“We are living in a period where combining biomedicine and engineering is needed to answer many unsolved scientific questions.” ~Seung Baek Biomedical engineering is the application of the engineering principles to medicine and biology to design and create biomedical equipment & devices such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems, computer systems, and software used in healthcare. Biomedical engineering focuses on the advances that improve health care treatment (for e.g. diagnosis, therapy). Specialty areas within the field of biomedical engineering are: Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Bioinstrumentation, Bioinformatics, Systems Physiology, Rehabilitation Engineering, Tissue Engineering and Clinical Engineering. Some examples of Biomedical Engineering innovations are artificial limbs, prosthetics, imaging machines and various other medical devices.
|Diploma (Biomedical Engineering/Medical Electronics)|
|Eligibility||High School/Intermediate/ITI, Some colleges have the criteria of specific minimum marks|
|Entrance Exam||Polytechnic Diploma Entrance Exam (e.g. Delhi CET, TS POLYCET), Diploma Entrance Test (DET)|
|Average Course Fee||₹60,000 to ₹2,50,000|
|Goal||Junior Biomedical Engineer, Biological Technician, Lateral Entry in B.Tech|
Hari Gobind Khorana – Khorana was one of the pioneers in genetics and biotechnology. His work with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley on the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, carrying the genetic code, earned him the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, in 1968. He also made another breakthrough in the field, becoming the first to synthesize an artificial gene into a living cell.