About Us

University College of Medical Education (UCME)

The University College of Medical Education (formerly known as School of Medical Education), a self financing college run directly by Mahatma Gandhi University, came into existence in 1993 with an aim of providing trained human resources in the area of allied medical and health sciences.

Division of Health Management
One of the prestigious departments of the University College of Medical Education (UCME) aims at the improvement in quality of healthcare through better management of healthcare and related programmes. It seeks to accomplish this through health management research, training, consultation and networking in a regional, national and global perspective. The academic programmes of the department has been so designed as to prepare specifically skilled professionals of high calibre to overcome the existing imbalances in the health manpower structure and healthcare system. The department envisages to augment the human resources through interdisciplinary, problem-oriented and student centred training, extension and consultancy programme.


The division offers two year full time post graduate programmes in Hospital Administration (MHA) and Public Health (MPH). These courses which are unique in the respective disciplines have the distinction of being the only courses of their kind offered directly by a University Departments all over South India. Both the programmes are designed specifically to prepare health management professionals for major leadership positions in health care systems through inter disciplinary, problem oriented, and student centred training.
The MHA and MPH programmes provide high quality education which will enable a student to develop perceptive, analytical, managerial and humanistic skills. The students are groomed through problem oriented and student-centred training, extension and counselling programmes along with concurrent placement in hospital or community. These develop management competency to effectively deal with problems of quality, availability, accessibility, uncertainty, comprehensiveness, cost reduction, and productivity in health systems.
The department has ongoing links with major hospitals and various governmental, semi‑governmental and private organizations working in health sector. Students of our department have also been able to attract project fund from international organizations like WHO. We are committed to instilling confidence in our students enabling them to exercise full strategic leverage within their working environment.

The current changes in the health care scenario necessitated the requirement of specially trained professionals in the field of health and social welfare programmes which influence the economic development of the country. Competition is tough and in order to excel, personnel with high potential is a basic requirement. The hospital requires competent personnel who take things in their stride and assist the medical staff in rendering quality care. The thrust areas include Hospital Operations Management, Personnel Management, Finance Management, Materials Management, Public Relations, Hospital Services Marketing, Hospital Information System, Quality Assurance, Medical Law and Ethics, Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Record Management, Hospital Facilities and Equipment Planning, organization and management of various clinical and supportive services etc.

Improvement in health system performance can be facilitated only by training adequate number of management professionals including public health specialists, policy analysis; health care administrators, and drug management specialists. Many countries are exploring and implementing these multi disciplinary public health training programmes. To stimulate public health care programmes in the entire country, the department attracts graduates and post graduates from various disciplines. The course is structured to focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills applicable to a career in public health, health education and development for catalyzing the “health for all revolution.” The programs impart specialized skills and promote conceptual and analytical understanding of management within the unique circumstances prevailing in the health system in India.