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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. Round 4 Application Deadline - June 20, 2021
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Learning Experiences

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

Ethics - AI, Robotics, Bio & Business

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

Environment & Human Health

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

A student’s journey

You will develop academic depth as well as diverse skill sets and mindset, across four years.

Year 1

Foundational Year

Fundamental courses Quantitative Engineering Analysis, Coding in Context, Basic Sciences, Liberal Arts courses

Year 2

Introduction to Major

Introduction to disciplinary fundamental courses, interdisciplinary courses

Year 3

Advanced Discipline & Electives

Technical Curricular Tracks, Innovation Lab, Liberal Arts and Core Electives

Year 4

Capstone & Projects

Capstone project and Advanced Electives

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.
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.
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.
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.

Hear about the course from the experts

Watch Ursheet Parikh, Co-lead of the Engineering Biology Investment Practice at Mayfield Ventures talk about this major. He has been closely involved in the design of this degree
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Dates to Remember

10 Jan 2021

Round 1 Deadline

21 Mar 2021

Round 2 Deadline

07 May 2021

Round 3 Deadline

20 June 2021

Round 4 Deadline

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