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The course is designed to integrate academic and clinical education so that radiographers completing the program of study will be able to analyze, evaluate and innovate in the clinical setting and provide the best patient care.

The degree program is designed to develop not only the professional expertise of the student for clinical practice but also to develop effective communication, organization and evaluation skills. The course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the relevant applied sciences, on which clinical Diagnostic radiography skills can be learnt during their clinical education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Name of the course?

A: Bachelor of Medical Imaging Technology – B.Sc. (MIT)

Q: Which university is it affiliated to?





Q: What are the Eligibility criteria for admissions as prescribed by the University?

A: A candidate seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in all the Allied Health Sciences courses shall have studied English as one of the principal subject during the tenure of the course.

In case of admission to B.Sc. Imaging Technology or B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology the candidate should have passed Pre-University or equivalent examination with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as principal subjects of study.

Lateral entry to second year for allied health science courses for candidates who have passed diploma program from the Government Boards and recognized by RGUHS and these students are eligible to take admission on lateral entry system only in the same subject studied at diploma level from the academic year 2008-09 vide RGUHS Notification no. AUTH/AHS/317/2008-09 dated 01.08.2008.


  1. The candidate shall have passed individually in each of the principal subjects.
  2. Candidates who have completed diploma or vocational course through Correspondence shall not be eligible for any of the courses mentioned above.

NOTE: Presently, The intake is restricted to female candidates ONLY.

Q: I heard that X-rays are harmful for health. Is this true and if so, how are staff working in this field?

A: X-Rays are essential for diagnosis to see internal organs of human body. This is possible because they can penetrate through the human body. During this process, they interact with the cells in the body. However, X-rays are directed beams and will be used on patients for diagnosis in limited doses. The X-ray Equipment are regulated by government authorities and produce X-rays in safe limits. Hence, with appropriate precautions, it is completely SAFE to operate these equipment. People have used X-rays for more than 70 years in medicine for diagnosis.

Q: How easy will it be to get a job once I qualify?

A: There is currently a national shortage of radiographers and Imaging technologists. With increasing number of healthcare facilities and diagnostic centers and radiology departments being essential for every facility, the number of job opportunities is ever on increase.

Q: Will I have to pay course fees?

A: No. The course is completely offered free by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. The boarding, lodging fee and examination fee are to be borne by the students.

Q: How long is the course?

A: The course is for three and a half academic years including six months of internship. An extended training is given to allow you to gain the necessary clinical experience based in one or a number of radiology departments across the trust hospitals. This will mean that you will have reduced vacations compared to a non-vocational degree course.

Q: Is there any age limit for application?

A: Yes. The prescribed age limit by the Institute for this course is 25 years.

  1. How long will I spend in the clinical environment (hospital) during my course?

A: This differs slightly from University to University but there is essentially a 50/50 split between academic study and practical work during the course in our hospital.

Q: Where will I be placed for my clinical learning?

A: The clinical training will be provided primarily in the hospitals governed by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (Medical Care Division) operating on a system of rotation.

Q: I need to know how long each working day is.

During the initial period of your course, your training period will be between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, during your clinical postings and practical training, you will be on rotation in shifts (including night) according to a duty roster.

Q: Are there any part time radiography courses?

A: There are no part time programs at the moment.

Q: What opportunities are there for me once I have qualified?

A: General radiography is an exciting and challenging career with a reasonable salary and plenty of development opportunities. There is also wide range of role extension areas in both therapy and diagnostic radiography. Apart from specializing in any of the modalities like CT, MRI, Cathlab etc, there are opportunities to work as Application specialists in Multinational companies like GE, Siemens, Philips, Software companies developing Radiology applications like RIS and PACS. In addition, you could move into management, education or research.

Q: Can I work abroad?

A: The B.Sc (MIT) degree is internationally recognized and readily accepted in many overseas countries. However, registration / qualifications specific to the country will have to be obtained, wherever applicable.

Q: How do I find out more about the role of a radiographer?

A: Most x-ray departments will be happy to let you spend a day shadowing a qualified radiographer so you can be sure what is involved before you apply.

Q: How do I apply?

A: Contact the Academic section of SSSIHMS, Bangalore:

The Academic Coordinator,

Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher medical Sciences,

EPIP Area, Whitefield,

Bangalore – 560066


Tel: 080-28411500 Ext: 415

ADDITIONAL Information:

Student Numbers:

3-5 students is the average intake every academic year.

General Statements:

What would I gain from and would I enjoy this course?

Diagnostic radiography is a profession allied to medicine that is a demanding and rewarding hospital career. Radiography is an exciting profession that combines science and technology with patient care to provide an important and effective part of healthcare service. Diagnostic radiographers are responsible for the production of images involving the use of X-rays and use other procedures including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With modern technology, radiography has progressed from the simple production of an x-ray film to the use of sophisticated high-tech equipment such as computerized and digital radiography ultrasound, CT scanners and MRI scanners.

The diagnostic radiographer is someone who can combine technical skill with a caring attitude, has a sense of responsibility and likes to work as part of a team. Diagnostic radiographers need extensive technical expertise as well as sympathetic understanding of the patients in their care. The nature of the diagnostic imaging means that radiographers work in most areas of the hospital (on wards and in the operating theatre as well as the X-ray department) and work closely with most other members of the healthcare team and are responsible for producing images of and caring for all types of patients: for newborn babies, children to the very elderly. The Diagnostic radiographer is an essential and important member of the health care team

The course is designed to integrate academic and clinical education so that radiographers completing the program of study will be able to analyze, evaluate and innovate in the clinical setting and provide the best patient care.

The programs provide students with all the core subjects required to meet the Health

Professions Council (HPC) Proficiency standards and other international benchmark statements. Subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology, radiographic technique, physics, and equipment are all included in the different modules of the programs.

The degree program is designed to develop not only the professional expertise of the student for clinical practice but also to develop effective communication, organization and evaluation skills. The course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the relevant applied sciences, on which clinical Diagnostic radiography skills can be learnt during their clinical education.

What sort of person are we looking for?

The course provides a vocational education with the aim of producing an ‘educated, clinically competent radiographer’. Clinical competence is seen to encompass more than the ability to undertake radiographic examinations satisfactorily. It refers to all areas of the radiographer’s role including the provision of a high standard of patient care, good interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt and take decisions to suit individual circumstances.

A person considering a career in Diagnostic radiography should enjoy working with people. Diagnostic radiographers develop the skills needed to care of their patients. It is important to be able to work independently but also as part of the health care team in order to provide the patient with the best possible treatment and care. An ability to communicate well, express your ideas clearly, and actively listen to others, is vital.

As a Diagnostic radiographer you need an interest in science and technology in order to understand how x-rays are produced and interact in the body. Diagnostic radiography utilizes innovations in technology and developments in computer based equipment. You should enjoy using computers and appreciate technological advances.

Skills, interests and experience

  • An interest in healthcare is important.
  • An interest in science and technology.
  • Previous experience of the x-ray department as work experience is an additional advantage as it gives an insight to the profession and enables the candidate to make an informed decision.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to deal with patients of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
  • A good basic level of understanding of mathematics and statistics. This is important for everyday clinical practice as well as understanding the research which underpins professional practice.
  • Team working skills to be an effective member of the healthcare team.
  • Time-management skills to deal with studying and clinical placements.

As a Diagnostic radiography student you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning, time management and meeting appropriate deadlines.

It is essential for you to visit a Diagnostic radiography department to observe the work of a Diagnostic radiographers and his/her role in the health care team.  You should be aware of the differences between Diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography. All offers for a place on the program are subject to a declaration of health. We can assure you that any information given is kept within the strictest of confidence.

Special Features @ SSSIHMS, Whitefield:

Diagnostic radiography at SSSIHMS, Bangalore is quite unique in that it is part of the Department Of Medical and Paramedical Education, which therefore allows both academic and social integration of Diagnostic radiography students with students from courses in other professions allied to medicine.

The Division is well equipped with the latest technology and equipment required for teaching, using video projection and computer presentations, and also clinical teaching with the facilities of an x-ray room and a host of other modalities (CT, US, MRI, DSA etc).

Advanced Radiology Applications: The department has an advanced Radiology Information system, a module in the enterprise Health Information system from IBA Health. The technologists will be trained in the use of RIS and PACS system.

Overseas Exposure: The students have exposure to work practices through videoconferencing with hospitals and universities in US and UK.

Library: The Institute is equipped with a library where students can access all the reference textbooks.

Learning Management System (LMS): Students also have access to an advanced Learning Management System (Moodle), which allows them to access online resources like e-books; journals etc and also assist the teachers in assessment and performance monitoring and management of students.

Teaching is innovative with the main teaching strategy being problem based learning for profession specific modules.

Staff Specialist: The Department staff are comprised of experienced Radiographers, Medical physicists and staff Radiologists In addition to professional knowledge, Medical Ethics, HUman values and life-skills are imparted.

Your tuition fees whilst studying for this course is funded by the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.

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