IIHMR University: Pioneers in Establishing Health Management as a Discipline
IIHMR University

Focussing on education, research and training in health systems management, pharmaceuticals, and development management, IIHMR University is known as the South Asian Region’s premier knowledge institution. It provides world-class research and education and training in managing healthcare, hospital, pharmaceutical, and development sectors.

The IIHMR University is a specialized Research University in management research, postgraduate education and training in the health sector. The University aims to generate new knowledge and technologies to provide evidence and inputs for developing effective policies and health interventions and strategies. It has a unique organizational culture that enshrines core values and ethos of autonomy, accountability, openness, and transparency. The interdisciplinary teams of faculty and research staff constitute an enabling environment for learning, professional growth and development. The faculty is multidisciplinary representing public health, management, economics, statistics, demography, social and behavioural sciences, rural development, and pharmaceutical sectors.

We are conscious of our responsibility for improving the environment. We have a solar plant; we recycle waste and adopt best practices to dispose solid and liquid waste”

The University offers MBA, Master of Public Health (in collaboration with JHU), Doctoral Programs, Executive Education, Research and consultancy in the fields of hospital management, health management, pharmaceutical management, development management, and a variety of fields related to the health sector.

The University is engaged in research, education and capacity building in the core areas of Public Health, Health and Hospital Management, Pharmaceutical Management, Health Economics and Finance, Population and Reproductive Health, Rural Management, Institutional Networking and capacity building.

Matter of Pride

The University collaborates with major universities and institutions like Johns Hopkins University, USA; Chester University, UK; SEARCH, Jhpiego, ASQ, University of Montreal, Canada; Curtin University, Australia; and BP Koirala Institute of Public Health, Nepal.

Known as the South Asian Region’s premier knowledge institution, the University is dedicated to world-class research and education in the management of health care hospital, pharmaceutical, and development sectors. The institution has played a pioneering role in establishing health management as a distinctive discipline in India and overseas.


The genesis of the IIHMR University, Jaipur, dates back to October 5, 1984, when its sponsoring body, the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), was established and registered non-profit Society under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958. IIHMR University has been established and incorporated as a postgraduate research University by the Government of Rajasthan.

The institute was established to improve health standards by improving health care and related programs through management research, education, training, consultation, and institutional networking from a national and global perspective. After pursuing the cause of management research, academics, and capacity building exclusively in the health sector for about three decades, the institute submitted a proposal before the state government under the guidelines for establishing private universities by separate Act. The government accepted the proposal for the university.

Vision, Mission and Motto


To emerge as a world-class post-graduate and research university in generating and disseminating knowledge and providing students a unique learning experience in management education and research that will best serve the betterment of society.


The IIHMR University is dedicated to the improvement in standards of health through better management of health care and related programs. It seeks to accomplish this through management research, training, consultation and institutional networking in a national and global perspective.

Focus Areas

The IIHMR University is engaged in policy issues, program planning, and management and capacity building in health and related sectors. It undertakes research, training, and consulting activities in the following areas:

  • Public Health and Primary Health Care
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Population and Reproductive Health
  • Health Economics and Finance
  • Policy and Program Management Research


The IIHMR is committed to becoming an internationally acclaimed healthcare and research institute. With a global outlook grounded in Indian ethos, with students keen to excel, a competent and dedicated faculty, a meticulously designed curriculum, excellent infrastructure, a global network of alumni, and international collaborations, IIHMR University is the most desirable university in healthcare.

Excellent Infrastructure and Facilities

The University’s beautiful campus is among the best designed and landscaped campuses in the country. Recently, IIHMR university was ranked first amongst the cleanest higher educational institutions in India, in the category of non-residential Universities-UGC, Swachh Campus ranking-2019 by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Spread over 14.37 acres, the campus is lush green and punctuated by beautiful buildings, tall trees, and pathways. It is home to over 600 people and has world-class facilities for everyone to share. The university canteen has modern cooking arrangements and follows high standards of hygiene. The university building is designed using locally available building material that makes it an energy-efficient and environment-friendly place for promoting learning. The University has adequate provisions for indoor and outdoor games. It has a swimming pool and a gym.

Evolving with Time

Considering the current major permanent shifts the healthcare education had to undergo due to COVID-19, this scenario, in turn, provided us a glimpse into how healthcare education may evolve in the coming years. Looking at the situation, the university intends to expand its scope to multidisciplinary factions, aiming for global expansion. The courses offered at IIHMR are curated towards the changing society. Apart from conventional management programs at the offering, IIHMR proudly announces the launch of four new executive programs, namely – MBA Executive in Leadership and Strategy (Executive L & S), Advanced Management Programme in Healthcare Leadership (AMPHL), P.G. Diploma in CSR & Sustainable Development, and P.G. Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship.

  1. MBA Executive in Leadership and Strategy (Executive L & S) is a carefully crafted academic degree. The MBA (Executive-L&S)) programme has been developed in line with the policy guidelines suggested in NEP 2020 and offers excellent flexibility in horizontal and vertical mobility through the programme credit transfer system. The degree also offers multiple entry/multiple exit options.
  2. Advanced Management Programme in Healthcare Leadership (AMP-HL) is a Management Programme in Healthcare Leadership (AMPHL), which focuses on executive training and leadership capacity building in the area of healthcare management. The programme is aligned to the MBA (Executive-L&S)) programme of the university i.e., the participants will have the option to transfer programme credits if they want to earn an MBA (Executive – L&S) degree within three years from completing the AEPHM programme (subject to meeting other programme eligibility criteria).
  3. PG Diploma in CSR & Sustainable Development is a skill-focused PG Diploma Program is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). This programme introduces students to the concept of corporate social responsibility and prepares them to develop the skills required to plan and implement the CSR project initiatives independently. It also gives students opportunities to learn while working with the partner industry on live CSR projects. It is a one-year program.
  4. PG Diploma in Health Entrepreneurship is a skillfocused PG Diploma Program, approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) under National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF). It aims to foster a robust entrepreneurial culture that will inspire students to build businesses and empower them to create economic and social values. The presence of specific unique skills permeates an entrepreneur to create a distinctive business world. It is a one-year program.

Apart from the above listed new courses, the university offers:

  • MBA Hospital and Health Management
  • MBA Pharmaceutical Management
  • MBA Digital Health
  • MBA Development Management
  • MBA Rural Management

Focus on Holistic Development

As an academic institution, we find out every possible opportunity to include recreations and extracurricular activities in a student’s life for the overall holistic development of mind and body, shares the university’s leadership.

The university strongly believes that it should be part of the educational curriculum where a student spends most of his/her time. They also develop a better attitude towards the environment and more responsible behaviour. It helps build communication skills and team building as students have to work in groups to solve problems. This results in more discussions of ideas and feedback and helps students to resolve conflict among themselves.

The students go for field visits, and experts are also invited at the campus to deliver lectures and have interactive sessions. It enhances peer relationships and interpersonal skills. Students can also excel in areas other than academics where they have an interest. Students organize many seminars, webinars, and workshops where they get exposure. They get a chance to discover talents other than academic excellence, which can later help in one’s career and life. A few workshops and seminars organized recently include Pradanya, (annual conference), Foundation Day, The Southeast Asian Public Health Institution Networking Conference (SEAPHIEN), The International Conference on Global Health and Medical Tourism in association with IIM Kozhikode, and very recently the Global Health Innovation Conference 2021. Apart from these, many activities are conducted throughout the year where students take active participation.

IIHMR University Placement Cell has reached a milestone by placing many of its students globally. The university provides 100 percent placement assistance. Usually, the students have placement offers six months before completion of the program.

The alumni of the IIHMR have made a remarkable difference and a paradigm shift in effective management in the Rural, Pharmaceutical, Hospital and Health sectors. The Placement Cell also provides training in communication skills, behavioural & presentation skills and resume writing.

Achievements, Accolades, Accreditations, Awards

  • IHMR University has been ranked 65th in the prestigious NIRF India 2020 Ranking, in the management category, announced by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), GOI. IIHMR secured a position in top 1% management institutions in the country and climbed up seven positions in the ranking from the 72nd rank last year. With this, IIHMR University becomes the first private institution in Rajasthan to achieve this milestone in management category.
  • The IIHMR University, Jaipur, has been ranked first amongst the cleanest higher educational institutions in India in the non-residential universities category in the Swachh Campus Rankings 2019 of Higher Education Institutions organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • IIHMR University ranked 20th among top private MBA institutions across India in the prestigious Outlook-Icare India MBA rankings 2021 and ranked sixth among the Private B Schools in the West Zone.

Standing Apart

We have a research legacy of 36 years. Excellence in research comes from our experienced faculty and research officers. Research is a significant focus at IIHMR University, which has been evident through our expansion and outreach to the industry by getting into active collaborations with renowned organizations. The institution has conducted more than 800 research projects and studies in health policies and programs at the national and international levels. These research areas include family welfare, maternal and child health, health systems and policies, program management, monitoring and evaluation of program, strategy planning, nutrition, behavioral change communication, health policies, quality assurance, operations research, reproductive health, and gender health. The Executive Education programs running under the University offer curricula designed to enhance leadership and managerial skills by covering a wide range of programs for individuals and organizations engaged in health management, hospital management, and pharmaceutical management. Under this program, IIHMR University trains as many as 600+ professionals every year from almost 40 countries.

Future Plans

The university intends to expand its scope to multidisciplinary factions, aiming for global expansion. The university has launched the SD Gupta School of Public Health recently. Known for its pioneer work in health management and policy research in India and building on the 36-year-long legacy of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), SDG School of Public Health is established with twin objectives of creating, documenting, and disseminating public health knowledge amongst public health policymakers, healthcare providers, seekers, and the general public and to prepare future leaders and build public health capacity and skills with emphasis on public health practice to meet the challenges of the 21st century consequently bridging gaps in public health education and practices.

Leading Light

Dr. P. R. Sodani, President (Officiating), Prof. P.R. Sodani is currently holding the position of Officiating President of IIHMR University, Jaipur. Earlier, he had been Acting President (2017-18), Pro-President (2017-2020), and Dean Training (2010-2020) at IIHMR University, Jaipur. He has been professor of health systems and health economics for more than 10 years and mentored faculty, students, and research scholars. Professor Sodani has demonstrated academic leadership, visioning, policy planning, and strategic implementation. He has significantly contributed creating organization culture for growth and development of the University. Professor Sodani, at various levels of leadership positions has been responsible for leading and managing academics, research, training, fund raising, and networking with national and international organizations.

Professor Sodani earned PhD in health economics and Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. Professor Sodani has been working extensively in health systems and policy, health economics and health financing and involved in teaching, training, research, consultancy and institutional responsibilities. Professor Sodani has been associated with the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA for teaching MPH program jointly offered by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University. Prof. Sodani is Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Management, an international peer reviewed journal published by SAGE Publications. Professor Sodani is Secretary-General of the South-East Asia Public Health Education Institutions Network (SEAPHEIN) supported by WHO-SARO. He has recently published a book on Managing Quality in Health Care. He has published papers in referred journals of national and international repute. He frequently writes blogs on emerging issues of health sector. He has organised number of national and international programs for health professionals on promoting Leadership, Strategic Management, Public Health Education, Health Economics, Health Financing, and Hospital Management Education.


It is a matter of pride for me to be a part of IIHMR University. The faculty of the School of Pharmaceutical Management is very supportive and encouraging in nature. The curriculum here is designed in a way that one gets to learn the various intricacies of business management, leadership, and teamwork via simulatory events held in class and by the different field projects assigned. IIHMR University has various collaborations with MoHFW, WHO, John Hopkins, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Varun – MBA PM 11

With a strong research base, tremendous and experienced faculty, strong alumni network, good infrastructure and green campus, IIHMR provides excellent support to learn, grow and enhance your potential. Activities conducted inside and outside of the classes mould and prepare you with advanced management skills. Manohar Reddy – MBA HM 24

From nurturing our inner talents to obliterate the fear of establishing oneself, IIHMR University has played an essential role in building up my personality. I was always in awe of the spectacular and picturesque campus, the resourceful library, and the quality of supportive IIHMR University staff. Apart from just the academics, the plethora of events at hand for students to organize and take part in is the reason to choose IIHMR University. Celestin Prabha – MBA HM 24

I would like to describe IIHMR University as exciting and dynamic. The best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities available, which eventually developed a positive impact on my personality. Also, I would like to add that the university and the faculty members are very student-friendly and approachable. Presentations, case studies, field visits are conducted every week, which helped me establish my leadership, time management and team skills and also been able to advance these skills to a whole new augment level. Nikunj Parwal- MBA PM 11

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