31 Jul 2021 21:02 IST

IIHMR University confers degrees to 269 students

Students in hospital and health management, pharma management, and rural management received their degrees.

IIHMR University Jaipur has conferred MBA and PhD degrees to 269 students during its 7th Convocation Ceremony, held on July 30, 2021, in a hybrid — in-person and virtual mode. The MBA degrees were conferred to students in hospital and health management, pharmaceutical management and rural Management. Nine students received their PhD degrees.

The convocation address was delivered by Chief Guest Vishwa Mohan Katoch, NASI-ICMR Chair on Public Health Research, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), Jaipur and President AII MS, Madurai. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, and Prem Sharma, Founder and CEO DayToDay Health were the Guest of Honour. SD Gupta, Chairperson, IIHMR University presided over the convocation.

Katoch said, “While congratulating the students on their hard earned degrees during challenging times of Covid-19, he also urged the graduates to work dedicatedly for improving the situation in their respective domains.”

Millennials and technology

Sangita Reddy from Apollo Hospitals group said, “Covid-19 pandemic is a generational event that has brought the healthcare sector to centre stage. This is truly a moment where every single person has thought over their relationship to health and their ability. This generation of millennials is fully equipped to utilise science, technology, artificial intelligence and IoT to keep people alive, healthy and focus on prevention giving equitable access to healthcare.”

The Founder and Trustee of IIHMR University Ashok Aggarwal explained the broader purpose of establishing IIHMR nearly four decades back and added that this institution has contributed immensely in improving healthcare systems in India and beyond, which is a matter of great pride for all stakeholders.

Dr Prahlad R. Sodani, President, IIHMR University informed that the University has been able to offer placements to almost all eligible graduating students in more than 150 organizations including Novartis, Abbott, Apollo Munich, Accenture, Deloitte, Fortis Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Shalby, GlaxoSmithKline, Zydus, Water Aid, Gujarat State Watershed Management Association (GSWMA), Rajeev Gandhi Foundation, Rajasthan Rural Livelihood Mission and many more.