Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is launching a new BTech – MTech integrated dual degree programme in Bioengineering from 2019-20 Academic Year, which aims to offer a wide plethora of problem-solving opportunities. Ranging from sensing of data from the biological world to actuation through prosthetics, from computational models to understand the biological world to machine learning techniques for diagnosis, this programme would cover Bioengineering from a more generalised perspective without getting limited to only Biomedical Engineering.The BTech – MTech Integrated Dual Degree Programme in Bioengineering is a first-of-its-kind in India and it will widen the horizon of Bachelor’s level students to choose from different areas for specialisation in Bioengineering, like Biomedical Engineering, Agro-Technology, Computational Bioengineering or Environmental Science and Engineering.
Combined with IIT Mandi’s philosophy of providing a broad base engineering education, the programme synergises engineering fundamentals with biological domain areas with the intent of generating engineering manpower endowed with a sufficient appreciation towards biology. The dual degree programme strives to train students in the field of basic electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines together with principles in physical, chemical, mathematical, computational and biological sciences together with engineering principles for the development of technology aimed at providing diagnostic, therapeutic and assistive and analytical support to biological systems.
The integrated dual degree programme in Bioengineering allows the students to go through a rigorous framework of core courses at Bachelors and Masters level and a comprehensive and detailed project and dissertation work which allows them to graduate in a period of 5 years with a BTech – MTech integrated dual degree.The programme also offers an opportunity for the students to tour through the design-innovation related courses like Reverse Engineering, Design Practicum, Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum offered to regular BTech students at IIT Mandi that will inculcate a sense of interest towards various application domains while getting familiarised with engineering problem-solving at the same time.