Biotechnology and Medical Engineering


The Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering was established in 2007 with the objective of providing a multidisciplinary research and teaching program in Biotechnology and Medical Engineering that advances fundamental understanding of how biological systems operate and to develop effective biology-based technologies for applications across a wide spectrum of societal needs including innovations in diagnosis, therapy of human diseases, design of novel biomaterials, biomedical devices, and in solving environmental hazard.

The faculty members have diverse research interests and they conduct both basic and applied research in diverse areas like Cell & Molecular Engg, Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental & Plant Biotechnology, Biomechanics & Biotransport Engineering, Medical Electronics & Instrumentation etc. The innovative educational programs created by the department integrates all level of biological and Medical Sciences with a quantitative, systems-oriented engineering analysis and synthesis approach that helps to make our undergraduate and graduate students capable to manage industrial and academic problems at professional levels.    


To become a globally recognized department of higher learning that aims to produce quality engineers, technologists and innovators in the field of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering for solving technological challenges with socio-ethical implications for the benefit of humanity.


To advance knowledge and skills in the field of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering with a motivation to produce globally competitive professionals and researchers.

To create wealth and welfare for the fulfillment of societal needs by solving technological challenges with socio-ethical implications.

To create a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, research opportunities, and collaboration that promote creativity, innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship for the growth of the nation.

Head of the Department

Prof. Kunal Pal

  0661-2462281 (HOD)
  0661-2462289 (Off)

Office Address

Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering
 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
 Rourkela, Odisha - 769008