Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions

Executive P. G. Diploma in Hospital Administration (EPGDHA)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 60


I Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and working at least three years (03 years)
in any healthcare organisation/ institution/allied healthcare industry

ii. Medical degrees (Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Dentistry etc.), BSc Nursing, Post BSc Nursing, paramedical and allied health courses like pharmacy,physiotherapy, occupational therapy have been working at least three years (03 years) in any healthcare organisation/ institution/allied healthcare industry

iii. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in any discipline or other degree holders have been working in hospitals for at least three years (03 year) in the areas of a managerial or supervisory position.

iv. Candidate should be currently working in a hospital or any healthcare organisation/institution/allied healthcare industry.

v. The minimum eligibility is to apply 45% of marks (35% for Scheduled Castes [SCs], Scheduled Tribes [STs] and OBC)

vi. Candidates who belong to any age group shall apply for this programme.

vii. Sponsored candidates with financial support from the employer shall get the preference in admission.


Number of Seats offered:

The Total No. of Seats for the Programme is 60.

Seat Reservation:

(a) 10 Seats are reserved for the candidates identified by the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,attached to respective States, working with Public Hospitals and sponsored by the respective Mission Directors of the States

(b) Candidates Sponsored by Public/Private hospitals will be given preference in admission. If no candidates are available in the (a) and (b) category above, the seats will be offered to the other candidates.


Admission Process:

Candidates are required to apply online through the E-application Process. Candidates having difficulty in applying online or where there is no Internet facility may contact the Program Managers through Telephone Nos. 022-25525527/29/30.

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The application fee is Rs.1000/- + bank charges (The application fee needs to be paid through on-line for which one can use credit card /debit card/ net banking)

Intake Capacity: 60









Notification for (2022-23) admission (Adv schedule/website display)

Last date of submission of application form
April 30,2023
Display of list of shortlisted Candidates:

May 05,2023
Interview through Zoom
11th  & 12 May 2023

Declaration of Selection list  (On TISS website)

May 22 ,2023


Last date for completing admission procedure

June 10,2023
Commencement of program
July 03,2023
First Contact Program
July 03 to July 2023
First Semester Exam
January 08 to 11 2024
Second  Contact Program
January 11 to 31 ,2024
Second semester exam
June 22, to 25 2024
Conclusion of Program                                       
August 24,2024


 About TISS

Sir Dorabji Tata was passionate about social upliftment, education and its reach out across the country “without any distinction of place, nationality or creed”. Therefore, he put his heart and his wealth into the creation of Premier Institutes of learning, research and social advancement through a Trust. One such Institution was the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work, which had its humble beginning in 1936 with 20 students. The Institute was a pioneering effort in the field of Social Science Study, Research and Practice in India. It was set up in response to Dr. Clifford Manshardt’s vision of a Post-graduate School of Social Work, of a National Stature.

About the School of Health Systems Studies

The Indian Healthcare System is in a phase of transformational change which is revolutionizing the entire scenario. The School of Health Systems Studies, TISS has been instrumental in putting these changes ‘in perspective’ through on-field and off-field activities of research and applications of the various concepts of healthcare management.

The school consists of 4 Centres:

• Centre for Health and Social Sciences

• Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management

• Centre for Hospital Management

• Centre for Public Health

The school conducts Four Masters’ Degree Programmes which includes Master of Hospital Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology) and Master of Public Health (Health Policy). Further, there are three Executive/Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered by the School through the Centre for Hospital Management.

Centre for Hospital Management:

The Centre for Hospital Management (CHM) was set up in 2011 as a part of the School of Health Systems Studies. CHM is primarily focusing on Research and Development in Hospital Industry both public and private sectors. It is also contributing to improve the healthcare systems by carrying out capacity building, publications, consultancies and working with various hospitals. The Centre had designed Three Post Graduate Diploma Programmes for working professionals in the healthcare system. They are Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (EPGDHA), Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Quality Management (PGDHQM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration-CMC-TISS (PGDHA-CMC-TISS).

Programme Details:

EPGDHA Programme:

The increasing need for Professional Administration in Hospitals, demand for qualified and competent Professional Managers in various specialized areas like Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Materials Management, Information Systems and Healthcare Quality. There is an increased opportunity for professional training in Hospital Administration across the Country. EPGDHA is a unique academic programme that aims to meet the gaps in the managerial knowledge and skills of hospital administrators. This programme is useful for those who wish to have stable career, suitable professional qualification and gain competency for achieving excellence in hospital administration.

 Objectives of the Programme:

 1. To offer platform for working professionals in hospitals to achieve desired knowledge, skills and attitude in the field of hospital administration and enhance culture of professionalism in their approach.

2. To improve the ability of hospital-based professionals in ethical decision making and implementation in key result areas of hospital administration.

3. To build skills in the use of managerial tools of planning, organizing, and achieve optimal resource utilization in hospital settings.

4. To develop networking skills with the aim of improving organizational and academic excellence by collaborating with healthcare industry through mutual learning.

Course Structure :


Semester Pattern

• Two semesters

• First Semester 9 courses plus hospital Practicum
• Second Semester 9 courses plus hospital Practicum

Extensive teaching-learning activity

• Two Contact Programmes

• Contact Classes of 20 days’ duration in each Semester Residential at Mumbai Campus**

•Online learning through customized software

Progressive learning and evaluation

• Assignments/Case Studies based on Hospital set up/ Industry Practices

• Project Work for understanding of Application of Theory knowledge to Practical Situation.


Class Room Teaching (Contact Programme):

The contact classes will be conducted in TISS Campus, Mumbai. The students shall be attending the classes for 20 days per semester as per the schedule given to them. The First Semester Contact Classes will be held in the month of July 2023. The second Semester Contact Classes includes four days of written examination of the First Semester and 20 days of Second Semester Contact Classes. The First Semester Exam and Second Semester Contact Classes will be held in the month of January 2024. The Second Semester exams will be held on four days in the month of June 2024. The students must attend the Contact Classes which are compulsory and maintain attendance requirements as per TISS rules.

Since the contact programme is very short and expected to cover adequate syllabus, a wide variety of methodology will be followed. These include class room lecture, case study discussion, debate, group exercise, presentations, etc.

 Online Teaching by Using “TISS on-line Platform (TISSOL)”

In addition to the class room teaching, students are provided guidance though online teaching facility called “TISS on-line Platform (TISSOL)”. All the teaching notes are uploaded in this Platform. In order to access this platform, students are provided with a login id and password which enable them to get access to the course materials, assignment topics, etc. Students will be given adequate training to use this platform comfortably. Students will upload their assignments, research project documents in TISSOL as per the requirement of the programme from time to time. The course coordinator shall keep in touch with course teachers and students to ensure that materials are uploaded and downloaded.

 Course Evaluation:

The course evaluation consists of two modes such as Online Evaluation and Offline Evaluation. The Online Evaluation is done for 60 percent. The students are expected to submit two assignments or two case studies or a mixture of both (one case study and one assignment) for each course. The Offline Evaluation is done for 40 percent. For this, class room exam will be conducted for each course at the end of each semester. Students must be regular in attendance and qualify in periodical tests as well as comprehensive examinations.

The evaluation is done on the basis of assignments for 60% weightage and end term semester theory examination for 40% weightage which is of one and half hour duration.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

(I)18 courses of 2 credit each, for total 36 credits.

(II) Hospital Practicum I and II for total 16 credits (8 credit each semester).


Total 52 credit hours

Semesterwise Courses:

Course Syllabus:

The Courses taught in Semesters I & II are as detailed below:

Semester I

HA 1: Principles of Management in Hospital
HA 2: Research Methods in Hospital Management
HA 3: Financial Accounting and Costing
HA 4: Human Resource Management
HA 5: Ethics and Legal Framework for Hospitals
HA 6: Digital Health and Hospital Information Management
HA 7: Organisation and Administration of Supportive Services
HA 8: Strategic Management
HA 9: Organisational Behaviour
HA 10: Hospital Practicum- I: Hospital Support Services

Semester II

HA 11: Marketing Management and Business Development Strategies
HA 12: Financial Management
HA 13: Quality Management
HA 14: Materials Management
HA 15: Hospital Planning and Project Management
HA 16: Organisation and Administration of Clinical Services
HA 17: Operations Management
HA18: Statistics and Management Analytics
HA 19: Communication and Counselling in Healthcare
HA 20: Hospital Practicum- II: Hospital Clinical Services


 Selection Process:

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be called for an Interview. Communication through e-mail will be sent by the Short-Term Programme Section to the Candidates well in advance before the Interview mentioning the date and time of the Interview. Candidates are requested to be alert and check their e-mails once the notified Interview Date approaches. (The tentative dates are already notified in the second page of this document). The Institute will not be held responsible, if any candidates fail to go through their e-mails from time to time and thus misses the opportunity.

The list of selected candidates will be notified on the Institute Website within two weeks after the interview is held. The Institute does not take responsibility for informing by post. Candidates may make enquiries through Telephone No. 022-2552 5253. (Short Term Programme Section).

Award of Diploma:

The students who have successfully completed all the requirements will be awarded the

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration.

Programme Fee:


Commencement of the Programme:

• The tentative date of commencement of the programme for the 2023-24 batch students will be July 2023.

• The candidates shall report to the STP, Academic Section TISS, Mumbai, with the original certificates for their educational qualifications, work experience, caste certificate (as the case may be), fee receipt which is paid online, three copies of passport size photographs and other supporting documents along with one set of xerox copy on the date of commencement of the programme for verification.

 Location and Access to TISS

The two Campuses of TISS — the Main Campus is in the North-East Section of Greater Mumbai. The Main Campus is situated Opposite Deonar BEST Bus Depot on V.N. Purav Marg, earlier known as the Sion -Trombay Road. This Campus houses School of Health Systems Studies and all the Administration Sections. Address of Main Campus: TISS, V. N. Purav Marg, Opp. Deonar BEST Bus Depot, Deonar, Chembur, Mumbai-400088.

 The nearest local Railway Station is Govandi Station (in the harbour line). State Transport (ST) buses from Kolhapur, Solapur, Goa, Pune, and other cities pass by the Institute. The nearest ST bus and BEST bus stop is Deonar Bus Depot.

For further information and/or inquiries, please contact the following Personnel/Section.

Letters may also be addressed to:


Prof. Shankar Das, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Health Systems Studies

Programme Convenor, EPGDHA and PGDHQM

Dr. Feroz Ikbal, Ph.D.

Programme Coordinator- EPGDHA



Dr. Dhananjay Mankar, Ph.D.

Programme Coordinator- PGDHQM



Mr. Atul Bobade,

Programme Manager, Centre for Hospital Management, TISS


E-mail: and

Ms. Chetna Koli,

Admin Assistant, Centre for Hospital Management, TISS




Ms.Veena Shinde

Assistant Registrar  (Nirantar)




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