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Post Graduate Diploma Program in Population, Public Health & Disaster Management (PPDM)

Main organization(s): East West University (EWU)


This program aims to address the need for trained professionals in Bangladesh in the field of population, public health and disaster management. 

Subject areas

  • Health needs of the elderly
  • Reduction of adolescent fertility and the unmet need for family planning
  • Reduction of maternal and child deaths
  • Impacts of population growth
  • Improved nutritional for children and mothers
  • Better city/urban planning
  • Disaster risk management

Target audience

This program is designed for professionals who are now working in government agencies, UN agencies, NGOs/ INGOs, corporate sectors and research organizations. It is also for those individuals who want to diversify their research interests in the arena of population and environment.

Admission Requirement

Admission is open to all prospective candidates who have at least a four-year bachelor degree, or its equivalent from a UGC recognized university/college, including medical, nursing colleges, engineering or agricultural universities with at least a second class in all public examinations or a minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. 

Persons who have appeared in the Bachelor Degree final examination or its equivalent degree may also apply but they have to submit their certificates or marks sheets during their admission in the EWU.

Admission is open to both Bangladeshi and foreign students, in which 80% of seats will be reserved for Bangladeshi students and 20% for foreign students. If the quota for foreign students remains vacant, Bangladeshi students will fill in the vacuum. Bangladeshi students admitted against foreign quota will not be charged in foreign currency.

Further requirements:

  • A strong motivation to contribute to the area of population, public health including reproductive health, gender, development and environment is a pre-requisite to study in this diploma program;
  • Professional experience in the field of population, reproductive health, gender, development, environment and allied fields is highly desirable and an asset when considering a candidate’s application but not mandatory.


Geographical coverage



05 May 2017 - 05 May 2018

Application procedure

The application form will be available starting 1 March 2017.


Scholarships available

Tuition & cost

Tk. 75000.00 


For additional information, contact

Last updated

09 Feb 2017

  • Type University programme
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Location(s) Bangladesh (Dhaka)

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