The PhD programme of the Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE) at the Indian Institute of Science started in 2012. Students in this programme have two advisers who belong to two different departments. This is to ensure that cross-pollination of ideas takes place, which hopefully will lead to research that is different from research done in the traditional engineering and biology departments in IISc. Additionally, students in this programme will be able to speacialize in two distinctly different subject areas, which makes them well poised to excel in their careers in today's interdisciplinary research environment.
Currently, the programme has advisers who are from eight engineering departments and eight science departments, and these numbers are growing. The students admitted into this programme had prior background in biotechnology, computer science, ecology, electronics, mechanical engineering, pharmaceutics, etc. The diversity of the students is also growing.
The programme, with its structured curriculum, aims to provide well-rounded background to its students so that they are prepared to pursue exciting careers in bioengineering.
The students and faculty of this programme are encouraged to collaborate with clinicians. Some already work with hospitals and clinicians. Thus, the programme covers fundamental as well as translational research in bioengineering.
The Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in BSSE is open to both Master's and Bachelor's degree holders. Eligibility requirements to apply are:
It is important that you understand the mathematics requirement. Please look at the Course Curriculum to ensure that you can handle the core courses. The courses are designed to help students of varied background but certain basic level of mathematics is necessary.
Please read the information about the programme and its research in order to see if this PhD programme suits your interests and goals. Please feel free to contact any faculty member listed under the People page.
This programme particularly encourages those students who are interested in working at the cutting-edge of interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and engineering. The ideal PhD candidate for this programme is someone who is looking to gain a rounded research experience spanning the sciences and engineering.
See: IISc admission page to learn about how to apply online.
The Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering offers PhD programme. Each student in this programme may have one or two advisers. If there are two advisers, each is from a different department, most often one in a biology department and another in an engineering department. This ensures interdisciplinarity in research.
Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of their past performance in the subject matter (GATE etc.). Shrotlisted candidates will be called for an interview to be selected for the program.
Biodesign, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical instruments, biotechnology, biomedical imaging, cell and tissue
engineering, computational bioengineering, drug-delivery, immuno-engineering, mechanobiology, medical electronics,
neural engineering, systems biology, telemedicine, tissue engineering, and allied topics.
For more information about admissions, see: http://www.iisc.ac.in/admissions/
Following are the PhD research projects being offered for Jan 2020:
|S. no.||Faculty 1||Faculty 2||Topic|
|1.||Rachit Agarwal (BSSE)||-||Developing Tuberculosis Vaccines|
|2.||Kaushik Chatterjee (Mat. Engg.)||Annapoorni Rangarajan (MRDG)||Engineering 3D Tissue Scaffolds for Breast Cancer|
|3.||Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (BSSE)||-||Engineering Innate Immune Responses Using Nano and Micro-Particulates|
|4.||Mohit Kumar Jolly (BSSE)||-||Computational Systems Biology of Cancer Metastasis|
|5.||Aloke Kumar (ME)||Varsha Singh (MRDG)||Investigation of microbe growth and physiology under extreme conditions with a special emphasis on application to space science and technology|
|6.||Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan (BSSE)||-||Single-molecule Motor Dynamics during Endosomal Sorting|
|7.||Shashank Tripathi (MCB)||Rachit Agarwal (BSSE)||Development of Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine Candidates and Delivery Platforms|