India is a huge nation, comprising of several states and UTs and having more than 600 districts. It is extremely challenging to define the need for human resource to provide quality newborn, child and maternal health across such a diverse and large population. Hence, keeping this fact in mind, various programs have been designed in order to meet with this challenge.

The PG Diploma and Diploma courses are specifically intended to provide medical aspirants and practitioners an opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in order to be able to provide better quality services.

All the concepts, practices and application for knowledge in the field of Maternal and Child Health services are covered in this programme and aims at upgrading the skills and knowledge of medical personnel working both in private and government sector.

Post completion of the programme, a student should be able to this:

Should be able to handle Health Care Services at various institutional levels;

Effectively tackle the National Health Programmes and manage disease outbreaks;

Conduct normal delivery, providing antenatal care including the ones with high risk pregnancy;

Offer family planning services and managing gynaecological morbidity;

Assess development and growth of children, get information on their nutritional needs and handle their respective problems.

Various institutes in India are offering PG DIPLOMA IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH either as a distance education program or a regular one. Each institute has its own admission criteria and entry procedure. The duration of the course ranges generally from 6 months to 3 years. For more details log on to