The Department of Biomedical Engineering started in the year 2006. The department works towards helping students gain comprehensive knowledge of the industrial requirements.
The department has well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories that meet the requirements and norms set by Anna University and enable students and scholars to pursue research. Well-equipped classrooms and the seminar hall are added credentials to the department, facilitating hassle-free rendering of lectures, conducting group discussions, seminars and guest lecturers for the benefit of the student community.
Department of Biomedical engineering located on the second floor of the building has the following well equipped laboratories – Pathology & Microbiology, Biochemistry & Human Physiology, Bio Medical Instrumentation and Diagnostic & Therapeutic Equipment.
BIO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION LAB / DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC EQUIPMENT LAB:
The Biomedical Instrumentation and DTE (Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment’s) lab is equipped with specialized and general purpose computer based data acquisition systems that enable experiments that involve the recording and analysis of signals associated with the cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and respiratory systems. The lab workstations have industry standard programming software like Math works MATLAB to filter, process, and evaluate experimentally acquired data, allowing for a more accurate assessment of the recorded signals and the correlation with the biological basis of their origin. The lab was intentionally designed to serve as a multipurpose teaching facility to support fundamental curricular objectives that include biomedical engineering concepts and signal analysis concepts imparted in Biomedical Signals and Analysis.
PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY LAB / BIOCHEMISTRY AND HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB:
The Pathology and Human Physiology lab provides students with a research inspired laboratory experience that introduces standard biochemical techniques in the context of investigating current and exciting research topics; it carries out experiments into the mechanisms underlying cell growth, Estimation and quantification of biomolecules and Separation of macromolecules. In this laboratory students will gain knowledge in handling and operating the biomedical apparatus like centrifuge, TLC, Ophthalmoscope, microtome, Compound microscope, Incubator, Hot air oven, Laminar air flow, Electrophoresis, Cooling centrifuge and Practice on chemical examinations, Cryo-processing, Histopathological examinations etc.
The department is associated with BMESI (Bio-Medical Engineering Society of India) the Professional body for BME.
A vital aspect of the pedagogy followed in the department is the industry exposure given to students through industrial visits. The department has signed MOUs with - Nice Neotech Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, CSC Corporation, Chennai and Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai.
Some of the important visits include the following
• Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
• Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry
• The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai
• AMS Solutions (P) Ltd, Vadaperumpakkam
• Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur
• CURA Healthcare, MEPS, Tambaram
• Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science, Pondicherry
• Vellore Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering
All of the BME graduates get placed in prestigious companies like:
• AGS Health Care
• S 10 Health Care
• Health Mantra
• RCM Visionary Health Care
SCOPE FOR HIGHER STUDIES
BME oﬀers a range of options for higher studies, which include specialisations in biomedical engineering, biomedical instrumentation and medical simulation.
Bio-medical engineers are employed in industries, hospitals, research facilities, pharmaceuticals and biomedical research organizations. They are involved in design, development and research of devices, technologies which include modifying the existing equipment, software development, and networking.
Mr.R.Manickavasagam received B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from ManonmanianSundaranar University and M.E. degree in Applied Electronics from Sathyabama University. He has more than two decades of teaching experience. His major areas of interest include Medical Image Processing and Computer Networks. He has published several research articles in National and International Conferences and Journals. He is also a life member of ISTE, IETE and BMESI.
Mr.R.Manickavasagam, Vice Principal, Professor and Head of the Department of Bio Medical Engineering.