Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes like diagnostic or therapeutic. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, Also included under the scope of a biomedical engineer is the management of current medical equipment within hospitals while adhering to relevant industry standards. This involves making equipment recommendations, procurement, routine testing and preventive maintenance, a role also known as a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) is also present in the biomedical field.
The job opportunities after graduation are also available in Pathological labs, clinics and hospitals as well as rehabilitation clinics. Some of the jobs found after graduation are-
Equipment Design Engineer
The graduate can go for further higher studies after the completion of the under graduation degree in biomedical engineering, that are
- Tech in Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Instrumentation/Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology which consist of the specific related branches.
- Or they can go for MBA program after the completion of under graduation.
The top colleges for B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering are-
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
SRM University is a deemed university founded in 1985. The campus comprises of SRM Medical college hospital and research center, College for Science and Humanities, School of Management and many more.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology conducts their own admission test known as the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE). Exam will be conducted as per the government instructions.
For the admission the candidate must have secured at least 50% marks in 10+2 Science Stream. If the student has achieved to that then he/she can appear SRMJEE (UG) which comprises of Physics, Chemistry, Math’s, English and Aptitude.
The complete fees for the candidates applying for Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering would be 6 lakhs INR.
VIT University, Vellore-
VIT was founded by G.Vishwanathan in the year 1969. It includes 20 undergraduates, 34 postgraduate and 4 integrated and 4 research programs.
VIT has departments divided into 15 schools of study with the addition of VIT Law School at Chennai campus.
This college implements Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) which gives the students space to make their time tables by choosing the subjects and faculties under the guidance of whichever subject they want to study.
The eligible candidate must have 60% marks in 10+2 and has also cleared VITEEE for the selection in biomedical stream.
The fees structure for the complete course is around 6.9 lakhs INR.
And, VIT organize the scholarship scheme for its BE students, i.e. GV School Development Programmed.
This scheme selects toppers from each state board and central board while allowing them with 100% tuition fee waiver for all four years.
Also, the candidates’ holding-
- Ranks between 1-50 in VITEEE are given 75% tuition fee waiver for all four years.
- Ranks between 51-100 in VITEEE are given 50% tuition fee waiver for all four years.
- Ranks between 101-1000 in VITEEE are given 25% tuition fee waiver for all four years.
The National Institute of technology Rourkela was formerly known as Regional Engineering College Rourkela. It is a publicly funded higher learning institute for engineering, science and technology located at Rourkela, Odisha. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India and has been recognized by Institute of national Importance.
The institute has the following engineering departments which offer B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech and many more.
Some departments are-
Department of Planning and Architecture
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Department of biotechnology and Medical Engineering
Department of Ceramic Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Food Processing
The eligibility criteria for B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering is that the candidate has to clear 10+2 from Science stream and have secured minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry as their compulsory subjects and Science/Biology as their optional subjects from a recognized board.
Also, they need to appear and clear JEE Mains and JEE Advance.
The fee structure for the complete course is around 6.3 lakhs INR.
Parul University, Vadodara-
B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering got started in the private university in Vadodara, Gujarat. It was established in 2009 as Parul Group of Institutes, and was given university status in 2015.
The university also offers 160 different undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral degree programs through 34 institutions across 21 wide ranging faculties.
Other courses offered here-
B.Sc. in Animation and VfX
B.Sc. in Public Health
B.Sc. in Applied Sciences and many more.
The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and mathematics and have also appeared JEE Mains and JEE Advance while securing 50% marks given in the concurrent year.
The fee is around 3 lakhs INR for the 4 years course.
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