Joint Degree Programme (JDP)

For the Academic Year 2021-2022 and onwards, the Joint Degree Program at IIT Madras will be coordinated by the Department of Applied Mechanics (Biomedical Engineering Group).

A joint degree program by

Over the past five decades, healthcare delivery has increasingly become technology driven – be it development of new drugs, vaccines or medical devices. Innovative solutions to healthcare can be developed with a cross-disciplinary approach with systematic training, in which, students with a background in engineering and physical sciences are trained in biological sciences and clinical practices.

The M.Tech. in Clinical Engineering and the Ph.D. (major: Biomedical Devices and Technology) programmes aim to develop capable people, who will go further to make significant contributions as high-level engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, academicians, etc. in the relevant areas. It is a unique undertaking and exploits the innate strengths and facilities of the three institutes — SCTIMST, IITM and CMC. These organizations together hold strong backgrounds in Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences.

For Eligibility and Admissions details:
Participating Institutes:

1)  Prof. Arun Thittai, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras (

2) Dr. Roy Joseph, Division of Polymeric Medical Devices, Biomedical Technology Wing, SCTIMST Trivandrum (

3) Prof. Sivakumar Balasubramaian, Department of Bioengineering, CMC Vellore (