Tuesday, 26 December 2017

SIHS wins "Best Healthcare Academic Institution Of The Year 2017"

SIHS wins the Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence Awards 2017 under the category:

"Best Healthcare Academic Institution Of The Year"

Dr. Parag Rishipathak, Deputy Director, SIHS in receipt of the award during the Six Sigma Healthcare Leadership Summit 2017 held on 23rd December'2017 at Hotel Taj, New Delhi.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

AHPI workshop for MBA(HHM) 2016-18 batch

AHPI workshop for MBA(HHM) 2016-18 batch held during 7th-9th Dec'2017.

The first speaker for the workshop was Dr. Sujata Malik. She is currently the CEO and MD of Sunburst Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. She is an experienced healthcare professional skilled in healthcare consulting, healthcare information technology (HIT), Electronic Medical Record(EMR), Clinical Research and Medical Education.

 She started the session on day 1 with brief discussions about the various NABH standards for hospitals. She explained all the standards to us in a very simple language which was easy to grasp by the students. On the second day of the workshop, she gave a lecture on how to conduct internal audits for hospitals. She explained in detail about the various types and steps involved in auditing.

The second day ended with an interesting class activity which required us to create an audit checklist for various departments of the hospital. The class also gave an assessment exam which would help the faculty to analyze our level of understanding about the AHPI workshop.

The second speaker for the workshop was Mr. Balaji Reddie.

He works as an independent management consulting professional, is the founder of the Deming Forum (India) and is also currently an Assistant Professor for operations at the Balaji Institute for Modern Management, Pune. His session was on lean six sigma in healthcare industry. He started by sharing with us the history behind quality management. He spoke all about the principles and studies of W.E Deming and Dr. Joseph Juran. He made us understand the aspects of quality management in the form of great real life examples. He gave us an insight to the core teachings of W.E Deming and Dr. Joseph Juran since he himself has been tutored under Prof. Henry R. Neave ( Retired W.E. Deming professor of leadership and management at the Nottingham Trent University, UK).

NABH workshop for students of MBA(HHM)

National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers (NABH) workshop was held for students of MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch on 28th-30th November'2017. NABH experts Dr. Reena Kumar and Dr. S. K. M. Rao were the speakers for the workshop. National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers is a hospital accreditation board under the Quality Control of India.
A 3 day workshop was conducted by SIHS- MBA HHM Pune with 28th November 2017 marking the first day of the workshop. NABH aims to improve the quality of healthcare services in our country through various methodologies and tools. The workshop was conducted by eminent speakers Dr. Reena Kumar and Col. Sunil Rao. Dr. Reena is the Principal Assessor at NABH. She is the HOD of Hospital Administration at IHMR and Additional Medical Director at Gangaram Hospital, Delhi. Col. Sunil Rao is currently the CEO at Jupiter Hospital Pune.

The day began with a warm welcome and introduction of the speakers by the 1 st batch of 45 MBA HHM 1 st year students. A pre-workshop assessment was conducted which was followed by lectures on implementation of NABH hospital standards.

The session was interactive with various group discussions and doubt solving sessions conducted by the speakers. The session for the day 1 ended at 5.30 pm with students having gained important knowledge regarding the hospital standards.
The day 2 of the NABH workshop started at 9.00 am and was conducted by Col. Sunil Rao and Dr. Reena Kumar. The first half of the session was conducted by Dr. Reena Kumar where she gave a brief recap of the topics covered on the previous day of the workshop and then went on to give a gist of the day’s upcoming schedule.

The first topic of the day was the 4 th chapter from the NABH notes followed by further chapters and a tea break. The session was concluded with a question answer session and a group discussion.
The lectures in the second half of the day were conducted by Col. Sunil Rao. The session involved various examples which made it easier for the students to understand the topics. His session ended with various group activities and discussions.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

The Journey: A poem by Dr. Tanvi mehta, Student of MBA(HHM)-2017-2019


Entered the college at 18,
young and dynamic,
Ready to jump in the pool of medicine,
always energetic.
Leaving behind the juggling with numbers, in the past,
Now handling the organs, not so fast.
Day in and day out, for 5 long years ,
Studying the causes ,diagnosis and the cures.

The books of medicine being so obese ,
Never let me rest , never let me be at ease .
What started as curiosity and pure passion,
Has now become a money making concern, imagine!

When life revolved only around the patients ,
Is now about figuring out complex financial statements.
Wandering through the maze of choice,
Trying to hear my inner voice
Should I stick with my passion ,
Or should I make it a profession?

- Dr. Tanvi Mehta.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Panache 2017 : Annual Sports & Cultural event held on 19-20 Sept,2017

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

As a child when I was in school I used to look forward to getting dressed up and dancing for what we then used to call ‘Annual Day’. We all have been fascinated by the dances, acts, singing and so many other cultural activities that used to help us survive those monotonous routines in schools. Haven’t we? Has anything changed from school to college life? ‘Only the name’ of the event. In our college life we call it ‘Cultural Festival’ or ‘College Festival’. Unlike earlier times when everything used to be fed to us like in a spoon to a baby, here we had to find the proper spoon all on our own and make sure what we are feeding the audiences and us is worth the entertainment, energy and time!

The most talked about Cultural Festival “Panache 2017’ this time was a big hit as well. It was amazing to see how all the students took sometime from their daily presentations, internals exams, lectures, bunking some lectures (ofcourse after making sure they get attendance :p) succeeded in putting up a great show. No wonder Symbiosis is a brand when it comes to showcasing its students academically, but no only academically even in the extracurricular activities they are no less. It sounds impossible but giving every student a fair chance to showcase what talent they have got and then pick the best out of them is what I feel the faculty and the college believes in.

Every student waits for this two day program where he/she can pick up their hobbies and portray them as their talent. The program this year lasted for two days but the memories made will be lasting forever. There was a recreation evening where students and faculties warmed up with an energetic Aerobics, Zumba and Bhangda dance. It was so energetic that trust me there was some global warming condition in the court. Also, the best of all was watching the faculties with all the pumped up weird pressurized forced faces to pull the rope and the opposite team towards their ends for the “tug of war”( Why should only students have all the fun;)). That event took the cake baker and the bakery in the department of fun and entertainment. Which student would want to miss out on such an activity! 

90% of the people reading this right now would be dance lovers. Am I right? I guess I am because I am one of those. So the next day was filled up with group dances and talent hunt where we saw how amazingly talented university-mates we have. On a theme like ‘Legends of India’ people came out with such great performances that it was a treat for the eyes to watch. Where one person sings pure classical and gives goosebumps and the other forces us to get up from our seats to dance. Now, how many of us know the song ‘Aj Jane ki Zidd na karo’? Okay some of us! And how many know who has sung it? Ummm I guess very few, right? So here at Symbiosis we have had our international students singing such songs with all the warmth and feel and concluding the song with a ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. That feeling of belonging and amalgamation with different countries is beautiful.

So, it brings me immense pleasure to have witnessed one such beautiful event with such wide variety of talents. Thanking the college to allow us to equally participate and focus on extra curricular activities. I am sure such events refresh the students and keep their creativity going on rather than just forcing them to study.No bragging but I feel proud to announce how the MBA HHM (17-19) batch brought home all the prizes in both the cultural events ;).

We all have that child in us who loves to do something apart from the routine. Something that gives her a space for recreation, something that keeps her refreshed throughout their academics and such events and activities by the college has absolutely helped us stay active and perform better for future. Thank you Symbiosis for such an unforgettable experience.

Vruti Trivedi

2017-19 Batch

Monday, 11 September 2017



Organized in association with IIM Calcutta; makeintern.com
8th & 9th September 2017

A workshop on Investment risk analysis was conducted By IIM-C and makeintern.com for the
students of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences on 8 th & 9th September 2017. The workshop gave insight about various financial topics like how to analyze risk and manage it. Risk analysis
is the basic requirement for any organization and thus is essential for students and budding
The sessions were conducted by Dr. C A Srikanth Parthasarathy. He is a visiting faculty of
finance at IIM-B, NMIMS, and SIBM- Bangalore and chief financing officer at Chakra Venture

Session 1 - The session started at 9 am with the inspiring shloka and self-introduction of Dr.CA

Srikanth Parthasarthy.As we were all new to the topic, sir started with what is Risk? Types of
Risk, Portfolio, concepts of alpha, beta and derivative, different economic crisis which took
place in past, their effects and how they were mitigated.
Session 2- This session included concept of volatility which is deviation from the average,
various graphs were shown explaining the change required with increase or decrease in it. Later
on sir talked about Bid-Ask- Spread that is the buy and sell rate, it indicates higher risk if spread
increases over the year. We were also introduced to the concept of efficient market hypothesis,
Junk bond, Masala bond and Co-variance which is important component of Risk Estimation. The
session ended with summarization of topics covered followed by lunch break.
Session 3- The session included explanation of important risk estimation techniques like VAR
(value at risk) and stress testing adopted by organizations.
The session ended with the statement “Risk is observable but often not observed”

The first half of the day started with Dr. C A Srikanth Parthasarathy chanting a short prayer “to
let the light remove the darkness and to let the light of wisdom shine upon us”. Sir gave a brief
recap of the topic covered on the previous day of the workshop and then went on to give a gist of
the day’s upcoming schedule.
The first topic of the day was Leverage, where he talked about what is leverage, equity and
debts. This was followed by a tea break. Later in the day, he talked about risk parameters which
included market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and operational risk. Sir finished the talk after
briefly explaining about assets and liabilities.
In the second half of the day, twenty-two students of symbiosis institute of health sciences gave a
two- minute summary each about their understanding and learnings from the two day workshop.
Out of these twenty two students the five best performers (Dr. Mariya Khan, Ms.Vanshika
Sengar Dr. Supriya Sharma, Dr. Priyanka Shetye, and Ms. Anshi John) were selected for the
final CARPE- DIEM event to be held at IIM-C in January 2018.The day ended after Dr
Srikanth’s note of appreciation and a photograph with the participants to commemorate the

The students actively participated in the workshop as investment risk management is a tool that
is required in every organization. The Workshop was an educational one leaving an impact on
students .It stressed upon how important it is to observe and estimate risk so that the planning to
mitigate the same can be done. The workshop threw light upon a topic that was new to the
students. The students were thrilled and actively participated .They appreciated efforts made by
Dr Srikanth to make them understand the tough concepts with simple relatable examples.

1) This type of workshop should be conducted frequently as it helps to update our knowledge of
other fields like finance.
2) The duration of the workshops could be longer for better insight of the topics.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Another Successful Road Trip -By Vanshika Sengar, MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch student

Another Successful Road Trip
-By Vanshika Sengar
MBA(HHM) 2017-19 batch

"Another successful road trip" - says the wanderer to herself.
Road trips have always given her the zeal which no other thing could.
Rajasthan- which is said to be a hot state and barren land was not expected to be so beautiful in
The sunrise and sunset mesmerized her and left her speechless. The narrow lanes of Jodhpur, the
bapu market of Jaipur, the city palace of Udaipur and the camel ride (on a night safari!) of same
desert (Jaislmer), all of these beautiful places blend perfectly to the create one of the most
wonderful experiences anyone could ever have. The wanderer felt so excited to have experienced
the spellbinding energy of this magical place.
No wonder INDIA is a land of mystery, adventures and surprises.
"If only I could make the time stop, if only I could capture all the wonders of nature, if only I
could stay a little longer..."; these were the only words popping up in her mind…the only words
that sifted through her thoughts for a while.
Alas she is a wanderer – a born traveler, she cannot stay, and she is bound to leave.
"Maybe some other day…Maybe some other time, I will come back here"; promised the wanderer
to herself.

Friday, 1 September 2017

SIHS student bags prize in National conference

Dr. Bhupinder Singh, Student of MBA (HHM) 2017-19 batch presenting paper at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, india on 5th National Conference on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety.
Dr. Bhupinder won the 3rd Prize.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Symbiosis celebrates International Student’s Day and organized Blood Donation Drive..

Symbiosis celebrates International Student’s Day on 31 st July 2017 with fervor and gaiety. Multiple social and cultural events were organized, most significant of which is Blood Donation Drive arranged simultaneously at all campuses of Symbiosis in Pune and the campuses at NOIDA, Nashik,Bangalore and Hyderabad.

(Standing L-R) Dr. Alaka Chandak, Director-Symbiosis Centre of Health Care; Prof. S. B. Mujumdar – Founder and Chancellor, Symbiosis International University with blood donors.

(Standing L-R) Dr. Bharat Powdwal, Faculty-Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences; Dr. Alaka Chandak, Director-Symbiosis Centre of Health Care; Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Vice Chancellor-Symbiosis International University; Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean-Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences; Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor-Symbiosis International University; Dr. Manisha Ketkar, Director-Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance; Dr. Parag Rishipathak, Deputy Director- Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences.

This year Blood Donation Drive was arranged by Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON).
The promotion of the Blood Donation Drive was done, across all campuses and locations of Symbiosis, in three stages – Awareness, breaking down the myths and encouraging blood donation through Poster Competition, street Plays and conducting motivational campaigns prior to the drive. Additionally, donors who were donating blood for the third time in a row were presented with a small token of appreciation in the form of brooch.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Blood Donation Drive (BDD) Special: A Crimson memory by Ms. Ravneet Kaur, MBA(HHM)

His body is getting pale and cold. He is very silent today.
“Won’t you speak with your mom? Rohan? It’s me, bacha, your mom. My sweetie pie, mom is
here. Look your dad is coming. He will get you blood. We won’t let anything happen to you.”
Rohan’s mother cursed the bus that hit him. She was shocked - shocked to see so much blood.
Shocked to see so much red… “Why isn’t the blood stopping” she asked out loud. “Doctor
please save my child. I cannot live without him.”
I can hear her cries. Each cry pierces and digs deep inside me. Her son got hit by a bus while
coming from home from school. He lost so much of blood. I can see his father rushing around to
blood banks in search of blood. His blood is not that rare to be found but they are still not getting
it. This little kid who doesn’t know what death is,is struggling with life.
His father was too late. His body now lies numb. His mother now curses herself. The
silence…that killing silence is haunting. She is still by her son but those cries are now lost
somewhere. She found herself amidst all that red. From there she was taken back to a memory. A
memory that would now become a crimson image that would burn before her eyes whenever she
shut them.
Many months ago she was approached by someone…a student, a social worker, a stranger…she
could not remember. It did not matter to her at that point. All that mattered was Rohan. She was
too busy buying him a gift. She was approached to be informed about a blood donation drive.
She listened kindly and then rushed home. She ignored the opportunity. Now she curses herself.
She curses the ignorance that she believed cost her the life of her son.
I wonder how many people have done the same. Now she is dying very slowly. She is praying
for her son. She is praying for someone to stop time so she could get blood for her son. That one
ignorance charged her with her son’s life.

-Ravneet Kaur
MBA HHM (2017-19)

Donate Blood, Save Life. Appeal by Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, FOHBS

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Blood Donation Drive – 2017: Poster Competition


“No one should die for want of blood”

Blood Donation Drive – 2017
 Poster Competition
Eligibility                                       : Student & Staff of Symbiosis
Evaluation Criteria                   : Use catchy slogans, be creative, be original & be                                                                    neat!!
Participation type                     : Individual or Group (Max. 3 members per group)
Last date of submission         : 22nd July 2017 by 2 p.m.
Poster specification                 : A 3 Chart paper
Prize distribution                     : 31st July 2017 at S. B. Road, Pune.
Participation Certificate        : At respective campus
Submit to                                      : Medical Officer of respective campus
                                                               By 22nd July 2017 by 2 p.m.

1st Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 3000/-

2nd Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 2000/-

3rd Prize: Cash prize of Rs. 1000/-

Thursday, 13 July 2017

BDD special - All that is given is not lost, by - Mariya Khan

When I was in school, incurring an injury while playing was dreaded for fear of bleeding. When I was in school, action movies were ‘A’ certified because bloodshed was considered scary. When I was in school, injections were terrifying because they looked like they would hurt. Here I am now, all grown up. Everything from my childhood has changed but the essence of that fear still remains. I can ride a roller coaster for the thrill but I cannot get over my fear and insecurity. Fear of a prick and insecurity about a donation!
Blood – probably the cheapest resource for many but the most prized asset for few. Where one group can only dream of having enough of it, there are many others who don’t even realise the treasure within. It is possibly the only treasure in history which multiplies on donation. It stands true that life is priceless, but there are many fortunate ones who could afford that price for those who can’t.
When we talk of blood donation, is it just another “cool” day at work which would be added to your collection of selfies with fancy captions on the run? Well then, a fancy portrayal of a noble deed is “cool” enough only when done as a social responsibility. A social responsibility to realise the value of simply donating blood to someone in need of another chance to live, perhaps another chance to wake up beside their loved ones the next morning, another chance to dream, another chance at life. All that you give isn’t necessarily lost and all kinds of gold do not necessarily glitter.
As a child I always wanted to be a hero, I believe that I still have a chance of becoming one for somebody.

-Mariya Khan
2017-19 Batch

Gender Sensitization lecture held for MBA(HHM) students on July 12, 2017

A guest lecture on gender sensitization was conducted by Mrs Renuka Mukkadam, consultant at SATHI-CEHAT on July 12, 2017. The session was interactive and started with a short animation clip highlighting the gender stereotypes. Mrs Renuka explained what constitutes as sexual harassment i.e. any verbal/non-verbal physical intimidation of a person owing to their gender which violates their personal space and their being. 

Students were also introduced to the roles imposed on the people on the basis of their gender and the need to break free from them. Gender Equality and Women safety are some of the issues of the hour. These are the issues that have an impact not just on women but the society as a whole, at micro and macro levels.

Gender Equality
The lecture focused on gender equality, existing stereotypes, victims, social environment their impact and loss pertaining to sexual harassment. Mrs Renuka started the session with a clip that highlighted the stereotype imposed on males and females. Students were asked to recall the stereotypes they have faced based on their gender –the toys they played with and their experience.

Sexual Harassment
A short film on sexual harassment at work was shown. Miss Renuka then went on to give real life examples of sexual harassment and the laws in place. She also explained about Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013. This act also covers students patients at hospitals along with employees atworkplace. She elaborated upon the definition of sexual harassment, internal complaint committee and the legal consequences.
It was a lively two hour session. Mrs Renuka interacted with the students and asked them to put their questions forward. She explained the students about the guidelines on Women’s safety and also focused on Gender Equality.
Mrs Renuka concluded her lecture with some food for thought by stating “Men of quality respect Women’s equality.” The session definitely had an impact on the students making them aware of their duties, rights and privileges.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Symbiosis set to organise Blood Donation drive 2017

Symbiosis is all set to organize a Blood Donation Drive (BDD) on 31st July 2017 on the occasion of International Students Day. Symbiosis Center of Health Care (SCHC) in co-ordination with Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) will organize the Blood Donation Drive as an annual event across all the campuses of SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. 

As a part of the tradition, this year the opportunity is given to the students of MBA- HHM, Medical Technology and college of nursing to campaign for this noble cause and motivate faculty, staff and students of Symbiosis.

A poster competition has been arranged on the day of BDD to create awareness and address blood donation related stigmas among staff and students of Symbiosis. Refer to following guidelines for the same:

Eligibility: Students and staff of Symbiosis.
Evaluation criteria: Use catchy slogans, be creative, be original and be neat!!
Participation type: Individual or Group (max. 3 members per group)
Last date of submission: 26th July 2017 by 2 PM.
Poster specification: A3 chart paper
Prize distribution: 31st July 2017
Participation certificate distribution: At respective campus.
Submit to: Medical Officer, SCHC of respective campus.

1st prize: Cash prize of Rs. 3000/-
2nd prize: cash prize of Rs. 2000/-
3rd prize: Cash prize of Rs. 1000/-

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

SIHS and SCHC extend medical facilties to Warkaris

From 18th June 2017 to 20th June 2017, Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) and Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) in association with Mrs. Sheela Raj Salve Memorial Trust, arranged four mobile medical units to offer free primary medical aid by emergency medical practitioners for warkaris. The overall logistics & crowd management was looked after by the MBA students of Hospital & Health care Management, SIHS.
The Inaugural ceremony was organized at Vishwabhawan, Symbiosis on 17th June 2017. Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune city inaugurated the medical services by Symbiosis for the warkaris and delivered an inaugural speech wherein she applauded the efforts taken by Symbiosis in providing free primary medical aid to warkaris. Padmabhusan Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President & Founder, Symbiosis elaborated on the Symbiosis initiative in the Community Outreach Program. Mrs. S. S. Mujumdar Hon. Director, AMM Symbiosis, Mr. Avinash Salve, Corporator PMC and many dignitaries attended & expressed their opinion on this noble initiative spearheaded by Symbiosis & Sheela Raj Salve Memorial Trust. This was followed by the departure of the mobile medical units for the wari from Symbiosis campus to specified locations.
Symbiosis Management including Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar walking with warkaris

Last year the total number of warkaris served were 45, 433. This year the total number of warkaris served is 41, 668. The warkaris were treated for various ailments like acute gastro enteritis, fever, acute respiratory tract infection, different kinds of minor injuries, aches / pains etc. The event was successfully managed by SCHC Medical Officers, Emergency medical practitioners’ and the MBA students which was applauded by one and all.
The Symbiosis management including Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar & many teaching & non-teaching staff members of Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences joined the warkaris by walking in the holy procession for a stretch of nearly 22 km from Pune to Manter Wadi on 20th June 2017. This as cited later by many employees of Symbiosis was an experience of a lifetime.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Kudos to the #Symbiosis team's participation at #Pandharpurwari2017 - Day 3

Kudos to the #Symbiosis team and spirit; #Symbiosis leadership and staff participated in the #Pandharpurwari2017 #Wari, by walking 15 kms with the warkaris from Bhavani Peth to Manter Wadi, Pune.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Symbiosis provides Medical services to Warkaris - Day 1

EMS students providing medical services to Warkaris.

MBA HHM students managing the medical service provisioning to Warkaris.

Inaugural function of Warkari Dawakhana at Symbiosis

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder & President, Symbiosis felicitating Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune during the inaugural function of medical services to warkaris by Symbiosis.

Chief Guest Mrs. Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune City, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Founder & President, Symbiosis and the emergency medical practitioners during  inaugural function of medical services to warkaris.