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Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology was originally established by the Government of Kerala as an advanced centre for medical specialties, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) metamorphosed into an Institute of National Importance with the status of a University in 1980 under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India by an Act of Parliament (Act 52 of 1980)The Institute has three wings - the Hospital, Biomedical Technology Wing and the Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies.

Academics Programmes and Courses

Programme Course
Post-Doctoral Courses DM – Cardiology, Neurology, Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anaesthesia, Neuroanaesthesia.
MCh – Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery
Post-doctoral Certificate Course – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia, Neuroanaesthesia, Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Vascular Surgery.
Post-doctoral (Post DM/MCh./DNB) Fellowship
Specialty Nursing Programme Diploma in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Nursing
Diploma in Neuro Nursing.
Diploma Programme Diploma in Cardiac Laboratory Technology, Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology, Diploma in Neuro Technology, Diploma in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology, Diploma in Medical Records Science, Diploma in Clinical Perfusion, Diploma in Blood Banking Technology
Public Health Programmes Master of Public Health(MPH)
Diploma in Public Health(DPH)
M.Phil. Degree Course M.Phil. in Biomedical Technology
Joint Programmes of SCTIMST, IIT Madras and CMC, Vellore M.Tech ( Clinincal Engineering)
Ph.D ( Biomedical Devices and Technology)
Affiliated Programmes of SCTIMST Offered at National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai Master Of Public Health (MPH in Epidemiology and Health Systems)
PG Diploma in Hiv And Epidemiology (PGDHE)
Affiliated Programmes of SCTIMST offered at Christian Medical College, Vellore Master of Science in Bioengineering
Ph.D. in Bioengineering
Master of Public Health


Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies

The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS) is recognized as a centre of excellence for public health training by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India. The centre focuses on research in the areas of non-communicable diseases, gender and health, health policy and management. AMCHSS conducts a Master of Public Health (MPH) program, which is the only MPH program in the country recognized by the Medial Council of India. Diploma in public health (DPH) is being offered to MBBS doctors with at least three years experience in state government health system. The PhD program of AMCHSS is offered since 2003.In addition to degree and diploma programs, AMCHSS also offers short courses in public health.
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Hospital Wing

The hospital has 246 beds and serves as tertiary referral center for cardio-vascular, thoracic and neurologic diseases. With a number of highly qualified personnel including doctors, nurses and other para-medical staff, various departments of the hospital have updated state-of-the-art facilities for diagnosis and treatment with highly advanced and sophisticated equipments.

Biomedical Technology Wing

The Biomedical Technology Wing (BMT Wing) located at the Satelmond Palace at Poojappura, Trivandrum consists of culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to medical device development, research & teaching. The broad areas of activities of the wing include

  • Medical devices
  • Biomaterials
  • Biocompatibility
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Product incubation and commercialization

Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology Academic Details

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Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology Facilities

  • Library-The Institute has 2 libraries, one at Hospital Wing and another at Biomedical Technology Wing. Both libraries are rich in information resources.The Library has more than 24,000 books, 20,000 back volumes and subscribes to 170 journals. The library has a good collection of standards. The Library is fully automated and has Internet and Photocopying facilities
  • Wi-fi enabled , inter connected campus with 400 nodes.
  • Computers Facility
  • Laboratories
  • Auditorium
  • Imaging Services

Phone Nos:
91-471-2443152, 2443085

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Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011,
Kerala, India

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