The School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics has been
established by the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS),
Lucknow with the financial support of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Department
of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India
with the objective of creating human resources in various fields of Healthcare Information
Technology e.g. Telemedicine, Hospital Information Management System, Public Health
Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Digital Medical Library, Medical Multimedia &
Animation, Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging Informatics, Cancer Informatics, Artificial
Intelligence & Clinical Decision support system in Medicine, e-learning in Medicine,
Surgical Informatics, Virtual Reality & Medical Simulation etc. This is the
first academic institution of it’s kind dedicated exclusively to the emerging
arena of health care informatics in a public funded academic medical institutional
setup. Initially Diploma courses of one year duration in five disciplines i.e. Telemedicine,
Hospital Information System, Public Health Informatics, Nursing Infor-matics and
Digital Medical Library will be started in the academic year 2009. All these courses
are duly approved by the Statutory Bodies of the Institute and the Diploma will
be provided by the SGPGIMS, a Deemed University.
Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow (India)
is a University established under State Act in 1983. The Institute is located on
a sprawling 550 acres residential campus at Raebareli Road, 15 km away from the
main city. The institute offers its own degrees, which are duly recognized by the
Medical Council of India. The Institute is rated amongst the top medical institutions
in the country, delivering state-of-art tertiary medical care, super-specialty teaching,
training and research. Dedicated faculty members endeavor to provide quality educa-tion,
patient care and research and strive to meet the challenges and needs of the society.
The Institute offers DM, MCh, MD, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) and Post
Doctoral Certificate Courses (PDCC), and Senior Residency in various specialties.
The peers in the field have recognized the courses offered by the Institute and
the candidates ob-taining degrees from SGPGIMS have been highly placed both within
the country and abroad.