IIHMR-Bangalore holds its 7th Annual Convocation

Bangalore, 29th May 2018–The Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR),a premier Institution in healthcare management in India,organised its 7th convocation at its Bangalore campus.Twenty nine students from AICTE - Approved Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (Batch 2016-18)graduatedin the ceremony.

Chief Guest, Dr. K Ravi Kumar, Senior Regional Director,Central Government Health Services, GoIand Dr S. Pruthvish, Rtd. Prof. -- HOD,MS Ramaiah Medical College & State Consultant, UNICEF, was the Guest ofHonour at the convocation. Theyaddressed the convocation and awarded the degreesto the students along withDr. Suresh Krishna Rao, a senior public healthspecialist, Dr. S.D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary and Dr Usha Manjunath, Director-IIHMRBangalore. Dr Monica Misra and Dr BusireddyGariShobitha were awarded the goldmedal for their academic excellence in Health IT and Hospital Managementspecialization respectively.

Out of thirty-four students enrolled for the courses, 24 weresuccessfully placed even before the completion of the course work in reputedhospitals, state government, health IT companies by the Institution with ahighest package of INR 9.2 lakhs. Sapphire IMS, RamkrishnaHosptials, NHMGujarat, BVG India Pvt Ltd. (MEMS), Telerad -- RxDx, Continental Hosptial, GleneaglesHealth City, among others were the top recruiters. Four of the students of thisbatch are from Army (in-service candidates).

While welcoming the graduates in the healthcare family, Chief Guest Dr. K. Ravi Kumar said,“Thehealthcare sector in India has experiencedtremendous growth, however, there are a lot of challenges that must be addressed.Thehealthcare sector is currently going through a paradigm shift further creatinga galore of opportunities for healthcare managers.The healthcare industry is in need of trained management professionals andI believe IIHMR’s students have been given the best training and arewell-equipped to assist the growing needs of the healthcare industry.”Dr K RaviKumar also pressed on the importance of hard work in one’s life and stated that“nothing can substitute hard work and one must keep on learning to enjoysuccess in life”. He also asked the students to repay their debt to the nationby indulging in themselves in public service.

Talking about the achievements of the institute, DrUsha Manjunath, Director of IIHMR Bangalore, said, "Withits uniquepedagogy,IIHMR encourages its studentsto think big which enables the growth of IIHMR and its role in various nationaland global health scenes. IIHMR has constantly tried to improve and hasdone its part in contributing to public health services.She further stressedupon the importance of NABH Accreditation for healthcare facilities. 

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