IIM Calcutta has announced admissions for its revamped Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (PGCHM) with the last date of filing of applications set on February 10.
The 1-year full time residential program is aimed at Healthcare professionals. Specifically, hospital administrators, doctors, professionals from medical and allied sectors such as pharmaceuticals and medical insurance as well as healthcare entrepreneurs.
The Indian healthcare sector has been growing at a tremendous pace and is projected to become a US$ 280 billion industry by 2020. This, in turn, has increased the demand for skilled healthcare professionals to meet the managerial challenges of this sector.
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta entered this space in 2015 by launching a program titled Healthcare Executive Management Programme (HEMP).
Based on the experience and learning from this program, the IIM has remodeled and relaunched it this year. It aims to address the specific needs of aspiring healthcare practitioners and administrators by offering a combination of academic modules in the broad field of management and hands-on practical experience by way of Industry Immersion Programme (IIP).
PGCHM will draw upon a select reputed network of healthcare service providers for effective delivery of the programme in both its dimensions – the academic as well as industry immersion.
Medical practitioners and administrators with MBBS/BDS/BAMS degree or equivalent recognized by UGC/AICTE/MCI or equivalent are eligible to apply for the program.
Students from biotechnology and biomedical background as also those from other disciplines with experience in healthcare sector are also eligible.
Applicants need to have minimum 50% marks (aggregate – considering results of all years) in graduation / post-graduation.
They should possess minimum two years of work experience in Healthcare as on application Closure Date. The selection is done on the basis of educational qualifications and allied experience, entrance examination and personal interview.
How to Apply
Application forms are available and could be filled in at IIMC online application portal at https://iimcal.ac.in/pgchm-application-form-instructions.
The application form could also be downloaded, filled in and sent to the institute with with all relevant documents and application fee.
The Application Fee for the program is Rs. 1500 for domestic candidates and USD 50 for international applicants. The program fee is Rs. 8,00,000 (excluding service tax) and USD 13,000 (excluding service tax) for domestic and international applicants respectively.
You are also allowed to make the payment in instalments. The first instalment of of Rs.3,00,000 plus taxes is to be paid by March 15, 2017. The second instalment of Rs.2,00,000 plus taxes by June 15, the 3rd instalment of Rs.1,50,000 plus taxes by September 15 and 4th instalment of 1,50,000 by December 15, 2017.