Post Graduate Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship

Skill-Focused PG Diploma Program
Approved by University Grants Commission(UGC)under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)

Programme Description

Entrepreneurship is the key driver of world economy. It leads to wealth as well as job creation. Entrepreneurial individuals give rise to SMEs; exceptional entrepreneurial orientation of individuals gives rise to thriving business houses. The proposed Post Graduate Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship is aimed at fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture that will inspire students to build businesses and also empower them to thereby create economic and social values. Presence of certain unique skills permeates an entrepreneur to create a distinctive business world. And some of these skills can be acquired through training and education. Over past 35 years IIHMR has been spearheading health education movement across India as well as abroad and is also committed to entrepreneurship education, training, research, and institution building, thus giving it an edge in this field.
This program will cover the top three areas driving health technologies businesses nowadays: biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and digital health. Health technologies are becoming one of the most important business sectors driving wellness and economy worldwide. This means that the sector needs entrepreneurs and professionals who can understand the science and engineering of innovative technologies and, at the same time, understand their potential to improve health and its commercial potential.
The new era of healthcare professionals will have to face a continuously evolving environment where engineering, digital and molecular medicine merge to offer clinical solutions to highly informed patients. The Post Graduate Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship will address challenges in the interspace of big data, artificial intelligence, traditional pharma, robotics, or mobile health with the objective of preparing a new generation of talent to face this exciting sector. The entrepreneurial ecosystem in the healthcare arena is booming locally and around the world. However, most of the current technology-based entrepreneurs start their ventures without any business or industry-related knowledge. Even worse, they do so without any mentor or model to relate to that will increase the chances of success of these highly innovative start-ups. This program will connect students with real entrepreneurs willing to share their knowledge with the new generation of health ventures and their leading teams. The program bets on business cases based on real experiences from an impressive variety of successful health entrepreneurs.

Why this programme

  • The program is focused on those trends, technologies, and developments in the health sector that are enabling more innovation now and probably in the future.
  • It does not offer only a partial and limited view (i.e., only biotechnology, only pharmaceutical, only information technologies or digital health) but a comprehensive program, where an accurately selected list of topics and real cases will cover both the current trends and the future game changers in health and medicine.
  • It is recommended for entrepreneurs across health opportunities but also for those interested in starting or improving a professional career in health-related business.
  • It is also an excellent choice for those who just started their entrepreneurial project or are in the process of founding a technology-based company.
  • The program has a special focus on providing the possibility to discuss extensively many real entrepreneurial experiences with the teams that made it possible.
  • The entrepreneurial experiences will be used as a teaching method to learn from the real experiences through teamwork and open discussions.
  • Participants will acquire the skills to raise funds and start their own innovative company in the health sector.
  • Programme Title: Post Graduate Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship (PGDHE)

    Eligibility : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or Bachelor or Vocational Studies (B.Voc) or equivalent qualification

  • Credit and Duration: NSQF Level (and Duration): Level 8, 42 Credits (1 year)

    Selection Procedure: Candidates have to apply online. The eligible candidates will be invited for the Personal Interview (PI). The final selection of the candidate is based on his/her performance in the Personal Interview (PI)

  • Vertical Mobility: Due to flexible and interdisciplinary nature of programme, it offers very flexible vertical mobility from conventional to vocational programmes and vice-versa.

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  • Important Dates:
    Personal Interview: September 09-10, 2021
    Last date to apply: August 31, 2021

  • Commencement of Class: September 18, 2021

    • Date of PI are subject to change as per UGC guidelines
    • Number of seats are limited in each program and will be filled on first come first serve basis

  • Fee: 45,000/-

    Particulars Indian Participant ₹ (INR) Foreign Participant $ (USD) Due Date for Payment
    Fees 45,000 760 Within 7 days of admission
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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme, the student will be able to

  • Successfully initiate, expandand diversify a business enterprise in healthcare related areas;
  • Understand the trends, and the opportunities of the current and future health sector;
  • Apply the knowledge and the toolkit to become an entrepreneur in the health sector;
  • Develop and market of new products;
  • Identify investment opportunities in the health business;
  • Develop and implement business plan in one of the future areas of health business;

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at graduates from health sciences (Biology, Human Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary) business and economics, engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering), B.VOC, who want to learn and be trained in entrepreneurship and identification of investment opportunities , or who want to accelerate their career development in the healthcare sector. This programme is also meant for students who would like to change the orientation of their professional careers.

Programme Methodology

The course is designed and structured to develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills. IIHMR places strong emphasis on creating value for students and developing leadership competencies. The pedagogy, therefore, is a judicious mix of lectures, case discussions, project work, term papers, role plays, seminar presentations, assignments, management games, business simulation exercises, etc. Participants not only expand their business acumen in key areas, but also engage in competitive strategy simulations that help them draw a connection between actions and results. At the same time, 'entrepreneurial lab' grooms them to positively impact group culture and business processes. The students will have ample opportunities to interact, challenge points of view, and discuss business situations on an academic platform. The participants are also given individual mentorship support.

Programme Structure

Term 1 Foundation Track

  • Management and Leadership Essentials
  • Case Studies of Health Start-ups
  • Data Driven Management Decisions
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Effective Communication
  • Business, Society and Sustainable Development
  • Ethical Analysis
  • Business Models in Healthcare
  • Introduction to Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis

Pre-Term 2 Idea Incubation

Term 2 Specialization Track

  • Healthcare Value Chain
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Financing Health Ventures
  • Healthcare Marketing to Drive Adoption
  • Strategic Analysis in Healthcare Business

Post-Term 2 Business Incubation

Contact Us

Office of the Dean (Training)
Executive Education Division IIHMR University
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg,Near Sanganer Airport, Jaipur - 302029
Phone Number: +91-141-3924700
Mobile No: +91 79764 45970,7878440901