Biomedical Engineering

About the department

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Biomedical Engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

Biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, health management and care delivery systems. Biomedical engineers also may design devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions. Some specialties within biomedical engineering are biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering and orthopedic engineering.

Programmes offered

  • B.E - Biomedical Engineering - 4 years

The syllabus of each of the above programmes covers the latest developments in the respective streams and designed based on market needs so that employability skills can be improved. The other major priorities include developing entrepreneurship skills and grooming students to become future scientists for the improvement of mankind. Healthy interaction between academia and biotech industry is consistently promoted in the school. Additionally, contract research and commercialization of products development at the university are undertaken as a part of the various programmes.

Vision & Mission


To become a department which produces graduates with high technical competencies promoting human health care through education and research

  • To educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative and qualitative engineering analysis.
  • To develop high-quality industry-institute interaction.
  • To develop cost effective tools for diagnosis for various ailments through research.
  • To design and develop diagnostic and therapeutic devices that reduces physician burnout and enhances the quality of life for the end user by applying fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • To apply software skills in developing algorithms for solving healthcare related problems in various fields of Medical sector.
  • To adapt to emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) to innovate ideas and solutions for current societal issues
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • To enable the graduates to demonstrate their skills in solving challenges in their chosen field through the core foundation and knowledge acquired in engineering and biology.
  • To enable the graduates to exhibit leadership, make decisions with societal and ethical responsibilities, function and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary settings.
  • To ensure that graduates will recognize the need for sustaining and expanding their technical competence and engage in learning opportunities throughout their careers.
Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/Development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct Investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one‘s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
  • To design and develop diagnostic and therapeutic devices that reduces physician burnout and enhances the quality of life for the end user by applying fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • To apply software skills in developing algorithms for solving healthcare related problems in various fields of Medical sector.
  • To adapt to emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) to innovate ideas and solutions for current societal and scientific issues thereby developing indigenous medical instruments that are on par with the existing technology

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)
S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the Members Designation
1 Dr.S.Rajalaxmi Associate Professor & Head
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem
2 Mr. Jhay Chandrasekaran Senior Support Physicist ,
Sun Nuclear Corporation,Germany
Industrial Expert
3 Mr.M.Arivarasan Biomedical Engineer,
Rajaji Medical Hospital and college,
Industrial Expert
4 Nitturi Naresh Kumar Kalam Institute of Health Technology,
 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Andhra Pradesh.
Academic Expert
5 Dr.A.Prabhu Professor
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra Institute of Technology Mallasamudram.
Academic Expert
6 Mr.S.Vinoth Assistant professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering,
Salem .
Senior Faculty
7 Mrs.T.Priya Assistant professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering, Salem .
Senior Faculty

List of Laboratories

Circuit and IC’s laboratory

Major equipments
  • Digital trainer kit
  • Four seven segment displays, LED’s for output display,
  • Logic IC’s (7400, 7402, 7404, 7408, 7410, 7420, 7432, 7447, 7448,7474, 7476, 7483, 7485, 7486, 7490, 7495, 74151, 741)
  • NE555
  • PLL
  • A/D and D/A convertors
  • Function generators
  • Study of logic gates, half adder and full adder
  • Encoder and BCD to 7 segment decoder
  • Multiplexer and Demultiplexer using digital IC’s
  • Universal shift register using flip flops
  • Design of mod-n counter
  • Inverting, non-inverting amplifier and comparator
  • Integrator and differentiator
  • Active filter – first order and second order LPF and HPF
  • Current to voltage convertor and voltage to current convertor
  • Comparator, peak detector and average detector
  • Instrumentation amplifier using  IC741
  • Wein bridge oscillator
  • Multivibrator using IC555 timer
  • Phase lock loop
  •  A/D and D/A convertor
  • Circuit and IC’s laboratory for second year biomedical students
  • Design circuits using logic gates.
  • Design circuits for generating waveforms using IC’s.
  • To understand about the operation of filters.
  • Design circuits for different application using op-amp
  • To study about the analog and digital conversion and vice versa.

Pathology and Microbiology laboratory

Major equipments
  • Wax dispenser
  • Microscope microphotographic unit
  • Slides
  • Coverslip
  • Distillation unit
  • Water bath normal
  • Incubator
  • Autoclave
  • Hot air oven
  • Vortex shaker
  • Laminar air flow chamber
  • Practice on chemical examinations, cryoprocessing, histopathological examinations
  • Application of various staining methods and identification of microorganisms.
  • Pathology and microbiology laboratory for ii year BME students.
  • Working of compound microscope
  • Chemical examination of urine sample and their interpretation.

Biomedical Instrumentation laboratory

Major equipments
  • Multiparameter patient monitoring system
  • EEG recorder with accessories for evoked studies
  • ECG recorder
  • EMG recorder
  • Ph meter, conductivity meter
  • Blood flow measurement system using ultrasound transducer
  • GSR measurement setup.
  • Function generators
  • DSO’s
  • Design the amplifier for bio signal measurements
  • Recording and analysis of bio signals
  • Bio medical instrumentation laboratory for III year BME students.
  • Measurement of physiological parameters, biochemical parameters measurement and biosignal analysis.

Microprocessor and Mcrocontroller laboratory

Major equipments
  • 8085 microprocessor trainer kits
  • 8086 microprocessor kits
  • 8051 microcontroller kits
  • Interfacing board
  • Programming for arithmetic and logical operations using 8085,8086 &8051
  • Programming for memory based operations using 8085,8086 & 8051
  • Interfacing and programming ADC & DAC
  • Interfacing keyboard and display
  • Interfacing and programming of stepper motor
  • Interfacing and programming of DC motor speed control
  • Programming for real time clock and stop watch
  • Communication between 8051 microcontroller kit and Pc
  • Interfacing traffic light control using 8085,8086 & 8051
  • Programming for parallel and serial communication
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers laboratory for third year BME students
  • This laboratory gains knowledge to program Arduino and Raspberry kits in future.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment Laboratory

Major equipments
  • Short wave diathermy
  • Ultrasound diathermy
  • Electrical safety analyser
  • Spirometry
  • ECG simulator
  • Medical stimulator
  • Surgical diathermy
  • Audiometer
  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement of respiratory parameters using spirometry
  • Design of ECG amplifier, recording and analysis using lab view
  • Study of surgical diathermy for cutting and coagulation modes during surgery
  • Simulation of ECG signal and detection of QRS complex to generate heart rate
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic equipment laboratory for iii year biomedical engineering
  • To analyze the bio medical signals, to check the safety of any medical equipments and to have the knowledge about therapeutic equipments.

Digital signal processing laboratory

Major equipments
  • Matlab software package
  • Matlab signal processing tool box
  • Pcs with fixed / floating point dsp processors
  • Generation of various kinds of signals
  • Convolution and sampling processes
  • FIR filter design
  • IIR filter design
  • Multirate filters
  • Equalization
  • Study of architecture of digital signal processor
  • Finite word length effect
  • Digital signal processing laboratory for third year biomedical students
  • Implement  filters for various applications of DSP
  • To carry out the simulation of signal and understand

Digital Image Processing laboratory

Major equipments
  • Matlab software package
  • Matlab image processing tool box
  • Sampling of images
  • Analysis of resolution of images.
  • Analysis of images and transforms.
  • Histogram processing
  • Image enhancement-spatial filtering
  •  image segmentation – edge detection, line detection and point detection
  • Basic morphological operations and thresholding functions
  •  analysis of images with different color models
  • Digital image processing laboratory for final year biomedical students
  • To perform filtering operations in the image

Biochemistry laboratory

Major equipments
  • Colorimeter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Ph meter
  • Weighing balance
  • Refrigerator
  • SDS gel electrophoresis
  • TLC, ready TLC plates
  • Wintrobe’s tube
  • Centrifuge normal
  • Microslides
  • Lancet
  • Microscope
  • Neubaur’s chamber
  • Haemoglobinometer
  • Capillary tubes
  • Estimation and quantification of biomolecules.
  • Separation of macromolecules.
  • Estimation and interpretation of biochemical parameter.
  • Biochemistry laboratory for I year  BME students (II semester)
  • Basics knowledge of biochemical parameter and their interpretation in blood sample.
  • Knowledge of separation technology of proteins and amino acids.

Faculty & Staff

Sl. No Name of the  Faculty Department Designation

Dr.Rajalaxmi S

Bio-Medical Engineering Associate Professor And Head

Dr.Selvam K

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Mrs.Priya T

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Mr.Vinoth S

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Ms.Prabavathi M K

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Mr.Kaaviyakanth K

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Ms.Shyamala G

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Mr.Boobalan V

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor

Mrs.Priyadharshini R

Bio-Medical Engineering Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Designation Qualification
1 Mrs. N.PREMAVATHI Lab Technician B.Sc., Biotechnology


  • All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills
  • Our students have undergone internship in various government / reputed private industries / organizations / hospitals
  • NPTEL local chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations
  • A member of Biomedical Engineering Society of India (BMESI)
  • Partnership with Indian Biomedical Skills Consortium (IBSC) for Skill Certification of Biomedical Engineers
  • MoU with Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), Government of India, Vizag., on the basis of Technology Transfer. Our institute is the first self-financing college to tie up with KIHT in India
  • IE (I) Students’ Chapter is established and 29 students are active members


Short-Term Courses/ Value Added Courses


Name of the Short-Term Courses / Value Added Courses

Number of Students benefitted


PCB Design



Biosensors & their Applications



Advanced Biosignal Processing



Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics









Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies
Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Professional society Date Events Name Resource Person
1. One Day Seminar IE (I) 19.9.2018 Biomaterials & Soft Active Materials in Prosthetics Dr.Aroul Moji.V
Director Research
Mahendra Engineering Colleges, Mahendra Educational Trust
2. Guest lecture BMESI 29.02.2018 Latest innovative techniques in EMG Dr. V. David Chelladurai, PT., DPT, Doctor of physical therapy, Clinical Lecturer and Physical Therapist, McLaren Healthcare Corporation, Flint, Michigan, USA.
3. Workshop - 26.09.2017 to 28.09.2017 Medical device innovation: from ideation to commercialization Mr. A. Vijayarajan,
Founder and CTO, InnAccel Technologies, Bangalore Dr. S. Gayathri, B.E, MBA, PhD Co-Founder SkillZone, Chennai Mr. Yashwanth Manivannan, Microsoft, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Asokan Thondiyath, M.Tech., Ph.D, Professor, Engineering design Department, IIT – Madras
4. Seminar - 24.07.2017 to 25.07.2017 Advanced methods for the synthesis of biomaterials in Implantology Dr. Asokan Thondiyath, M.Tech., Ph.D, Professor of Engineering Design, IIT-Madras. Dr. G. Devanand Venkatasubbu, M. Tech., Ph.D Professor (Research) Department of Nanoscience and Technology,SRM University, Chennai. Dr.B. Sathya Narayanan, Balasubramanian Dental Hospital, Erode Dr. S. Raghavan B.E., M.Sc (Engg)., Ph.D Professor, Department of ECE, NIT, Trichy
5. Guest Lecture - 31.03.2017 Recent trends in Pathology and Microbiology Dr.Archana Asokan(M.D Microbiology), Assistant Surgeon, Govt District HQ hospital, Mettur Dam
6. Workshop - 07.03.2017 New trends in Bio-Instrumentation Dr. V.K. Manohar, CEO Techmaven private limited,
Mr. Paresh Modh, CEO Pamtrons Healthcare Devices,
7. Seminar - 19.09.2016 Association Inauguration and One Day Seminar Dr. Kumaran Appusamy, MBBS DLO (GP) , Appusamy Hospital & Mr. Jhay Chandrasekaran Senior Support Physicist Sun Nuclear Corporation Germany
8. Workshop - 22.03.2016 Hands on Training on Development of Biosensors in Biomedical Engineering Mr.A.Parthiban, Branch Manager, Caliber Embedded Technologies, Salem.
9. Seminar - 15.09.2015 Introduction, Challenges and Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering Mr.K.Pradeep,
Assistant Professor, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Perambalur.


The department of biomedical engineering has a highly equipped laboratory which delivers a high range of précised data’s with respect to healthcare. Varied research facilities available to enrich the students and faculty members to stay in competition with the outside world


  • Pamtrons Medical Devices, Mumbai
  • Silicic Innova Technologies Private Ltd., Chennai
  • Cosmo Gems Private Ltd., Chennai
  • Indian Biomedical Skill Consortium (IBSC), Vizag
  • Bio Vision Medical Systems, Chennai
  • Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), Vizag


Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mahendra College of Engineering,

Mahendra Salem Campus,

Chennai Main Road, Minnampalli, Salem,

Tamil Nadu 636106.

Phone: (0427) 2482884

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