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Updated on 20 Jun, 2024

Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 25,200
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar



a) Graduates in any system of medicine recognized by respective councils.
b) Graduates/Post Graduates in Nursing, Pharmacy or any allied health care system/specialty with at least two years of working experience in hospitals having a minimum of 100 beds.
c) Graduates/Post Graduates in any field with at least five years of experience in supervisory/managerial capacity in a hospital having a mimimum of 100 beds.



PGDHHM programme is a 34 credit programme (18 credits of theory and 16 credits of practical) including project work. This programme aims at improving the managerial skills of Hospital for the effective and efficient performance of the Hospitals. Medical/Dental Graduates, Graduates in Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathic, Graduates in Nursing, Graduates in Pharmacy, Graduates in Engineering or Architecture associated with Hospitals. This programme was launched in January 2001. Admission in the programme is offered only in January session.

In the last three decades or so the health care delivery system has been passing through a revolutionary change due to technological advances leading to sophistication in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on the one hand, and a phenomenal rise in expectation of the community on the other, therefore, there is an increase in complexity in the delivery of health care services with enormous rise in cost of care. To keep pace with these changes, hospitals should be managed more efficiently and in a professional manner.


In view of the changing scenario requiring large number of trained administrators for hospital and health care organisation the PGDHHM programme aims at improving knowledge, skill and competence of students by imparting continued education through distance learning mode.

After completion of the PGDHHM Programme you should be able to:

  • acquire theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills to apply scientific approach to management of people, materials, finance, communication and for organising work and managing resources.
  • learn modern management techniques like inventory control, economic order quantity (EOQ), operational research, organisational development, management information system etc.
  • plan in advance how to face the problems of hospital management, learn methods of problem solving and decision making.
  • assess the clinical and non-clinical needs of patient care, understanding the administrative and technical requirements of physicians and paramedical personnel.
  • apply the principles and functions of general management to various services to maximise efficiency.
  • learn planning and designing needs of physical facilities of hospitals.
  • learn the principles and practices of health management and its interactive roles with the medical care in hospitals.
  • use the epidemiological techniques to study the prevalence of diseases and its pattern in the community to plan health care services.
  • learn to utilise biostatistics in planning, decision making professional services review and in medico-administrative research.
Course Code
Name of the course
Nature of Course
No. of Credits
Introduction to Management
Hospital Services
Organization and Management of Hospital & Health Services
Hospital Services Practical
Organization and Management of Hospital & Health Services   Practical


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[Updated on 19-Jun-2024]