PhD Admissions

Ph. D. programme in Health Services Management

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 4


Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard.
Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications, work experience and research proposal:

  1. Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the Ph.D programmes is a Second Class Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognised university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.50.
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years of post-graduation work experience is required for Ph.D. programmes.
  3. Candidates who have an M.Phil or equivalent degree awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad are also eligible to apply for the Ph.D Programme. Candidates who have an M.Phil. or equivalent degree need not fulfil the five years’ work experience criteria.  
  4. Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission for the Ph.D. Programme. A research proposal consisting of approximately 1,000 words should accompany the proposal and indicate the Specification of the broad field of study, Statement of the research problem and scope and objectives of the study, rationale for and the significance of the study, methodology to be followed, references, and the candidate’s research/work experience in that area, if any.


Health Services Management

In this field, research studies on the institutional structures meant to improve health, its creation, financing, management and restructuring are encouraged. Health Policy and Systems Research involving studies on health financing, policy analysis related to health or health services delivery, and programme aspects of the health services system viz. national health programmes (their formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) could be some of focus areas. Another area of interest is hospital management, viewing hospital as a dynamic organisation and as an important component of a nation's health services system; such studies may focus on hospital planning, functioning, human resources, strategic management, information systems and quality of services.

Some of the specific research areas suggested are: Migration, Urbanisation and Health; HIV/AIDS and TB: Emerging Challenges; Gender and Health; Adolescent and Youth Health; Health Inequities; Evaluation of Health interventions; Hospital and Health Services Management; Quality of Health and Hospital Services; Communicable and non-Communicable Diseases; Accidents, Injuries and Suicides; Technology and Public Health; Health Economics; Social Epidemiology; Health Education and Communication; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Tribal Health Issues

Fee Structure:

Fee Structure for THE Ph.D Programme

(Prices in INR and subject to revision)

The full fees and deposits should be paid within the stipulated time after the announcement of the admission results. In addition, Rs. 50/- towards bank processing charges should be paid in any branch of the State Bank of India. If students fail to pay the fee on time, their candidature can be cancelled. Once the students details have been entered into the Online platform, a scanned copy of the fee receipt must be submitted via the online platform. Non-adherence to the above will be considered as equivalent to non-payment of fees.


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Identity Card





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Students’ Mediclaim Insurance Premium


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Development Fund


For Ph.D. per Semester for 2 Years

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Thesis submission


Payable three months before submission

Thesis resubmission



Degree certificate replacement



Issue of duplicate Identity Card



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