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Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS)

Health Services Management: IIMA’s involvement in the health sector started with the establishment of the Public Systems Group in 1975. In the initial period, our research focused on the management of primary healthcare services and family planning. We expanded our research activities to include the management of secondary healthcare services in the 80s and to tertiary healthcare services in the 90s. Subsequently we added healthcare Insurance and related topics in our contributions to the health sector.

In June 2004, IIMA Board approved the setting up of a Centre for Management Health Services (CMHS) in recognition of IIMA’s contributions to the health sector in the past and the felt need to strengthen the management of health sector in the context of socio-economic developments of our country. The overall objectives of CMHS are to address the managerial challenges in the delivery of health services to respond to the needs of different segments of our population efficiently and effectively, build institutions of excellence in the health sector, and influence health policies and wider environments.


CMHS is expected to (i) Provide thrust and long term sustainability for our involvement in Health sector (ii) Highlight our commitment to social sector, (iii) Facilitate our involvement in large projects., (iv) Attract health care researchers from all over the world, (v) Develop synergies with other institutions involved in healthcare management., and (vi) Actively participate in the dissemination of knowledge.


Professor K. V. Ramani
Ph.D., Cornell University USA
Chairman, Centre for Management of Health Services
Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur,
Ahmedabad. 380 015,
India Telephone No. 079 - 6632 4649/ 4699.
Fax. No. 079 - 2632 4698
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Website: http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/faculty-and-research/research-centers/cmhs.html

IIMA's contributions to Healthcare Management Our current research projects focus on Health Policy and Planning, Governance and management challenges in the health sector, Hospital Management, Clinical Lab management, Imaging lab management, Maternal Health, HIV/AIDS, Infection Control, Urban Health, Cancer Care, Management Capacity Assessment, etc.

Our contributions include:

  • One Text Book in Hospital Management
  • 2 edited books and 6 Chapters in books
  • 35 Projects completed/On-Going
  • 50 articles in Refereed journals
  • 60 Working papers/monographs
  • 50 presentations in conferences/seminars
  • 20 case studies


CMHS - Faculties

Anurag K. Agarwal L.L.M. (Harvard), L.L.D. (Lucknow)
Tathagata Bandyopadhyay Ph.D. (Calcutta)
Samir K. Barua M.Tech. (IIT, Kanpur), Fellow (IIMA)
Deepti Bhatnagar Fellow (IIMA)
Satish Deodhar Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Goutam Dutta Ph.D. (Northwestern)
Asha Kaul Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)
A.K.Laha Ph.D. (ISI, Calcutta)
Rajendra Patel AICWA, ACA, PGDM (IIMA)
K.V.Ramani Ph.D. (Cornell): Chairman
P.G. Vijaya Sherry Chand Ph.D. (Gujarat)
Sanjay Verma Fellow (IIMC)

CMHS Project Staff

Bharati Sharma M.Sc. (Child Development)
Chahna D. Mashru M.B.A. (Healthcare)
Sweety Zinia M.S.W.

CMHS Office Staff

  • J. G. Makwana
  • Harshad Zala
  • Mohan M. Patel


CMHS Office
Centre for Management of Health Services
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. 380 015, India
Telephone No. 079 - 6632 4649/4699. Fax. No. 079 - 6632 4698
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Website:       http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/faculty-and-research/research-centers/cmhs.html