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Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, one of America's leading Universities, today announced the launch of India's first Masters Programme in Health and Hospital Administration in association with Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust (KMCRET), a Coimbatore based organization focusing on education, training and research. With the objective to shape students into highly qualified managers and administrators, in the health and hospital domain Saint Joseph's University will offer a postgraduate degree in Health and Hospital Administration at a competitive tuition cost of Rs. 4,34,000/-. This tuition cost does not include travel, boarding and lodging cost in U.S.A. and Coimbatore.

"Globally, the healthcare industry is estimated at $3 trillion and the demand for quality healthcare in India is expected to increase at a rapid annual rate of 13 per cent. Given this need for qualified administrators in the healthcare industry, we have partnered with KMCRET to offer our reputed MS in Health and Hospital Administration to Indian students. The programme is both scientifically designed and internationally oriented," commented Ms. Susan Kassab, Director of Admissions, Saint Joseph's University on the launch of the programme.

The eighteen-month Masters programme proposed by Saint Joseph's University to bridge the need gap of the Indian healthcare scenario, offers a host of courses such as Health Care Organization, Managed Health Care and Health Services Research. The faculty of Saint Joseph's University will teach six of the above courses. The University's Program Director, Dr. Newhouse, an expert in healthcare education, will conduct an intensive faculty development programme for the KMCRET faculty, which will equip the latter to teach the rest of the six courses. The programme is unique because it provides students with the expert guidance of locally based KMCRET faculty as well as SJU's international faculty.

States Dr. Nalla G Palaniswami, Chairman and Managing Director, KMCRET, "It is our privilege to be the first Indian institution to be associated with Saint Joseph's University, one of the top universities in U.S.A. KMCRET offers the advantage of a multi-disciplinary, super specialty corporate hospital that will serve as a good training ground with intensive, hands-on practical experience for the students of this programme."

The courses are designed for students with a Bachelor of Science or a Professional degree in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Engineering, with a minimum of 60% marks and above. As part of the programme, students will travel in summer to Saint Joseph's University's campus in Philadelphia, to study for twelve weeks intensively; undertaking courses in Health and Hospital Administration and observational trips with practical training at leading hospitals in the U.S.A.

The programme will commence on 4 July 2005, application forms and prospectus will be available from 21 March 2005.

About Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, U.S.A
Founded in Philadelphia by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University is home to 3,500 full-time undergraduates and 3,000 graduate, executive and non-traditional students. It is one of just 142 schools nationwide with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation. U.S. New and World Report continually ranks Saint Joseph's among "America's Best Colleges," and "top 15 regional universities in the Northeast". Barron's Profiles of American Colleges rates Saint Joseph's "very competitive" among college and universities nationwide. Saint Joseph's challenges its students to exceed their highest ambitions, fosters the mature development of values and deepens a desire to help shape the world.

About Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust
The Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust is a non-profit charitable organization established with the objective of providing education, training and research facilities. The trust also offers graduate and postgraduate paramedical courses in physiotherapy and nursing, pharmacy and occupational therapy. The corporate hospital under the trust, Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, is a 50-crore, 350-bed multi-disciplinary super-specialty hospital located in Coimbatore. It is recognized by the National Board of Examinations for training DNB candidates in advanced surgical procedures and by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh to train AFRCS candidates. The hospital is a standing example of successful corporate hospital in the health care sector in India.

Ruchika Vermani Austin PM
IPAN India Representative Ph: 28207005 Ed Business Service E-mail: Pvt. Ltd . Ph: 52138353/ 4

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