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Interaction with GIM PGDM-Healthcare Management alumnus: Ashutosh Pandey

Interaction with GIM PGDM-Healthcare Management alumnus: Ashutosh Pandey

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jan 19, 2023 03:26 PM IST | #GIM Goa

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) was established in 1993, It is situated in the Union Territory (UT) of Goa and is a standalone institute. GMI is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The PGDM and PGDM- Healthcare Management programmes at GIM are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). GIM is accredited by SAQS and is a member of the AACSB. GIM scholarships are offered to meritorious and eligible students. In NIRF 2021 ranking, GIM bagged the 35th spot with a score of 52.75 in the management category.

Interaction with GIM PGDM-Healthcare Management alumnus: Ashutosh Pandey
Interaction with GIM PGDM-Healthcare Management alumnus: Ashutosh Pandey

Careers360 brings you an interview with Ashutosh Pandey, Alumnus Goa Institute of Management. He completed his PGDM-Healthcare Management from Goa Institute of Management. He is a 2019-21 batch passout. In this interview, Ashutosh shares his experience at GIM. What was the student life like inside the institute? How did he choose the PGDM-HCM programme at GIM? And other important things from a students perspective about Goa Institute of Management. To know more about GIM Goa read the full interview of Ashutosh Pandey with Careers360.

Careers360. Tell us about yourself briefly.

Ashutosh Pandey. My name is Ashutosh Pandey. I was a 2019-21 batch HCM student. I did my graduation in Computer Science Engineering and am currently working as an Data analyst with Optum in their Life Sciences team. I have previously worked in Infosys, Vidal Health, and Medikabazar in their business analytics, process optimization, and inside sales divisions.

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Careers360. Were you always intrigued about the Healthcare Management field or did something else made you choose it?

Ashutosh Pandey. I was always passionate about healthcare management. During my graduation itself, I could see the tremendous growth of the sector, the demand-supply gap for healthcare managers, and unlimited opportunities across the healthcare sector. Also, in my family, most of the members are serving in the healthcare industry and I have seen them touching the lives of people every day. Also, I was passionate about healthcare data analytics and the GIM HCM programme had it in the curriculum. So, it was an obvious choice for me.

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Careers360. How was your journey as a Healthcare Management student at GIM?

Ashutosh Pandey. It's been a memorable journey. I still remember the first day of college, wandering hither and thither, surrounded by strangers. But now when I look back, I can safely say that those were the best two years of my life, and choosing the GIM HCM programme was the best decision I could take. From meeting excellent faculties whose thought processes and teachings will stay with me forever to being with my peers who taught me to think beyond books and who also became friends for a lifetime. I had a wonderful MBA experience. On the personal front, I've become quite self-reflective and am motivated to constantly improve myself, as I could always apply all that I have learned in college to my practical life.

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Careers360. What were the parameters you looked for while selecting the PGDM (Healthcare Management) programme at GIM?

Ashutosh Pandey. The parameters I looked for while selecting the PGDM (Healthcare Management) programme at GIM are as follows:

Experiential learning & Innovative ways of teaching: Through Know your healthcare provider students go to hospitals, pharmaceutical plants, and laboratories where they work on live projects where they implement all that they learn in class. The curriculum of the GIM HCM programme is designed in such a way that it helps students to equip themselves not only with core competencies but also soft skills. Students are aware of the current developments in the field nationally and internationally. All the topics are covered with case-based discussions which not only push you to solve real-life business problems but also allow you to present yourself. We have a unique service-learning program known as Give Goa Health.

Placements: Constant increase in the average package and the set of companies visiting campus for opportunities is just amazing. You get to choose the domain and companies you wish to go for.

Integrated programme: One programme could give me integrated exposure to knowledge across all domains of healthcare be it public health, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare IT, healthcare financing, etc.

Qualified Faculty: Most of the faculties along with teaching are also involved in research in consulting in partnership with organizations like the World Health Organization, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health Department of various states, and corporates like Johnson & Johnson, etc. They come from top colleges and have an amazing set of relevant experience in their respective fields.

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Careers360. What have been your key learnings from your college days in your journey so far?

Ashutosh Pandey. My experience in GIM has been monumental and eye-opening. I learned, college isn't only about taking classes, studying, and earning grades; it's more about the experiences, opportunities, networks, and lessons learned along the way. Through group projects, student committees, leadership opportunities, and internships, our 2 years in college were a prime opportunity for us to show the world, and more importantly to ourselves, who are we, what we stand for, and how we can bring value to any community that we are a part of, I was the part of placement committee in the first year which pushed me to constantly get out of my comfort zone, learn new skills, and discover myself. I've learned a lot in this journey, a lot more than I had ever even imagined.

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Careers360. Share a few good memories from your college days.

Ashutosh Pandey. There are many good memories. Be it Razzmatazz parties, KYHP lunches, midnight coffee breaks, hostel parties, all the events in the college, and a lot more. One specific would be the Lohri Dance, I had never danced before on stage. The preparation for the dance and the event taught me a lot of things about life and how we can break our own created paradigms.

Careers360. Did GIM assist in industrial visits and internships during the PGDM in Healthcare Management course? Were there any such activities you participated in and how did they help/ enrich your journey so far?

Ashutosh Pandey. Faculties were our backbone during internships, corporate projects, and industrial visits. Since, I had done multiple internships so I would always reach out for guidance, help and direction. They would guide us as a great mentor and an amazing friend. They would also help in reviewing the work and would provide genuine feedback because of which the industry would always want to come back to GIM for recruitment and give pre-placement offers as well.

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Careers360. As we know there are regular technical advancements in the Healthcare industry. What is your opinion regarding this, should one constantly update himself/ herself with the latest trends and technologies to ensure good career growth?

Ashutosh Pandey. It’s very important to keep oneself updated with the latest trends and technologies. With the changing world, it’s important to keep pace with the changing technologies, recent happenings, and advancements. It will not only help you to have a perspective about the industry but also will help you to come out as a better-informed individual which will help you to become a subject matter expert in the long run. You can always read healthcare news, and magazines, join discussion forums, and attend conferences to keep yourself informed.

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Careers360. What is your suggestion for future aspirants who want to join PGDM in Healthcare Management?

Ashutosh Pandey. For aspirants willing to join PGDM-Healthcare Management I would suggest that you do your research thoroughly and before joining the programme look at the course parameters through various lenses. Look at the curriculum, faculty, placements, and peer group, and talk to alumni to get a better view of the program. During the programme, think beyond boundaries and push yourself to be a better version of yourself every single day. The programme has a lot to offer including educational as well as co-curricular activities which help in personality development. Students should take part in such activities to boost their team-building skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and communication skills. Always keep an eye on the most recent happenings in the healthcare world. Lastly, Students should always interact with their peers who bring a diverse range of skills and professional experience to the classroom, and this will help them a lot as they have a practical understanding of the business world and they can learn from their experiences.

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The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is a private business school in North Goa, India. It was founded in 1993 by Jesuit priest Romuald D'Souza.

GIM offers six programs, including:

  1. PGDM: Full-time program
  2. HCM: Healthcare Management
  3. BDA: Big Data Analytics
  4. BIFS: Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
  5. IDA: International Double Degree
  6. PGDM (MBA): A two-year, fully residential program

GIM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and GSBN. It is also approved by the AICTE and accredited by the NBA and SAQS. In 2023, NIRF Ranking ranked GIM Goa 36th in the "Management" category.

GIM's alumni are connected to many leading companies, including Fortune 500 enterprises. Final year students can manage a placement with the mentorship of the Placement Director to map out opportunities in prestigious companies.

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T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) is a private business school in Manipal, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1980 and is known for its management excellence.

TAPMI offers full-time MBA programs in various specializations, including:

General, Marketing, HRM, BKFS, MBA - BFKS, MBA - HRM, MBA - Marketing/ MBA (International Business).

TAPMI is recognized by the AICTE and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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Correct Answer: IKMG

Solution : Given:

To fill the series we have to divide the series – G_KM / I_MG / K_GI / M_IK
Let's check each option –
First option: IIKK; GIKM / IIMG / KKGI / MKIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Second option: MGIK; GMKM / IGMG / KIGI / MKIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Third option: GGMI; GGKM / IGMG / KMGI / MIIK (No repeated pattern has been found.)
Fourth option: IKMG; GIKM / IKMG / KMGI / MGIK (At each step, the second letter shifts to the first position, the third letter shifts to the second position, the fourth letter shifts to the third position and the first letter shifts to the fourth position.)

So, the series becomes GIKMIKMGKMGIMGIK. Hence, the fourth option is correct.


With your CAT percentile and work experience in the telecom industry, you have a good chance of getting admission to some reputed MBA/PGDM colleges. While I do not have access to specific admission criteria for each college, I can provide some general guidance. GIM Goa, or Goa Institute of Management, is a well-regarded B-school. Your CAT percentile and work experience make you a competitive candidate for admission. However, admission decisions also depend on various other factors like academic records, extracurricular activities, and performance in the selection process, which includes group discussions and personal interviews.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Dear Aspirant,

If the last date to fill the form has passed, then you can’t fill it now. You could go for some other college or wait till next year’s admission process begins.

Hi Aryan,

Hope You are doing well !

To answer your query, GIM PGDM would be the best option, though all the institutes are really good, but GIM has better exposure and better placements in comparison to IMT and FORE.

Below is the placement statistics given for your reference.


Statistics (2021)

Statistics (2022)

Highest package

INR 25.60 LPA

INR 27.83 LPA

Average package

INR 10.71 LPA

INR 12.14 LPA

Top 20 average package

INR 16.65 LPA

INR 19.19 LPA

Top 50 average package

INR 14.43 LPA

INR 16.79 LPA

Top 100 average package

INR 12.67 LPA

INR 14.52 LPA

Top 200 average package


INR 12.65 LPA

Hope my answer was helpful.

Thank You.

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