Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology Centre (BEAT)


About the Centre

The Centre of Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology (BEAT) is focused on specific research to solve complex biomedical problems that are crucial to human welfare and society, in general. It invites /aims at multidisciplinary perspective that include engineering sciences, physical sciences mathematical, and biological sciences. This centre is determined to enhance interdisciplinary engineering education & research, training of paramedical and medical skills of personnel in the field /application. The thematic focus areas for research under the BEAT are

  1. Biomaterials & Biofabrication
  2. Biomechanics & Biomechanical Engineering
  3. Biomedical Devices, Bio-Instrumentation & Bio-sensors
  4. Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering

In the field of Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology, researchers are making attempts over the past several years from a selected pockets such as BETIC-IIT Bombay, IISc Banglore in national arena, demonstrated their productivity and have secured external funding for their research. But such activity in NITs systems is non-existent. At the same time, the field of biomedical engineering is different from bio-technology centers in different NITs or IITs as those only involve plant science or largely biological science oriented research. In this context, NIT Durgapur, having its numerous faculty members from different disciplines with a wealth of talent and knowledge in various areas of biomedical and rehabilitation robotics research wishes to establish a Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Assistive Technology (BEAT) that will provide an atmosphere in the Institute to expand their research, and attract talented postgraduate students and research scholars. There is a compelling need to solve complex social and biomedical problems that are crucial to human welfare and society in general and that requires more broadly trained scientists with multidisciplinary perspectives that include engineering sciences, physical sciences, mathematical, and biological sciences. Accordingly, Biomedical Engineering & Assistive cum Rehabilitation Technology Centre will be dedicated to interdisciplinary engineering education, research, training of paramedical and medical skills of the country.

Vision & Mission

Vision : To be a globally recognised centre of excellence in the field of biomedical engineering and assistive technology providing/imparting quality education, interdisciplinary research and innovative development of health care products for the betterment of human health.


  • To create a fusion of engineering sciences and the life sciences that promotes scientific discovery and the invention of new health care technologies through interdisciplinary research and education.
  • To foster and enhance research synergy and connectivity across the Institute, from the engineering, physical sciences through the life sciences on the campus to the medical unit and other reputed hospitals, medical institute and to build connections with other similar centres in India and Abroad.
  • To produce the trained manpower required in the health sector development program.
  • To provide consultancy, training, and outreach services for stakeholders in the region including health care institutions
  • To become the premier source of well-educated biomedical engineers and of medical innovations and technologies, fostering strong academic, industrial, and clinical ties, and thereby achieving significant healthcare impact.


  • To carry out advanced interdisciplinary research activities in the area of biomedical engineering and assistive technologies to cater to the needs of the society.
  • To conduct training programmes in the related areas for professional skill development.
  • To Generate Intellectual Properties (IP) in terms of patents and high quality technical publications along with Technology transfer
  • To conduct consultancy works for medical research institutes, biomedical industries etc.
  • To facilitate incubation of business ideas from students and mentor them to develop as entrepreneurs in relevant areas.
  • To introduce post graduate courses in Biomedical Engineering with certain specializations that will focus on emerging areas of Biomedical Devices Design and Development, Biosensors, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging and Optics, and Bio-inspired Designing of Machines etc.
  • To provide a platform for interaction between medical fraternity with scientists and management experts from neighbouring institutions interested to work in identified topics by organizing regular seminar series.
  • To conduct courses with significant participation from external faculty, industrial and regulatory experts on biomedical engineering.
  • Offer PhD courses in relevant areas of expertise. Also to provide customized/flexible PhD Courses to student(s) of any department of the institute pursuing/ intended to pursue his/her thesis on specific problems in biology.
  • To integrate the various healthcares and bioscience related activities of the institute under one roof to better utilize the resources of the Institution and provide ready platform for informed cross-talk amongst interested workers.
  • To enter into collaborative research engagements with Extra-mural funding agencies and Industrial Organizations for better understanding of issues of scientific and technological management between different stakeholders.
The proposed Biomedical Engineering & Assistive Technology Centre (BEAT) will focus on advanced interdisciplinary research activities in the area of biomedical engineering and assistive technologies to cater to the needs of the society. The another goal of BEAT is to meet the challenges of affordable healthcare facing the nation by encouraging research and entrepreneurship in interdisciplinary areas, encompassing engineering, medical sciences, and natural sciences. BEAT also aims to reach out to universities, research institutions and industrial organizations with periodic continuing-education programs for proper utilization of the national resources. As far as academic programs are concerned, the centre will be offering MTech, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Technology. Going forward, the centre seeks collaboration with national and international institutes and partnership with medical colleges and industries to realize its goals
Tangible Deliverables
  • Patents, papers and technology transfer
  • High quality man power with adequate skill to meet the new challenges evolving out of rapid technology changes, in the paramedical applications.
  • Technological innovation that directly impact human health care.
  • Generate revenue form consultancy, technology transfer and courses /training programmes.
Focus Area of Research
  • Biomaterials & Bio-fabrication
  • Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Devices, Bio-Instrumentation & Bio-sensors
  • Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering
Focus Area of Research
  • Biomaterials & Bio-fabrication
  • Biomechanics and Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Devices, Bio-Instrumentation & Bio-sensors
  • Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation Engineering
Target Beneficiaries
Students (both engineering, paramedical & medical) :


  • gain broad exposure to biomedical and health science research;
  • interact with faculty and students across different disciplines;
  • learn techniques that address biomedical and health science research questions;
  • experience the synergy of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding biological systems;
  • develop an appreciation for interrelationships among the disciplines;
  • be eligible to receive start-up funds (through Alumni);


Faculty & Medical practioners :


  • have access to core facilities and shared equipment;
  • have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative research environment;
  • be eligible to receive support for attending national meetings and professional development programs/workshops in the relevant areas
  • be able to strengthen the depth and breadth of their research projects through interdisciplinary research, which will enhance their ability to secure external funding.
  • Be able to run /float advanced courses /training programs with the support of the Centre


Community (medical sector, Suppliers of biomedical implants materials Entrepreneurs & common people) will
  • have access to advanced testing facilities and shared equipment ;
  • have the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative product development;
  • needy people from nearby catchment area will receive rare support.
Associated Faculty Members /The Team BEAT
  • Department of BT : Dr. Monidipa Ghosh (MG).
  • Department of CE : Dr. Amiya K. Samanta (AKS), Dr. Diptesh Das(DD).
  • Department of CSE : Dr. Suchismita Roy (SR), Dr. Bibhash Sen (BS)
  • Department of EE : Dr. Chiranjib KoleyCK), Dr. Parimal Acharjee(PA), Dr. Suman Halder(SH), Dr. Tushar K. Bera(TKB), Dr. Ashis K. Dhara(AKD).
  • Department of ME : Dr. K Khan(KK), Dr. NB Hui(NBH), Dr. RN Barman(RNB), Dr. Sumit Mukhopadhyay(SM), Dr. Shibendu S Roy(SSR).
  • Department of MME : Dr. Manab Mallik (MM), Dr. Supriya Bera (SB), Dr. Madan M. Ghosh (MMG).
  • Department of Phy. : Dr. Aniruddha Mondal (AM).
  • Medical Unit : DR. Banhi K..Sarkar (BKS).
Centre Academic Committee (CAC)
  • Dean (Acad)   Prof. I Basak, ME   → Ex-officio Member
  • Dean (R&C)   Prof. A. K. Meikap, Phy   → Ex-officio Member
  • Dr. S. Bera, MME     → Member
  • Dr. N.B. Hui, ME   → Member
  • Dr. B. Sen, CSE   → Member
  • Dr. M. Ghosh, BT   → Member
  • Dr. S. Halder EE   → Member
  • One external Member /Expert   → Invited Member
  • Coordinator Dr. A. K. Samanta, CE  → Convenor