Tuesday, 19 June 2018


Inauguration of MBA HHM 2018-2020

Day 1: 5th June 2018

The bright morning started with a gathering of students and parents at VISHWABHAVAN AUDITORIUM. Our respected dignitaries arrived at 10 AM. The starting address was given by Dr RAJIV YERAVDEKAR  who welcomed  all the students of MBA HHM 1st year and their families to the Symbiosis family.  He discussed in detail all the activities that the students would be executing for the next two years at SIHS  related to academics and work commitments.
The address was followed by E -  lamp lighting ceremony, a symbol of the light which acts as a guide, keeping us from stumbling in the dark.
The second address was delivered by Dr RAJANI GUPTE, Vice Chancellor SIU. She warmly welcomed all the students and parents with an optimistic vision of building a bright future at Symbiosis.  She emphasised on the interdisciplinary approach adopted at SIU that is required for the comprehensive development of every student.

The third address was delivered by Dr VIDYA YERAVDEKAR,  Pro Chancellor SIU. She congratulated all the students for making it into Symbiosis. She highlighted all the opportunities that students can have in SIU with respect to academics, experienced faculty and comprehensive personality development learning programmes. She also encouraged the students to interact with international students as well in order to expand our framework of learning.

The fourth address was delivered by our respected Chief guest Dr Nagendra Swamy,  CEO Manipal Hospital. Sir shared his learning experience with respect to the health care industry and also the excellent work Symbiosis Institute Of Health Sciences has been doing since its establishment.

The next event was an address by Dr RAJIV YERAVDEKAR. He gave an overview of the course, various fields associated with it, the faculty involved with SIHS and the social and extra activities conducted by SIU students. We also got an insight of various health related activities that SIU is involved in, like SYMBIOSIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME EXECUTION (SCOPE)  and MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT ( MMU). He also discussed the protocol to be followed by the students with respect to discipline, academics and other concerned activities.

The last address of the day was done by our Chief Guest Dr NAGENDRA SWAMY, CEO Manipal Hospital.  He was kind enough to share his experience of more than thirty five years  in the health care industry. He discussed the present scenario of the health care sector in India and how private health services are climbing the ladders of success in terms of qualitative patient satisfaction. He also discussed the various challenges the health care sector is facing and how MBA HHM managers can build their career in this noble profession. It was an interactive session as some of the students put forward their questions related to Healthcare Management.

day 2: June 6th 2018

For the second day of our induction, the faculty members had planned a tour of the S.B. Road campus of Symbiosis university.

The students were seated in the auditorium at the museum and showed a short film about the foundation of the Symbiosis University by our founder Shri. S.B Mujumdar. Next, they were shown a short film on the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
Thereafter, students were taken to visit the museum where all of Ambedkar’s works were displayed beautifully. These items have been donated by his wife for the museum.

For the next part of their tour, students were taken to the Vishwabhavan.
Students were then taken to the Afro-Asian museum which is situated below the Vishwabhavan. In this museum, there are huge boards of various countries of Africa and Asia depicting their flag, their brief history, languages spoken, staple food, cultural folk dances, attire, etc.

DAY 3: June 7th 2018
On this particular day, for the first lecture, the students were addressed by the Director, SCHC /Sports facilities at SIU by Nayana Nimkar and Director SSSS/ Ms. Shweta Sharma who is the head at Recreation and Wellness Centre. They were given a brief introduction of the different kinds of sports facilities that the students can avail on the campus at Lavale, which includes the gymnasium, swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court etc. They also explained to the students about different kinds of events held at Symbiosis University related to the field of sports. The students were also informed regarding SYMBIFIT, one of the most important events organised by SIU that thousands of individuals participate in and showcase their talent. Ms. Shweta Sharma emphasised the need for fitness, giving them an overview on the entire facilities which that can be availed.
The next speaker, Dr. Chirag, alumni of SIHS addressed us about different opportunities in healthcare industry. He spoke about Clove Dental which deals with dental services, with branches in Pune and other states all over India. He explained the qualities that are required to become a good manager and how to develop managerial skills. He stressed on the fact that service is based on the key principles of integrity, respect and trust. Dr Chirag explained to the students that maintaining a high standard of patient service is crucial in the making of a healthcare business.
Day 4: June 8th 2018
The 4th day of Induction had guest lectures on various important verticals of Health Administration i.e., Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Health Insurance. In addition to this, there were few introductory lectures on National Public Health Programmes, Immunity, Research Methodology, Human resources.

1st Lecture: 9:00 am to 9:45 am
TOPIC- IT in Healthcare Delivery - By Ms Snehal Bajaj
The Day opened with an insight into a very booming vertical of Healthcare i.e., Healthcare IT given by Ms Snehal Bajaj. An alumni of SIHS, she is a product owner at Cognizant. She discussed in brief about how the IT companies work to improve and fasten the daily functioning of Hospitals through technology. 
2nd Lecture- 11:00 to 11.45am
TOPIC- Emergency Roles of Medical Devices in Healthcare Delivery

Medical device industry has witnessed a double digit growth in recent years and this growth trajectory is expected to continue due to rising incidence of chronic diseases, increased urbanization and a growing elderly population. In this lecture we learned about the emerging  role of medical devices in healthcare delivery by Shivani Sule Regional Manager, Konica Minolta Healthcare India Pvt.Ltd
TOPIC- Overview of Pharmaceutical Industry
Speaker: Mr. Tony Fernandez (Fernandez Brothers Pharmaceutical Distributor)
TOPIC- Overview of Health Insurance Industries- By Dr. Rohini Kulur
Dr. Rohini Kulur is an MBBS graduate and alumni of SIHS. She is presently working with Bajaj Alliance. She gave us a synopsis of what a Health Insurance company is all about and also took us through the general enumerations of various public and private health insurance companies.

 DAY 6 – SATURDAY - 9th JUNE 2018

The day started at 9:30 am, the students had a BRIDGE COURSE TEST based on the pre induction course material they were given prior to joining the course. The test was of 30 marks and the duration was 60 min.

The first lecture of the day was conducted by Dr Beauty Sinha about Overview of Wellness Industry. Dr Beauty Sinha is the centre head of wellness center “HEALTHSPRING”. She gave the students details about her daily routine regarding how she manages 4 centres.DAY 7 – MONDAY - 11th JUNE 2018


Students left via bus from the S.B. Road Campus and reached the Lavale Campus at around 9 AM. At the Lavale Campus, students visited places like Vista Pad, Central Library, Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Symbiosis School of Photography and the Guest House. The highlight of the visit was a tour of the Symbiosis Hospital which is under construction. The Lavale Campus also provides Hostel Accommodation including mess services. The students reached back at the campus by around 12:30 PM.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

SIHS welcomes MBA HHM BATCH 2018-20

The one-week long induction of MBA(HHM) Batch 2018-2020 began with the inaugural ceremony on Tues, 5th June 2018. Dr. Nagendra Swamy, Sr. President, Manipal Health Enterprises was the Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony.
(L to R): Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Director, SIHS; Dr. Nagendra Swamy, Sr.President, Manipal Health Enterprises; ; Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor, SIU;  Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU.

 The dignitaries inaugurated the  ceremony by lighting the lamp. All the dignitaries addressed the gathering comprising of newly inducted students and their parents. The induction will continue till 11th June after which regular classes will follow.

Group photograph of newly inducted students with the dignitaries and faculty members.