TAMIL NADU

Apollo Institute, Alagappa varsity to offer MBA in health services

Bright future: Students taking a pledge with candles at the convocation of the Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences in Chennai on Saturday. — Photo: Vino John

Bright future: Students taking a pledge with candles at the convocation of the Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences in Chennai on Saturday. — Photo: Vino John  

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: : The Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Sciences, a unit of the Apollo Hospitals Education Trust, and Alagappa University, have entered into an agreement to offer an MBA course in health services management.

Apollo Chairman Pratap Reddy and Alagappa University Vice-Chancellor P. Kanniappan signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Saturday.

They will also offer five P.G. diploma programmes in Radiology and Imaging Technology, Radiotherapy Technology, Cardiac Non-Invasive Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology and a certificate course in Emergency Technicians programme. The courses will be conducted at Apollo Hospitals, and the degree awarded by the university.

Graduates with a minimum of 50 per cent can apply for the MBA programme, and science graduates with a minimum of 50 per cent for any of the P.G. diploma programmes. The selection is based on an entrance test, a group discussion and an interview.

Dr. Reddy said the courses were job-oriented and students would have greater placement opportunities through the university. The occasion doubled as a twin celebration, with the convocation of the Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Services.

Dr. Kanniappan distributed awards and degrees to students. The booming field of medical tourism would create jobs for students in health services management and allied specialities. A variety of jobs were available abroad, since the degrees came from the Apollo stable — a pioneer in corporate health care.

Recommended for you