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Healthcare Management in India- Careers & Opportunities

Q.I want to do MBA in Healthcare Management from ICRI, Hyderabad.I am in final year of B.Sc (Biotechnology). Please give me the details. Is this institute a good choice in terms of placements? Tell me about PG Diploma in Healthcare Management also. Is there any other institute offering healthcare management in Hyderabad?  - Mohd. Moinuddin

Q&AA. Institute: Institute of Clinical Research,India is a premier institute offering several courses in the area of Clinical Research. Within a short span the institute has gained the respect of students, employers and the industry for its exceptional services and contributions to the field. The institute has campuses at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.Last year, ICRI Health, a division of ICRI, incepted MBA Healthcare Management. In the recent years, India has seen an escalating rate of growth in medical tourism. On the other hand an increased awareness of health among Indians along with their better economic standards is adding up to the rise in demand for quality healthcare. As a result, the Indian healthcare industry is growing manifold and has a dire requirement for Healthcare Management professionals.ICRI, at Hyderabad, offers a two-year fulltime MBA in Healthcare Management.

  • Courses Offered: Two-year fulltime MBA in Healthcare Management,ICRI offers a one-year part-time PG Diploma in Healthcare Management also. Graduate/ postgraduates in Pharmacy, Life Science (BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Zoology and Bio –Technology), Medicine (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, MD-Ayurveda), Physiotherapy or Nursing are eligible for the course.Graduates with minimum three years of experience in health care can also apply. The course may not be as intensive as MBA HCM but is a good option for working professionals looking for growth.

  • Eligibility: Eligibility criterion is graduation in Science stream. Doctors and graduates in allied medical sciences are also encouraged to apply. The admission is based on performance at entrance examination and interview. The fee is around three lakhs. For details, log on to

  • Placements & Opportunities:   The institute’s placement cell has had an excellent track record. It had placed its clinical research students in companies like Apollo, Cognizant, GVK, iGATE and Reliance Life Sciences.The placement cell offers career guidance, trains the students to face interviews, helps to develop their technical and communicative skills and also conducts personality development programmes.This and the institute’s close relations with the industry will mean good placement prospects for the MBA HCM students.

Some of the other Institutes

Department of Hospital Management, Deccan School of Management ( and Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration of Hyderabad ( offer Master of Hospital Management (MHM).The eligibility criterion is graduation in any discipline with minimum 50 per cent marks.The admission is based on performance at entrance test, GD and PI conducted by Osmania University ( The course spreads over two and a half years, which includes internship for six months.

Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad offers two-year residential full time Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management.The programme is rigorous and practice oriented, with three semesters of residential training followed by one semester of internship training. Graduates in medicine and allied fields, practicing hospital administrators and graduates/ postgraduates are eligible for the course. Preference will be given to medical graduates and sponsored candidates.The admission is based on performance at entrance examination conducted by the institute. Valid score in CAT, MAT, ICET and Common Entrance Examination held by Osmania University for MHM programme can exempt applicants from entrance examination.For details, log on to

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