DM, MCh, PDCC Courses
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
DM Cardiology and DM Neurology
MD in General Medicine or Paediatrics from an Indian University recognized by the Institute or Diplomate of the National Board (DNB*) in General Medicine/Paediatrics or any other examination approved by the Institute for this purpose from time to time.
Candidates with MD in Psychiatry from an Indian University recognized by the Institute or DNB* in Psychiatry with a minimum of six months residency posting in General Medicine and Neurology during the said course can apply for DM (Neurology).
DM Neuroimaging & Interventional Neuroradiology:
MD/DNB* in Radiology/Radiodiagnosis
DM Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia
MD/DNB* in Anaesthesia or equivalent
MD/DNB* in Anaesthesia or equivalent
MCh Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery.
MS in General Surgery from an Indian University recognized by the Institute or Diplomate of the National Board in General Surgery or any other equivalent qualification approved by the Institute for this purpose from time to time.
MCh Neurosurgery (5-year course)
MBBS from an Indian University recognized by the Institute and one year post-MBBS residency/Senior house surgency in General Surgery from a University/PG Institute/Teaching Hospital recognized by the MCI for general surgery post graduate training.
Post-doctoral Certificate Courses: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia, Neuroanaesthesia, Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Vascular Surgery.
MD/MS Degree in Anaesthesia/Radiology/General Surgery, from an Indian University recognized by the Institute or DNB* (from MCI recognised Institute) in Anaesthesia/Radiology/General Surgery, or any other examination approved by the Institute for this purpose from time to time can apply in respective specialties.
UPPER AGE LIMIT
35 years (as on 1st January of admission year), relaxable by 5 years for qualified Ex-service personnel with a service of not less than 5 years, SC/ST and Sponsored candidates.
METHOD OF SELECTION
(Total 100 marks)
1. 10 marks for MBBS.
2. 15 marks for MD/MS/DNB*
3. 30 marks for Theory (Written) Entrance Examination
4. 30 marks for Departmental Clinical/Practical and Viva Voce
5. 15 marks for the Final Interview
a. For calculating the marks for eligibility for admission to these courses, a deduction of one mark shall be made for having failed once in any of the University Examinations. Two more marks will be deducted for the second failure in any of the University Examinations. Candidates with more than two failures will not be called for the entrance examination.
b. All candidates called for assessment should appear for a Theory Examination of 90 minutes duration, carrying 100 multiple choice questions, half of which will be from the specialty applied for.
c. The minimum pass marks in Theory Examination will be 50%. Candidates scoring less than the minimum prescribed will not be considered.
d. Out of the candidates who have qualified in the Theory Examination, a merit list will be drawn up based on the aggregate marks obtained in the Theory Examination. From the said merit list, candidates will be selected in the order of merit for further evaluation - clinical, practical and viva voce in the respective departments. The ratio of candidates selected for these will be approximately three candidates for each available vacancy.
e. The candidates for the final interview will be selected in the order of merit based on aggregate marks scored for academic performance including theory and departmental clinical/practical and viva-voce (aggregate of 1,2,3,4 under method of selection marks). The proportion of candidates called for the final interview will be two per available seat in each discipline.
f. Candidates will be notified of their provisional selection immediately after the Entrance Examination. The final announcement will carry the names of selected candidates (in serial order), wait-listed candidates (in rank order), and those eligible for Institute scholarship. The number of wait-listed candidates will not exceed that of the selected. Selection will be purely on merit, based on the method of assessment indicated.
g. Candidates can apply for either Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anaesthesia specialty or for Neuroanaesthesia specialty. Examinations are different for the two specialties. The examination is common for both DM and PDCC courses in the same specialty. A candidate submitting application for DM will be considered for PDCC by default and vice versa. The candidate successfully passing the final interview will be invited for admission counselling. The counselling will be performed immediately at the end of final grand interview/board interview on the second day. During counselling, the candidate will be given the choice to select either the DM course or the PDCC depending on their position in the rank list. Waiting list will be common for DM and PDCC. A candidate who joins the PDCC will have an option for joining DM later, if a DM seat becomes vacant. A candidate who joins the DM course will not be permitted to change over to PDCC at a later date and will not be included in the waiting list. A candidate who does not get selected for DM course, but is eligible to secure a PDCC seat, may opt to remain in the waiting list for DM instead of joining PDCC if he/she so desires. In that case, if vacancy arises later in DM course, he/she will be considered for admission based on the ranking order. The candidate has to declare readiness to join DM or PDCC or to be wait-listed in compliance with the order of merit. Those in the waiting list will be given option for selecting DM or PDCC or both DM and PDCC as per preference. Merit list of all eligible candidates will be available on completion of the Board Interview, before counselling.
h. The panel of candidates selected for DM/MCh courses will be valid for a period of six months from 1st January of each year. Any vacancy occurring before 1st February will be filled from the waiting list. Any candidate from the waiting list admitted against a vacant seat who fails to join on or before January 31stwill be admitted to the course only on 1st July of that year. All candidates shall, however, undergo the period of training prescribed for the course before being permitted to appear for the Examination.
(1) One seat in DM Cardiology is normally reserved for candidates with MD in Paediatrics or its equivalent qualification. However, in the absence of suitable candidates, the seat will be filled from candidates with MD in General Medicine. So also, MD Paediatrics candidates may be admitted to general seats if found suitable. Students applying for DM Cardiology, from the Paediatric stream should select the course name as DM Cardiology (for Paediatric stream). Candidates applying for DM Neurology from paediatric stream should select the course name as DM Neurology (Paediatric stream).
(2). One seat in MCh. Neurosurgery will be reserved for MBBS candidates with one year senior house surgency/residency. In the absence of suitable candidates, the seat will be filled from the candidates with MS/DNB* in General Surgery.
Candidates selected will be provided accommodation as per rules and availability.
The training is strictly full-time and continuous. The candidates at the time of admission will be provided with a handbook covering the syllabus, training programme and the examination scheme. They should acquaint themselves with the syllabus prescribed for the course to which they are admitted. They should strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the Institute.
All students and Senior Residents selected for various programmes are required to execute a bond of service for a duration depending upon the length of the course. Admission will be denied to candidates who fail to join or submit the contract bond by the date stipulated in the letter of selection. Private practice in any form during the pendency of the course is strictly prohibited.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities of students and Senior Residents shall be fixed by the Institute from time to time and will include such clinical work as may be essential for patient care and professional training.
The selection will be provisional until the candidate is declared medically fit by a Medical Board appointed by the Institute. The candidate should declare all problems connected with aspects of his/her health and should certify that he/she is fit to undergo the rigorous programme that he/she is joining. The opinion of the Medical Board shall be final.
COMMENCEMENT OF ACADEMIC SESSION
The session commences on first week of January, every year. Selected candidates will report on this date with all necessary original documents, the verification of which is mandatory for confirmation of admission.
Senior Residents and students will be assessed at the end of six months after admission for their academic ability, desire for training, acquisition of competence, commitment to patient care, interpersonal relationship and so on. Those with low scores will be given a chance to improve in the next three months and, if found unsatisfactory, the candidate's registration in SCTIMST will be terminated.
Attendance on the last working day of the course, normally 31st December, will be compulsory, except in extraordinary situations and for MPH course.
For online applications please visit our Website:www.sctimst.ac.in during 1st September to 15th October
THE REGISTRAR, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011 Kerala, India.
Telephone: 91-471-2524150, 2524269 Fax: 91-471-2550728
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