Updated on 26 February 2013
Is there a missing link in educating the students about biodesigning? Do you see any positive changes for future?
The education in India requires updates on patents, biodesigning and entrepreneurship. At the same time it is heartening to see that the DBT and the Government of India are keen to introduce biodesign teaching methodologies in the curriculum of bioengineering and medical schools.
A national biodesign alliance has been established by DBT with various partners such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi; IIT, Madras; AIIMS, New Delhi; Regional Center for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad; Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad; International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Delhi; Indian Institutes of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, to coordinate with each other on the biodesign programs in the country.
We have also designed the online teaching modules for the medical fraternity and are now awaiting the final nod from the regulatory and policy authorities.