Chennai: A new paper on biomedical engineering will be introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) starting from the academic year 2020. GATE, an examination conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the seven IITs in India is conducted in 25 papers, including biomedical engineering(BME)
The decision to include biomedical engineering as one of the papers comes after a meeting convened at IIT Madras in which various several eminent educationalists expressed their concerns over the BME sector in India. The meeting organized by the Biomedical Engineering Group of Applied Mechanics Department, IIT Madras, was chaired by Prof. V. Jagadeesh Kumar, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT Madras, and co-chaired by Prof. Neelesh Vasa who was the GATE Chairman last year.
Speaking about the importance of this new GATE paper in Biomedical Engineering, Prof. M. Manivannan, Biomedical Engineering Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, said, “This is a boon for everyone working in healthcare in India.”
This has the potential to make the Biomedical Engineering as the most sought-out program in India as in other parts of the world.”
GATE 2020 has been scheduled on the dates February 1,2 and 8 and will be conducted in two sessions across India.
GATE is one of the most prominent exams in the country with GATE scores regarded mandatory for admission into Government institutions such as Public Sector Undertakings, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Laboratories, and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Centers in India besides for educational institutions in India and a few aboard....