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Fortis Healthcare announces tie-up with Chitkara University for Medical Education

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Healthcare industry is currently in its nascent stages in India and is continually growing and evolving. It is interesting to note that healthcare is one of the fastest growing fields and is the third largest service sector in India. There is a vast gap between the required and the available talent in this sector. The issues and dilemma facing healthcare managers, practitioners and administrators today are different from those faced five years back. Hence it becomes imperative that the theoretical knowledge is based on the practical business requirements of the young graduates when they graduate from the Universities. It assumes importance for corporates like Fortis to come forward and to actively participate in imparting healthcare management skills and education.


Fortis Healthcare,
India’s second largest and fastest growing chain of hospitals today announced a tie-up for medical education with Chitkara University,
Himachal Pradesh. The two renowned players in their respective fields have joined hands to commence a postgraduate management degree program in healthcare management, to produce quality healthcare management professionals. The post graduate management degree program is designed to leverage strengths of the two organizations. It aims to open the doors of opportunity for young graduates by equipping them with skills to assume middle and senior level managerial positions in healthcare industry.

By virtue of this agreement a complete framework for theoretical and practical training and internships will be provided to the students enrolled in the Masters in Healthcare Management and other graduate level courses viz. B.Sc. in Health Sciences-Medical Lab Technology, OT-Technology, Radiology and Imaging Technology. Besides providing the practical training, a joint team of members from Fortis and Chitkara University will be responsible for designing the curriculum and syllabus for the courses. The curriculum thus developed, will be finalized by the advisory committee from Fortis.

According to Dr. Narottam Puri, President-Medical Strategy & Quality, Fortis Healthcare Limited, “Healthcare sector requires an urgent intervention of corporates like Fortis to get into the field of medical education to address the need and availability gap of right talent. For the benefit of students and healthcare players like us, it is important that academic education is based on the practical business needs of outside world. Our tie-up with Chitkara University aims to fulfil this requirement.”

Mr. Brig ( Dr) R S Grewal ( Rtd), Pro Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Chitkara University, said, “Fortis Healthcare is a renowned player in the healthcare arena managing state-of-the-art integrated healthcare facilities across India. We are confident that association with Fortis will bring immense value in terms of desired corporate exposure to the young managers and graduate students of our University.” “Experts from Fortis will also offer guest lectures for the students in our campus.” he added.