The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), in Kerala, India is an Institute of National Importance established in 1973, created with the personal funds and buildings provided by Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore, for the benefit of the people of Kerala. At the Satelmond Palace, Poojapura,nearly 11 km away from this Hospital Wing, the Biomedical Technology Wing followed soon, again a gift by the Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi. Now it is an autonomous Institute with National Importance under the administrative control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Sri. P. N. Haskar, the then Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, inaugurated the Sree Chitra Thirunal Medical Center in 1976, when patient services including inpatient treatment got underway. The concept of amalgamating medical sciences and technology within a single institutional framework was regarded as sufficiently important by the Government of India to declare the center as an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament in 1980, and named it as Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
Manmohan Singh, the then Finance Minister of the Government of India, laid the foundation stone of the third dimension of the Institute, Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies(AMCHSS) on June 15, 1992. Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, the then Honorable Minister of Science and Technology and Human Resource Development, Government of India, dedicated the AMCHSS to the nation on January 30, 2000. The institute focuses on patient care, technology development of industrial significance and health research studies of social relevance. The stress is on development of facilities such as interventional radiology, cardiac electro-physiology, pre-surgical evaluation and surgery for epilepsy, microsurgery and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, new bio-medical devices and products, evaluation of medical devices to global specifications, new academic programmes and global public health networks. The institute has a bunch of clinicians, scientists and engineers devoted to bio-medical research and developing technologies in health care with emphasis on cardiovascular and neurological diseases.
Address: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695012
Phone:0471 244 3152