Biomedical Engineering

Due to elevation in medical technologies, there is great demand for Biomedical Engineers in India and abroad. Biomedical Engineers are responsible for developing artificial limbs, prosthetics, imagining machines like MRIs, ECGs; thus enhancing healthcare quality. Biomedical engineering (BME) is applying engineering principles and the concept of design to medicine to revolutionize health care treatment.

Biomedical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Under Graduate Class 10+2(Science stream with PCMB)* 2 years
Post Graduate Graduate(Biomedical engineering stream preferable) 2 years
Ph.D.(For those who want to go in academics) Post Graduate(Biomedical engineering stream) 3 - 5 years

* Physics and Mathes as compulsory subjects and one from Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology

Entrance Exam    

Under Graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • J.E.E. or Joint Entrance Exam

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE(Graduate Aptitute Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from INR Fifty thousand to Two lakhs per year excluding lodging and boarding.

Skills Required   

  • Judgment and decision making

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Computer knowledge and high-level software development skills

  • Good communication skill

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination

Career Options   

A biomedical engineer can choose from a variety of career options specifically designed as per the interest of the engineer. :

  • Tissue Engineering :One of the goals of tissue engineering is to create artificial organs (via biological material) for patients that need organ transplants.

  • Genetic Engineering :Genetic engineers add new traits to organisms by manually adding new DNA to the organism. Desired traits or quality can be acquired in organisms or plants through genetic engineering.

  • Neural Engineering :Neural Engineers use engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, or enhance neural systems.

  • Medical Devices :Biomedical engineers are responsible for making following medical devices.

    • Medical Imaging:For the diagnosis and treatment of disease biomedical engineers prepare devices that create visual representation of the interior body like MRI, Ultrasound and endoscopy.

    • Medical Implants :Biomedical engineers develop implants kind of medical device made to replace and act as a missing biological structure.

    • Bionics :Bionics does artificial body part replacement.

  • Pharmaceutical Engineering :Pharmaceutical Engineers conceive, develop and test new drugs; improve exciting drugs.

  • Clinical Engineering :Clinical engineers design, develop and maintain the equipment used for diagnosing illness and treating patients.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech)   

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Instrumentation

  • Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering

Postgraduate Courses (M.S/M.E/M.Tech)   

  • Biomedical Genetics

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology

  • Biomedical Signal Processing & Instrumentation

  • Biomedical Instrumentation

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Bayer Health Care-Diagnostics

  • Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

  • Ranbaxy Diagnostics

  • Siemens

  • Larsen & Toubro

  • Cipla

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • GE Healthcare

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.