With surveys estimating that the Indian healthcare industry is set to grow from the present $40 billion to around $280 billion by 2020, there is great demand for trained manpower in the industry. However, owing to the lack of institutes taking into consideration the management needs of the healthcare industry, there is also a lack of skilled manpower, said Dr KH Sancheti, founder, Sancheti Hospital. To train students specifically for the industry, the Sancheti Healthcare Academy (SHA) has announced a post graduate programme in healthcare.
The programme will facilitate regular interaction between students and people from the healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industry.
Students from any stream can enroll themselves for the course. “The first year will be common for all the students. The specialised course will be in the second year,” said Manisha Sanghavi, executive director, SHA.
The main objective of the programme will be to give the students exposure to the industry. “The people from the industries will be involved in the curriculum: Teaching as well as placements. Students will be offered a three-month internship in the company of their choice,” said Parag Sancheti, who will be involved with the institute.
he programme will cover areas such as hospitals, insurance, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical tourism, manufacturing sector support, IT and ITES, entrepreneurship and consultation. “India has emerged as a medical tourism hub because of expertise, the cost factor,” said Sancheti.