Short Term Programmes Admissions

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

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 50


a) Bachelor’s Degree (under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years of formal education) in any discipline and has been working at least 2 years in hospitals.

b) Medical degrees (Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Unani, Sidha and Dentistry), BSc Nursing, Post BSc Nursing, paramedical and allied health degrees in the fields of pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other paramedical disciplines and have been working at least 2 years in hospitals.

c) Other bachelor’s degrees like Engineering, Law and in any discipline or other degree holders and have been working in hospitals at least 2 years.

d) Candidate should be currently working in a hospital.

e) The minimum eligibility to apply is 45% of marks (35% for Scheduled Castes [SCs], Scheduled Tribes [STs] and OBC) or a Postgraduate degree (after completion of Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) in any discipline.

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

g) Candidates Sponsored by hospitals will be given preference in admission.


Medium of Instruction: English





Notification for admission (ad schedule/website display
September 19, 2016*
Application Process Online
Information brochure with application form available on website
October 01, 2016*
Last date of submission of application form
May 29, 2017
Displaying the List of short-listed candidate for personal interview June 09, 2017 (Friday)
Interview date - Skype interview for outstation candidates
June 15, 2017
Interview date - Personal interview at TISS campus for local candidates (Mumbai and Pune) June 15 & 16, 2017

Declaration of Selection list with waiting list  (On TISS website)

June 28, 2017
Last date for completing admission procedure for selected candidates
July 17, 2017
Declaration of waiting list on TISS website
Will be announced shortly
Last date for completing admission procedure for waiting list candidates
July 24, 2017
Commencement of program
 August 3, 2017
First Contact program                                                         August 3 to August 20, 2017
First semester exam and second contact program
February 1 to February 18, 2018
Second semester exam and viva voce
July 12 to July 15, 2018
Conclusion of Program                                                      July 31,  2018

* Procedure is completed

Note: All dates are tentative.

Description of the Programme:

The increasing need for professional administration in hospitals, demand qualified and competent professional managers in various specialized areas like human resources, finance, marketing, materials management, information systems, and healthcare quality. Therefore 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.

EPGDHA covers teaching through contact classes, and self-learning mechanism. Further the programme is supplemented with reading resources, references and others sources of learning resources and supported through online method.

Class Room Teaching (Contact programme)

The contact classes will be conducted in TISS campus, Mumbai. The students shall be attending the classes for 18 days per semester as per the schedule given to them.  Since contact programme is very short and expected to cover adequate syllabus, a wide variety of methodology will be followed. They include class room lecture, case study discussion, debate, group exercise, seminar presentation, quiz, and questions and answering sessions.

Online Teaching by Using Moodle

Students are provided with pass word to access the course materials, assignment topics, and on line examination and assignments through Moodle programme. 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 40 percent. The students are expected to submit two assignments or two case studies or mixture of both (one case study and one assignment) for each course. The Offline Evaluation is done for 60 percent which will be done by the respective course teacher at the end of each semester.

Project Work

The primary objective of the project is to enhance student ability to recognize the problems and find the solution based on the scientific methods which they learn in courses. Each student shall work under two guides one from the faculty of the institute and one from the field as co-guide.


Viva-voce is one of the evaluation tools which is provided with 2 credits. The students are expected to demonstrate their learning experience by answering certain specific questions at the end of the second semester. Each student shall face a team of one internal and one external expert. The major part of the vivo-voce examination shall be conducted on the project work and also some questions shall be asked on the semester courses.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to create highly competent and professional practice oriented hospital managers and leaders by imparting education to those who are already working in different managerial positions in hospitals without any formal management qualification but would like to make meaningful contribution and make a career in hospital administration.

The specific objectives are

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, organising, and achieve optimal resource utilisation in hospital settings.

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


Basic Rules and Regulations


Candidates admitted to the Institute will be under the discipline of the Director and other concerned officers. The Director will have the power
to take disciplinary action including laying of fines, suspension and/or revocation of registration as a student.


  1. Regularity: Every student is expected to maintain full attendance in the class and the fulfilment of required assignments. Any irregularity in this regard, or absence without prior permission, will affect the evaluation of the student concerned and may entail disciplinary action.
  2. Absence from Classes: A student is allowed to appear for the examinations provided he/she fulfils the attendance requirements. In exceptional cases, and whenever possible with the prior permission of the Faculty Incharge of the programme/Dean, SHSS, a student is allowed a maximum absence of 25% of the total periods of class instruction in a semester. In the case of those who exceed 25%, but are within 33%, the Director may, at the recommendation of the Dean, SHSS, condone such absence and allow the student to write the examinations in those course’s the student has 75% attendance. The student will not be permitted to appear in the course/s where the  absence is more than 25% and will appear for supplementary examinations. In the case of student exceeding 33% of absence in overall attendance, the student has to repeat the semester.
  3. Leave Sanctioning Authorities: Leave upto 1 day will be considered by the Dean, SHSS, and beyond that by the Director, on the recommendation of the Dean, SHSS.
  4. Late joining will be permitted upto one day. This absence will be treated as leave of absence under (ii).

Project report

Project work is one of the important academic requirements for EPGDHA students. The project work includes problem identification, data collection, analysis and interpretation and preparation of action  plan. The outcome of project work meant for actual implementation, therefore, the action plan is must. Every student is expected to submit a comprehensive project report in stipulated time frame. The student shall start the work at the earliest preferably after completing the first semester. The students will do their project work while going through regular courses. Further the students shall follow the guidelines as prescribed by the school time to time for completing the project work successfully. Each student shall be provided a guide and expected to take guidance until submission of project report. The project report shall also be part of viva-voce.


Students must be regular in attendance and pass periodical tests as well as comprehensive examinations. A teacher may evaluate the students on the basis of assignments (60% weightage) and end semester theory exam for a 1-2 hour examination. (40% weightage)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration

Requirements for Passing


Letter GradeLevel of Performance / CompetenceGrade Point Range
O Outstanding performance-demonstrating high level mastery and ability to apply concepts to new situtations 9.0 - 10.0
A+ Excellent-demonstrating mastery of all learning or assessment situations 8.0 - 8.9
A- Very good-demonstrating mastery of most learning or assessment situations. 7.0 - 7.9
B+ Good-demonstrating thorough competence in most situations. 6.0 - 6.9
B- Moderate-showing reasonably acceptable competence in some situations, minimal competence in others 5.0 - 5.9
C+ Average competence-demonstrating minimal competence in most situations, while showing considerable capacity for improvement in others 4.0 - 4.9
C- Below Average Competence-Not passing, but still showing some capacity for improvement or development 3.0 -3.9
D Unsatisfactory Competence-Below satisfaction level performance marked by lack of engagement or inability to apply concepts. 2.0 - 2.9
E Highly Unsatisfactory competence-Complete lack of engagement and comprehension; also frequent absence 1.0 - 1.9
F Unacceptable-Non-comletion of assignments or blank responses in a test or blank answer sheets 0 - 0.9

The grade point of a course is computed by taking the the weighted average of the grade point received on each assessment unit and rounding off to the higher grade — without any decimal place.

2. To qualify for the Diploma, a student should get at least a grade point of C+ equivalent to 4 points in individual courses, project report and viva.

3. A student, who is awarded C, C- or D Grade in an individual course, will be considered to have failed in the course.

4. A student, who has failed in one or two courses, will be allowed to appear once again for a supplementary examination. If he/she fails in the
supplementary examination, he/she has to take the examination as and when it is offered.

5. A student who has failed in more than two courses in a semester will be deemed to have failed in all the courses of that semester. Such a  student will have to reappear for the examinations of all the courses, except for the courses in which he/she has obtained a grade point of 8.00 or more.  However, he/she need not attend the classes of that semester again and will be allowed to proceed to the next semester.

6. A student, who is desirous of improving his/her grade in a course, can reappear for an examination in that course, during the period when the
supplementary examinations for that semester are held.

7. If, in such an additional examination, the grade obtained is lower than that obtained earlier by the student, the better of the two grades will be the final grade in that course.

8. A student enrolling for the one-year EPGDHA programme, can spread his/her studies over a maximum period of five years, if he/she desires, with the approval of the Dean, SHSS, and the Director.

9. Mere completion of the prescribed units of work does not confer the right to continue as a student. In addition to satisfactory fulfilment of the various requirements, the student must show an aptitude as well as professional fitness for his/her field of study.

Award of Diploma

The students, who have successfully completed all the requirements, will be awarded the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration.


Distribution of Credit Hours:

The total Credits for the programme is 38 as detailed below:


16 theory courses 2 credits for each subject (Total 32 credits)
Project work 4 Credits
Viva Voce 2 Credits
Total 38 Credits

Semesterwise Courses:


Course Code


Management Principles and Organisational Behaviour

  HA2 Research Methodology and Statistics 2
  HA3 Basics of Financial and Cost Accounting 2
  HA4 Human Resource Management 2
  HA5 Ethics, Governance and Legal Framework 2
  HA6 System Development and Hospital Information Management 2
  HA7 Organisation and Administration of support and utility services 2
  HA8 Strategic Planning and Management 2


HA9 Strategic cost Management 2
  HA10 Marketing Management 2
  HA11 Financial Management 2
  HA12 Business Development Strategies 2
  HA13 Quality Management 2
  HA14 Materials Management 2
  HA15 Hospital Planning and Project Management 2
  HA16 Organisation and Administration of Clinical Services 2
    Project work 4
    Viva Voce 2

Total credits in the programme


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



Fee Structure:

Total fee for the programme is Rs. 1,20,000.00 (Rupees One Lakh Twenty Thousand only) payable in two installments. The fees include tuition fee, learning resources, library and computer services, and other programme related expenses.

*The Fees Structure of programme is under revision.