IgnouPost Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management PGDHHM

The programme fulfils specified needs of middle-level administrators in hospital or health care set-ups. This comprehensive programme provides a professional qualification and an insight into the managerial function for those serving graduates who wish to take up hospital and health administration as a career. It will also be of immediate benefit to those who are currently engaged in hospital administration at senior level.

Selection Procedure

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be selected on the basis of the criteria laid down by the School of Health Sciences, IGNOU. The criteria for selection will be developed taking into account hospital experience, years of service and educational qualification. Selection will be made on the Regional Centre/PSC basis. In each Programme Study Centre (PSC) a maximum of 40 students will be admitted. At present, PSCs for the programme are at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubneshwar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Pune and Srinagar.

Programme Design

PGDHHM is a multimedia package which includes General Management, Management of Human Resources, Finance, Logistics and Equipment in Hospitals. It also includes Organisation & Management of Hospital Planning, Organisation
and Management of all types of services provided in a hospital. Further, it includes health system management including epidemiology and biostatistics. Each course is considered as a separate entity by itself, although interrelated when conceptually comprehended as issues of the hospital system.


a) Medical/Dental graduates from a Medical/Dental Institutes of India or other countries recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council.
b) Graduates in the Indian system of medicine (ISM) and homoeopathy, Nursing& Pharmacy recognized by the respective Council with three years of hospital experience.
c) Candidates holding an MBA degree or PG Diploma in Financial, Material or Personnel Management with five years of hospital experience. Preference will be given to applicants working in hospital/health care institutions and holding administrative responsibilities.

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.25,200/- for full programme.

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Theory Practical Total Credits Download
PGDHHM1 Introduction to Management-I 3 2 5
PGDHHM1 Introduction to Management-II 3 2 5
PGDHHM1 Organization and Management of Hospital 3 2 5
PGDHHM1 Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services 3 2 5
PGDHHM1 Support and Utility Services and Risk Management 3 2 5
PGDHHM1 Health System Management 3 2 5
Project Work 2 2
Total Credits 18 14 32

Admission to the Programme is under ‘offline mode’. Applicants are advised to download the Prospectus from the website, print the application form and submit the filled-in application along with relevant documents and registration fee of Rs.400/- (in the form of a DD drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city of the Regional
Centre) at the Regional Centre. The selection will be done by way of a merit list. Only selected candidates will be required to pay the Programme Fee within a stipulated date, for which they will receive an intimation from the Regional Centre. PGDHHM Applicants are required to fill the Form-C along with the main application form


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