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Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram
(An Institution of National Importance, Dept. of Science &Technology, Govt. of India)
Thiruvananthapuram -695011, Kerala, India
Phone-No: 0471 2524269 2524289 2524649
Email: website:


About College:


AMCHSS, the Public Health and Health Sciences Wing of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology is devoted to research and training in Public Health and Social Sciences in relation to healthcare. It started the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in January 1997, PhD Program in 2003 and a Diploma in Public Health (DPH) in 2005. Central to its mission are: 1) Educating students to assume leadership roles in public health policy and practice; 2) Advancing knowledge of the social, biological, economic and behavioral dimensions of health and to perform costing, cost-efficiency, and epidemiological studies and policy analysis; and 3) To provide technical expertise and consultancy service on public health issues to the public, NGO and the private sector. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has accepted this centre as a ‘Centre of Excellence for Public Health Training’.


Course Name:


PhD [streams: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Biomaterial Science and Technology, Health Sciences (Public Health) (Full Time), Medical Sciences]




(A) Holders of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) awarded by UGC/ CSIR/ICMR/DBT OR MPhil (Biomedical Technology) degree awarded by SCTIMST. Eligible internal faculty members from BMT Wing who wish to register for PhD program of the institute may also apply with No objection certificate issued by competent authority. (Note: MPhil degree holders are required to find out their own fellowship/project position for admission to PhD program).


(B) Minimum Educational Qualifications for Admission


Physical Sciences: Post graduate degree in Physics (All branches)


Chemical Sciences: Post graduate degree in Chemistry (All branches)


Biological Sciences: Post graduate degree in any branch of Life Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Zoology, etc.) / dentistry. Students with post graduate degrees in Plant sciences, Botany or Bioinformatics need not apply.


Bioengineering: Post graduate degree in Polymer Engineering/Technology, Material Science, Biomedical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Biotechnology, Clinical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology.


Biomaterial Science and Technology: MPhil (Biomedical Technology), Post graduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science, Biotechnology or Veterinary Science.


Health Sciences: Post graduate degree in Modern Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences, Demography, Economics, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Business Management (MBA), Public Administration and Statistics. Other post graduate degrees may be approved by the Academic Committee after examining the merits of the suggestion.


(C) Minimum Marks Required to Apply:


Consistently good academic record with 60% marks (or CGPA = 6.5/10) in undergraduate and post graduate degree examinations.


Conditions applicable only for Medical Sciences stream: MBBS degree from any university recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI). Candidates should have completed one year compulsory rotating internship or its equivalent as recognized by MCI after passing the final year MBBS examination. Candidates should have full registration with a State Medical Council. Candidates with Post Graduate Medical qualifications can also apply but no special reservation or preference will be given. Applicants should have 55% of marks in MBBS Degree and need to be holders of National Level fellowship from UGC/CSIR/ ICMR. Candidates should not have had more than 2 attempts for passing MBBS degree. Available research areas in Medical Sciences stream are:


(a) Neuro sciences


(b) Cardiac Sciences, and


(c) Imaging Sciences & Interventional Radiology


How to Apply:


Application fee shall be submitted online only. Fee for each program is given below:


1) Rs. 1000/- for PhD Program (Rs. 800/- for SC/ST Applicants)


Or contact:


The Registrar


Division of Academic Affairs


Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology


Trivandrum - 695011, Kerala, India.


Telephone: 91-471- 2524140/269/649/289


Fax: 91-471-2446433 E-mail:


Closing Date:


Last Date to Apply for the Above Programs is extended till: 5th June, 2020, 05.00 p.m.



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