Updated on Dec 2, 2021 11:15 IST
Md Shahzad

Md ShahzadSenior Executive - Content

Biomedical engineering is identified as one of the niche engineering branches in the country which deals with the study of engineering principles. These principles are further combined with the principles of medical sciences aiming to streamline the healthcare services in the country. Health care expenditure is likely to witness an increase due to the rise of awareness and population growth. Furthermore, spreading awareness of medical advancements have led to an increase in the number of people seeking biomedical solutions for their health issues. This will eventually witness a rise in the employment graph of biomedical engineers. These facts are evident to prove that the growth rate of biomedical engineers is likely to be much faster than the average pace for all the existing occupations. 

The study of biomedical engineering involves a broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This branch of engineering and sciences is a fascinating multidisciplinary area of study that entails the application of engineering techniques in order to assist practitioners like doctors and physicians in their healthcare practices. The study of this branch also helps them in the rehabilitation of disabled patients.

Candidates prospecting Biomedical engineering as a career option, candidates can pursue 4 years BTech programmes or 5 years integrated BTech – Mtech programmes at the undergraduate level. After completing graduation, candidates can also pursue 2 years MTech programme in Biomedical Engineering.

Biomedical Engineering: Highlights

UG level Biomedical Engineering programme is spread over eight semesters while PG level programme has a total of four semesters. Space below mentions some of the major highlights of the programme.



Course Level

Undergraduate (8 Semesters)

Postgraduate (4 Semesters)


Undergraduate- Four years

Postgraduate- Two Years

Examination Type


Admission Process

Entrance exam based

Course Fee

INR 2-3 L

Average Starting Salary


Job Positions

Bio-medical Engineer, Instrument Engineer, Installation Engineer, Researcher, Maintenance Engineer and more

Top Recruiting Companies

Siemens Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Dräger, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA, Maquet, Stryker, Philips Healthcare, Samsung Healthcare, B. Braun, Smiths Medical, Skanray Healthcare, Zimmer Biomet, Toshiba Medical Systems, Olympus Medical, Karl Storz, Allengers Medical Systems, Abbott, KLS Martin, Agfa, CareFusion, Roche Diagnostics, Hamilton Medical etc.

What do Biomedical Engineers do?

Take a look at the key responsibilities of a biomedical engineer:

  • Designing equipment like artificial internal organs, machines that can diagnose medical problems and replacements for various body parts. 
  • Installation, adjustment, maintenance, repair and providing technical support for biomedical equipment’s.  
  • Evaluation of the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of all the biomedical equipment.
  • Training of the clinicians and other personnel involved in the operation of this equipment, on the proper use of this equipment.
  • Working in coordination with life scientists, chemists and medical scientists to conduct research the find out the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals
  • Prepare procedures, technical reports, publish research papers and also make recommendations based on the conducted researches and their outcomes.
  • Present research outcomes to the scientists, nonscientist executives, hospital management, clinicians, engineers, and others involved.
  • Biomedical engineers are also involved in the designing of electrical circuits, software to run this medical equipment, or computer simulations to test the new drug therapies.
  • In addition to these, they also develop the materials that are required to make the replacement of certain body parts. 

Biomedical Engineering Eligibility

Engineering colleges in India that offer Biomedical engineering courses have a set selection process and admission criteria for UG & PG level programmes. Take a look at the Biomedical engineering eligibility criteria below:

  • Eligibility for BTech/BE in Biomedical Engineering: For admission to the undergraduate degree programmes in Biomedical engineering a candidate should have completed their +2 education in science stream from a recognised board.
  • Eligibility for MTech in Biomedical Engineering: For admission to the master's programme, candidates will have to complete their graduation in the Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology branch from a recognised university/institute. A candidate who possesses an MBBS degree can also pursue a post-graduate course in Biomedical Engineering. 
Confused about which Course & Career to choose?
Take Shiksha Career Test and make the right Course & Career decision!
Get Unique Recommendations based on your Personality, Hidden Strengths and Natural Abilities

Biomedical Engineering Admission

Biomedical engineering admissions at a majority of colleges and universities in India are done based on entrance exams. Most of the engineering colleges accept national level exam JEE Main for admission to the undergraduate engineering programmes. However, various state-level exams are also conducted for admission to the engineering programmes offered within the state. Furthermore, some of the private engineering institutes like SRM (SRM Institute of Science & Technology), VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology), BITS (Birla Institute of Technology
& Sciences), KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) etc conduct in house exams for engineering admissions.

On the other hand, admission to the PG engineering programmes offered at colleges in the country is majorly done based on GATE scores.

Popular Engineering Entrance Exams

Most of the colleges offering biomedical engineering courses accept admissions based on the entrance test that is either conducted in-house or accept scores of the national level engineering entrance exams.

Some of the popular engineering entrance exams that an aspirant should consider appearing for admission to Biomedical Engineering courses are mentioned below:

Popular Engineering Entrance Exams

JEE Main

JEE Advanced





Check the complete list of engineering entrance exams in India.

Biomedical Engineering Top Colleges

India is home to many good institutes that have been offering quality learning opportunities in their BME programmes. Name of a few popular institutes are mentioned below:

Biomedical Engineering Courses

Biomedical engineering courses include the study of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Life sciences, Material Sciences and Bio-Mechanics. Candidates can pursue the following biomedical engineering courses at degree, diploma and doctoral levels.




Diploma in Biomedical Engineering

PG Diploma in Biomedical Engineering


BSc (Bachelors of Sciences)

MSc (Masters of Sciences)


BE (Bachelors of Engineering)

ME (Masters of Engineering)


BTech (Bachelors of Technology)

MTech (Masters of Technology)

Biomedical Engineering Specialisations

Biomedical engineering courses in India are offered across various specialisations. Take a look at the list of Biomedical engineering specialisations that candidates can choose to make their career as a biomedical engineer.

Specialisations in Biomedical Engineering

Surgical Instruments and Medical Devices Engineering

Tissue Engineering

Biomaterials Engineering

Neural Engineering

Biomechanics Engineering

Telehealth Communication Engineering  

Biosignal Process Engineering 

Medical Image

Computational Modeling


Biomedical Engineering Syllabus

Biomedical engineering is known to have a broadly interdisciplinary course curriculum. The study of biomedical science involves the principles of both engineering and biological sciences. The syllabus for Biomedical engineering courses is divided into eight semesters spread over a span of four years. Take a look at the detailed biomedical engineering syllabus below:

Semester wise Biomedical Engineering Syllabus

Semester I

Semester II

Mathematics 1 & 2



Material Sciences

Environmental sciences

Basics of civil and mechanical engineering

Basics of electrical and electronic engineering

Engineering Mechanics


Communicative English



Semester III

Semester IV

Mathematics 3 & 4

Electric circuit analysis

Electronic circuits

Electric devices

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Switch theory and Logical Design

Electrical and Electronic Instruments

C++ & Data structure

Dynamics of Biofluids

Material strengths

Medical Instrumentation


Semester V

Semester VI

Control System Engineering

Embedded systems in Medicine


Principals of Diagnostics and Therapeutic Equipment

Linear integrated circuits

Medical informatics

Signals and Systems

Digital Image Processing


Medical Instrumentation


Biomedical Signal Processing

Semester VII

Semester VIII

Principals of radiological equipment

Advanced biomedical instruments


Engineering economics

Hospital safety and management




The undergraduate level course curriculum in biomedical engineering involves rigorous training in engineering, mathematics and basic science. The study programme is a blend of quantitative aspects of engineering, analysis and design with a range of biological sciences. The 2-year postgraduate degree programme in Biomedical Engineering aims to integrate engineering technology with the medical sciences in order to evolve a better system for medical research, diagnosis, treatments and support.

Biomedical Engineering Books

Find out the name of some good books to study Biomedical Engineering below:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering” by John Enderle and Joseph Bronzino
  • Smart Drug Delivery System by Ali Demir Sezer
  • Medical instrumentation by John G Webster
  • State of the Art in Biosensors – General Aspects by Toonika Rinken
  • Biomedical instrumentation by RS Khandpur
  • Optical Coherence Tomography by Masanori Kawasaki
  • Practical Applications in Biomedical Engineering by Adriano O. Andrade, Adriano Alves Pereira, Eduardo L. M. Naves and Alcimar B. Soares
  • Biomedical Engineering – From Theory to Applications by Reza Fazel-Rezai
  • Biochemistry by Sathyanaraynan
  • Advances in Biomimetics by Anne George

Biomedical Engineering Careers and Top Companies

The rapid advancement of technology involved in biomedical engineering will continue to change the job profile of biomedical engineers. It will also continue to create new work areas. Thus, there is a need to translate the expanding range of activities for biomedical engineers into very favourable job prospects. The rapid ageing of the population and retirement of a substantial count of biomedical engineers is likely to result in massive job openings between the period of 2018 and 2024.

Biomedical engineering career opportunities would include the following:

Job profile


Bio-medical Engineer

The job profile involves the application of engineering concepts in solving the day to day problems in the biological domain.

Instrument Engineer

The job profile here involves designing, testing, and updating various medical instruments that are to be utilised for diagnosis and treatment.

Installation Engineer

The job profile of an installation engineer involves the installation of high-end medical equipment manufactured by the respective companies, working effectively in coordination with a team of technicians.


The job of a researcher is to conduct Research and Development in the domain in order to bring evolve innovative solutions that are further implemented to the existing issues in the biomedical domain.

Maintenance Engineer

This job profile of a maintenance engineer involves timely inspection and managing the wear and tear of medical instruments.

Top Companies hiring Biomedical Engineers

We have collated a list of companies that Biomedical Engineers would wish to work with. Take a look below to get an idea about the companies hiring biomedical engineers in India and Abroad. 


Products and Services 


Siemens Healthcare


Products Group:  Hearing Instruments, Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Therapy Systems


Siemens Healthcare is a medical technology company which is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany.

Johnson & Johnson


Medical Devices Products:

Orthopaedics, Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular and Obstructive Disease, Neurovascular Disease, Arrhythmias, Diabetes Care, Self-Measured Blood Glucose Monitors, Insulin Delivery Devices, Diagnostics,  


Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer which was founded in 1886.

GE Healthcare:


Product Categories: CT, Anesthesia delivery, Patient Monitoring, IT solutions, Radiography, Nuclear medicine, Surgical imaging, Ultrasound, 


GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare products across the globe.



Products and therapies:  Cardiac Rhythm, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, General Surgery, Neurological, Orthopedic, Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery, Spinal, Respiratory monitoring systems


Medtronic Public Limited Company is a medical device company. Its headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland. The company has its operational headquarters are in Fridley, Minnesota. Medtronic is known to be the world's largest stand-alone medical technology development company.



Products:  Anaesthesia Workstations, Consumables and Accessories, IT and Software Solutions, Patient Monitoring, Ventilation and Respiratory Monitoring, Warming Therapy and Neonatal Care


Drägerwerk AG is a German company based in Lübeck which is involved in the manufacturing of breathing and protection equipment, gas detection and analysis systems, and noninvasive patient monitoring technologies

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA


Products and services: Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis, Acute dialysis, Infusion Therapy, Transfusion technology, Liver support therapy


Fresenius Medical Care is a German company specializing in the production of medical supplies, primarily to facilitate or aid renal dialysis.



Products: Anesthesia systems, Cardiovascular products, Ventilation, OR lights, Infusion transfer solution, 


Maquet is a multinational company based in Rastatt. Its main focus is on equipment for surgical workplaces, anaesthesia systems, workstations for intensive care and cardiovascular devices. MAQUET does business in three primary divisions - Surgical Workplaces, Critical Care and Cardiovascular.



Product Categories: Laparoscopic cameras, endoscopy, Neurosurgical, Spine & ENT, OR Equipment and Connectivity, Surgical Navigation Software, OR Equipment and Connectivity


Stryker Corporation is a Fortune 500 medical technologies firm based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Stryker's products include implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries; surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems; endoscopic and communications systems; patient handling and emergency medical equipment; neurosurgical, neurovascular and spinal devices; as well as other medical device products used in a variety of medical specialities.

Philips Healthcare:


Products and services: Radiography, Ultrasound, Diagnostic ECG, Patient monitoring, Mammography, Computed tomography,


Koninklijke Philips N.V. (stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch technology company. Philips Healthcare is headquartered in both Best, Netherlands (near Eindhoven) and Andover, Massachusetts, United States (near Boston)

Samsung Healthcare:


Products:  Digital Radiography, Ultrasound, Ultrasound,



B. Braun


Products: Anesthesia, Infusion Therapy, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Surgical Technologies, Vascular Therapy, 


B. Braun India is one of the leading providers of healthcare products and systems for anaesthesia, intensive care, cardiology, extracorporeal blood treatment.

Smiths Medical


Products: Anesthesia Airway, Infusion Systems, Interventional Imaging, Pain Management, Patient Monitoring, Pressure Monitoring, Respiratory, Tracheostomy Tubes and Kits, Vascular Access, Ventilation


Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of speciality medical devices and consumables that are vital to patient care around the world.

Skanray Healthcare


Products: Critical care, Radiology, Respiratory care, Electrosurgical unit, Anesthesia


Skanray is a leading international healthcare technology company specializing in High-Frequency X-Ray Imaging Systems, Critical Care, Dental Care, Primary

Zimmer Biomet


Products: Knee Replacement Products, Hip Replacement Products, Shoulder Replacement Products, Shoulder Replacement Products, Biologics and Sports Medicine Solution

Zimmer Biomet is a publicly-traded medical device company. It was founded in 1927 to produce aluminium splints. The firm is headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, where it is part of the medical devices business cluster. 

Toshiba Medical Systems:


Products:  Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Nuclear Medicine


Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a medical equipment company based in ?tawara, Tochigi, Japan.

Olympus Medical:


Products: Imaging systems, Endoscopes, Endotherapy devices, Hand Instruments. 


Olympus is a pioneer in innovative technologies in endoscopy and laparoscopy and supports healthcare professionals to improve the quality of patient care.  

Karl Storz:


Product Groups: Videoscopes, Borescopes, Flexoscopes, Light sources, Measurement Systems and Documentation, Portable Systems


KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., is a leading provider of reusable products for endoscopy and related medical technologies. 

Allengers Medical Systems:


Products profile: Radiology, Cardiology, Urology, Neurology, Orthopaedics, IT solutions.


Incorporated in the year 1987, Allengers Medical Systems Ltd. is headquartered at Chandigarh, India, and is one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of a wide range of medical diagnostic equipment comprising X-ray systems, DR systems, DSA systems, C-arms, Cath labs, Remote controlled RF table, Mammography, Lithotripters, OPG, MPM, ECG, EEG, EMG, PSG, etc. Known for functionally superior and cost-effective nature, all the products offered by us are manufactured using the finest quality raw material. 



Product range: Anti-Coagulants, Cardiology, Immunology, Neurology, Thyroid, Diabetes & Urology, 



Abbott has a broad range of branded generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and nutrition products. The company's in-vitro diagnostics business performs immunoassays and blood screening. Its medical tests and diagnostic instrument systems are used worldwide by hospitals, laboratories, blood banks, and physician offices to diagnose and monitor diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, cancer, heart failure and metabolic disorders, as well as assess other indicators of health.

KLS Martin


Product Range: Electrosurgery, Surgical Instruments, Operating lights, Telemedicine, Implants, Dental, 


KLS Martin Group is a globally leading supplier of medical technology solutions for almost all surgical fields. 



Product Range: CR, DX, Hardcopy Imagers,


Agfa-Gevaert N.V. is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.



Products: Anaesthesia Delivery, Infusion, Supply Management, Surgical


CareFusion is a subsidiary of Becton Dickinson specializing in two areas: reducing medication errors and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

Roche Diagnostics:


Products:  Chemistry Analyzer, Chemistry Analyzer, Industrial Biochemicals, Insulin Delivery System


Roche Diagnostics is a diagnostic division of Hoffmann-La Roche which manufactures equipment and reagents for research and medical diagnostic applications.

Hamilton Medical


Product Range: Ventilators, Respiratory care supplies


Hamilton Medical provides intelligent ventilation solutions for all patients and situations. 

Biomedical Engineering Salary Package

Like other popular engineering branches, Biomedical Engineers are also paid handsome salary packages. On completion of BTech in Biomedical Engineering, one can expect to earn an average salary between INR 3 LPA and INR 4 LPA. However, in government sectors, you can expect to earn starting salary between INR 2.5 LPA and INR 3 LPA. After gaining years of experience in the field, your salary may increase up to 30 to 60 per cent. If you chose to work abroad after completing a degree in Biomedical Engineering, you can expect to earn $40,000 annually.

Biomedical Engineering - FAQs

Q. What is Biomedical Engineering?

A. Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and methods to solve medical and biological problems. It also integrates electrical, mechanical, chemical and life science principles in the development of new healthcare technologies and systems.

Q. Can I get into medical school with a biomedical engineering degree?

A. Yes, most biomedical engineering majors will need to take related courses to be eligible for medical school.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria to take admission in Biomedical engineering for BE/BTech candidates?

A. For admission to the undergraduate degree programmes in Biomedical Engineering, a candidate should have completed their +2 education in science stream from a recognized board.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria to take admission in Biomedical engineering for MTech candidates?

A. For admission to the master's programme, candidates will have to complete their graduation in the Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology branch from a recognised university/institute. A candidate who possesses an MBBS degree can also pursue a post-graduate course in Biomedical Engineering.

Q. Can I enrol to BTech in the BME programme through NEET?

A. No, admission to BTech in Biomedical Engineering programme is done through the Engineering entrance test. Through NEET, you can only enrol on MBBS, BDS and other medical programmes. 

Q. What are some of the biomedical colleges in India?

A. Some of the biomedical colleges in India are:

Q. Which is the most popular Biomedical Engineering course in India?

A. There are many Biomedical Engineering courses available at Indian institutes. BME courses can be found at different levels including diploma, UG, PG, and Doctorate. However, the most popular BME programme in India is BTech in BME.

Q. Is there any specializations available in BTech in BME?

A. Yes, there are many specializations available in BTech in BDE. The popular specializations students can opt for the BTech programme are Surgical Instruments and Medical Devices Engineering Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials Engineering, Neural Engineering, Biomechanics Engineering, Telehealth Communication Engineering, Biosignal Process Engineering, Computational Modeling etc.

Q. What careers are open to BME graduates after completion of their degree?

A. BME prepares candidates in engineering, management, medical administration, sales and regulatory practices. Such graduates also go on to study further in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, management and laws well as biomedical engineering.

Q. What is the average salary offered to BTech in BME holders?

A. On completion of BTech in BME, one can expect to earn an average salary between INR 3 LPA and INR 4 LPA. However, gaining some work experience will not only enhance your knowledge and skills but will also increase your annual salary.

Popular Biomedical Engineering Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Biomedical Engineering Colleges in India. Learn more about these Biomedical Engineering colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
2 Courses
30.95 K - 8.19 L
12 - 16 LPA

#3 The Week

2.29 L
11 LPA

#1 India Today

1.21 L
12 LPA

#2 India Today

1 Course
8.38 L
17 LPA

#3 India Today

1 Course
82.6 K
12 LPA

#4 India Today

3 Courses
83.1 K - 8.93 L
15.7 - 17 LPA

Top 25 in India

Popular Private Biomedical Engineering Colleges in India

3 Courses
3.6 L - 13.1 L
6.2 - 7.88 LPA

Top 25 in Karnataka

4.88 L - 7.89 L
16.42 L
2 Courses
5.04 L - 6.72 L
4.41 LPA
1 Course
9.6 L
3.6 LPA
1.2 L - 3.2 L
3.55 - 3.74 LPA

Popular Biomedical Engineering UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Biomedical Engineering UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular Biomedical Engineering PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Biomedical Engineering PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses



Joji r

2022-02-28 16:34:52

I want to do D.Pharma Biomedical Engineering? Which are the colleges offering this course?

Reply to Joji r

Ishan Aditya

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

Hlo Joji, Tap on the below link to know about colleges that offer Biomedical Engineering in India. https://www.shiksha.com/engineering/colleges/b-tech-in-biomedical-engineering-colleges-india.



2022-02-22 05:25:09

Can I get B.Tech in a biomedical engineering course at SSN engineering college?

Reply to Divyadharshini


Kunal Kumar

Beginner-Level 4

a week ago

Yes, you can take admission ssn.

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

a week ago

Hello Divyadarshini, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information. https://www.shiksha.com/college/ssn-college-of-engineering-old-mahabalipuram-road-chennai-23008/course-b-e-in-biomedical-engineering-282871#:~:text=Candidate must have passed 10, from any recognized instit...Hello Divyadarshini, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information. https://www.shiksha.com/college/ssn-college-of-engineering-old-mahabalipuram-road-chennai-23008/course-b-e-in-biomedical-engineering-282871#:~:text=Candidate must have passed 10, from any recognized institute/board. Best wishes to you.


Janani Saravana

2022-02-03 09:54:22

Can I know what is the CGPA for Biomedical engineering to get placement in Jerusalem engineering?

Reply to Janani Saravana

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

a month ago

Hello Janani Sarvana, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information. https://www.shiksha.com/college/jerusalem-college-of-engineering-Chennai-pallikaranai-24175/admission
Best wishes to you.



2021-12-18 15:06:59

Which are the top colleges for biomedical engineering/chemical engineering?

Reply to SHALINI singh

Group Captain Vinayak Deodhar

Scholar-Level 18

2 months ago

Hello Shalini Singh, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information about different colleges offering these two branches of engineering. https://www.shiksha.com/engineering/colleges/b-tech-in-biomedical-engineering-colleges-indiahttps://www.shiksha.com/engineering/colleges/...Hello Shalini Singh, I am attaching a link that will give you all the required information about different colleges offering these two branches of engineering. https://www.shiksha.com/engineering/colleges/b-tech-in-biomedical-engineering-colleges-india
Best wishes to you.

Find insights & recommendations on colleges and exams that you won't find anywhere else

On Shiksha, get access to

  • 61k Colleges
  • 819 Exams
  • 273k Reviews
  • 750k Answers

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.