Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. Programme beginning in August 2012 at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
Eligibility:Post-graduate degree in Physics,Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer chemistry/ Polymer sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Zoology or any other branch of life sciences (excluding plant sciences and Bioinformatics). M.Tech in Polymer Engineering/Technology, M.Tech in Materials Science or Post graduate degree in Public Health, Cardiovascular Sciences, Neurosciences and Imaging & Interventional Radiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Sciences, Social Sciences and Statistics.
Available Areas of Specialties for August 2012 Session:Molecular Genetics in Epilepsy/ Neurology,Molecular Neurobiology,Genetics, motor physiology including transcranial magnetic stimulation, electrical stimulation, drug delivery systems, technology development for diagnosis and evaluation of movement disorders, Experimental Pathology, Mammalian derived extracellular matrix for tissue engineering applications,Cell – Material interaction, Biocompatibility, stem cells and tissue engineering,Pediatric and preventive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology, Processing and testing of polymers for biomedical application, Mechanical and dynamic testing of polymeric materials, Polymer-ceramic/bioglass composites, Sustained drug delivery systems, Radiopaque polymers for medical application, Surface coating on devices, Hydrogel systems, Curcumin solubilization for medical applications,Clinical epileptology, Electrophysiology, Pharmacogenomics, Molecular genetics of epilepsy, Neuropsychology, Language dysfunction,Cellular and molecular cardiology.Functional neuroimaging, magnetic resonance imaging, Medical image processing,Polymer composites, synthesis of polymers for medical and dental applications, Inorganic hybrid materials (Ormocers), Nano composites, smart composites and dental tissue remineralization,Signalling events in Gliomas, Pathobiology of neurodegenerative disorders, Regulation of autophagy is diseases,Biomedical materials and polymers for medical applications, Implant and medical devices, Tissue engineering.
Minimum marks required to apply: Consistently good academic record with 60% (GPA 6.5/10) marks in undergraduate and post graduate examinations. For applying for Ph.D. in medical specialties, the candidate must have a post graduate qualification with minimum 60% marks (First Class) in MBBS. Individual with Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) obtained on the basis of a national level test (UGC,CSIR,ICMR,DBT) or INSPIRE only need apply and selection will be based on Interview. For any area of research under Health Science Studies, candidates will be selected on the basis of a written test and interview.
Application Fee: The cost of application form of Rs.1000/- may be sent by Demand Draft along with the duly filled in form to the following address. Demand Draft may be drawn from any Nationalized Bank in favour of ” Director, SCTIMST” payable at “Trivandrum”.
Apply to : The Deputy Registrar,Division of Academic Affairs,Biomedical Technology Wing,SCTIMST, Poojappura,Thiruvananthapuram-695012,Kerala, India.Last date of receipt of completed Application Form : 16th July 2012 .Date of Interview : 27th July 2012.