Diploma in Telemedicine

Course Description :

E-health relates to application of Information and Communication technology in healthcare which has wider ramifications e.g. Telemedicine, Electronic Medical Record ( EMR), Hospital Information Management System ( HIMS), Picture Archival Communication System ( PACS) etc. This is an emerging area of application of Information & Communication Technology in health sector. Telemedicine is a bright example of fusion of information and communication and health sciences having great potential to meet access to expert’s advice from a distance in a resource crunch environment, remote care delivery, distance education & skill development of healthcare professionals resulting in improvement of health system. In India, telemedicine is being adopted by many large hospitals in both public and private sectors. Telemedicine infrastructure has also been developed in district and medical college level hospitals across the country. Government of India is also promoting adoption of telemedicine into existing healthcare delivery system which is evident from budget allocation during the 11th Five Year Plan period. It has also constituted a National Task Force for Telemedicine in the year 2005 to address various issues like technology, standard, application to improve rural healthcare, e-CME etc. Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & IT and Department of Space ( ISRO) are also engaged in R&D and application related projects. World Health Organization is also promoting adoption of ICT in health sector and has laid down telemedicine in his district facilities guidelines. As a result, Health Information Technology is rapidly emerging as a distinct discipline in it’s own merit. However, there is great challenge in development of human resources in this field. In the near future there is going to immense requirement of trained professionals with rapid deployment of Hospital Management System, Telemedicine, Picture Archival Communication Systems etc. in healthcare environment. Already, many medical institutions having telemedicine & e health infrastructure are finding it difficult to recruit personnel with necessary blend of technical, medical and managerial skills.

Course Objectives :

The programme's primary objective is to provide health staff and technologists with further education in telemedicine and e-health, a discipline that, strictly speaking, concerns medical practice over distance using modern communications technology. The programme will be based on a somewhat broader definition, covering ICT processes and systems that support various other health services, including those that patients can use directly. The “Technology” field of study focuses on various aspects in the construction of telemedicine and e-health systems, while the “health” field of study focuses on methodological and technological prerequisites and the associated social and organizational processes.

Eligibility:- One of the following minimum qualifications

MBBS/ BDS/ BHS/ BCA / BSc. / BSc. (IT)/ Diploma ( Engg. – Electronics, Instrumentation, Communication, IT, Computer Science from a Polytechnic),B.Sc.(Medical Laboratory Technician), B.Sc. in Nursing ( recognized by NCI) or it’s equivalent.


  • Maximum 30 years, relaxation as per Govt. rules
  • No age limit for sponsored candidates

Fee structure:- (Inclusive final exam fee)

Rs. 20,000/- per year (no stipend to be given)

NRI Candidates      -      Rs. 1,00,000/- or Equivalent Foreign Currency. (no stipend to be given)

Reservations applied to seats -  As per Govt. rules