The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare in Mohali was launched following the success of the first Academy in New Delhi. Modelled along the lines of the Academy in New Delhi, SMART Academy in Mohali aims at setting a standard of excellence in the training of paramedical professionals.

The Academy operates from a spacious three storey building, with modern classrooms, fully equipped laboratories, computer facilities and a rooftop terrace cafeteria. The laboratories resemble hospital wards to ensure that students learn in work-like settings. The Academy has a Basic Skills lab, equipped with medical mannequins on which students can practice CPR, tube feeding, inserting IV drips, giving injections and more. Additionally, it has an autoclave and sterilisation station. The operation theatre lab is outfitted with actual hospital equipment. Similarly the dialysis lab has both B Braun and Fresinius machines, and a dialyser.

A dedicated placement team ensures that graduating students are linked with leading hospitals in Chandigarh.



The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Mohali is committed to delivering top quality training to all our allied healthcare students. Healthcare is a booming sector and with the growth of medical tourism, our courses aim at filling the growing demand for highly skilled, and polished paramedical professionals. Through strong industry linkages, we plan to keep our courses up to date with the latest practices in healthcare, and give our students a great start to their careers. We want to raise the bar for paramedical training! – Reeva Paul Gupta, Director, Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Mohali


Dr. Loveleen Kacker, CEO, Tech Mahindra Foundation
Executive Chairperson of the Managing Committee

Dr. Kacker, a former IAS officer, has been at the helm of Tech Mahindra Foundation since 2012. Under her visionary leadership, the Foundation has put into place its flagship employability programme SMART (Skills for Market Training) and launched the SMART Academies.

Lt. Gen. N.S. Ghei, PVSM (Retd.)

Lieutenant General Navkiran Singh Ghei, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and ADC was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1977. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, Army War College, Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College.

Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Professor & Head, Dept. of Hospital Administration & Medical Superintendent, PGIMER, Chandigarh

 Prof. Gupta has nearly 40 years experience in the medical field. In addition to holding an MBBS and a Master in Hospital Administration, he has held several prominent fellowships in India and abroad and is consulted by organisations such as the WHO. He has also held senior positions at AIIMS, New Delhi among other institutions over the course of his illustrious career.

Ashish Bhatia, COO (North and East)
Fortis Healthcare India

Ashish Bhatia currently holds the position of COO (North and East) with Fortis Healthcare India. He handles the overall operations of all hospitals of Fortis in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal. Mr. Bhatia brings with him a rich and varied experience of over 34 years. He also contributes actively to shaping the CSR projects of the Fortis group.

Dr. Ashwani K. Chaudhary, Medical Superintendent, 
Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana

Dr. Ashwani K. Chaudhary is a professor specialising in cardiac anaesthetics and is a medical superintendent at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

Dr. Anurag Sharma, Founder, Ojas Hospital

Dr. Sharma is the Director, Department of Cardiology at the ACE Heart and Vascular Institute, Mohali and the founder of Ojas Hospital. He has previously held the role of Director, Cardiology at Max Hospital and completed his specialisation in cardiology from PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Chetan Kapoor, COO, Tech Mahindra Foundation
Member of the Managing Committee

Chetan Kapoor has worked extensively over the past two decades to enhance the quality of education in classrooms and skill development programmes. He has been a trusted consultant for educational projects across the country.

Col. Dr. Arun K. Datta, Director, 
Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, New Delhi

After over 25 years in the Indian Army, Dr. Datta took voluntary retirement and has since worked as a consultant in hospital and healthcare management, specialising in commissioning healthcare facilities and providing quality training to paramedical professionals.

Reeva Paul Gupta, Director, 
Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Mohali

An MBA from Panjab University, Reeva Paul Gupta has worked as a manager at INSCOL Healthcare and a lecturer at Panjab University prior to taking up her position as Director of the SMART Academy in Mohali.