Dr. K. Mohandas, Director-SCTIMST, Professor M.S. Ananth, Director-IIT Madras, and Professor Suranjan Bhattacharjee, Director-CMC Vellore, signing the MoU
Indian 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), have jointly initiated a M. Tech. (Clinical Engineering) program and a Ph.D. program (Major: Biomedical Devices and Technology). The aim is to address the country's need of human resource development in Clinical Engineering as well as in Biomedical Device Development, and thereby contribute to the overall development of healthcare delivery in the country.