Indian Institute of Management Calcutta forays into Healthcare Management

February 5, 2015

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With the launch of its one-year Healthcare Executive Management Programme (HEMP) on February 2, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), the country’s oldest IIM, is foraying into healthcare management education space for the first time. The program, which is jointly offeredby IIMC and Glocal Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Professor Saibal Chattopadhyay, director, IIMC, Prof. Anindya Sen, dean (Academic), IIMC, Prof. Partha Ray, chaiman, CMDP, IIMC, Dr. Sabahat Azim, CEO, Glocal Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd, Sunil Sachdevaco-founder, Medanta-The Medicity and other distinguished guests.

The Healthcare Executive Management Programme combines world-class healthcare management education with rigorous field-based learning across Singapore and India. On the occasion, Prof. Chattopadhyay said,“This course is certainly a milestone in the glorious history of IIMC. It marks a new chapter that makes the institution stand out, internationally. Given the country’s current demographics, there’s is a dearth of healthcare professionals. With more than 30 students enrolling for the course, we are hoping for a long successful journey ahead for the programme.”

The first batch of 31 students consists of comprises, other medical practitioners, technical and marketing professionals with prior work experience in the healthcare industry. All the students, with their previous experience in the related fields, aspire to accelerate their career and achieve a bigger entrepreneurial goal in life through this course.

HEMP is the only program in the country which creates a perfect balance between practice and teaching. Dr. Azim, who has made a significant contribution in designing the program, said, “There’s dearth of leadership in healthcare, thus this course spans the entire spectrum of healthcare facility with the biggest market players interacting with the students. The opportunities are just the beginning.”

Throughout the one year period, students will have the opportunity to interact with the finest minds in the healthcare industry. The course is designed in such a way so that all aspects are covered to create the leaders of tomorrow to fuel the healthcare industry which is currently pegged at 5 trillion dollar, globally.

Spanning across 6 months of campus based learning, the course will include classroom teaching methods, case based learning, etc. and 6 months of international industry exposure. The unique ‘international immersion’ program, with the field based learning in in Singapore, will help the students to aquire the requisite knowledge of working in global healthcare industry. Comments Prof. Sen,“This kind of programme should have happened 30 years back. With this course, we give the students, a specialized learning expereince from day one. They not only have hands on industry experience, but they also strike the appropriate balance with classroom education. The students receive a holistic training, making them industry ready.

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