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The Department of Neurosurgery at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipal University is offering a six-month certificate course in basic neurotrauma. 

The course is focused on a career in academic Neurotrauma, including both cranial and spinal injury. The setting is Central Referral Hospital (part of Sikkim Manipal University) which is one of the busiest neurosurgery centers in the state of Sikkim. The focus will include both surgical and intensive care management, particularly targeting therapy based on advanced multi-modality monitoring. The trainee will learn and become comfortable with issues such as identifying and optimally managing head injury and spinal injury from the emergency to operating room to discharge of the patient. The trainee will work in a coordinated manner in conjunction with the attending team of surgeons in Neurological Surgery, offering exposure to a variety of approaches and techniques. Non-surgical and critical care options for management of head injury, spinal column and cord injuries will also be an integral part of the training. Progressive independence in patient evaluation and management is encouraged during the course. They will be actively involved in the holistic management of the patient including cranial and spinal trauma. 

Research is also an integral facet of the traineeship and is primarily focused on clinical/translational care. The Department of Neurological Surgery has a plethora of prospectively collected single- and multi-center traumatic brain injury data that will be made available to the trainee for investigation. The department is also continuously involved in single- and multi-center clinical research in India and the sub-continent, opportunities within which are also available. 


Name of course

Certificate course in basic neurotrauma 

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6 months

Eligibility criteria

MBBS from MCI/NMC recognized college and registration done

Selection process


No of Seats

1 (For May to October 2024 Session)


2 sessions per year

Date of commencement

Session I-  1st May 2024 to 31st October 2024           Session II - 1st November 2024 to 31st April 2025 

Fee structure

Rs. 50,000 for 6 Months


On par with jr (junior resident- approx. 50k) in SMU. No stipend for govt. Sponsored candidates. 

Application opens

1st Feb 2024 (1st Session)/ 1st August 2024 (2nd Session)

Last date

31st March 2024 (1st Session)/ 31st September 2024 (2nd Session)

Contact details,     03592-232041-ext – 320 (9am to 4 pm on working days) 

Course coordinator

Dr. Sukirti Chauhan, Head of Department of neurosurgery

contact details – 6295697743/

Application link

Disclaimer – This is not a surgical training program. The course is recognized by Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science (SMIMS). Certificate training courses in super speciality clinical departments are not recognized by NMC.