WIGH – 2016 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad

HTCampus Expert updated on : 11 Jan 2016

Great opportunity to understand close relation between culture & health in WIGH – 2016


Department of Biological Sciences  Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Hyderabad is conducting an inspiring 9-day International Winter Institute in Global Health - WIGH 2016 from January 4 to 12 2016.  

It’s special certificate programme, which will jointly organize by Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus & Pace University. The programme imparts an opportunity to understand the close relation between culture & health also participants will get a chance to work with US & Indian faculty experts from a leading Institute and to comprehend the challenges of a fast developing global world.


The two-week programme includes specialist from basic & social science, who will discuss the bottlenecks and challenges of research in their different fields. Except of this students may choose to focus on Basic Sciences or Clinical/Behavioural/Social Sciences in this course.

Objectives of the WIGH – 2016

  • Enhanced awareness of the challenges to health due to globalization including cultural, ethical, practical challenges of conducting global health research.
  • Increased understanding of the interplay of biological, social, psychological factors in research methodology that combines these factors.
  • Understanding of an interplay of local & global factors influencing health & health disparities across nations.


For WIGH 2016 schedule click here

About the College

Birla Institute of Technology And Science abridge (BITS), Pilani started its fourth Campus in the City of Hyderabad. It is one of the leading campuses in India. The campus was founded in the year 2008. BITS Pilani is approved by NAAC. The institute offers Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) courses. The Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to "train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information".


Source:  Aayush Agarwal, HT Campus Specialist

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