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MANAGING HEALTHCARE: Students of the Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences taking a pledge.

I am a B.Sc. nursing graduate. I would like to do MBA hospital administration or healthcare management. Please let me know about the recognised institutes or universities offering this course in India.

BONNY JOSE

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The health service sector requires professionally-trained manpower to manage multi-specialty hospitals and medical facilities. The most suitable academic programmes in this field are MBA hospital and healthcare management; and Master’s degree in hospital or health administration. Both regular and distance education programmes are available in these subjects. Candidates, especially those seeking jobs in the government sector, should ensure that the courses are recognised by the joint committee of University Grants Commission, All-India Council for Technical Education and the Distance Education Council.

MBA programmes

•The Department of Management Studies of Madurai Kamaraj University in collaboration with the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai, offers MBA hospital administration.

( www.mkuniversity.org).

•Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411 004 ( www.sdhspune.org) conducts an MBA course in hospital and healthcare management, a two-year fulltime Master’s degree programme.

•The Manipal Institute of Management under Manipal University, Manipal – 576 104 conducts an MBA course in hospital administration and healthcare management. (http://admission.manipal.edu. or www.manipal.edu).

•Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Sri Ramachandra University), Porur, Chennai – 600 116 conducts MBA hospital and health systems management. Selection is based on an all-India level entrance test. ( www.srmc.edu).

•The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and the Faculty of Management Studies of the University of Delhi offer Master’s or MBA hospital administration for MBBS graduates with three to five years of experience ( www.aiims.edu).

•The Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034 conducts an MBA programme in health services management in association with Alagappa University.

•Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai – 600 044 (Deemed University) offers MBA hospital and health system management.

•Meenakshi University, Chennai – 600 078 ( www.maher.ac.in) conducts a two-year fulltime MBA course in hospital and health services management.

MHA, MHM

Some other related Master’s or postgraduate diploma programmes are offered by the following institutes or universities.

•The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS - Deemed University), Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088 conducts Master of Health Administration and Master of Hospital Administration programmes. ( www.tiss.edu).

•The School of Medical Education under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, offers a Master of Hospital Administration course on self-financing basis. ( www.mguniversity.edu).

•The Department of Commerce and Management Studies of the University of Calicut conducts a Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) course. ( www.universityofcalicut.info)

•The Amrita School of Arts and Science, Kochi – 682 024 under the Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham (Deemed University) conducts a Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) course.

( www.amrita.edu)

•CMS College of Science and Commerce affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 006 conducts a Master’s degree course in hospital management (MHM) and PG diploma course in hospital and healthcare management. ( www.cmscbe.com)

•The Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad – 500 034, in association with the Hinduja Institute of Healthcare Management, conducts a PG diploma course in hospital management.

•Christian Medical College, Vellore – 632 002 offers a diploma course in hospital administration for graduates and fellowship in hospital administration for postgraduates. (http://home.cmcvellore.

ac.in).

Distance education

•The Directorate of Online and Distance Education of Anna University, Coimbatore – 641 047 offers MBA healthcare and hospital management (2 years, 4 semesters) programme in the online and distance education mode. The university also offers a one-year PG Diploma in Hospital Management. ( www.annauniv.ac.in).

•The Centre for Distance Education of Anna University, Chennai – 600 025 ( www.annauniv.edu/cde) also offers MBA health services management.

•The Directorate of Distance Education of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002 conducts MBA hospital management. (www.annamalauniversity.

ac.in).

•The Institute of Distance Education, niversity of Kerala offers Master of Hospital Administration (3 years) and one-year PG Diploma in Health and Hospital Administration. (www.keralauniversity.

edu).

Symbiosis Centre of Healthcare, Pune ( www.schcpune.org); IGNOU ( www.ignou.ac.in); and the School of Distance Education under Bharathiar University, Coimbatore ( www.b-u-ac.in) also offer similar courses.

GOPAKUMAR KARAKONAM

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