IIHMR University opens applications for PhD Programme

Jaipur, One of the globally recognized and leading healthcare research organization of the country, IIHMR University, is inviting applications for a three year full time PhD programme in the health sector with a multidisciplinary focus. The areas of research include public health, health and hospital management, nursing management, pharmaceutical management, population and reproductive health, health economics and finance, urban health, rural health, health nutrition, health communication and behavior change, information technology in the health sector, health systems and related areas.  The doctoral program is open to postgraduates and health professionals in the field of management, public health and medicine, nursing, ISM, health economics and finance, demography, and allied sciences.
There are 20 Seats in the PhD programme for 2016-18 batch.
The PhD Program broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in the management of health care in order to improve the standards of health of people through accessible, affordable and equitable health services. The PhD programme aims to build capacity in research to strengthen health systems through enhanced efficiency and effectiveness, developing evidence based policies, strategies and interventions in the health sector, developing high quality human resources for conducting management research in health care in the area of policy, strategy and program management, and evaluation, developing outstanding academicians and management Professionals for higher level management teaching and research in postgraduate institutions, universities, health care industry, and government and consulting organizations. The program is designed to enable the students to meet the needs of research competency and skills of postgraduates, researchers, academicians and teachers, health administrators and mid-career health care professionals in private and government health sectors in policy and program management research in the health sector including hospitals, health systems and services, pharmaceutical management.
Masters’ Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from a UGC/AICTE recognized institution or university, with at least 55% marks (or equivalent grade) for general and OBC category and 50% marks for SC and ST candidates in hospital and health management, general management, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health informatics, social and behavioral sciences, economics, commerce, science, demography and statistics. Faculty in the teaching institutions, researchers/ scientists in research organizations and working professionals with relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to join the program and will be given preference in selection. The IIHMR University encourages working professionals (health administrators, policy makers, medical/ nursing and management professionals) to undertake the PhD Program to enhance competence in evidence based research for policy and program development. They will be given adequate weight age in admission. Such candidates should have minimum five years experience of working in the health sector.
The minimum program duration is three years including period of registration. Registration in PhD is subject to passing qualifying examination which will be based on the course work in the first year of the program. Program has three important mile stones; namely; course work with 32 credits; writing research proposal and data collection; and thesis writing and submission.
The maximum period allowable to complete PhD is five years. The candidate will have to re-register if he/she does not complete PhD in 5 years.
The admission process will include three steps: screening of applications, IIHMR Research Aptitude Test (IRAT) and personal interview. The IIHMR University will conduct a qualifying test after screening of applications and short-listing candidates. IRAT will be a written test consisting of multiple choice questions from English language proficiency, reasoning, basic quantitative analysis and research aptitude.  UGC / CSIR qualified JRF & NET in Management or related subjects, senior health professionals and teaching faculty in government/private sector with experience of 10 years and above are categories which will be exempted from writing the IRAT.  Personal interview will be conducted on the same day or next day  after IRAT at IIHMR, Jaipur. All categories of candidates will be required to appear in the Personal Interview (PI). The last date for submission of the Application Form is January 15, 2016 IRAT & Personal Interview is February 05-06, 2016.

IIHMR University boasts of an unmatched list of faculty members. Spread across 14 acres with the best infrastructure facilities, the IIHMR University also offers hostel facility within the campus with sports and recreation facilities for its students. 
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