Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Institute offers one-year Post-doctoral Fellowship (PDF) for those who have DM/MCh (3-year) or equivalent qualifications. The PDF provides an excellent opportunity to obtain advanced training in a sub-specialty area. The PDF programmes are organized by faculty trained in the concerned sub-specialty area. In addition to obtaining advanced clinical training, PDF provides opportunities to gain handson experience in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and high quality research. The applicant is encouraged to visit the website (www.sctimst.ac.in) and directly communicate with respective PDF Programme Supervisors listed below to gather more details about the programme and areas of future research during the fellowship period.

The following PDF positions are available

Department of Neurology

Electroencephalography (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Sanjeev V Thomas

Epilepsy (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Sanjeev V Thomas

Movement Disorder (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Asha Kishore

Neuromuscular Disorders (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.M.D.Nair

Stroke (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.P.N.Sylaja

Department of Cardiology

Adult Cardiology and Interventions (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Thomas Titus

Cardiac Electrophysiology (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Thomas Titus

Paediatric Cardiology (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.Thomas Titus

Department of Neurosurgery

Cerebrovascular Surgery (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.N.Suresh Nair

Skull Base Neurosurgery (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.N.Suresh Nair

Department of CVTS

Adult Cardiac Surgery or Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (one seat) - Programme Supervisor : Dr.K.Jayakumar

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION :

DM/MCh (3 year) or equivalent qualification from MCI recognized institutions. Registration with Central/State Medical Council.

Application to include bio-data and a 500 words write-up on the work/project proposed to be done. Institutional grants are available for selected research proposals. The candidates can contact the Programme Supervisor in advance to discuss the feasibility of the proposed programme.

Letter of Reference

Applicants for PDF courses are required to submit 2 reference letters from specialists working in the area of application, one of which should be from the last employer/teacher under whom the candidate worked. The reference letters must be sent in sealed envelopes along with the application

Upper Age Limit

45 years (as on 1st January of the selection 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:

Short-listing of the application based on the merit of a 500 words short research project proposal and letters of references. Short listed candidates will be called for an interview for final selection.

SPONSORED CANDIDATES

Candidates will be considered as "Sponsored" only when they are financially supported by the Government, governmental agencies or Universities.

Sponsored candidates will have to apply through proper channel and submit a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer along with their application forms. Government Orders regarding sponsorship with financial support must be submitted at the time of admission. The decision of the Institute regarding the eligibility of sponsorship shall be final.

All eligible candidates seeking admission (including sponsored) will appear in the Entrance Examination and go through the process of selection as envisaged for all. Should a sponsored candidate be qualified to be among those wait-listed, he/she would be given admission under the sponsored category irrespective of the wait-listed position. No other type of preference will be given to sponsored candidates.All eligible candidates seeking admission (including sponsored) will appear in the Entrance Examination and go through the process of selection as envisaged for all. Should a sponsored candidate be qualified to be among those wait-listed, he/she would be given admission under the sponsored category irrespective of the wait-listed position. No other type of preference will be given to sponsored candidates.

Sponsored candidates are eligible for 7 days Leave on Duty for attending National Conferences/Workshop/Seminar. They are not eligible for Accommodation, HRA, medical reimbursement, travel grant, TA/DA, Registration fee reimbursement to attend conferences.

Foreign Nationals

The Institute accepts foreign nationals for various courses but there is no reservation of seats for foreign nationals. Selection will be on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination. The candidates need to be sponsored and supported by Government or inter-governmental agencies. Foreign nationals are required to apply through the Indian Council of Cultural Relations & The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.

*from MCI recognized institute