Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Healthcare(PGDM-Healthcare) of TAPMI combines the 25 years of experience of TAPMI in the field of management with the expertise available with Manipal University, renowned all over the world for its expertise in health care education and practice for more than five decades. The programme was designed under the guidance of an advisory committee headed by Padma Vibushan Dr. Valiathan, one of the most renowned personalities in medical field in the country. The programme was borne out of the feedback received from recruiters and other stake holders of the Institute, on the need and relevance of high quality management programme to address the skill requirement in fast growing health care sector in the country. This 2 year programme was approved by AICTE on 18th August 2010. The first batch (2010-2012) commenced on 14th September 2010.
Essentially, it is a Management programme with healthcare orientation, because of which, the foundation courses for 1st year would be similar to that of regular PGDM. However, for the 2nd year, both the compulsory/elective courses are exclusive to healthcare management. It is envisaged that the summer internship or Management in practice (MIP) for the batch would be arranged at Institutions dedicated to healthcare, under the Manipal group.
As regards final placements, recruiters like Dr. Reddys, Wockhart regularly pick up TAPMI students and they would be pleased to have healthcare students as well. Besides TAPMI intends to broaden the list by having NGO’s, Voluntary Agencies & Quasi-Government organizations that look for specialized Managers to man key positions in healthcare sector.