Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong 793 022
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) was established in the year 2012, under the School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong funded by MHRD, Government of India, with the specific purpose to promote studies in new emerging areas of medical sciences employing advancements in technology for the benefit of masses. The Department of the University intends to provide education to young minds for the achievement of better health care solutions with emphasis on learning new techniques, develop innovative ideas through learning, skill development, Research and Development (R&D) and Industry-Institution interaction in the field.
The Department is one of the few institutes in the North Eastern region offering UG and PG programs in Biomedical Engineering. The Department aims to focus on strengthening R&D activities for development of products and services which can be transferred to the society for the benefit of mankind. The students are being prepared to face the emerging challenges in the field of Biomedical Engineering by faculty members having rich expertise, diversity and experience in this field.
The core part of the curriculum embodies scientific and engineering knowledge basic to the profession. In addition to the core courses the programme also incorporates current and emerging technologies relevant to the field of Biomedical Engineering. To tackle unknown medical problems with engineering technology, the curriculum has been designed by balancing various core, specialized and elective courses by offering several practical papers and challenging projects. The curriculum is also enriched with management papers to give an exposure to student in the field of corporate management. The Department is having faculty with rich research and teaching experience drawn from different parts of the country. The department is having mutual collaborations with several institutes in the vicinity and across pan India.
Over the years, the Department has been able to develop one of the best infrastructure facilities for its various teaching and research programmes. The department is having spacious lecture halls, tutorial rooms and specialized laboratories to provide requisite environment for overall growth and development of students. The lecture halls are equipped with audio visual, e-learning and internet facilities to impart quality teaching to the students. The Department is well connected with high speed internet facilities through the University’s centralized VSAT network.
Department having specialized laboratories with quality research facilities in which student perform experiments of different subjects such as Biomedical instrumentation, Medical Signal and Image Processing, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Biochemistry, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation, Physiological system modeling & Simulations, Biomaterials and Nano medicine etc.
Equipments/ facilities available in the department are:
|Sl. No.||Title of Project||Pl/Co-Pl||Funding Agency||Period|
|1||Design of Smart FES System for Physically Challenged Person from 2012- 2015 (Sanctioned on 26.02.12)||Dr. Dinesh Bhatia||Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India||
|2||To study relief of muscle spasticity in CP kids by employing r-TMS from 2014-16 (Sanctioned on 26.05.14)||Dr. Dinesh Bhatia||Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.||2014-17|
|3||Design of Artificial hand with artificial fingers from 2014-17 (Sanctioned on 01.09.14)||Mr. Nitin Sahai; Mr. Sudip Paul, Co-PI
Dr. Dinesh Bhatia Co-PI
|NE Twinning programme, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India||2014-17|
|4||Development of an interactive interface for early identification of abnormalities in lower limb muscles of humans
(Sanctioned on 20.12.14)
|Dr. Dinesh Bhatia (mentor)||National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Allahabad||2014-15|
|5||Design of pulsed electrical knee stimulator for osteoarthritis (OA) patients (Sanctioned on 14.08.15)||Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
Mr. Sudip Paul, Co-PI
|Department of Science and Technology (DST),Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India||2015-17|