Admission Notice 2013

Admission beginning in August-2013

Admission to Ph.D Programme (For Fellowship Holders only)

Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme beginning in August 2013 at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum


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Post-graduate degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer chemistry/ Polymer sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Zoology or any other branch of life sciences (excluding plant sciences and Bioinformatics)

M.Tech in Polymer Engineering/Technology, M.Tech in Materials Science or Post graduate degree in Public Health, Cardiovascular Sciences, Neurosciences and Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences, Social Sciences and Statistics

Available Areas of Specialties for August 2013 Session:

Molecular Genetics in Epilepsy/ Neurology

Molecular Neurobiology

Genetics, motor physiology including transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrical stimulation, drug delivery systems, technology development for diagnosis and evaluation of movement disorders

Experimental Pathology, Mammalian derived extracellular matrix for tissue engineering applications
Cell – Material interaction, Biocompatibility, stem cells and tissue engineering
Pediatric and preventive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology

Processing and testing of polymers for biomedical application, Mechanical and dynamic testing of polymeric materials, Polymer-ceramic/bioglass composites, Sustained drug delivery systems, Radiopaque polymers for medical application, Surface coating on devices, Hydrogel systems, Curcumin solubilization for medical applications

Clinical epileptology, Electrophysiology, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular genetics of epilepsy, Neuropsychology, Language dysfunction

Cellular and molecular cardiology

Functional neuroimaging, magnetic resonance imaging, Medical image processing

Polymer composites, synthesis of polymers for medical and dental applications, Inorganic hybrid materials (Ormocers), Nano composites, smart composites and dental tissue remineralization
Signalling events in Gliomas, Pathobiology of neurodegenerative disorders, Regulation of autophagy is diseases

Biomedical materials and polymers for medical applications, Implant and medical devices, Tissue engineering

Minimum marks required to apply:

Consistently good academic record with 60% (GPA 6.5/10) marks in undergraduate and post graduate examinations

For applying for Ph.D. in medical specialties, the candidate must have a post graduate qualification with minimum 60% marks (First Class) in MBBS

Individual with Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) obtained on the basis of a national level test (UGC, CSIR, ICMR, DBT) or INSPIRE only need apply and selection will be based on Interview

For any area of research under Health Science Studies, candidates will be selected on the basis of a written test and interview

The short listed candidates eligible for Interview will be published in the Institute website

Candidates provisionally selected for admission will be intimated and their names will also be displayed on our website

Application Form:

Application form may be downloaded from the website and the cost of application form of Rs.1000/- may be sent by Demand Draft along with the duly filled in form to the following address

Demand Draft may be drawn from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Director, SCTIMST” payable at “Trivandrum”

Apply to:

The Deputy Registrar, Division of Academic Affairs Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology Thiruvananthapuram-695011, Kerala, India

Contact telephone/Nos.: (0471)-2520212, 2524269, 2524649, 2524140, Email: [email protected]
For more information, please refer to the Ph.D Manual, Ph.D course work and List of approved Ph.D guides available in the Institute website

Important Dates

Last date of receipt of completed application form: 17th July 2013

Date of Interview: 31st July 2013