PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Admission to the Ph.D. programme is normally made on the basis of an interview of eligible candidates conducted by the Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), through its Centre Research Committee (CRC). The CRC may decide to conduct a written test as well, or multiple interviews, or other ways of testing, in order to screen the best suitable candidates. Applications are invited from candidates by advertising in IIT-Delhi web portals in March for the first semester and in October for the second semester every year.

Core research areas in the Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) include:


Focuses on the development of complex biomechatronic and biomedical systems that incorporate diverse sensing paradigms, electronics, ultrasound imaging, signal processing, embedded hardware, and software to better understand human movement, neuromuscular disorders, and chronic disability in general.


The biomaterials group integrated the concepts and skills from chemistry, materials science, and biology to design, synthesize, characterize, evaluate, and validate next-generation biomaterials to make a translational impact on improving human health.


Biomechanics group is a team of multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in diagnostics, experiments and testing, design and simulation of biological systems, and healthcare products development. The aim of this group is to understand the biomechanics of the human body through simulation and experiments. 

Medical Imaging

Working towards developing new analysis and post-processing methodologies for quantitative biomedical imaging that could be beneficial to the much wider clinical community.

Medical Implants

The Medical Implants research group works for the development of indigenous medical devices to serve the Indian population. It focuses on developing affordable solutions for healthcare through a synergy of cutting-edge engineering and medicine.

Apply Here

Students should fulfill the eligibility criteria and check the below links for Information Brochure and the PG admission website.

- Advertisement, click here.

- Information Brochure, click here.

- PG Admission Website, click here.

- Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

- Ph.D. Shortlisting Criteria, click here.

- Shortlisted Candidates, click here.

- Provisionally Selected Candidates - click here.


The general eligibility guidelines for admission are: -

-  Fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria as per Institute norms.

- B.Tech./B.E. in Biomedical, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communications, Instrumentation and Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Materials Science & Engineering OR

- M.Tech. in Biomedical, Mechanical, Electronics and Communications, Electrical, Materials Science & Engineering, and other relevant disciplines OR

-  M.Sc. or equivalent in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Electronics, Materials Science, Mathematics, Polymer Science and Technology, Physics OR

-  M.B.B.S or B.D.S

Disclaimer:- The eligibility criteria are subject to change as per the Institutional norms.


Full-time Ph.D. students will get a monthly fellowship as per the MHRD norms.

Prime Minister's Research Fellowship

Under the PMRF scheme (, Indian students of high merit who have completed their bachelor's degree, or pursuing their master's or Ph.D. degrees in top Indian institutions may be considered for a merit-based premier scholarship. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply under this scheme and seek details on the website. There is also a “lateral entry” option into PMRF for students who join the Ph.D. program and demonstrate academic excellence within the first few semesters of their residence in the Ph.D. program.

International Ph.D. Fellowship Program (IPFP)

IIT Delhi, as a part of its Institution of Eminence (IoE) initiatives, is moving rapidly to welcome meritorious candidates for pursuing Ph.D. from other countries. As part of this, International students wanting to pursue Ph.D. degree at IIT Delhi (who are not availing a scholarship from any other source) are entitled to a merit-based fellowship under the International Ph.D. Fellowship Programme (IPFP). More information on this scheme and other details for international students are available from the International PG Admission Website, click here.

Contact Us

P.hD. Programme Coordinator

Prof. Sachin Kumar 


Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Block-III, Room No. 398, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016