Bioengineering is an amalgamation of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Its uniqueness is its highly interdisciplinary nature, where it encompasses knowledge from a wide spectrum ranging from natural science domains to electronics, material science to computer science and even mechanical engineering to simulation of systems. It blends diverse knowledge of science, engineering and technology to solve real world problems of environment and health. Biotechnology sectors covers diverse fields such as genetic engineering, drug development, food technology, stem cell and regenerative medicine, tissue culture, nanobiotechnology, genomics, protein engineering, synthetic biology and systems biology; whereas Biomedical engineering encompasses domains like neural engineering, rehabilitation engineering, biomimetics, biosensors, biomechanics and implant design, tissue engineering and development of artificial tissues and organs, bioinstrumentation and biosignals as well as image processing. By choosing bioengineering one can get the essence of all these diversified and multidisciplinary domains. The School of Bioengineering is a newly developed school with a focus on integrated approach to solve problems on biomedical and biotechnology. The curriculum offers flexibility for the students so that they can choose subjects based on his/her inclination within the vast field. The department offers a set of core and elective courses that helps students gain knowledge about the real world problems through holistic learning. The sustained effort is to produce graduates with potential to solve real world problems aided by the techniques of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. With an aim to carve a distinguished place for itself in the world of bioengineering, the school strives to:
- Become a pioneering world-class centre of excellence in education and research through collaborative, consultative and participatory approaches.
- Nurture effective capabilities for the development of high quality technical and scientific manpower to meet the challenges of the knowledge era.
- Provide cost-effective Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based solutions and value-added services to a variety of organizations and to meet the expectations of stakeholders.
The program aims at educating the students on all facets that make up this growing industry, through workshops/ seminars, market research, industry visits & contemporary expert lectures. The students are encouraged to undertake assignments/ project work from the industry and work towards finding possible solutions to integrate their practical knowledge with industrial practices. Keeping in view the employment potential, in-depth knowledge is provided to the students.
About Bioengineering@VIT Bhopal
Understanding the programme a little better
The School of Bioengineering is a newly developed school with a focus on integrated approach to solve problems on biomedical and biotechnology. The curriculum offers flexibility for the students so that they can choose subjects based on their inclination within the vast field. The department offers a set of core and elective courses that helps students gain knowledge about the real world problems through holistic learning.
The sustained effort is to produce graduates with a potential to solve real world problems aided by the techniques of biotechnology and biomedical engineering. The programme aims at providing real time exposure to students through regular workshops/ seminars, market research, industry/ hospital visits & contemporary expert lectures. The students are encouraged to undertake assignments/ project work from the industry and work towards finding possible solutions to integrate their practical knowledge with industrial practices. Keeping in view the employment potential, in-depth knowledge is provided to the students.
B. Tech in Bioengineering
Human Physiology, Computational Biology and Analytics, Signals and Systems, Biosignals and image processing, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bio-fluid Mechanics, Biomechanics, Biosystems and Control, Introduction to Bioengineering, Physiology of Cells and Tissues, Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques, Bio-inspired Designs, Electric Circuits and Systems, Analog Circuit, Programming Course, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Immune engineering, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Instrumentation, Biosensors and MEMS, Biosafety Bioethics and IPR
Laboratories are well equipped with the state of the art equipment facilities to train the students
in conducting experiments in,
- Analytical and Biochemical Techniques.
- Cell and Microbiological Analysis.
- Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering.
- Synthesis and characterization of Biomaterials.
- Tissue culture and Tissue engineering.
- Computational Biology.
- Immune Engineering.
- Biosignals and Image processing.
Innovations in Bioengineering
Bioengineering research provides solutions to the real world problems of environment and health, which are:
• A genetically modified common house plant can clear air borne toxins inside the house.
• 3-D printing cells can produce human tissues and organs.
• The Robotic Prosthetic Arm can sense, touch, move with human thoughts.
• Inspired from a tortoise, a tiny robotic capsule is developed which can replace insulin injections.
• Biomechtronic scientists have developed devices that enhance human motor skills which are impaired due to diseases/birth defects.
Scientists Research and Development
Research & Development is a backbone of innovations. A Bio-engineer scientist strives to develop state-of-art technologies and work on to bring the innovation to make life easier for the medical professionals.
The profile of Quality Control Bio-engineer is to survey, inspect and scrutinise the medical products to make sure the product meet all the standards.
A Bioinstrumentation engineer develops and designs various tools and instruments used to diagnose diseases which helps physicians to develop line of treatment.
Biomedical Sales and Service Engineer
A Biomedical sales and service engineer understands the basics of various instruments and works with the manufacturing unit in the sales of the product.
Clinical engineers know each and every aspect of medical instruments. They help physicians, nurses and medical personnel to implement and handle them.
Biomechanics / Rehabilitation Engineer
A Biomechanics or rehabilitation engineer works with the orthopedics doctor to simulate patient treatment plan and helps in modelling various implants and prosthetic.
Pharmaceutical Engineers works on discovering, formulating, and synthesizing medication, as well as analytical and quality control processes in Pharmaceutical Industries.
The Government of India through the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) supports innovative ideas in the fields of biomaterials for various therapeutic/biomedical applications, biomedical devices and implants, biosensors, imaging and processing for improved diagnostics/existing medical equipment, tissue engineering,etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Bioengineering mean?
Bioengineering is a new discipline that applies engineering principles of analysis and ideas to create new and better biological systems as well as biomedical technologies. Bioengineering consists of fundamentals of both biology and engineering, which may include elements of electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, materials science, chemistry, and biology. This collaboration allows students, as well as faculties to gain knowledge in their areas of interest and contribute their outcomes with the researchers of the allied fields.
Why would you choose VIT Bhopal for Bio Engineering?
The School of Bio Engineering has taken initiatives in International collaborations for faculty and student exchange. The faculty are involved in research related to Biological data analytics, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bio Sensors for diagnosis and health care applications. The laboratories are euipped with state of art equipments to impart practical knowledge.
Is VIT Bhopal good for pursuing a B.Tech course in Bioengineering?
VIT Bhopal is one of the best engineering Institutes in Central India, offering a B.Tech course in Bioengineering. The School of Bio Engineering has taken initiatives in International collaborations for faculty and student exchange. The faculty are involved in research related to Biological data analytics, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bio Sensors for diagnosis and health care applications. The laboratories are euipped with state of art equipments to impart practical knowledge. This makesVIT Bhopal the preferred choice for a course in Bioengineering.
How is VIT Curriculum the best for students?
The curriculum of Bio Engineering at VIT Bhopal is designed in response to the growing demand of Bio engineering professionals in India and abroad.
Where do Bioengineers work?
Academia, Research labs, Hospitals and Industries.