Chennai, Aug 5 : A new paper Biomedical Engineering (BM) in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is introduced from the year 2020.
This is expected to unify undergraduate syllabus of Biomedical Engineering among several universities, and to help stimulating the growth of BME research and product development in India, IIT-Madras (IIT-M) said in a release on Monday. The release said 'the BME sector in India is in need of a major development mainly due to the lack of adequate integration between research institutions, hospitals, industries, and universities'.
'Clinicians and engineers work in isolation without collaborating with each other and other stakeholders', it added. The challenges of BME graduates in India were discussed in a recent meeting held at IIT-Madras along with representatives from several other IITs.
The meeting was chaired by Prof V Jagadeesh Kumar, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT Madras, and co-chaired by Prof Neelesh Vasa who was the GATE Chairman last year.
After analysing the issues, it was decided to propose a new GATE paper for BME to solve some of the issues. In the recent times, GATE has become the gateway for not only for various higher education, but also considered for entering Government institutions such as Public Sector Undertakings, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Laboratories, and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Centers in India, besides a few educational institutes abroad.(UNI)