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B.Tech in Biological Systems Engineering

The Biological Systems Engineering program combines the power of biology, computing & engineering to tackle some of the greatest challenges for human & planetary health. Our population’s health is dominated by various diseases, & are exacerbated by major risk factors such as air pollution, malnutrition & vast regional differences in health care services. The vision for the BSE program is to transform health outcomes for the world, by leveraging the powerful convergence of data, digital health, biologics manufacturing & biology. Final Application Deadline - Aug 05, 2021
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8 Semester Curriculum The curriculum at Plaksha is dynamic and continuosly evolving, based on inputs from faculty, latest research and industry insights.
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6
  • Semester 7
  • Semester 8
Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio I


Critical Thinking & Scientific Reasoning


Engineering Mathematics in Action


Fundamentals of Computational Thinking


Foundations of Physical World


Design Thinking


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio II


Reimagining Technology & Society


Mathematics of Uncertainty


Programming & Data Structures


Nature’s Machines


Fundamentals of Microeconomics


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio III


The Ethics of Technological Innovation


Mathematics for Continuous Systems


Data Science & Artificial Intelligence


Intelligent Machines


Foundations of Optimization


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio IV


Materials Science for Bioengineering


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Bioinformatics & Computational Molecular Biology


Stochastic Modeling in Biology & Physiology


Application Domain Track I


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio V


Quantitative Biology


Cell Biology for Engineers


Genetics & Genetic Engineering


Biosensing & Human Interface


Application Domain Track II


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio VI


Engineering One Planet


Biomedical Imaging & Analysis


Network & Systems Biology


Technical Elective I


Application Domain Track III


Physiological Systems & Digital Twins


Technical Elective II


Technical Elective III


Humanities & Social Science Elective I


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio Capstone


Technical Elective IV


Technical Elective V


Technical Elective VI


Humanities & Social Science Elective II


Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio Capstone


Learning Experiences

Experiential Learning

Integrated learning experience across 4 years. You will work on authentic, real world projects through industry and community engagement or by research with faculty.
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By having access to state-of-the-art makerspaces and coding cafes and incorporating them in the curriculum, students will become more context-aware, develop critical thinking abilities, and learn by creating. This will help foster a tinkering and problem solving mindset, immersing students in experiential learning from day one. These areas will be open to students to explore, create, prototype and design, while also housing equipment and technologies like 3D printers, sensors, etc.
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The core curriculum will not just be limited to engineering and sciences, but bring in exposure to entrepreneurship and design which will enable humane and empathetic outcomes through technology. Each student will undertake multiple different experiences to develop skills like finding opportunities, creating value, and embracing risks. Students will be mentored and supported by Plaksha founders and professionals from industry.
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At Plaksha, learning and skill development do not stop in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to create and immerse themselves in pursuing their academic and creative interests. Student led clubs will be autonomous bodies that operate under the purview of the Office of Student Life. Being the founding batch, students will be encouraged to help establish a vibrant culture through clubs and societies on campus.

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