Ph.D Positions In Biomedical Research Areas at SCTMIST, Trivandram


Applications are invited from highly motivated students for admission to the Ph.D. programme beginning in August 2011 at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology.

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). 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 2011 Session:
Molecular Genetics in Epilepsy/ Neurology
Molecular Neurobiology
Cardiac stem cell biology, metabolic modulation in cardiac hypertrophy
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

Unlike cardiac myocytes, cardiac fibroblasts retain their replicative capacity throughout adult life and are relatively resistant to several pro-apoptotic stimuli that prevail in pathophysiologic states of the myocardium, which underlie their critical role in myocardial remodeling following injury. This laboratory focuses on the regulation of the cardiac fibroblast cell cycle and the relative resistance of these cells to apoptosis under hypoxia, a major constituent of myocardial ischemia and infarction

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. However, for postgraduates from Sciences stream, the minimum mark is 70% (GPA 7.5/10). For applying for Ph.D. in medical specialties, the candidate must have minimum 60% marks (First Class) in MBBS.
Individual JRF Fellowship holders (UGC,CSIR,ICMR) will be selected on the basis of Interview.
For any area of research under Health Science Studies, candidates will be selected on the basis of a written test and interview.

Candidates awarded Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) from other sources (KSCSTE, UGC,CSIR,ICMR etc.) have to qualify in the written test and interview conducted by the Institute.
Individual JRF KSCSTE Fellowship holders have to qualify in the written test and interview conducted by the Institute.


Candidates short listed for Written Test/ Interview will be published in the website.
Candidates provisionally selected for admission will be intimated and their names will also be displayed on our website.
Important Dates
Last date of receipt of completed Application Form : 25th June 2011
Date of Written Test : 15th July 2011
Date of Interview : 16th July 2011
Application form may be downloaded from the website (Download Application Form PDF DOC) and 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,
Kerala, India
Contact Nos : 0471-2520440, 2520441
Email Id :
For more information, please refer to the Ph.D Manual, Ph.D course work and List of approved Ph.D guides available in the Institute website

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