MTech Program

MTech Program

Over the first two semesters, M.Tech students are required to do substantial amount of course work to complement their undergraduate or masters level education. the third semester is devoted mostly to M.Tech projects although there are some courses to be taken during that period. The fourth semester is fully devoted to completion of the project. The curriculum has been designed to provide all students with general background in Biomedical Engineering followed by more specific knowledge in area of choice. the former is achieved through core (for everyone) and compulsory (for students with particular background) courses in the first semester. Electives taken during the second and third semester provide specialized knowledge in the area of individual interest.

In first semester, students with backgrounds in life sciences and medicine are required to compulsory courses in mathematics, electronics circuits and instrumentation. Students with backgrounds in physical sciences and engineering take courses in physiology. All students are required to undergo a course on quantative and experimental methods in physiology.

In the second semester, all students have to go through a core course on Biostatistics and Design of Experiments. Students with backgrounds in physical sciences and engineering undergo a compulsory course in Clinical Physiology. The rest of the courses are electives which the students choose after consultation with the faculty advisor. In special cases electives can be taken from other departments in IIT as well. In addition all students start their M.Tech Project ( MTP ) and finish their first stage in the second semester itself.

In the third and final semester, the students are not required to take any courses and devote their time to the M.Tech Project.

Eligibility for Admission

First class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST) in *:

* as specified in the clause A.7.3 in the “Important Guidelines for M.Tech. Application” of this brochure.

Qualifying Disciplines

    i. B.Tech./B.E./AMIE or equivalent in Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Engineering Physics, Pharmaceutical Technology and other engineering; OR

    ii. M.Sc. or equivalent in Maths, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Ceramics, Chemistry, Electronics, Ergonomics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics, Physiology and other science; OR

    iii. ** MBBS/BDS OR

    iv. ** B. Pharm/M. Pharm OR

    v. ** B.V.Sc., B.P.Th. and B.O.Th. degree (Duration 4 years or more)

Entrance examination requirement for TA/RA/TAP/RAP Category

Valid GATE score in any discipline for engineering and science graduates (for i and ii above),

AIIMS/ All India MCI/JIPMER/PGI Chandigarh/AFMC-Pune/DNB Part I/Pre-M.D.S. national level medical and dental postgraduate entrance examinations or GATE Life Sciences examination for medical and biological sciences (for iii above).

GPAT / All India level selection examination for B.Pharm. (for iv above)

All India level post graduate entrance examination for M.V.Sc., M.P.Th. and M.O.Th. (for v above)

** Candidate with qualifications mentioned against (iii), (iv) & (v) must submit a certificate for their having First class or 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) * in qualifying degrees, failing which, they will not be eligible for admission to M.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering

Eligibility/rank certificates for all such All India level entrance examinations are required (for iii, iv and v above).

There will be no written test or interview for candidates qualifying through GATE examination for various qualifying disciplines. Candidates will be considered for direct admission and the seats for any qualifying discipline will be pre-determined and will be filled based on GATE scores in the respective qualifying disciplines.

Students with qualifications mentioned against (iii), (iv) & (v), who do not have a valid GATE score will be called for written test/interview.

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