Amount
1. Tuition fee 2,500
2. Computer fee 2,500
( Rupees Five thousand only)
The University reserves the right to revise the tuition fee from time to time without prior
All fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
If any candidate discontinues the course after one month of joining, is liable to pay the second year
fees also before his / her relief / receipt of his / her original certificates.SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (M.Sc. Epidemiology)
FIRST YEAR : WRITTEN EXAMINATION:
PAPERS SUBJECT TIME MAX.
PAPER-1 Principles of Epidemiology
3 Hours 100
PAPER – 2
Epidemiology of diseases of
Public Health Importance
and Disease Control 3 Hours 100 50
PAPER – 3
in Health Management
3 Hours 100 50
FIRST YEAR – PRACTICALS, VIVA-VOCE, INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
MAX. MARKS MIN. MARKS FOR
Practical 100 50
Viva-voce Examination 100 50
Internal Assessment 100 50
Protocol of the research study that the candidate is planning to work on for the thesis must be
submitted to the faculty by the end of 1
year. The written approval of the research protocol by the
faculty is a pre-requisite for appearing in the part I Examination.
Minimum 90% attendance in all the prescribed courses is mandatory for the candidate to sit for the
University Examination for all years of study of the course and no condonation shall be allowed and
completion of work assignments with a view to obtain at least 50% of marks allotted under internal
assessment is mandatory for the candidate to sit for the university examination.Second year:
PART II EXAMINATION:
Defense of thesis/Dissertation (Approval/Not approval).
Dissertation Evaluation – 100 marks
Internal Assessment – 50 marks
Viva-voce on dissertation -50 marks
Grand total – 200 marks
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE DEGREE
Candidates will be eligible for the Master of Degree in Epidemiology if they fulfill the following
a) Pass in the written, practical and oral examination to be conducted at the end of the 1st year.
b) Submission and satisfactory defense of a thesis/dissertation produced following bonafide work
of the candidate and should secure minimum of 50% in dissertation evaluation, internal
assessment and oral on dissertation at the end of the 2nd year.THE TAMIL NADU Dr. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY,
No.69, ANNA SALAI, GUINDY, CHENNAI –600 032.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR POST GRADUATE TWO YEARS DEGREE COURSE
IN M.Sc., EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2012-2013
Details for Payment of Fee FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
(To be filled in by the Candidate)
Name and Place of the Bank Eligible / Not Eligible
(D.D. / Challan should be enclosed)
Demand Draft No. :
Date of Payment :
Amount Rs. :
1. Name in Block Letters :
(Initial at the end)
2. Date of Birth and Age :
(Proof to be enclosed)
3. Address for Communication :
4. Permanent Address :
5. State of Domicile :
6. Sex :
7. Nationality and Religion :
Do not Staple8. Community :
(Proof to be enclosed)
9. Name of Parent / Guardian / Husband :
10. Academic Qualifications:
S. No Examination
Institution University/year of
% of Mark
2 Higher Secondary
3 U.G. Degree
4 P.G. Diploma
5 P.G. Degree
a) Name of the Council
in which registered :
b) Registration No. and Date :
11. Whether Eligibility Certificate obtained.
(Enclose photocopy). :
12. Whether Migration Certificate obtained
(Enclose photocopy). :
DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT
I _____________________________ (Name in full and in Block letters) son/daughter of
____________________________________ hereby solemnly declare that all the information
furnished and the statements given in the above application and the enclosures are true, correct and
complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I further declare that if it is found otherwise, I am liable to forfeit the seat and/or be removed
from the rolls of the institution at whatever stage of study I may be, besides making be liable for
Date: Signature of the ApplicantTHE TAMIL NADU Dr. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY,
No.69, ANNA SALAI, GUINDY, CHENNAI –600 032.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR POST GRADUATE TWO YEARS DEGREE
COURSE M.Sc., (EPIDEMIOLOGY) 2012-2013
IDENTIFICATION CUM ATTENDANCE CARD
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