The purpose of modern management education has always been to induct a student briefly into a world of invaluable intellectuals. Subsequently, considering the ongoing pandemic, the need of the hour is experts who are professionals in healthcare and management working towards a better society one step at a time.
Thus, begins the need for institutions that provide trained managers & professionals to society. One such university that caters to all the right minds, well in the pursuit of meeting the needs of today’s education aspirant – Indian Institute of Health Management Research is perhaps the go-to place for an exceptional learning/teaching environment to convert students into global leaders.
Established in 1984 in Jaipur, IIHMR University is a premier university progressing each day with its cutting edge and influential research-based curriculum, operating with the best in-house faculties and facilities. Additionally, providing everyone present on campus with an environment that positively influences every aspect of intellectual learning and growth, IIHMR boasts of being a vibrant place and, at the same time, promotes immense inclusivity among everyone present on the campus.
Leading towards success
A haven for multidisciplinary activities and engagement, students find role models in their very own teachers at IIHMR. Endorsing teaching which is interactive, supportive, challenging and more rewarding for the students.The pedagogy taught on the campus is well in sync with the 21st century needs and demands. Moving away from the primitive lecture-based classrooms, interaction is the key to learning at the esteemed university, fostering diversity and multiculturalism.
Consisting of a unique organizational culture that focuses on core values and ethos of autonomy, accountability, openness and transparency, IIHMR, under the strong leadership of Dr. Prahlad Rai Sodani, President (Officiating),IIHMR University, the educational hub has witnessed enormous growth and is proud of having unique regular achievements to their credit. Ranked 1st amongst the cleanest higher educational institutions in India, honoured by the Ministry of HRD – Government of India, is among the long list of laurels accredited to the IIHMR University.
“We have the best multidisciplinary faculty on board, who are valued representatives of various sectors, be it public health or management,” quoted – Dr. Prahlad Rai Sodani, talking to us about the critical role the faculty members play in the development of students at IIHMR. Coming from varied backgrounds, the faculty members and the researchers strive relentlessly to achieve and impart optimal education, in turn, creating a formidable framework in literally every field of academics taught at the university. Also aiming towards global expansion, the state-of-the-art infrastructure helps students in all their endeavours, be it inside the classroom or outside, helping them grow as abled professionals ready to take their spot in this ever-changing landscape.
Considering the current major permanent shifts the healthcare education had to undergo due to COVID-19, this scenario, in turn, provided us a glimpse into how healthcare education may evolve in the coming years. Looking at the situation, the university intends to expand its scope to multidisciplinary factions, aiming for global expansion. Simultaneously, building on the 36-year long legacy of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in management research, education and training in the health sector, the IIHMR University established a school for public health, namely – ‘S D Gupta School of Public Health’. Started with twin objectives of creating, documenting, and disseminating public health knowledge, SDG School of Public School works towards influencing health policymakers, providers, seekers, and the general public, thereby meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
Promoting a spirit of innovation
Keeping up with the brand-value and understanding the industry dynamics, IIHMR focuses heavily on the spirit of innovation in every aspect of teaching and learning followed on campus. “All thanks to the impressive partnerships existing between our university and various organizations, our students get the right industry exposure, well before they leave our campus,” stated Dr. Sodani, explaining in detail the impressive industry-academia connect existing on the campus of the IIHMR University. Also, being a completely proactive learning environment, the holistic approach to education results in training and grooming students with the latest industry-backed systems and processes, giving them a global perspective and, making them globally acceptable.
Staying well in sync with the global trends and demands, the courses offered at IIHMR are curated towards the changing society. Apart from conventional management programs at the offering, IIHMR proudly announces the launch of 4 new executive programs, namely – MBA Executive in Leadership and Strategy (Executive L & S), Advanced Management Programme in Healthcare Leadership (AMP-HL), P.G. Diploma in CSR & Sustainable Development & P.G. Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship. Also adding to the list of the courses being offered at IIHMR campus are – MBA Hospital and Health Management, MBA Pharmaceutical Management, MBA Development Management, Master of Public Health, Ph.D.
The industry-academia connect existing at IIHMR helps the university grow as an influential identity. At the same time, help students gain experience and expertise via the various seminars, workshops, internships, and so on, organized keeping in mind the demand for a trained workforce.
Lastly, emphasizing entrepreneurship, a Center of Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) is established to enhance entrepreneurial skills among the students. Helping them grow as all-rounded professionals who have robust thought processes linked to societal benefits, IIHMR overall rigorously works towards contributing towards a new reality, coming as a ray of hope, even during these gloomy times of the pandemic.
Dr Prahlad Rai Sodani, PhD, MPH (UNC-CH, USA),
Prof. P.R. Sodani is a health economist and public health specialist. He obtained his Ph.D. in Health Economics. After completing his doctoral work, he earned a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Prof. Sodani has worked extensively in health systems and policy, health economics and health financing and involved in teaching, training, research, and consultancy. Professor Sodani has been appointed as associated with the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, for teaching MPH program jointly offered by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University. Prof. Sodani is Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Management, an international peer-reviewed journal published by SAGE Publications. Professor Sodani is Secretary-General of the South-East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network (SEAPHEIN). He has recently published a book on Managing Quality in Health Care. He has organized several national and international programs for health professionals to promote Public Health Leadership, Strategic Management, Public Health Education, Health Economics, Health Financing, and Hospital Management Education.