Pravara Summer School

Worcester health students depart for 4-week programme in India.

A group of seven students from the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Allied Health and Community have recently left for India, where they are undertaking a 4-week intensive summer programme hosted by Pravara Institute of Medical Science in Loni (Maharashtra state).

This summer school will take the students on a journey into Social Health and Rural Development from the Indian perspective. Students will gain invaluable insights on Medical & Health Sciences Education System and Alternative Systems of Medicine such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy and Tribal Medicine. They will also have the opportunity to visit Primary Health Care Centres in rural and tribal areas around the town of Loni and learn how healthcare can be delivered effectively to remote areas with little infrastructures.

At the end of the programme, students will be awarded with a certificate in Social Health and Development.

The students were presented with a gift and flowers from PMI Vice Chancellor Dr. V.N. Magare (middle) after a celebratory dinner hosted by the International Department.

One of the students participating in the programme has opened a blog to document her experience. You can follow her adventures here: Home | India: Nursing Summer School Experience (

The programme is funded through the Turing scheme and supported by the University’s International Experience team.

It is hoped Pravara will offer the same course again next year.  More information will be shared in due course.

Queries can be directed to International Mobility Coordinator, Cristina Muradore by emailing:

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