Department of Bio Engineering

Overview

Department of Bio Engineering in NIT Agartala has been established in 2012 with sanctioned intake capacity of thirty (30) students in Undergraduate level i.e. 4 years Bachelor of Technology (B Tech Degree) in Bio Engineering. Presently, Mrs. Soma Nag (Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Bio Engineering) is supervising all the activities to ensure the progress of this department. The academic staff of this department has varied background in engineering life sciences. This is a reflection of the multidisciplinary and integrative approach in Bio Engineering research and education. The course includes Molecular Biology, Biosensors, Bio-Fluid Mechanics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Therapeutic Delivery Systems, Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation, Drug Design and Development, Nano-Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Metabolic Engineering, Biomechanics, etc. The undergraduate programme provides strong fundamental knowledge and practical based learning methodology in engineering and life sciences, its approach is integrative and students are exposed to different applications as well. This course offers a huge scope to the next generation students for their better career in India and abroad as well. All are welcome to our department and being strongly encouraged to be acquainted with the greater details of the opportunities available in this new horizon.

Vision
To develop the department into a center for academic excellence in the field of bioengineering by promoting enthusiasm and passion about different aspects of the subjects.
Mission
• To create an ambience that aids to foster new and innovative ideas for research activities in the field of bioengineering
• To create a scholarly environment from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge • To address problems faced by the nation and the world through the workforce developed by the program
• To provide a holistic education in bioengineering to transform students through curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities by providing an understanding of the needs of society and industry
• To collaborate with other academic and research institutes around the world to strengthen the education and research ecosystem.
Program Outcomes (POs):
The students who have undergone the B.Tech. program in Bioengineering:
1. will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and basic engineering techniques in biological systems and will have comprehensive understanding of the working mechanisms of the biological systems and about the recent advancements in the field.
2. will have an ability to analyze problems involving biological systems by using the principles of science, engineering and mathematics.
3. will be able to provide solutions to the problems involving bioengineering by designing and conducting experiments, interpreting and analyzing data to find out trends.
4. will have the knowledge and exposure on different laboratory techniques to analyze the biological systems, about different biomedical/process equipment and will have exposure to computational tools and approaches to solve problem involving biological systems.
5. will gain expertise in handling modern equipment as well as computational tools which can be used in prediction and analysis of complex problems in bioengineering.
6. will be able to apply knowledge acquired to assess health-related, legal and cultural issues and to serve the cause of medical sectors in the society.
7. will be equipped with techniques to tackle pollution and will help achieving sustainable development.
8. will learn about ethical issues related to developments biological sciences and bioengineering and will apply professional ethics in engineering practices.
9. will be able to function as a part of a team and individual, as the situation demands, to handles diverse problems in multi-disciplinary settings.
10. will be able to communicate efficiently about the engineering problems related to bioengineering to the larger society with the aid of effective reports, documentation and presentation.
11. will be able to utilize the knowledge of engineering and management principles to manage projects in multi-disciplinary set-up.
12. will have the necessary impetus for life-long learning in the context of technological changes.
PEOs (Program Educational Objectives):
The major objectives of the B.Tech. program in Bioengineering are:
1. to impart knowledge about applications of engineering techniques in biological systems
2. to attain knowledge and expertise to work efficiently in biotechnological, biochemical and biomedical industries
3. to prepare students to pursue higher studies in bioengineering
4. to develop capabilities to work in research and development organizations.
PSOs (Program Specific Objectives):
1. To learn protocols and employ engineering principles to solve the problems relevant to today’s industries in the field of bioengineering
2. To learn to design and develop different equipment, experiments and computational approaches related to bioengineering

Programmes

The department currently offers the following programme:
Under Graduate Programme
B.Tech in Bio Engineering (4 years).

Summer Training Program 2018 at Dept. of Bioengineering, NIT Agartala
Curriculum and Syllabus for B. Tech programme in Bio Engineering