Biomedical engineering is a division of engineering that deals with the study of engineering laws and techniques that are applied in the medical sector. Biomedical engineering develops and manufactures of prostheses, medical equipments, diagnostic devices and drugs. Professionals in this field are known as a biomedical engineer. Biomedical engineering course curriculum includes bio-mechanics, tissue and cellular engineering, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery, bio-instrumentation, medical imaging and bio-materials.

 

The biomedical engineers utilize the customary engineering methods and theories to examine and resolve problems in biology and medicine, and thereby provide a complete enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineering is getting more popularity around the world due to rising of medical technologies. Hence, there is a great demand of biomedical engineers in recent years.

List of Courses: -

 

  • Diploma in Biomedical Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Instrumentation    
  • Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering        
  • Master of Technology in Biomedical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for the course is 4 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -

 

  • Bio-Materials
  • Medical Imaging
  • Bio-Mechanics
  • Orthopedics Surgery
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Bio-Instrumentation
  • Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Job Prospects

Biomedical engineering is one of the recognized professional career options made by students in India. Biomedical engineers and technologists can seek employment in various industries such as hospitals, medical institutions, manufacturing units, medical equipment, government agencies and pharmaceuticals. Biomedical engineers develop modified devices and provide advice for handling and maintaining medical equipments. Individuals also can seek employment in medical equipment companies as technical advisers.

There are ample opportunities for biomedical engineers in the field of research and development at research institutes, government agencies in India, universities and other abroad countries. Biomedical engineers are employed in various companies such as Larsen & Toubro, BPL, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.

Some job profiles: -

 

  • Clinical Engineers
  • Biomaterials Engineers
  • Patent Analyst
  • Business Managers
  • Professors/Teachers
  • Research Scientists
  • Technical Writers
  • Biomechanics Engineers
  • Bioinstrumentation Engineer


Remuneration: -

Biomedical engineering is one of the highly rewarding field. A beginner working in hospitals and health care centers can earn his initial salary around Rs. 10,000-15,000 every month. Graduates engaged in research activities and teaching line can get their income between Rs. 15,000 - 20,000 per month. Individuals working in government sector can earn their initial income around Rs. 20,000 – 25,000 per month. Biomedical engineers working in medical equipments production firms can earn around Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 every month at the beginning stage.

Engineering Colleges for Biomedical Engineering in India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Chennai was established in 1998 and managed by Vinayaka Missions University, Salem. The college is approved by NBA-AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The aim of the college is to provide...

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ACS College of Engineering

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

ACS College of Engineering (ACSCE), Bangalore was established in 2009. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and has been approved by AICTE. The college is steadily growing and intends to become one of the forefront...

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Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology

Faridkot, Punjab, India

Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET), Faridkot was established in 1996. The college is approved by AICTE and affiliated to Punjab Technical University. The institute is regulated and controlled by the Director, Technical Education & Industrial...

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Adhiyamaan College of Engineering

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (ACE), Hosur was established in 1987 to cater to the needs of the nation in the development of technocrats and to provide facilities for educating and training men and women to meet the entrepreneurial and management needs. The...

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Alpha College of Engineering, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Alpha College of Engineering (ACE), Chennai was established in 2006 managed by Alpha Group of Institutions. It is affiliated to Anna University and is approved by AICTE. The ambience of the college provides scope for the students in building leadership qualities...

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Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita School of Engineering (ASE), Coimbatore was established on 1994. It has the distinction of being Amrita's first center for higher learning. ASE is approved by AICTE, New Delhi, accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC. The Amrita Institute of...

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore was established in 2003 is accredited with the highest grade of 'A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India....

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Andhra University College of Engineering for Women

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Engineering for Women, Visakhapatnam was established in 1946. The College is affiliated to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and approved by AICTE. The college is accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (3.65/4.0), by NBA with 5...

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Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam was established in 1926 by the Madras Act of 1926. It was founded by Sir C.R. Reddy. The university is not only one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, but is also the first to be conceived as a residential and...

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Anna University of Technology, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University of Technology, Madurai was established in 2010. It was established by the Act of Government of Tamilnadu to strengthen and improve the quality of higher education in the state of Tamilnadu. This university is of affiliating type with over 15000...

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