Bioengineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, computational and life sciences with core engineering principles driving the technologies towards advances and applications in health, environment, agriculture, energy etc thereby improving the quality of life. It creates knowledge from the molecular to organ systems levels, develops materials, devices, systems, information approaches, technology management, and methods for assessment and evaluation of technology, for the biological applications. The discipline of bioengineering has evolved drastically over the past 50 years, seemingly encompassing all fields that include bioelectric phenomena, bioinformatics, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, biosensors, biosignal processing, biotechnology, computational biology, medical imaging, etc. The B.Tech and M.Tech dual degree programme on Bioengineering strives to train the students in the field of physical, chemical, mathematical and biological sciences together with engineering principles for inculcating knowledge enabling them in developing and deploying Bioengineering technologies in various fields.
MTech allows the Bioengineers to specialise in four advanced focused areas:
The curriculum will impart training to budding students that will cater to the requirements of Bio-based industries. At IIT Mandi, a student needs to complete 160 credits for B.Tech in 4 years and 70 credits for M.Tech in two years. 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 a student to graduate in 5 years with a B.Tech-M.Tech integrated dual degree earning 206 credits.
Students are admitted to undergraduate courses (four-year Bachelor of Technology) through an All-India entrance known as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by all the IIT's, at various centres across the country.
The Biosciences and Biotechnologies (BioX) at IIT Mandi is motivated by the needs in the field of human healthcare, food/agriculture, and environment sustainability in terms of development of new technologies for better disease diagnosis and management, identification and development of rare medicinally important molecules from various sources, and to clean and protect environment. Being present in the Himalayas, it aims to utilize the diverse resources easily available in the region to fulfil the above-mentioned goals. Motivated by the goals, IIT Mandi is committed to intensify academic teaching, research and development in several areas of BioX. M. Tech in Biotechnology programme is mainly initiated with the goal to train the next generation of students with cutting edge knowledge and skills suitable towards biotechnological research and Bio-industry needs such as biomedical/biopharma etc. The curriculum of M.Tech in Biotechnology programme at IIT Mandi is directed towards fundamental and practical understanding of the core biotechnology areas along with specialized fields in “Systems Biology” and “Medical and Nano-biotechnology”. In addition, elective courses from other disciplines provide interdisciplinary exposure to the students. The core-subjects, specialized theme areas of BioX, electives from other schools, hands on laboratory training along with the Thesis project component to be undertaken in-house/ other R&D institutes/ industries will enrich students with right skills required in the current Job market both in academia and industries, on completion of the program.
Credit Structure: A student, to be awarded M.Tech. degree, must need to earn 70 -72 credits. Program Specialization: The program offers an option to the student to obtain a specialization in the area of “Systems Biology” or “Medical and Nano-biotechnology”. Towards this the student needs to mandatorily credit at least three electives from the specialization basket and the respective specialization lab. If specialization is to be done then the dissertation project should preferably be from the similar area. Although obtaining a specialization is not mandatory and the program offers the flexibility to the students to opt for any of the specialization electives or other electives as per their choice from among those offered in BioX or related areas by the school.
The minimum educational qualifications for admission to the M.Tech. programs are as follows:
For admission to M.Tech./M.Sc. program under regular/sponsored category, the concerned School shall adopt qualifying criteria for short-listing for interview/written test and prepare a merit list of selected candidates after interview/written test for all the categories.
The applicant for admission to PhD program shall be in any one of the following categories:
Master’s degree in Sciences with a good academic record with a valid GATE score or UGC/CSIR NET/ Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a good academic record/ B. Tech degree of any IIT with a minimum of CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or with a valid GATE Score or B. Tech. / B.E degree of any recognized University in India with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 on a 10.0 point scale or equivalent with valid GATE score.
Interested candidates are encouraged to fill the online application form available in the following link: Apply Here
The general time of admissions to the Ph.D. program is in July and December, however applications are invited throughout the year. The interested candidates are requested to visit the IIT Mandi website from time to to time for the latest updates regarding notices and news.