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Placement week : December 13th - 21st

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The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), established in the year 1936, celebrated the Platinum
Jubilee of its existence in 2011. The glorious history of TISS echoes the vision of social service and
process of change initiated 75 years ago. Over the years TISS has emerged as a leader in teaching,
research, training, field action and policy advocacy in the fields of social work, development and
social, health and management sciences.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is the Centre of Excellence in the field of Health through its
dedicated School of Health Systems Studies (SHSS). This School conducts Masters Programs in
Health Administration, Hospital Administrations, Public Health in Social Epidemiology and Public
Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance. These programs prepare the students for
managerial and leadership roles in their respective areas and train them to carry out basic quality
work and policy research on diverse health issues. The value framework of the School of Health
Systems Studies - social ethos and commitment to make healthcare available and accessible for all provides strong foundation for creating responsible and committed graduates for the Health Sector.
Admission to the Masters programs is based on merit through an All India Entrance Test and
selection process. The students undergo two years of education and skill building. The curriculum
integrates theory with internships each semester in different health and hospital settings over a
period of two years along with the block placement prior to graduation. All students complete a
dissertation of publishable quality. A number of organizations in the healthcare systems and large
hospitals from the public and private sector provide field training and internship support to create
competent and committed health systems management professionals.
The TISS remains socially responsible and true to changing times by continually strengthening
curriculum and introducing theory and skill courses in emerging areas. First batch of Master of
Public Health in Health Policy, Economics and Finance introduced in 2010 graduated in 2012.
Alumni of SHSS are making meaningful contribution to health sector in all parts of the country and
abroad.
I feel proud to present the 2013 - 15 batch of talented, socially conscientious and committed
students who will graduate in May 2015. I invite you to engage our graduates to enhance the quality
and productivity of healthcare systems and its management. I am confident that they will make
meaningful and most productive contribution to your organization and society.
S. Parasuraman
Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

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The Institute has come a long way in the last three decades in working in the field of health in terms
of training, research and extension. Started as a one-semester programme on Certificate in
Hospital Administration in 1980, today, the Institute boasts of 4 postgraduate degree programmes,
two doctoral programmes and three diploma programmes in the field of health. The alumni of these
programmes are occupying leadership positions in the health sector in India and abroad.
This year, 4 postgraduate degree programme students will be attending campus placement. While
MHA (Health) students are equipped to undertake leadership role in planning and implementing
healthcare programmes in the government and non-government sectors, MHA (Hospital) students
are trained to take up leadership role in hospitals and hospital consultancy organizations. In
addition, both the programme students are trained in health related sectors like insurance and
information technology. The students have very strong understanding of their respective health and
hospital fields and are strongly moulded and mentored in managing health and hospital
organizations. There are 36 students in the MHA (Health) programme and 41 students in the MHA
(Hospital) programme.
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social Epidemiology is a unique programme in the sense, the focus
of the programme is on social epidemiology. The students have very strong orientation in research
skills and have good understanding of the epidemiology of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases. These students will be excellent researchers and analysts in public health
field. There are 28 students in this programme. MPH in Health Policy, Economics and Finance is
relatively a new programme and the fourth batch will be passing out this year. This programme is
developed in collaboration with London School of Economics (LSE). These students have strong
orientation in economic evaluation of health programmes and interventions and have excellent
skills in health policy research and analysis. There are 16 students in this programme for campus
placement.
The strength of all our programmes is strong emphasis on practical training and research skills.
Every semester, the students are placed in organizations and communities related to their
respective fields to understand and learn the real world, where they will be employed later. These
students are ready to take-up the challenges before them in the health sector. Without hesitation, I
can vouch that these students are going to make a positive difference and impact on the
organizations that are going to recruit them. I wish them all success.

Dr. C. A. K. Yesudian
Dean, School of Health Systems Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Vision
To be an institution of excellence in higher education, that continually responds
to the changing social realities through the development & application of
knowledge towards creating a people centred and ecologically sustainable society
that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all,
with special emphasis on marginalised and vulnerable groups.

Mission
In pursuance of its vision and guiding principles, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
organises teaching programmes to facilitate the development of competent and
committed professionals for practice, research & teaching; undertakes research;
develops & disseminates knowledge; & reaches out to the larger community
through extension, at the local, regional, national & international levels.

Deriving from the vision, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences is guided
by the following values

Appreciation
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of and respect for freedom of expression and cultural,


ideological and intellectual diversity.
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Equal opportunities for all and non-discrimination on grounds of caste,
class, gender, sexual preferences, religion, and disability.
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Accountability and transparency in all work matters.
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Decision-making in management and organizational processes, which is
collective, participatory and non - hierarchical.
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Pedagogy which is participatory and experiential, fostering dialogue,
mutual learning and critical reflection.
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Emphasis on rigor, creativity & innovation in academic activities.
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Recognition of the synergy resulting from teamwork, including multi
disciplinary perspectives &trans - disciplinary collaborations.
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Development of inter-linkages across teaching, research & extension.
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Fostering of a spirit of self-reflection and critical appreciation

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

It's Great to be Great

but its Greater to be

human

- Will Rogers

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS
TISS has established collaborative research and student exchange programmes with over 25
universities and consortiums in Africa, Asia, the United States and Europe.

TISS, SHSS is a part of the Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion) research project
which is funded by a 2.8 million grant from the European Commission's 7th Framework
Programme. It is a collaborative research project between eminent institutes which include the
London School of Economics and Political Science - UK, the Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Belgium etc.

TISS has become the first institution in the country to be awarded the Obama - Singh 21st
century Knowledge Initiative (OSKI) grant of $ 250,000 by the USA government. T IS S also
won the inaugural round of the Obama-Singh 21st Century award for research on leadership
development in higher education.

Volunteers from TISS have been roped in by BMC in its drive against Dengue in Mumbai city to
inform and educate people about the disease.

'ApniShala', an organization founded by alumni of TISS, won the inaugural Eduprenuer Quest
Competition (2013). ApniShala works with schools to build life skills in children through
storytelling. Edupreneur Quest is India's first business plan competition for entrepreneurs
designing solutions to improve access to quality education among marginalized communities.

TISS was awarded a 5-star rating by NAAC in 2002. In 2009, the NAAC re-accredited TISS and
placed it in Grade 'A' with a score of 3.88 out of 4 - the second highest amongst all universities
accredited by N AAC until now.

The Special Cell for Women and Children, a Field Action Project of TISS, completed 25 years of
work in 2009 on 'Violence Against Women' as a programme/service located in the police
system. At present, 7 States have established Special Cells and efforts are on to establish the
special Cells in the remaining States and Union Territories of the country.

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has initiated a project focused on transforming the M
East Ward of Mumbai into a model of inclusive urban development. Thematic focus is on
education, health, skills development and employability enhancement.

TISS is the principal recipient of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in a
countrywide project for capacity-building of higher institutions of learning in HIV/AIDS
Counselling. Named 'Saksham' the project is conducting Masters training programmes and
helps to build infrastructure to develop the capacities of 40 academic institutions all over
the country, which, in turn, will provide supportive supervision and training to 12,000
counsellors working in the national HIV/AIDS counselling programme . The Global Fund
has awarded Saksham an A-1 rating.

TISS is recognized by the World Health Organization as a collaborating Centre for Health,
Policy Research & Training. The UNAIDS Centre for Behavioral Research on HIV/AIDS is
also located at TISS.

Along with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD),
Kathmandu, TISS established the Himalayan Universities Consortium of 25 universities
from the sub-continent, Afghanistan

TISS has become a partner in a Consortium of 12 European Universities and 8 Indian


Universities. This Consortium is led by Lund University, Sweden, and has received a grant
of 9.6 million Euros for academic exchange under the Erasmus Mundus External
Cooperation Window India Lot 15. Under the Grant, TISS faculty members and students
will receive fellowships for teaching and research work in various universities across
Europe, and TISS will receive scholars and students from European Universities.

TISS continues to be involved in critical research in diverse areas such as education and
literacy, family and children, women's issues, HIV/AIDS, rural and urban development
issues, displacement, youth and human development, and the rights of Dalits, indigenous
people minorities and other marginalized groups.

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ABOUT SCHOOL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS STUDIES


Continuing with its tradition of having a futuristic approach towards development, Tata Institute of
Social Sciences became the pioneering institute to introduce the Certificate in Hospital Administration,
as early as 1980, which was upgraded to a Diploma in 1986. In 1989, the institute established the
Department of Health Systems Studies with the assistance of the Ford Foundation. In the year 1993,
the department added a new feather in its cap by starting the Master in Health and Hospital
Administration Programme.
In its 70th year, TISS restructured all the courses to make them more suited to meet the existing
demands and challenges of the healthcare sector. Post restructuring in the year 2006, the Department
of Health Systems Studies was renamed as 'The School of Health Systems Studies'. In the year 2008,
School of Health Systems Studies started the Master of Public Health with a focus on Social
Epidemiology as its unique feature followed by introduction of Masters of Public Health (MPH) in
Health Policy, Economics and Finance in the year 2010. SHSS has been running a Executive Post
Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management (EPGDHA) exclusively for working executives in hospitals
and also Diploma in Health Administration (DHA) and Diploma in Public Health Practice (DPHP) for
those who are working in public areas which shows that the Institute's ethos of continuously being at
the forefront of innovation in healthcare education.

Today the School has Four Centres


Centre for Health and Social Sciences
Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management
Centre for Public Health
Centre for Hospital Management
The School conducts 4 Master's Degree courses Master of Hospital Administration,
Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health (Social Epidemiology),
Master of Public Health (Health Policy, Economics and Finance).

MASTER OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION


The essence of Masters' degree in Hospital Administration lies in its specificity of the content and the
extent of its applicability to a wide range of sectors within the healthcare domain, with nearly 30 relevant
subjects coupled with rigorous internships which refines students to take leadership positions in
hospitals and allied healthcare organizations. The job profiles range from project planning and
implementation, Operations Management Quality Management, Human Resources Management,
Costing and Financial Management, Business Development in the allied sectors of Health IT, Insurance in
general and the Hospital sector in particular. The students, after graduation, carry a mature
understanding of the intricacies of the macro as well as micro aspects of the healthcare field.

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MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION


The Master of Health Administration programme prepares students to take on managerial positions in
the national health programmes, the NGO sector and community-based health programmes by building
capacities in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating those programmes. It also orients the
students to macro issues relevant to health policy and programming in the country. Students of this
programme are offered managerial positions in national and international health care organizations and
projects. They are also groomed to be efficient professionals having adequate knowledge and practical
exposure in fields like CSR, insurance, consulting and healthcare IT.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY


This MPH programme has a focus on Social Epidemiology and is designed to orient the students towards
the conceptual understanding of public health issues and impart research skills required for developing
much needed evidence based planning at the population level. Thus, the students will be capable of
undertaking meaningful research for supporting public health policy and planning for the effective
implementation of public health programmes which enables the students to take technical and
leadership positions in government and non-government public health programmes, CSR activities,
healthcare technology, finance and insurance and a plethora of other fields which require rigorous
research and effective action.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN HEALTH POLICY, ECONOMICS & FINANCE


This MPH programme focuses on creating high quality professionals with expertise in health policy and a
strong foundation in health economics and financial analysis. An in-depth understanding of the dynamics
of the pharmaceutical and health insurance markets and a comprehensive knowledge of global health
systems gives these professionals an edge in areas such as policy analysis, review, and design required for
all health programs and projects. This one-of-its-kind master's program trains Public Health
professionals to become experts in analytical research especially global policy evaluation with an
emphasis on economic analysis. This enables them to take up consulting, advocacy and advisory roles in
public sector bodies, global non-profit organizations, policy consultancies, bilateral and multilateral aid
agencies, health financing institutions, health policy research organizations, and the pharmaceutical
sector.

The history of the world is full of people who rose to leadership,


by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
- MAHATMA GANDHI
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

INFRASTRUCTURE
The School of Health Systems Studies is spread over the two Mumbai campuses of Tata Institute of
Social Sciences - The Main Campus and the Malti&Jal A. D. Naoroji Campus Annexe. Both the
Campuses are located in Deonar in the North-east section of Greater Mumbai. The Main Campus is
situated opposite Deonarbus depot on V. N. Purav Marg. Spread over an area of approximately 10
acres. The School of Health Systems Studies has a resource centre available only to SHSS faculty and
studentsthe Documentation Cell which boasts of almost every title written in the field of Health &
Hospital Management and Public Health. The other structures ensconced in the Main Campus include:

THE SIR DORABJI TATA MEMORIAL LIBRARY


The Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library has in stock about 1,03,000 volumes. The selection of the
material is geared to meet the needs of post-graduate students and M.Phil./Ph.D. scholars. It
subscribes to over200 scholarly journals and has over 1,600 audio-visual materials. It maintains
newspaper clippings on current topics and prepares bibliographies on different subjects. It is fully
computerized and has a computer reading facility for the visually impaired. Users can access the library
database using an Online Public Access Catalogue. The Library brings out a quarterly Selective
Dissemination of Information and Current Awareness Bulletin. The UGC - INFLIBNET has
recognized it as a Document Delivery Centre.

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HEALTH CENTRE
IT provides Medical Consultation services by two medical officers who visit the Institute on alternate
days from 4.30 pm to 6. 30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Trained professional counsellors help the
students in their day- to day concerns. The MK Tata Memorial Gymkhana Recreation Centre provides
facilities such as yoga, table tennis, carom and badminton.

CONVENTION CENTRE
The Naoroji campus annexe is next to the BARC Hospital Gate on Deonar Farm road. It boasts of state
of the art classrooms in its two academic buildings. The classes for junior batches of MHA and MPH
courses are held here. The highlight of the campus is the ultra-modern, high tech acoustic wonder
called the Convention Centre. It is a 500 seated auditorium which hosts most of the events and meets
of SHSS, including the signature annual fest- Clairvoyance. The most cherished feature of both the
campuses is their natural picturesque beauty. The greenery on the campus is not in the form of
carefully cultivated and manicured gardens. A stroll through the campus is more like a walk in the
woods, with each tree and shrub growing and proliferating on its own, albeit not wildly.

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COLLABORATIONS
TISS, over the years, has built bridges with many Universities across the world. We have
signed MoUs and/or have developed linkages with some prestigious international
Institutions and Universities.

THE KEY AREAS OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE


Collaborative Research
Student (Study Abroad Programme- SAP) and Faculty Exchange Programmes
Study in India Programme (SIP)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
TISS School of Health Systems Studies is a WHO
Collaborating center for Health Policy Research and
Training. Collaborating Center appointment by WHO
indicates that an organization contributes to WHO's
public health mission by providing specialized knowledge, expertise & support in the health
field to WHO & its member nations. The 'Terms of Reference' which defines the role and
responsibilities of the School of Health Systems Studies, TISS as a collaborating centre are:
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To undertake research to understand the dynamics of utilization of research in health policy


formulation & implementation. (Research on health research utilization)
2. To develop capacity of health researchers to undertake research relevant for health policy &
translate research findings into policy briefs for the benefit of policy makers. (Support
doctoral research)
3. To undertake social science research to generate information to bridge gap between social
reality & health policy formulation & implementation. (Studying social determinants of
health seeking behavior)
4. To synthesize & document health policy relevant materials for the benefit of researchers,
policy makers, administrators, research scholars & students. (Research and documenting

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS


School of Health Systems Studies entered into an academic and research collaboration with London
School of Economics in 2007. Under academic partnership, a new program, MPH in Health policy,
Economic and Finance, in line with the M.Sc, International health policy offered by LSE was launched
in2010. This programme focuses on the economics and finance of health care provisions and the
nature of policy changes needed to make health care accessible. The collaborative research aims to
address priority areas around health policy in India. Areas of scientific focus include:
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Pharmaceuticals and Access to Medicines

HIV Prevention for Women and Children in India

Health Systems

Urban Health

Health Financing

These priorities reflect the current health policy priorities in India & the research
strengths of both institutions.
Post 2009, SHSS centre has collaborated with 4 international partners to strengthen its
MPH and MHA programmes and research in public health areas.

ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIPS AND ACADEMIC COOPERATION


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship partners the School of Health Systems Studies under the aegis of
Tata Institute of Social Sciences with 12 European universities

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE


KarolinskaInsitute (Sweden)

Minnesota State University (U.S.A)

Swiss TPH (Switzerland)

Texa A&M University (U.S.A)

Lund University (Sweden)

Albert - Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany)

Freie University Berlin (Germany)

International Institute for Geo - information Science and Earth Observation (The Netherlands)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Politecnicodi Milano (Italy)

University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

University of Deusto (Spain)

University of Leuven (Belgium)

University Pierre and Marie Curie (France)

Vilnius University (Lithuania)

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OUR ESTEEMED FACULTY


SCHOOL OF HEALTH SYSTEMS STUDIES
Prof. C. A. K. Yesudian, M.A., Ph.D., Dean
Prof. Geeta Sethi, LSE - TISS Chair Professor
Ms. Lucky Singh, M.Sc, M.Phil, Assistant Professor
CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Dr. Shalini Bharat, M.A. Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson
Dr. Anil Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Sivakami Muthusamy, M.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Hemal Shroff, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
CENTRE FOR HEALTH POLICY, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Dr. Shankar Das, M.Sc., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson
Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee, M.D., M.Sc., D.P.H., A.F.I.H., Associate Professor
Dr. Soumitra Ghosh, M.A., M.P.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Bal Rakshase, M.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
Dr. Harshad Thakur, M.D., D.B.M., Professor and Chairperson
Dr. Mathew George, M.P.H., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Narendra Kakade, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Nilesh Gawde, M.D., D.B.M., Diploma in Clinical Research, Assistant Professor
CENTRE FOR HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT
Dr. M. Mariappan, M.H.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairperson
Dr. V. Gowri, M.A., DHA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Feroz Ikbal, M.H.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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FACULTY SPEAKS
"During my interactions, I find that the current batch of MHA and MPH students as
very competent. I am sure that their employers will find them highly productive.
I wish them all the best for their endeavors."
Dr. Anil Kumar K, Professor, Center for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies.

"A combination of classroom sessions, field work in the form of internships and the
varied educational backgrounds of the batch helped as we discussed concepts,
exchanged experiences and the practical application of them over the two year
journey. At the end of it, I must say that students from the SHSS batch of 2013-15
have been an incredible bunch to work with. Their skills and passion make them
appropriate choices for the positions on offer in any organisation which focuses on
health. I am sure they will be excellent assets wherever they are selected".
Dr.Sivakami Muthusamy, Associate Professor, Center for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies.

"SHSS, prepares professional health care managers to take up the challenges of the
Indian health care sector by equipping with competencies on theoretical
knowledge and practical applied skills in the field of Health care Administration. The
current batch (2013-15) has accomplished these through their class room learning
about the programmatic, financial, human resource and information system based issues
in the health care sector. This understanding was experienced and tested out in the field
through their internships with the government and non-government health care delivery
systems in urban and rural settings.
Dr. Mathew George, Assistant Professor, Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies.
SHSS batch of 2013-15 was always willing to learn and had the ability to learn. With
the strong foundation of the conceptual knowledge from the class room and the practical
knowledge through the rigorous internships, they are ready to be in the board rooms.
Most of them have high emotional quotient which make them fit for leadership positions.
The strong academic foundation TISS provided would make them human service
professionals sensible and sensitive to the healthcare needs of the society.
Dr.FerozIkbal, Ph.D Assistant Professor, Centre for Hospital Management, School of Health systems studies.
Teaching SHSS Students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences has been an experience to
cherish. The students of this batch are not only focused and committed but also have
competency and expertise to excel. They come across as an incredible bunch possessing
collaborative leadership skills and intellectual dexterity. I am certain they will prove to be
invaluable assets to the organizations they join.

Dr. Sunil Bandekar, Medical Superintendent, Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai
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OUR ILLUSTRIOUS ALUMNI


TISS over the years has been known for its unique ways of combining management principles
with social awareness. This has ensured that TISS students have left their indelible impressions
on the corporate as well as the social front. Following are some of the TISSians who have
carved a niche for themselves in healthcare.

Dr. Avinash Supe, M.S., DHA,

Cyrus Engineer

Dean, Sion Hospital, Mumbai

Country Director, JHU Afghanistan, Asst. Lecturer,


International Health at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Santosh Shetty


Executive director & COO at KokilabenDhirubhaiAmbani Hospital

Dr. Somil Nagpal

Dr. Sameer A. Khan

Sr. Health Specialist, South Asia Region,


The World Bank

CEO, Rockland Hospitals Group, New Delhi

Dr. Sarita V. Khobrekar


Sr. Health Specialist, The World Bank

Fellow- Patient Safety and Quality


John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA.

Dr. Rana Mehta

Dr. Tushar Kr Desai

Executive Director, Healthcare Advisory,


Price Water House Coopers, India

Vice President -Project Healthcare


Reliance Industries Limited

Mr. Neeraj Lal

Dr. Noel Coutinho

CEO, Sunshine Global Hospitals, Surat.

Associate Director, Health Insurance Services,


Reinsurance Group of America

Dr. Dinesh Nair

Mr. Keerti Bhusan Pradhan


Senior Consultant and Strategic AdvisorHealthcare at Health Advisory Services, Chandigarh

Dr. Pravin Swamy


Head of Operations
Hinduja Hospital, Khar

Dr. Dipali S. Jawalkar


Chief Medical Officer
ReInsurance Group of America

Ms. Mini Varghese


National Programme Manager, Micronutrient Initiative

Dr. Atul Adaniya


Asst. Medical Director
H N Hospital, Mumbai

Mr. Sumesh Babu Karivelil


NextGen Application Analyst, Trivergent Health Alliance
Silver Spring, Maryland

Dr. Milind D Inamdar


Purchase Head
Narayan Hrudalaya, Bangalore

Dr. Himangi Bhardwaj Mehrotra


Senior Health Advisor at British High Commission,
New Delhi.

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Why Recruit at

TISS

The most frequently cited accolades from the past recruiters or organizations regarding our students
include their ability to learn quickly, their versatility, their performance as team players, their excellent
problem-solving skills, and most important the positive attitude that they bring to their jobs.A unique
feature of SHSS, TISS is emphasis not just on domain knowledge, but also on personal and social
development inculcating all the spheres and ensuring a holistic approach for a future manager. This
integral and value based formation impels our students to be innovative, competent and creative
leaders. They are groomed in a manner as to serve as agents of continuous improvement and change.
SHSS is reputed for the National and International quality of the faculty and the outstanding calibre of
the students graduating from its postgraduate programmes. Our curriculum is theoretically updated in
line with the needs of the industry, pedagogy that includes assignments, group discussions, project
work, presentations, role plays, quizzes, simulation games& personal development programmes that
moulds our students to become leaders and not mere managers.
The practical exposure at our Institute is beyond comparison with students of any other institute,
because our students have 3 internships of 2 months duration each, a summer internship and a
blockplacement. Such a comprehensive curriculum gives our students the knowledge, skill and insight
toadd more to the field in every possible way.
The student mix is selected from diverse background following a meticulous and rigorous selection
process.This diversity has resulted in experiential learning &appreciation of different cultural nuances.
We have adiverse pot pourri of students with varied profiles and arrange of experience in various
sectors in the healthcare industry which opens a wide scope and flexibility of options for our recruiters
to choose from.

Creating quality healthcare leadership is an


integral part of the DNA of School of Health
Systems studies at T.I.S.S. We make an effort
to develop young leaders to manage the
healthcare institutions by offering unique
learning opportunities through class room
learning and field training. SHSS students
learn to ensure greater value to all stakeholders.
Batch of 2013-2015 can be great assets to
any healthcare organisation in the world.
Dr.M.Mariappan
Chairperson, Center for Hospital Management School of Health Systems Studies

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The programmatic skills of students of SHSS batch


of 2013-15 are supported with their research
capacity to understand and analyse issues of the
health sector based on evidence and methodological
rigor, which will be a unique combination."
Dr. Mathew George,
Assistant Professor, Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies.

MASTER OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION

Introduction
Hospitals and healthcare facility providers as we see them today; are becoming some of the most
complex and fluid organizations to manage in the times to come. This was a challenge, foreseen early by
the faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, who were thus among the pioneers in instituting a fullfledged Masters in Hospital Administration in 1993 which to date remains one of the most coveted
training programs this sector has seen. In the increasingly competitive arena of healthcare management
education, the TISS strives to maintain its tradition of academic excellence whilst simultaneously working
to radically transform its academic culture and spirit as is captured in its tryst towards Re-imagining
Futures.
Innovative and dynamic classroom teaching along with challenge based learning during the Internships
puts hospital administration program at par with International teaching standards. This is what shapes one
of the finest professionals of the country, striving to serve and lead the hospital and healthcare industry.
The basis underlying the course framework is the fundamental understanding of hospitals as socially,
structurally, technologically and financially sensitive organizations employing a myriad mix of some of the
most skilled and semi-skilled human resource. Along with a strong emphasis on their theoretical base,
students are tested for their conceptual clarity through class presentations, case studies and group tasks
simulating decision making in the hospital environment. Keeping in with the pace of the industry, the
course content is continuously reviewed and revised to keep abreast of necessary developments whether
it is Hospital management information systems, Health insurance or Business development strategies for
hospitals.
With that, the students would undergo six months of arduous internships across some of the best
hospitals in the country and simultaneously undertake individual projects addressing some of the relevant
concerns or advancements in healthcare.

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Internships
What the mind does not know, the eyes do not see Keeping this very maxim in mind, the sequence of theory
subjects and internships has been framed to ensure that students know exactly what they are expected to learn
and apply during each of the three, eight-week long internships that they would be credited for in the course of
their degree.
After studying key fundamental subjects like Health Economics and Finance, Hospital Planning, Administration of
Clinical and Support services & Materials management, at the end of their second semester students are posted in
their first internship at major public hospitals in Mumbai like King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, BYL Nair
Hospital, Sion Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, MGM Vashi, BARC Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Cooper
Hospital, Prince Aly Khan Hospital and D Y Patil Hospital to name a few. Students would understand the hospital as
a system and take up four clinical and support departments each for detailed analysis and report preparation.
Additionally the students also take up case studies / assignments in concurrence with hospital authorities, thereby
making meaningful contribution.
By the end of their third semester, they cover Operations research, Strategic management in Healthcare settings,
Legal framework for hospitals Quality management and Medical technology management before they start their
second internship in large & renowned trust hospitals across the country like CMC Vellore, Sir Gangaram Hospital,
P. D. Hinduja, Breachcandy, KokilabenDhirubhaiAmbani Hospital, Ruby Hall, Aditya Birla Hospital etc. This time,
the students undertake three case studies in various areas of operations, Gap analysis for accreditation, patient
satisfaction levels, turnaround time for reports, inventory control systems, etc. with practical recommendations
that can be implemented.
After covering, Health Insurance, Systems Development & Information Resource Management, Marketing and
Business Development Strategies in last semester, the third internship places students in some of the largest
healthcare corporations in the country like the Apollo Group of Hospitals, the Fortis Group, the Max Group,
Manipal Group of Hospitals, Aster DM etc. In this posting they undertake specific micro-level assessment like
modules for staff training, feasibility and marketing plans for new service or hospitals, working on actual HMIS
databases and process reengineering for departments.
Before students embark on their professional journey, they serve uncompensated in their choice of healthcare
organizations like charitable hospitals, NGOs, consultancies, healthcare IT or insurance companies for a whole
month rendering their knowledge and skills as they would in the organizations they would soon join.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success;


leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against
the right wall.
Stephen Covey
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Research
Research projects at the Master's level offer students the opportunity to plan and conduct original
investigation in an area of study with the guidance of faculty members of the Institute as well as
experts from the industry.
Each student is expected to take up an area of choice that he/she would work on for two years under the
guidance of both school faculty as well as industry experts to produce a report that is credited at the end
of the course. It is referred to as a 'Research Project' as the student is preferably expected to maintain a
practical approach with scientific research base towards the topic.
The research project is an attempt to enable the student either to explore &analyze a new trend in
healthcare or to work on specific area affecting hospital functioning on a professional basis after
completion of the degree. After defining study objectives, the project involves relevant and actual data
collection from hospitals that further enhances the field exposure for the students. The report focuses on
providing an in-depth understanding of the issue and most importantly, on providing working
recommendations and implementable action plans.
Some of the major areas students have attempted to study this year include:
Quality: Planning, Improvement, Assessment and Evaluation
lOperations and Project Management
lHospital Planning: Greenfield Hospitals and Energy Savings Measures in Hospitals
lOrganizational Behavior in Healthcare Industry
lHuman Resource Management in Hospitals and Healthcare
lInformation and Communication Technology in Healthcare Industry
lHospital and Healthcare Marketing
lBusiness Intelligence and Strategic Management in Hospital and Healthcare
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At the end of two year program, course structure at TISS aims at equipping students with the prerequisite skills that would enable them to effectively contribute to not only the organization that they
would work for, but also to the healthcare industry at large.

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Semester Wise list of courses


Master of Hospital Administration
Semester

II

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

FC 1
FC 2
FC 3
FC 4
SFC 1
SFC 2
SFC 3
SFC 4
SFC 5
RM
MBC 1
MBC 2
MBC 3

Understanding Society, Culture and Identity


Understanding Developing Economies
India's Development Experience
Understanding India's Political Structure
Social Science Perspective on Health
Basic Economics and Health Economics
Research Methodology I: Quantitative Methods
Research Methodology II: Qualitative Methods
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Research Methodology
Principles of Health Services Management
Evolution of Health Services
Organization Behavior

2
2
1
1
2
3
2
2
2
1
2
2
2

MBC 4
MBC 5
MBC 6
HO 2
HO 3

Financial Accounting
Human Resources Management and Labor Legislation
Materials Management
Organization and Administration of Supportive Services
Organization and Administration of Clinical and Super
Specialty Services
Hospital Planning
First Internship(8 Weeks)

2
2
2
2
3

HO 4

III

MBC 7
MBC 9
HO 1
HO 5
HO 7
HO 8
HO 9
MBC 8
HO 6

IV

HO 11
HO 10
HO 12

Operations Research
Strategic Management in Health Care Settings
Management Accounting
Legal Framework for Hospitals
Management of Medical Staff, Clinical Services
and Medical Committees
Medical Technology Management
Quality Management
Second Internship (8 weeks)
Health Insurance
Systems Development and Information Resource
Management in Hospitals
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Business Development Strategies
Third Internship (8 Weeks)
Project Work

Total Credits in Master of Hospital Administration

2
8
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
8
2
3
2
2
2
8
4
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Research Project : Marketing of a specialised service in a tertiary care


Hospital using SAVE" method
Internships :
: Jagjivan Ram Western Railway Hospital, Mumbai
First Internship
Second Internship : St. Lourdes Hospital, Cochin, Kerela

Dr. Abel George


26 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Work Experience : 1 year 6 months (Cumulative)


a) Non PG Resident, Christian Medical College,
Ludhiana.
b) Resident Dentist, Santhigiri Ashram Hospital,
Aluva, Kerala
Research Project : Quality Management in selective services of a Hospital
Internships :
First Internship

: The Centenary Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune


Work Experience : 3 years 6 months (Cumulative)
a) Junior Scientific Officer at Super Religare Laboratories
ltd (S.R.L.), Fortis Hospital, Kolkata.
Mr. Abhik Ghosh
b.) Junior Laboratory Technician, Advanced Medicare
27 years
and Research Institute (A.M.R.I.),Kolkata.
Qualification : B.SC. (Bio. Science),
c) Junior Laboratory Technician, Medica North
D.M.L.T.
Bengal Clinic, Siliguri.

Research Project : Robotic Surgery in tertiary care : A study from


patients and providers perspective.
Internships :
First Internship

: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital,


Central Railway, Mumbai
Second Internship : Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune

Dr. Aditya Gosawi


29 years
Qualification: M.B.B.S

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Work Experience : 3 years 9 months (Cumulative)


a) Resident Medical Officer, Kokilaben Dhirubhai
Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
b) Junior Resident Doctor, Radiation Medicine Centre,
BARC, C/O Tata Memorial Hospital , Mumbai.
c) Asst. Lecturer Dept Of Physiology , Dr. D Y PATIL
Medical College, Navi Mumbai
d) Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre, Satara

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Research Project :

Internships :
First Internship

Planning considerations in Hospitals with


a primary focus on the concept of
'Green Hospitals'
King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

Fresher

Dr. Akanksha Pardeshi


25 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Nosocomial Infection Control Measures Practiced in


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Work Experience :

2 years
Dentist, Dental Care Implant and Esthetic Clinic,
Chandigarh

Research Project :

Nurse-Patient Communication in In-patient Ward.

Dr. Amrit Pal Kaur


27 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Internships :
First Internship

Second Internship :
Work Experience :
Dr. Anjali Salunke

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial Hospital,


Central Railway, Mumbai
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital &
Medical Research Institute, Mumbai
13 years
Medical Consultant, Om Sai Clinic, Mumbai

39 years
Qualification : B.A.M.S

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Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Employee Engagement- A tool for increasing


Hospital performance.
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital &


Medical Research Institute, Mumbai

Work Experience :

Fresher

Research Project :

Quality Management in Radiology department in


a Tertiary Care Hospital

Dr. Ankita Jain


25 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Internships :
First Internship

Second Internship :

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital &


Research Center, Pune

Work Experience :

2 years
Deputy Manager Quality, Altimate Envirocare
Asia Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

Ms. Bhaveshri Chauhan


26 years
Qualification : M.Sc. Microbiology

Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

A Study on TPA work process in Hospital - Issues


& Challenges
Bhaba Atomic Research Centre Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai

Work Experience :

Fresher

Dr. Deepti Rai


25 years
Qualification: B.D.S

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S.L.Raheja hospital (A Fortis Associate), Mumbai

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Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Developing Strategies for making a Hospital a


preferred destination for Medical Value Travel
Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi

Work Experience :

12 months
House Physician, Dr. B. R. Sur Homeopathic
Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre
(Govt. of Delhi)

Research Project :

Total Productive Maintenance- A case study


on XYZ Hospital

Dr. Dharam S. Meena


26 years
Qualification: B.H.M.S

Internships :
First Internship

MGM Hospital, Mumbai.

Second Internship :

Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bengaluru

Work Experience :

Fresher

Research Project :

Human Resource Planning in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Internships :
First Internship

K B Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai

Ms. ElchiLall
24 years
Qualification : B.Tech
(Biomed. Engg.)

Mr. G. Rajesh

Second Internship :

Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune

Work Experience :

6 months
Junior pharmacist, Image Hospital, Hyderabad

24 years
Qualification: B. Pharm

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Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Costs Benefit Analysis of Path Lab services,


In - House vs. Outsourced
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical


Research Institute, Mumbai

Work Experience :

6 years (Cumulative)
a) Consultant, Anjali Mukerjee Health Total, Mumbai
RMO, Manek Nursing Home, Mumbai
b) Consultant, Hedgewar ( Tertiary Care) Hospital,
Aurangabad

Research Project :

Inventory Management in a Blood Bank of an Hospital

Internships :
First Internship

Port Trust Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Gitanjali Taware


32 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Second Internship :

Madras Medical Mission, Chennai

Work Experience :

1 year 6 months
Asst. Dental Surgeon, Balaji Dental Clinic, Chennai.

Research Project :

Implementation of HMIS in Hospitals

Internships :
First Internship

Bhaba Atomic Reserach Centre Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Jagadisan . S
26 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Second Internship :
Work Experience :
Dr. Krishna Sudheer Naik. D
28 years
Qualification : B.Pharm, Pharm. D

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Godrej Memorial Hospital, Mumbai


2 years
Clinical & Hospital Pharmacist, Rural Development
Trust Hospitals, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Trending towards Patient-Centric Management


System
King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

KEM Hospital, Pune

Work Experience :

16 months (Cumulative)
a) Medical Officer, Saraswati Hospital, Jalgaon
b) General Practitioner, Private Clinic, Pune

Dr. Namrata Suryawanshi


28 years
Qualification : M.B.B.S

Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Customer Relationship Management in


Tertiary Care Hospital
BSES MG Hospital Managed By Brahma Kumari,
Mumbai

Second Internship :

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune

Work Experience :

Fresher

Research Project :

PERT CPM Analysis in the Emergency services


of selected hospital

Mr. Nishant Tare


23 years
Qualification : B. Pharm

Internships :
First Internship

Second Internship :
Work Experience :
Ms. Priyadarshini Mittal
25 years
Qualification: B.A (Mathematics)

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai


Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai

2 years (Cumulative)
a) Analyst, Axtria-Ingenious Insights, Gurgaon
b) Research Analyst , i3 Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon

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Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Procurement process in tertiary care Hospital


and the role of IT in the procurement process
MGM Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi

Work Experience :

12 Months
Asst. Operations Manager,
Reach International, New Delhi

Research Project :

Developing performance indicators for a Hospital

Mr. Pulkit Kumar


24 years
Qualification : B.Tech
(Electrical & Electronics)

Internships :
First Internship

Holy Family Hospital and Medical Research Centre,


Mumbai.

Second Internship :

Godrej Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

2 years 4 months
Asst. Dental Surgeon, Happy Dental Clinic

Research Project :

Competency Mapping of middle level managers


in the Hospital

Dr. V Rachna
27 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Internships :
First Internship

K.B. Bhabha Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai.

Second Internship :

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

5 months
Nursing Tutor, M.M. Singhi Institute of Nursing,
Rajasthan Hospital, Ahmedabad

Ms. Rachana Chauhan


23 years
Qualification : B.Sc. (Nursing)

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Research Project :
Internships :
First Internship

Patient Care Management for Surgical Safety A case study


K.B. Bhabha Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Cumballa Hill Hospital and Heart Institute, Mumbai

Work Experience :

Fresher

Research Project :

Study on efficiency of material management in


100 bedded hospital

Dr. Raminder Kaur


26 years
Qualification : B.D.S

Internships :
First Internship

Tata Memorial Research Centre, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai

Work Experience :

3 months
Physiotherapist, Mittal Cancer and Neurology
Hospital, Raipur (C.G.)

Research Project :

Service Quality Assessment of Hospitals


using SERVQUAL

Ms. Ranjana Paikra


28 years
Qualification : B.P.T

Internships :
First Internship

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bengaluru

Work Experience :

12 months
Recruiter, Allegis Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Renuka Radhakrishnan


22 years
Qualification : B.Sc
(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)

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Research Project :

Employee Retention Programme in Hospital

Internships :
First Internship

Shushrusha Co-operative Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

Fresher

Research Project :

Study on the use and effectiveness of Digital Social

Ms. Roopali Sant


22 years
Qualification: B.M.S

Media as a Marketing Strategy for selected hospital


Internships :
First Internship

Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

3 months
Junior Pharmacist, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai.

Research Project :

A study on the Internal Evaluation of the quality


in Imaging Department of a NABH Accredited
Hospital.

Dr. Ruchita Kothari


23 years
Qualification: B. Pharm

Internships :
First Internship

Inlaks General Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship :

Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

Work Experience :

14 months (Cumulative)
a) Asst. Dental Surgeon, Private Dental Clinic,
Chandigarh

Dr. Sakshi Sapru


26 years
Qualification: B.D.S

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b) Consultant (Dental surgery), Vitista General


Hospital Jammu, J&K.

Research Project : Business Intelligence in Hospital


Internships :
First Internship

: Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital,


Mumbai

Second Internship : Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research


Institute, New Delhi
Work Experience : 16 months
Asst. Dental Surgeon, Satyawati Dental Clinic,
Dr. Sandhya Yadav
Rewari
25 years
Qualification : B.D.S

Research Project : Total Quality Management in Surgical Suites :


A Study based on Donabedian Model
(Structure, Process and Outcome)
Internships :
First Internship
: Topiwala National Medical College &
BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central.
Second Internship : Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre,
Mumbai
Dr. Santosh Prusty

Work Experience : Fresher

26 years
Qualification: M.B.B.S

Research Project : Study of Hospital Information Systems and


Mobile Technology in improving Outpatient
and Diagnostics services.
Internships :
: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital,
First Internship
Mumbai
Second Internship : Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai

Ms. Shruti Trivedi

Work Experience : 12 months


Programmer Analyst, Cognizant Technology
Solutions India Private Ltd.

24 years
Qualification : B.Tech Biotechnology

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Research Project : Role Of Third Party Administrator's (TPA) in


the Discharge Process and its effect on
Patient's Satisfaction.
Internships :
: Rajawadi Hospital, Mumbai
First Internship
Second Internship : Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai
Work Experience : 1 year 9 months
Physiotherapist , Apollo Hospitals Enterprise ltd.
Dr. Siddhartha Dash
(AHEL)
26 years
Qualification : B.P.T

Research Project : Disaster Preparedness in Government Hospital


in Mumbai
Internships :
First Internship

: Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital,


Mumbai

Second Internship : Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre,


Mumbai

Dr. Sunil Sahu


26 years
Qualification : M.B.B.S

Work Experience : 9 months (Cumulative)


a) ART Medical Officer, MDACS
b) General Duty Medical Officer,
Naval Hospital Powai, Naval Dockyard,
Mumbai

Research Project : Equipment Planning & Procurement Process


In Hospital
Internships :
First Internship

: Rajawadi Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai


Work Experience : 2 years 10 months
a) Asst. Dental Surgeon, Dr.Dhobley's Multispeciality
b) Dental Clinic & Tobacco De-addiction Centre, Nagpur
Dr. Vaishali Bodele
29 years
Qualification : B.D.S

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Research Project : Operation Management In Casualty in a


Corporate Hospital
Internships :
First Internship

: K.B. Bhabha Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : Noble Hospital, Pune


Work Experience : 7 months
Dr. Vibhutibhushan Rahate
28 years
Qualification : B.A.M.S

Resident Doctor, Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital,


Pune

Research Project : Business Process Reengineering of Operation


Theatre in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Internships :
First Internship

: Jagjivan Ram Western Railway Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : Holy Family Hospital, New Delhi


Work Experience : Fresher
Dr. Vrinda Chaturvedi
24 years
Qualification: B.H.M.S

Research Project : Supply Chain Management A study of


Medicines and Consumables in Tertiary
Care Hospital
Internships :
: Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai
First Internship
Second Internship : Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center,
Pune
Work Experience : 12 months
Resident Medical Officer, Upcharya Hospital,
Dr. Aniket Galande
Nagpur
27 years
Qualification : B.A.M.S

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Research Project : A study on Experiences of Patients in an


Oncology ward
Internships :
First Internship

: Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical


Research Centre, Mumbai

Ms. Mitali Malani


24 years
Qualification : B.Sc (Nursing)

Work Experience : 14 months


H.R. Executive, Criticare Multi Speciality Hospital
and Research Centre, Mumbai

Research Project : Using Work Force Practices to Drive Quality


Improvements in Hospitals
Internships :
First Internship

: Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : Christian Medical College, Vellore


Work Experience : 12 months (Cumulative)
a) Staff Nurse, Calicut Govt. Medical College, Kerala
Mr. Rafeeque Kamran
b) Hospital Inspection and Medical Verification Officer,
24 years
United India Insurance Co Ltd. Kerala
Qualification: B.Sc (Nursing)

Research Project : Benchmarking & Standardization of OPD and


Diagnostic Services
Internships :
First Internship

: Holy Family Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai

Second Internship : P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai
Work Experience : 9 months (Cumulative)
a) Resident Medical Officer, Sai Baba Heart Institute &
Research centre, Nasik.
Dr. Pallavi Nagwanshi
b) Asst. Doctor, Hormocare Superspeciality
25 years
(Endocrine) Clinic, Nasik
Qualification: B.A.M.S

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Research Project : To study the Hospital Information System of a


Tertiary Care Hospital
Internships :
First Internship

: Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai

Second Internship : St. Stephen's Hospital, New Delhi


Work Experience : Fresher
Dr. Suhas Monga
24 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Research Project : Comparative Study of patient Safety Protocols


between a JCI Accredited Hospital and a NABH
Accredited Hospital
Internships :
: Rajawadi Hospital, Mumbai
First Internship
Second Internship : Christian Medical College, Vellore

Dr. Ashutosh Patil

Work Experience : 5 years and 9 Months


Physiotherapist, Fortis Hospitals Mulund, Mumbai

32 years
Qualification : B.P.T

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Graduation profile of MHA Hospital


Administration 2013-15
M.B.B.S
B.D.S
B.A.M.S
B.P.T
B.Sc Nursing
B.Pharm
B.Tech
Arts and Science
B.H.M.S
B.M.S
M.Sc
Pharm D

Experience profile of MHA Hospital


Administration 2013-15

Fresher
Upto 11 months
12 - 24 months
More than 24 months

Batch Strength - 41

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MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

INTRODUCTION
TISS has been offering the Health administration programme since the early 1990s. Since then it has been
the best in its efforts towards transforming the candidates into the finest health managers.
Over the years, the course curriculum has been reinvented and structured to meet the demands of the
dynamic healthcare sector, both public and private. The course curriculum has a shade of social science
along with the foundations of management, which makes it unique, and thus the students are conditioned
to be better management personnel with a sense of social responsibility. This blend comes from the core
management based courses like Principles of Management, Strategic Health care Management,
Operations Research, Financial Management along with very sensitive courses like Social Science
Perspectives on Health, Research Methodology, etc. Thus, the artefact of these academic courses is what
we bring to the healthcare sector with our ingress.
The course also orients the students on macro issues relevant to health policy and programme planning in
the country. The teaching is beyond the four walls of the campus and the faculties are enthusiastic to
impart the best knowledge to the students in various innovative ways adopted by them, like field visits,
classroom exercises based on the topics of practical application which helps students progress better.
The two-year intensive program is designed to develop a cadre of professionals competent enough to
take up key managerial and research positions in the National Health Programmes, the NGO sector, CSR,
Healthcare Consultancies, Health Insurance Firms, Healthcare IT Companies, Research Organizations,
Community based Health Programmes, Pharmaceutical and Medical Instrumentation Companies by
building their capacities in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
We have been successful in attracting the titans of the health sector like WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA,
NHSRC, SHRC, NRHM, NACO, PATH, CARE, Aga Khan Health Services, ICICI, Infosys, PWC, Reliance
Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and AzimPremji Foundation for our recruitments in the past & have been
successful in making it up to their expectations.

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INTERNSHIP
TISS believes that translation of theory into practice is the actual purpose of knowledge. Nurtured with
the same idea, internships not only expose the students to the intricacies of healthcare sector but also
provide them with professional competencies in terms of conceptualization and implementation.
Internships have been therefore assigned maximum credits in the Programme.
Meticulously designed three rounds of internships give them a hands-on experience of various aspects
of National Health Programmes, the NGO sector, various Community Health Programmes, a firsthand
exposure to government public health system, with a chance to apply the knowledge and skills they
have gained from their academic experiences. Nevertheless, it enhances communication skills by
working with diverse populations across India.
Selected students get global exposure through the Global Public Health Programme of School of Rural
Public Health (SRPH), Texas A & M University (McAllen Campus), USA under collaboration of TISS and
A & M University Texas.

As a part of internships, students are posted at various renowned organizations like


ALERT India
LEPRA
CARE
Help Age India
AAROHI
Aga Khan Health Services
Smile Foundation
Child in Need Institute (CINI)
SATHI-CEHAT
SEWA
SEARCH
Voluntary Health Association of India
CMC-RUHSA
SNEHA
Institute of Health Management
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Public Health Department of government of Maharashtra etc.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERNSHIP
Close monitoring and supervision at the internship site by faculty.
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Organizations selected for internship are best in the field of healthcare. These organizations have
tremendously innovated models of healthcare some of which have translated into policies.

As a part of the internship with urban NGOs, the students have studied the organization profiles,
program development, implementation and monitoring using logical framework analysis and the
process by which the community is engaged using PRA technique.

Additionally, the government Health Service System (Municipal Corporation of Greater


Mumbai) was studied with respect to its organizational structure at the higher level with special
emphasis on the functioning of Urban Health Post (UHP) and the primary health care delivery
mechanism of urban areas.

As a part of the internship with rural NGOs, the students have studied the organization profiles
and worked on Health Management Information Systems. They have a firsthand experience of
health planning with emphasis on human resource, materials and strategic management.

The structure and functioning of the Rural Health Service System is studied from the district
level and below.

Block internship gives an opportunity to the students to work with sectors like Healthcare IT,
Health Insurance, CSR Health, Pharmaceutical Industry and Healthcare Consultancies.

RESEARCH
Research is a mandatory component of the Programme in Master of Health Administration. This by far
has been one of the best learning the students have received from the Institute. The guidance by the
faculty members along with their motivation has proved to be invaluable to the extent of even having
students publishing their research papers in renowned journals.
Exposure of doing research has helped the students to gauge closely the interconnections between the
actual health care practice and the underlying theories in the field of health

Whatever the mind of an individual can conceive and believe, it can achieve

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Dissertation Title : An Analysis of Status of Village Health Sanitation


and Nutrition Committee in Araria District of Bihar and Situating its
Functioning in Context of Goals of Decentralization and Communization.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal Corporation of Greater
Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Analytical study of Malaria death cases during
the year 2012-13 in Mumbai.
Mr. Aamod Utpal
24 years
Qualification: B. Sc (Hon.)
Biomedical Science

Urban NGO

Karmaksha Foundation, Panvel.

Rural NGO

LEPRA India, Bihar.

Work Experience : Fresher

Dissertation Title : NGOs In Health Sector: Evolution Of Programs,


An Exploratory Study In Central Suburban Mumbai.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Practices of diagnosis and referral of Tuberculosis
patients among private practitioners, M/East Ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Aarti Agarwal
26 Years
Qualification: B.H.M.S.
PG diploma in Hospital Administration

National Society for Equal Opportunities for the


Handicapped (NASEOH), Mumbai.

Institute of Health Management, Pachod


(IHMP), Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Work Experience : Fresher

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Assessment of Public Health Care Organizations


in Comparison with Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) of Balaghat
District of Madhya Pradesh.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department Municipal Corporation
of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Utilization of services of diabetes clinic
(study of one diabetic clinic) in P/South ward.
Urban NGO
: SAHAS (Somaiya Action for HIV/AIDS Support), Mumbai.
Dr. Abhishek Kumar Bhagat
27 Years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Rural NGO

CARE India, Bihar.

Work Experience : Fresher

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Dissertation Title : To Study Health Problems of Safai


Karmacharis in Mumbai.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department , Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prescription practices (treatment) for
Tuberculosis among private practitioners in P/South ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Anupkumar Chambhare Rural NGO
26 Years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

: Helpage India, Mumbai.


: URMUL Trust, Bajju, Rajasthan.

Work Experience : Fresher


Dissertation Title : Utilization of Medical Services of Employee State
Insurance Scheme by Industrial Workers In Aurangabad (Maharashtra).
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Practices of diagnosis and referral of Tuberculosis
patients among private practitioners, M/East Ward.

Dr. Deep Gaygol


28 Years
Qualification: B.H.M.S. ,
P.G. Diploma In Digital And Cyber
Forensic Science And Related Law.

Urban NGO

National Society for Equal Opportunities for the


Handicapped (NASEOH), Mumbai.

Rural NGO

SATHI-CEHAT, Pune, Maharashtra.

Work Experience : 3 Years 6 Months (Cumulative).


a) R.M.O., Dhanwantari Pediatric Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
b) Private Practice, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
c) Doctor and H.O.D.( Homoeopathy Department),
Shree Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Shegoan, Buldhana, Maharashtra.
Dissertation Title : Maternal Health Seeking Behavior of
Oraon Tribe in Sundargarh District Of Odisha.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Utilization of services of diabetes clinic
(study of one diabetic clinic),in L ward.

Ms. Deepika Barla


26 Years
Qualification: B.sc Nursing

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Urban NGO

Karmaksha Foundation, Panvel

Rural NGO

LEPRA India, Odisha

Work Experience : 1 year 6 months (Cumulative).


a) Staff nurse in orthopedic, surgical and medical ward,
b) Ward-in-charge, Holy cross Hospital, Ambikapur, Chattisgarh.

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Dissertation Title : Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Suraksha Yojna,


Chhattisgarh-perspective of Beneficiaries and Providers.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prescription practices (treatment) for
Tuberculosis among private practitioners in M/East, ward.

Dr. Ekta Soni


26 Years
Qualification: B.D.S.

Urban NGO

: Bombay Leprosy Project (BLP), Mumbai.

Rural NGO

: Jan Swasthya Sahyog , Bilaspur , Chattisgarh.

Work Experience : 1year


Assistant dental surgeon, Sahu Clinic, Raipur, Chattisgarh.
Dissertation Title : Receptivity of Oral Pre Exposure Prophylaxis
(PrEP) for HIV Prevention in High-risk Group of Injecting Drug Users.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prescription practices (treatment)

for Tuberculosis among private practitioners in L ward.


Urban NGO
: Community Aid and Sponsorship Program (CASP), Pune.

Dr. Huda Mistry


25 Years
Qualification: B.D.S.

Rural NGO
: AAROHI, Uttarakhand.
Summer School : Completed Global Public Health Programme at

School of Rural Public Health (McAllen Campus), Texas A & M University, USA
Work Experience : 6 Months.
a) Research Coordinator, Drug Abuse Information, Rehabilitation and
Research Centre (DAIRRC) , India
b) Additional Representative of DAIRRC to the United Nations
Economic and Social Council.
Dissertation Title : Health Status Of Migrants And Non-Migrants
Cycle Rickshaw Pullers In Delhi : A Comparative Study.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Analytical study of Malaria death cases during
the year 2012-13 in Mumbai.
Urban NGO

Dr. Geetika Vashisth


27 Years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.,
Diploma in Nutrition and
Health Education.

Smile Foundation, Mumbai.

: Seva Mandir, Udaipur, Rajasthan.


Work Experience : 1 Year 3 Months (Cumulative).
a) Doctor, Aarogya Clinic, Delhi.
b) Doctor, Rohini Manav Kalyan Sewa Samiti , Delhi.

Rural NGO

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Dissertation Title : Study among adolescent Girls about knowledge


of Reproductive Health and Utilization of services under Kishori
scheme in Government Schools of Delhi.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Health behaviours among school Children
F/South Ward.
Urban NGO

: Deep Griha Society, Pune.

Dr. Kaavya Singh

Rural NGO

: URMUL Trust, Lunkaransar, Rajasthan.

26 Years
Qualification : B.H.M.S.

Work Experience : Fresher


Dissertation Title : Towards Contribution and Acceptance: A Study
of Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) in The State
of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prescription practices (treatment) for
Tuberculosis among private practitioners in M/East ward.
Urban NGO

Mr. Lalit Thakur


27 Years
Qualification : M.Pharm

Bombay Leprosy Project, Mumbai

: SEWA (Rural), Bharuch, Gujarat.


Work Experience : 1 Year
Research trainee, Department of medicinal chemistry -Drug discovery,
Piramal life sciences limited (PLSL), Mumbai

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Happiness and its Correlation with


Mental Health in Mumbai City.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : KAP study of beneficiaries visiting maternity

homes, F/North Ward.


Urban NGO
: Deep Griha Society, Pune.
Rural NGO
Ms. Karishma Navalkar
23 Years
Qualification : B.Pharm

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Institute of Health Management, Pachod (IHMP),


Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Work Experience : Fresher

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Dissertation Title : Assessment of Awareness, Utilisation Pattern


and Financial Implications of RGJAY ( Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana)
Beneficiaries in Rural Nanded.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prescription practices (treatment)
for Tuberculosis among private practitioners in L ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Krushna V. Sirmanwar Rural NGO
28 Years
Qualification : B.A.M.S.

: Community aid sponsorship program (CASP), Pune.


: Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Work Experience : 6 Months


RMO, Kunal Hospital, Nagpur.

Dissertation Title : To Study Drug Prescribing pattern for type 2


Diabetes Mellitus and cost of Illness for Public and Private Hospital
Outpatients in Delhi.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project :KAP study of beneficiaries visiting maternity
homes, F/North Ward.
Urban NGO
Ms. Kamini
26 Years
Qualification : B.Pharm

National Addiction Research Center (NARC)

: AAROHI , Satoli Village , Uttarakhand.


Work Experience : Fresher

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Availability, Accessibility and Affordability of Generic


Medicines to the people- a Study of Jeevandhara Medical Stores in Andhra Pradesh.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department ,Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Internship Project : Co-morbidities among malnourished
Children belonging to 0-6 age group in M/East ward.
Urban NGO

Community outreach Program (CORP), Mumbai.

Rural NGO

Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Laxman Chakipuram Work Experience : 2 Years 9 Months (Cumulative).


26 Years
Qualification : B.Pharma

a) Quality Assurance Executive, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. Hyderabad.

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Dissertation Title : Barriers to Utilization of Health Services


by Rural Elderly: A Study in Akola District of Maharashtra State.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Study of Prescription Practices among
private practitioners for Tuberculosis, P/South Ward.
Dr. Nargis A. Nandagavali
25 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

Urban NGO

: Help Age India, Andheri (west) , Mumbai.

Rural NGO

: MAHAN, Amravati , Maharashtra.

Work Experience : Fresher

Dissertation Title : Utilization of Maternal and Child Healthcare


services among Rural Population in Latur district of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Practices of Diagnosis and Referral of
Tuberculosis Patients among Private Practitioners, L ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Nasima Khedkar
32 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Apanalaya, Govandi, Mumbai.

: Seva Mandir , Udaypur , Rajasthan.


Work Experience : 1 year
Resident Doctor, Shriram Ayurved Panchakarma Hospital, Latur.

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Influence of Domestic Violence on Contraceptive


sse in Women: Qualitative Study - Conducted in New Delhi.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal Corporation
of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

Dr. Neha Singh


26 years
Qualification: B.D.S

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Internship Project : Study on the Health Seeking Behaviour of Transgenders


in Sonapur area, Bhandup, S ward.
Urban NGO
: CCDT- Committed Communities Development
Trust, Bandra, Mumbai
Rural NGO
: Institute of Health Management, Pachod (IHMP)
Aurangabad , Maharashtra.
Work Experience : Fresher

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Dissertation Title : Psychological Stress and Economic Burden


experienced by Families of Potential Recipients of Organ Transplants.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Co-morbidities Among Malnourished Children
(0-6 Years) In Shivaji Nagar, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Nuzhat Afroz
29 years
Qualification : B.D.S

Community outreach program (CORP) Mumbai

: Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh


Work Experience : Fresher

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : To Study The Treatment seeking behavior


among Mother's of 0-5 Year old child in Rural Block of Dhule,of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project :: Study of prevalence of Malnutrition and correlate
with socio economic status (SES) in M/E ward.
Urban NGO
: Sevadham Trust, Pune.
Rural NGO
Dr. Nirmalkumar K. Jagdale
29 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

: MAHAN, Amravati , Maharashtra.

Work Experience : 5 years (Cumulative).


a) C.M.O., Emergency Dept. and dialysis unit of Dr. D.Y.Patil Hospital
and Research Centre , Nerul , Navi Mumbai
b) R.M.O., Sujata Birla Hospital and Research Centre, Nashik.
c) M.O., RBSK programme of NRHM, Civil Hospital of Dhule, Maharashtra
Dissertation Title : Mobile Medical Unit In Dibrugarh, Assam:
A Critical Analysis Of Its Role As A Healthcare Provider.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project :In-depth KAP study of beneficiaries of maternity
homes, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
: CORP (Community Outreach Program), Mumbai.

Dr. Pallabi Konwar


28 years
Qualification : M.B.B.S

Rural NGO
: CINI Daulatpur , West Bengal
Work Experience : 3 year 3 months (Cumulative).
a) MO, NRHM Assam (MMU, Dibrugarh and Naharkatia CHC) .
b) RMO, Aditya Hospitals and Diagnostics, Dibrugarh
c) Resident Doctor, Department of Dermatology and
Veneorology, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, MoH&FW, GoI.
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Dissertation Title : Target free approach for Family Planning under


R.C.H. in Pune District: Examining The Grassroots Experiences.
Internships :

Dr. Pradnya D. Doke


26 years
Qualification: M.B.B.S.

Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal


Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Study of Co-morbidities in the malnourished
children of age group 0 to 6 years in urban population under Lotus
Colony Health Post, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
: I.H.M.P. (Institute of health management , Pachod)
Pune, Maharashtra
Rural NGO
: SHASWAT , Pune , Maharashtra.
Work Experience : 1 year
Medical Officer, Primary health Centre, Ale,
Taluka- Junnar, District- Pune.
Dissertation Title : KAP study about sickle cell anaemia and impact
of sickle cell disease control program in tribal region of Amravati,
of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study of prevalence of Malnutrition and
correlate it with socio economic status (SES) in M/East ward.
Urban NGO

Dr. Praful D. Jaiswal


28 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Sevadham trust Pune

: URMUL Trust , Bajju , Rajasthan.


Work Experience : 1 year
RMO , Somani hospital, Nagpur.

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Motivation and Job Performance : A Study on


Health personnel in PHCs at East Godavari District.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project : K.A.P. Study of the beneficiaries of cheetah camp
maternity home, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
: CORP (Community Outreach Program), Mumbai.

Mr. Pridhvi Kumar Jenu


24 years
Qualification: B-TECH BIOMEDICAL,
Diploma in Healthcare Informatics

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Rural NGO
: LEPRA India , Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
Work Experience : Fresher

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Dissertation Title : A Study on Clients Satisfaction in Railways


Health Service System.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Food habits among school children from the
better off section of the society, H/West ward.
Urban NGO

Centre for the Study of Social Change, Mumbai.

: CINI Daulatpur , West Bengal


Dr. Raj Kamal Sharma Rural NGO
25 years
Work Experience : Fresher
Qualification: B.P.Th.

Dissertation Title : To Study Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya


Yojana in Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbs.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Study of Co-morbidities in the malnourished children
of age group 0 to 6 years in urban population under Lotus
Colony Health Post, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
: Institute of Heath Management(IHMP),Pachod- Pune.
Dr. Rahul Y. Rajurkar
28 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Rural NGO
: CARE India, Bihar
Work Experience : 1 year 4 months (Cumulative).
a) Research coordinator on the project of 'Ayurgenomics by Integrated
Genomics and Integrated Biology, New Delhi at King Edward Memorial
Hospital And Research Centre, Vadu branch, Pune.
b) Claim insurance Medical officer, MediAssist India TPA Pvt Ltd., Mumbai.

Dissertation Title : Awareness About Menopause, Experience of


Medical Reimbursement and Willingness to pay for Health Insurance in
Peri-menopausal And Post Menopausal Working Class Women of Akola District..
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project : Food Habits among school children among better off
sections of the society, H/West ward.
Urban NGO
: Centre for Study of Social Change, Mumbai.

Dr. Tejaswini Phatak


25 years
Qualification: B.P.Th.

Rural NGO

SEWA (Rural) , Bharuch , Gujrat.

Work Experience : 1 year 7 months (Cumulative).


a) Physiotherapist, Pretti Slim Health Clinic, Mumbai
b) Physiotherapist, National Association for the Blind, Mumbai
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Dissertation Title : Study on Mobile Medical unit in


Yavatmal District of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Health Behaviour among School Children,
F/South Ward.

Dr. Ratan U. Kannao


26 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Urban NGO

: Institute of Heath Management(IHMP),Pachod- Pune.

Rural NGO

: SATHI-CEHAT, Pune, Maharashtra.

Work Experience : Fresher

Dissertation Title : The Work Environment and Health Hazards


Experienced by Informal Sector Coir Workers in Alappuzha Dist. of Kerala.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : A study on the health seeking behaviour of
Transgenders in Sonapur, Bhandup, S ward.
Urban NGO
: Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT)
Bandra (West),Mumbai.
Rural NGO
: ASWINI, Gudalur, Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Sankar Anand.M
28 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Work Experience : 1 year 3 months (Cumulative).


a) Duty doctor, I-AIM Healthcare centre,Bangalore
b) Clinical and administrative assistant, Ashtangavaidyam Ayurvedics
Thrissur, Kerala.

Dissertation Title : Awareness, Utilization and Financial Implication


opf Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana among Beneficiaries in Mumbai.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project : Service Utilization of one diabetic clinic, P/South ward.

Dr. Sanchita D. Sarang


25 years
Qualification: B.H.M.S.
P.G. Diploma in Hospital Admin.

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Urban NGO

SAHAS (Somaiya Action For HIV AIDS support)

Rural NGO

MAHAN, Amravati, Maharashtra.

Work Experience : 1 year 1 month (Cumulative).


a) Assistant doctor, Dr. Bhatt's clinic- charni road, Mumbai
b) Newsletter Editing at NGO- Spina Bifida Foundation

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Dissertation Title : A Study on Health Problems and Treatment


seeking Behaviour among Kashmiri Migrants living in Jammu.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Utilization of Services of Diabetic Clinic, L ward
Urban NGO
Dr. Rhythma Raina
26 years
Qualification: B.P.Th.

Apanalaya, Mumbai.

: URMUL Trust, Bikaner, Rajasthan


Work Experience : Fresher

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Access to Medicines:- Prices, Availability


and affordability of Essential Medicines in Aizawl Dist., Mizoram.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : A study of Prevalence of Tuberculosis among
Diabetic patients, E ward.
Urban NGO
Dr. Zohming Sanga
28 years
Qualification : B.H.M.S.

ALERT India, Mumbai

: CARE India, Bihar.


Work Experience : 1 year 7 months (Cumulative).
a) Field Investigator, ICMR-MDRF INDIAB Study, North-East Component, Mizoram
b) Doctor, Blessing Home TI-NGO Mizoram SACS

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Utilization of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram


(JSSK) in Dhule Dist. of Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project : Study on Utilization of services at Diabetes clinic,
P/South ward
Urban NGO
: PATH (People's Association For Training and Health) Mumbai
Dr. Sachin K. Jadhav
27 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.
Diploma In Healthcare Informatics

Rural NGO

CARE India , Bihar

Work Experience : 1 year


Clinical Assistant, Suraj Multi Specialty Hospital, Navi Mumbai.

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Dissertation Title : To Study awareness and Utilization of Rajiv Gandhi


Jeevandayee Aarogya Yojana (RGJAY) Scheme in Gadchiroli (Maharashtra).
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Internship Project : Practices of Diagnosis and Referral of Tuberculosis
Patients among Private Practitioners, M/East ward.
Urban NGO
: Apanalaya , Govandi , Mumbai.
Rural NGO
: SHASHWAT, Pune, Maharashtra.
Work Experience : 4 year (Cumulative).
Dr. Narendra D. Kumbhare a) Assistant to Neurosurgeon, Getwell Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra
27 years
along with 2 years of private Practice.
Qualification: B.H.M.S.
b) RMO, Metro City Hospital ,Nagpur, Maharashtra.
c) Consultant Physician, NGO- Surya Sanrakshan Samiti,
Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.
Dissertation Title : Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis
Patients in Mumbai Slums.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
Internship Project : Study on Utilization of services at Diabetes clinic,
P/South ward.
Urban NGO
: PATH (People Association for Training and Health),
Trombay, Mumbai.
Dr. Raja K. Lakhani
30 years
Qualification : B.D.S.,LL.B
(General)

: Seva Mandir, Udaipur, Rajasthan.


Work Experience : 6 years
Dental Surgeon, Lakhani Dental Clinic, Ulhasnagar, Thane.

Rural NGO

Dissertation Title : Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm among


Youth in Hyderabad City.
Internships :
Urban Health System : Public Health Department, Municipal
Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Internship Project : A Study on Prevalence of Tuberculosis among
Diabetes Patients, E ward.
Urban NGO
: ALERT India, Mumbai.
Ms. Saisudha Samavedam
23 years
Qualification : B.Pharm

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Rural NGO

ASWINI, Gudalur, Tamil Nadu.

Work Experience : Fresher

School of Health Systems Studies 2013 - 2015

Graduation Profile of MHA Health


Administration 2013-15

B.A.M.S
B.H.M.S
B.D.S
B.P.Th
M.B.B.S
B.Sc Nursing
B. Pharma
M. Pharma
B.Tech (Biomedical)
B.Sc (Hon) Biomedical Science

Experience Profile of MHA Health


Administration 2013-15

Less than 6 months


6 months - 1 year
1year - 3 years
More than 3 years

Batch Strength - 36

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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY


INTRODUCTION
Right from the recommendations of Bhore committee report in 1946, to the recent NHP 2002 and the
NRHM documents, all highlight the importance of training of public health professionals as an essential
requirement for the improvement of the health situation in the country. In wake of the public health
problems being faced by the country in the social, cultural and economic context, there is an increased
need to emphasize on social epidemiology. The Masters of Public health at TISS caters to the need for
trained human power and helps in the building and maintenance of public health with a special focus on
Social Epidemiology. This programme explores elaborately the link between the social determinants and
health of the population along with strong methodological and technical foundation in epidemiology,
biostatistics, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and national and international public health policies.
The students are also given courses on health finance, public health management and health
communication so as to be equipped to handle multifaceted roles. This programme is covered over the
span of four semesters, with emphasis given to research related courses and development of public health
paradigms. The eclectic mix of students from various educational backgrounds and work experiences
adds new perspectives and knowledge on various issues pertaining to public health. Polished by excellent
faculty in knowledge and skills to handle all aspects of national and international public health issues, and
further honed in community interaction and research skills by multiple internships, the course ordains
students to shine bright in the public health scene, be it rural or urban, national or global. Alumni of the
course are placed and doing exceptionally well in a variety of fields and situations such as national and state
level government health programmes, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation organisations and
programmes,health advocacy groups, NGOs, CSR, healthcare consultancies, health insurance firms,
healthcare IT companies, research organisations, community based health programmes, pharmaceutical
and medical instrumentation companies.
As epidemiologists, students develop the capability to weigh, balance, contrast and implement, and over
the years, TISS has spawned a generation of superlative public health professionals.

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INTERNSHIP
The MPH course consists of 3 internships, one each at the end of second, third and fourth semester.
Each internship duration is of eight weeks.

The First Internship


The first internship primarily focuses on the urban slums of Mumbai. It is designed to give important
insight into the prevailing health issues of urban slums through socio- demographic profiling of the
community. Individual, quantitative studies are carried out on population sub-groups residing in the
community for elaborate understanding. Detailed analysis of several factors such as, socioeconomic
status, health status, morbidity pattern, utilization of health care services and expenditure for
healthcare are undertaken.
Internships also have a dimension of global exposure with selected students getting an exclusive
opportunity to attend international summer internships at University of Minnesota and A & M
University Texas, USA.

Organizations Facilitating First Internship


Aastha Parivaar
Family Planning Associations of India
Magic Bus
Young Men's Christian Association
Young Women's Christian Association
Community Outreach Programme.
SathiTurbhey Store
Vijay Krida Mandal

The Second Internship


The second internship is designed to understand health and its determinants typical to rural
communities. Students are encouraged to carry out research on a public health situation and social
issues pertinent to the particular community and suggest suitable practical recommendations for
improvement. The activities included detailed community mapping, addressing health issues and
qualitatively exploring the social determinants of the particular health problem.

You miss 100% of the shots you dont take.

Wayne Gretzky
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Organizations Facilitating Second Internship


Athencottasan Muthamil Kazhagam (AMK), Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
TISS School of Rural Development, Tuljapur, Maharashtra
West Bengal Voluntary Health Association, Kolkata, West Bengal
Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Trust, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dr. Hedgewar Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Wild Life conservation trust, Mumbai.
Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi, Gadchiroli
BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune
Christian Fellowship Hospital, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Vatsalya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Prasad Chikitsa, Thane, Maharashtra
K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra
MKS Hospital, Vadodra, Gujarat
The final block internship towards the end of the curriculum entails every student to work in any
healthcare organization of their choice, without any compensation, for a period of 1 month. This
internship reiterates the ethos of the institute that is ingrained in each student service to the society.
Though the students have been well placed before the period of this internship, they contribute
their theoretical & practical skills to the organization.

DISSERTATION
Research being the core of public health, the entire last semester is dedicated to the dissertation, a
process which commences early in the first semester. Each student is expected to work on a current
and challenging topic. These studies are carried out under the guidance of a designated faculty
member. The dissertation is duly reviewed at each step by the faculty right from the presentation of
the proposal to data collection and to the actual analysis. The studies are qualitative, quantitative or a
mix of both the types. A wide range of health problems ranging from communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, reproductive health, geriatrics to women's health issues are covered. The
student applies theoretical knowledge combined with ground level practical experiences to the
selected issue to come up with remarkable results. The data collection, analysis and application help
apply the concept in the field. Students are trained to be proficient in computer programs such as
SPSS, STATA and Atlas ti. Published research carves out a niche for MPH at SHSS, which is known for
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Semester Wise list of courses


Master of Public Health Social Epidemiology
Semester

II

III

IV

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

FC 1
FC 2
FC 3
FC 4
RM
SFC 1
SFC 2
SFC 3
SFC 4
SFC 5
PHE1
PHE3

Understanding Society, Culture and Identity


Understanding Developing Economies
India's Development Experience
Understanding India's Political Structure
Research Methodology
Social Science Perspective on Health
Basic Economics and Health Economics
Research Methodology 1: Quantitative Methods
Research Methodology 2: Qualitative Methods
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatics
Introduction to Public Health
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable diseases

2
2
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
2
2
2

PBC 2
PBC 3
PBC 1
PBC 5
PHE 3
PHE 4

Ethics Legislation and Governance in Public Health


Health Financing
Public Health Management
Health and Population in Developing and Transitional Societies
Epidemiology of communicable disease
Social and Behavioural Influence on Health

2
2
2
2
2
2

First Internship ( 8 weeks)

Advanced Epidemiology
Advanced Biostatics
Public Health Across Lifespan
Global Public Health
Health Education and Communication
Ecology and Health
Gender and Health

2
2
2
2
2
2
2

Second Internship (8 weeks)

Evaluation Research in Public Health


Public Health Surveillance and Information System
Mental Health
Public Health Nutrition
Dissertation

1
2
1
2
8

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PHE 5
PHE 6
PHE 7
PHE 9
PHE 11
PHE 12
PHE 15

PHE 8
PHE 10
PHE 13
PHE 14

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Dissertation Title:
A Study To Explore The Relationship Between Socio-economic Status
and Physical Activity In People With Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
Internships :
Urban: A Study To Estimate Out Of Pocket Expenditure On Healthcare in
Ramabai Nagar, Working With Magic Bus India Foundation, Thane, Mumbai.
Rural : MKS Hospital Karjan,District Vadodara, Gujarat
Dr. Akhil Malhotra
28 years
Qualification : B.D.S.

Work Experience :1 year 8 months


Private Dental Clinic

Dissertation Title: Social Epidemiology Of Physical Inactivity Among


Middle Aged Population.
Internships:
Urban: Immunization Coverage, Infant Feeding Practices And Nutritional
Status Of Urban Slum Children in Shivaji Nagar, Working With Aastha
Parivaar , Mumbai.
Rural: Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Alok Ranjan
25 years
Qualification: B.O.T.

Work Experience: 2 years


Occupational Therapist , Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore

Dissertation Title: An Exploratory Study Of Short Term Exposure To


Green Tobacco Leaves On Health Of Tobacco Cultivators In Khaira District
Of Gujarat.
Internships:
Urban: Study To Assess The Source Of Information, Prevailing Knowledge
And Practices About Menstrual Hygiene Among Adolescent Girls In Shivaji
Nagar Slum, Working With Aastha Parivaar , Mumbai.
Rural: West Bengal Voluntary Health Association.
Dr. Aparna Makwe
29 years
Qualification: B.D.S.

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Work Experience: 2 years


Private Dental Clinic

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Dissertation Title: Social Determinants Of Malnutrition Among Tribal


Women In Nalgonda, Telangana
Internships:
Urban: Hygiene Practice And Belief About Causation Of Diarrhoea In
Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat Area, Mumbai Working With Outreach
Development Department, YMCA, Mumbai
Rural: School of Rural Development, TISS, Tuljapur , Maharashtra
Dr. Ashok Adavath
27 years
Qualification: B.N.Y.S

Work Experience: 1 year


Junior research fellow, ICMR, New Delhi.

Dissertation Title: Understanding Experiences And Treatment Seeking


Behavior Of Cervical Cancer Patients: In Rural Central India
Internships:
Urban: Understanding Physical Activity And Associated Influencing
Behavioral Factors In School Going Children In Ramabai Nagar Slum,
Working With Magic Bus Foundation, Mumbai.
Rural: School of Rural Development, TISS, Tuljapur , Maharashtra
Work Experience: 1year 6 months (cumulative)
a) Jr. resident doctor, Sane Guruji Arogya Kendra,Pune
Dr.Ashwini Ravindra Mahajan b) Jr. resident doctor ,Jan Swasthya Sahyog Hospital and Outreach
26 years
Programme, Chhattisgarh.
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Dissertation Title: Perceptions About Generic Drug Use For


Hypertension And Diabetes , Cost Analysis Of Branded And Generic Drugs
In Hyderabad.
Internships:
Urban: Stress And Substance Use In Unemployed And Employed Males,
Working With Magic Bus Foundation, Mumbai.
Rural: Wildlife Conservation Trust , Chandrapur.
Dr. Gargeya Telakapalli Work Experience: Fresher.
26 years
Qualification: M.B.B.S.

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Dissertation Title: Social Epidemiology Of Open Defecation In Rural


Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Internships:
Urban: Knowledge, Attitudes And Practices About Pulmonary
Tuberculosis Among The General Population Of Kamathipura, Working
With Young Mens Christian Association, Mumbai
Rural: PRASAD Chikitsa, Ganeshpuri Bhiwandi, Thane

Dr.Lokesh Tamgire
28 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.PGDHHCM

Work Experience: 2 years 8 months(cumulative)


a) Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur
b) Medical Nursing Home, Nagpur

Dissertation Title: Mothers Work Participation And Child Health In


Urban Slums In Maharashtra
Internships:
Urban: Health Related Quality Of Life - A Comparative Study Between
Men And Women In Dhobighat Slum , Working With Young Mens Christian
Association, Mumbai
Rural: Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation, Development Research
Foundation, Warje ,Pune
Dr. Manashri D. Bhuyar
27 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

Work Experience: 6 months


RMO ,Amravati City Hospital, Amravati.

Dissertation Title: Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency


Contraception Among Married Women
Internships:
Urban: Unsafe Drinking Water - Use Of Health Belief Model To
Understand The Practice Of Boiling Of Water And Its Relation To
Occurrence Of Diarrhea Among Women Of Kamathipura, Working With
Young Mens Christian Association - Mumbai.
Rural: Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service - Varanasi
Dr. Mona Shukla
24 years
Qualification: B.D.S

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Dissertation Title: Patterns Of Morbidity And Barriers To Access Of


Healthcare Services Amongst The Street Children In Mumbai
Internships:
Urban: Water Treatment, Methods, Practices And Effects On
Households In Dharavi Slum, Working With Community Outreach
Program, Mumbai
Rural: Vatsalya, Indira Nagar, Lucknow
Dr. Nadir Ayubi

Work experience: Fresher

25 years
Qualification: B.D.S.

Dissertation Title : A Study On Role Of Parents In Adolescent Sexuality


Education
Internships:
Urban: Nutritional Status Of Children Of Female Sex Workers In
Malwani, Working With Aastha Parivaar ,Mumbai.
Rural: KEM Hospital Research Centre ,Pune, Maharashtra.
Work Experience: 2 years 6 months(Cumulative)
a) RMO, Parsee General Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Narendra Kanhu Saple b) RMO, Metro Hospital & ICCU, Thane
29 years
Qualification : B.A.M.S.

Dissertation Title: A Study To Assess Social Capital and Health of


Elderly in Kannur District, Kerala
Internships:
Urban: A Study To Assess The Dietary Habits Of Students Attending
Polytechnic College In Bhandup (W), Working With Vijay Krida Mandal,
Mumbai.
Rural: Christian Fellowship Hospital Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu
Mr. Nidhish Et
28 years
Qualification: M.Sc.
Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing

Work Experience: 2 years


Teaching faculty, Alvas College of Nursing, Mangalore

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Dissertation Title: Perception Of Body Image And Weight


Control Behaviour Among Female Adolescents.
Internships:
Urban: Mothers Social Network And Childs Health In Bombay Port
Trust, Working With Magic Bus Foundation, Mumbai.
Rural: K.E.M Hospital Research Centre ,Pune, Maharashtra.
Summer School: Attended Summer Public Health Institute, University
Of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Dr. Pallavi Sonu Vinarkar
25 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

Work Experience: Fresher.


Dissertation Title: The Study Of Mental Health In Women Suffering
From Infertility: A Comparative Study.
Internships:
Urban: The Study Of Perceived Health In Elderly People In The
Community Of Sai-vihar, Bhandup , Working With Vijay Krida Mandal.
Mumbai.
Rural: Dhawale Memorial Trust, Dahisar, Palghar.

Dr. Pratibha Daberao.


26 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

Work Experience: 6 months


Pediatric Casualty medical officer, KEM Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra.

Dissertation Title: Knowledge And Practices Of Using Food Label


Information.
Internships:
Urban : Attitude Of Men Towards Domestic Violence Against Women,
Working With SATHI Organization, Mumbai
Rural : Vatsalya, Indira Nagar, Lucknow
Summer School: Attended Summer Public Health Institute, University
Of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Mr. Preyanshu Gupta


26 years
Qualification: B.Tech in CSE Work Experience: 2 years
Software Engineer, Infogain India Pvt. Limited, Noida

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Dissertation Title: Comparison of Quality of Care Provided to Older


People with Diabetes Living in Care Home.
Internships:
Urban: A Study on Knowledge and Attitude of Mothers Towards
Immunisation in an Urban Slum ,working with Family Planning Association
of India, Mumbai
Rural: Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Dr. Prithivi Prakash


26 years
Qualification: B.D.S

Work Experience: 8 months (cumulative)


a) Resident Dental Surgeon , Denttemple Dental Clinic, Chennai
b) Senior Research Associates ,Trivent Legal Systems, Chennai
Dissertation Title: Intentions and Barriers to Quit Tobacco Use : A
Study among Auto Rickshaw Drivers in Mumbai
Internships:
Urban: Contraceptive use in Married Muslim Women of Rafiq Nagar
Slums Working with Family Planning Association of India, Mumbai.
Rural : M.L.Dhawale Trust, Dahisar (E).

Dr.Priyanka Gawai
28 years
Qualification: B.D.S.

Work Experience: 3 years (cumulative)


a) Clinical assistantship , Govt. Dental college, Mumbai.
b) Clinical practice, Pvt .dental clinic.

Dissertation Title : Study Of Emotional And Economical Burden Of


Couples Undergoing In-vitro Fertilization Treatment In Maharashtra.
Internships:
Urban: Study Of Awareness And Difficulties During Prevention And
Control Of Malaria In Kadeswari Road Slum, Bandra (W) Working With
Navjeet Community Health Centre.
Rural: Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation, Development Research
Foundation, Warje ,Pune.
Work Experience: 2 years 5 Months (Cumulative)
a) Program Coordinator , Study India Program-Urban Health Internship
for students of University of Minnesota.
Dr. Priyanka Suryawanshi b) Resident Medical Officer, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune
29 years
c) Resident Medical Officer ,Metro Hospital, Pune
Qualification: B.A.M.S.

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Dissertation Title: A Study on The Stress and coping behaviour among


Adolescents Suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.
Internships:
Urban: A Study on the uptake of DPT and measles vaccination among
Families Livingin Anna Nagar, Muslim Nagar and Tekada Masjid Areas of
Dharavi, Working with CORP (YWCA, Mumbai.).
Rural: West Bengal Voluntary Health Association.
Summer School: Attended Summer Public Health Institute, University Of
Minnesota, U.S.A.
Work Experience: 3 years (cumulative)Physical Therapist
a) Mission of Mercy Hospital and Research Centre, Kolkata
Mr. Rohit Samuel Shah
b) Christian Mission Hospital,Mungeli,Chattisgarh
29 years
c) Christian Institute of Health Sciences,Dimapur
Qualification : B.P.T

Dissertation Title: A Study To Assess The Prevalence Of Alcohol


Dependence Among Males In Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala.
Internships:
Urban: Attitudes And Beliefs About Risk Factors And Prevention Of
Cardiovascular Diseases Among College Going Youth, Working With
Vijay Krida Mandal, Mumbai.
Rural: AMK New Life De-addiction And Rehabilitation Centre,
Kanyakumari.
Mr. Ronu Mathew
24 years
Qualification: B.Sc. Nursing

Work Experience: 11 Months.


Staff Nurse Intern, KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Dissertation Title: Burden Of Chronic Medical Conditions In


Individuals Suffering From Mood Disorders
Internships:
Urban: Immunization Coverage Amongst Children Of Female Sex
Workers Working With Vishwas Sehat Mahila Mandal (CBO), Aastha
Parivaar, Mumbai.
Rural: Amhi Amchya Aarogya Sathi, Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra
Work Experience: 2 years 6 months (cumulative)
a) Counsellor, Vandrevala Foundation (24*7 Mental Health Helpline),
Ms. Shruti Samant
Mumbai
27 years
b) Clinical Psychologist, BARC Hospital, Mumbai
Qualification: M.A Clinical Psychology

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Dissertation Title: Self Efficacy ; KAP/Beliefs in Preventing CVD among


Adults In Kerala : A Comparative Study
Internships:
Urban : Barriers In Utilisation of Family Planning Services in Rajiv Gandhi
Nagar, Dharavi ,Working With Community Outreach Programme, Mumbai
Rural: AMK New Life De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre,
Kanyakumari.
Ms.Smitha Maria Thomas Work Experience : 1 year and 9 months.
Nurse, AIIMS, New Delhi
26 years
Qualification: B.Sc.(hons)Nursing

Dissertation Title: Tobacco use among Korku Tribal Women, Melghat,


Maharashtra.
Internships :
Urban : Reproductive Health and Associated Health seeking behaviour of
Adolescent Girls in Shivaji Nagar Slum, Working with Family Planning
Association of India, Mumbai
Rural: Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi (AAAS)
Gadchiroli and Chandrapur Districts in Maharashtra
Dr. Sneha Kuralkar
25 years
Qualification :B.A.M.S

Work Experience: Fresher

Dissertation Title: Induced Abortion, Practices and its Implications:


knowledge of Women in Urban Slums of Mumbai
Internships:
Urban: Reproductive Health of Brothel Based Female Sex Workers ,
working with SATHI Organization, Turbhe Stores, Mumbai
Rural: Dr. Hegdewar Hospital, Aurangabad

Dr. Supriya Shinde

Work Experience: 6 years and 3 months (cumulative)


Clinical Expert, Family Physician

30 years
Qualification: B.H.M.S

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Dissertation Title: A Study on Haemophilia : Carrier Status and its Social


impact on Married Women.
Internships:
Urban: Knowledge and attitudes of Pregnant Women on safe Motherhood
working with Family Planning association of India, Mumbai.
Rural: MKS Hospital Karjan, District Vadodara, Gujarat
Dr. Surabhi Kaul

Work Experience: Fresher

26 years
Qualification: M.B.B.S.

Dissertation Title: Exploring Reasons behind practicing Allopathy by


Homoeopathic Doctors in Maharashtra

Internships:
Urban: Nutritional Assessment of Balwadi Children in Rambai Nagar,
Bhandup working with Vijay Krida Mandal, Mumbai.

Rural: Dr. Hedgewar Hospital, Aurangabad


Dr. Swapna Pawar
25 years
Qualification: B.H.M.S.

Work Experience: Fresher

Dissertation Title: Children of Female Sex Workers Study on Health


Problem in Mumbai
Internships:
Urban: Study on Health problem of Elderly working with SATHI
Organization, Mumbai.
Rural: Wildlife Conservation Trust, Chandrapur.
Work Experience: 5 years (cumulative)
a) District Program Officer., Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society
(MSACS).
Dr. Tejaswini D. Khandapurkar
b) K/East Ward coordinator, DISHA Project, Mumbai
34 year
c) Consultant and General Physician, Self employed.
Qualification: B.H.M.S.,
PG Dip. in Population Studies
(IIPS Mumbai)

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Dissertation Title : Reproductive Health of Tribal Women in Melghat,


Maharashtra.
Internships:
Urban: Breast Cancer Knowledge, Beliefs, And Screening Behaviour In
Women : Utilization Of Health Belief Model, working With Community
Outreach Programme Dharavi, Mumbai.
Rural: PRASAD Chikitsa , Ganeshpuri Bhiwandi, Thane.
Dr. Vidya Pande
28 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

Work Experience: 2 years (cumulative)


a) Resident Medical Officer ,Orange City Hospital, Nagpur
b) NGO Prayas Amravati.

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Graduation profile of MPH Social


Epidemiology 2013-15
M.B.B.S
B.D.S
B.A.M.S
B.P.T
B.Sc Nursing
B.O.T
B.Tech
B.H.M.S
B.N.Y.S
M.Sc Nursing
M.A Clinical Psychology

Experience profile of MPH Social


Epidemiology 2013-15

Fresher
Upto 1 Year
1 - 3 Years
More than 3 Years

Batch Strength - 28

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MPH HEALTH POLICY, ECONOMICS & FINANCE

INTRODUCTION
The health system in India is going through a phase of transition that calls for a multidisciplinary approach
towards establishing an efficient and equitable healthcare system. Such an approach needs a problem
solving mindset which takes into consideration all the social, economic, political and financial challenges.
Meeting all these challenges requires personnel with an expertise in critical analysis of issues within
current health policy who can generate evidence base for influencing policy changes and advocate new
policy decisions based on an analysis of current socio economic, political and financial situation of the
country.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy, Economics and Finance, developed by the Tata
Institute of Social Sciences in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science
(LSE), has been designed with a global focus to create a cohort of well trained public health professionals
with a critical perspective on policy makingand an inter sectoral approach towards policy making and
analysis.
The programme, which stretches over a period of two years, offers a perfect blend of both descriptive
and analytical courses. The first two semesters are dedicated to extensive class room training which
includes lectures, seminars, debates and discussions on different aspects and perspectives on the health
system and how each impacts the nature of policies.
It serves as an excellent platform for students from different backgrounds and work experiences to
exchange ideas on critical analysis of various policies and their impact and engage together in this learning
process. The third semester offers an opportunity to observe experience and implement the
conceptsthrough an urban internship and field level intervention in the form of a field practicum. In the
fourth semester, the students dedicate themselves completely towards their research projects.

Happiness is not something readymade,


it comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama
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Introductory courses like Health Policy and Planning, Health and Health Systems and Social Care Policy,
that are taken in the first semester,instill a basic knowledge and impart an outline structure of the
programme which then progresses towards more technical courses during the second semester. An indepth analysis of the dynamics of Pharmaceutical Economics, Health Insurance and Healthcare Financing
along with policy analysis makes this cadre of scholars make a niche in the global healthcare market.
Special emphasis is given to the understanding and application of financing principles and systematic use of
policy research & review in decision making by teaching courses like Economic Evaluation and Health
Policy and Systems Research.
This provides an enhanced training to our professionals for working in various kinds of public health
settings. This also makes them apt for the position of analytical, consulting, advocacy and advisory roles
in public sector bodies, global non-profit organizations, policy consultancies, bilateral and multilateral
aid agencies, health financing institutions, health policy research organizations, and the
pharmaceutical sectors.

INTERNSHIP
At the end of the second semester, when the students have gained all the required academic skills, they
are placed with different Non-Government Organization's in Mumbai for a period of five weeks.
During this period the interns learn about their respective organization's structure, human resource
policies, budgeting and in field programmes. They get an opportunity to cater their skills and
knowledge for the benefit of the organization. Students also take up a research project and study a
public health issue of concern, as identified by them, in a community served by their organization which
gives them an insight about the conditions and concerns of urban poor.
This year, the students were placed in organizations like
l
ALERT India
l
PATH
l
Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC),
l
SATHI
l
Apnalaya,
l
Community Outreach Programme (CORP)
l
Sanmitra Trust,
This year following students attended the Exchange Programs at various Universities in USA
l
2 Students attended Summer Public Health Institute, University of Minnesota, USA
l
1 Student attended the Summer Global Public Health Program at Texas A & M University, Texas,
USA.
The second internship is a one month block placement towards the end of the curriculum. The
students choose any healthcare organization of their choice and reiterate the ethos of 'service to the
society' by contributing their skills to the community.

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Field Practicum
A full semester, on field experience delivers a unique 'Learning by Doing' opportunity for testing
implied knowledge learnt during exhaustive first year of the programme. The scholars get a chance to
be placed with reputed organizations and apply their academic learning in studying the working of their
respective organizations right from the developmental milestones to the outcomes of various
programmes. The approach aims at critical review of policy, developing perspectives and
conceptualizations to policy/programmes, engaging with diverse stakeholders especially community,
learn intervention skills, intervene with regard to policy/programme implementation and reviewing
the intervention to make suitable recommendations for Policy/programme development. It marks the
transition for the scholars from theory to practice offering themprofessional growth with appropriate
knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to promote public health policy and practice using the domain of
health economics and finance.
This year students were placed in the following organizations for their field practicum:
lDirectorate of Medical & Health Services (Rajasthan)
lDirectorate of Health Services(NCD Cell, Govt. of Chhattisgarh)
lNational Program for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular
Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS, Washim&Chandrapur Districts of Maharashtra)
lAlert India (TB program, Mumbai)
lHaryana State Health Resource Centre (HSHRC)
lNRHM (Palakkad, Kerala)
lPusphaMaa Foundation( Mumbai)
lAasthaParivar(Mumbai)
lRajiv Gandhi JeevandayeeArogyaYojana (RGJAY, Mumbai)
lApnalaya (Mumbai)
lInstitute of Health Management Pachod (IHMP)(Pune)
lSNEHA Organisation(Mumbai)
lM-East Ward Transformation Project, TISS (Mumbai).

Research
Research has been one of the primary focuses of the programme where the entire last semester is
dedicated for same. The institute's faculty, acclaimed for their research expertise, refines the skills of
the scholars with respect to both the qualitative and quantitative research which enables them to
develop evidence based thinking. Varied issues are taken up by the scholars related to health policy and
health systems, economic evaluation of ongoing health programs, Health Insurance. The relationship
between research and health policy is discussed from a policy process perspective.

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Semester Wise list of courses


MPH Health Policy, Economics & Finance
Semester

Course Code
FC
SFC 1
SFC 2
SFC 3

SFC 4
SFC 5
PHP 1
PHP 2
PHP3

PBC 1
PBC 2
II

PBC 3
PBC 4
PHP 4
PHP 6
PHP 8

III

PHP 5
PHP 9
IV

PHP 7

Course Name

Credits

Foundation Course
Philosophy of Research
Social Science Perspective on Health
Basic Economics and Health Economics
Research Methodology I (Quantitative Methods)
Research Methodology II (Qualitative Methods)
Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Foundation of Health Policy and Planning
Introduction to Health and Health Systems
Foundation of Social Care Policy

6
1
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2

Public Health Management


Ethics and Legislation in Public Health
Health Financing
Health and Population in Developing and
Transitional Societies

2
2
2
2

Comparative Health Systems and Policies


Economic Evaluation in Health Care
Current Issues in Health Policies
First Internship (5 Weeks)

2
2
2
5

Field Practicum (16 weeks)

Health Insurance
Health Policy & Systems Research
Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
Research Project

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2
2
2
10

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Dissertation Title: Awareness, Enrollment, Financial Risk Protection


and Level of Satisfaction in RGJAY scheme of Thane city, Maharashtra.
Internship: APNALAYA, Mumbai
Internship Topic: A Study to find out the burden and economic impact of
Diarrhoeal disorder under 6 year old child on the households in Padma
Nagar slum of H East Ward of Mumbai city.
Field Practicum: Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee, ArogyaYojna (RGJAY), Worli.
Project Title of FP: To Study Pattern and Barriers of utilisation of the
follow up procedures in the RGJAY scheme.
Dr. Aakash Ashok Raikwar
Work Experience: 2 years
29 years
Clinical Assistant, Central India Institute Medical Science, Nagpur
Qualification: B.A.M.S

Dr. Ashaish Bhat


24 years
Qualification : B.PT

Dissertation Title: Effect of migration on the mental health of


Kashmiri migrants: Expression of Kashmiri Pandits.
Internship: Community Outreach Programme (CORP) Mumbai
Internship Topic: Impact and economic burden of Musculoskeltal
conditions on the elderly population in the slum area of Wagle depot
Thane
Field Practicum: Directorate of health services, Govt of Chhattisgarh
Project Title of FP: To develop strategies and intervention program
for reducing the tobacco consumption among youth population in the
state of Chhatisgarh which includes:
a) Capacity building among teachers in different schools of Raipur
b) IEC among students
c) Critical analysis of COPTA in the state of chhattisgarh
Work Experience: Fresher

Dissertation Title: Economic impact of Out-of-Pocket Health


Expenditure on Thalassemia major/ intermediate affected Households
in Mumbai.
Internship: ALERT INDIA, Mumbai.
Internship Topic: : A study to find out the burden and economic
impact of Leprosy on the households in the Karjat Block, Raigad
District.
Field Practicum: Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS),
BVG India Ltd., Pune.
Project Title of FP: Strengthening the utilization and Scaling up of
Emergency Medical Services in Pune District
Dr. Amol Eknath Shinde
Work Experience: 7 months
27 years
Resident Medical Officer, Disha Nursing Home, Kurla.
Qualification : B.A.M.S

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Dr. Anushree Kansal

Dissertation Title: Psychological stress among graduating medical


students: implication for policy and programme
Internship: Apnalaya, Mumbai
Internship Topic: To assess impact and economic burden of common
menstrual problems on house hold of indiranagar, Gowandi
Field Practicum: Directorate of health services, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Project Title of FP: Analysis of best public health practices in the state of
Chhattisgarh with special focus on practice of Rural Medical Assistants
Work Experience: 8 months
Consultant Physiotherapist, Phyein physiotherapy Center, Indore

25 years
Qualification : B.P.Th

Dr. Gaurav P. Shinde


26 years
Qualification : M.B.B.S

Dissertation Title: : A study of treatment seeking and treatment


adherence behavior in the hypertensive adults of Nashik city.
Internship: ALERT-INDIA, MUMBAI.
Internship Topic: A study to find out the burden and economic impact of
hypertension on the households in the Rajawadi slum of N ward of Mumbai
city.
Field Practicum: National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer,
Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), Washim district
Project Title of FP : To develop a Strategy for Follow-Up of Screened
Patients in NPCDCS Washim, and compare two approaches for the
Follow-Up--1)Community Involvement through formation of Heart Clubs
2)Telephonic Message sent to the Patients on their Mobile phones.
Work Experience: 12 Months (cumulative).
a) Medical Officer, Wavi Primary Health Centre,SinnarTaluka,Nashik Dist.
b) Assistant Medical Officer, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
(MCGM) Public Health Department.

Dissertation Title: Study the Economic burden of breast cancer to the


households in Punjab
Internship: SATHI, Navi Mumbai
Internship Topic: To study the cause and economic impact of induce
abortion on the households in Turbhae store slum.
Field Practicum: Haryana State Health Resourse Centre(hshrc)
Project Title of FP: Intervention Study on Anaemia in school children
Work Experience: 22 Months
Resident Medical Officer, Wadhwa Dental and Health clinic
Dr. Maneeta Jain
33 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S

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Dissertation Title: Socio-economic determinants of health problems in


elderly Dalit men of Kolhapur district.
Internship: PATH, Mumbai
Internship Topic: A study of Economic impact of Malaria on Households
of Ekata Nagar, Cheeta camp and Maharashtra Nagar, Mumbai
Field Practicum: Directorate of health services and NRHM Ministry of
Health and Welfare ,Chhatissgarh.
Project Title of FP: To study, analyse, and evaluation of NCDs in
Chhattisgarh and make comprehensive Life style health model for NCDs.
Work Experience: 48 Months (Cumulative)
Dr. Bhalachandra O Pradhan a) Resident Medical Officer - Redkar Hospital and Neuro-Cardiac Research
30 years
Centre Malwan, Sindhudurg.
Qualification: B.H.M.S
b) Homeopathic Physician -Homeocure. Homeopathic Clinic, Pune.

Mrs. Amrita Gupta


33 years
Qualification : Masters in Sociology

Dissertation Title: Factors that impact job satisfaction of the Auxiliary


Nurse Midwife (ANM) in Himachal Pradesh
Internship: Community Outreach Programme (CORP) Mumbai
Internship Topic: To study the causes and impact of Anemia among women
of reproductive age in the slum area of Wagle depot Thane
Field Practicum: AasthaParivar, Mumbai
Project Title: Intervention program on knowledge, prevention and
management of chronic health problems namely diabetes and hypertension
and health related expenditure among Transgender community in Malad,
Mumbai
Work Experience: 7 years & 5 months (cumulative)
a) Senior Research Manager with Indian Market Research Bureau
International
b) Senior Researcher with Indian Council for Market Research, Planman
Consulting.
c) Programme Associate at Centre for Health and Social Justice
d) Assistant Project Officer at Xavier Institute of Social Service
e) Researcher for a Johns Hopkins University project in Lucknow.

Dissertation Title: Out-of-pocket health expenditure of elderly and


non-elderly households in Mumbai slum
Internship: Sanmitra Trust, Malad, Mumbai
Internship Topic: Assess the economic burden of Anaemia in female
and adolescent girls on the households in NCC camp of Malvani slum,
Malad
Field Practicum: SNEHA, Mumbai
Project Title: An IEC intervention to improve knowledge, attitudes,
behaviour and practices among mother with children up to 6 years for
tackling children malnutrition in area of SNEHA-ICDS integrated project
of Mumbai
Dr. Prashant Bhaskar Gaikwad Work Experience: 2 years & 5 months (Cumulative)
a) Private Clinical PracticE
27 years
b) Ayurvedic consultant at Patanjali Chikitsalaya, Mumbai
Qualification : B.A.M.S.
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Dr. Vipin W. Likhare


27 years
Qualification : B.A.M.S

Dissertation Title: Rajeev Gandhi Jeevandayi ArogyaYojana: Preliminary


Study to understand Awareness, Utilisation& Financial Protection in the
Amravati District
Internship: Social Development through Health Initiative, SATHI, Turbe
Store, Navi Mumbai.
Internship Topic: Economic Burden of Cost incurred by Diabetic
patients on the household- A study in Turbe Store
Field Practicum: National Program for Prevention & Control of
Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio- Vascular Disease & Stroke (NPCDCS),
District Hospital, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Project Title of FP : To Develop a strategy or approach for proper
counselling of newly diagnosed patients screened under NPCDCS.
Work Experience: 6 Months (cumulative)
RMO, Akola Accidental Clinic, Akola

Dissertation Title: A Study on the Health Status of Child Rag pickers in


Mumbai
Internship: PATH, Cheeta Camp Mumbai
Internship Topic: A Study to Assess the Economic Impact of Tuberculosis
prevalence on the Health care utilisation on the Cheeta Camp, Mumbai.
Field Practicum:Institute of Health Management Pachod (IHMP), Pune
Project Title of FP: Community Based Approach to improve Monitoring
and Treatment seeking for Hypertension & Diabetes among the urban poor
populations living in the urban slums of Pune city
Work Experience: 3 years & 8 months (Cumulative)
a) RMO, Vimal Childcare Hospital, Nashik
Dr. Vishal R. Tikhute b) RMO, Roshani Hospital, Nashik
c) RMO, Ramalayam Hospital, Nashik.
27 years
Qualification: B.A.M.S
d) RMO, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Vivek Panwar


26 years
Qualification - BDS

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Dissertation Title: - A study to conduct cost, perception and quality


evaluation of generic drugs for Hypertension in Jaipur district of
Rajasthan
Internship: Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC),MUMBAI
Internship Topic: - A study to assess the (epidemiological & economic)
burden of Diabetes in Bharat Nagar, Mumbai.
Field Practicum: Directorate of Medical & Health Services, Rajasthan
Project Title of FP : Adolescent Health Programmes in Rajasthan
1.Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation Programme
2.Rashtriya Kishore SwasthyaKaryakram
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Dissertation Title: An evaluation of Employee State Insurance Scheme:


Non-enrollment issues, Patients satisfaction and Financial Protection to Small
Scale Enterprise Employees in Nagpur.
Internship: CORP Thane.
Internship Topic: A Community based study done at Kailash Nagar Slum of Thane
to assess the Economic impact of Malnutrition in Children under 5years of age.
Field Practicum: RGJAY Society Mumbai.
Project Title of FP : Study on utilization of the services provided by RGJAY in
Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
Work Experience: 3 years & 11 months (cumulative)
Dr. Pramilesh T. Suryawanshi. a) R.M.O, Community Care Centre of Mure Memorial hospital Nagpur.
b) Medical Officer, Sengupta hospital Nagpur.
28 Years.
Qualification : B.A.M.S

Dissertation Title: Modernising Ayurveda : To Explore the gaps in


Ayurvedic education and Ayurvedic practice
Internship: Centre for the study of social change (CSSC), Mumbai
Internship Topic: To estimate the burden of skin diseases and its economic
impact on the household of Bandra slums, Mumbai
Field Practicum: M- East ward Transformation Project, TISS, Mumbai
Project Title: To study the relevance of hierarchal health care infrastructure
model proposed by NUHM for urban areas through assessment of primary
health care services in M East ward of Mumbai with special emphasis on maternal
and child health care services
Summer School: ATTENDED SUMMER PUBLIC HEALTH INSITUTE 2014,
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, USA
Work Experience: 2 years (cumulative)
Dr. Manjula Bahuguna
a)
Lecturer, Smt. Urmila Devi Ayurvedic Medical College, Hoshiarpur,
32 years
Punjab.
Qualification : B.A.M.S.,
b)
Lecturer, S.N.K.D. charitable trusts NalasoparaAyurvedic Medical
M.D(Ayurveda)
College, Mumbai

Dissertation Title: Cost Benefit Analysis & Assessment of Quality of Care


among Hemophilic patients: A study in four rural districts of Maharashtra for
the treatment given under NRHM.
Internship: SANMITRA TRUST, Malad, Mumbai
Internship Topic: : To study the economic burden of Anaemia in women
living in slums of Malwani, Malad, Mumbai
Field Practicum: ALERT INDIA, MUMBAI
Project Title of FP : Effect of IEC on nutrition in improving the health outcomes
among known Tuberculosis patients under DOTs in S and N ward of Mumbai.
Summer School: ATTENDED SUMMER PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE 2014,
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, USA
Work Experience: 4years & 6 months (cumulative)
a) Homoeopathic Physician, Hemophilia Society, Mumbai & Nashik
Dr. Priyanka Singh
Chapter, Affiliated to (HFI) Hemophilia Federation of India
28 years
b) Co-Investigator, Research Project exploring the role of
Qualification : B.H.M.S & M.S.
Homeopathy in Blood genetic disease like Hemophilia, Mumbai Chapter.
(Counselling & Psychotherapy)
c) Private Clinical Practice

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Dissertation Title: Healthcare seeking behaviour of street children in


Mumbai City.
Internship: Sanmitra Trust, Malwani, Mumbai.
Internship Topic: Economic burden of Diarrhoea in children living in the
slums of Malwani, Mumbai.
Field Practicum: Independent Research in association with PushpaMaa
Foundation, Borivali, Mumbai.
Mr. Anand M.Dhakan
24 years
Qualification : B. Pharma

Project Title of FP: 1) IEC for Generic Medicines among elderly


Diabetics in Mumbai City.
2) IEC for Generic Medicines and their role as community pharmacists
among pharmacy graduates and pharmacy students in Mumbai City.
Summer School:- ATTENDED SCHOLARSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM
ON GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AT TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY,
HEALTH SCIENCE CENTRE, MCALLEN CAMPUS, TEXAS, USA
Work Experience: 2 years (cumulative)
a) Scientific Sales and Marketing Officer, Khsipra Health Solutions
b) Scientific Sales Executive, Khsipra Health Solutions.

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Graduation Profile of MPH Health


Policy Economics & Finance 2013-15
M.B.B.S
B.D.S
B.A.M.S
B.H.M.S
B.PT
B. Pharma
M.A

Experience Profile of MPH Health


Policy Economics & Finance 2013-15

Fresher
Upto 1 Year
1 - 2 Years
2 - 3 years
3 - 4 years
4 - 5 years
More than 5 years

Batch Strength - 16

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PLACEMENT PROCEDURES
REGISTRATION
Every organization is required to register by filling up the online recruitment form given on our website
http://shss.tiss.edu. The organizations are requested to register at the earliest so that we may invite them for a Pre
Placement Talk (PPT) at a mutually convenient date.
PRE PLACEMENT TALK (PPT)
The organization can hold a PPT to disseminate information about itself and the job profiles being offered to the
students. PPTs are typically held a month before the interviews and for duration of 30 minutes followed by a Q & A
session. If an organization is unable to visit the campus for a PPT, it may send across any promotional material or
presentation communicating the above mentioned information, which will be shared with the students.
APPLICATION FROM STUDENTS
The third stage is when the organization invites applications from the students. It can either send us an application form
or ask for the Curriculum Vitae of the students based on which it can shortlist candidates. It may also obtain
information through the online application interface. Each organization is allotted a particular date and time to conduct
interviews on campus. The allocation of the date and time is done on the basis of weighted cumulative ranking. The
date and time allocated will be informed by the Placement Committee.
PLACEMENT PROCESS ON CAMPUS
Organizations are requested to get in touch with the Placement Committee for details regarding the placement
process On or Off - campus.
OFFERS
At the end of the selection process, organizations are requested to give final offers to candidates on the Institute
format available with the placement office. Organizations are requested to clearly mention the designation,
compensation on CTC basis, location of the posting and other details asked for in the form.
INTIMATION OF OFFER ACCEPTANCES / REJECTIONS
The acceptance or rejection of offers will be communicated to individual organizations through the Placement
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GUIDELINES FOR RECRUITERS


The campus recruitment activity for the School of Health Systems Studies is undertaken by the Placement
Committee constituted by faculty coordinators and student coordinators.
Organizations wishing to recruit students from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will have to communicate
their interest for the same, either by mailing by post the placement form provided in the placement brochure
to the specified address, or by email to the placement coordinators latest by the 05th November 2014. The
following details are to be provided, so as to help us allocate the slots accordingly.

Job profile being offered


Geographical location and mobility

Number of recruitments offered


Compensation & perks

Going with the usual practice, the organizations wishing to recruit students from the Tata Institute of
Social Sciences will be expected to give a pre placement presentation to the students. The pre placement
presentations will be arranged from 12th November 2014 to 05th December 2014. The preferred
dates for pre-placement talks should be communicated by email to the placement coordinators before
05th November 2014.
The placement period will begin from 13th December 2014.
The organizations are requested to inform the placement coordinators the probable nature of the selection
tests and the tentative time duration that would be required to conduct the whole process.
If possible, kindly also give us the information on the recruitment team that would be visiting our institute.
(Number and composition)
The procedure for allocating slots for prospective recruiters during the placement process will be in
accordance with the ranking criteria set by the Placement committee.
Selection of students is to be confirmed in writing within two hours of finishing the selection process.
All organizations are requested to prepare a waiting list, in addition to the list of students selected for
recruitment at the end of the selection process.
Written confirmation of an offer will be given by the selected candidates, within 24 hours of written
communication of the offer from the organization.
Any communication regarding the placements should be made only with the student placement coordinators
or with the faculty coordinators specified in the placement brochure.
Note: Dates are tentative and are subject to change, however all parties concerned will be intimated in
advance and are requested to look for updates on the official SHSS website (http://shss.tiss.edu).

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Prominent
personalities
visiting

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. C.A.K Yesudian [Dean] +91-22- 2552 5000
(Extn. 5501)
FACULTY COORDINATOR
Dr. M. Mariappan
+91- 986 973 9984
+91-22-2552 5523
Dr. Matthew George
+91 - 996 960 7444
+91 - 22 2552 5512
CONTACT DETAILS OF PLACEMENT
COMMITTEE
Email : placements.shss@tiss.edu
MHA Hospital Administration
Dr. Dharam Singh Meena +91 - 931 178 8666
Dr. Jagadisan S
+91 - 750 605 9975
Mr. Rafeeque Kamran
+ 91 - 983 330 9025
MHA Health Administration
Dr. Huda Mistry
+91- 993 006 5995
Dr. Neha Singh
+91 - 981 903 5028
Mr. Pridhvi Kumar Jenu
+91- 983 336 3023
MPH Social Epidemiology
Mr. Alok Ranjan
+91- 993 091 1043
Dr.Prithvi Prakash
+91- 993 039 2095
Dr.Swapna Pawar
+91- 997 036 6595
MPH Health Policy Economics & Finance
Dr. Priyanka Singh
+91- 810 808 1017
Dr.Vivek Panwar
+91- 998 750 6522
Dr. Ashok Jaybhaye
+91- 956 132 9829

PLACEMENT COMMITTEE
School of Health Systems Studies
TATA Institute of Social Sciences
P.O Box 8313, V.N. Purav Marg,
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088.
Website: http://shss.tiss.edu
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