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The CBME offers a PhD in Biomedical Engineering degree.

Background

The major aim of PhD in biomedical engineering program is to provide extensive research exposure to graduate students in diverse fields of biomedical engineering. The students coming out of this program will be proficient in applying principles of engineering and computational methods to challenges in healthcare. Another aim of this program is to train future scientists and leaders to meet the ever growing demand of biomedical scientist in academia and medical devices industry in India and abroad. You can apply for admission to PhD program using the following link: http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/phd-admission-biomedical-engineering

Research areas

Biomedical Imaging

Medical Devices

Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy

  • Cellular Engineering in Tumor Microenvironment – Cell Based Therapy For Cancer (Dr. Durba Pal)

Biomaterials

Tissue Engineering

  • Adult stem cell plasticity; Cell based therapeutics in disease biology (Dr. Durba Pal)

Other areas

Prerequisites

1. A master's degree in engineering (ME / MTech) or medicine (MD) or pharmaceutical sciences (MPharm) or veterinary science (MVSc) or dental surgery (MDS), with a minimum of 60 percent marks (6.5 grade points on a scale of 10). A minimum of 55 percent marks (6.0 grade points on a scale of 10) for SC/ST

Or

2. A master's degree in sciences (MSc / MS) or equivalent, with a minimum of 60 percent marks (6.5 grade points on a scale of 10). A valid GATE score or qualified in UGC/CSIR/NET/INSPIRE fellowship, or equivalent. A minimum of 55 percent marks (6.0 grade points on a scale of 10) for SC/ST

Or

3. A bachelor's degree in engineering (BE /BTech) or pharmacy (BPharm), with a minimum of 75 percent marks (8.0 grade points on a scale of 10) and a valid GATE score. A bachelor's degree from an IIT with a minimum of 8 grade points on a scale of 10 points without GATE. A bachelor's degree in veterinary science (BVSc) or dental surgery (BDS), with a minimum of 75 percent marks (8.0 grade points on a scale of 10)

Or

4. A MBBS degree with a minimum of 60 percent marks (6.5 grade points on a scale of 10). A minimum of 55 percent marks (6.0 grade points on a scale of 10) for SC/ST

Selection process

Selection process will include a written examination and/or an interview.

Program structure

Students with MTech/ME/MPharm/MD/MVSc/MDS degree will be required to earn 12 credits, whereas students with MS/MSc/MBBS/BVSc/BDS will be required to earn 15 credits. Students with BTech/BE/BPharm degree will have to earn 20 credits. Each student must successfully complete two core courses and requisite number of elective courses. The doctoral scrutiny committee (DSC) of a candidate will decide the two core courses and requisite number of elective courses for him/her. In addition, the student must also complete a course on research ethics and professional/scientific communication. Credits from this course will not count towards the total credit requirement.


Research Ethics and Professional/Scientific Communication (2 credits)

Core course 1 (3 credits)
Core course 2 (3 credits)

Elective courses (two to five)

Comprehensive examination (written and/or oral examination)

Comprehensive Seminar (in the presence of an external expert before the end of eighteen months). Failure at this stage will lead to expulsion from the PhD program

Synopsis

Thesis submission


Courses (choose two core and requisite elective courses in consultation with your DSC)
1. BML601: An Introduction to Human Physiology (3, 3-0-0)
2. BML602: Drug Delivery (3 credits, 3-0-0)
3. BML603: Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Biomedical Applications (3, 3-0-0)
4. CSL631: Physics of Medical Imaging (3, 3-0-0)
5. CSL615: Advanced Image Processing (4, 3-0-2)
6. CYL614: Principles of Biochemistry (3, 3-0-0)
7. CYL458: Biomaterials (4, 3-1-0)
8. MEL519: Biological Materials (4, 3-0-2)
9. MEL520: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering (4, 3-0-2)
10.
MEL421/MEL460: Medical Devices and Equipment (4, 3-0-2)
11. MEL515: Bone Biology (3, 3-0-0)
12. MEL516: Orthopedic Biomechanics (4, 3-0-2)
13. MEL618: Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Biomechanics (4, 3-0-2)


Note
1. A student can also opt for graduate courses offered by other departments and take one undergraduate course (in consultation with the DSC)