About Us

About Us

IIPHG-NIDHI-TBI FOR PUBLIC HEALTH GANDHINAGAR is a registered society under Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar. It looks forward to support innovative solutions by entrepreneurs and innovators to strengthen the overall public health in the country. The TBI is supported by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India through its ‘National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations’ – NIDHI Scheme for overall development of the Incubator for initial 5 years. 

IIPHG-NIDHI-TBI FOR PUBLIC HEALTH GANDHINAGAR shall emerge as a complete ecosystem of entrepreneurship viz. research, technology & innovation which makes an impact on society.

IIPHG-NIDHI-TBI FOR PUBLIC HEALTH GANDHINAGAR will promote, support and facilitate development of technology driven enterprises through Proof of Concept, Incubation and Acceleration in Public Health sector.

Hosted by :  Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG)

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) is India’s first Public Health University. The Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPHG) is working towards building a healthier India. IIPHG is an example of visionary leadership of Honourable Shri Narendra Modi (then Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat), who laid the foundation stone and provided support for establishing the institute in 2008. Government of Gujarat and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) entered an MoU in 2007 to establish IIPHG. Under the MoU, Government of Gujarat allocated land and agreed to share a part of the project cost.

IIPHG aims to strengthen the overall health system in the country through education, training, research, and advocacy/policy initiatives. The institute started its operation in July 2008 from its interim location in Ahmedabad with the commencement of its 1st batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management (PGDPHM). In-service medical officers from the states of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh were sponsored by National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to attend this course. IIPHG is recognized as a University under IIPHG Act 2015 of the Government of Gujarat. For more details, visit our Approval and Recognition Section.

It’s state-of-the art green campus spread over 50 acres’ land in Gandhinagar with world-class research facilities and laboratories. The permanent campus of IIPHG was inaugurated on 25th October 2016 by Shri VijaybhaiRupani, Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat in presence of Shri Shankarbhai Chaudhary, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Gujarat and Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy. IIPHG is India’s largest Public Health University and is the Hub for excellence in Public Health Teaching, Public Health Innovation, Research and Practice.


Supported by: National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Government of India

The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India, under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology intensive enterprises. The Board works with the objective of promoting and developing high-end entrepreneurship for S&T manpower as well as self-employment by utilising S&T infrastructure and by using S&T methods. It also establishes a link by promoting networking between support system, academic institutions and industry.

National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) is an umbrella programme conceived and developed by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship division, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, for nurturing ideas and innovations (knowledge-based and technology-driven) into successful startups. The programme would work in line with the national priorities and goals and its focus would be to build an innovation driven entrepreneurial ecosystem with an objective of socioeconomic development through wealth and job creation.
NIDHI aims to nurture start-ups through scouting, supporting and scaling of innovations. The key stakeholders of NIDHI includes various departments and ministries of the central government, state governments, academic and R & D institutions, mentors, financial institutions, angel investors, venture capitalists and private sectors. NIDHI is developed keeping in line the new national aspirations and on the basis of DST’s experience of three decades, in promoting innovative start-ups.