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.