The PhD program broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in three broad thrust areas of IIHMR that include i) public health/health systems, ii) pharmaceutical management and iii) development studies. The overarching purpose of the program is to create a cadre of researchers who are well equipped with necessary skills to undertake evidence-based policy research on issues of contemporary significance related to these areas, with the larger goal of promoting sustainable human development.
More specific objectives of the Ph. D program are: Building research capacity to strengthen health, pharma, rural and in the mandated disciplines of the University developing a cadre of outstanding academics and management professionals for higher level health, pharmaceutical and development studies teaching and research in postgraduate institutions and universities, health care industry, and Government and consulting organizations.
The program is designed to enable the students
To enhance the research competency and skills of postgraduates, researchers, academicians, teachers and mid-career professionals in private and Government health sectors in policy and program management research in the health and other sectors.