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Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), formerly Sree Chitra Tirunal Medical Center, is an autonomous medical school established in 1976 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The Institute which is of National Importance is named after Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the last Maharajah of Travancore, who gifted the building. 

History of SCTIMST

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology has a royal background. The origin of the Institute dates back to 1973 when the Royal Family of Travancore gifted a multistoried building for the people and Government of Kerala. Sri. P. N. Haksar, the then Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, inaugurated the Sree Chitra Tirunal Medical Center in 1976, when patient services including inpatient treatment got underway. 

Amalgamation of medical sciences and technology within a single institutional framework resulted the Government of India to declare the center as an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament in 1980, and named it as Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Divisions in SCTIMST

Hospital Wing

The hospital of SCTIMST  is equipped state-of-the-art facilities for diagnosis and treatment with highly advanced and sophisticated equipments. The hospital has 253 beds and serves as tertiary referral center for cardio-vascular, thoracic and neurological diseases. 

Biomedical Technology Wing

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

Medical devices
Tissue Engineering 
Product incubation and commercialization

Some of the commercialized technologies include blood bag, membrane oxygenator, hydrocephalus shunt, artificial heart valve, dental materials, hydroxyapatite based materials and implants.

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 is engaged in training and research in different areas of public health. In addition to two years MPH programmes, it also offers both regular and part time PhD programme. 

On research activities recently there are collaborations with major universities such as the University of Arizona in the United States of America, Melbourne and Monash Universities of Australia, University of Edinburgh in the UK and University of Heidelberg, Germany. The centre also offers an international Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, Diploma in public health (DPH), short courses and Ph.D. programme catering to all South Asian countries. As of today there were 9 PhDs graduated from this centre. And 196 MPH students and 68 DPH students completed their respective programs.

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum 
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala, India. 
Phone : 91-471-2443152 Fax : 91-471-2446433 

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