The Bioengineering program at CMC-Vellore is unique in India in offering Postgraduate engineering education in a medical institution. It imparts training in engineering analysis, design and prototyping within a multi- faceted medical institution. Its aim is to bring some of the best global practices in interdisciplinary biomedical engineering R&D to address healthcare problems inIndia. Bioengineering at CMC
Bioengineering Involves basic science and applied research in medical instrumentation, prostheses, mathematical analysis of physiological processes, biomechanics of musculoskeletal
systems, rehabilitation engineering etc. Bioengineering has engineering at its core, and includes the disciplines of physics, mechanics, electronics, and computational methods applied to
physiology and medicine. The Department
The Bioengineering department at CMC-Vellore works closely with several other departments in CMC and significant work has been in Physiological Measurements, Prostheses and Assistive Devices, Electrodiagnostics, Neuorehabilitation technology etc. The department has electronics and mechanical fabrication and testing labs as well as embedded and GUI software development facilities. Devices developed in the department are in use in clinical departments and research labs in CMC and other institutions. The Bioengineering department at
CMC is a participant in a three institution M.Tech. (Clinical Engineering) and Ph.D. (Medical Devices) initiative, jointly run by IIT-Madras, SCTIMST-Trivandrum and CMC-Vellore. The
admissions for those programmes are advertised separately.
Scientists from India and Canada are collaborating on the development of a new imaging technology focussed on brain tumours. The bilateral project—Improving the Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumours—is valued at almost US$1.7 million and aims to develop and commercialise software that will provide radiologists with enhanced automated imaging methods to detect and characterise brain tumours and enable accelerated assessment and treatment.
Leveraging $486,000 from ISTP Canada and additional funding from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India, the team is tasked with creating a new imaging technology that automatically locates, maps and monitors tumour changes and combines MRI and PET image data into a single information-rich diagnostic tool.
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in engineering, preferably Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Computer Science or equivalent, and a Masters degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent with exposure to advanced biology. A qualifying score in GATE is required.
Candidates must download the application form fromhttp://home.cmcvellore.ac.in Filled in applications are to be enclosed with Rs.1000/- (Application & Registration fees Rs.1000/-) by demand draft in favour of