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The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
Master of Hospital Administration (AHS)

Health care sector is one of the fast growing and promising sectors today. The advances in science and technology have made in impact on all fields; health care being not an exception. To manage the competitive hospital set up and exceeding ever increasing customer expectations, professionally trained competitive managers are the need of the day. The institution aims at producing professionals who can ensure quality, optimization and better productivity in the delivery of healthcare services. Not only in hospitals, the postgraduates are also required in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare consultancies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Third party administrators
  • IT firms dealing with HIS
  • Medical tourism agencies
  • Government hospitals
  • Corporate hospitals
  • Private sector hospitals
Objectives of the programme
  • To evaluate the management, growth and development issues faced by hospital managers.
  • To review and evaluate services using concepts of organisation and structure, methods of planning and managing human, financial, material resources etc.
  • To analyse and develop hospital policies in the relevant local and national context
  • To understand the principles of good governance and professional ethics
  • To communicate effectively, work in groups, set priorities and manage workload effectively
  • To have a capacity for independent learning and continuing professional development
Scope of the programme

A Master of Hospital Administration at The Sankara Nethralaya Academy would mean that a candidate can take on the mantle of a Hospital Administrator/ Manager/ Executive in any set up like Private, Non Profit, Government, Corporate or even the health insurance sector. It prepares the individuals to take on leadership roles by equipping them with training in planning, project & operational management, financial, material and human resource management. Towards this end the need for professionally trained Hospital Administrators in on the steep rise.

Course Details








The candidates belonging to all categories for Admission to Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Degree course under Allied Health Sciences should have passed or obtained any one of the following degrees:

  • B.E. Biomedical Engineering / B.Tech Biotechnology
  • B.Sc (N) / B. Pharmacy / BPT
  • BBA and BHA in Hospital Administration
  • B.Sc. Allied Health Sciences (any)
  • B.Sc. (Biochemistry / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Physics / Botany / Zoology)
No of seats allotted by the university 10 / year
Duration 2 years full time (Annual pattern)
Course Name Master of Hospital Administration (AHS)
Commencement Every year in the month of August
Mode of Selection Written Test & Personal Interview
Application Procedure Application form can be availed in person or downloaded from our website. Duly completed form is to be submitted along with requisite processing fee of Rs.1500/- by cash / DD in favour of “MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION”, payable at Chennai.
Affiliation The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai
First Year
(9 Theory papers with 45 days Internship in Hospitals)

Subject Title

01 Management Concepts and Organization Behaviour
02 Bio-statistics and Operations Research
03 Accounting in Healthcare
04 Managerial Economics
05 Principles of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
06 Marketing of Hospital Services
07 Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Services
08 Healthcare Human Resources Management
09 Hospital Management Information System
Second Year
(7 Theory papers with 3 months Project Work / Dissertation)

Subject Title

01 Essentials of Strategic Management
02 Research Methodology in Healthcare
03 Quality Management in Hospitals
04 Organization and Management of Hospitals and Healthcare Units
05 Occupational Safety in Hospitals
06 Hospital Project Management
07 Legal Framework for Hospitals
Highlights of the programme
  • State of art facilities with access to NABH certified Hospital
  • In-house Hospital postings acquainting students in health care practices
  • Frequent visits to various Corporate and Government hospitals.
  • Emphasis on research in the field of Hospital & Health Systems Management
  • Internship for about 45 days in a single / multi-specialty Hospital during first year of the study
  • Three months project work in a single / multi-specialty Hospital during final year of the study


Students can get excellent opportunities in

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical colleges
  • State health departments
  • Medical research institutes
  • NGOs operating in the healthcare sector
  • Healthcare domain in IT
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Associate Professor & HOD - Faculty of Management Studies
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
(Unit of Medical Research Foundation)
Dr. V.G. Appukutty Campus
No.8, GST Road, St. Thomas Mount,
Chennai – 600 016.
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