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DAYANANDA SAGAR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Shivage Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Layout, 560078, Karnataka, India
Department of Medical Electronics established in the year 1996, with a sanctioned intake of 40
students, having the student - staff ratio of 12:1.
The uniqueness of Medical Electronics branch at DSI is its location in an integrated campus consisting of strong interdisciplinary programs like Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Dental Sciences, Nursing, and Physiotherapy apart from twelve other engineering branches and group's health care facility Sagar Apollo Hospital.
This Century belongs to Medical Electronics. The society is in the midst of a major revolution in biomedicine with stunning discoveries being made in biological sciences and path making inventions in the areas of physical sciences and technology. It is expected that the practice of Medicine will undergo a sea change.
The human genome project has opened up new vistas in prevention, detection and cure of human diseases with molecular precision.
If we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and internationally, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society. It is well realized that, for the benefits of modern medicine and healthcare to reach the deprived community, who have been denied the critical healthcare services due to various socioeconomic and geographical reasons, connectivity through telemedicine is an efficient and effective method.
Medical Electronics 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 life scientists, chemists, and 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, and health management and care delivery systems. Medical Electronics engineers also 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.
Medical Electronics is a specialised discipline that advances knowledge in Engineering and Medicine, through cross-disciplinary activities that integrates the Engineering sciences with the Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Practice.
Most engineers in this specialty need a sound background in another engineering specialty, such as mechanical or electronics engineering, in addition to specialized biomedical training. Some specialties within medical electronics engineering include biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, and orthopaedic engineering.
SYNERGY BETWEEN MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY
The core health care science and research in medical sciences will have ever-increasing interface with technology areas. The future will not only be dominated by advances in life sciences but will witness the merging of entire technologies and medicine. This synergy is already happening and we should not be caught unawares. To meet these challenges, a new breed of medical professionals is required which will be conversant with the medical profession as well as the engineering profession, and who will be able to fuse together the medical sciences with the
high -end technologies. On a number of occasions, this need to bring closer the scientists/ engineers and medical professionals has arisen for specific problems and for further advances in medical research and more effective health care.
The students of the Medical Electronics engineering here, have the unique opportunity to work with health care teams of the DSI group and acquire good theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering, sound understanding of medical sciences and ultimately able to combine the two.
Department is fully geared up to cope up with the ever happening changes. Some of the steps taken in this direction are as follows:
· Up gradation of Departmental Labs.
· Setting up of exclusive high-end project lab.
· Interaction with Industry.
· Arranging seminars from experts from various fields.
· Up gradation of Departmental library.
· Recruitment of experienced faculty.
The Medical Electronics department has well equipped laboratories and three classrooms in the DSI campus. Each classroom is well furnished. Two classrooms are with LCD projector. Staff conduct power point presentations whenever required, regularly uses two digital classrooms available in the Engineering Block. Full-fledged seminar hall complexes with three halls accommodating 160, 80 and 60 respectively. Guest lectures are arranged in the seminar hall located in the HERITAGE BUILDING of DSCE.
The of Medical Electronics department Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore is well equipped with all the components and Instruments required for experiments to do at all times, the department is having generator backup in case of power failure. In all the labs all most all equipments are tested and calibrated according to the Quality standards. We have the following laboratories in the department.
· Analog Electronics Lab
· Digital Electronics Lab
· Microprocessors Lab
· Power Electronics Lab
· Medical Science Lab
· Advanced MP & MC Lab
· Communication Lab
· DSP Lab
· Biomedical DSP Lab
· Digital Image Processing Lab
· Project Lab
Consists of Dynamic faculty members specialized in the field of Biomedical Engineering / Medical Electronics, experienced from industries, teaching field and are Research oriented.
Faculties interact closely with students, help them in getting projects from industry and encourage them to take up research projects.
TEACHING - LEARNING PROCESS
1. The Department plans well in advance the lessons to be taught, assignments to be given, Test to be held, seminars and Industrial visits to be organized for the whole semester.
2. Class work is undertaken by the teaching faculty, strictly adhering to the lesson planning documentation prepared and submitted to the HOD concerned, prior to the commencement of the class work.
3. Course File is prepared well in advance.
4. Lab Manuals are prepared and made available to staff and students.
5. Special tutorial classes are conducted in the interest of weaker students.
6. Any work related to improvement of quality, are taken up systematically with a will and commitment to do.
7. Pre-final and Final year students are encouraged to work on projects which will further help them to add to their knowledge already accrued in their respective areas of study.
8. Grievances, if any are attended to and addressed quite in advance, before they are felt and revealed.
9. Student-visits to various industries are arranged so that they can have an opportunity of gaining
a hands-on-experience in terms of theoretical concepts.
The proctor is a very important person to mould and develop the personality of the student under his/her care. They must take this task sincerely as their wise counselling can solve many problems of the students under their care.In case student problem warrants the interaction with the head of the department/dean academics/principal, the proctor should see that this is taken care off.
It may be possible some time apart from routine academic problems the proctor may have to act as counsellor in solving very personnel problem of students which they have to tackle with care.This will go a long way in blooming the potential of the students and make the students worthy of being in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, which is a temple of learning.
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
· Organizing departmental and inter-departmental student seminars
· Organizing guest lectures by eminent scientists/technocrats from R&D organizations and industries
· Organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the students through its students forum.
· Sponsoring staff and students for short-term courses/seminars/ workshops conducted by other institutions
· Encouraging the students for participation in the inter-collegiate athletics and sports organized by the university
· Organizing augmentation courses to benefit the students
· Organizing in-house job-oriented training programmer under Entrepreneurship Development Program.
· MOU with reputed companies.
(During the last 3 years)
1. Consistent good Academic Performance.
2.100% of Passed out students are placed (includes 13 students placed
in reputed Organizations thro' Campus Interviews).
3. 29 Seminars (Guest lectures) were organized.
4.The Faculty attended a good numbers of Seminars/Workshops.
5. All the Final year Projects by the students were undertaken in reputed
Organizations (like Siemens Medicals, L&T Medicals, National Instruments, GE Medical systems IISc. etc.).
6.A good number of students got thro' the Competitive Exams., like GRE, TOEFL, GATE, CAT.
7.A good number of students participated and secured prizes in the Inter - Departmental technical competitions.
· Adip Sajjan Raj, Supriya C.P, Geetha A, Shruthy Devendra of VIII semester participated in SRISHTI 2003, a state level project exhibition conducted by ABVP and secured 2nd prize for "Artificial Larynx for III World".
· Uttam Kumar B.C., Syed Mazher Zishan, Rashmi Ahmed, Sunita Tiwari of VIII semester secured Certificate of Appreciation for "Basic functional communication aid for Neuro-communicatively impaired".
· Sunita Tiwari of VIII semester participated in SYNAPSE 2003, a technical seminar conducted by BMSCE, Bangalore.
· Adip Sajjan Raj and Supriya C.P. of VIII semester secured 1st Prize for "Brain Ball" in SRISHTI 2004, a state level project exhibition conducted by ABVP in SJCE, Mysore.
· Mamatha B. and Divya R. of VI semester participated in Technical Paper presentation held at SIT,Tumkur on 2nd April,2005.
OPPURTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES IN MEDICAL ELECTRONICS
Field of work
Type of Organisation
Industrial Research labs & there is great demand in abroad.
Maintenance & Service
Medical Equipment dealing Industries
Hospitals for Medical Equipment Maintenance
Medical Equipment dealing Industries
Sales & Marketing
Medical Equipment dealing Industries
Medical Equipment dealing Industries
Medical Software Engineer
Organizations developing Medical Software
Colleges with Medical Electronics & Biomedical Engineering branches.
SCOPE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH IN INDIA
Most of the medical research in India has been predominantly of clinical nature-dealing with treatment methods. Research in fundamental areas and frontier areas of medical science has not been stimulated due to lack of funds, facilities, ambience and integration between doctors and
The research done through this kind of collaboration between doctors and technologists will ultimately meet the requirements of the medical profession, and determine the progress in the field of medicine with a long term perspective. This will allow the country to remain at the frontier of global advances in medicine.
Such innovative research in the long run will reduce imports, lead to development of new drugs, and will be geared towards making the country self-sufficient, and attaining a leading role in the world. But facilities for such kind of research are woefully inadequate in our country, if not non-existent. Further, the need for trained manpower in this area was also felt for quite some time.
R&D ACROSS THE GLOBE IN MEDICAL ELECTRONICS:
· Instrumentation & Medical devices.
· Medical Imaging.
· Genetic engineering.
· Bio Signal Processing.
The United States Department of Labour reports that the number of biomedical engineering jobs will increase by 31.4 percent through 2010, double the rate for all other jobs combined. Overall job growth in this field will average 15.2% through the end of the decade. The U.S. Department of Labour report attributed the rapid rise in biomedical engineering jobs in part to an aging U.S. population and the increasing demand for improved medical devices and systems. Specific growth areas cited in the report included computer-assisted surgery, cellular and tissue engineering, rehabilitation, and orthopaedic engineering.
The Health Care industry has been growing at a rapid pace in the past few years. With an annual growth rate of 30%, India is already inching closer to Singapore, an established Medicare hub in Asian region. The emerging emphasis on India as a Healthcare destination has further fuelled the rapid growth of the Healthcare Industry.
The Indian Healthcare Industry is estimated at US$22 billion and the Medical device market is estimated at US $ 1.85 billion and growing at 15% per annum.
Thus with the rapid pace of growth comes the ever increasing demand for highly skilled and well trained Medical Electronics Engineering work force.