Shivangi Das

MPH Student

I completed my graduation in Dental Surgery from People’s college of Dental Sciences & Research centre, Bhopal in the year 2018. Currently I am pursuing Masters in Public Health from Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar. My areas of interest are: RMNCH+A, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Mental health, Maternal and Child Health and Health Communication and Health Promotion.

I am self-motivated who strive to achieve things by encouraging myself at every point. I perform task allocated to me with full zeal and responsibility. I can work well in team as well as individually. I am open to learn new things and able to cope up with the environment. I can communicate in 3 languages: English, Hindi and Odia. I am intermediate in Ms Word and Ms PowerPoint.

Highest Education: BDS - People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal

Date of Joining: May 18, 2020

Date Of Completion: July 7, 2020

Goals

I remember growing up and when someone would ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would smile, and without batting an eye, answer doctor. But nowadays, I may not be so self-assured when being questioned “How do I see myself in the next 1 year and in the next 3 years?” This is a hard question because no one can know the exact answer to it. I know that a lot of things can change through 1 or 3 years, but I know what future I want for myself.
From the early childhood, I had a dream of being Doctor, and as I grew older, I realised how important is to accomplish your goals for your personal satisfaction, therefore I went further to pursue my dreams of being doctor and got into the field of dentistry. My days as a dental student came across the public health arena during the 3rd year of my undergraduate public health postings which brought a shift in my view which broadened from dentistry to public health.
Currently I am a first-year student of MPH. So, the coming next year would be a crucial path maker for my career from "sitting in interviews to choosing where to do my internship and dissertation”. I see myself starting a new journey of my public health arena with the internship in CARE, Bihar where I am looking forward to acquire knowledge and skills required for real world situations in public health. Also, the next year, I will be investing my time to decide my dissertation topic and place to get deeper insights into my field.
For a fresher like me, the coming 3 years play a significant role. I see myself working in my area of interest in a good organisation where I can contribute to my full capabilities in the upcoming years. In return, I can see myself sharpening my skills. I can feed my knowledge with the experience. This experience can then be put to use into my future career path. Having said that, the 3 years can lay a solid foundation for my career.
However, education and career are not everything that I want to have in 3 years. I love travelling, so I want to travel somewhere with my own earned money and also desire to take my family on a vacation. Dancing has always been a great part of my life, so I see myself learning new forms of dance in coming 3 years.
I hope that the next 1 or 3 years will be very productive for me in personal, education, and career spheres. However, I clearly understand that my plans may change along the way.

Shivangi Das

MPH Student

Skills

  • Confidence in making presentation
  • Skills acquired in making you tube video
  • Developing an understanding to learn about health system of a new country.
  • Concise, and effective presentation skills.
  • Data collection and organization of Data
  • Critical thinking
  • Management skill

Shivangi Das

MPH Student

INSPIRE Virtual Experiential Learning Program - EVALUATION MATRIX

Learning something new and SMAART RapidTracker turned out to be something very interesting for me to work on.

SMAART RapidTracker: Policy and advisory work.

I would recommend INSPIRE program to others.

Testimonial

This was my first virtual internship experience and the experience turned out to be both valuable and helpful to me as a student and gave me the opportunity to work on my skills. Through this internship, I feel like rising above insecurities about my learning process. I got to learn about the data collection, data organization and data management. I certainly know more now than I did before starting my internship. In overall I can my whole experience was satisfactory.