IIT Hyderabad launches BTech in biomedical engineering from this year

HYDERABAD: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) launched a new bachelor of technology programme in biomedical engineering from the academic year 2020-21. Total 20 seats will be on offer in the new programme.

According to a press release issued by the IIT-H, as a biomedical engineer, students will be trained to design medical devices, recognise patterns in health and disease, simulate and predict spread of epidemics etc. One of the unique factors of the programme is an advanced module on biomedical product design, entrepreneurship, regulatory affairs and clinical immersion, that brings in a core product design and development focus.

“We strongly believe that this programme will help in bringing out indigenous medical devices of high quality that serve all sections of the country,” said Prof BS Murty, director, IIT-H.

This curriculum is designed around four verticals — bio-imaging/sensing, bio-mechanics, bio-materials and bio-intelligence/artificial intelligence. They rest on a single horizontal – core training in physiology, anatomy, systems science, mathematics, circuits, instrumentation, mechanics and algorithms. In designing this curriculum, the institute drew from the master’s programme in biomedical engineering and the depth of research and industry collaborations.

The new programme will be available for joint entrance examination (advanced) qualified students through the joint seat allocation authority seat matrix.

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