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Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

Since its inception in 2004, IHMR-B has voyaged a series of research projects, studies and developments in the fields of health and hospital management, monitoring and evaluation, policy development, implementation/action research, demographic and health surveys and quality accreditation of hospitals. The thrust areas where IIHMR-B has proved its mettle include PPP evaluation, evaluation of national health programmes, health sector reforms, NABH/ISO certifications/Accreditations, maternal, child & adolescent health, etc. IHMR Bangalore has constituted a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on January 23rd, 2015, to serve as a forum to discuss issues in the direction of development of the research potential and capability and to support in promoting and coordinating research work at IHMR Bangalore.

The objectives of the Committee are:

  • To review research activities of the Institute
  • Promoting and coordinating research capabilities of IIHMR Bangalore
  • Provide strategic guidance for high level research
  • To streamline the process of developing research proposals and to establish mechanisms for coordinating research at different levels
  • To facilitate communication and advocacies bound on the research out

Members of the Committee


Dr G Giridhar Governing Board Member, IIHMR Bangalore & former director IIHMR Jaipur


Dr G S Suryaprakash Project Director, Bhoruka Charitable Trust (BCT), Bangalore
Dr Nutan jain Professor, IIHMR Jaipur
Mr Sunil Kumar C N Sr. V P-Strategy and Planning, Narayana Health City, Bangalore
Dr G K Karanth National Fellow, ICSSR
Dr Usha Manjunath Director, IIHMR Bangalore
Dr. Sarala R Assistant Professor, IIHMR Bangalore
Dr Veena R Assistant Professor, IIHMR Bangalore


First research advisory committee meeting at IIHMR Bangalore was held on January 27th, 2015, with the agenda to identify four key areas/strengths of research team at IIHMR Bangalore, to discuss the market requirements in research field and matching those requirements with Institute’s strengths, to devise the strategy to give exposure of departmental research to students as part of their academic curriculum, to discuss about formation of Institute level IRB and ethics committee at IIHMR Bangalore. Besides that, identify an expert to conduct a FDP in the Institute for proposal writing was also one of the agendas.