The program consists of online courses for fundamentals and specialization on Skill-Lync platform, and 6 months of on-the-job training at AMTZ Campus

Skill Lync, which is at the forefront of bridging the gap between the students and corporate industry requirements, joined hands with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) - an enterprise under the Government of Andhra Pradesh to launch the country’s first masters coursework in Medical Technology. The partnership addresses the skill gap in the medical device industry having a massive shortage of design engineers and researchers. The ‘Executive Master in Medical Technology’ program by Skill-Lync will span 12 months including nine fundamental courses and a specialization. Students will also receive on-the-job training by interning with a Medical Device Manufacturing Company on AMTZ campus where they will have access to an experiential learning at world-class scientific facilities of AMTZ.

The coursework is a blended learning program where students will get the chance to learn via both offline and online models. It introduces students to the fundamentals of Medical devices with the option to specialize in multiple areas such as Radiology, Imaging, and optics, Electronics, Implants etc. The students have a chance to interact and learn from scientists and industry experts during the stint at AMTZ.

As part of the program, the students will take a certification exam and get skill-certified by IBSC, approved by NSDA. IBSC aims at strengthening the Biomedical Skill Sector in the country and with this objective, develop job roles supported by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Furthermore, IBSC is the only internationally recognized certification from India validating professional education and experience in the biomedical domain.

On the occasion, Krishna Bandaru - Executive Leadership Team, Skill-Lync said, “Given the recent health crisis, we feel medical technology is a sector where India needs to be self reliant and talent is a key enabler for this sector. Along with Biomedical engineers, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science engineers are required to build a holistic talent ecosystem for this industry. This course enables graduates from all these disciplines to pursue multiple specializations thus benefiting the medical equipment industry“

Dr. Jitendar Sharma, Managing Director, CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone AMTZ, said, “As our manufacturing sector grows more and more, there would be a huge demand and there is already an unsaturated need for hiring competent technical and technological human resources. The good thing about medical devices and biomedical engineering is that mechanical, electrical & electronics, computer science, chemical, textile engineers can all specialize to be a biomedical engineer and fill the huge vacuum that our country has.

And there is no substantial Masters Program in India for Medical Technology, that’s where Skill-Lync comes in as our partner. Together, we are launching the country’s first MS program in Medical Technology.”

Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Limited is an enterprise under the government of Andhra Pradesh dedicated to Medical Devices Manufacturing. It works with an objective to reduce the cost of manufacturing up to 40% to simplify the end-to-end operations and also reduce import dependency, which is presently around 75%. AMTZ envisions putting India on the global map of high-end medical equipment production and making health care products affordable and accessible for the world.

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