From next year, Biomedical Engineering is going to be added in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) as a new paper.
A meeting was held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras by their Biomedical Engineering group of Applied Mechanics department along with the sister-IITs' representative where many educationalists show their concern for India's BME sector. Challenges faced by BME graduates in India and the development of the sector were the main focus of the meeting.
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It was chaired by Prof. V. Jagadeesh Kumar, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT Madras, and co-chaired by Prof. Neelesh Vasa, the chairman of GATE last year. The meeting was organized by Mr. manivannan. In the meeting, the members discussed to make Biomedical Engineering as the most sought-out program in India as in other parts of the world also.
Advantages of this course-
1- It will decrease the burden of BME graduates.
2- It will contribute to the sector as a whole.
3- It is important for the development of medical instruments and equipment.
4- It will help in creating more skilled professionals who could help to boost research.
The graduates of Biomedical Engineering could only appear for 2 GATE papers that is Instrumentation Engineering and communication Engineering.
Gate is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and the 7 IITs in India that is Delhi, Mumbai, Roorkee, Madras, Guwahati, Kanpur and Kharagpur to get admission into govt. institutions such as the Public sector Undertakings, Defence Research, Development Organizations. Premier educational institutions in India and abroad.
GATE 2020 is going to be held on Feb 1,2,8 and 9, 2020 in 25 subjects in total. Students are advised to go through the official website of GATE that is gate.iitm.ac.in for more details.