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B.E. Biomedical Engineering is a 4-year UG course with a specialization in the field of biomedical and related aspects. The minimum eligibility criterion which most of the institutes ask for is a score of at least 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) at 10+2 or equivalent level.

Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:

  • IIT
  • ACS College of Engineering
  • Anna University
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
  • Bundelkhand University
  • Dronacharya College of Engineering
  • Government Engineering College
  • JIS College of Engineering
  • J.B. Institute of Engineering and Technology

The fee for the course varies between INR 50,000 to INR 4, 50,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

B.E. Biomedical Engineering admissions involve Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained at 10+2 or equivalent level by the candidate. Most of the colleges who provide admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE etc while some of them go for a separate entrance exam of their own (like BITSAT, LPUNEST etc).

The course is aimed at providing discipline-specific skills and knowledge to the UG students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to persecute the learning in a practical sense.

Under Graduates in Biomedical Engineering have a wide range of opportunities to choose from in terms of job opportunities such as Bio-Medical Technician, Bio-Medical Engineer, Bio Chemist, Teacher etc. After completion of graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.E. and M.Phil in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR 12,000 to 15,000 a month for new graduates in the discipline.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biomedical Engineering)

  • Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biomedical Engineering) in Tamil Nadu
  • Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biomedical Engineering) in Maharashtra
  • BE/B.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • BE/B.Tech in Maharashtra
  • BE/B.Tech in Chennai
  • BE/B.Tech in Uttar Pradesh

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Course Highlights

Course LevelUnder Graduate
Duration of the Course4 years
Examination TypeSemester-Wise
EligibilityMinimum score of 50% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at 10+2 or equivalent level.
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based/Merit-based
Course FeeBetween INR 50,000 to 4.5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR10,000 to 15,000
Top Recruiting CompaniesMedical companies, Hospitals, Instrument Manufacturers, Diagnostic centers, Installation Units
Job PositionsBio Medical Technician, Bio-Medical Engineer, Bio-Chemist

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: What is it about?

Engineering is a field of application of scientific concepts and principles in real life.  Application of scientific concept to solve daily life problems is a crucial aspect of engineering studies irrespective of the stream.

Biomedical Engineering is one such stream of engineering which utilizes engineering knowledge and skills to help find solutions related to medical and biological problems. It is a multi-disciplinary subject which incorporates knowledge of various engineering domains like electrical, electronics, computer, and instrumentation to utilize it in a practical sense at the biological level.

The four-year engineering course in the domain aims at equipping the BE graduates with all the knowledge and expertise in regards to this multi-disciplinary subject so, that they are able to execute themselves effectively in the job market as well as are equipped properly to face the challenges that industry offers.

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Top Institutes

There are many reputed colleges across the country that are offering the B.E. Biomedical Engineering course to candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent level examination from a recognized state or central board. Students can take admission in the course through Common Entrance Test conducted by certain exam conducting authorities such as IITs, BITS, as well as separate exams conducted by respective colleges/Universities (such as LUPNEST) that are offering this course.

For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

InstituteCityAverage Fee
IITDelhiINR 82,000
ACS College of EngineeringBangaloreINR 50,000
Anna UniversityMaduraiINR 30,095
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of EngineeringPuneINR 45,500
Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute for Biotechnology and BioinformaticsNavi MumbaiINR 84,000
Bundelkhand UniversityJhansiINR 45,000
Dronacharya College of EngineeringGurugramINR 88,000
Government College of EngineeringPuneINR 22,171
JIS College of EngineeringNadiaINR 90, 000
J.B. Institute of Engineering and TechnologyHyderabadINR 42,000
Osmania UniversityHyderabadINR 11,900
Chandigarh University ChandigarhINR 1,59,000
Noorul UniversityKanyakumariINR 1,00,000
VELS UniversityChennaiINR 94,900

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central board with at least 50% (40% to 45% for reserved category candidates) of the marks with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology as the major subjects of study.

  • He/She shall not be having any Supplementary or compartment in any of the subject/Subjects at 10+2 or equivalent level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission.
  • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
  • Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like JEE Main). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Admission Process

Admissions procedure for the course involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country) as well as a merit-based selection process (in select few institutes/colleges). 

  • Students who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent level examinations with a minimum of 50% marks (40% to 45% for reserved category students) can make application in colleges offering the course.
  • Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into B.E courses (like LUPNEST) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like JEE Main, UPSEE. Hence students would have to make an application for such exams.
  • Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
  • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for counseling process by the respective university or college.
  • After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.

Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Syllabus and Course description

The syllabus of the course is divided into 8 semesters spread over a span of four years with each year comprising of two semesters. The syllabus of the course is divided into various subjects and practical skills that students are taught during the course of their under graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to biomedical engineering so as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject to the undergraduate students.

The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below to provide a reference to the candidates.

Semester ISemester II
Mathematics-1Mathematics- 2
PhysicsMaterial Science
ChemistryEnvironment Science
Basics of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringBasic of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering MechanicsThermodynamics
Communicative EnglishComputer Programming
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester IIISemester IV
Electric circuit analysisElectronic Circuits
Electron devices and circuitsHuman Anatomy and Physiology
Switching theory and logical designElectrical and Electronic Instruments
C++ and Data StructureDynamics of Biofluids
Strength of MaterialMedical Instrumentation 1
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester VSemester VI
Control System EngineeringEmbedded systems in Medicine
Microprocessor and its applicationsPrinciples of Diagnostic and Therapeutic equipment
Linear Integrated CircuitsMedical Informatics and expert systems
Signals and SystemsDigital Image Processing
BiomechanicsBiomedical signal processing
Medical Instrumentation 2Elective subject 1
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester VIISemester VIII
Principles of Radiological equipmentAdvanced Biomedical Instrumentation
BiomaterialsEngineering Economics
Hospital safety and managementBioTelemetry
Elective subject 2Elective 4
Elective Subject 3Elective 5
Practical LabPractical Lab

B.E. Biomedical Engineering:  Who Should Opt for?

  • Students who have an analytical mindset and like to indulge in problem-solving.
  • Those who have interest in multi-disciplinary studies.
  • Those who are looking for a career in Medical equipment industry in mind.
  • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

B.E. Biomedical Engineering: Career Prospects

B.E. Biomedical Engineering graduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with firms such as Medical companies, Hospitals, Instrument Manufacturers, Diagnostic centers, Installation Units etc.

To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where biomedical engineering undergraduates can look for in terms of their career.

Job profileRoleAverage Salary for Fresher’s
Bio-medical EngineerWork of bio-medical engineer involves the application of engineering concepts in solving the day to day problems in the biological domain.INR 2.0-2.2 Lacs
Instrument EngineerThe job involves designing, testing, and updating of various medical instruments that are used for diagnosis and treatment.INR 1.8-2 Lacs
Installation EngineerThe job involves installation of high-end medical equipment (with a team of technicians) manufactured by the respective companies effectively in the health establishments.INR 1.6-2 Lacs
ResearcherThe job of a researcher involves Research and Development in the domain to bring out innovative solutions to the existing issues in the domain.INR 1.8-2.3 Lacs
Maintenance EngineerThis job involves timely inspection and correction of any wear and tear that various medical instruments might face due to their usage over a period of time.INR 1.6-2 Lacs

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