About the Department

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The department of biomedical engineering was started in the year 2005 offering B.E degree in Biomedical Engineering. The department has been recognised as a research centre in 2011 and offers Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering. It also offers Master of Engineering degree in Medical Electronics, since 2014. The department now has a total of 16 faculty members with 10 Ph.D. holders and 6 pursuing Ph.D. The department has a total strength of 242 students, from diverse economic strata, willing to deliver their best, for the welfare of the society.

The department has well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories including the biomedical instrumentation lab, microbiology and biochemistry lab, diagnostic and therapeutic lab, to meet the requirements of Anna University to the fullest and to enable the students and the scholars to pursue research in-house. Highlights of the department include industry-institute interactions with eminent healthcare organisations like Philips, Perfint Healthcare, Phoenix medical systems and HCL Healthcare.Several consultancy projects in biomechanics, biomaterials and artificial organs have been carried out for overseas clients and the department partners with RECYCLE3D PLANET, Calgary, Canada for its funded projects. Several MoUsbetween SSN and organizations like Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai, Wildbox Technologies, Singapore, Neolight USA to name a few, help students and faculty in remarkable research collaborations. The department has healthy interactions with NIEPMD, Materialise-Malaysia, National Instruments, Texas™ Instruments, Biopac™ Systems, Inc., Aries Biomed, Global Hospitals, Chennai, SRMC, Chennai, and many more, where the industry and hospital experts are invited to deliver lectures, conduct sponsored workshopsand for other diverse activities to help the student community in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the core industries and their applications.

Faculty are actively involved in teaching and research, delivering lectures with content beyond syllabus, and offering projects to equip the students in having a world-class exposure to the field of biomedicine. Our research labs are equipped with high end equipments like EMOTIV EEG, Fluorescence microscope, CO2 Incubator etc., design software like MIMICS Innovation Suite, CREO and 3D printer for faculty and student research. The ethical committee of the institution is managed by the department of Biomedical Engineering. Our students undergo internships at government organizations such as IITs, IISC, DRDO and in renowned hospitals like lifeline Hospitals, FORTIS™ Malar Hospitals, Apollo hospitals, PSG Hospitals, Global Hospitals etc.,The department frequently organizesinternational and national conferences, lecture series, workshops, Faculty Development Programme, and guest lectures on diverse concepts related to the core and inter-disciplinary subjects in biomedical engineering to equip the students in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the industrial requirements to the fullest. The students carry out active research in medical devices and equipment designing at the innovation centre of SSN.

Our students get placed in core companies like Philips, HCL Healthcare, iGATE etc along with multiple placement offers in software industry. Higher Studies is also the most sought after career advancement opted by the students of Biomedical Engineering. Our students pursue their Masters and Doctoral studies at prestigious Universities like Carnegie MellonUniversity, University Of Florida, IIT Madras, Cornell University,The University of Melbourne, Australia, Duke’s University, North Carolina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,Arizona State University, University of California, San Diego,Texas University, Arlington,Ghent University, Belgium, Lamar University, Texas etc.,

The department publishes ‘Synergy’, a quarterly newsletter, accommodating the diverse activities happening in the department. The department coordinates CENTRE FOR HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES – A multidisciplinary research initiative, which carries out world class research activities in the field of neuroscience, medical signal and image processing, medical instrumentation and bioengineering. BME department keeps spreading its wings through academic partnerships with Foreign universities and provides internships for students from other parts of the nation and globe. The aim is to achieve HIGHER AND HIGHER by strengthening the department in being useful to mankind and helping the students in pursuing a successful career in the biomedical discipline.