After having incorporated as a research University by the State Government, the IIHMR University submitted relevant information before the University Grants Commission (hereinafter referred as the UGC) on November 11, 2014 for getting its norms and standards ascertained which have been prescribed for the private Universities. The UGC constituted a Committee of experts to visit the University for carrying out on the spot assessment of fulfillment of criteria in terms of programmes, faculty, infrastructural facilities, financial viability etc. as laid down by the UGC and other statutory bodies. The Committee of experts included four representatives from the All India Council of Technical Education (hereinafter referred as AICTE). The Committee visited the campus of the University on April 17-18, 2015 and submitted its report to the UGC. The University fulfills the standards as prescribed in the UGC (Establishment of and Maintenance of Standards in Private Universities) Regulation, 2003.
Having being satisfied by the Expert Committee Report and compliance made by the University, the UGC issued its letter of approval on October 13, 2015 to the University and the IIHMR University has been exhibited as a state private University established under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 1956 on the UGC website. In this way the U1iversity bears the competent approval of the UGC as a private research university established by the State Government.
The genesis of the IIHMR University dates back to October 5, 1984 when its sponsoring body, the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) was established and registered as a nonprofit Society'under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958. The Institute was established with a mission of improvement in standards of health through better management of health care and related programmes through management research, educatbn, training, consultation and institutional networking in a national and global perspective. IIHMR successfully created and established a new discipline of health management in the country, and over last 30 years IIHMR has established ttself as a unique research, education and training organization in India and South- East Asian Region. After having pursued the cause of management research, academics and capacity building exclusively in the health sector for about three decades,
The IIHMR, the sponsoring body submitted a proposal before the State Government for incorporating the IIHMR to a research and postgraduate University. The Government got the proposal enquired by a Committee consisting of Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan, Director, College Education, Rajasthan, Jaipur; Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Superintendent, Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur and Dean, Facultyof Commerce, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. After having obtained report from the Committee the State Govemmert found it appropriate to incorporate the IIHMR as a research University. As it has transitioned to a University, its focuswill be inclusive and will have diversity in its activities.
The University is engaged in policy issues, programme planning and management and capacity building in health and other areas. It undertakes postgraduate academic courses, research, training and consulting activities in the following areas:
- Primary Health Care
- Health and Hospital Management
- Pharmaceutical Management and Rural Development
- Population and Reproductive Health and Evaluation
- Health Economics and Finance
- NGO Management and Networking
- Programme Management
- Management Research, Education and Training
- Management Trainings for Health, Pharmaceutical, Rural and Social Sectors
- Networking and Institutional Capacity Development
- Project Management
- Operations Research and Evaluation
- Economic and Financial Analysis
- Survey Research
- Social Assessment
- Quality Assurance
- Health and social Sector Reforms
- Programme Evaluation