Chairman's Message

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 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 grow into 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 building new partnerships and collaboration with the national and international organizations.

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 programmes offered at the Institute are of now MBA programmes of the University. MBA Hospital and Health Management has consistently maintained its No # 1 rank 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 Development Studies has been established in the University. Both the Schools will now be conducting research and training, in addition to management education. Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme, offered in cooperation with the John Hopkins University, has made its significant presence in South Asian countries especially our territorial neighbors. The Ph.D. Programme is a grand success and is well accepted in the health sector. We plan to introduce more specialized MBA programmes in the near future.

Over 800 research studies and projects have been undertaken of high impact and relevance on health policy and programme strategies in India and abroad. IIHMR University has an international presence in health systems research and technical support. We have been involved in health and population policy and programme 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) and Uttarakhand is underway. Under food fortification project, supported by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition(GAIN), about 1.7 million litres 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 University. 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, programme managers of projects funded by development agencies in the country, through Management Development Programmes (MDP), continues to be a major focus of the Institute. The Professional Development Course, a 10-week training programme, supported by the MoHFW/NIHFW, WHO Fellowship programme for ministerial staff of MoHFW, and Leadership and Strategic Management Programme for health professionals of SAARC countries have made a significant contribution in capacity building in management, public health and health programme management. International programme for Rational Use of Essential Medicines with focus on TB, HIV and Malaria has become popular, especially in countries in the African Region. The University has also identified new areas of capacity building in effective health sector management.

The Postgraduate Programme in Hospital and Health Management (PGDHM) continues to enjoy No.1 rank in the country. The programme has set high standards of management education in the health sector. The demand for our students in the hospital and health programme in government and private sector has phenomenally increased. The students' placement is consistently perfect since the inception of the programme 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 a distinguished league of education and research institutions. As a university, we plan to introduce new academic and research programmes.

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 programmes.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 University.

Dr. S. D. Gupta