A Unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

Accredited by NAAC with highest A++ Grade

Ranked 77 among Universities by NIRF 2023

A UGC Category 1 Higher Education Institution

What is unique about us?​

  • We are a pioneer Health Sciences Deemed University  in the country to offer a stream of innovative courses  in health professions education, exclusively based on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) recommended by the UGC/NAAC as a path-breaking reform

  • Our courses range from short Certificate Courses to Diploma in Health Professions Education (PGDHPE), M Phil Programme (all credit based), leading to Ph D in health professions education (External and Internal)

  • We emphasize inter-professional education. We cater to the needs of teachers   (medical, dental, nursing and allied health sciences) who wish to pursue higher degree in health professions education and develop educational scholarship.

  • There is tremendous flexibility in pursuing these courses based on the CBCS pattern. One can enter or exit at various levels, depending upon the availability of time and career aspiration.  

  • All our courses are based on “Heutagogy model” in which the participants are self-determined and pursue collaborative learning.

Vision of CHPE

  • To emerge as one of the leaders in Health Professions Education in the country.


  • To develop a cadre of health professions educators and leaders across the health profession, who are competent and willing to meet the future challenges in the health sector [Core value – Innovation]
  • To support faculty development programs across SBV Institutes [Core value -Leadership].
  • To emerge as one of the Centres of Excellence in Health Professions Education in the country by promoting faculty development, educational research, networking and scholarly activities in HPE [Core value – Excellence]
  • To foster inter-professional education in health profession[Core  value –Teamwork/ Collaboration]

Institute of Health Professions Education (IHPE), is committed to develop as a leader in health professions education in the country by 2025.

Core Values

Our core values are Innovation,  Leadership, Excellence and Collaboration and Team work


Ground Work

  • Establishment of SBV Academy for Health Professions Education And Development (SBV AHEAD)
  • National Seminar on Recent Advances in Health Professional Education 19/7/2013(10 CME Credit Points) - Special Issue of Annals of SBV (January – June 2013)
  • May 2013 to March 2014: Systematic fortnightly ToT on Educational Science for Dental educators of IGIDS over 9 months followed by the selection of Core Group for DEU ("The Navarathnas") to undergo Master Training in conducting Faculty Development programmes.

The start up

  • Launching of PG Diploma in Health Professions Education
  • National Expert Committee meeting on 23/5/2014 to formulate guidelines on "Objectivising Examinations in MBBS Course" for placing it before MCI for consideration.
  • Enrolled first batch of Ph D

  • Shifting of PGDHPE to Credit-Based PGDHPE and Designing M Phil

  • Completion of first batch of PGDHPE (10)
  • Launching of M Phil first batch (7)
  • National Conference on Changing Trends in Health Professions Education – NC CTHPE 18-20/8/2016(30 CME Credit Points by (TNMGRMU )
  • Formal establishment of Centre of Health Professions Education

  • Special Issue of Annals of SBV January on HPE: January - June 2017
  • National Conference on Motivation, Inspiration and Millennial’s Engagement Conference (MIME-CON 2017) (10 CME Credit points) 16/9/2017 in collaboration with Medical Education Unit, MGMCRI

  • Completion of second batch of PGDHPE
  • ICON 2018 Authentic Learning Experiences for the 21st Century Medicos organized by MEU, MGMCRI in   collaboration 29-30, June 2018

  • Submission stage of two Ph D thesis  and Synopsis of two Ph D scholars
  • Completion of first M Phil batch subject to final assessment