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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. Admissions to PhD program are now open. To apply, please visit the link: http://www.iitrpr.ac.in/admissions


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). Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

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. Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

Or

3. A bachelor's degree in engineering (BE /BTech) or pharmacy (BPharm), with a minimum of 65 percent marks (7.0 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. Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules

Or

4. A MBBS, BVSc, or BDS, with a minimum of 65 percent marks (7.0 grade points on a scale of 10). Relaxation for SC/ST candidates as per GOI rules


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 committee (DC) 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 DC, any two courses can be core and rest electives)
1. BML601: Fundamentals of Human Physiology (4, 3-0-2)
2. BML602: Drug Delivery (3 credits, 3-0-0)
3. BML603: Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Biomedical Applications (3, 3-0-0)
4. BML604: Introduction to Advanced Biology (3 credits, 2-0-2)
5. BML605: Biomedical Electronics and Communication (core, 4 credits, 3-0-2)
6. BML606: Biomaterial and Tissue Interactions (3 credits, 2-0-2)
7. BML607: Medical Devices and Equipment (4 credits, 3-0-2)
8
. BML608: Biomechanics (4 credits, 3-0-2)
9.
BML609: Physics of Medical Imaging (4 credits, 3-0-2)
10.
BML610*: Research Ethics and Professional / Scientific Communication (2-0-0)
11. BML611: Cancer Biology- Advances in Diagnostics and Therapeutics (3-0-0)
12. BML612: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3-0-0)
13. CSL615: Advanced Image Processing (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)