Message From the Chairman
The IIHMR University continues to carry the legacy of IIHMR and strive for excellence with the mission to improve the standards of health of the people through high quality management research, education and capacity development of the health professionals at the national and international level. It has emerged globally as a unique model of an autonomous non-profit and self-sustained organization that is focused on a social sector such as the health, through research and education.
We are moving ahead with our vision Go Global. We have our dreams to become a world class institution of learning and scholarship in management education, research and capacity development in the health sector. We have started working in the direction to launch ourselves in the next orbit. We have expanded and strengthened institutional network, and build new partnerships and collaboration with the national and international organizations.
The IIHMR University has a unique organizational culture that enshrines core values and ethos of autonomy, accountability, openness and transparency. The interdisciplinary teams of faculty and research staff constitute an enabling environment for learning and professional growth and development. The multidisciplinary faculties represent public health, management, economics, statistics, demography, social and behavioral sciences, rural development and pharmaceuticals.
The post-graduate programs offered at the Institute are of now MBA programs of the University. MBA Hospital and Health Management has consistently maintained its No # 1 ranking in the country. MBA Pharmaceutical Management has already started making its imprints in the pharmaceutical industry and major pharmaceutical companies have started showing interest in activities of the School of Pharmaceutical Management. MBA Rural Management has been revived and a School of Rural Management has been established in the University. Both the Schools will be now conducting research and training, in addition to management education. Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, offered in cooperation with the John Hopkins University, has made its significant presence in South Asian countries especially our neighbors. The PhD Program is a grand success and is well accepted in the health sector. We plan to introduce more specialized MBA programs in the near future.
Over 500 research studies and projects have been undertaken that have high impact and relevance on health policy and program strategies in India and abroad. IIHMR University has an international presence in health systems research and technical support. We have involved in health and population policy and program management research in various states in India, namely, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The National Family and Health Survey – 4 in the States of Madhya Pradesh (E), Uttarakhand is underway. The food fortification project, supported by GAIN, about 1.7 million liters of milk is fortified in cooperation with RSDFC and supplied throughout the state. Fortification of Wheat Flour, Edible Oil and Salt is a major breakthrough in urban and rural areas of Rajasthan, an initiative by Gain and IIHMR. Path breaking initiatives of improving health of urban poor in partnership with the Population Foundation of India with the support of USAID is a yet another success story.
Capacity building in management in the health sector, especially national, state and district level managers, program managers of projects funded by development agencies in the country, through Management Development Programs (MDP), continued to be a major focus of the Institute. The Professional Development Course, a 10-week training program, supported by the MoHFW/NIHFW, WHO Fellowship program for ministerial staff of MoHFW, and Leadership and Strategic Management Program for health professionals of SAARC countries have made a significant contribution in capacity building in management, public health and health program management. International program for Rational Use of Essential Medicines with focus on TB, HIV and Malaria has become popular, especially in countries in the African Region. The Institutes has also identified new areas of capacity building in effective health sector management.
The Postgraduate Program in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHM) continues to enjoy No.1 Rank in the country. The program has set high standards of management education in the health sector. The demand for our students in the hospital and health program in government and private sector has phenomenally increased. The students' placement is consistently perfect since the inception of the program in 1996. We take pride in creating a critical mass of young professional managers in the health sector and transforming management of health systems and hospitals in the country. We believe they would be the future leaders in professional management of hospitals, health organizations and pharmaceutical industry. As IIHMR University, the Institute has entered in a distinguished league of education and research institutions. As a University, we plan to introduce new academic and research programs.
As IIHMR University, the Institute has entered in a distinguished league of education and research institutions. As a University, we plan to introduce new academic and research programs.We have our dreams to become a global institution of learning and scholarship in management education, research and capacity development in the health sector. We have high hopes for a bright future and scripting a new chapter in the success stories of IIHMR.
S D Gupta