"Biomedical Engineering" is an application of all classical 'engineering principles' to solve clinical problems in medical and surgery. Biomedical engineers work with other healthcare professionals as members of a team. Employment opportunities for biomedical engineers exist in industry, government, universities, medical schools and hospitals.
The Department was established in the year 2004 with active clinical/industry partnership in association with our sister institution, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Kattankulathur. Since then, the Department has been actively engaged in diversified research and teaching. Its main objective is to provide a knowledge-based, timely, cost effective and high quality service to clinicians in a professional and responsible manner, in order to improve and enhance patient care by supporting all aspects of care related technology.

Academics

This program combines the academic & practical exposure required to pursue a career in the bio-medical field. Modules of this program train the student to plan, design, install, operate, and maintain complex systems that help medical practitioners in diagnosis and treatment of varied diseases.

Faculty

The department consists of a good number of faculty members, who have experience in teaching, industry and research. The faculty members are well versed with current trends and technologies in the industry. Their sound technical knowledge helps in guiding the students in recent advances in the broad areas of biomedical engineering.

Research

A research coordination committee chaired by the Head of the Department, along with two faculty members coordinates academic research. Twelve appointed counselors guide the students in both UG and PG programs. The major research areas are listed as follows:
  • Biosensors/Biochips
  • Medical image processing
  • Bio-signal processing
  • Bone densitometry & osteoporosis
  • Bio-medical applications using virtual instrumentation Lab View software
  • Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS)
  • Medical thermography

Major Events & Achievements

The department conducts seminars, short-term training programs, workshops and conferences regularly. Recently the department conducted a National Conference titled "Improving Healthcare Using Sophisticated Biomedical Equipments". A National Workshop on "Bone Densitometry" was also conducted. Renowned resource persons in various streams of biomedical engineering across India participated and delivered enlightening lectures. Under the 'Semester Abroad Program', 3 students have been sent to University of California - Davis, USA.

International Relations

The department is going to associate with University Hospital of Wales and Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) and Penn State University, United State of America (USA) for dual-degree program as well as research and development (R&D) activities.

Industrial training

Students are encouraged to undergo industrial training during the course of their study. Eminent resource persons from Industrial Units and institutions of higher learning are periodically invited to the Department for special lecturers on topics of current interest. The department also has an active clinical/industry partnership program that builds rapport with industry sources and focuses on maintaining contact with them. These contacts ensure students have no trouble when they seek practical exposure.

Careers

According to the recent survey in IEEE's Spectrum Magazine, "Biomedical Engineering is one of the best areas to work in". Biomedical engineers are expected to have employment growth that is much faster than the average for all other occupations. "The aging of people and the focus on health issues will drive demand for better medical devices and equipments designed by biomedical engineers". Students can look forward to many exciting careers in the manufacturing units of medical equipment companies, medical R"D institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies.

Laboratories

Students will become familiar with several labs outfitted with all facilities over the course of their studies.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic equipments lab
  • Medical image processing lab
  • Biosignal processing lab
  • Virtual instrumentation lab
  • Human physiology lab
  • Virtual human anatomy & physiology lab
Students also gain valuable experience in several medical areas with the resources of the sister institution, the SRM

Department library

To supplement the resource in the Central Library, there is an exclusive department library consisting of books, proceeding of workshop/seminars, national and international journals, students' project reports and laboratory manuals.


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