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B.Tech in Bio-Medical Engineering (B.Tech BME) is an undergraduate course of engineering practices and design in medical and healthcare business. The minimum eligibility for this course requires passing class 12th/ Higher Secondary Examination Biology, Maths with a minimum of 50% marks.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • VIT, Vellore
  • NIT, Rourkela
  • MIT, Manipal
  • Chandigarh University
  • BITS, Hyderabad

The average tuition fee for this course ranges between INR 4 to 10 Lacs

B. Tech BME is a course completed over a span of four years just like any other engineering course. It is also often confused with B.Tech Bio-engineering. The mode of admission is through State/ National/ University Joint Entrance Examination.

B. Tech BME graduates can find various career options and jobs in academic institutions, hospitals, medical research industry, government agencies. The job profiles for graduates of this course can be research scientist, lecturer, physician, technical writer, biomedical engineer etc.  A fresh graduate of this course can expect an annual salary of between INR 1.5 – 2.5 Lacs which would only increase with experience in the field.

What is B.Tech. BME about?

B.Tech. BME aims to narrow the gap between engineering and science. The course is a mixture of design and problem-solving skills that come from engineering and expertise of medical and biological sciences for a revolution in medical industry.

This is an upcoming engineering course in India, seeking a career in which will be successful. 

How is B.Tech. BME different from B.Tech Bio-Engineering?

B.Tech. Bioengineering is a branch of engineering which deals with engineering principles are used for medical and biological problems. This course uses concepts and principles of physical sciences to understand biological systems better. Check B.Tech. BME Syllabus

B.Tech.BME is somewhat similar to B.Tech. Bioengineering in the sense that it also uses engineering tools to solve problems and contribute to medical industry. Here, the course is made up of multidiscipline engineering branches like electrical, chemical, mechanical and computer engineering to solve problems in medicine and biology. 

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biomedical Engineering)

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


Since B.Tech. BMEis an engineering course, the duration of the course is four years. The course follows a semester system over annual mode and hence the course consists of eight semesters.

For lateral entry students, the duration of the course is three years and six semesters.

Where to study?

There are various Institutes in India which offer B.Tech. courses. B.Tech. BME is also available at many Agricultural Universities. Few of the Top colleges for B.Tech Bio-Medical engineering are as follows:

  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
  • SRM University, Tamil Nadu
  • Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Maharashtra
  • Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry
  • Rama University, Uttar Pradesh

Academic Options after B.Tech

After this undergraduate course, students can apply for M.Tech Biomedical Engineering and also Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering.

Admission to M.Tech is also through an Entrance Examination. M.Tech and Ph.D courses are available in colleges like Manipal Institute of Technologyand Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad etc.

How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biomedical Engineering)

Many colleges have a Common Entrance Examination which leads to the admission to the B.Tech BMEcourse.

If the candidate is eligible, students can follow the process given below.

  • Application Form
  • Entrance Exam/ Counseling
  • Admission  

Mode of Entrance

Some of the top entrance examinations for B.Tech BMEare as follows:

JEE Main: JEE Mainis conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs and other Engineering colleges approved by central government. The forms are available in the month of December and exam is held in the consecutive month of April.

SRMJEEE: SRM University conducts a Joint Entrance Examination for admission to B.Tech BME.The applications are made available online in the month of February and March.

MU-OET: Sikkim Manipal University conducts an All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test. TheTest’s application forms are available in the month of March.

Entrance Test

The number of questions ranges from 150 to 200. The time allottedfor the exam is2 ½ hours to3 hours.The entrance examinations have negative marking of 0 to 1 mark.

The syllabus for the entrance exam is best described as follows: 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics 
  • Biology 
  • General Aptitude 
  • English

Selection Process

The selection of students for the program is based in two ways which depends from college to college: a) by accepting the candidate’s admission solely on the Entrance Examination Score


b) Declaring a merit list based on candidate’s performance in Entrance Exam as well as their high school examination qualifying score.

Lateral Entry

The Lateral Entry which means entrance into second year of the course is also available in colleges likeBharath University, Chennai andBharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University. The eligibility for lateral entry is 10th+ 3yr Diploma in Engineering/Technology or BSc in any stream with subjects as Mathematics. 

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