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Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology

Medical Electronics

To   be a part of the fast   changing   medical devices   industry   in India and   help   India   raise to   the   status of  a global leader in health care.

  • To promote education and research that blends engineering and medicine
  • To nurture and motivate younger generation to innovate and to realize an affordable technology  for the larger Indian population.

Programs Offered

B.E in Medical Electronics

Head of Department


Medical Electronics engineering that combines the knowledge in medicine and engineering and is one of the extensively growing fields of the era where people prefer best and precise medical practices. Medical electronics will be the future as the health sector industry is going to witness a boom. A medical electronics engineer is the doctor of the equipments without which the multi specialty hospital, a surgeon, a doctor will be helpless.

Dr. Shanthi K.J, PhD
      Professor & Head, Department of Medical Electronics

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About the Department

Course Out Line:

The   course   curriculum   lays   a sound foundation in electronics and computer programming.   And an understanding   of the   origin of various   human physiological signals, knowledge about   human anatomy and modelling of the   human physiological systems gives a complete understanding of the human system as an engineer. The   instrumentation and measurement of biomedical signals and the analysis of the measured signals using computing tools like LabVIEW and MATLAB provides an opportunity for the students to innovate and find solutions to the challenges in medical field.

The department has well qualified faculty with profound research experience in the field and supported by trained and skilled technical personal. The laboratory has   the most sophisticated equipment    for real time data acquisition   for most of the physiological signals and   the supporting software for analysis.  The students also    supported with software that facilitates   students to   innovate and carryout projects in interaction with the industry.  The institute in collaboration with medical college hospitals exposes the students to the state of the art technology equipments   through short term and long term training and internship.

Course Curriculum

  • Medical Science, Medical Physiology, Medical Imaging
  • Biomedical Instrumentation, Biomedical Equipment
  • Digital Signal Processing, Biomedical Signal Processing, LASER and Fiber Optics,
  • Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Speech Processing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Artificial Organs, Bio MEMS,
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Electronic Circuit Design, Logic Design, Communication systems
  • Programming Skills in C++ and Data Structure, Microcontrollers, VHDL
  • Software tools like MATLAB, labVIEW
  • The department also conducts a range of   additional   short term courses, workshops, industry visits to make   the students industry ready.


The medical electronics industry is witnessing an exponential growth because of the huge growth in Health Care industry. The current affordability   and accessibility of the products in  medical technology to the large Indian population is  restricted because of the   high cost of import. The current focus is to domestically manufacture the equipment to suit the Indian patients and Indian economy. The presence  of A class hospitals in all tier II   & III cities doubles the need for affordability and accessibility.  Medical Electronics   is now under global focus as the health care industry must reach   a population with diverse  economy in any region.

The medical electronics   industry includes personal medical devices, bio-physical monitoring, life support  systems, implants, bionics in rehabilitation of physically challenged, embedded technology in neurosciences, Cardiac Sciences. Now   Tele medicine   and e-health is gaining potential which can usher in a revolution in taking the healthcare to rural areas.

Medical Electronics engineers are the one who design devices and measures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, health management and care delivery systems. In Medicine and engineering the research is multidimensional be it robotic surgery, telemedicine, artificial organs and implants, 3 D printing of organs, the imaging and diagnostic process, patient data mining and predictive analysis, deep learning, establishing standards for medical data communication, data security, mobile health and etc. The students can take up their education to a higher research based on their interest in any of the allied fields.

This is the era of Internet of Things. Current technological ecosystem and infrastructure offers The Internet of things (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. Its a concept that has the potential to impact how we live and track health. Medical Electronics plays an important role in making IoT more meaningful. With growing demands in wearables  and connected medical device industry, a medical electronics engineer has several opportunities to pick from including clinical engineering, wearable device innovation, medical device integration engineer, medical device regularity and compliance engineer and so on.

A medical electronic engineer finds immense possibilities and multiple avenues in terms of employment opportunities in medical equipment manufacturing companies, sales & service sector of medical devices, IT companies which deal with medical software. Biomedical Engineer in hospital is another area where there is an unlimited demand.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Program:

The Medical Electronics faculty in conjunction with its constituents has established the following program educational objectives for each of its students:

PEO I: To inculcate    in depth knowledge and confidence  in the discipline of Medical       Electronics covering the full range of core concepts in Biomedical Instrumentation, Medical Imaging, Digital Image Processing, Digital Signal Processing and Biomedical Digital Signal Processing with a sound understanding of fundamental science subjects.

PEO II: To develop   the ability   to design   equipments   and systems   based around software   and to analyse and interpret the data.

PEO III:  To instil the team spirit,   to convey ideas and concepts clearly   and   to create a conducive environment to work

PEO IV: To   investigate,   to innovate and to   develop the research interest in the graduates

PEO V: To understand the   ethics   and global standards and to be sensitive to  health  challenges of the society

PO: Program Outcomes


Students have the   ability to apply   the   principles   of   mathematics, and basic sciences in engineering   solutions.


Problem Solving: Students have the   ability to address   any biomedical   problem   with right solution.


Design: Students apply   the   design skills acquired in developing solutions to   medical problems both in terms of hardware and software, through the   programming and hardware interfacing skills learnt. Based on the concepts learnt, the students can   analyse and   design   various biomedical systems for the present health care industry.


Students will find solutions for medical diagnostic &therapeutic problems by being able to devise new biomedical equipments


Engineering Tools: Students develop    the   skill    and become adept at using   modern technology tools both software   and hardware   necessary for the practice of   Medical Electronics


Students  will  understand global needs and medical standards to be  accepted  and employable   nationally/internationally


Students will be able to design, handle,   maintain and service    the   biomedical equipment   and  its safety issues with a social commitment.


Ethics: They will imbibe the best qualities of discipline and commitment. They will have an understanding of   legal and   ethical issues and responsibilities


Team spirit: The Students grow to be professionals with   managerial skills. They become a good team member and will be very   productive in a group


Communication: Students develop    the ability to effectively   communicate technical information,   both in   oral and   in writing


Project  Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and indepth understanding of core subjects and in multidisciplinary environment along with management principles and will be able to apply these to one’s own work as a member and leader in a team to manage projects


Research and lifelong learning : Student s will develop interest in lifelong learning leading to research and innovation

Short Term Goals

To make its graduates capable of adapting   into the industry   needs seamlessly with enough exposure to   the diverse requirements through collaboration programmes with industry.

Long Term Goals

  • To promote its graduates into entrepreneurs to help the growth of Medical Device Industry in India.
  • To ignite research interest in the students through exposure to the latest trends in the field. 

Board of Studies

External BOS members
1 Dr. H.N.Suma Professor & Head,
Department of Medical Electronics,
3 Dr. Sree Ram Professor & Head Dept. of Medical Electronics
4 Dr. Jayadevappa Professor & Head, Dept. of  IT
5 Dr. Jobin Christ Professor & Head
Dept of Biomedical Engg
Adiyamann College of Engg,
Hosur, Tamil Nadu
6 Dr. Uday Shankara Professor & Head
Dept of IT, SJCE
7 Dr. Ramesh Galigekere Professor & Head
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
MIT  Manipal
8 Dr. K Rajagopal Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering
IISc, Bangalore
9 Pro. Rajanna Professor   Dept. of Instrumentation Technology
IISc. Bangalore
1 Dr. Arvind Professor & HOD,
Bio-medical Engg, Indian Air-Force,
HAL Airport road,
2 Dr. Nagendra Prasad Associate Professor
Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College
KG Halli Bangalore
3 Dr. B S Shankarnarayana Rao Additional Professor
Department Neuro physiology
NIMHANS, Bangalore-560029
4 Mr. Sthaneshwar M S Regional Manager
1 Mr. Madhusudan Assistant professor,
Dept. of. E&CE, Nadigar Institute of Technology,
Jindal nagar, Bangalore 560054.
2 Ms. Sunitha Tech Mahindra
3 Mr. Chandrakanth Hatti Philips Innovative Campus
Manyatha  Techpark,
4 Mr. Avin Agarwal Founder & Co
Uber Diagnostics Pvt Ltd.
5 Mr. Rizwan Khan Director-Technical
Transcaal Engineers India Pvt. Ltd
Internal BOS Members
1 Dr. K J Shanthi Chair person
2 Prof. A P Manjunath Member
3 Prof. D K Ravish Member
4 Prof. Vindhya K Member
5 Prof. Nayana R Shenoy Member
6 Prof. Kamala C Member

Research Guides Details

Sl. No Name of the Guide Name of the Research Scholar Year of Registration Area of Research University Status
1 Dr. Shanthi K J 1. Sumana S 2013 Image Processing VTU Course work  completed
2. Rajiv I Pujar 2016 Tele Health Care VTU Registration  completed
3. Mala Sinnoor 2016 Digital  Filters VTU Registration

Department facility for R&D and Consultancy

Bio-Medical Signal Acquisition & Analysis

R & D Projects:

  • Web Enabled Medical Information access using handheld devices in an wireless environment for Telemedicine Applications: 2012
  • Real time Biomedical signal acquisition and analysis based on wireless communication for cost effective patient monitoring in primary health centers: 2012
  • Automated detection of veins for intravenous clinical applications :2013
  • Nail Fold Capillaroscopy Projects carried out as part of the MoU
  • ECG Feature Extraction
  • Acquisition of ECG for Telemedcine System


  1. Dr. B R  Ambedkar Medical College Hospital, Bangalore 45
  2. Asrah Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.
  3. Texas Instruments (India) Pvt. Ltd.- Established Centre of Excellence in Embedded System Lab.

MOU in Progress

  1. Renal Dialysis and Consulting Services – Bangalore, parent company Quality Care Dialysis (QCD) USA
  2. Aaventyn Inc.- Bangalore

Time Table

Even Semester Time Table


III & IV Semester Syllabus

V & VI Semester Syllabus

VII & VIII Semester Syllabus