Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS)

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.

Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS) was setup in June 2004 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 socioeconomic 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 Rajesh Chandwani
Chairperson, Centre for Management of Health Services
Telephone No. 079 - 6632 4873 •  Fax. No. 079 - 6632 4698    
Website:   https://www.iima.ac.in/web/areas-and-centres/research-centers/cmhs

CMHS has carried out research projects focused 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.

Some of the Highlights of our contributions include: 
  • 1 text book in Hospital Management
  • 66 working papers/monographs
  • 2 edited books and 6 chapters in books
  • 52 presentations in conferences/seminars
  • 56 articles in refereed journals
  • 29 case studies
  • 4 International Conference
  • Few Workshops
  • 2 Summer school
  • Seminar Speaker Series



Prof. Anurag K. Agarwal

Prof. Anand Kumar Jaiswal

Prof. Ankur Sarin

Prof. Meenakshi Sharma

Prof. Arnab Kumar Laha

Prof. Arvind Sahay

Prof. Asha Kaul

Prof. Biju Varkkey

Prof. Chetan Soman

Prof. Debjit Roy

Prof. Dhiman Bhadra

Prof. Goutam Dutta

Prof. Karthik Sriram

Prof. Devasmita Chakraverty

Prof. Naman Desai

Prof. Rajesh Chandwani,

Prof. Sanjay Verma

Prof. Satish Deodhar

Prof. Shailesh Gandhi

Prof. Sobhesh Kumar Agarwalla

Prof. Sunil Maheshwari

Prof. Vaibhavi Kulkarni

Prof. Tathagata Bandyopadhyay

Prof. Vishwanath Pingali



Prof. Rajesh Chandwani
Mini Nair 
(In-charge, CMHS)
Harshad Zala Vanaji Parmar
Payal Gosai (Research Assistant)
S. Shreyashi (Research Assistant)
Prakriti Sarkar (Research Assistant)
Priya Shah (Research Assistant)
Kinjal Purohit, Intern

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 



4th IIMA International Conference on Advances in Healthcare Management Services on February 16-17, 2019



Contact Us

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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