For the Academic Year 2021-2022 and onwards, the Joint Degree Program at IIT Madras will be coordinated by the Department of Applied Mechanics (https://apm.iitm.ac.in/) ,Biomedical Engineering Group (https://apm.iitm.ac.in/bio_medical.html).
The M.Tech. in Clinical Engineering Curriculum and the Ph.D. (major: Biomedical Devices and Technology) Curriculum 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.
There are about 16,000 hospitals in the country. People with a M. Tech. in Clinical Engineering would be capable of managing and maintaining the wide range of equipment used in hospitals. The total management of this aspect in a hospital, leading to cost-effective procurement and utilization of equipment without sacrificing safety and reliability, will also be addressed by them.
The M.Tech. (Clinical Engineering) program (MCE) has an innovative approach of combining formal engineering training with hands-on clinical exposure. It is a unique undertaking and will exploit 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.
The selection will be done once a year on an All-India basis, through a centralized M.Tech. admission process conducted by IIT Madras. For selection and admission details (Click here).http://mtechadm.iitm.ac.in/ The M.Tech. programme will be two years duration. The students will study and train at all the three participating Institutes.
The placement opportunities are excellent in hospitals as well as in biomedical device companies. The scope for higher studies (PhD), both in India and abroad, is also bright. All the students who have graduated thus far from the program have been placed through the placement offices and efforts at IIT Madras and SCTIMST; They have been placed in hospitals, medical device industries, and some have opted to go for a Ph.D., typically, abroad.
The aim of this programme is to train engineers to carry out research and development in the field of biomedical devices and technology. This training would enable them
To be leaders in research and development
To be innovators and entrepreneurs in biomedical technology
The students will study and train at all the three participating Institutes.
The selection will be done once a year on an All-India basis, through a screening test and/or a personal interview of eligible candidates. If needed, the syllabus for the screening test will be sent to eligible candidates well before the test.
Interested candidates can apply for the JDP PhD (Biomedical Devices and Technology) program through the IIT Madras Research Admissions https://research.iitm.ac.in/ Online Portal for the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras.
It may be helpful to note that the selected candidates who join the program will work on a thesis with two guides – one from any Department at IIT Madras, and the other, a suitable collaborator, by mutual agreement between the guides, from either SCTIMST or CMC. Thus, the student will have a significant choice in the thesis topic.