12 weekend certificate program in Hospital Management

Certification ceremony of the 9th Batch of students completing the ‘Certificate Course in Hospital Management’ offered by the Sankara Nethralaya Academy on 27th June 2015 Saturday.

Dr T S Surendran – Vice Chairman & Director for Paediatric Ophthalmology department of Sankara Nethralaya with the successful Hospital Management Graduates.
Dr T S Surendran – Vice Chairman & Director for Paediatric Ophthalmology department of Sankara Nethralaya with the successful Hospital Management Graduates.

The certificate awarding ceremony of the 12 weekend certificate program in Hospital Management – (9th Batch) conducted by the Sankara Nethralaya academy, an education wing of the Sankara Nethralaya was conducted successfully on 27th June 2015 Saturday at the Sankara Nethralaya main campus, College Road, Chennai 6.

Healthcare Management Executives share a memorable moment with our founder Padma Bhusan Dr SS Badrinath
Healthcare Management Executives share a memorable moment with our founder Padma Bhusan Dr SS Badrinath

Shri A Mahalingam, Deputy Registrar, the Sankara Nethralaya Academy extended a warm welcome to the program participants and the Chief Guest – Dr T S Surendran.

He lauded him as an excellent teacher who could captivate any student by the unique lecture delivery. H added that in the events at SN, whenever he is on the stage to welcome or introduce a guest or make a presentation, it will be a captivating session with humorous anecdotes and recapitulating some hilarious and past events, relevant to that context or the guest. Shri mahalingam highlighted that Dr TS.Surendran has the unique distinction of conducting a large number of surgeries and procedures done to children. The recent feather to his cap is the “Lifetime Achievement award” by Paediatric ophthalmology society of India at Pushkar, Rajasthan.

The participating candidates from junior to mid and senior level management positions from a broad spectrum of health care institutions ranging from single specialty to multi-specialty hospitals found the course to be of great relevance to their vocation in terms of enhancing their skill sets, equipping them to handle direct and related healthcare issues and to organize their departments much better.

While the course won overall praise for its holistic approach to hospital management, in-depth, wide and well researched content and professional levels of tutoring by the faculty, TSNA staff members won praise and admiration for their efforts in making the entire learning experience very pleasant and memorable. On their successful completion of their course the students had the good fortune of having an interactive session with the Vice Chairman of Sankara Nethralaya – Dr T S Surendran, they shared their experiences with him and received their certificates and good wishes from him. Dr Surendran also highly spoke on the importance of Patient care / Customer services to the group and also encouraged us to be the ambassadors of the institute.

Mrs Sreedevi, Manager – Academics, TSNA and Prof S Ramani Principal were also participated the event. This certificate ceremony, which was very ably facilitated by Shri A.Mahalingam, Sankara Nethralaya Academy concluded with exchanging pleasantries amongst one another.

Few Testimonials from Candidates

Dear Sri Mahalingam,

We had 13 weekend classes on the various important topics in Hospital Management.Each one was dealt in detail by the experts in the respective subject.We had group discussions on each subject during the class.We have submitted assignments on various subjects in between and one in the final as per the schedule.Departmental visits were arranged in between to understand the working pattern of Sankara Nethralaya.

Ambiance:- Class room was very nice with Soft AC and it was well equipped with all the needed Audio / Video gadgets,which has helped us to understand the Course contents effectively.

Faculty : All the faculties were extraordinary and each one has dealt their subject effectively with relevant case studies in the available time. Everyone was saying that each topic should be arranged in 5 to 10 sessions. In spite of time constraint they have done a splendid job and made us to understand the gist very clearly.

TSNA Staff :- Sri.Mahalingam & Sridevi Madam did a exemplary work with a clear dedication & meticulous planning. Kudos to the duo. Every week we will get a mail on details of the faculty of the coming week followed by a gentle reminder. Once the session is over they collect the PPT from the faculty and forwarded to our group almost on the same evening. During the departmental visits staffs from every dept explained to us the protocol followed by them in running a great institution like SN successfully.

Visionary: We were given an exiting opportunity to interact with Dr.S.S Badrinath.He is a great visionary and explained us in simple terms about the Vision & Mission of SN. Interaction with Dr.SSB was of immense use and it has helped us to enrich our knowledge on the present healthcare scenario & a vision to look for an exciting future.

Rural Service: I had the opportunity to visit the Orikkai village near Kanchipuram,where SN has kept their Two Buses equipped with all the materials required for a eye surgery. Kanchi Swamigal addressed the gathering and appreciated the services rendered by SN in restoring vision for poor people at their door step as a free service and giving a free spectacle too for the needy patients. Hats off to Dr.SSB’s vision & his dedicated SN TEAM.

13 Weekend Certificate Course in Hospital Management by TSNA,Chennai has helped us to  harpen our skills on the various important subjects and has given the much needed confidence by conducting regular classes,weekly assignments,group discussions and departmental tours to learn practically from the experts.I am sure the skills learnt here will be of immense use in our practical approach while running our institutions on a day to day basis. Individually I have learned a lot from Dr.SSB, Sri.Mahalingam, Ms.Sridevi, Our great learned faculties and my own batchmates.

Best Wishes to TSNA & dedicated staffs of SN in their Mission of giving the Visionary to Health care professionals & in restoring the Vision of needy patients.

B.Kannan,Director – Business Development
Dr Mehta`s Hospitals, Chennai / bkannan36@gmail.com

Dear Mr Mahalingam ,

Let me first start by taking this opportunity to thank God for enabling me take part in this course, which has been a great eye-opener for me in terms of the sheer scale in which a hospital operates. It was great to know how many departments are involved in its smooth functioning on a day-to-day basis.

Next, coming to the faculties for this course, who are experts in their respective fields. They have been gracious enough to come down to the institution and share their knowledge with us. It was great listening to them and learn from their experiences. The course content which is really huge, was very well abridged by them and the three hours of time given was very challenging to share maximum information. I would like to salute them for their efforts.

Regarding the facilities in the classroom, I would like to say that they were top notch and made it very easy for us to understand the topics. A special thanks to all the personnel involved – right from the security, who helped us in the car park to the canteen people who took care of our refreshments. A mention should also be made about the photographers, who made all the participants look extra special.

I would like to state that it has been a privilege to be a part of this diverse batch of participants, who have contributed in their own way and enlightened me with their experiences.

Regarding the course itself, I would like to say that most of the topics were included. One suggestion here would be to include insurance as a topic as nowadays, this is a major component of healthcare.

Last but not the least, I would like to thank you, Mr.A Mahalingam, from the bottom of my heart for all the efforts you have taken in making this course a great success. The meticulousness with which you sent the profile of the faculties well ahead of the sessions, the PPTs/PDFs of each session after its completion and communication regarding any changes in the programme were top-notch and I am yet to come across such a superb communicator. May God shower his blessings on you to achieve more success.

Thanks and Regards,
Sai Shankar Balakrishnan
Team – Lead, TCS, Chennai

Dear Shri Mahali Sir,

I have taken this course based on my interest in learning about how to handle different scenarios about hospital management.. Such as handling official documentation, financial status about the hospital though I do not have much interest about finance, I wanted to know how it caters the needs of a hospital. Also want to know about patients medical, utilities, operation and the laboratory, through the use of Morden technology..I am sure that this course has helped me to understand the just about all the functions of hospital management.. And I am sure would make my best possible efforts to implement the same in various aspects of my career.

Dr Angeline King Charles, Chennai,

It was a memorable journey of 12 weeks with Sankara Nethralaya Academy where we were provided with excellent and experienced faculty. Each faculty introduced us to the topic and gave us a brief understanding about the topic.

Each faculty excelled the other, the coordinator Mr A Mahalingam had coordinated and taken forward the course excellently. Timely communications received from him helped us a lot. His timely guidance and encouragement helped us to complete the course, even before we could realise. The snacks organised by Mahalingam sir were very tasty. The team and the atmosphere were so good that it made me remember my college days.

Meeting with our visionary Dr SS Badrinath sir was the highlight of the course. His talk to the team will help us in our carrier.

I sincerely thank Mr Mahalingam for arranging this meeting.The course will be very useful to me. The time spent in Sankara Nethralaya will be one of the memorable moments.

Thanking you

yours truly
Sumathi V – Administartive Officer , Seethapathy Hospital, Chennai

Training objectives were clearly explained and achieved.

There are too many good points to list!

This course was very relevant to my expectation and hope it will help me in most aspects of my work in future.

I gained greater knowledge.

The power point presentations was very good and the slides were to the point,used in conjunction with good handouts.

The trainers used many ways to pass on the knowledge to us with case studies and some practical sessions.

Before the course i was confused about certain concepts, having completed I feel confident about it.

The trainers had the learning message across by breaking everything down into simplified sections.

This course was very informative and practical.

The syllabus was excellently delivered…. all aspects were clearly explained in context,every trainer was very experienced and was able to answer all of our queries.

The objectives of the course was clear, the contents met with all expectation.

The lecture sequence was perfectly planned.

The level of this course was too high!!!!

This course has exposed us to new knowledge and practices.

I will recommend these type of courses very strongly to my colleagues.

The lectures were clear and easy to understand.

The teaching aids were effectively used.

The trainers encouraged interactions and were useful.

It gives me immense pleasure in writing my feedback about this course. Thanks to THE SANKARA NETHRALAYA ACADEMY, highly esteemed institution in conducting these highly effective short term courses. It empowered great knowledge in a short duration. Special thanks to A Mahalingam sir for his valuable time and efforts for supporting us throughout the course.

Ms Jasantha, B.Tech Biotechnology, jessy_ashok@yahoo.co.in


I am indeed very lucky to come across the certificate course in hospital management, and having taken it has given me immense pleasure of attending the same.

I would like to express my gratitude to the professors of excellence who have managed to abridge the course to three hours per day for our understanding.

A course of such a wide subjects which takes two full years have been taught meticulously with ease of understandingness.

I also wish to thank Mr.A Mahalingam sir and ms.sreedevi madam for arranging the venue and arranging a cool atmosphere to attend the class in this scorching Chennai heat.

The PPT provided by Mr.Mahalingam sir, was and will cherish us in our learning’s and mistakes which we all will come across in our daily today activities, and correct us to mend our selves for betterment of our working environment.

Having chosen the course and planning to shift to hospital environment if, given an opportunity in the near future, I shall vouch for the learning’s I had which will make me stronger and successful in my career ahead.

I wish to thank again Mr.Mahalingam for planning of the classes and bringing the 9th batch a successful team into his credit.

Thanking you.

S.R.Gandhi / Manager – Marketing /gandhisrg@gmail.com

Mountainous lamp, rays thru all the way,

Greatness of Dr.SS Badrinath of that say!

Fountainous knowledge oozes its flow,

Lectures speech of that blow!

Nestling like a care of womb,

SN academy near to its comb!

Faithful apostle, with his discipline,

Hail to Mr.A Mahalingam with a Crown!

Railing with the bunch of memories,

Priding with the SN aluminous series!

Shri U Amalraj / General Manager / Tirame Technology Pvt Ltd, Ch