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Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

IIM-C launches a one-year healthcare executive management programme, Aditi Guha reports

The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) has forayed into the healthcare management education space with a one-year healthcare executive management programme (HEMP). 

The programme combines healthcare management education with field-based learning across Singapore and India. The institute is conducting it jointly with Glocal Hospitals Pvt Ltd, a part of Glocal Healthcare, an Indian rural hospital chain, headquartered in Kolkata. HEMP is billed as India’s only such programme aimed at creating a balance between practice and teaching. The curriculum includes modules on financial analysis, economics, ethics and public policy, supply chain management in hospitals, hospitality management, etc. 

The first batch of 31 students includes doctors.  

According to Ashok Banerjee, dean (new initiatives), IIM-C, eradication of poor and unaffordable healthcare in India is the need of the hour. “The programme is meant to create an army of professionals with skills to run hospitals in the tertiary sector, with apt knowledge of F&B and hospitality,” says Banerjee. “Public policy management is of utmost priority where private entrepreneurs have started offering high-quality services at the tertiary level which needs to be enhanced.”  According to him, candidates would be trained for the same, with intensive six-month classroom training and a five-month on-the-job learning. HEMP is designed such that all aspects of the field are covered to create leaders of tomorrow who can fuel the healthcare industry. 

The ‘international immersion’ component, involving field-based learning in Singapore, will make enrolees acquire the requisite knowledge of working in the global healthcare industry. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to interact with industry experts. The goal of the programme includes taking a keen interest in candidates to eliminate the diminishing quality of services in the private sector, hence making them affordable for different people.

(Inputs by Guncha Arora)

Duration: One year
Eligibility: The applicant should have a medical background. A graduate with 50% marks and above from the science stream, too, is eligible 
Fee: Rs 10 lakh, including the fees for the Singapore session
Intake: 31 per year 


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