Friday, 13 April 2018

Get an average increase of 3-4 times in your base salary within a period of 3-5 years with MBA Rural Management from IIHMR University.

School of Development Studies, IIHMR U offers one of the most specialised, field-intensive programs in Rural Management in India. Our entire curriculum is dedicated to advancing your leadership and management skills for mission-driven organisations in the development sector. 

Each year, we assemble a diverse student cohort from across the country, including engineers, dentists, graduates in any stream, B. Tech graduates in agriculture, students from tribal areas, all driven by the passion to work with communities.

The course is running in its 6th Batch, from an analysis of the career path of the Alumni from 2012-17 the following points emerged.

The above infographic depicts how students of Rural Management from IIHMR University get better opportunities with good salaries over a period of three to five -years.
·         Most of the students started from the base salary of 20-25K and rose to an average of 3- 4 times in a period of 3-5 years.
·         The experience they accumulate through working at the grassroots and engaging with communities directly in the initial two years pays dividends through getting positions of responsibility right after. 
·         Students have got placed in National Health Mission, National Rural Livelihood Mission, State Watershed and Water and Sanitation programs.
·         Over the years the Rural Management alumni of the IIHMR University have made their own mark in International NGO’s, CSR Foundations and National civil society organisations like
o    Save the Children,
o   Water Aid,
o   Foundation for Ecological Security,
o   BCT
o   Voluntary Health Association of India
o   Samaj Pragati Sahyog
o   Centre for Micro Finance
o   Reliance Foundation
o   Coal India.

If you are passionate about making a difference through social innovation, want to advance to leadership roles or even start your organization, this is the program for you.

Admission Open for MBA Rural Management Program Batch 07
To get admission enrol for IIHMR U MAT Exam
Dates for IIHMR-U MAT – April 27, 2018; May 25, 2018, and June 29, 2018.

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Friday, 30 March 2018

Interactive Career Guidance Seminar on Rural Management

“Interactive Career Guidance Seminar on Rural Management”
Entry Free
Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 [11:00 AM – 1:30 PM],
at IIHMR University, Jaipur
The Seminar is for graduates in Engineering, Science, Arts, Commerce, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Forestry, etc. who want to build their career in Rural Management.

Parents are also welcome.
For Registration visit
Last date of registration: 22th April, 2018.
Dr. Susmit Jain
Mob. +91-9829238770
(Certificate of participation will be given to all registered participants)

Brochure :

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

IIHMR University Organized Alumni Meet: Ex-Students Interact With Juniors, Exchange Ideas

India’s globally recognised and leading healthcare research institution, IIHMR University, organised ‘Grand Alumni Meet 2018’ at its Jaipur campus on Saturday. Over 100 alumni overwhelmingly participated to this reunite event and memorised their enchanting days while they were studying at IIHMR University.

The meet witnessed the participation of alumni from various parts of the country. A number of alumni visited the campus with their families making the event all the more interesting. A movie was played highlighting the fond memories of the alumni which took them down the memory lane.
On the occasion, Chairman, IIHMR University, Dr. SD Gupta welcomed the alumni and said that institutions are not built by brick and mortar but by ideas, alumni, faculty and students. Dr. Gupta further said that for growth and career development one has to adapt to change. New approaches in technology, research and education should be accepted to achieve success in life.
Post the inauguration; the event had exciting activities such as fun games, a series of ice breaking sessions, some amazing performances by the students and musical session which was organised at the campus.  The gala dinner in the evening provided a great opportunity to network. Every alumnus were feeling blessed while they had a great career path because of their value creation by IIHMR University and its faculties.
The programme was kicked-off with the inaugural welcome address by Asst. Professor, IIHMR University, Dr. Abhishek Dadhich. Pro-President, IIHMR University, Dr. PR Sodani said that this is the first time that alumni from all streams including Health and Hospital, Rural Management, Pharma Management as well as alumni from Masters of Public Health have collected on one platform. Dean, Academics, IIHMR University, Dr Ashok Kaushik extended vote of thanks.

India Needs to Focus on Quality of Healthcare Services

  •  80% childbirths now in hospitals as compared to earlier 80% in homes
  •  Mortality rate in India now below 7 per 1000
  •  Life expectancy increased from 32 years to 69 years for women and 67 years for men
  • Infant mortality rates reduced from 125 per 1000 live births to less than 40.
-       Chairman, IIMHR University, Dr. S.D. Gupta
Almost 80% childbirths are now in hospitals and medical institutions. This amount is a drastic change from the earlier 80% home deliveries. However, despite having state-of-the-art facilities in these institutions, maternal deaths are still a challenge for the country. This is owing to the fact that the quality of maternal care provided during pregnancy needs improvement. This was informed by Chairman, IIHMR University, Dr. S.D. Gupta. He was speaking at the session on ‘Healthcare Delivery in India’ held at IIHMR University today. The session was a part of the discussion on ‘Political Economy on Environment and Development in India’. The event was held in collaboration with The University of Sydney’s India Field School.

He further informed that mortality rate of India is as low as below 7 per 1000 population. This is mainly due to decline in deaths caused by communicable diseases like cholera, TB, malaria, typhoid etc. One of the most noteworthy figures is that in 1950 the life expectancy was merely 32 years this figure has now increased to 69 years for women and 67 years for men. Other than this, infant mortality rates which were as high as 125 per 1000 live births in 1978, has come down to less than 40. This drastic reduction is mainly due to availability of various vaccines and immunization programmes, diarrhoea and disease control as well as improved sanitation.
Earlier, at the inauguration of the programme, Professor in Human Geography, University of Sydney, Prof. Bill Prichard said that knowledge dissemination has become encumbered by technological limitations. Earlier Universities were solely engaged in one-way knowledge flow. For actual learning, lectures have their limitations mainly in the sense that students can catch up on their studies through pre-recorded lectures made available online. There is a significant need to reinvent tertiary education. It is through intensive programmes which allow scope for student engagement, consumption of information by students will change.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Geoscience and University of Sydney, Dr. Mark Vicol said that now is the right time to study the Indian economy. Because of the personal relations that Sydney professors share with Indian researchers and the high quality of student engagement for the Field School students.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Enhancing Quality of Higher Education: Issues and Opportunities

- India is the 3rd largest in terms of higher education
- India’s educated middle class population is equivalent to the entire population of the USA

Dr. Sunil Kumar Provost, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Jaipur, 19 November: Inability to communicate with others in a proficient manner makes it difficult to comprehend the skills of the said individual and create a cohesive learning environment. This was informed by Provost, Johns Hopkins University, USA, Dr. Sunil Kumar. He was speaking at the round table discussion on ‘Enhancing Quality of Higher Education: Issues and Opportunities at Hotel Marriott today.

He further added that it is important to measure a student’s capability to learn rather than what they have already learnt. There is a special requirement to realize that learning is a continuous process which over time results in holistic development. It is important to inculcate an aspiration for excellence among the students. They should be able to work with others not just academically but also be able to empathize emotionally.

Chairman, Ajit Foundation, Jaipur, Dr. V.S. Vyas highlighted the 4 factors that determine the quality of education – students, teachers, leaders and regulators. If the teachers challenge the students, then there is positive scope for increasing their capacity of learning. Teachers should also be presented with ample growth opportunities and be recognized and encouraged by their peers.

Chairman IIHMR University, Dr S.D. Gupta said that India is the 3rd largest in terms of higher education with huge infrastructure and network. India’s educated middle class population is equivalent to the entire population of the USA. Fresh graduates can hurt their chances of employability with inadequate proficiency in written and verbal English communication skills.
Earlier the welcome address was extended by Pro-President, IIHMR University, Dr. P.R. Sodani.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

IIHMR University invites applications for PMA/Agile Project


IIHMR University is a leading knowledge institution of the country engaged in teaching, research and training in the domains of public health, health and hospital administration, pharmaceutical management and rural development. Over the past thirty years, IIHMR has carved a niche for itself among management institutions, both in India and abroad. The institute is the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for strengthening Health Systems based on Primary Care, and is termed as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. IIHMR has already conducted more than 500 research projects and studies on the health, social and developmental systems and policies in India and wider South-East Asian Region. Now stepping in the fourth decade, we strive to generate knowledge to help develop effective health, social and public systems and socially relevant health technologies. For more information, please click on this link

IIHMR University invites applications for PMA/Agile project:

About the project
The Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health is implementing the project entitled PMA Agile in India. The current period of collaboration is July 1, 2017 to June 30,2019. PMA Agile is a grant that has been developed to capitalize on PMA2020 to build a monitoring and evaluation platform for large-scale projects that will enable near-continuous tracking of performance and progress toward their intended results.  These projects represent “Clients” of PMA Agile.  PMA Agile will build the capacity for and promote the use of programmatically-relevant monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data at national and subnational levels by local governments, research institutions and implementing partners to support evidence-based decision making. The PMA Agile approach will, track change at the health system level, through quarterly (moving to monthly) public and private health facility audits (called Agile surveys) and periodically through collection of data from households/females on exposure to project interventions (e.g., brand awareness, participation in special outreach activities, media exposure).

1.     PROGRAM MANAGER (No. of positions - 01)
Location: Jaipur
Remuneration: 65,000/- to 75,000/- pm
Responsibilities: Program Manager will be directly working under the supervision of Principle Investigator (PI) and would be responsible for the following:
o    Coordinating the project activities;
o    Working with State/District/City level authorities in public and private sector to collect required data/information in the project;
o    training of qualified enumerators to carry out the mobile phone survey; 
o    assist in the adaptation of the survey instruments and manuals;
o    monitoring the work of field teams working the project states;
o    provide supportive supervision for the data collection and data analysis form the study states, and also ensure the smooth implementation of the project activities;
o    support project dashboard construction and maintenance;
o    collaborate with and supervise central office staff
o    provide training and support to the “Client Organizations” M&E team/function in  coordinate; and (j) assist Gate Institute of Johns Hopkins researchers to process, analyze, report and disseminate the survey findings.
Eligibility Criteria:
o    MPH / MBA / PGDM
o    At least 5 yrs. of relevant experience in managing large scale health projects which includes planning, implementation, monitoring, coordinating with stakeholders, team management.
o    The candidate shall have sound knowledge and experience in data management and analysis in large scale surveys.

2.     DATA MANAGER (No. of positions - 02)
Location: Jaipur
Remuneration: 55,000/- to 65,000/- pm
Responsibilities: Date Manager will be working with Principle Investigator and Program Manager and will be responsible for the following:
o    coordinate and ensure the quality of the sampling and mapping activities;
o    perform validation and quality assurance checks on data;
o    provide standardized feedback specific to each State Coordinator and/or Supervisor and to Central Project Team;
o    monitor submission of data to the PMA Agile server on a daily basis;
o    use statistical analysis software to run automated routines the generate progress reports on individual field staff;
o    generate preliminary tables as part of the data quality assurance;
o    communicate regularly with the data management team in the U.S. and resolve outstanding issues.
Eligibility Criteria:
o    MBA/ PGDM/ PG in Statistics/ Demography/Social Science
o    At least 3 years expertise data management of large scale survey and using statistical software.
o    Experience in Stata statistical software is desirable, web based data management preferred. 

3.     STATE COORDINATOR (No. of positions - 02)
Location: Project State/City (UP/MP/Odisha)
Remuneration: 40,000/- to 45,000/- pm
Responsibilities: The State Coordinator will be responsible to assist the PI and Program Manager in the following:
o    conducting trainings of qualified enumerators to carry out the mobile phone survey and will oversee and coordinate the work of the supervisors and enumerators;
o    monitoring and supervising data collection;
o    managing project operations in the State.

Eligibility Criteria:
o    MBA/ PGDM/ PG in Social Science
o    At least two years of experience in coordinating household surveys, facility surveys, client exit interviews and data management.

Interested candidates may send in their applications along with their detailed CVs addressed to the               Asst. Registrar-HR, IIHMR University, 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Near Sanganer Airport-Terminal 1, Jaipur – 302 029.  Applications may be submitted by email with a subject mentioning   <Job name applied for> at   by October 31, 2017.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Winner of Family Planning Champion 2017

Garima Mathias - 2017 Winner
Position: Project Manager
Organization: Ipas Development Foundation
Current Location: New Delhi
MBA in Health Management from Indian Institute of Health Management Research
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Attended Management Development Programme on:
Managing Gender Issues In Health Care at IIHMR Jaipur
Data Analysis and Interpretations for Monitoring at IIM Ahmedabad.

Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.
Starting with my first job as a NRHM District Program Manager in Gujarat, my decade long work has focused mainly on family planning. It provided me an opportunity to learn, implement & monitor various RCH programs. Regular engagement with various cadres of health care providers helped me gain deep insight about the public health sector. Presently, I am working on a comprehensive contraceptive project serving vulnerable rural women in over 450 public health facilities. In this project, I developed mechanism for post training support to help HSPs provide consistent services to the rural women coming to public facilities. I was also a part of the national level team that conceptualized and implemented an IUCD service reporting and monitoring software which has been approved by NHM, GoI.

What sparked your passion for family planning?
While pursuing my PG in health management I realized that FP services, if provided timely & accepted willingly, can significantly reduce maternal & child mortality & morbidity. As a DPM in Gujarat my regular interaction with service providers, CHWs & rural women helped me understand their expectation from health system. The realization that there is a huge unmet need for family planning services and information related to the same spurred me in channelizing my efforts towards providing quality FP services.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:
I took lead to strengthen team’s capacity for implementing the onsite contraception training, a relatively new concept in public sector. The aim is to make services accessible to the rural women and men by training providers at their sites so that there is minimal disruption of regular services.
I was a member of the design team for conceptualizing a client follow-up mechanism for following-up IUCD clients. Formats developed for this have been adopted by MP Health department for use by ANMs.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :
I shall use the forum and the grant to develop innovative strategies and tools for engaging the young people in selected rural areas. Focus will be on creating SRHR awareness among youth using a combination of conventional and technology based tools in local language that are easy to understand and use. The aim would be to develop them as community leaders and educators.