Ananya Barua | Hindustan Times, Pune Jul 07, 2017 |
Under this programme, students will spend one year in a medical college, two years in the engineering college, and one year in the industry, said Dr Bharatkumar Ahuja, COEP Director, in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times.
The College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) plans to introduce a course in ‘clinical engineering’ immediately after receiving the Deemed University status. Under this programme, students will spend one year in a medical college, two years in the engineering college, and one year in the industry, Dr Bharatkumar Ahuja, COEP Director said in an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times. He said that the re-structuring of courses through tie ups with industries to provide tailor-made programmes for their employees would be among other initiatives. Clinical Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject which involves applying and implementing medical technology to optimise health care delivery. Roles of clinical engineers range from training and supervising biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) to serving as technological consultants for other hospital staff and working with governmental regulators on hospital inspections/audits. With regard to an expansion of curriculum, Dr Ahuja has some big plans for the 163-year-old engineering college, COEP. “One of the first changes that we would want to bring about after attaining the deemed university status, is the introduction of dual degree programmes, which would enable more student diversity and also introduce collaborative research programmes with foreign universities,” he said.