Department new website: http://bmpt.du.ac.bd
Starting its journey on November 3, 2008 with the joining of its first Chairman Professor Khondkar Siddique-e Rabbani, this department aims high, to make it one of the centrepieces of Biomedical Physics and Technology in the Third World. This post graduate multidisciplinary department emphasises research and development at the PhD level aimed at delivering the benefits of modern healthcare technology to the common people in the Third World countries like Bangladesh, home to about 80% of the global population. Aiming for relevant and target oriented research, this department initially started with Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes. Depending on the research programmes of the department, and the consent of individual supervisors, candidates from any field of science, engineering and Medicine may apply for the PhD and MPhil programmes following the rules and regulations of the university. Candidates pursuing an M.Phil programme may later be transferred to a PhD programme if they demonstrate adequate capability, following university rules.
The Department of Biomedical Physics & Technology offers Master of Science programmes in two specialized branches: (i) Biomedical Engineering and (ii) Medical Physics; in order to create manpower for developing healthcare technology locally, and for creating manpower to understand, install and operate radiotherapy and other sophisticated equipment in hospitals, and to assist medical doctors in preparing treatment plans using these devices. Candidates having four years B.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Physics, Applied Physics & Electronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and related subjects with at least 50% marks or a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 from any recognized university can apply for MS programmes.
This new department stands on 30 years of R&D in the Department of Physics, which has already produced a few innovations that have made its name known in the International arena. Already Universities and research institutions in UK, Norway, Korea and Singapore have taken up further work on these innovations.