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Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda to promote new academic partnership and started MBA – Hospital Administration from the current Academic Session (2022-23) to meet the challenges in the healthcare and Management of hospitals.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by MRSPTU, Registrar, Dr Gurinder Pal Singh Brar and AIIMS Dean, Dr Satish Gupta in the presence of AIIMS, Executive Director, Prof. Dinesh Kumar Singh and MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu at the VC Conference room on Thursday.

The MoU aimed to initiate joint need based academic, scientific and research programmes collaboration between both the prestigious institutes in the broad area of Medical Sciences, Hospital Administration, Analytics, Engineering and Technology.

A first-of-its-kind initiative was conceptualized after marathon meetings of experts of both the institutes. MBA- Hospital Administration is being started in view of the increasing trend of Super Specialty hospitals globally, which has stimulated the increase in demand for experts in Hospital Administration.

After signing the MoU, Prof. Dinesh Kumar Singh and Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu said that both the premier institutes of Punjab are mandated to provide a development of leaders in the field of Hospital Administration with top quality education with the main thrust to develop skills and practical knowledge related to the management of Hospital Administration. Hospital administrators are responsible for the administration, leadership, and management of hospitals and hospital networks. To cater to this demand and bridging the gap between medical specializations and managerial & administrative skills, MBA- Hospital Administration is being started initially and more new emerging need based courses will also be started in future.

They expressed confidence that the the novel initiative would all be set to improve career options for the medical professionals as AIIMS and MRSPTU, both neighboring Institutes, have huge potential to contribute to the nation.

The ceremony was also attended by AIIMS Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Dr Kawaljit Singh Kaura, Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Administration, Dr K. Purshottam Hovvaya and from MRSPTU, senior faculty, Campus Director, Dr Sanjiv Aggarwal, Associate Dean, Administration, Dr G.S. Bath, Dean (R&D) Dr Ashish Baldi, Chairman (Admissions), Dr Manjeet Bansal, Director, College Development Council, Dr Balwinder Singh Sidhu, In-charge, University Business School, Dr Pritpal Singh Bhullar and Director Public Relations Harjinder Singh Sidhu.

Prestigious Institutes AIIMS and MRSPTU
With the setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda, the city has been fast developing as a hub of Medicare for the three states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and other far flung areas of North India. Thousands of patients throng AIIMS daily getting best treatment at affordable cost.

While Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda has become a ‘Center Point of Excellence’ in technical and scientific education-fuelling innovation and creativity. MRSPTU stands for advancement of technical education, pioneering research and innovation driven development.

AIIMS & MRSPTU signs MoU to promote new academic partnership- MBA – Hospital Administration. ABOUT MBA- Hospital Administration:
As per the MoU, the Infrastructure of both institutes will be available for providing quality education and hands-on training. While the MRSPTU will also provide basic facilities of boarding, lodging and food for candidates in the new course.

Giving more details, the official spokespersons of both Institutes said that having an MBBS, MD Hospital Administration faculty at AIIMS Bathinda unfolds a wide range of opportunities for business students to understand the functioning of the hospital services that will in term develop leadership and problem-solving skills required in growing.

Key Highlights of Course include, building skills in areas such as Hospital Leadership, Human Resource, healthcare finance, and healthcare quality management, Epidemic & Disaster Management, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Healthcare Management, Hospital Operations Management, and Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations, Health Information Management, Health Business Analytics. The program will give students a unique opportunity to get training under AIIMS MD Hospital Administration faculty and MRSPTU to experience administration concepts of a modern hospital using various pedagogical approaches.

The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies, simulations and work integrated learning activities in AIIMS. While participants who successfully finish MBA in Hospital Administration program will become alumni of an eminent MRSPTU and AIIMS, Bathinda institutes.

MBA (Hospital Administration) will be a two years (Four semesters) programme with a proposed number of intake ranging between 30 to 60, while mode of Delivery will be blended Mode (Offline + Online). Royal Patiala

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