M.A. Admissions

Master of Public Health (Health Administration)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 35


Candidates should have a:

(i) Successfully completed three years Bachelor's Degree in any discipline, or

(II) Four years Bachelor's Degree in Medicine, Paramedical Sciences, and other four years programme like Pharmacy, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Law.

(iii) Candidates should have completed their Internship on or before Saturday, June 08, 2019.

(iv)  Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor's Degree are not eligible to apply.






TISS is a pioneer in health and hospital administration programmes in the country and continues to remain as an innovator in curriculum and delivery. The Master of Public Health (Health Administration) Programme (MPH-HA) develops professional managers and administrators for the health services sector. The health services sector has grown enormously over the past few decades in a highly diversified manner—the government sector in primary care and in hospitals, the not for profit or voluntary sector in health care, health insurance, health information systems—and all of these sectors need capable administrators and analysts. This sector is likely to grow even further in the coming years providing employment to a significant proportion of the work-force.

This programme includes taught courses, three internships and a research project. The programme is designed to be completed within two years; but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration. Graduates of this programme have been offered managerial positions in national and international health care organisations and projects—both in government and in the healthcare industry. Some opt to work with not-for-profit organisations and community based programmes. The skills they acquire includes the technical skills required for desiging, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of health care programmes and projects and the people skills required for working in and leading a team of professionals. It also orients the students to macro issues relevant to health policy and programming in the country. In the past, students have been employed by key national organisations such as the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) or State Health Resource Centres of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the National AIDS Control Organisation and other national health programmes, State Health Societies and major voluntary organisations such as CARE-India, Catholic Relief Service, and Aga Khan Health Services, India. Some are also absorbed into UN organisations such as UNFPA, and international health projects supported by organisations like the World Bank, WHO and DFID. In recent years, they are also finding positions in the IT and the health insurance sectors.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
School-based Foundation Courses 9
Public Health 14
Public Health Management 8
Related Management Areas 8
Internships 20
Research Based 6
Choice Based 4
Disciplinary Elective 4
Total Credits 80





Semesterwise Courses:


Course Code

Course Title



Foundation Course



Philosophy of Research


SFC 01

Social Science Perspectives on Health


SFC 02

Basic Economics and Health Economics


SFC 03

Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods)


SFC 04

Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods)



Introduction to Public Health



Introduction to Epidemiology



Introduction to Biostatistics



Evolution and Administration of Health Services



Financial and Management Accounting



Community Engagement



Management of National Health Programmes



Financing of Health Services including Health Insurance



Human Resources for Health



Public Health Legislation.



Health Planning



Gender, Health and Human Rights



Organisational Behaviour:



Supply Chain Management



Health Management Information Systems


Disciplinary Electives*

(Any 2)

  • Mental Health

  • Urban Health

  • Health Insurance

  • Advanced Biostatistics




Research Project


 Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes. The list of disciplinary electives is also subject to change- with some of the courses not being placed on offer and other new courses included. Also note that this is a recently revised syllabus and some further revisions in the courses on offer is possible. The list given above is therefore indicative. The prospectus when released in May- June 2018 would have the final list of subjects. 


Fee Structure:


Components HE
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12000 12000 12000 12000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0

Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0  
Internship Fund 4000 4000 4000 4000
Lab Charges / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1500 0 1500 0
DEPOSITS & ADVANCES A)  Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
B)  *Practicum / Study Tour Charges (Rural Field Work / Urban Field Work) (Refundable) 0 0 0 0
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16000 16000 16000 16000
OTHER CHARGES Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 20300
Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300
*Details under School        


*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.