The Biomedical Department under the initiative of its student chapters Biomedical Engineering Society of India (BMESI) – VIT Chapter and Biomedical Students’ Association (BMSA) laid the foundation of a Biomedical festival Impulse 2k17. It was a two day Biomedical festival which was an amalgamation of seminars, competition and quizzes. The highlights included a demonstration of the harmonic scalpel by representatives from Johnson and Johnson, Organ Donation awareness by ZTCC, exhibition of various equipments for display by Pamtrons Healthcare Devices, Collatoral Medical and Indo Medical HealthCare and a summit comprising of talks on advancements in surgical tools by representatives from P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Saifee Hospital and Maquet Medical India Private Limited.
Biomedical Engineering Department organizes Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights”
Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. For increasing awareness and to introduce everyone to the concept and different types of intellectual property, the Department of Biomedical Engineering organized a short seminar on the topic "Intellectual Property Rights" on Friday 8th July, 2016 at B-105 from 11.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. The speaker was Dr. Shilpa Mhadgut (Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Michigan Technological University, USA). She has headed the Patents Department- LegaCurators, Advocates, Mumbai for 3 years and has been the Head of Pharma Patents in Solomon & Roy Intellectual Property Services, Mumbai for one year.
A Panel Meet on the topic “Biomedical Engineering: An Emerging Field of the Future” was organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, on 7 June 2016 at 11 am in the Board Room (M-Block). Delegates from industries such as Eclipse Instrumentation, CEMAST, BARC and from hospitals such as Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital and senior faculty from IITB and the University of Mumbai as well as Heads of the Departments of various institutes such as Thadomal Sahani Engineering College, D. J. Sanghvi and VPM Polytechnic attended the event. The key points discussed during the interactive meet were:
- View of academicians on recent advancements in the field of Biomedical Engineering
- Suggestions regarding improvement in the syllabus
- Expectations from the Biomedical Industry from the academic front to improve the skills of the students and enhance their chances of placement.
The robust ideas shared in the Panel Meet will surely enrich the worth of the Biomedical Engineering field in the near future.
Talk on ‘Recent Trends in Intensive Care Monitoring’ by Mr. Mangesh Mhatre, Senior Biomedical Engineer at All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Talk on ‘Fundamentals and Growth of Imaging Technologies in India’ by Mustakim Sayyed, Key Operation Manager at Siemens.
Talk on ‘Planning and Designing Biomedical Projects’ by Dr. Surendra H. Sanghavi, Retired, Scientific Officer, Babha Atomic Research Center (BARC).
Workshop on “Application of Radiation and Radioisotopes in Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer” in collaboration with Society for Radiation Research
Biomedical Department with the help of Vidyalankar Consultancy Services had conducted a one day workshop on “Application of Radiation and Radioisotopes in Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer” in collaboration with Society for Radiation Research on Saturday 15 October 2016.Eminent speakers from Tata Memorial Hospital,Nanavati Hospital and BARC had given lectures during the session. Dr. S. K. Shrivastava, Head Radiation Oncology Department of Tata Memorial Hospital and World renowned Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nagraj G. Huilgol were among the speakers. All the sessions were interactive and the participants were involved in the session which was obvious from the level of questions asked by them.
Seminar on Biomedical Engineering - A career for Future in Collaboration with University of Mumbai
The program was VIT initiated activity in collaboration with University of Mumbai to make aspiring students and parents aware of the career option available in Biomedical Engineering and to attract good students to the branch of Biomedical Engineering. Many eminent personalities such as Dr. S.K. Ukarande (Dean, Technology, MU), Chairman Board of Studies- Dr. S.R. Deore, Heads of departments of various institutes, Mr. Akshay Naik (Marketing Manager, Siemens), Mr. Anish Raut (CSE, Siemens), Mr. Abhishek Patil (CSE, Siemens) Alumni of VIT, Mr. Hemraj Karkera (Product Manager, Wipro GE) attended the program to clear idea about the stream of Biomedical Engineering and various career options available in the field. The session ended with discussion and interaction of parents and students with the dignitaries.