Bio Medical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine -- and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Biomedical Engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

Biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems. Biomedical engineers also may design devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions. Some specialties within biomedical engineering are biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, and orthopedic engineering.

  • Our department of Biomedical Engineering is an Institutional life member of Biomedical engineering society of India – (Membership No. IL-040)
  • We have also formed an Association for Biomedical engineers called as ISTOS
  • Programs Offered

  • B.E Biomedical Engineering (Duration: 4 Years / 8 Semesters)-Established in the year 2017.
  • M.E Biomedical Engineering (Duration: 2 Years / 4 Semesters)-established in the year 2015

  • The syllabus of each of the above programmes covers the latest developments in the respective streams and designed based on market needs so that employability skills can be improved. The other major priorities include developing entrepreneurship skills and grooming students to become future scientists for the improvement of mankind. Healthy interaction between academia and biotech industry is consistently promoted in the school. Additionally, contract research and commercialization of products development at the university are undertaken as a part of the various programmes.

    Programme Outcomes

    Biomedical Engineering undergraduates integrate the knowledge core of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to solve problems encountered in living systems. Living systems present a number of conceptual and technological problems not encountered in physical systems. This program allows engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible approaches to solutions. The graduate should be able to advance both traditional engineering disciplines and biology. Student outcomes after completing a professional degree in Biomedical Engineering

    • a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
    • b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    • c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
    • d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    • e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
    • f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    • g. An ability to communicate effectively
    • h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
    • i. A recognition of the need, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
    • j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
    • k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    Career Prospects

    Bio-medical engineers and technologists can find job openings in a wide range of global industries which may include.

    • Modern health care
    • Hospitals
    • Medical equipment manufacturing units
    • Industrial firms
    • Educational and medical institutions
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical testing agencies
    • Government regulatory agencies.

    In hospitals, they have to work closely with other healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. They develop customized devices and provide advice for selecting, handling and maintaining medical equipments.

    In Industries, Biomedical Engineers use their understanding of living systems and technology to design and test new products. Government positions often involve product testing as well as establishing safety standards for devices. Biomedical engineers are required in institutions engaged in medical research. They are also appointed as technical advisors for marketing department of medical equipment companies.

    The fast growing rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering fields apart from computer-assisted surgery and heavy research in molecular, cellular and tissue engineering also need the service of Biomedical engineers.

    Enormous opportunities are awaiting Biomedical professionals especially in the field of research and development (R& D), in carrying out advanced research at universities, research institutes and government agencies in India and other countries. They supervise laboratories and equipment, and participate in, or direct research activities in collaboration with other researchers. Bio medical professionals may be employed by companies like BPL, Larsen & Toubro, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences.

    Vision and Mission


    To implement science and engineering principles in the broad area of medical instrumentation to improve the healthcare and deliver to humans in association with physicians and surgeons in medical field.


    The primary mission of the Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative and qualitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve advanced society by conducting research works that develop quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health in various fields.

    Quality Objectives

    Programme Educational Objectives

    I. To make the students to understand the mathematical and physical foundations of biomedical engineering and how these are applied to the design of biomedical instruments, the analysis of biological systems and the technological advancement for health care.

    II. To prepare the students to evaluate critically alternate assumptions, approaches, procedures and results related to engineering and biological problems.

    III. To enhance the skill set of all student to design a variety of electronic or computer based devices and software for applications including biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, physiological measurement, biomedical signal processing, rehabilitation engineering and medical informatics.

    IV. To provide a solid understanding of ethical professional responsibilities by including multi disciplinary subjects like Total quality management, professional ethics, environmental science and engineering etc.,

    V. To equip students with application software’s such as ‘C’, VHDL, MATLAB and assembly language etc., and use the knowledge gained as the foundation for lifelong learning.

    About the Faculty

    Faculty members are from different specialization of biomedical engineering with a good blend of hospital/ industry as well as teaching experience All are highly qualified and have carried out socially relevant research activities.

    Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of biomedical engineering.

    We teach our students to design creatively, to take an innovative approach to both the development and the application of engineering technology. Our academic staff – many of whom are acknowledged leaders in their fields – provide a stimulating learning environment that extends well beyond the lecture hall.

    Our department consists of 10 Teaching faculties in that of 09 assistant professors and 1 associate professor and 01 Non – teaching faculty. All our faculties are experienced in their core areas as

    • Biomedical and Biosensor instrumentation
    • Image processing,
    • Biosensor and instrumentation,
    • Neutral networks,
    • Nano Materials & Tissue Engineering etc;

    ProjectPproposal:i) An UGC proposal for minor research project titles as “Analysis of respiratory mechanics using spectral methods and spirometric investigations” for the fund of 5 lakhs.

    ii) For Cognitive science Research initiative, submitted a Interdisciplinary project titles as “context aware emotional intelligent system in healthcare environment” for the fund of 46 lakhs

    In the recent years our faculty has done more than 7 national and international Journal publications.

    1. UV-Vis Spectrophotometer 2. Colorimeter 3. Electronic Weighing balance 4. Optical Microscope 5. Centrifuge 6. cryosectioning 7. Hot air oven 8. Incubator 9. Autoclave 10. Fridge 11. PH meter 12. Homogeniser 13. magnetic stirrers 14. Sonicator 15. vortex mixer 16. laminar air flow 17. Wax dispenser 18. slide dispenser
    1. Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors 2. Bread Boards 3. CRO (30MHz) 4. Function Generators (3MHz) 5. ICs 6. Transistors, 7. Diodes, Zener diodes 8. Dual Regulated Power Supplies( 0-30V)
    1. PCs with Fixed / Floating point DSPProcessors (Kit / Add-on Cards) 2. MATLAB with Simulink and Signal ProcessingTool Box or Equivalent Software in desktopsystems 3. Signal Generators (1MHz) 4. CRO (20MHz)
    1. pH meter and conductivity meter 2. Photo transducer for pulse measurement 3. Sphygmomanometer and Stethoscope 4. Blood flow measurement system 5. Multiparameter (ECG, EMG, EEG) Simulator 6. Function generator 7. DSO 8. Regulated Power supplies 9. Bread boards 10. ICs 11. Software tool for PCB design
    1. PCs with related accessories 2. MATLAB (Latest Version), Image processing tool box
    1. 8086 Microprocessor trainer kit with power supply 2. 8051 Microcontroller trainer kit 3. Traffic light control interfacing card compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits 4. Stepper motor control interfacing compatible with 8086 &8051kits 5. Digital clock interfacing board compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits 6. Keyboard & Display Interface board compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits 7. Printer interfacing card compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits 8. A/D and D/A interfacing card compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits 9. Serial and Parallel Interfacing card compatible with 8086 & 8051 kits
    1. Visually evoked potential setup 2. GSR setup 3. Multi-output power supply (+15v, -15v, +30V variable, +5V, 2A) 4. Short wave Diathermy 5. Ultrasound diathermy 6. Multiparameter biotelemetry system 7. Electrical Safety Analyser 8. Spirometry with associated analysis system 9. ECG Simulator 10. Medical stimulator 11. Surgical diathermy with analyzer 12. Audiometer 13. Pacemaker 14. Defibrillator 15. Haemodialysis model 16. Heart lung Model 17. Ventilator 18. Ultrasound Scanner 19. Software to AnalyzeECG,EEG and EMG
    1. Colorimeter 2. Spectrophotometer 3. pH meter 4. Weighing balance 5. Refrigerator 6. SDS gel electrophoresis 7. TLC, ready TLC plates 8. Wintrobe‘s tube 9. Centrifuge Normal 10. Optical Microscope 11. Neubaur‘s Chamber 12. Haemoglobinometer 13. Elisa reader




    HS8151-Communicative English
    MA8151-Engineering Mathematics-I
    PH8151-Engineering Physics
    CY8151-Engineering Chemistry
    GE8151-Problem Solving and Python Programming
    GE8152-Engineering Graphics PRACTICALS
    GE8161-Problem Solving and Python Programming Laboratory
    BS8161-Physics and Chemistry Laboratory
    HS8251- Technical English
    MA8251- Engineering Mathematics - II
    PH8253- Physics for Electronics Engineering
    BM8251- Engineering Mechanics for Biomedical Engineers
    BM8201- Fundamentals of Bio Chemistry
    EC8251- Circuit Analysis
    GE8261- Engineering Practices Laboratory
    BM8211- Bio Chemistry Laboratory



    MA8352- Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations
    EC8352- Signals and Systems
    BM8351- Anatomy and Human Physiology
    BM8301- Sensors and Measurements
    EC8353- Electron Devices and Circuits
    BM8302- Pathology and Microbiology
    BM8311- Pathology and Microbiology Laboratory
    BM8312- Devices and Circuits Laboratory
    BM8313- Human Physiology Laboratory
    MA8391- Probability and Statistics
    BM8401- Medical Physics
    EE8452- Basics of Electrical Engineering
    EC8453- Linear Integrated Circuits
    EC8393- Fundamentals of Data Structures In C
    EC8392- Digital Electronics
    EC8381- Fundamentals of Data Structures In C Laboratory
    BM8411- Integrated Circuits Laboratory



    EC8394- Analog and Digital Communication
    BM8501- Biocontrol Systems
    BM8502- Biomedical Instrumentation
    EC8553- Discrete-Time Signal Processing
    Professional Elective - I
    Open Elective -I
    EC8562- Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
    BM8511- Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory
    HS8381- Interpersonal Skills/Listening & Speaking
    EC8691- Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
    BM8601- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment - I
    BM8651- Biomechanics
    GE8291- Environmental Science and Engineering
    MD8091- Hospital Management
    Professional Elective - II
    EC8681- Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory
    BM8611- Diagnostic and Therapeutic
    BM8612- Mini Project
    HS8581- Professional Communication



    BM8701- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment
    EC8093- Digital Image Processing
    BM8702- Radiological Equipments
    BM8703- Rehabilitation Engineering
    Professional Elective III
    Open Elective -II
    EC8762- Digital Image Processing Laboratory
    MD8751- Hospital Training

    Professional Elective IV
    Professional Elective V
    BM8811- Project Work

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