As per Price Water house Coopers 'Healthcare in India: Emerging market report', the revenues from the healthcare sector account for 5.2 per cent of the GDP, making it the third-largest growth segment in India. Therefore, India is also eyeing the global healthcare market to emerge as one of the possible destinations for international patients.
However, India needs to add 2 million beds to the existing 1.1 million by 2027 and requires immediate investments of US$ 82 billion. Due to the explosion of technology, managers are now required to have new skill sets that are accompanied by the knowledge of traditional healthcare organizations. Until recently, doctors without any professional management training were supervising and governing the hospitals and health care systems. This was increasingly making it difficult for the doctors to devote sufficient time to their patients. The institutes and the government have felt the need for professional managers specifically trained for the management of hospitals and other healthcare institutions. However, there is a wide gap between supply and demand for trained healthcare managers/administrators in these sectors. Hence, the requirement for courses in Hospital and Health Care Administration has now become a priority.
The Centre of Health Management Studies and Research offers educational programs in the areas of Hospital and Health Care Administration. The main aim of the centre is to impart the knowledge and skills for management of specific areas of Hospital and Health Care sector. To meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving field, the programs provide students with managerial and technical foundations that are required in the professional field. Through the programs, the students will be able to have stable careers in areas of the Hospital and Health Care systems, health insurance, NGOs and Public Health, healthcare IT and telemedicine, clinical trials, pharmaceutical management, Medical tourism, Quality assurance in healthcare, healthcare events management, Health laws and Medico-legal systems, Hospital design and architecture, Hospital mainstream and support services etc.