Rishihood University set to launch School of Healthcare

Prof. John Quelch, Vice Provost, University of Miami and former professor Harvard School of Public Health, will be delivering the inaugural lecture of ‘Building a Culture of Health’

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New Delhi: Rishihood University, a social impact university, with a vision to reimagine the Indian healthcare ecosystem, and develop competent healthcare professionals across India, today announced the upcoming launch of the Rishihood School of Healthcare. Considering the need, both at the national & international levels, the university is launching its state-of-the-art School of Healthcare for its first cohort, from the academic session 2021-22 onwards. The School of Healthcare will be offering various UG & PG degree programmes, such as B.Sc. Cardiovascular Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, MBA in Healthcare Management, amongst others, under the allied healthcare domain.
Prof. John Quelch, Vice Provost, University of Miami and former professor Harvard School of Public Health, will be delivering the inaugural lecture of ‘Building a Culture of Health’. The school of healthcare is a residential program and will be housed in the state of the art 25-acre Rishihood University Campus in Sonipat.
The university also plans to enter into strategic partnerships with leading hospitals, R&D labs and healthcare providers, to ensure ample training opportunities for students, as well as providing the necessary exposure to the latest healthcare technology. The programmes will focus upon some emerging areas in healthcare management such as blockchain, digital health, 3-D printing, AI, AR/VR, IOT, m-health, to name a few. Healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing and high-impact industries today.
With ever increasing developments in the industry and an already burdened healthcare ecosystem, there is a critical demand for competent and skilled healthcare professionals. Currently according to a recent KPMG Healthcare 3.0 report, there is less than one doctor per 10,000 Indians, requiring a completely new and innovative approach for improved health coverage. Considering these challenges, Rishihood School of Healthcare will be exclusively dedicated to provide best in class education, aligned with industry best practices, to future healthcare professionals. The vision is to effectively aid Universal Health Coverage (UHC) 2030 goals planned by the Government of India.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Sahil Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Rishihood University, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of School of Healthcare. It is important we recognize the need of the hour and offer best facilities to nurture the talent and strengthen the healthcare facilities within the country. We are committed to offering the best in class education and infrastructure for the students, to enable a healthier tomorrow.”
The courses have been designed to help the students to develop a high level of expertise & technical skills with detailed learning. A blend of theory, practice, and clinical exposure will help professionals understand current and future trends, thereby preparing them for the workplace or further study in a related academic or professional field. Students will have great scope for employment in corporate hospitals, rehabilitation centres, polyclinics, industries, training institutions in India and abroad, apart from the option of private practices.
School of Healthcare’s approach for training the future healthcare workforce is based on the four pillars of Rishihood University which include: Impact Ecosystem, where we actively engage and nurture an ecosystem for social impact; Immersive learning provides an opportunity to our teachers to enable the learner to harness multiple sources to acquire and synthesize knowledge and learning becomes natural, effortless, and enjoyable; Flexible Credit structure gives our students an opportunity to take-up courses from a variety of academic areas and learn in a multidisciplinary environment; And Lifelong Learning with the belief that learning has no age and it can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone.
Prof. Anil Kaul, Dean, School of Healthcare at Rishihood University, said, “We strive to develop caring healthcare professionals who possess the knowledge and skills to deliver the most efficacious clinical management services.  Our goal is that our graduates are prepared to enter the rapidly evolving global healthcare environment.  Whether it is at the forefront of diagnostics, delivering care in a clinic, hospital or a nursing home, leading the change in healthcare or hospital management, we will help them unleash their potential and prepare them to be a next-generation healthcare leader.”