The need for professionally trained hospital managers is being increasingly felt in Indian hospitals, whether private or public, new or old, large or small. The Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management [PGDHM] of the Administrative Staff College of India [ASCI] responds to this need. This programme equips the students to build a career not only in hospitals but also in related roles in IT, Health-care delivery and management, Health insurance, Biotechnology, Pharma etc.
The ASCI Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital management (ASCI-PGDHM) is an AICTE-approved two-year full-time programme. The programme capacity is 60 students, in one batch.
ASCI delivers this programme in four semesters; the first three comprise classroom teaching, practical work / field work (July to December 2013; January to April 2014; and July to December 2014), a Summer Project during May to June 2014, and the fourth semester comprises industry internship at hospitals and healthcare institutions during January to May 2015.
Course Curriculum: The course curriculum is designed to cover the conceptual and qualitative skills needed by administrators/managers in current day hospitals. While hospitals are at the core, the program also deals with associated sectors in the healthcare arena. The curriculum is constantly updated to address emerging areas in healthcare.
The Programme is rigorous and practice-oriented with a teaching approach that combines classroom lectures with case studies, team discussions, presentations and field visits to a wide variety of hospitals. Students are provided ample opportunities on live projects of hospitals.
Unique combination of operational and strategic inputs, coupled with cross-functional perspective and application-orientation of the programme prepares the graduates to make a mark for themselves in the industry.
Industry-Institute Interaction: As mentioned above, the programme has about eight weeks of summer project after the 2nd semester ensuring corporate immersion. During the industry internship after the 3rd semester, participants undergo training for about sixteen weeks with a hospital or a healthcare organization. The internship is designed to help bridge the gap between academic preparation and the field of practice, making the participant learning comprehensive and holistic.
Faculty: Faculty with the right combination of academic and corporate exposure from healthcare and related industries teach in the programme.
Placements: Participants who have completed the programme have found placements in leading hospitals and many healthcare organizations. ASCI Alumni are today in responsible roles in reputed organizations such as: (Hospitals) Aditya, Apollo, KIMS, Mediciti, Kamineni, Care, Manipal, Wockhardt, Sahara, Seven Hills, Fernandez, Arvind Eye, Sterling, Vikram, Bombay, Max Super-specialty, Medica Synergie, Fortis, Suburban Diagnostics etc.; (Healthcare) Infosys, ICICI Lombard, iSoft, Asclepius, Vaatslaya, HOSMAC etc.
Location: The programme is anchored in the Centre for Healthcare Management, ASCI at its centrally located College Park Campus at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, the healthcare capital of the country. This helps the College provide the students excellent opportunities for gaining experience on live projects of hospitals of diverse nature including single specialty, multi-specialty, super-specialty, corporate-hospitals, trust-hospitals, government hospitals etc.
Facilities: The campus is located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad at Banjara Hills. Good quality academic on-campus facilities enhance the learning environment through access to recreational activities, sports and library facilities, and comfortable and safe on-campus modern hostel facilities (separately for boys and girls), quality cuisine etc.
Salient features: In sum, the salient features of the programme are:
· Up-to-date curriculum
· Extensive industry interaction
· Summer internship on live projects
· Specialized faculty
· Experiential learning
· Robust placement record
· Strong alumni network
· Well-equipped centrally located campus
· Laptops for students
· Excellent on-campus hostel facilities (separately) for boys and girls
· 50% marks in the aggregate in any UGC-recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination. (Final year students expecting to qualify as above by June 2013 are also eligible to apply)
· Valid scores from any one of the AICTE-recognized management-admission tests, viz. CAT / CMAT / GMAT / MAT / XAT / ATMA.
Fee: (All fee payments should be by way of crossed demand draft (DD) drawn in favor of “Administrative Staff College of India” and payable at Hyderabad)
(i) Enrolment Fee: Rs.80,000/-
Payable by each student selected for admission, within 15 days from the date of communication about selection.
(ii) First Installment Fee (towards tuition fee, food charges etc.): Rs.3,20,000/-
Payable by each student selected for admission, latest by 08 July 2013.
(iii) Second Installment Fee
(a) For students residing in on-campus hostel accommodation:
Rs.3,20,000/- by 07 July 2014 towards balance tuition fee, hostel and food charges.
(b) For students NOT residing in on-campus hostel accommodation:
Rs.1,55,000/- by 07 July 2014 towards balance tuition fee and food charges.
Admission Process: Application form can be downloaded from the website of ASCI, completed and submitted with self-attested copies of certificates and a demand draft (DD) of Rs. 1,000/- towards application processing fee, in favor of “Administrative Staff College of India” payable at Hyderabad, to the address provided below. The application processing fee is not refundable, under any circumstances. Forms can also be obtained from the office of ASCI (address given below) on payment through DD. Last date for receiving completed applications along with DD is 30 June, 2013.
Short-listed applicants based on eligibility criteria would be invited for a Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI), in June 2013.
The venue for GD / PI would be ASCI, Hyderabad. Other outstation venues (e.g. Delhi, Kolkata etc.) might be considered if there are a large number of applicants from the respective locations.
Based on performance in GD / PI, candidates selected for admission would be informed by the next day by e-mail, as per the mail-IDs given by them in the application. The results would also be displayed on the notice board at ASCI as well as on ASCI’s website – www.asci.org.in.
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For more information about the program and selection process, please contact:
Centre for Healthcare Management
Administrative Staff College of India
College Park Campus, Road # 3,
Hyderabad - 500 034
Ph: +91 – 40 – 6672 0713 / 6672 0700
Fax: +91 – 40 – 6672 0725;