Health Management

Hospital Management is a new concept in management stream. Gone are the days when a senior doctor was generally responsible for the role of a hospital manager. But in today’s era of specialization, the term hospital has undergone sea- changes and many categories related to medical sciences and hospitals have been revamped completely. So, now we have ordinary hospitals, specialty hospitals and even super specialty hospitals depending upon the kinds of services they render to the public and the number of people they cater to, on an average.

For the smooth functioning of a hospital, qualified professionals are required. As a consequence, several courses and training programs have been developed to churn out professional hospital mangers. Such individuals are by far exceedingly well-equipped to face the growing challenges and cater to the specific requirements of modern day hospitals. Hospital Management courses are not only for the medical graduates but are also open to non-medical and non-science graduates.

A hospital administrator is overall in charge of administrative affairs of the hospital. He takes over the charge of various aspects of health administration and hospital administration with respect to patients and healthcare.

Eligibility

For the undergraduates there is a three year degree course i.e. Bachelor of Hospital Administration (BHA). For BHA program, the applicants should have completed their 10+2 with biology with 50% marks in aggregate.

One can also pursue a postgraduate course i.e. Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) which is of two years' duration and is available for both medical and non-medical students. Graduates in any discipline can apply for this course. However, few institutes have their own eligibility criteria for selecting candidates.

Personal Skills


An aspirant for this field should possess a number of essential attributes. He/she should have quick decision-making capability based on up-to-date management principles and techniques. An outgoing, friendly personality; ability to handle people and pressure, ability to handle deadlines, excellent communication skills & leadership skills are necessary to be an effective hospital manager.

Job Prospects

Employment opportunities in this field are plenty. Fresh degree holders may start their professional career as assistant hospital administrators or as managers of non-health departments like finance. One can find employment in large corporate and public sector hospitals, international and national healthcare organizations and health insurance companies, College and Universities, Healthcare Portals, Nursing Homes, Mental Health Facilities, Pharmaceuticals and Hospital Supply Firms, Medical Software Companies and Hospital Consulting Firms. Big hospitals like Escorts Heart Institute, Apollo Hospital, Moolchand Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital etc. appoint hospital management graduates for their administration purposes. Experienced and senior hospital administrators can eventually reach the levels of CEOs in their respective organizations.
Pay 

After successful completion of training, an aspirant can be absorbed in junior positions with salaries ranging between Rs.7, 000 to Rs.10, 000. As one gains understanding in the field, he / she can command higher salary.

The demand for skilled and experienced hospitals mangers in foreign countries is relatively high. The salary offered by foreign hospitals is ten times more than of the salary offered in India.

Institutes/Universities

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Contact Information
Ansari Nagar New Delhi - 110 20 Delhi
Phone : 91-11-26588500, 26588700, 26589900
Fax : 91-11-26588663, 26588641
E-mail : pkdave@medinst.ernet.in
Website : http://www.aiims.edu

Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, Rajasthan
Contact Information
BITS, Pilani - 333 031 
(Rajasthan) India
Phone : 01596-242205
Fax : 01596-244183
Email : admnoc@bits-pilani.ac.in
Website : http://bits-pilani.ac.in/

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Contact Information
Phone : 91-22-2556 3289-96
Fax : 91-22-2556 2912
E-mail : webmaster@tiss.edu
Website : http://www.tiss.edu

Symbiosis Centre of Health Care, Pune
Contact Information
Senapati Bapat Road,
Pune - 411004, (MS), India
Phone : 91-020-5655023
Fax : 91-020-5678680
Email : info@sihpune.com 
Website : www.schcpune.org

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune,
a Govt. recognized college
Contact Information
Sholapur Road, Pune 411001
Maharashtra
Phone : 020-6306000
Fax : 020-6874759
E-Mail : afmc@pn2.vsnl.net.in
Website : www.armedforces.nic.in

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
Contact Information
Manipal University
Manipal – 576104, Karnataka
Phone : 0820 2571978
Fax : 0820 2571982
E-mail : admissions@manipal.edu

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Contact Information
Palkalainagar, Madurai – 625 021
Phone : 2459455
Fax : 2459181
E-Mail : registrar@mkuniversity.org
Website : www.mkuniversity.org

Indian Institute of social Welfare and Management, Kolkata
Contact Information
Management House, College Square West,
Kolkata-700 073
Phone : +91-33-22413648 /3756 /5792 /8694
Fax : +91-33-2241 3975,
E-mail : iiswbm@iiswbm.edu
Website : http://www.iiswbm.edu/

Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
Contact Information
Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082
Andhra Pradesh
Phone : 040-23320332
Fax : 040-23310076
E-mail : nims@ap.nic.in
Website : http://nims.ap.nic.in/

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University New Delhi
Contact Information
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007
Phone : +91 11 2766 6382 / 6388
Fax : +91 11 2766 7002
E-mail : admissions@fms.edu
Website : www.fms.edu

Indian Institute of Health Jaipur, Rajasthan
Contact Information
IIHMR 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg,
Sanganer Airport, Jaipur - 302011
Phone(s) : +91-141-2791431~34
Fax : +91-141-2792138
Email : iihmr@iihmr.org
Website : http://www.iihmr.org/

The Apollo Hospitals spread in different locations of the country.
Contact Information
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals 
Sarita Vihar
Delhi-Mathura Road 
New Delhi-110044
Phone : 26925801 / 26925858
Fax : 011 - 26825595
Website : http://www.apollohospitals.com

Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi
Contact Information
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110 068
Phone : 29535924-32
Fax : 29536588
Website : www.ignou.ac.in

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