Saturday, 3 November 2018

First Distinguished Academic Leadership Series Program, involving academic and research talks

First Distinguished Academic Leadership Series Program, involving academic and research talks, addressing students and faculty, by three distinguished academic leaders Prof. Krishna Ladha, Prof. Rani Ladha, and Prof. Subhashis Gangopadhyay, was organized on Oct 25-26, 2018, at IIHMR University, Jaipur.

Speakers at the Inaugural Session:
First Speaker was Prof. Krishna K. Ladha, who has been working as Senior Professor, Goa Institute of Management, Ph. D. in Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University, apart from PGDM from IIM Calcutta. His research interests are Economics, Politics, Law, Business, and Public Policy.
The second speaker was Dr. Rani S Ladha, who has worked as Professor in Finance at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, apart from two decades of experience at senior strategic positions in Financial Services at Wells Fargo, Philadelphia; JP Morgan Chase, New York; and Citicorp, St. Louis.
The third distinguished speaker was Prof. Subhashis Gangopadhyay, who is Managing Trustee and Research Director, India Development Foundation and Professor of Emerging Market Finance, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

On Day 1, October 25, 2018, first talk was on Introduction to Game Theory by Prof. Krishna K Ladha. The focus of the session was on three ideas - Prisoner’s Dilemma game, Credible commitment, and Games of incomplete information. He said that the Prisoner's Dilemma (PD) is a common situation analyzed in game theory that can employ the Nash Equilibrium, in which both players to betray each other, leading to the worse outcome. He said that PD is an example that punishment is Individually rational but collectively irrational. He also took games King v Merchants with King having two strategies Short-term focus (Confiscate), and Long-term focus (Do not confiscate) and Merchants having the strategy of Low volume trade and high-volume trade. He said that strategies adopted by merchants are Low volume trade and Short-term focus, instead of High-volume trade and Long-term focus. He also took a game on Government vs. Institutes in which the outcome of the game is greater monitoring and short-term focus, instead of greater freedom and long-term focus. He also took the Game of Credible Commitment i.e. teaching through Bollywood song “Dil Lagaane Ki Sazaa To Na Doge Tum” of the movie Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love, featuring Akshay Kumar & Karishma Kapoor. He said that it is an example of Signaling game with incomplete information.

Dr. Rani S. Ladha took the next session on “Heuristics and Biases”. She said that in healthcare decision making is at various points and by various individuals - physicians, patients, clinicians. She said that Heuristics and biases lead to judgment errors and could be mitigated by greater awareness to such possibilities and by reaffirming these concepts through continued monitoring, managing workload, and education. While explaining decision making she said that Experiments have shown that individuals do not update information in a systematic manner and Information overload may lead to incorrect decisions. She said that individuals are rational in that they are adaptive and update beliefs and information, but because of cognitive and emotional reasons they may fail to do so on several occasions, in several situations’ individuals are ‘predictably irrational’. She took some experiments on Predictability of ‘irrationality’ indicating that Everything is relative, avoid information overload, Experiment on the Framing Effect, Experiment on Anchoring bias, Card Experiment and Prospect Theory in healthcare. She also explained the concept of Nudge as right information at the appropriate time. She concluded her session by the points that Medical errors are of concern and need to be addressed, Nudge could be a way to influence individuals in their decision making and always needs to be used with caution, checklists help as a way to standardize processes, but needs to be monitored and revised, as needed, depending on the context, culture, and environment and Healthcare management would benefit from understanding how people behave and operate.

Next session was taken by Prof. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay on Game Theory demonstrating how to manage effectively a game of complete information. He said that almost everything we do is an example of game theory and individuals interact with each other and because people are rational and therefore in all these interactions they depend on each other’s action. This happens in economics, polities and almost all the social sciences. He said that each player has a set of actions and the player chooses an action which maximizes its payoffs or gain. He explained the payoff matrix with two players and strategies that are used and the concept of Nash equilibrium in game theory. He also explained the prisoner’s dilemma and moral hazard in healthcare project and explained the concept through decision tree analysis using probabilistic decision-making approach. He also took the concept of Incentive compatibility.

This was followed by Faculty – Distinguished Speakers interaction and Lunch at MDP Centre. After the lunch, there was Distinguished Speakers and faculty interface depending on research interests.

On day 2, October 26, 2018, the first research talk was on “Limits to Gains from Accreditation” by Dr. Rani S. Ladha. She started her session by introducing about Healthcare scenario in India. She said that in India, healthcare accounts for only 4% of government expenditure and 1.02% of the GDP, and India ranks 130 out 189 in the 2017 Human Development Index. She said that there is severe excess demand and ‘unmet need’ of patients and given the acute shortage of health services several private institutions have emerged. She said that quality and equity have become critical issues in healthcare. She took a case of Aravind Eye Care System (AECS) and evaluated the trade-off between cost and quality. She explained the Accreditation Game and said that the If NABH adopts western standards W for all, the elite hospitals would seek accreditation whereas non-elites would not resulting in loss of opportunity to improve the quality at non-elites. She said that For non-elites, NABH can influence the quality of care by choosing a quality level such that a sizeable number of hospitals comply. She concluded that accreditation can be considered a choice of standard with a focus on the trade-off between cost and quality, keeping in mind the people. A high but costly standard may preclude many patients from availing the treatment. For eye care, the AECS model seems better suited for providing quality care along with greater equity, and accreditation standards may need to be country, economy, and context specific.

Next session was off on “Healthcare Economics” by Prof. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay. He explained a Family planning Policy Advocacy and explained that numbers make an action. He took data of unwanted children per women for four states and benchmarked for Kerala and demonstrated that the amount saved in rearing unwanted children could be justified as amount budgeted in family planning.
Next Research Talk was on “Quality, credible commitment and the liability law” by Krishna K Ladha. He took the example of implementing credible commitment on how people should cast their votes freely.  He also explained the game of Government v University. He said that commitment requires an irreversible action diminishing one’s own choice such that non-fulfillment either worsens one’s own payoff or is not permitted by a third party that has an interest in the fulfillment of the commitment and the power to enforce it. He referenced that commitment is a strategic move, a move that induces the other player to choose in one’s favor.  It constrains the other player’s choice by affecting his expectations.

Next Research Talk was on “Quality, credible commitment and the liability law” by Krishna K Ladha. He took example of implementing credible commitment on how people should cast their votes freely.  He also explained the game of Government v University. He said that commitment requires an irreversible action diminishing one’s own choice such that non-fulfillment either worsens one’s own payoff or is not permitted by a third party that has an interest in the fulfillment of the commitment and the power to enforce it. He referenced that commitment is a strategic move, a move that induces the other player to choose in one’s favor.  It constrains the other player’s choice by affecting his expectations

This was followed by Faculty – Distinguished Speakers interaction and Lunch at MDP Centre, followed by the meeting of distinguished Speakers with the Chairman and the President.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

IIHMR University Felicitated with the Prestigious Brand Leadership Award

IIHMR University was awarded with the Brand Leadership Award at the ‘Rajasthan Best Brand Awards 2018’ held at Hotel Radisson Blu Jaipur, today. The University received this award for it's robust brand awareness which stands out in the education sector. IIHMR University which comes with the legacy of a three and half decades old knowledge institution that is credited with introducing Health Management as a stream on this side of the globe, now offers MBA programs in Hospital and Health Management, Rural Management and Pharmaceutical Management. 
The award was presented by member of the Legislative Assembly, Rajasthan, Mr. Suresh Singh Rawat to the Acting President, IIHMR-U Dr. P.R. Sodani, who received it on behalf of the University. 
On the occasion, Dr. Sodani expressed gratitude on receiving the award and said that such accolades further inspire the team to work dedicatedly. The University has been working progressively to provide quality education to the students through innovative techniques in an encouraging environment. 

IIHMR University is a premier knowledge institution specializing in research, postgraduate education and training exclusively in the healthcare and development sectors. The University aims to generate new knowledge to provide evidence and inputs for developing effective policies and health interventions and strategies. Besides research and education through its MBA programs the University offers capacity building programmes for professionals and executives in healthcare and allied areas.
On the occasion, Minister of Higher Education, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Kiran Maheshwari and Rajasthan Women's Commission chairperson, Ms. Suman Sharma were also present to honour the brands and organisations who have achieved extraordinary success from innovative and effective marketing practices in the State.  
Other brands awarded on the occasion were Arch Academy of Design, Fortis Hospital, Data Infosys, Four Points by Sheraton, Hotel Clarks Amer and Bridge Convention, JK Cements, Jaipur Rugs, Lemon Tree Premiere, Bandhan Bank, among others.

IIHMR University Amongst the Top Universities of The Country-India Higher Education Rankings

Premiere institute of MBA in Rural Management, Hospital and Health Management and Pharmaceutical Management, the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR-University) was felicitated at the EW India Higher Education Rankings Awards 2018-19 on June 23 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangalore for standing 2nd amongst the top private universities of Rajasthan.

The awards are organised by the Education World magazine and are given to felicitate the country’s top-ranked private universities, private engineering institutes, B-schools, EMBA B-schools & multidisciplinary colleges. The criteria for these rankings are based on specific parameters of education excellence ­­like faculty competence, research & innovation, placement, industry interface, amongst others.

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.