Chitkara University was pleased to host the vibrant team of MBA Healthcare Management Students from Strathmore University, Kenya to fulfil their learning objective of understanding how India has optimized its human resource for health to create a thriving pharmaceutical hub. This visit is a part of an International Module in their curriculum where they get to have an opportunity to identify the subtle differences in health systems of Kenya and India.
As a part of Chitkara University collaboration with Strathmore University (in Kenya), this trip was organized. The Master in Business Administration- Healthcare Management Programme at Strathmore University, offers an intensive one-week international module. Chitkara University hosted the students and enabled their visits to Fortis Hospital, Punjab Government Health Department, Dr. Reddy’s Lab, ALKEM Lab and Equipment Manufacturing Company.
To make sure of their learning objective is met, Chitkara University had gathered stalwarts of various fields in health sector at their campus to help the students interact and gain in-depth understanding of health system in India. The stalwarts present at Chitkara University campus included renowned professors in healthcare management, health system analysts, representatives from pharmaceutical companies and innovators.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor of Chitkara University said, “Chitkara University encourages student exchanges from partner universities all over the world, international research co-operation, dual-degree and twinning program development by international partners. As a part of such initiative, we are happy to have hosted the young team of MBA students from Kenya. We ensured the visiting team had an opportunity to interact with many healthcare experts in India at our campus. It was nice to see our students and the visiting students perform together at the cultural program in the evening.”
Sharing her experience on the trip, Dr. Laura M. Musambayi, Medical Officer, National Spinal Injury Referral Hospital and MBA Healthcare Student at Strathmore University said, “It has been a wonderful experience to visit India and understand about the Healthcare System here. We thank Strathmore University and Chitkara University for having us on a successful tour. At Chitkara University, we had an opportunity to meet and interact with experts of health system in India. We carry home a fantastic experience.”
About Chitkara University
Chitkara University Head Quarters is based out of Chandigarh in North India which has access to three states and one Union Territory in 20kms radius (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh) with India’s Centres of Excellence in Healthcare in both public and private sectors (PGIMER, Fortis, Max etc.) and Baddi in Himachal Pradesh as Pharmaceutical manufacturing Hub of India which makes the opportunity unique for any International students on learning and experiences.
In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established its Punjab campus 30 kilometres from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”. Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Chitkara University has been founded by Dr. Ashok Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara who have been passionate teachers for more than 40 years now. Chitkara Education brings with it a reputation that has been earned through years of serving the career – needs of the student community. It is a reputation for excellence and innovation among coveted employers for preparing graduates who have the knowledge and skills they need for success in their workplace.
Chitkara University graduates go on to great careers, as they have their hands on the responsive teaching methodology. Students from around the county are attracted to Chitkara University because of their commitment to teaching excellence, because they conduct research that makes a difference, because of their industry partnerships and because of their tailored courses. This difference has been acknowledged by students, parent, alumni, government, and industry since the inception of the university.
Within a decade, most of Chitkara University academic programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country which speaks volumes about their string academic heritage, highly committed faculty, extensive industry collaborations, great international connections, and state of the art campus facilities.