M.A. Admissions

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Centre: Centre for Health and Social Sciences

Intake: 35


Candidates should have a (i) successfully completed three years Graduate Degree in any discipline, or

(II) Four years Graduate 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 10, 2017.

(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 Health Administration Programme (MHA-Health) 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 designing, 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
Management Basic Courses 12
Health Administration Courses 16
Internships 20
Research Project 6
Choice Based Courses 8
Total Credits 78

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
SFC 01 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2
SFC 02 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3
SFC 03 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2
SFC 04 Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods) 2
MBC 01 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2
MBC 02 Principles of Health Services Management 2
MBC 03 Financial Accounting 2
HE02 Community Health 2  
HE 03 Management of national Health Programmes 2
        HE 04 Financing of Health Services including health insurance    
        CBCS Elective Foundation
         CBCS Open Elective
III MBC 04 Organisational Behaviour 2
MBC 05 Human Resources Management and labour Legislation 2
HE01 Evolution of Health Services 2
HE06 Health Planning and Management 2
HE 07 Gender ,Health and Human Rights 2
MBC06 Material Management including Medical Technology Management 2
HE 07 Comparative Health Systems and Policies  2
HE 08 Health Education and Communication 2
Second Internship (8 Weeks) 8



(Any 2)

Mental Health

Urban Health

Quality Management in Hospitals/Healthcare services

Health Management Information Systems

Health Insurance

Advanced Biostatistics



 Internship 20
Research Project 6


Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.


Fee Structure:

Components HE
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 4000
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
11 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 20300
12 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
13 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300

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