About Us

The Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS, is the pioneering department in India to have started the Master's Degree in Hospital Administration. It is the oldest institution providing training to the country’s health managers in the science and art of hospital administration and management. The department introduced the specialty of Hospital Administration in the country in the year 1962, and has since evolved into a center of excellence for teaching, training and research in the field of Hospital Administration and Management.

The department occupies pride of place in the functioning and running of the hospital services at AIIMS. All faculty members of the department are handling independent charges of hospital administration at the Medical Superintendent level in various patient care centers of the institute. The department regularly organizes training programs for all categories of Hospital Staff on various aspects of hospital administration and managerial development. In addition, the department runs a 24 hour Administrative Control Room, a unique concept which functions as an extension of the Medical Superintendents office after office hours.

The department is actively involved and strongly committed to capacity building and human resources development in hospital administration at national and international stages. The department provides guidelines for developing courses and curricula for starting training courses in the field of hospital administration including post graduate programs to various public and private institutions in the country. Tailor made programs are organized for many institutes and organizations from India and abroad. WHO fellows are imparted short and long term trainings on hospital management in the department. A full fledged biannual Healthcare Executive Management Development Programme is conducted by the department for senior hospital administrators and top level hospital management personnel from India and abroad. Recently the department in collaboration with the WHO, has started National Initiative on Patient Safety to promote the culture of Patient Safety in the country.

Focus Areas

Issues and Challenges for Healthcare Leaders
  • Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Case Studies in Hospital Administration
Medico-Legal Issues in Healthcare
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Medical & Hospital Practice
  • Consumer Protection Act : Application in Healthcare
Healthcare Operations Management
  • Improving Patient Flow and Resource Management
  • Cost Effective Implementation of I.T. in Hospital
  • Operational Excellence in Healthcare
Procurement and Inventory Management in Hospitals
  • Equipment Management : Issues, Challenges & Strategies
  • Healthcare Technology Assessment in Supply Chain Management
  • OR Techniques in Hospital Inventory & Logistics Management
  • Case Studies in Hospital Procurement
Healthcare Quality & Hospital Accreditation
  • Quality & Patient Safety in Healthcare
  • Hospital Accreditation including NABH & NABL Certification
Emerging Issues in Hospital & Healthcare Management
  • Challenges in Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Strategies in Hospital Project Management
  • Outsourcing & Public-Private Partnership Models in Healthcare


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