ABOUT THE ACADEMY
Launched in May 2016, the Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, New Delhi, is a state-of-the-art paramedical training institute in New Delhi, established as a CSR initiative of Tech Mahindra Foundation. It aims at creating a cadre of well qualified, trained healthcare professionals by providing high quality innovative and interactive training to young men and women. The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare has been set-up in collaboration with Harijan Sevak Sangh – a social development organisation, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 at Kingsway Camp, New Delhi.
The Academy trains professionals through a number of paramedical diploma courses and certificate courses. Well-equipped laboratories, highly qualified healthcare professionals, on-job trainings in leading hospitals along with an array of extra-curricular activities among verdant greenery have created a world class institution. The Academy lays the foundation of life-long learning as a powerful way to tap into potential employment opportunities for youth in search of professional skilling opportunities. Continuous upgradation, self-improvement and strong processes are part of the Academy’s core philosophy.
ABOUT HARIJAN SEVAK SANGH
The All India Harijan Sevak Sangh is an independent national level non-profit voluntary organisation with branches in 26 States. HSS is headquartered at Kingsway Camp in Delhi and was set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 to remove untouchability in society and to provide skilling opportunities to the lesser privileged. Both Gandhiji and Kasturba Gandhi stayed at what is now affectionately called the ‘Kasturba Kutir’ situated within the campus. The Gandhi Ashram has been declared as a Gandhian Heritage site by the Government of India.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Delhi, in partnership with the Harijan Sevak Sangh, is the fulfillment of a long cherished dream held by Mahatma Gandhi himself. Hands-on learning on actual hospital equipment, exposure visits, on-job training in leading hospitals and excellent faculty are what makes the Academy stand out. We want our graduates to make a seamless entry into the healthcare industry, helped by our dedicated placement team and workplace counselling.. – Col. Dr. Arun K. Datta, Director, Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, Delhi
The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare, New Delhi is the result of a partnership between Tech Mahindra Foundation and the Harijan Sevak Sangh. The Managing Committee is drawn from the senior leadership of both organisations along with leading figures from the medical fraternity.
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.
Sankar Kumar Sanyal, President, Harijan Sevak Sangh
Chairman of the Managing Committee
Shri. Sankar Kumar Sanyal is the President of the Harijan Sevak Sangh. His many years of dedicated service to society and missions to promote the values of Mahatma Gandhi have been well-recognised both nationally and at an international level.
Laxmi Dass, Vice President, Harijan Sevak Sangh
Vice Chairman of the Managing Committee
Shri. Laxmi Dass held the office of Chairman Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Govt. of India, prior to becoming an office bearer of the Harijan Sevak Sangh, and has worked for the uplift of farmers for several years.
Asha Das, Former Secretary, Government of India
Member of the Managing Committee
Dr. Asha Das brings with her nearly 40 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service, particularly in the domains of social welfare and human development. Along with her extensive experience in policy making, she is also on the advisory boards of prominent organisations.
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.