Public health plays an important role in disease prevention efforts in both developing and developed countries. The focus of a public health intervention is to prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions through the surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors, communities and environments. With increasing problems related to water, air and soil pollution; environmental emergencies; industrial solid and liquid waste management; industrial and occupational safety; and toxic chemical hazards public health engineering has a greater role to play in today’s scenario as well as in the future. Public Health Engineering, which consists of the art of improving and controlling the physical environment of man, helps to reduce the spreading of diseases hence prolong life and promote physical and mental efficiency. It bases its results on safe water supply, municipal sewering and sewage disposal, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental and public health legislation and on the use of all means available for the promotion of domestic and personal cleanliness. In order to confront these public health challenges emerging out of environmental problems, adequately trained public health engineers/environmental engineers are primordial.

A Diploma in Sanitary Science or a Diploma in Environmental and Public Health or a Diploma in any relevant Public health discipline from a recognized institution and as recommended by the School of Health Sciences.