The Department of Science and Technology of the Govt. of India has recognized the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (Also known as SCTIMST TRIVANDRUM) as an institute of national importance by an Act of Parliament when it was provided the status of a University in 1980. Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Science courses includes only PG courses such as M.Tech, Diploma, PG Diploma, MD, etc. The students, who have secured a minimum of 60% in their UG or PG exams can choose from a variety of masters’ and doctorate courses in the medical field and apply online for admission to the institute. The application mode of the college remains online and the applications are required to apply for the admission through the official website of the college.
|Established | Type||1976 | Public|
|Approved By||UGC and MCI|
|Mode of Education||Full time|
|Courses Offered||7 courses across 2 streams|
|Popular Courses||DM, MCh.|
|Admission Criteria||Entrance exam followed by an interview round|
|Facilities Available||Library, a good variety of lab facilities, an air-conditioned auditorium with Internet facility, Clinical engineering, and Imaging services, Equipped computer labs|
SCTIMST offers 7 courses, post-graduation courses, post-doctoral courses, PG diploma, diploma, and an advanced certificate course along with three other special courses.
|Courses||Eligibility Criteria||Duration (Years)|
|MPH||Medical graduates (MBBS), Dental graduates (BDS) B.Tech or BE (Any Branch) and graduates of four-year degree programs or students with a postgraduate degree.||2|
|DM||M.D. from a recognized Indian university recognized by MCI (Subject requirements vary from course to course)||3|
|M.Ch.||MS or MBBS from an Indian university recognized by MCI (depending on the course)||3|
|MD||MBBS or equivalent degree from a recognized university.||3|
|M.Phil (Biomedical Technology)||Postgraduate in Biological/ Chemical/ Physical Sciences with a minimum of 60% marks.||1|
|M.Tech (Clinical Engineering)||A four-year course, based on GATE subject and score. (BE or B.Tech.)||2.5|
|Ph.D. (Biomedical Devices and Technology)||Masters’ in the field of engineering with a minimum of 60% marks||5|
|PG Diploma||B.Sc. degree of any recognized university in India along with aggregate marks of at least 60%.||1-2|
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SCTIMST provides admission to students to Post-doctoral, Ph.D./ Master’s, Diplomas, PG Diplomas, and Advanced Certificate courses through an application form that is released on the institute’s official website.
The form is to be submitted online and the non-refundable payment for the form is done online as well. Selection is done on the basis of a written exam and an interview. Keep in mind that you check and match all eligibility criteria before applying for any course.
The Institute has been divided into three wings, namely, a biomedical technology wing, a tertiary referral super specialty hospital, and the Achutha Health Centre for Health Science studies.
The institute is divided into three wings:
The Institute also provides outstanding research and training facilities at their centers.
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology offers two scholarships, one for post-doctoral students and one for ST students with several programs and schemes under each one.
Program A4: Institute Fellowships for doing PhD
Ques. Does the college provide hostel accommodation to students?
Ans. The college provides hostel facilities to students pursuing various courses at the college. The hostels are facilitated by all the necessary amenities required for a healthy living.
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Ques. Does SCTIMST have scholarship programs for students?
Ans. Yes, it does. It has three programs for empowering the ST category students to help them ensure a good enough future and to provide them a plethora of opportunities so that they do not feel alienated or repressed.
It also provides a fellowship program for its postgraduate students that aims at giving students an opportunity to gain academic excellence in a sub-specialty area.
Ques. How are the placements of the Institute?
Ques. What does the institute aim for, other than the basic medical facilities? What special facilities or technologies is the institute working towards?
Ques. What are the different areas in which the institute conducts research thereby utilizing their well-educated students?
Ans. The different areas in which the institute focuses and conducts research are - Community research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Ethics, Gender and Health, Health Policy and Management, Technology, Biomaterials research (current strength in Polymers and ceramic materials), in other biological research areas, biomedical engineering domain.
In the hospital wing, the institute focuses on the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Biochemistry, Department of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cellular and Molecular Cardiology, Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Pathology, Department of Transfusion Medicine.