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ICRI is World’s largest & first Clinical Research & Healthcare institution with an alumni strength of more than 17,000+ students working across the globe is offering a PhD in Healthcare Management programme which is India’s first research-based programme in the Healthcare industry.

  • The growth of Healthcare industry is over US$75 billion in the next five years.
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industry is witnessing exponential growth.
  • Over 250,000 new professionals will be required in the next 5 Years.
  • US$20 million healthcare services industry is growing at 20% and US $9 billion pharmacy industry is growing at 10% annually.

Why PhD Healthcare Management?

Students have numerous areas of research to choose from in Healthcare Industry. PhD in Healthcare & Hospital Management opens up the possibilities for the student to take up suitable teaching assignments as well as senior positions which get opened up for the student in the Healthcare industry.

The PhD programme has a component of one semester of classes in Research methodology which are held regularly at the ICRI campus. Subsequently, the student has to identify a guide/mentor and work with the mentor to develop a synopsis which if accepted by the research committee becomes the topic of the thesis. The thesis and the PhD have to be done in accordance with the UGC guidelines 2009 (these are available on the UGC website). The student must meet with the guide regularly at least once a week.

The minimum period of time for the thesis to be completed is 3 years but the student can take more time for which an additional fee is payable. The thesis is to be presented to the research committee and defended. The student has the possibility of suggesting a guide but the guide has to be approved by the University and must meet the norms specified by UGC.


Our guides and mentors for the PhD programme & Hospital management courses are the best in the industry.

1. Academic members from the university.

2 ICRI PhD professors.

3. Senior Industry members from the Healthcare industry.

Candidates have the flexibility of choosing their guide /mentor which is provided by ICRI and the University. Under special circumstances, if a candidate has a specific preference for a guide they can do so provided it has been approved by the academic board.

We provide PhD in Hospital Management through distance learning courses in the format of Online courses in hospital Administration Part time courses in Hospital Management Correspondence courses in Hospital Management. Candidates, who have little knowledge of Healthcare, will undergo 6 months of academic work which cover areas of the basics of Healthcare. After 6 months candidates work on their thesis in conjunction with their guide/mentor and have the facility to meet them according to mutual convenience.

Some of the modules covering the basics and foundation of Healthcare will be as follows: Operations & Administration/ Planning and development / Marketing and public affairs / Government relations / Material management / Purchasing / Health Information / Human resources / Quality Analysts in Research Centers.


You need to submit Rs/41,000 (application fees of INR 1300/-) to commence the process.


Masters in hospital administration/operations /management /public health policy or masters in a managerial subject with min 55 %. The student must pass an entrance test set by the university to secure a seat.


5 Years

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