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M.Tech. in Clinical Engineering at IITM

I ndian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST, where the first indigenous heart valve was developed) and Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC) jointly run a M. Tech. (Clinical Engineering) programme. The aim of this programme is to address the country�s need of human resource development in Clinical Engineering, and thereby contribute to the overall development of healthcare delivery in the country.

There are about 16,000 hospitals in the country. People with a M.Tech. in Clinical Engineering would be capable of managing and maintaining the wide range of equipment used in hospitals. The total management of this aspect in a hospital, leading to cost-effective procurement and utilization of equipment without sacrificing safety and reliability, will also be addressed by them.

The M.Tech. (Clinical Engineering) program has an innovative approach of combining formal engineering training with hands-on clinical exposure. It is a unique undertaking and will exploit the innate strengths and facilities of the three institutes � SCTIMST, IITM and CMC. These organizations together hold strong backgrounds in Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences.

The selection will be done on an All-India basis, through a screening test and a personal interview of eligible candidates. The M.Tech. programme will be of two-and-a-half years duration. The students will study and work at all the three participating Institutes.

For further details about admission in Clinical Engineering Programme, please visit You can also contact Professor G.K. Suraishkumar, Institute Co-ordinator, Joint Programmes with SCTIMST and CMC, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036.


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