The Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar (IIPH-G) started on World Health Day – 7th April 2008. The first academic program that was, launched in July 2008, was called Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management. Students came from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. The institute presently has 13 fulltime faculty from diverse backgrounds related to public health. Inorder to train in-service managers/ staff, the institute has been conducting short-term training programmes and workshops in various fields related to public health. The institute‘s activities has received funding support from NRHM/ Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Medical Council of India, CSIR, NABARD, Karoliska Institute, NRDC, IPH Banglore, etc.