Research Training Programme

BE PhD students get well-rounded background in basic subjects of engineering and biology before they embark on their research in the laboratories of their two advisers. We have developed a core curriculum that all of the students must go through. There is also ample choice for taking elective courses.

  • Those who join the programme with ME/MTech/MSc (Eng.) or equivalent have to finish 12 credits. And those with BE/BTech/MSc or equivalent need to finish 24 credits.
  • Core courses of this programme (to be taken by all students)
    1. BE 203 (JAN/AUG) 0:1 Bioengineering Practicum 1
    2. BE 204 (JAN/AUG) 0:1 Bioengineering Practicum 2
    3. BE 207 (JAN) 3:0 Mathematical Methods for Bioengineers
    4. BE 213 (AUG) 2:0 Fundamentals of Bioengineering 1
    5. BE 214 (JAN) 2:0 Fundamentals of Bioengineering 2
  • Electives can be taken in any department in IISc as per the advice of the advisers.
  • BE 206 should be taken all those who have not had adequate biology when they join BE. This includes all students with their qualifying degree in engineering. Others may also consider taking it after discussing with their adviser(s).
  • All students must take a comprehensive examination before completing their two years of study in IISc