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IHS Mission & Goals:
Groom Skills,
Gather Evidence and
Generate Knowledge for people's health.

To Improve the Efficacy,
Quality & Equity
of Health Systems.


IHS - Administrative Structure

Organisational Chart :


The Institute is governed by a system of authorities consisting of an executive committee, a general body and the board of governors. Programs and activities of the Institute are carried on by a team of faculty and staff lead by the Director, who is the chief academic and executive officer of the Institute. The General Body and the Board of Governors meet annually. The Executive Committee oversees management of the Institute, appoints the Director and the Finance Officer. Office Bearers of the Institute consist of the Chairman and the President. The Chairman presides over the meetings of the Board of Governors and the General Body. The President chairs the Executive Committee. The Ethics Committee examines all research proposals and activities to assure that ethical standards of research are satisfied. New research proposals are discussed in the Faculty Committee to satisfy about the objectives, and research methodology. The Director presents a report on the Institute’s activities to the General Body every year, along with the Audited accounts of the Institute. These documents are available for purchase by interested members of the public across the Front office.

Ethics Committee:

Research projects taken up by the institute adheres to the high moral and ethical standards in choice of methodology to test various hypotheses. The ethics committee reviews the proposals for research to assess among other considerations whether the research so designed would yield meaningful results that could not be obtained by other methods. The ethics committee also assesses whether voluntary and informed consent of the individuals participating in the study is obtained and whether the study has been planned in a manner so that the degree of risk taken and inconvenience caused does not exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment and also sees that the study will be conducted by persons who possess the requisite competence and qualities to carry out the research. The ethics committee consists of about five members, two of the members are from outside the institute. Director of the institute is a member and convenor of the committee. Life of the committee is permanent, with members joining it according to the terms of their appointment. The committee after examining the details of a proposal, may either certify that the project has obtained the committees’ clearance as such or with specific conditions, or advise appropriate modifications to methodology so as to meet social ethical considerations.

Faculty Committee:

The Institute’s faculty meet from time to time to review the Institutes research activities, share information about their respective projects. The faculty committee advises the director about academic matters and general management of the Institute.

Administrative and Support Capabilities:

General support services of the Institute include the Front Office, Facilities Maintenance, and General Assistance and Secretarial Services. The Front office is manned from 9 am to 7 pm. Round the clock, dedicated security services allow faculty and staff to access their office whenever required. One general assistants is in charge of facilities maintenance, assisted by an electrician, sanitary workers, and supported by other contractual service providers. Project support staff and secretarial assistants maintain project correspondence files. The Accountant is supported by computerized accounting software to facilitate maintenance of accounts. The accountant provides project related accounts to concerned faculty as needed. The Institute’s accounts are audited by a Chartered Accountant and are regularly filed with the Income Tax department. The Training Services Officer assists in registration of students and participants for various academic programmes and provides required logistic support. The Institute’s publications and general enquiries from public are handled by the Communications and Services officer. 

For more details of clarifications, write, fax or e-mail to:      
The Communications and Services Officer
Institute of Health Systems
HACA Bhavan, Hyderabad, TS 500004, India.
Phone No.: 91-40-23210136/9, 23211013/4.                                                       Fax : 91- 40 -23241576                                       E-mail :

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