SMART Academy for Healthcare

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra Limited (a Mahindra Group company), inaugurated Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare on Saturday May 14 in the presence of Vineet Nayyar, Vice Chairman; Loveleen Kacker, CEO and other dignitaries.The Academy has been set-up in collaboraton with the Harijan Sewak Sangh-a social development organisation, founded by, Mahatma Gandhi in 1932. The Academy marks a significant milestone in the journey of expanding its employability programme. It will create employment opportunities for young men and women from low-income families in hospitals and  nursing centres across the country. In full capacity the Academy will train 2000 young boys and girls.

 

 

The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy is a step in the direction of expanding the SMART programme. For the first such Academy in Delhi for Allied Health Professionals.

The SMART Academy has been set up to inculcate human values, provide contemporary knowledge and impart high quality skill training, thereby creating employment opportunities to young men and women in Allied Health Services. The training programme of the Academy is a good blend of theory and practice, with an emphasis on the latter. The theory classes are delivered by highly qualified and experienced faculty members and guest experts. The Academy has best of its class infrastructure that includes comfortable classrooms, modern audio-visual equipments including teaching aids, demonstration rooms etc. For practical on-the-job training, the students are affiliated to different healthcare organizations so that their training experience is rich and dynamic.

The academic environment at the Academy is augmented by a well-equipped IT lab, technical laboratories, a well-stocked library and also an ambulance where the students can gain realistic training on managing emergencies. Students are encouraged to discover their aptitude, strengths, and areas of interest. In addition to healthcare-related courses, the students are also trained on communication skills and work readiness to equip them to face the challenges of competitive work environment.

Objectives of SMART Academy for Healthcare

The objective of the Academy is to empower young men and women with the requisite skills and capabilities to pursue a professional career in the health sector. Upon completion of the course, it is expected that the students would achieve the following:
•    Ability to apply knowledge and skills to care for individuals, families and communities;
•    Ability to impart understanding of lifestyle and other related factors that affect health of individuals and groups;
•    Ability to provide care to recuperating, critically ill and terminally ill patients;
•    Develop skills of critical thinking in making decisions in handling difficult situations while caring for patients;
•    Ability to operate new generation medical equipment;
•    Ability to practice within the framework of Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and acceptable standards of practice within legal boundaries;
•    To develop compassion and understanding of respect for life,and for thedignity and rights of patients.

Salient features of the SMART Academy

•    Career oriented courses
•    Participative management and healthy motivating environment
•    High qualified and experienced faculty
•    Rich cultural, recreational and leisure activities
•    Counseling, Training and Placement Assistant
•    Well-equipped Laboratories, Seminar room, Classrooms and Conference hall
•    Well stocked library, a Computer lab and a Cafeteria

 

Courses for the year 2016-17

SL. NO.

COURSES OFFERED

DURATION

STARTING DATE

INTAKE PER BATCH

BATCH-1

BATCH-2

BATCH-3

1

Home Health Aide

6 Months

May 2016

June 2016

Dec 2016

40

2

General Duty Assistant

6 Months

May 2016

June 2016

Dec 2016

40

3

Operating Theater Technician

1 year

Nov 2016

 

 

40

4

Emergency Medical Technician

1 year

Nov 2016

 

 

40