Executive P. G. Diploma in Hospital Administration (EPGDHA) | Admissions, TISS


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Programme Details

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

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 60



Eligibility to apply for the programme

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

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

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











Notification for (2024-25) admission (Adv schedule/website display)
December 2023

Last date of submission of online application form
June 21, 2024

Interview through Zoom (OPI)

July 4 & 5, 2024

Declaration of Selection list  (On TISS website)

July 19, 2024

Last date for completing admission procedure

July 31, 2024
(10 days time for paying the fee for the selected candidates and 5 days time for the waitlisted candidates to pay their fee)
Commencement of program
August 12, 2024
First Semester Contact Program
August 12 to September 1, 2024
First Semester Examination
January 20 to 23, 2025
Second  Semester Contact Classes
January 24 to February 11, 2025
Second Semester Examination
 July 7 to 11, 2025
Conclusion of Program                                       
September 2025

  ** All dates mentioned above are provisional and subject to change.


About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. Since its inception, the Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.


About the School of Health Systems Studies

The School of Health Systems Studies prepares students for a leadership role in public health and managerial roles in the fields of health and hospital administration. The school’s active social research programmes and national and international research collaborations in areas of health policy, health systems strengthening and public health contributes to the generation of new knowledge in this area and ensures that its educational programmes are updated to respond to current challenges and emergent trends. An important dimension of the schools’ educational and research activity is the contribution it makes to developing the understanding of health and health care as a social science.

The school is quite often called upon to respond to capacity building and knowledge management needs of the government health sector and this allows it to contribute to developing newer and innovative health care strategies, provide advocacy support for public health and build equity concerns into health policy and planning.

 The School has four Centres

  • Centre for Health and Social Sciences

  • Centre for Health Policy, Planning & Management

  • Centre for Hospital Management

  • Centre for Public Health

In 1989, the Institute established the Department of Health Systems Studies, with the assistance of Ford Foundation. In the year 1993, the department added a feather in its cap by starting the Masters in Health and Hospital Administration Programme. In the year 2006, when TISS restructured all the courses to make them more suited to meet the existing demands and challenges of healthcare sector, the Department of Health Systems Studies was renamed as ‘The School of Health Systems Studies’ (SHSS). In the year 2008, SHSS started the Master of Public Health with a focus on social epidemiology as its unique feature followed by introduction of Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance in the year 2010. In addition to the masters’ programmes, SHSS also offers two postgraduate diploma programmes which largely addresses educational needs amongst in-service candidates and two doctoral (PhD) programmes for those who would pursue a career in academics and research


Programme Details: EPGDHA


The growing need for professional administration in hospitals has led to a demand for qualified and competent professional managers in various specialized areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Materials Management, Information Systems, and Healthcare Quality. There is an increasing opportunity for professional training in Hospital Administration across the country. The EPGDHA is a unique academic program designed to bridge the gaps in the managerial knowledge and skills of hospital administrators. This program is beneficial for individuals seeking a stable career, relevant professional qualifications, and the competency to achieve excellence in hospital administration.


Objectives of the Programme:


1. Provide a platform for working professionals in hospitals to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and a professional attitude in the field of hospital administration, fostering a culture of professionalism in their approach.

2. Enhance the ability of hospital-based professionals in making ethical decisions and implementing them in key result areas of hospital administration.

3. Build skills in utilizing managerial tools such as planning, organizing, and achieving optimal resource utilization in hospital settings.

4. Develop networking skills to enhance organizational and academic excellence by fostering collaboration with the healthcare industry through mutual learning.


Course Structure:

Semester Pattern

Two semesters

First Semester 8 courses plus Project Work

Second Semester 8 courses plus Project Work and Viva Voce

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 the understanding of the Application of Theory knowledge to practical situations.



 Class Room Teaching (Contact Programme):


The contact classes will take place at the TISS Campus in Mumbai. Students are expected to attend classes for 20 days per semester, following the provided schedule. The first semester contact classes are scheduled for August 2024. The second semester includes four days of written examinations for the first semester and 20 days of contact classes for the second semester. The first semester exams and second semester contact classes will be held in January 2025. Second-semester exams are scheduled for four days in July 2025. Attendance at these compulsory contact classes is mandatory, and students must adhere to the attendance requirements outlined in TISS rules.


As the contact programme is brief yet designed to cover a comprehensive syllabus, a diverse range of methodologies will be employed. These include classroom lectures, case study discussions, debates, group exercises, presentations, and more.


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


In addition to classroom teaching, students receive guidance through an online teaching facility called the 'TISS Online Platform (TISSOL).' All teaching notes are accessible on this platform. To access it, students are provided with a login ID and password, granting them access to course materials, assignment topics, and more. Adequate training will be provided to ensure students can navigate the platform comfortably. Assignments and research project documents are to be uploaded to TISSOL as required by the program. The course coordinator will stay in communication with both course teachers and students to ensure the smooth uploading and downloading of materials.


Course Evaluation:


The course evaluation consists of two modes 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, classroom exam will be conducted for each course at the end of each semester. Students must be regular in attendance and qualify for 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:

Distribution of Credits:


The total credits for the program are 38 as detailed below:

The 16 theory courses: 2 credits for each subject (Total 32 credits) Viva voce: 2 Credits Project work: 4 Credits

Total 38 credit hours

Course Syllabus:

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

EPGDHA Programme Distribution of Credits:


Semester: I


Sr. No.

Subject title

Subject Name




Management Principles and Organisational Behaviour




Research Methodology and Statistics




Basics of Financial and Cost Accounting




Human Resource Management




Ethics, Governance and Legal Framework




System Development and Hospital Information Management




Organisation and Administration of support and utility services




Marketing Management




The Total Credits for the First Semester



 Semester: II


Sr. No.

Subject title

Subject Name




Strategic Planning and Management




Strategic cost Management




Financial Management




Business Development Strategies




Quality Management




Materials Management




Hospital Planning and Project Management




Organisation and Administration of Clinical and Super Specialty Services Management








Project Work




The Total Credits for the First Semester



The Total Credits for the EPGDHA Programme (First and Second Semesters): 38


Fee Structure:

 Programme Fee:


The Total fee for the programme is Rs.1, 90,000.00 (Rupees One Lakh Ninety Thousand only) payable in two instalments. The fee includes tuition fee, examination fee, learning resources, library, and IT charges. The fees for the first semester Rs.101500/- need to be paid immediately after the selection list is published online for the first semester. Thereafter, before the second semester starts the fee of another Rs.88, 500/-need to be paid. Payments need to be done through an online link using a credit/debit card. The link for online payment will be sent to the selected candidates on the same day of publishing the selected candidate’s list on the website. The same link can be used for payment of fees in the second semester as well.

Number of Seats offered: The Total No. of Seats for the Programme is 60.

Seat Reservation:

  1. 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. 022-25525529/30 or Mobile No- +91 9702335336.

For online application, please visit--https://nirantar.tiss.edu/

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)


For more information about the EPGDHA Programe, please visit our website http://admissions.tiss.edu/view/10/admissions/stp-admissions/executive-p-g-diploma-in-hospital-administration-e/

Selection Process:


Those meeting the eligibility requirements will be invited for an interview. Communication regarding the interview details, including the date and time, will be sent through email by Nirantar's Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Section well in advance. Candidates are advised to regularly check their emails as the notified interview date approaches (tentative dates are already provided on the second page of this document). The Institute will not be held responsible if candidates miss the opportunity due to a failure to check their emails regularly.

The list of selected candidates will be posted on the Institute's website within two weeks after the interview. The Institute does not take responsibility for informing candidates by post. For inquiries, candidates may contact the Short-Term Programme Section at Telephone No. 022-2552 5253.


Award of Diploma:

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will be conferred with the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration.


Commencement of the Programme:

The tentative start date for the 2024-2025 batch of the program is August 2024. Candidates are required to report to the Nirantar – Academy for Continuing Education, Academic Section at TISS, Mumbai, on the commencement date. They should bring their original certificates for educational qualifications, work experience, caste certificate (if applicable), online fee payment receipt, three passport-size photographs, and other supporting documents. Additionally, candidates need to provide one set of photocopies for document verification.


Location and Access to TISS

  • TISS- Main Campus: 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.

  • TISS-New Campus: The New Campus is known by TISS Naoroji Campus, Near BARC Hospital Gate, Deonar Farm Road, Mumbai. (Both Campuses are within walk able distance)

The nearest local Railway Station is Govandi Station (in the harbour line).

The nearest ST bus and BEST bus stop is Deonar Bus Depot.

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

Letters may also be addressed to:


Mr. Pravin Mane

Admin Assistant

School of Health Systems Studies,

TISS, Deonar

Mumbai 400 088

022-2552 5529

E-mail: epgdha@tiss.edu and pgdhqm@tiss.edu


Dr. Montu Bose, Ph.D.

Programme Coordinator

School of Health Systems Studies

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Mumbai 400 088


Prof. Shankar Das, Ph.D.

Dean, Academic Affairs, Nirantar – an Academy of Continuing Education,

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar,

Mumbai 400 088

Phones: 022-2552 5532

E-mail: dean.acad@tiss.edu



                       Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (EPGDHA)
Components EPGDHA
    I II
FEE Tuition Fee 77,000 77,000
Examination Fees 1,000 1,000
CHARGES Field Work / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 2,000 2,000
IT Charges 2,000 2,000
Library Charges 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.)* 2,500 0
FUNDS Development Fund 5,000 5,000
Alumni Fund* 500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit
(Refundable at the time of exit through NDC process
10,000 0
  Semester wise Programme Fee 1,01,500 88,500
  Yearly Fees 1,90,000
  Total Programme Fee 1,90,000