Stroke - Helpline : : 0471 2524333
Heart Attack - Helpline : : 0471 2524524
Cardiology Emergency/OPD : : 0471 2524219


Welcome To SCTIMST

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is an Institution of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The joint culture of medicine and technology pioneered by its founders more than three decades ago, has come of age and gained unprecedented acceptance in India. The institute has the status of a university and offers excellent research and training facilities. It has three wings: a tertiary referral super specialty hospital, a biomedical technology wing and the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies.

The Institute focuses on high quality, advanced treatment of cardiac and neurological disorders, indigenous development of technologies for biomedical devices and materials and public health training and research. The institute offers advanced treatment using modern technologies in several specialized areas such as interventional radiology, cardiac electrophysiology, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, base of skull and vascular surgeries, to name a few. The institute has excellent facilities and teams of professionals dedicated to the development of innovative biomedical devices and products, evaluation of medical devices to global specifications, training in novel medical specialties and research in medical and public health areas of social relevance. The Institute is a Technical Research Centre for Biomedical devices and has a medical devices incubator (TIMed).


     The hospital has 253 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.
     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.
     The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS) is recognized as a centre of excellence for public health. 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), Diploma in public health (DPH), PhD, diploma, and short courses in public health.

     SCTIMST offers post-doctoral courses in Cardiology, Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiac and neuro anesthesia (read more about Academic...)

     SCTIMST is focusing on research and development of biomaterials and biomedical devices especially in the areas of cardiac and neuro devices, hard tissue implants(read more about Research...)

     SCTIMST-TIMed is a not-for-profit registered society in India promoted by SCTIMST for encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in medical technologies through technology business incubation support to innovators, start-ups and industry. It is located within the Biomedical Technology Wing campus of SCTIMST at Trivandrum
     TRC for Biomedical Devices (approved by the DST, Govt. of India) is a nodal centre in our country. Five Programs for Mission Mode Industrial R&D are indentified in the areas of Cardiovascular devices, Neuro-prosthetic devices, Hard tissue devices, In vitro diagnostics and Biological and combinational products. TRC has TBI, MDRCF and IIPC.
     The Institute is a Registered Medical Device Testing Laboratory under CDSCO for carrying out Test or Evaluation of medical device on behalf of manufacturer under the Medical Devices Rules,2017. About twenty biological tests (majorly biocompatibility tests based on ISO 10993) are accredited by COFRAC of France. Physicochemical tests are offered for medical devices and biomaterials. Calibration services also can be availed of which mechanical and thermal calibrations are accredited by NABL.
Patient Portal

Portal for patients - Providing lab reports, E-Consultations, Prescriptions, Appointment changes etc

Vendors Portal

Portal for Suppliers/Customers to register their bank details for e-payment and for viewing the payment details.


     Handholding with industry through Technology Transfer by the Institute dates back to 1980s and it has been four decades that the Institute is following the culture of working with the industry. The Institute provides the industry with the know-how of the product through the Technology Transfer documents, impart training to the industry and give technical support to the industry through the translation process. The Institute has a track record of successfully transferring and commercializing many products like heart valve, blood bag, oxygenator, concentric needle electrode, dental and orthopaedic bioactive composites, Intrauterine Device, vein viewer, RNA isolation kit, multiplex RT PCR kit etc and many others are in the translation stage.

The Institute pursues product development on various category of devices like cardiovascular, neuro prosthetic, hard tissue devices, biological products, In Vitro Diagnostics, Orthotics etc.

Collaborative Programs

The Institute associates with the Industry/academia in programmes/product development of mutual interest. The Institute always entertains product development identified by the industry and take up collaborative development. Please contact for the same.

The Institute Invites Expression of Interest from interested industry to associate with the process of translation. Kindly contact for any information on Technology Transfer.

Technology Transfer Policy

The industry may kindly read through the Technology Transfer Policy of the Institute.

     Industry Institute Partnership Cell conducts training programs for the medical device industry and academia on various aspects of Biomedical technology. Custom made training programs are also offered based on industry/academia request