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The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)
Welcome to the Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Program at The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
In today's dynamic healthcare sector, skilled professionals are essential to navigate the complexities of modern hospitals and healthcare organizations. Our Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) program is tailored to meet this demand by equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in healthcare management roles across various sectors.

The healthcare industry is witnessing rapid growth and transformation, driven by advancements in science and technology. To effectively manage this competitive landscape and meet the ever-increasing expectations of customers, professionally trained managers are indispensable. The Sankara Nethralaya Academy aims to produce professionals capable of ensuring quality, optimization, and enhanced productivity in the delivery of healthcare services. Our program prepares graduates for roles not only in hospitals but also in healthcare consultancies, insurance companies, IT firms, medical tourism agencies, government hospitals, and corporate and private sector healthcare facilities.

Objectives of the Program

Our program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Evaluate management, growth, and development issues faced by hospital managers.
  • Review and assess services using organizational and structural concepts, along with effective planning and resource management.
  • Analyze and develop hospital policies within the relevant local and national context.
  • Understand principles of good governance and professional ethics.
  • Develop effective communication, teamwork, prioritization, and workload management skills.
  • Foster a capacity for independent learning and continuous professional development.
Scope of the Program

Graduates of our MHA program are equipped to assume leadership roles as Hospital Administrators, Managers, or Executives in various settings. Whether in private, non-profit, government, corporate, or health insurance sectors, our graduates are prepared to meet the challenges and demands of the dynamic healthcare industry.

Course Details








Candidates from diverse educational backgrounds are eligible for admission. 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)
Sanctioned Intake 10 seats per year
Duration 2 years full time (Annual pattern)
Course Commencement Every year in the month of August
Mode of Selection Admission is based on a Written Test and Personal Interview
Application Procedure Application forms are available in person or can be downloaded from our website. The duly completed form is to be submitted along with the requisite processing fee of Rs.1500/- by cash / DD in favor of “MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION”, payable at Chennai
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
Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of subjects as detailed below:

First Year, MHA

Second Year, MHA

  1. Principles of Epidemiology, Research Methodology,
    Bio-statistics, and Medical Ethics
  2. Management Concepts and Organization Behaviour
  3. Financial and Management Accounting
  4. Healthcare Economics
  5. Community Medicine
  6. Marketing of Hospital Services
  7. Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Services
  8. Healthcare Human Resources Management
  9. Hospital Management Information System
  10. Materials and Equipment Management
  11. Public Health and Health Education
  1. Essentials of Strategic Management
  2. Quality Management in Hospitals
  3. Organization and Management of Hospitals and Healthcare Units
  4. Occupational Safety in Hospitals
  5. Project Planning and Management
  6. Legal Framework for Hospitals
  7. Managing Healthcare across International Borders
  8. Project work / Dissertation

Highlights of the Program
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities with exposure to NABH certified Hospitals.
  • In-house hospital postings for hands-on healthcare practice.
  • Regular visits to Corporate and Government hospitals.
  • Emphasis on research in Hospital & Health Systems Management.
  • Internship and project work in single/multi-specialty hospitals for practical experience.

Placement Opportunities

Our graduates have excellent placement prospects in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Medical Colleges, State Health Departments, Medical Research Institutes, NGOs operating in healthcare, and the Healthcare domain in IT.

Join us at The Sankara Nethralaya Academy and embark on a fulfilling journey towards a rewarding career in Hospital Administration and Healthcare Management.

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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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