Thiruvananthapuram: Foraying into healthcare education, mini-ratna public sector undertaking and leading condom manufacturer HLL Lifecare Ltd has tied up with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to commence two courses in clinical engineering and management.
HLL said it decided to enter the education sector at a time when country is short of qualified professionals in the healthcare management sector.
The company has floated a new wing named HLL Academy to launch the two courses: Post Graduate Diploma Course in Clinical Engineering and Management (PGDCEM) and Post Diploma Course in Clinical Engineering and Management (PDCEM).
The courses will begin from January 2012.
The programmes, having two semesters of six months each, will be held in distance education mode with contact classes. The curriculum has been designed to fulfil the requirements of healthcare institutions, procurement service agencies and equipment manufacturers.