Biomedical Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

A Biomedical Engineering course offers knowledge in technical expertise on the subjects of biology and medicine simultaneously and contributes effectively to the development of healthcare and increasing longevity of human lives. Biomedical engineers devise artificial organs like kidneys, pacemakers, sophisticated therapeutic and surgical devices like magnetic resonance imaging machine, heart-lung machine, artificial heart valves and laser system for eyes. Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

Basic qualification for entering a B.Tech or a B.Sc course in Biomedical Engineering is a 10+2 under-graduate course with science subjects. Biomedical engineering can be chosen as a special subject in engineering.

Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

EAMCET – Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test

Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), Andhra Pradesh is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.

  • Candidates should have passed or appeared for the final year of Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional or related vocational courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh along with bridge course or courses conducted by it for candidates enrolled during 2001-2003 and subsequent batches.
  • For Engineering course, candidates should have completed 16 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit.

Top Colleges for Courses in Biomedical Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110016: website <>
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-769008
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005: website<>
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • S V University College of Engineering,Tirupati-517502(AP)
  • Jadavpur University
    Jupiter Building, Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032, West Bengal         Tel.:033-24146129
  • Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering
    Mumbai-400056, Maharashtra.
  • Christian Medical College,
    Vellore – 632004  Tel : 0416-2282010,  Fax: 0416-2232054

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

Immense job opportunities in diverse spheres like medical equipments manufacturing, orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering, molecular, cellular and tissue engineering in public as well as in corporate sectors are available for the biomedical engineers in India. They can also develop biomaterials to blend living cells and biomechanics and provide a match for living tissues which is the most sought after research providing jobs with handsome pay packages.
There is a huge demand for biomedical engineers abroad. Clinical engineers who monitor and maintain the database of medical instrumentation and work with physicians to adapt instrumentation for the specific needs of the physician and hospitals are most sought after in hospitals abroad other.


Remuneration depends on the qualifications and specialization of the aspirants plus the standing of the organization. Prestigious hospitals like APOLLO, MEDWIN, JJ Hospital Mumbai and AIIMS New Delhi offer   Rs 25,000/- to Rs 30,000/- pm to freshers who join as Internees. Later, on acquiring on- the- job experience, they get salaries upto Rs 35,000/- to Rs 60,000/- pm.

3 Responses to “Biomedical Engineering Career”

  1. Debkumar Chakraborty Says:

    At present i am persuing my B.Tech in Biomedical engineering from JIS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING kalyani,nadia,West bengal.I am unsure about my future
    but i just love this course of study.And want to remain a biomedical engineer till the end of my working life.I will be greatfull if job information is provided continuously in the above provided e-mail id.keep
    going,, you are doing such a good work.thank u.

  2. labanya banerjee Says:

    i am a student of in information technology i want to apply for in biomedical engg fron IIT bombay.
    in the application procedure they are asking for a list of 4 courses studied in level which are relevant to the programme, i don’t understand which subjects to mention… plz suggest.
    i am a student of techno india colleg of technology under west bengal university of technology.
    please send me a suggesion in the above mentioned e mail id.
    thanking u in advance…

  3. renu sharma Says:

    i want to do biomedical engineering as i am very much interested but i am worried about my future in this field. please help me out by giving career related information to me.thank u.

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