Manipal 10th May 2022: To promote the culture of innovation and orient towards start-ups among students, a two-day event on 'A Walkthrough Of Hospital Model For Non-Clinical Services' was organized by Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Programme, Prasanna School of Public
Health, recently in MAHE, Manipal.
Year 2022 has been marked as the Year of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at MAHE in-line with the
National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019, by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. This initiative
was organised keeping in line with the agenda of encouraging students to develop entrepreneurial
Teams comprising of 62 students from MHA Programme, Prasanna School of Public Health showcased innovative 3D models of hospitals including eye care, ortho-care, rehabilitation,
multispecialty, mother & childcare, renal care, and cardiac care to explore the various services
specific to hospitals. Through this initiative the students had the opportunity to develop confidence
in establishing functional relationships and layout of various departments in the hospitals
The 12 developed models by the students had visited and appreciated by several visitors, including
administrative heads of various hospitals across Udupi- Manipal and MHA student groups from
Mangalore. This initiative was coordinated and mentored by Dr. Usha Rani, faculty under Dr. Somu
G, coordinator- MHA Programme, PSPH, MAHE.
Dr Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences), MAHE said “We are extremely glad to
see such enthusiastic participation of all teams from MHA programme in this event.
MAHE has always strived to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship amongst its students. Events like these
provide the students a platform to showcase their talent and innovative thinking, which is an
extremely crucial aspect in the healthcare industry”
Speaking about the event Dr. Asha Kamath, Associate Director, Prasanna School of Public Health
said “This initiative would build a strong ecosystem for students to think and bring innovative designs
keeping in mind the needs of patients and would inspire, engage our students towards entrepreneurship”