PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & HI (PG-DBIHI)

NSQF level: 8

The importance of Biomedical Engineers in the fast-growing health-care industry is now well acknowledged and consequently new career options are available to them in health care industries both nationally and internationally. The Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation and Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI) programme is designed to mould engineers who can serve in health care industry, as well as in companies dealing with medical equipment. Keeping this aspect in view, C-DAC has designed PG - DBIHI course emphasizing Medical equipment, enabling engineers to face challenges in the field of  Research and Development, Medical  Equipment manufacturing industry, Hospital (Equipment management), Medical equipment standardization and calibration. PG-DBIHI is a 6 months programme consisting of different modules. The modules will provide an in-depth study of a wide range of medical equipment, with the opportunity for specialisation according to your interests and future career intentions. The expected learning outcome is the acquisition of a wide knowledge of a variety of medical equipment and understanding of  concepts in Healthcare informatics. A further aim is to develop your skills in designing and managing the medical equipment
  • Graduate in Engineering (10+2+4 or 10+3+3 years) in IT / Computer Science / Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation. OR MSc/MS (10+2+3+2 years) in Computer Science, IT, Electronics. 
  • Mathematics in 10+2 (exempted for candidates with Diploma + Engineering) OR
  • BE/BTech in Biomedical related fields
  • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination.

The total fees for the course are Rs. 90,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.

The course fees have to be paid in two installments as per the schedule.
  • The first installment is Rs. 10,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.
  • The second installment is Rs. 80,000/- plus Goods and Service Tax (GST) currently 18%.
  • Basics of Program Writing & Coding Practices,
  • Overview of C Programming language
  • Basic Data Types , Array and Pointers ,Functions, Structure and Unions,Files and console I/O
  • Embedding Assembly code in C program
  • Debugging and Optimization of C programs,
  • Handling portability issues in C, Hardware, Time, Space and Power aware Programming,
  • Introduction to Data Structures,
  • Algorithms and abstract data types,
  • Complexity of Algorithms,
  • Linked Lists, Double Linked lists
  • Stacks,
  • Queues,
  • Searching and Sorting Algorithms,
  • Trees-introduction, Binary search Tree
  •  Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation
  •  Overview of Biomedical Instrumentation
  •  Block diagram of Medical Instrument
  •  A perspective of Biomedical Engineering
  •  Sources of Biomedical signals
  •  Intelligent of Medical Instrumentation system
  •  General constraints in Design of Medical Instrumentation systems
  •  Regulation of Medical devices
  •  Anatomy and Physiology
  •  Cardiovascular system
  •  Respiratory system
  •  Nervous system
  •  Excretory system
  •  Digestive system
  •  Design of Power subsystems in Medical Electronics
  •  Electromagnetic  Interference Requirements
  •  Transient voltage Protection
  •  Electromagnetic interference
  •  Inrush  Current control
  •  Overvoltage protection
  •  Undervoltage protection
  •  Overload protection
  •  Snubber circuits
  •  Power failure warning
  •  High voltage Defibrillators
  •  Recording , Monitoring  and Measuring Instruments
  •  This module provides in-depth knowledge of theory, principle of working , building blocks and  technical analysis     of following machines.       
  • Digital ECG Machine
  • Digital EEG Machine
  • Multi parameter monitor
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Imaging Equipment
  •  This module provides in-depth knowledge of theory, principle of working , building blocks and  technical analysis  of following machines.
  • Digital ECG Machine
  • Digital EEG Machine
  • Multi parameter monitor
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Imaging Equipment
  • X-ray Machine
  • Ultrasound Machine
  • Digital X-ray Machine
  • X-Ray Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging System
  • Positron Emission Tomography 
  •  Analytical Instruments
  • This module provides in-depth knowledge of theory, principle of working , building blocks and technical analysis  of following machines.
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Semi Auto Analyzer
  • PH meter
  • Blood Cell counter
  • Blood Gas analyzer
  • Therapeutic Equipment
  • This module provides in-depth knowledge of theory, principle of working , building blocks and technical analysis   of following machines.
  • Defibrillator
  • Shortwave Diathermy
  • Anaesthesia Machine
  • Ventilators
  • Patient Safety and Equipment Management
  •  Electric shock hazards
  •  Leakage Currents
  •  Safety codes for Electromedical  Equipment
  •  Testing of Bio-Medical Equipment
  •  Calibration  of Bio-Medical Equipment
  •  Equipment Control and asset management
  •  Data Quality Management
  •  Personnel Management
  •  Risk Management
  •  Medical Equipment Maintenance Management
  •  Fiber optics and Laser in Bio instrumentation
  •  Physics of fiber optics, Fiber modes 
  • Transmission and detection , Endoscopy imaging , Sigmoidoscopy  Bronochoscopy ,
  • Laser classifications , Laser Medical   applications 
  • New Technologies and Advances in Medical Instrumentation
  • Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing
  • DFT
  • IDFT
  • FFT
  • Convolution
  • FIR and IIR Filter Design
  • Algorithm implementation using DSP
  • Digital Signal Processor Architecture
  • DSP based software development tools
  • DSP based embedded system design process
  • DSP applications
  • Introduction to Codecs
  • Introduction to Healthcare IT 
  • Overview
  • IT in healthcare
  • Clinical Data management
  • Using Technology for Healthcare Delivery
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
  • Interoperability including standards
  • Standards
  • Importance
  • Standards and Standardizing Organizations
  • Overview of various Healthcare IT Standards
  • Integrated Health Enterprise (IHE)
  • "Confidentiality, integrity, security of electronic data interchange"
  • Medical negligence and ethics
  • Consent
  • FDA regulations
  • Medical Audit
  • Introduction
  • Data Structures and Encoding
  • DICOM Information Model
  • Service class specification
  • Message Exchange
  • Media Exchange
  • Security and system management profiles
  • Web access support
  • Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
  • Health Level 7 (HL7)
  • Introduction
  • Control Structure
  • Query Messages
  • Defined Systems
  • Local Extension
  • Application Areas
  • Telemedicine
  • Introduction and overview
  • Telemedicine Infrastructure
  • Features and Services
  • Security in Telemedicine
  • Medical Standards required in Telemedicine
  • Applications and Limitations
  • Telemedicine standards and guidelines
  • Introduction to 8-bit Microcontrollers
  • RISC / CISC and Harvard / Princeton Architectures
  • Embedded Memory, Timers / Counters, UART, SPI, PWM, WDT
  • LED, Switches, ADC, DAC, LCD
  • Emerging Bus Standards (USB, PCI)
  • Programming in Assembly and embedded C
  • Introduction to 16 / 32-bit Processors
  • ARM Architecture and Organization
  • ARM/THUMB Programming Model
  • ARM/THUMB Instruction Set
  • ARM Exception Handling
  • The ARM GNU Tools
  • ARM/THUMB Interworking
  • ARM Peripheral Programming
  • Overview of Multi-Core Embedded Systems
  • Overview of FPGA


80 Hours  
  • Types of PCBs &  Overview of PCB Technologies
  • Overview of manual routing technologies
  • The CAD system as a Substitute for manual Routing & how to judge CAD   system
  • General Rules for Design of PCBs-Design factors
  • Introduction to Or CAD capture & Entry of Schematic diagram
  • Netlist file creation
  • Importance of Grid system
  • Autorouting
  • Enhanced Routing Techniques
  • Routing of SMD components
  • Gerber Data Creation
  • Advanced HDI Technologies

Project and Seminar

150 Hours  

The students are assigned a project work  and they are required to give a seminar on a topic relevant to Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Health Informatics. Special credit is given for the project work and seminar

These candidates will be trained in Bio-Medical Instrumentation and Health Informatics    methodology, Project development and Medical Equipment Management and overall management skills.  
They can start a career as Biomedical Engineer, Research and Development Engineer in Medical Equipment  and Health informatics leads to project manager after having relevant experience.
C-DACs - Advanced Computing Training School
A-34 Industrial Area, Phase VIII S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali
Punjab 160059
0172 2237052-55,6619000
Contact Person
Ms Amritpal Kaur, Mr Ajay Mudgil
enquiry-mohali[at]cdac[dot]in, ajay[at]cdac[dot]in
Q. What is the Eligibility for Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & HI?  
A: The eligibility Criteris for PG-DBIHI is Candidate holding any one of the following degrees :
  • Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech /  AMIE / in Electronics/ Biomedical/ Instrumentation  or related areas, OR
  • Post Graduate in Engineering Sciences (e.g. MSc in Electronics, etc.), 
  • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination.
Q: What is the selection criterion?  
A: The selection process consists of a C-DAC Common Admission Test (C-CAT).

Q: What is Fee of course? 
A: The fees for the PG-DIHI course is Rs. 80,000/- (Rupees Eighty Thousand only) plus 18% GST.
Q: When the course does commence?  
A: Twice in a year in the month of August and February. Admission Process will start in the month of May and November every year.

Q: Duration of the course?  
A: 24 weeks of a full-time course

Q: Infrastructure Facilities available?  
A: Fully equipped classrooms capacity to accommodate students and state-of-art labs to explore your computing skills

Q: Hostel & Canteen facility available?  
A: Accommodation for outstation candidates is facilitated by some of centres. Please refer to the Admission Booklet.

Q: Revision of the course contents, is it every six months?  
A: The course contents are revised according to the real-world needs and when found relevant to the market demands.

Q: What is the value of the course in the international market?  
A: The course has been a trend-setting course due to its unique curriculum and the opportunities that it generates; hence it gives the edge over above for the students and gives an international edge.