Master of Hospital Administration (Two Years)

Department of Hospital Administration

The Department of Hospital Administration of School of Medical Education under Centre for Professional and Advanced Studies (CPAS) aims at the improvement in quality of health through better management of health care and related programmes. It seeks to accomplish this through health management research, training, consultation and networking in a regional, national and global perspective


The Programme

The department offers a full time post graduate programmes in Hospital Administration (MHA). This course which is unique has the distinction of being the pioneer all over South India. The programme is designed specifically to prepare health management professionals for major leadership positions in health care systems through inter disciplinary, problem oriented and student centered training.

The MHA programme provide you with high quality education which will enable you to develop perceptive, analytical, managerial and humanistic skills. The students are groomed through problem oriented and student centered training, extension and counseling programs along with concurrent placement in hospital. This develop management competency to effectively deal with problems of quality, availability, accessibility, uncertainty, comprehensiveness, cost reduction and productivity in health systems.

The department has ongoing links with major hospitals and various governmental, semi-governmental and private organizations working in health sector. Students of our department have also been able to attract project fund from international organizations like WHO. We are committed to instilling confidence in our students enabling them to exercise full strategic leverage with in their working environment.



Notification for admission to the MHA programme is made along with other academic programmes of CPAS during the month of April/May. Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate can apply for MHA course. Selection will be based on the marks of the qualifying examinations. Seats are reserved for MHA course as follows:  25% for Science graduates, 25% for BA/B.Com holders, and 50% for professional degree holders along with the statutory reservation guidelines as laid down by the Government. The course is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS).


The current changes in the health care scenario necessitated the requirement of specially trained professionals in the field of health and social welfare programmes which influence the economic development of the country.  Competition is tough and in order to excel, personnel with high potential is a basic requirement. The hospital requires competent personnel who take things in their stride and assist the medical staff in rendering quality care. The thrust areas include Hospital Operations Management, Personnel Management, Finance Management, Materials Management, Public Relations, Hospital Services Marketing, Hospital Information System, Quality Assurance, Medical Law and Ethics, Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Record Management, Hospital Facilities and Equipment Planning. Organization and management of various clinical and supportive services etc.


Upon successful completion of the programe the students can take up attractive job positions in various functional areas in the middle and top levels of management like that of administrator, administrative officer, personnel manager, finance manager, materials manager, marketing manager and public relations officer. Graduates can also join hospital consultancy firms as management consultants or independently start consultancy services after gaining sufficient practical experience. With the advent of health insurance schemes and the opening up of insurance sector to the private agencies. Immense job opportunities will be available in this sector also. Students of the previous batches are well placed in hospitals and consultancy firms of reputed in India and abroad.


The course is of two year duration. At the end of each year the students have to undertake project placements in reputed hospitals, health organizations and reports have to be submitted for viva-voce. Seminars, assignments, reports of health system visits, critical analysis of current socio-economic and managerial developments and changes are all parts of the course. The students have to appear for internal assessments and university examinations along with viva-voce. The curriculum is so designed as to make the students dynamic, adaptable, practical and flexible. To equip the students the proficient and lively theory classes are equally supplemented with various practical applications and group activities.