Frequently Asked Questions about B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering

What is B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering?

B.Tech. Biomedical Engineering – Stands for Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering. Typically, a B.Tech. is for four years, minimum eligibility for which is an intermediate (10 + 2) in science. Biomedical Engineering is the the science of applying technological and engineering principles to the field of biosciences and medicine. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Anatomy and Physiology, Biomedical Instrumentation, Digital Principles, Computer Architecture, Mathematics, Biomechanics, Bio Transducers and Electrodes, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Electronics, Biostatistics, Pathology, Microbiology, Medical physics, Medical Image Processing etc.

Basic Eligibility

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. For regional colleges AIEEE or region based Engineering examination tests are there. Private colleges conduct there own test. List of Biomedical Colleges can be found here. You can apply depneding upon college.

Mathematics is compulsory, However in Manipal and VIT University, 50% seats are for Biology based students but students have to appear in the entrance test conducted by these colleges

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.

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