Diploma Admissions 2013 at TISS (School of Health Systems Studies)

Admissions are open for Diploma Programs 2013 - 2014, Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (EPGDHA), Diploma in Health Administration (DHA) and Diploma in Public Health Practice (DPHP) at the School for Health System Studies (SHSS), Tata Institute of Social Studies (TISS), Mumbai.

Diploma Programs by TISS

  1. The three programs EPGDHA, DHA and DPHP offer comprehensive knowledge to working health personnel regarding hospital management, public health and systematical knowledge in health for those people.
  2. Program Structure: The duration of the course is one year and it is a professional diploma program.
  3. Number of seats for each course:
  • EPGDHS: 50
  • DHA: 25
  • DPHP: 25

Distribution of Credit:

  • For EPGDHA: 16 theory classes-32 credits, project work- 4 credits, Viva Voce- 2 credits
  • For DHA: 12 courses- 24 credit hours, 2 concurrent internship- 12 credit hours, term paper- 4 credit hours,
  • For DPHP: 12 theory courses-24 credits, 2 concurrent internships-12 credits, research project-4 credits

Important dates

  • Last date for receiving applications: September 13, 2013
  • Date of Interview: September 20, 2013
  • Announcement of Final selection list: September 27, 2013
  • Admission and Inauguration: October 5, 2013
  • First contact program: October 5 to October 20, 2013


  1. For the EPGDHA, DHA and DPHP program
  • Bachelor's Degree in any discipline (fulfilling 15 years of formal education) with at least 5 years of working experience in managerial or supervisory position in hospital
  • Medical degrees (allopathic, Ayurvedic, homeopathic, Unani, Sidha and Dentistry), BSc Nursing, Post BSc Nursing, Paramedical and allied health degrees in Pharmacy, physiotherapy and other paramedical disciplines
  • Engineering and Law degree holders can also apply
  • Candidate must be working in a hospital presently
  • Candidate must have 45% marks or a post graduate degree for applying
  • There is no restriction for age
  • Sponsored candidates from employers will be given preference.

Application procedure

All details pertaining to the EPGDHA programs can be gathered at the official TISS website- www.tiss.edu. Filled in applications must be submitted with copies of certificates and registration fee of Rs. 1000/- by Demand draft in favor of Tata Institute of Social sciences and submitted to:

The Secretariat
School of Health System Studies
Tata institute of Social Sciences
Deonar, Mumbai-400088

The total fee for the EPGDHA course is Rs. 1,80,000/- payable in two installments

  • For EPGDHA the following features are notable: Contact program, Online teaching module, Online and offline course evaluation, project work and Viva-voce
  • The admissions will be carried out by the implementing organization and for DHA it is RUHSA Department, Christian Medical College, Vellore District Tamil Nadu. Forms are to be downloaded from http://wwwcmch-vellore.edu/ (Contact details in last section)
  • For DPHP the application are to be downloaded from www.tiss.edu

Admission procedure

The admission is strictly based on the credentials and eligibility of the candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview for the EPGDHA program.


Contact details
For EPGDHA contact:
Telephone: 02225525510/02225525000/02225525523
Email: [email protected]

For DHA contact:
RUHSA Department
Christian Medical College
RUHSA Campus PO 632209
Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 04171-246251, Mobile: 9367985804
Fax: 04171-246255
Email: [email protected]

For DPHP contact TISS official website


Program details, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, http://download.tiss.edu/admissions/EPDHA-2013/EPDHA_Prospectus.pdf

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