Administrative Staff College of India

Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM)

Two Year Full-Time Post Graduate Programme
(Approved by AICTE, Govt. of India)

Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan

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Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan

Centre Director and Professor

Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan is currently Dean of Training Programmes (Long Duration Programmes)Professor and Director & Professor of Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Centre for Health Care Management at ASCI, Hyderabad.


Dr. Subodh Kandamuthan is currently Dean of Training Programmes (LDP), Director and Professor of Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Centre for Health Care Management at ASCI, Hyderabad. He has been the Programme Director of the AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Hospital Management) ASCI’s prestigious long term programme for the last eight years.

He holds a Masters Degree in Development Economics, M Phil Degree in Applied Economics and Ph.D in Health Economics. He had worked as faculty in Health Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, Institute of Health Systems, Hyderabad and as a technical consultant for DFID in Finance and Procurement to Health department of Government of Andhra Pradesh. He worked on projects related to Economic costing, Economic Evaluation of Health Care programmes like National Rural Health Mission in Andhra Pradesh, Medium Term Health Expenditure frameworks in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh, Trade in Health and Hospital services, Public Private Partnerships in Health Sector, Replication of PM Award winning projects for various clients like World Bank, World Health Organization, UNICEF, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, State Governments of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh etc. His recent projects as project leader include the UNICEF-sponsored Management Review of Behavioral Change Communication Strategies for the Health departments of three states of Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. He also led the project on rapid assessment of Basti Dawakhanas for the National Health Mission, Telangana. He teaches Health Economics, Health Policy, Public Health, Health Insurance and Business Research Methods for Post Graduate Diploma Management (Hospital Management) at ASCI and has also taught Health Economics for MBA Health and Hospital Management programmes at University of Hyderabad, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Chitkara University, Indian Institute of Public Health and LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He also takes guest sessions at reputed institutes like National Institute of Rural Development, IIT Hyderabad, TISS, Hyderabad, Goa University, Amity University, Dr MCR HRD Institute etc. He also conducts regular training programmes in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Financing, Health and Hospital Management, Hospital Administration and Public Private Partnerships in Health Sector for Civil servants and other government officials in health sector.

Dr Subodh won the IDRC Social Science Research Award in December 2009 in the category of Equity in Health. He won the first Australia India Council Research Fellowship in 2004 to do research in Australia. He was also a technical committee member of the Mobile Health technical advisory group of the World Health Organization. In 2014, he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Programme on American Think Tanks funded by US Department of State where he visited various think tanks in eight states of US. He represented India and ASCI at the World Think Tank Summit at Yokohama in Japan in June 2017. He was an invited expert on Public-Private Partnerships in Health to Health workshops in South Africa and Cote’D’Ivoire by African Development Bank for African countries in 2017-18 and subsequently delivered talks in 2018-19 in Japan and Tunisia on Health Systems in India.

He is currently involved as programme director on behalf of ASCI with the GIZ sponsored capacity building on the prestigious Government of India program: Ayushsman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) for the States and Union Territories. He has also facilitated an MoU with State Health Authority Kerala and is imparting year long online training on Health Economics, Health Financing and Health Insurance for the health insurance officials of Kerala. He is programme director of the online six months’ certificate programme on Health Insurance in collaboration with Access Health International and InOrder Institute and was also involved in developing and imparting leadership development programs for big Hospital Chains in India.

He is currently the team leader for the UNICEF project on Concurrent Monitoring of Anemia Mukt Bharat pro-gramme for Telangana in collaboration with NHM Telangana. He also led the team from ASCI in preparation of policy guidelines and recommendations for India and also Telangana in handling Covid 19 first and second wave in collaboration with FICCI and FTCCI and was widely quoted in print media. He is currently the Health Care Co-chair of the FTCCI (Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry and is leading the team at ASCI to prepare a Vision 2030 document on Quality and Affordable Health in Telangana. He is also the project leader for the project on supporting Aarogyasri Health Care Trust on Revision and Costing of Health Care Packages.

Dr Subodh Kandamuthan has published papers in national and international journals and has co-authored three books. He has attended and presented papers at a large number of national and international conferences and has also visited almost all the states in India more than 30 countries on professional assignments.


  • PhD (Health Economics) (Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore)
  • M Phil (Applied Economics) Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MS Development Economics (Pondicherry Central University)