IIHMR University, Jaipur is primary a Research University. It is dedicated to the improvement in standards of health through better management of health care and related programs. Recently, it was acknowledged as the Star of Industry Award for Excellence in Education by ET Now. Each day at IIHMR is like a new day in here, read on to know the latest happenings or developments –
NIRF Ranking announced; IIHMR University, Jaipur in top 1% management institutes of India
Date: June 12, 2020
IIHMR University, Jaipur, has been in the top 1% management institute in India, reveals the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank while announcing NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework) in New Delhi, Today. The rankings for India's best universities and institutions were to be released in April but got delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
IIHMR University is now the first private institute from Rajasthan in this category to achieve this milestone. The university got 65th Rank in the category of management institutes, which was 72nd last year. The number of Indian institutes registered for the NIRF ranking this year has increased from 20 percent as compared to last year, where 6300 management institutes applied for this ranking in 2020. Apart from IIHMR University, the only institution which could make in top 75 in the management category from Rajasthan, is IIM Udaipur. Many institutions from Rajasthan who were there in last year's ranking, could not make it to the top 75 list of institutions this year.
Announcing the achievement, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, said, "This is indeed a great achievement for the institute. This is the true acknowledgement for the sincere efforts of team IIHMR University who are continuously working even during this pandemic. As these rankings are expected to act as a guide to students looking for higher educational institutions in India, IIHMR will surely be the first choice of students who are aspiring for a career in Healthcare, Pharma, and Rural management. We thank our Recruiters, Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff and all other stakeholders for making this possible”.
IIHMR being a pioneer institute in Public Health and Management, is continuously conducting a series of webinars during COVID-19 on topics of Healthcare Management, Rural Development, Pharmaceutical Management, and other related issues to create awareness and update students with the current situations across the world.
IIHMR University to address Webinar on Post COVID Career Prospects
Date: May 14, 2020
IIHMR University is doing a Webinar on: Post COVID Career Prospects for Rural Management / Development Professionals.This webinar is a key activity where you can help us with having more numbers of registrations. This will certainly increase the conversion. See how you can use it well in generating some RM applications for IIHMR University.
The challenge posed by the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is severe, but this challenge must be perceived as an opportunity to develop and strengthen rural infrastructure, create employment opportunities in rural areas and facilitate diversification of rural livelihoods. There is an urgent need for scaling up of programs like the rural jobs scheme but with adequate safeguards to ensure relief for those seeking employment in current times. The government must turn the challenge presented by the spread of COVID-19 into an opportunity for development and strengthening of rural infrastructure and housing, creation of employment opportunities in rural areas and facilitation, and diversification of rural livelihoods.
A mass movement of daily wage workers to their villages is the reality of the time. It is a truth that rural setups are not enough to provide jobs and financial stability. Post-COVID, the state must build grassroots infrastructure so that the villages can provide lucrative employment through agroforestry, trees, biodiversity, and nature-based economy. Rural development needs a new impetus so that the youth are encouraged to stay in their villages. Agriculture cannot be the only focus area. Development of agroforestry, horticulture, fisheries, animal husbandry, and allied sectors is the need of the hour.
The speakers will include Mr. Hitendra Singh, Program Lead, HRD & Social Development, Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS); Prof. Rahul Ghai, Associate Professor, Dean, School of Development Studies, IIHMR University, Jaipur; & Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, Associate Professor, School of Development Studies, IIHMR University, Jaipur.
The Webinar will address the following points:
•Career prospects and work opportunities in Government Rural Development Agencies post COVID-19;
•Flagship development program’s relating to livelihoods, education, health, water and sanitation;
•Role of cooperatives and producer organizations, Non-Government Development Organizations, Agribusiness Organizations, and public foundations post COVID-19;
•Role of National and International donors engaged in promoting rural development;
• How Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Divisions are engaged in promoting sustainable and inclusive development.
IIHMR University to Address Mental Health and Well Being via Webinar
Date: May 06, 2020
People around the world are facing increasing mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing and isolation measures, the closure of schools and workplaces, are particularly challenging. Among much global health, economic and societal disruptions, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has forced millions to isolate physically. Combine that with extensive news coverage on the pandemic and an unknown future, and it's no wonder that anxiety is on the rise.It is natural for each of us to feel stress, anxiety, fear, and loneliness during this time. Even though we have self-isolated ourselves in a safe environment and have access to resources to ensure our well-being, we have experienced a feeling of stress during this time. The consequences of COVID-19 on our mental health and psychological well-being are very crucial for future development. Thus, IIHMR is organizing a Webinar on Unseen Epidemic: Addressing Mental Health and Well Being.
The webinar will bring industry experts together.The global wellness and mindfulness experts participating in the webinar include Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University; Dr. Usha Manjunath, Director IIHMR Bangalore; Dr. Shankar Das, Director, IIHMR Delhi; and Prof Nusrat Husain, Mental Health Expert from the University of Manchester, UK.
The experts will respond to questions about managing anxiety, and stress. They will talk about the seen and unseen impacts of the pandemic on our mental health. They will share specific tools and resources we can adopt to promote wellbeing for ourselves and others in our community. Also how it is an opportunity for young changemakers to play a vital role in disseminating fact-based information on COVID-19 and promoting mental health.
Students can click here to register for the webinar
Webinar-Covid19 Pandemic: Protection for Health work force
Date: April 06, 2020
The pressure on the global health care workforce continues to deepen. The potentially overwhelming burden of illnesses that stresses health system capacity increases the pressure and at the same time, the adverse effects on health care workers, including the risk of infection also adds on to this pressure. Doctors, nurses, carers and paramedics around the world are facing an unprecedented workload in overstretched health facilities, and with no end in sight. They are working in stressful and frightening work environments, not just because the virus is little understood, but because in most settings they are under-protected, overworked and themselves vulnerable to infection.
To ensure minimal risk of infection when treating patients with COVID-19, the CDC recommends the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including a gown, gloves, and either an N95 respirator plus a face shield/goggles or a powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR).To discuss more on the protection of health work force, a panel of experts from IIHMR University, Jaipur will be hosting a webinar. The panel of experts include Dr SD Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University, M.D. (Preventive & Social Medicine), Ph.D. (Epidemiology), and Dr. DK Mangal, Dean, Research, IIHMR University, MD (Preventive and Social Medicine), Fellow, Indian Public Health Association.
We must do everything to support health workers who, despite their own well-founded fears, are stepping directly into COVID-19’s path to aid the afflicted and help halt the virus’s spread. The heroism, dedication and selflessness of medical staff allow the rest of us a degree of reassurance that we will overcome this virus.
50 American Delegates attended the International Conclave on Ethical Leadership at IIHMR University
Date: February 1, 2020
As many as 50 American delegates apart from others participated in the International Conclave on Ethical Leadership and Values organized by IIHMR University on 29 January 2020. The Master Trainer & Chief Guest of Honor of the conclave was Gurudev Shri Amritji, Founder & Spiritual Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, Florida. Apart from him, the other dignitaries included Shri. Kamini Devi (Ph.D.), Executive Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, Florida; Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, OP Jindal Global University; Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli; and Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University. During the Conclave, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IIHMR University and Amrit Yoga Institute, Florida, USA. The MoU will enhance its “Wellness & Health” educational programs for the benefit of both the institutions, which will include joint training and exchange programs, among others.
Gurudev Shri Amritji led an energizing session for the students and delegates on ‘Happiness and Bliss’, and Love & Relationships. Amritji also touched on yoga as a modification of the mind and its essence as a spiritual discipline. He said that “spirituality is important to bring a balance, both inside and outside. Yoga doesn't begin with physical exercise but begins with meditation. The ultimate integration of oneness is Yoga which is a spiritual discipline. Spirituality treats the causes while science has given the means to treat, and does not address the causes.”
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, spoke on ‘Swabhav to Swadharma’ in which he underlined the objectives of life. He said that "the source of happiness is within us and we need to find your happiness. We must learn to give and not demand. Nobody can complete you, but we are complete on our own. He defined unconditional love as natural and self-sufficient."
Shri. Kamini Devi (Ph.D.), Executive Director, Amrit Yoga Institute, Florida, took a workshop on Stress Management’ for the students. She said that “When tension and relaxation are out of balance, it creates illness. Our body is designed to bear the stress for 60-90 seconds but the tension we create in our mind stays with us for a longer period. Things are not creating stress but resistance to things causes stress. We should bring ourselves back from resistance to acceptance. To control stress, we practice mindfulness or meditation.”
Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, OP Jindal Global University, led a stimulating session and said that "99% of what we learn in our childhood comes from our parents. Our beliefs, judgment, opinions, and morality together form our attitude. Our success or failure depends on the attitude we have. Touching on the Conclave’s theme, he underlined that ethical leadership is defined by our treatment of others."Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, who was a part of the event, emphasized the importance of unlearning, upskilling and reskilling to keep up with the changing industry environment. He also underlined how future leadership will transition to contextual leadership.
Post the sessions, Rajasthani Folk Dance was presented by Babu Khan and Group, who performed ‘Padharo Mahare Des’, Bhawai, Chari, and Kalbeliya dance performance amongst the guests. The program concluded with a gala dinner.
IIHMR University launches 6th Certificate Program in Rural Livelihood
Date: December 17, 2019
IIHMR University has launched ‘The 6th Certificate Program in Rural Livelihood’ (CPRL). Almost 30 students from the tribal populations have enrolled in the program. The CPRL program is one of the unique landmark initiatives towards capacity building of Tribal Rural Professionals, that’s delivered on a joint collaborative approach of the Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) & School of Development Studies (SDS) at IIHMR University.
This joint initiative seeks to combine appropriate knowledge and skills for existing and aspiring rural professionals who would potentially engage at sub-district levels in the rural development sector, through Government Institutions, Elected Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), NGOs, Independent Initiatives, etc. The candidates who are members of ST, DNT, NT communities will be trained by 16 knowledge partners and will be provided with a mandate to support intervention projects, with an emphasis on field-based learning pedagogy. This shall provide an opportunity to undergo a sharply defined, practice-enriched teaching-learning experience. The initiative will cover different domains of rural livelihoods in the sector across the Central Indian tribal belt.
As part of this capacity building initiative, the “Learning Modules” focus on a gamut of skills at IIHMR University including Soft Skills/ Life Skills (QUEST Alliance); Functional IT skills (DEF); Functional English Language Skills (QUEST Alliance); Tribal Histories, Indigenous Knowledge System; Culture and Socio-political Identities (Bhasha Research) and various core “Thematic Modules” at individual field sites, and much more.
Biennial Meet of SEAPHEIN concludes in Jaipur
Date: November 15, 2019
The 3-day annual session of ‘South East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network’ (SEAPEIN) concluded in Jaipur. This session was hosted by IIHMR University from November 13 – 15, 2019. The 9th Annual Meeting saw the presence of more than 50 public health experts from 8 member countries of WHO-SERO including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia.
On the concluding day of the convention, about 12 MoUs on Public Health Education was signed between educational institutions of 8 member countries of WHO-SERO. The objective of these MoUs was to include student and faculty exchange program including training programs among institutions. Dr. S. D. Gupta, President, and Chairman, IIHMR University, Jaipur, was awarded the ‘Lifetime Award’ for his significant contribution to the public health sector.
The session covered several issues related to public health education, among which Dr. Anna Kalbusraki, Assistant Director, John Hopkins Center for Global Health, JHU, USA, spoke about Implementation Science. She shared her reflection “Most of us are already making use of Implementation Science without sharing the clear language”. She explained basic concepts of the science using the ‘Who’, ‘What’ and ‘How’ of UHC are relatable with that of implementation sciences, and about the different dimensions of outcome measures.
Dr. Piyusha Majumdar, Associate Prof., IIHMR U shared her experiences of ‘Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovation in Polio Eradication (STRIPE)’ an ongoing Implementation Science Project at IIHMR, Jaipur. She explained the methodology and challenges faced during the project and set an example in front of the SEAPHEIN group members.
Dr. Jai Prakash Narain, Global Health International Advisor Former Director, Communicable Diseases WHO, Regional Office for Southeast Asia (SEARO), New Delhi, stated various facts and figures on this Unfished agenda of Millennium Development Goals. He said, “It’s no longer a disease of poor people or poor countries”. He emphasized the fact that globally due to NCDs 100 million and in India, about 60 million people pushed close to or below the poverty line.
IIHMR University Jaipur known for its sole focus on health systems management and also its recognition for contributions in healthcare and related sectors brings together about 7 WHO-SEARO member countries through this International Conference on “Leveraging SEAPHEIN to Promote Universal Health Coverage and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030”.
IIHMR University organizes Alumni Meet at Delhi
Date: November 11, 2019
IIHMR University hosted its alumni meet at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi recently. As many as 100 alumni witnessed the meet. On the occasion, a poster on ‘Centre for Excellence & Block Chain Technology’ was also launched by the dignitaries including Ms. Shikha Mehra, Founder & CEO, Mainchain Research and Consulting, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR U, and Dr. S.D Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR U.
The meet was organized with the objective of reconnecting with the former students and reigniting memories while sharing institutional developments in the process and acknowledging their contribution to their field of work. Nostalgia filled the room as the students reconnected with their peers, and interacted in person, especially at the age of social media where personal touch has taken a backseat against the digital world.
Dr. S D Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University, said "I recall the days we started this path-breaking program in India. I did not know at that time what I know now. And now that I see the products, I feel overwhelmed with nostalgia. From the founding class to the 21st Batch, it is unbelievable how far we have come." He further urged the alumni that whatever they have gained in terms of knowledge, it is the right time to consider giving and sharing it.
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President IIHMR said “This is your institute and we are very proud of each one of you. This year itself we had 60 alumni come to the university to interact with our current students across various industry interfaces and topics. We tried to have chapter meets, homecomings, etc. An Institute is only as great as great are its alumni. We are trying to bring your university as close to you as we can- and we promise, we will be there for you, throughout your journey. Your success is our success- in every sense of the word."
Another objective of the meet was to notify the students that IIHMR University will soon launch the ‘Centre for Excellence & Block Chain Technology’ along with Mainchain Research and Consulting.
IIHMR University organizes its 35th Foundation Day
Date: October 4, 2019
IIHMR University is set to celebrate its 35th Foundation day on October 5, 2019. Apart from the much-awaited cultural program and alumni meet, the University will utilize the prestigious occasion to desensitize and wake young minds up to the perils of Diabetes. India is in a precarious situation as the rise of Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes are pushing the nation’s complete health goals far behind.
A talk on ‘Demystifying Diabetes- From Debility to Cure’will be held at the campus with eminent panellist such as Dr. Sudhir Bhandari, Senior professor of Medicine, Principal & controller at SMS, Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur, India, Dr. Sailesh Lodha, Senior Consultant and In-charge, Department of Diabetes and Endocrine Sciences, Eternal hospital, (A Mount Sinai Hospital affiliate), Mr. Peeyush Jain, Co-Founder at TrueCover, and Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, Director, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur will discuss extensively on the pitfalls that diabetes is creating for Indian healthcare.
This is not the first time for IIHMR to set an inspiring figure for all educational bodies to follow, as it is an extension of its tryst in improving the nation’s health scenario to be in par with its global counterparts. An interesting address by Dr. Pankaj Gupta (President, IIHMR-U), PhD, CMA, Fulbright Fellow, PCL (Harvard) will pep up the audience while the esteemed Chief Guest Mr. Bhupesh Daheria, CEO, Aegis School of Data Science I Founder - mUni, Big Data Factory, Data Science Congress, Bell Award, Edutech Congress, will throw light on how data science is transforming healthcare.
The cultural program promises to be a feast to watch! The students from all three schools, across streams, will come together to perform in this annual cultural event. The event will culminate in a grand party that everyone on campus looks forward to all year round.