Admissions Jan 2023

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 Jan 2023:

S. No.
Faculty 1 Faculty 2 Topic
Rachit Agarwal (BSSE) Amit Singh (CIDR) Three-dimensional culture system for mechanistic insights in Tuberculosis
Mohit Kumar Jolly (BSSE) Design principles of regulatory networks driving phenotypic plasticity in cancer
Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (BSSE) Sandhya Visweswariah (MRDG) Modulation of gut-associated Immune cells in guanyl cyclase C receptor mutant mice using orally delivered particulates
Ajay Tijore (BSSE) Mechanical force-induced oral tumour cell killing