Thursday, 13 December 2018

Healthcare IT- New Frontier

Healthcare IT- New Frontier

The guest lecture was conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Health Science, Pune on 13th of December, 2018.
The lecture  began with introduction of Dr. Neeta Bhatia. Ma’am is a senior healthcare consultant with a wide experience of over 16 years with extensive knowledge of US and Indian healthcare

Ma’am started the session by discussing about the big four firms- Amazon, Google, Apple and Uber. Then she moved by introducing about the transformation timeline in healthcare and its importance. Sir also mentioned that human body is also a source for big data. Ma’am also highlighted about the digitalization in healthcare, IOT, Big Data, Cognitive ability, real-time processing, hybrid cloud computing and block chain. Overall the session was interesting.
In the end, the felicitation was done by Dr. Meenal Kulkarni.

It was truly an enlightening session which taught the students, the importance of IT in healthcare and various trends emerging in the industry.

“National Symposium on Universal Health Coverage Day Advocacy on 12th December 2018” at J. P Naik Centre for Education & Development, Kothrud, Indian Institute of Education, Pune.

Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean FOHBS was invited as Chairperson for the Inaugural Ceremony of the “National Symposium on Universal Health Coverage Day Advocacy on 12th December 2018” by Indian Institute of Education, Pune and UHC Day Advocacy by Global Health Strategies, (UHC 2030), USA at J. P Naik Centre for Education & Development, Kothrud, Pune.
Dr. Rajiv delivered the Presidential Address on India’s National Health Strategies for Universal Health Coverage by 2030.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018


Important Dates MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management) Programme Batch  2019-21
SNAP Registration Commences
August 13, 2018 Monday
SNAP Registration Closes
November 28, 2018 Wednesday
SNAP Payment Closes
November 28, 2018 Wednesday
SIHS Registration Closes
December 31, 2018 Monday
SIHS Payment Closes
December 31, 2018 Monday
SNAP Admit Card Live
December 01, 2018 Saturday
SNAP Online Test
December 16 , 2018 Sunday
SNAP Result
2nd Week of January 2019
Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal Interaction
January 29 , 2019, Tuesday
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WAT
March 8th , 9th & 10th 2019 , Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Announcement of First Merit list
March 18th , 2019, Monday
Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list
March 30th , 2019, Saturday
Induction and Programme Commencement
June 18, 2019, Tuesday

* Subject to change

Proud Moment

Congratulations Stephanie Fernandes, Student MBA HHM 18-20 Batch for winning the quiz competition at the 6th Annual Conclave on"Doing it the rightway" organised by Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai ...

NABH workshop for MBA HHM Batch 18- 20 students

Successful Conduct of NABH workshop for MBA HHM Batch 18- 20 students

First batch -
3rd, 4th & 5th December 2018

Monday, 8 October 2018

PANACHE 2018 !!!! Sweat and Adrenalin rush



The 1st year MBA- HHM (2018-2020) students of Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences has a workshop on HR Analytics on 24th and 25th of September 2018. The workshop was taken by Mrs. Maneeesha Shukla who is an enterprising, enthusiastic and accomplished professional with a rich experience of more than 8 years in the domain of statistical analysis, risk management, business consultation and analytics to streamline data into actionable insight in order to drive business strategy and profitability. She was certified as India’s first analytics professional from INFORMS, Maryland, USA.   
The session on the first day started at 9.30am. A total of 98 students attended the conference. Our guest Mrs. Maneesha was introduced by the students Yashpriya and Shreya. Madam briefed us about the HR norms and policies, their duties and responsibilities.
The topics that were covered for the day were as follows:
1)    Evolution of HR
2)    Role of HR
3)    Need for HR analytics
4)    Algorithm that tells a boss who might quit
5)    HR analytics helps HR Management
6)    How HR analytics shape the business
7)    Is business of business only business  (Debate)
8)    Complex stat techniques
9)    Benefits of HR analytics

Evolution of HR
Questions were asked to the students about HR to get a feedback about their knowledge on the topic. HR evolved in the year 1960. The 2nd reform took place in the mid 80’s. During the 3rd reform i.e. during the bubble burst there was a global crisis, to find out the root cause of failure of the companies productivity. That is when the HR evolved.

Role of HR
An HR Manager should abide by the following roles in an organisation:
1.     Recruitment
2.     Training
3.     Appraisal
4.     Maintain work culture
5.     Resolving conflicts
6.     Employee relations
7.     Rewards and Incentives
8.     Legal knowledge
9.     Payroll management

Need for HR Analytics
HR analytics, also called talent analytics, is the application of considerable data mining and business analytics techniques to human resources data. The goal of human resources analytics is to provide an organization with insights for effectively managing employees so that business goals can be reached quickly and efficiently. The challenge of human resources analytics is to identify what data should be captured and how to use the data to model and predict capabilities so the organization gets an optimal return on investment on its human capital. HR analytics does not only deal with gathering data on employee efficiency. Instead, it aims to provide insight into each process by gathering data and then using it to make relevant decisions about how to improve the processes.
One such is Talent analytics; which is more qualitative and is basically for processes from talent management like personal development, recruitment, succession planning, retention etc.
By definition, Big Data in HR refers to the use of the many data sources available to your organization, including those not traditionally thought of in HR; advanced analytic platforms; cloud based services; and visualization tools to evaluate and improve practices including talent acquisition, development, retention, and overall organizational performance.  This involves integrating and analysing internal metrics, external benchmarks, social media data, and government data to deliver a more informed solution to the business problem facing your organization. 

HR analytics helps HR Management
HR plays an important role in business outcomes, and utilizing data provides a key advantage in terms of decision-making. Though analytics won’t solve every HR challenge, they can provide an understanding of business functions and help trained HR professionals develop plans that “ talent investments while effectively monitoring recruiting, development, engagement, productivity, accountability, retention and many other workplace initiatives,” according to leading workplace intelligence expert.
HR analytics aim to provide insight into how best to manage employees and reach business goals. Now that more businesses realize that data helps them hire and retain the right talent, companies are investing in HR analytics tools, along with trained professionals who understand how to mine and apply them. HR analytics can help businesses make smarter decisions.
Experts say the current trend toward HR analytics will continue to grow, with analytics playing a central role in talent acquisition, development, and operations.
How HR analytics shape the business
Data analytics in Human Resources is quickly becoming a new area of innovation and focus because of the insights it can provide around workforce management. Workforce analytics has emerged as the key avenue for HR to become a proactive force for managing human capital and strengthen business strategies.

Analytics is being looked to as a way to break down human behaviour into something that is easy to quantify and understand. That’s a big aspiration for any analytical model, and the gap between the goal and some returns has caused the industry to shift its focus to a goal of understanding.

Is business of business only business (Debate)
We resumed the session after a lunch break. The students were divided into two equal groups for a debate on the topic “Is business of business only business”. The students participated in the debate actively. It was an interactive session where madam could judge the students and she marked them depending on their response to the debate.
Benefits of HR analytics
HR analytics help organizations a great deal. One-way analytics make a company more successful is improved hiring decisions. With analytics, HR can make better choices based on historical data and easily derive the best candidate from that data. Another analytic that helps HR departments ensure a company is successful is good training. Every organization needs a training process and gaps in this process can lead to major problems and increase costs. HR analytics help organizations guarantee if employees are making full use of training opportunities.
Better insights are another HR analytic that helps companies become more successful. These insights about employees help shape strategies that boost morale, retention and engagement. Stable retention is another way HR analytics make a company great. It is important for a company to understand why employees leave and stay with the company. The HR department can use a variety of tools like employee satisfaction surveys, team assessments, exit interviews and stay interviews to determine the reasons employees enjoy their time with the company.
The session for the day ended at 4.30pm. The student were able to understand the HR related work but understanding the data procedures was a little difficult as most of the students have a medical background. Madam mailed us the link for the data to be installed in the student’s laptops for the next day’s session, and the students left the premises.

On 25 September 2018, we had our second day of workshop which started at 9 am in the auditorium which was conducted by Maneesha Shukla. As ma’am yesterday told us to download the SAS, virtual box, and python, R which we downloaded and came from the link which she had sent us. Then ma’am started teaching us about the R and the tools & statistic used in it with different codes. As all the codes & things she thought us was very new to us and interesting to learn. Ma’am was coming to us personally and solving our doubts regarding the coding. Then we got a break for 5-10 mins and again we started with coding system.

 After the debate, ma’am thought us about the SAS in which coding, statistics problem were solved easily few of the topics which were thought to us in the biostatistics like the T test, chi square test, mean, median, mode, co relation, null hypothesis, etc. due to this thought syllabus this all test we were able to fast and learn fast what ma’am was teaching. After the leaning session the 5 students were supposed to be selected for the IIM round. Then the teachers and maneesha ma’am discussed among themselves about the students. The students were selected on the bases of their involvement in the workshop, answering the question asked, coming up with new ideas & showing up their talent. After that the results were announced in the class the students selected were – Manpreet kaur, Bhavya Kumar, linnie Jose, Anuradha sikri, Sumiran pantula. This students were given certificates by Maneesha ma’am. Thomas and Sumiran also got the certificates for as The Coordinators. All the workshop photographs were clicked by Shreya Avchat & Tejas popli. And then the thanks giving was done by Yashpriya Sharma.
 Feedback forms were distributed to the students for their opinion & reviews on the workshop held. The rating were giving and some feedback points were written down by the students as per their viewpoint. After that ma’am congratulated all the students and wished them best luck for the future. As then the two days’ workshop came to an end. Many new things we learned though this workshop.

Report compiled by:
Ms.Stephanie Fernandes
Ms. Pradnya Chavan

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Admission open for MBA HHM Batch 2019-21

Admission open for MBA HHM  Batch 2019-21

Log on to for more details 


The two-year full time Masters degree in Hospital & Healthcare Management with electives in Pharmaceutical management, Healthcare IT and Healthcare Insurance focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required for the management of healthcare organizations. Be it Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Insurance, Clinical research, Equipment, Manufacturing, Public healthcare establishment, Consultancies, NGOs, Wellness industry and others as may evolve. The programme aims at adopting a synergistic blend of academic knowledge and practical intricacies of the field to create professionals adept at identifying practical problems and using time tested and emerging managerial techniques to arrive at the most appropriate solutions.


Candidate should be Graduate from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes. Note: Candidates appearing for Final year bachelor's degree examinations may apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Guest lecture Series

The guest lecture was held on 31st august 2018 in symbiosis institute of health sciences. We had two guest speakers who enhanced the environment by sharing their views and presenting their thoughts.

The first speaker was Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar , CEO of Bhatia Hospital . In his lecture he discussed on How To Be A Successful Professional. He discussed what all are the skill sets required in a healthcare field or generally to become successful in any organization .He also introduced the audience to many exclusive examples and challenges in the world at large with different references. He shared his own experience on how he evaluated an individual during an interview .Not only by giving examples but also  with his speech he motivated our students to become successful and develop leadership and communication skills before entering  any organization. During  his session he constantly asked us questions about what is leadership , what all are the skills sets or what one expects in an organization .Basically we all enjoyed the motivational talk. It helped us gain confidence in what ways we have to achieve our dreams and how we should tackle problems in the organization to become successful.

The second speaker was Dr. Lalit Verma , Vice president of Apollo Hospitals who gave presentation on Patient Safety Considerations In Hospital Planning. He gave a brief outlook on what all needs to be kept in mind while planning a hospital for patients , as there is an increase chances of safety issues in regards of patient health. He elaborated on different measures of safety to be kept in mind and followed in hospital in terms of infrastructure modulation , infection control, disaster management , emergency services and all health related issues. He gave a brief scenario in the hospital when it comes to deal with problems of a patient as well as safety measures.

Report By 
Guest Lecture Committee 
MBA HHM Batch 18-20

Pictures Courtesy 
Spandan Roy Bardhan 
MBA HHM Batch 18-20

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Donate Blood, Donate Smile- Blood Donation Drive organized by Symbiosis

Symbiosis celebrated the International Student’s Day on 31st July 2018 by organizing a Blood Donation Drive simultaneously at all the nine campuses at Pune and four outstation campuses at Noida, Nashik, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
This year the Blood Donation Drive was arranged by Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) and Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) in association with 15 Blood Banks, across India.
Before conducting the Drive, the promotional event was undertaken in three stages: By spreading awareness regarding blood donation & simultaneously breaking down the myths through motivational campaigns, by encouraging the donors through Poster Competition & through performance of Street Plays by the college students. Regarding poster competition, an overwhelming response of 509 participants starting from Kindergarten to the Postgraduate level of students, as well as staff of Symbiosis was received.

Symbiosis management appreciating the efforts of donors during the blood donation drive conducted simultaneously at all campuses of Symbiosis in India.

Standing from L to R: Lt. Gen. M.A. Tutakne, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), Advisor-Medical Projects, Symbiosis, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean-Faculty of Health & Biological Sciences, Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, Founder & President, Symbiosis, Mrs. Sanjivani Mujumdar, Hon. Director, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum & Memorial, Symbiosis, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis & Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Additionally, with a view to recognise the donors, each donor was presented with a ‘Lapel Pin’ inscribed with a tag line- ‘Blood Donor-Life Saver’ along with a ‘Blood Donation Certificate’.
For their contribution to this noble cause, each of the first time donors was also presented with a separate ‘Certificate’ and a ‘Scroll of Honour’.  Moreover, each of the ‘committed donors’ who have donated blood on more than one occasion was also presented with a separate ‘Scroll of Honour’ and a ‘Pen’ inscribed with the Symbiosis insignia.
Due to such well co-ordinated efforts taken by SCHC, SIHS and SCON in collaboration with the Blood Banks at all the Symbiosis campuses, a total of 1994 blood units were collected.
Following the philosophy of giving back to the society, the Students and Faculty members of Symbiosis contributed to the noble cause of voluntary blood donation, as an Institutional Social Responsibility.

Saturday, 4 August 2018


भंवरें सी ज़िन्दगी आज अपनी हुई है,
महनत के बगैर ज़िन्दगी खो रही है।
रानी की हुकूमत पर हम चल रहे है,
खुदके अस्तित्व को मिटा हम चले है।

महनत से जो शहद बन रहा है,
स्वाद उसका कोई और ही चख् रहा है।
दुःख को बयान कोई कर पा रहा है,
बनाने में शहद भंवरा फिर जूठ् रहा है।

काटकर एक बारी, मधुमक्खी सा मर पा रहा है,
बची हुई जान में अपनोंको काट रहा है।
ज़िंदगी अपनी भंवरा बेबसी में गुज़ार रहा है,
ज़िन्दगी का अपनी भंवरा  मातम मना रहा है।


 -संजना पंडित😇

MBA-HHM (2018-20)