Director, SCHC

Name: Dr. Alaka Chandak

Qualification: B.A.M.S., PGDBA-HRM, PhD.

Designation: Director

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Multi site healthcare operations at educational institutes.
  • Health Insurance Programme management. Strategic planning & management.
  • Financial planning & management.
  • System analyst: Process & policy-driven approach
  • Strategic financial management of Health Centre & Conferences with successful budgeting
  • Ability to identify & solve problem and decision making skills
  • Established managed Healthcare model for students
  • Introduced and successfully implemented the use of IT in healthcare
  • Established strategy for growth of the Distance Education Program in Healthcare
  • Excellent planning, assessing, evaluating & communication skills

  • Current Profile: Dr. Alaka Chandak is a healthcare professional with 27 years of experience & is committed to pursue excellence in innovative ways and creating a model for accessible and affordable healthcare for the student community. Trained as a medical graduate, post graduate diploma holder in business administration & specialization in Human resource management, she was awarded PhD under Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences in ‘Student Health Insurance Program’ by Symbiosis International University.

    Dr. Alaka is on a mission of providing preventive, promotive & curative healthcare services for students & staff members of Symbiosis since 19 years and currently serving as Director of Symbiosis Centre of Health Care. She has played a significant role in designing, introducing & implementing a system for ‘Health Insurance Program’ for staff & students, use of IT in healthcare for effective use of Electronic Health Records (EHR), skill based training & development program for healthcare professionals of health Centre, & community outreach services like Blood Donation Drive , Medical aid to pilgrims of Pandharpur Wari. She has national and international research publications to her credit. She is a member of National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) & American College Health Association (ACHA), USA & Pacific Coast College Health Association (PCCHA), USA

    Research Publications

    1. ‘Effect of Gym activity on students and staff of Symbiosis International University’ (2011) In: National Congress on Physical activity fitness and health Proceedings Organized by: Department of physical education, University of Pune – 411007, Maharashtra, India On: 11th and 12th March 2011 Publishers: Excel India Publisher

    2. ‘Use & outcome of Electronic Health Record for health insurance _ an experience of Symbiosis Centre of Health Care’ International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2012, ISSN 2229-5518.

    3. ‘Knowledge & impact about health insurance among students at Symbiosis International University-A pilot study’ International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2012, ISSN 2229-5518.

    4. ‘Sero-surveillance to assess rubella susceptibility and assessment of immunogenicity and reactogenicity of rubella vaccine in Indian girls aged 18-24 years.’ Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics’, October 2014, Volume 10, Issue 10, ISSN: 2164-554X ; Impact Factor (IF) 2012: 3.136

    5. ‘Students’ perception of health checkup program: a case study / experience of an Indian university’, SYMHEALTH 2017 (Page no. 106-107) & poster presentation.

    6. ‘Trends in Students’ Outlook for Annual Health Checkup at an Indian University’, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development 29 December, 2017, Volume 8, Issue 4, ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.

    7. ‘The Effectiveness of use of Electronic Medical Record System at University Health Centre’ Journal of Public Health Research & Development July, 2019, Volume 10, Issue 7, ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.

    8. Perception and Practices of Voluntary Blood Donation Amongst Students of Higher Educational Institutes in India. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2019;18(3):6. Available at URL:

    9. Adoption and Use of ‘Symbicare’ Application amongst Students at an Indian University, International Journal of Modern Agriculture, October 2020, Volume 9, Issue 3,ISSN:2305-7246

    10. Emerging Challenges in the Health Systems of Kerala, India: Qualitative Analysis of a Literature Review, Journal of Health Research, February 2021, ISSN: 2586-940X