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Welcome to the Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering


The Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering at IIT Jodhpur was established in 2009. Currently, the Department offers a B.Tech. program in Bioengineering, an M.Tech. and M.Tech-Ph.D. dual degree programs in Bioscience & Bioengineering. Our programs are positioned uniquely to offer biology education through an interdisciplinary lens to facilitate trans-disciplinary solutions to societal problems. We also offer a competitive Ph.D. program to nurture independent thinking and relevant laboratory skills. By enabling our students to think independently and equipping them with relevant skillsets, our goal is to encourage bioengineering graduates to innovate by combining their knowledge in biological sciences and in engineering disciplines to develop technologies for:

1. Affordable and Smart Healthcare

2. Clean Environment

3. Sustainable and Affordable Energy

Faculty members at the department have expertise in a range of diverse areas. Along with our teams, we conduct fundamental and translational research in focus areas that are currently relevant and will be relevant in the future. We are passionate about research and also actively communicate our science via regular outreach programs. Our work contributes to technology development under the following Technology Tracks:



Message from the Head of the Department


Dr. Meenu Chhabra, Head, Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering

The biome is full of natural systems that have been perfected by evolution over millennia. Each living organism can be perceived as a system or as a component of a bigger system. In either case, such systems are engineering designs that have been optimized by the ruthless process of evolution. Studying each of these systems can provide disruptive and translational technologies and applications across disciplines. When studying these systems, one often faces various complexities that are an inherent nature of these living systems. Fortunately, today’s data-driven biology has collaborated effectively with computer science. These complexities can be understood by methodically using computational biology approaches that permit solving biology problems. Employing artificial intelligence and machine learning strategies, it is today possible to recognize patterns that are of medical importance in the era of personalized medicine. Furthermore, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approaches have now permitted walking down the central dogma at a molecular level to better understand processes occurring at various levels of biological organization. The Department of Bioscience & Bioengineering aspires to cater to the technological requirements of the country by providing unique and quality education while conducting fundamental and translational research in areas relevant to the future.