IIM Calcutta Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (PGCHM)

Course Starts:


Admission: Closed

Delivery type

In Person / On-Campus

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply

Tentative Start date - Oct 2020

Course fee

₹ 11,10,000

Class timings


Course Overview

Programme Objectives are Developing interdisciplinary orientation towards healthcare management, Delivering customised management education to healthcare professionals, Training participants in managerial leadership, Familiarising participants with innovation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector, Sensitising participants with macro policy in the national and global context, Inculcating comparative framework in relation to healthcare challenges of developing countries

Programme Overview

The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a tremendous pace and is projected to become a US$ 280 billion industry by 2020. IIM Calcutta’s Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (PGCHM) programme aims to address the specific needs of aspiring healthcare practitioners and administrators by offering a combination of academic modules and hands-on practical experience by way of Industry Immersion Programme (IIP). The programme will give participants a rigorous and comprehensive exposure to healthcare management, engaging with developments and debates in the global and Indian healthcare industry, public health perspectives, and health systems management. PGCHM is designed in particular to impart cutting-edge management education to variously trained healthcare professionals.

Programme Highlights

  • One-of-its-kind, one-year full time residential programme
  • Academic modules plus industry immersion programme and capstone project
  • Pedagogical blend of participant presentations, discussions, case studies and classroom lectures
  • Guest lectures, leadership seminars and other academic interactions with healthcare industry experts
  • IIM Calcutta certification with Alumni status

Course Detail Programme Structure & Content

(I) Pre-Term 1 Orientation (1 Week)

  • Introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Introduction to case pedagogy

Term 1 (7 Weeks)

  • Healthcare Context: Global health trends & overview of the Indian healthcare sector
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Health Systems Management – I
    a. Operations & Supply chain management
    b. Technology & Healthcare
  • Leadership and Management -I
    a.Organisational design & change
    b.Human resources management
  • Healthcare Analytics

Term 2 (7 Weeks)

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Public Health
  • Health Systems Management -2
    a.Strategic Management
    b.Marketing & Healthcare
  • Leadership and Management -II
    a.Leadership styles
    b.Conflict and Negotiation
  • Managerial Communication

Term 3 (12 – 16 Weeks)

Industry Immersion Programme (IIP)

The IIP is meant to bridge the gap between real-life experience and academic learning. It enables students to experience the rigours of the process of delivery of services in healthcare organisations.

Term 4 (7 – 8 Weeks)

  • Contemporary Healthcare Conversations
    a.Human Values & Ethics; Social Justice
    b.Governance: Disaster Management, Refugees, Epidemics
    c.Occupational Health in Developing Countries
  • Health Law
  • Entrepreneurship in the Healthcare Sector
  • Capstone Project
    In-class modules will be supplemented with mentored independent study spread across in-campus terms.

(II) Capstone Project

Participants have to do a compulsory individual and group project based on a topic of their choice related to the Healthcare sector, in addition to the independent study. Non-completion of this project would lead to incomplete grade in the programme. Each project would be under the guidance of a faculty from IIM Calcutta. The project would be graded by the faculty guide.

(III) Industry Immersion Programme (IIP)

The IIP is meant to bridge the gap between real-life experience and academic learning. It enables students to experience the rigors of the process of delivery of services in healthcare organisations.


The Programme will be highly experiential and interactive. Besides the unique pedagogy, active participation in the academically rich, collaborative, and vibrant community life at IIM Calcutta, distinguishes the programme from many others of its kind in India.

  • Classroom lectures
  • Expert presentations
  • Case studies
  • Participant presentations
  • Capstone Project
  • Industry Immersion Programme (IIP)

Programme Delivery

This is a one-year, full-time residential programme conducted by IIM Calcutta faculty at the campus in Kolkata. Course delivery is through face-to-face sessions during the first 6/7 months with a two-week gap in between. This will be followed with the Industry Immersion Programme(IIP) for the next 3/4 months. The IIP will be followed with face-to-face classes at IIM Calcutta.


  • IIM C will not be able to provide family accommodation to any participant.
  • Accommodation will be provided to participants on twin sharing basis. The fee will not include food expenses for participants. There are several canteens in the campus from where the participants will be required to make their own food arrangements. No family accommodation can be provided.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare professionals in general, and specifically, hospital administrators, doctors, professionals from medical and allied sectors such as pharmaceuticals and medical insurance as well as healthcare entrepreneurs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Medical practitioners and administrators with MBBS/BDS/BAMS degree or equivalent recognised by UGC/AICTE/MCI or equivalent. Students with biotechnology and biomedical background can apply too. Students from other disciplines with experience in the healthcare sector are also eligible.
  • Applicants need to have minimum 50% marks (aggregate – considering results of all years) in graduation/post-graduation.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in healthcare as on application closure date.

Selection Criteria

Educational qualifications and allied experience, entrance examination/personal interview.

Assessment & Certification

IIM Calcutta shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. Giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the programme.
Evaluation methodology includes written tests, assignments, online examination, capstone project, etc. Evaluation method to be chosen by faculty members teaching respective courses.

Faculty (Programme Directors)


Participants are evaluated on the basis of examinations for all the courses. Participants will be given any one of the following grades: ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’, ‘Fair’, or ‘Poor’. Those getting not more than two ‘Poor’ grades will get a certificate of successful completion of the programme and the course-wise grade list will be mentioned in the certificate. Those getting more than two ‘Poor’ grades will get only a certificate of participation in the programme. In such cases, the grade list will not be mentioned in the certificate. Attendance is a very important criterion for the successful completion of the programme. Also, giving feedback is an integral part of the completion requirements of the programme.

IIMC will provide “IIMC Executive Education Alumni” status to all participants who receive the “Certificate of Successful Completion” of the programme.

Date and Fees

Application + Processing Fee INR 20,000 (INR 2,500/- + INR 17,500/-)
Programme Fee INR 11,10,000/-

Excludes GST at 18%

Collection of Fee:

Processing fee of INR 20,000 (INR 2500/- + INR 17500/-) will be collected at the time of application. This entire amount will be refundable in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta. INR 17,500/- will be adjusted with the fee in case the participant gets selected and registers for the programme.

Payment Schedule

8th March, 2020 15th May 2020 (Residential Fee) 15th July, 2020 15th September, 2020 (Residential Fee) 15th November, 2020
INR 232,500/-* INR 200,000/-* INR 250,000/-* INR 200,000/-* INR 200,000/-*

*GST will be charged extra on these components

Important Dates

Round II – Interview Date Sunday, 16th February, 2020
Result of selected candidates from Round II One week later
First instalment of fees (Last date) Sunday, 8th March, 2020
Orientation and Programme Start Date Monday, 16th March, 2020