NSHM offers Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) programme that is equivalent to an MBA in Healthcare. With NABH and other quality drives in hospitals and healthcare delivery organizations, there is now a growing demand to employ MHA (Master of Hospital Administration) qualified people. NSHM is considered among the top institutes in India for studying MHA. We aim at inculcating knowledge, skills and abilities for students that are essential for managing corporate hospitals.

There is scope beyond hospitals as well. For example, getting employed as healthcare programme coordinators and resource persons in International NGOs (UNICEF, WHO, etc.), NGOs and GOs. The character of the programme is experiential learning, with 90 hours of training per semester. The students usually get placed prior to or during the final semester. With a steady 15% annual growth rate in the healthcare industry over the last decade, there are several job opportunities after MHA in India. This is also an avenue for dental graduates and students from other Allied Healthcare streams to explore. More and more medical students are opting for MHA to enhance their career prospects -by earning knowledge in managerial aspects of running hospitals/healthcare units.

Programme Education Objective

  • Get established as senior level administrators in healthcare sectors, in India and abroad.
  • Develop expertise in administration of non-clinical issues in healthcare sector using IT.
  • Attain higher benchmarks in delivering quality healthcare services at different levels of healthcare by way of continuous learning, practice, research, and development.
  • Pursue on all needful requisites for becoming healthcare leaders.

Career Opportunities

Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors – both in terms of revenue and employment. The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The overall Indian healthcare market today is worth US$ 100 billion and is expected to grow to US$ 280 billion by 2020, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.9 per cent.

The diverse career opportunities in this field includes-

  • Hospital Operations
  • NGO’s– Health Project Management
  • Healthcare Consultancy Planning & Designing Hospitals
  • Hospital Information System
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Medical Tourism
  • Tele-Medicine

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Public & Community Health

Health Care Delivery

healthcare delivery levels in India –Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Care, Government Policy and schemes, Health insurance, and delivery systems.

Various types of Pandemic disease & their Impacts

impact of various pandemic diseases like- Malaria, Leprosy, Cholera, Dengue, Covid -19 etc.

Broad areas of Epidemiology

assessing the relationship of exposure with a disease or an outcome – hypothesis based on the research question, study design – Cohort study, Case control study etc., solution approaches

Disaster Management System

managemnet of care & rescue in case of natural and man made disaster like- flood, earthquake, fire, crashes, etc.

Variuos Health care Programmes

continuos developement in Public Health and programmes like Malaria control Programme, Vision 2020, Nirmal Bharat Mission, National Health policies etc.

Health care planning

Plan to make a hospital

various calculation & measures of statistical data for planning and establishment of a new Hospital in a community, needs assessment, clinical laws, hospital architechure and engineering-measurements, department layout, hospital resources planning, etc.

Patient care

planning for new discovered diseases, quick response plan and systems for critical care patients, rehabilitation planning, medical records management, inpatient and outpatient services, Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement (PROM), etc.

Hospital Operations Manangement

Daily Hospital operation

Special operation plans for running the hospital & its various department for 24×7, 365 days, ERP, etc.

Equipment Management

various equipment handling, training, maintenance, disposal, procurement, sterilization of instruments, backup, etc.

Economics of Communicable Disease

Cost analysis for various healthcare planning, health insurance,health services marketing

Economical Effect of alcohol Abusing

Economical effects of alcohol abusing , drug addiction & its impact.

Infection Control & Quality Assurance

Infection Controlling

prevetion & protection measures, practices for controlling the infection, and appropriate use of santizers and disinfectants

Quality standard maintainng

Quality policy, Accreditations, Compliance, Assuarance, Audit, etc.

Health Information System


analyse systems for easy and faster transaction of services even when placed distantly.

Decision Support system

How a decision support system assist physicians and other health professionals in clinical decision making.

Basics of Commercial Software like SAP, Oracle Apps

How they become useful in delivering value-based and patient-centered services in Hospitals.

Database Management System

construct a handy database management system for all the stakeholders of Hospital, like – Patients, Doctors, Staff, Vendors, Insurance, Corporates, etc.

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

fundamentals of data warehouse, modeling, and data mining technology to handle massive quantities of historical data, clinical and hospital information for decision making.

Online Analytical Process

role of Online Analytical Process (OLAP) for data discovery, including capabilities for limitless report viewing, complex analytical calculations, and predictive “what if” scenario (budget, forecast) planning in Hospitals.

Online Transaction Processing

ease of doing business for Hospitals through online mode and also for developing CRM.

Health Information Management

complete control on key operational and financial benchmarks and also base for scientific decision making.

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

Minimum Eligibility - Graduate in any discipline with a valid score of MAT/WBJEMAT. Final year students can also apply.

Degree Awarded By -

Fee Details

  • Kolkata
  • Durgapur

Kolkata Admission Fee of Rs. 45000/- and Alumni Fee of Rs 5000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

One Time Payment Yearly Payment Payment Deadline Half-Yearly Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 3,30,000 INR 2,10,000 INR 1,12,500
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 1,12,500
By 31st May, 2023 INR 1,40,000 INR 75,000
By 30th Nov, 2023 INR 75,000
Tuition Fee Total INR 3,30,000 INR 3,50,000 INR 3,75,000
Total Fees: INR 3,80,000 INR 4,00,000 INR 4,25,000

Durgapur Admission Fee of Rs. 45000/- and Alumni Fee of Rs 5000/- to be paid during Admission

Payment Date

One Time Payment Yearly Payment Payment Deadline Half-Yearly Payment
Within 15 days of Admission INR 2,80,000 INR 1,80,000 INR 96,000
By 30th Nov, 2022 INR 96,000
By 31st May, 2023 INR 1,20,000 INR 64,000
By 30th Nov, 2023 INR 64,000
Tuition Fee Total INR 2,80,000 INR 3,00,000 INR 3,20,000
Total Fees: INR 3,30,000 INR 3,50,000 INR 3,70,000

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