The HIHT University meets recognized standards of excellence in education and has modern facilities to explore, practise, and achieve the highest standards in professional skills. The teaching faculty at the University is as per the requirements of respective statutory councils. The students are groomed to be excellent professionals with moral and ethical values.
The University is presently offering the following programmes:
1. MEDICAL COURSES
The University offers a graduate medical course (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) as well as postgraduate medical courses (Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery and Diplomas). All of these courses are recognized by the Medical Council of India.
The University offers Ph.D programme in the fields of Medical Sciences, Nursing, Behavioral Sciences and Rural Health. The minimum period for the completion of Ph.D. is 3 (three) years (in case of part time 5 years) from the date of registration. The maximum period for completion of the course shall not exceed 5 (five) years (in case of part time 7 years) from the date of registration. The duration of course of Ph.D program shall be counted from the date of the registration of the candidate. Ph.D. Guidelines.
3. PG COURSES
The University offers a Master in Hospital Administration (MHA). The MHA course is a full time two year course which comprise of 4 (four) semesters (six months each). The fourth semester will consist of internship during which student will be deployed at HIHT Hospital on full-time basis for gaining practical knowledge. The annual intake is 20 students each academic year.
4. PARA-MEDICAL COURSES
To meet the current requirement of para-medical staff, the University offers both graduate and postgraduate para-medical courses.
5. CERTIFICATE COURSES
The Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences offers various Diploma & Certificate Courses in order to meet the increasing demand for trained paramedical personnel in various specialty and super-specialty areas in the fields of medicine and surgery.
6. INTERNATIONAL ELECTIVES
The International Electives programme at the University is an “observational experience” for applicants from various countries. Although students are not allowed to directly intervene in patient management, participants in the programme get an opportunity to gather knowledge of tropical diseases and local health problems, with a basic insight into modern and Indian systems of health care.
The duration of the programme is a minimum of four uninterrupted weeks. The applicants are expected to make personal travel plans before and after their elective experience. It is essential for candidates to be proficient in the English language to avoid any communication problems. The University may ask the candidate to produce evidence of proficiency in the Enlgish language.
Applicants need to provide proof of a good academic record from the respective University/College. The applicant should ensure that he/she has taken necessary steps for international travel such as immunization etc. It is advisable for the candidate to have necessary medical insurance coverage.
Accommodation facilities are available for electives candidates, subject to the availability of rooms. Presently the boarding & lodging charges are Rs.30,000/- per month. The charges are subject to change.Only vegetarian meals are served. Transportation is available on a payment basis.
Candidates are required to abide by the rules and regulations of the University. Violation of any of the University’s rules may result in immediate termination of the candidate from the programme.
Research is an integral part of the academic activities of the University. The University provides excellent opportunities for basic and advanced research with adequate infrastructure in the form of laboratories, equipment and animal house to support basic, translational, community-based and clinical research. All departments are actively involved in research activities. The University invites research proposals from all faculty members periodically.
The University supports various extramural and intramural research projects. Financial support is given by the University for intramural research projects. Post Graduate students conduct research work under the supervision of expert faculty members who mentor them for active research work, paper presentation in conferences and workshops.
Special programmes are held for the faculty and Post Graduates to help them plan their research projects. They are trained in legal and ethical issues related to research approval, searches of the resource material and publishing of research work under the guidance of experienced and trained faculty.
The Under Graduate students are also encouraged to participate in various research projects.
The University supports research for international electives by providing ample opportunities for research activities. All such projects by international applicants need to be approved by the University’s Research Committee in addition to the Research Committee of the applicant’s respective University/College. Publications of research work carried out at HIHT University needs to be approved by the University.
To follow the guidelines framed by various authorities, the University has various committees such as Institutional Research Committee, Animal Ethics Committee and Institutional Ethics Committee. These committees meet regularly to facilitate research activities of the University. The Animal Ethics Committee ensures ethical and humane treatment of animals. The Institutional Ethics Committee ensures that:
- The rights and welfare of human subjects are of paramount importance.
- The highest standards of ethical conduct are employed in all research including human subjects.
- Research investigators are properly trained in the ethical and regulatory aspects of research with human subjects.
The research oriented faculty at the University publishes numerous papers each year in various national and international journals. Special financial incentives are provided to the faculty for national and international publication and the ‘Best Researcher’ award is also given each year.
Ongoing Extramural Research Projects
Intramural Research Projects completed
Thesis Projects Completed in 2011
The Himalayan Institute Hospital is a state-of-art teaching hospital established in 1994. It is a 750 bedded multi-specialty hospital with bed occupancy of almost 80% throughout the year. Hospital has facilities for outpatient, inpatient and emergency services.
1. Out Patient Department (OPD)
2. In patient facilities (IPD)
3. Trauma & Emergency services
4. Investigative & Diagnostic facilities
5. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) & Operation Theatre (OT)
6. Blood Bank
7. Dialysis Unit
8. Medicine and Allied Facilities
9. Surgery and Allied facilities
10. Super specialty facilities
- Cardiac sciences
- Nuclear medicine(Radiotherapy)
- Plastic Surgery
- Pediatric surgery
11. Alternative System of Medicine
12. Mobile Hospital & Outreach Activities
13. Other Patient care facilities
- Ambulance Services
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Rehabilitative Facilities
- Integrated Counseling & testing center (ICTC)
- Accommodation facilities
The Sewa Project is a mission of expanding the hospital services to the poor by not only discounting hospital services but also providing completely free treatment including investigations, surgery, consumables and disposables, medicines and food. In order to realize Swami Rama’s dream, the hospital has a Poor Patient Fund that helps in sustaining the Sewa Project.
The Smile Train
The Plastic Surgery department at the Himalayan Institute Hospital, in partnership with the Smile Train Organization, is providing free treatment since July 2004 for children with Cleft Lips and Cleft Palates. The department has treated more than 4500 children so far through this project and has brought a brilliant smile to innocent faces. The smile train organization has sponsored a custom-designed Tata Nano car for the Plastic surgery Department, Himalayan Institute. The car is used to increase general awareness about cleft lip and cleft palate cases, so that more and more people come forward for the treatment of such cases.
The ORBIS International Project was initiated by the Department of Ophthalmology at HIHT University through the Paediatric Ophthalmic Unit. The project helps in early detection of ocular diseases for minimizing ocular morbidity, eliminating avoidable blindness and rehabilitation of the incurable blind in the State of Uttarakhand. Other activities include the training of both clinical and non-clinical staff in predominantly rural areas. These individuals can then diagnose and treat eye problems on their own, minimizing the need for referrals. The project focuses on childhood blindness, corneal blindness and eye banking, eye health financing, and enhancement of management skills at the ophthalmology department as a part of “Vision 2020″ plan of action for India.
Mobile Hospital & Health Camps
To supplement the existing public health facilities in the state of Uttarakhand and other surrounding regions, the University is providing minimum basic primary health care services to the community living in difficult to reach areas. The University has been effectively implementing an outreach delivery project sponsored by the Directorate of Science and Technology (DST) through Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) with a mobile clinic that follows a ‘fixed day’, ‘fixed time’ and ‘fixed place’ schedule to provide health care services in remote areas and poorly served locations across the six districts of Uttarakhand (out of a total of 13 districts in the state). HIHT, as a Mother NGO, provides health services at the door step through camps and free OPD services. It also has two fully equipped Mobile Health Vans to cater to the unserved/underserved areas of the districts of Pauri and Dehradun.
Health camps are organized with collaborative efforts of various departments like Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT, etc.