Admissions Aug 2022

Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering

The Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering offers PhD programme. Each student in this programme may have one or two advisers. If there are two advisers, each is from a different department, most often one in a biology department and another in an engineering department. This ensures interdisciplinarity in research.

Basic qualifications for eligibility (anyone of the following)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology or Graduates of 4-year Bachelor of Science programmes
  2. MSc or equivalent degree in any branch of Science with minimum of two Mathematics courses beyond 12th Standard in BSc/MSc
  3. Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in any branch of Science (four-year degree) with minimum of two Mathematics courses beyond 12th Standard
  4. Medical degree at Bachelor’s or Master’s level in any specialization; Mathematics in 12th standard is preferred.

Interview process

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their past performance in the subject matter (GATE etc.). Shrotlisted candidates will be called for an interview to be selected for the program.

Current areas of research

Biodesign, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical instruments, biotechnology, biomedical imaging, cell and tissue engineering, computational bioengineering, drug-delivery, immuno-engineering, mechanobiology, medical electronics, neural engineering, systems biology, telemedicine, tissue engineering, and allied topics.
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Familiarization programme

Do you have questions about projects, facilities, faculties, life@IISC, lab atmosphere, work culture, etc? Don’t hesitate, just drop us an email.
Here is the contact information of two BSSE students who are volunteers for familiarization program.
Mr. Alakesh Singh –
Mr. K. G. Vishal Gupta –

PhD Projects Aug 2022

Following are the PhD research projects being offered for Aug 2022:

S. No.
Faculty 1 Faculty 2 Topic
Rachit Agarwal (BSSE) Developing Tuberculosis vaccines
SP Arun(CNS) Image processing in Brains and Machines
Rachit Agarwal (BSSE) Tuberculosis 3D model Project
Mohit Kumar Jolly (BSSE) Ramray Bhat (MRDG) A systems biological approach to cancer metastasis using integrated experimental -computational approaches,
Mohit Kumar Jolly (BSSE) Ramray Bhat (MRDG) Investigating the dynamics of resistance to chemotherapy in cancer using experimental and computational approaches
Medhavi Vishwakarma (BSSE)   Understanding mechanisms behind initiation of breast cancer
Rahul Roy (Chemical Eng.) Predicting virus evolutionary dynamics
Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (BSSE) Dipankar Nandi(BC)  Mechanisms of Neutrophil Action at Biomaterial Implants
Ajay Tijore (BSSE) Investigating the effect of nanoscale ligand spacing on mechanical force-induced cancer cell killing
Kaushik Chatterjee (Materials Engineering) Deepak Kumar Saini (MRDG) Engineering a lung-on-a-dish model to study lung fibrosis
Sanhita Sinharay (BSSE)   Improving cancer theranostics with photoacoustic imaging
Vishwesha Guttal (CES)   Data-driven models of ecological systems