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    PGD in Hospital and Health Management

    About Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM)

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) is a diploma course that combines the streams of Management and Health Sciences. This healthcare management course provides information to a student about how to effectively manage and administer the various requirements of a healthcare establishment. The course provides theoretical knowledge as well as develops the practical skills for the management of the various resources utilised by a healthcare establishment.

    In the course of PGDHHM, a student learns the scientific approach to managing finance, communication, materials, people etc. as are required by hospitals and other healthcare providers. The course enables a student to tackle the everyday problems that arise in the field of hospital management. The course teachers modern principles involved in hospital management, which include information system management, finance management, inventory canal, operational research etc.

    The PGDHHM course is a pathway to the career of Hospital Administration. Graduates of this course are hired at management positions across leading hospitals and healthcare chains and are equipped with the skills to streamline operations and increase the efficiency and performance of these organizations. Thus, it supports the growing healthcare sector of developing countries such as India. The skills developed in the course are also useful to professionals who wish to set up their own hospitals or clinics.

    Highlights of PGDHHM

    Full Name Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
    Level Postgraduation
    Stream Management / Health Sciences
    Duration 1 year
    Exam Type Semester-Wise / Yearly
    Eligibility Graduate / Postgraduate degree in a related stream
    Admission Process Based on merit in the qualifying exam
    Average Course Fee Rs. 11,000 - Rs. 20,000
    Average Starting Salary Rs. 5 LPA

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria for PGDHHM course is as follows.

    • Candidates must have completed their graduation in the Medical or Dental streams from an institute recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or the Dental Council of India (DCI). OR

    • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in any of Nursing / Pharmacy / Homeopathy from a recognized institute. Candidates must also have 3 years of work experience in a hospital. OR

    • Candidates must have completed an MBA or PGD course from a recognized institute in any of the following fields: Personnel Management / Material Management / Financial Management. Candidates are also required to have at least 5 years of experience in a hospital.

    Admission Process of PGDHM

    PGDHHM admissions are conducted at the institute level with each institute having their separate admission process. The following details will help a student understand the procedure to be followed for PGDHHM admissions.

    • Aspirants must first ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria for PGDHHM course as specified by their college.

    • Eligible candidates can then fill the application form for PGDHHM. The application form PGDHHM course can be found on the official website of the colleges.

    • All of the details required in the application form must be furnished accurately and the necessary documents must be uploaded along with the form.

    • Colleges usually consider the applications on a merit-basis and provide admissions on the basis of previous academic performance.

    • Aspirants may also be judged by their work experience for admissions.

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) Syllabus

    First Year

    Introduction to Management Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
    Organisation and Management of Hospitals Support and Utility Services
    Risk Management Health System Management
    Project Work --

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHHM) Career Options and Job Prospects

    PGDHHM is a highly specialised course that has been mainly designed to prepare professionals for the management of the hospital and healthcare industry. Professionals who have completed this course can take up senior-level management and administrative positions in medical and healthcare establishments as well as other related organizations. Professionals holding a PGDHHM are also considered for administrative as well as consulting roles in the general well-being and pharmacy sector.

    Given below are some of the top recruiting areas for PGDHHM.

    • Hospitals

    • Nursing Homes

    • Clinics

    • Pharmaceutical Companies

    • Mental Health Organizations

    • Academic Institutions

    • Health Insurance Companies

    • Medical Laboratories

    • Public Health Departments etc.

    Top Recruiting Companies for PGDHHM

    Given below are some leading organizations that hire PGDHHM graduates.

    • National Health Mission

    • Amity University

    • Sikkim Manipal University

    • ICICI Prudential etc.

    Here are the popular job profiles available for PGDHHM graduates.

    • Hospital Administrator
    • Health Service Manager

    • Healthcare Consultant

    • Quality Assurance Manager

    • Assistant Professor etc.

    Related Questions


    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student

    St. Francis Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai offers MMS and PGDM at the postgraduate level. Eligibility criteria for both the programs is clearing a bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks in case of general candidate and 45% marks in case of reserved category. Besides this, you must have appeared for either MH-CETATMA/ GMAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ XAT or MAT entrance exam. You can fill the Common Admission Form to apply for admission or you can also visit the official website of the college. Selection for both the programs will be done on the basis of performance in the counselling round. The college will release a merit list of selected candidates on its official website. Selected candidates may proceed to college to confirm their admission. The annual fee of the MMS program is INR 2,27,840 while the annual fee of the PGDM program is 2,86,000. If you have further queries you can call on our toll-free number 18005729877. 

    You can also consider some of the other popular PGDM colleges below

    AAM- The Pragmatic B School, Chennai

    International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore

    International School of Business and Media, Pune

    Thank You


    Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student,

    Here the list of Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management Colleges in India.

    You can get more details about the colleges by clicking on their names. If you like a college and wish to apply then fill out our Common Application Form and avail our expert assistance for admission.

    If you have any doubts or questions you can even call on our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 for FREE counselling.

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    Thank You


    Diksha Nautiyal, Student / Alumni

    Hi Vanshika, 

    To be considered eligible for Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management, you must:

    • Hold a graduate degree in Medical or Dental field from an MCI or DCI approved institute. 


    •  A UG degree in Nursing / Pharmacy / Homeopathy with 3 years of work experience in a hospital.


    • An MBA or PGDM in Personnel Management / Financial Management/ Material Management with 5 years of work experience in a hospital. 

    If you meet any of the criteria, you can apply for the course. Here is a list of top colleges offering PGD in HHM

    For admission-related information and assistance, please fill our Common Application Form and avail expert assistance throughout the admission process. You can also try our toll-free student helpline number - 1800-572-9877 to get instant assistance.

    Good Luck!

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