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IGNOU - Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

About the course

The programme fulfils specified needs of a middle level administrators in hospital or health care departments. This comprehensive programme will provide a professional qualification and an insight in managerial functional 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 currently engaged in hospital administration at senior levels.

Eligibility Requirements

Medical/Dental graduates from a Medical/Dental institute of India or other countries recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) or Dental Council.


Graduates in Indian System of Medicine, Homeopathy, Nursing and Pharmacy recognized by the respective Councils with three years of hospital experience.


Candidates holding MBA degree or PG Dip. in Financial, Material or Personnel Management with five years hospital experience

Preference will be given to applicants working in a hospital/health care institution and holding administrative responsibilities.

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 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, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Lucknow, 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; also includes Organisation and Management of Hospital and 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.

Program Code



Bachelor's Degree in Medicines, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy & related health areas with 2-5 years experience. For PGDHHM Programme, the experience does not necessary mean work experience in government services. It will be counted as period between the date of completion of internship (wherever applicable) and December 31, 2005 irrespective of place of work

Min age as on 1st Jan. of the Academic Year

No bar

Duration (Min)

1 years

Duration (Max)

3 years



Course Mode

Open / Distance Learning

Program Fee

Course Fee (effective July 2013 Session): Rs. 21,000

Pre-revised fee: Rs. 18,800 / Rs. 15,700/- (Programme fee includes Registration fee of Rs 100/-)

Fee details presented here are indicative and are subject to change. Students are advised to check with the admission notification or with the authorities concerned for the latest information.

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Admission details

Admission notification is generally released in May/June and the last date for submission of filled-in application forms will be September 30 for January session and March 31 for July session. However students are requested to check with the official admission notification for the exact dates related to admissions.

Admission and Programme Delivery

Students will be admitted at identified Programme Study Centres (PSCs). 40 students will be admitted at each PSC. These PSCs would be located at the selected medical colleges / hospitals / management institutes in above mentioned places. On admission, each student will be attached to a PSC where he / she will be attending counselling sessions to clear their doubts related to theory component. The local counsellor will also act as a guide for project study to be undertaken by each student during the programme. In addition, three contact programmes of seven days duration each for practical activities will be held in the PSC, as per dates to be notified by the PSC incharge concerned.

Other Information

The candidates of BSc (N), PGDMCH, PGDHHM & PGDGM should deposit only the Registration Fee of Rs. 100/- with the application form. Their selection will be determined by way of a merit list and they will be duly informed. Only selected candidates will be required to pay the Programme Fee within a stipulated date. Applicants of BSc (N) should also fill in the Form-A attached to the Application Form. PGDMCH & PGDGM students also to fill the Form-B, PGDHHM students to fill the Form-C.

Contacting IGNOU for information on Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management

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