Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology

A variety of electrical and electronic equipments are in use in modern operation theatres for monitoring anaesthesia and for surgical purposes. The safety of patients depends largely on the reliable and smooth functioning of these equipments. The course is designed to train candidates in the operation and maintenance of theatre equipment and hospital pipeline systems. The trainees will be attached to the Department of Anaesthesia and Clinical Engineering.

Diploma in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology

Medical Imaging Techniques have advanced tremendously in the last decade and have found widespread use in diagnostic applications. However, the paucity of well-qualified technical personnel has always been a problem in exploiting the full potential of these techniques. The Department of Imaging Sciences & Interventional Radiology at this Institute is one of the best-equipped departments of its kind in the country.

Apart from conventional radiological facilities for outpatient radiography, tomography, myeleography and so on, CT Scan and Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) units are functioning for the last several years. A state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit and a PACS system are also functional. The trainees will be attached to the Departments of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology and Clinical Engineering.

Diploma in Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology

Diploma in Electronics/Biomedical Engineering/Instrumentation from a recognized Institution. Good academic record.

Diploma in Advanced Medical Imaging Technology

Certificate in Radiographic Assistance (CRA)/Diploma in Radiological Technology (DRT) 2 year course or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution with an aggregate marks of atleast 60%.


25 years (as on 1st January of admission year) relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and sponsored candidates. In addition, candidates will be admitted if sponsored by the Government, governmental agencies or Universities. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe need secure only 50% in the qualifying examination.

Method of selection

Selection will be strictly on merit on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the Entrance Examination (written and viva-voce held at the Institute). Sponsored candidates will also go through the procedure for selection but a separate list of finally selected candidates from those who qualify in the Entrance Examination will be put up.

Minimum pass marks in the objective-type written examination of 90 minutes duration (100 questions) will be 50% for all. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination will be short-listed for interview.

In addition, candidates will be admitted if sponsored by the Government, governmental agencies or Universities.

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe need secure only 50% in the qualifying examinations.


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 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.


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

Contact Us

THE REGISTRAR, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011 Kerala, India.

Telephone: 91-471-2524150, 2524269 Fax: 91-471-2550728