Master of Hospital Administration is offered by the Prasanna School of Public Health.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW - The Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) is a full time post graduate Program spread out over 4 semesters spanning 2 years, with thesis work included in the final semester. The MHA cadre of Manipal have undergone extensive training in a state of the art tertiary care hospital, the Kasturba hospital, which is also NABH and ISO accredited. The Kasturba Hospital is also AAHRPP accredited. Kasturba Hospital was established in 1953. Today the hospital has over 2000 beds. The hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic departments to facilitate treatment of a wide range of medical and surgical diseases. It is well equipped for advanced and sophisticated surgeries such as coronary bypass and open-heart surgery as well as kidney transplantation. The 280-bedded cancer research hospital is located adjacent to the main hospital. One of India's top medical colleges, the Kasturba Medical college, is attached to this hospital. It is in this academically surcharged environment that our budding administrators are groomed. 

The aspiring administrators get unmatched exposure throughout the 4 semesters to the workings of a hospital through daily postings in more than 25 departments like : 1. Registration and Enquiry 2. Admission and Billing 3. OPD 4. MRD 5. Student Health Clinic 6. Trauma and Emergency 7. Transportation and Ambulance 8. Housekeeping 9. Bio Medical Waste 10 CSSD 11. Dietary services

12. Pharmacy 13. Linen and Laundry 14. Biochemistry laboratory 15. Microbiology laboratory 16. Pathology laboratory 17. Hospital stores 18. Biomedical Engineering 19. Dialysis 20. Cath Lab 21. O.T. 22. Pharmacy 23. Marketing 24. Blood Bank 25. ICU 26. Purchase 27. Radiology 28. Psychiatric Rehabilitation services.

The students also work on a short term research project on a topic of their interest. Alumni from Manipal MHA have been employed by prestigious hospitals like Apollo, Fortis, Narayana Health and HCG.


MHA Electives (Closed Electives):  

1. Financial management in healthcare

2. Branding and customer relationship management

3. Health services administration


2 years

Key Dates & Deadlines


Fri Apr 30 2021

Apr ' 21

Last date to Apply


Jul ' 21

Tentative Course Commencement Date



Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research


Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

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