USTM launches a new master degree course ‘Masters in Hospital Administration’

The University of Science and Technology Meghalaya in association with Dr. B Barooah Cancer Institute officially launched a new Master Degree program namely ‘Masters in Hospital Administration’(MHA) at the BBCI auditorium today. The mega launching ceremony took place in the presence of Shri Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM, Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki, Director, BBCI, Dr. M. Bhattacharya, Deputy Director (Research), BBCI, Dr. Amit Choudhury, Dean,Business Science, USTM as well as other dignitaries and administrative officials from both the institutions.

The Master Degree holders in Hospital Administration course will be qualified to manage diverse roles of leadership, management and administration in the Healthcare sector. The course is a mix of theories, assignments and case studies that differ according to college norms.

Students interested in making a respectable career in health services can achieve significantly by branching their medical knowledge to the management sector. The main objective behind launching of this fresh master degree program is to cater to the need of the present day health sector where skilled and trained administrators as well as managers are required in the hospitals and other health care institutes for their smooth functioning.

The duration of the course is 2 years and candidates with bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks will be eligible to pursue this brand new master degree program. The event started with a short welcome speech by Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki and was followed by a brief speech by Shri Mahbubul Hoque.   Adressing the gathering on the occasion, Dr. Kataki said, ‘Hospital Management has been an ever evolving art within the Health Care system.’

“With the new challenges our Health care system s facing today, it is crucial to rationalize and improvise our approach in preparation for the future”, he added. Addressing the audience, the Chancellor Hoque said, “A direct influx of private players into the health care sector are making it important for hospitals to have an efficient and skilled managerial layer.” “This new course will definitely open up employement opportunity in the health sector to a great extent”, he further added.

At the end of the program, Dr. AC Kataki also announced that considering the economic hardship arising due to COVID 19, a special inceptive will be given to the economically underpriviledged students. Chancellor Hoque also announced that USTM will be starting a new fellowship in the fond memory of Dr. Bhubaneswar Barooah where two academically brilliant students will be provided free education.

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