Workshop on Arduino and Robotics

A two day hands on workshop on Arduino and Robotics was conducted on 11th and 12th of March, 2017 by Biomedical Assosiation for the first, second and third year Biomedical students. The workshop started off with the basics of C programming. The sessions mainly focussed on the essentials of Arduino programming such as Blinking of LED, Ultrasonic Sensor for distance measurement, as well as Bootloading of IC. Further there was a session providing insights into Robotics. The students were taught a programme for driving DC motor-chassis setup. The components for the experiments were provided to all the 15 groups participated, which sums up to 74 students.

Talk Session on Landing on your dream Job by Mr. Aadil Azis

Aadil Azis (2009 batch), CEO of HRithmetic Solutions advised the students on how to get their dream job based on his experience in the HR field. He explained the various ways the students can approach industry professionals to make a mark and leave a good impression on them.

Talk Session on Devices for cardiopulmonary support by Mr.Vinod Kumar

The session was hosted by Mr. Vinod Kumar (1999 batch) on devices for cardiopulmonary support. He is working as an Engineer at SCTIMST, Trivandrum. He also explained various other medical devices and briefed on the development lifecycle of such medical devices according to the latest trends in the industry. He introduced the various research works at his institution.

Talk Session on Brain Mapping by Prof. Srinivas Chakravarthy

He described the various interactions between the somatosensory network and the brain. He gave various examples on how these interactions can manifest in abnormal and interesting ways.

Talk on Bharati script by Prof. Srinivas Chakravarthy

BMA hosted a talk session by Prof. Srinivas Chakravarthy, IIT Madras on Bharati script, a unified script which he created based on major Indian languages. The Bharati script has fulfilled the idea of a simple language that is powerful enough to represent the characters of all the major Indian languages. The session was very interactive and informative with quiz and gaming sessions.

MEDEX 2017

BMA MEC organized a visit to MEDEX 2017, India's first Artistic Healthcare Expo at Trivandrum Medical College. The exhibition showcased more than 1,000 exhibits depicting normal to pathological varients, original specimens of diseases, animation and videos, medical illustrations and posters, virtual and augmented reality shows, mega walk-ins and interactive learning devices.

Workshop on PIC Microcontroller

A workshop on PIC Microcontroller was held for two days in which the basics of microcontrollers, ADC interfacing, LCD Interfacing, USART Interfacing, etc were familiarized.

Workshop on Proteus

As a part of workshop series, a one day workshop on Proteus Circuit Simulation was conducted on 24/09/2016. 49 students participated in the workshop, which covered software familiarization, basic circuits like clipper, clamper, rectifier etc.

Higher Studies Session

A guidance session regarding higher studies for Biomedical students was arranged to enlighten on the various opportunities ahead and on how to achieve them. The session was led by Neethu Lakshmi of 2013 batch. She is pursuing her Master of Science in Bio-medical engineering at the University of Texas Arlington, United States.

Alumnus Talk by Dr. Charulatha Ramanathan

Biomedical Association conducted an alumnus talk on November 22nd 2016 by Dr. Charu Ramanathan (1995 batch). She is working as Senior Business Director at Medtronic, USA. Her startup CardioInsight was acquired by Medtronic in 2015 for $93 million.

Medical Expo on Excel 2016

Biomedical Association organized a Medical Equipment Exhibition, Bionox in association with Cochin Medical College. Medical Expo included an Equipment exhibition where more than 30 equipments and models of latest technologies in biomedical field were exhibited. Demonstartions of the equipment were also conducted. BBRAUN presented a demonstrassion session on their dialysis machine as a part of the same.

Medtronic Seminar on Excel 2016

Biomedical Association conducted a talk session by Medtronic on Selling in Biomedical Devices as a part of Excel 2016. The session was aimed at making an awareness about life- saving technologis and developing the skills required in biomedical industry. Students from different colleges attended the session.

BMA Website and Newsletter launch

Bio Medical Association 2016-17, had initiated the plan of creating an official website for the Department of Bio Medical Engineering, Model Engineering College, Thrikakkara. The team had also come up with an idea of official newsletter that would be published once in every month. The website was successfully created by the website team under the guidance of Mebin P M and the newsletter team headed by Greeshma Prakashan, from S7 Electronics and Biomedical Engineering batch and thus officially launched by Mr. Sujith S, the Founder and CEO of IBIS Neonatal Products, in the presence of standing Principal Mr.Sunil Kumar, Head of Biomedical Department Dr. Jessy John and BMA Staff-in-Charge Mrs. Minimol B , on 31st of August, 2016.

Following the launching function, the crowd was lighted up through the talk given by the Chief-Guest to the students on the scope and relevance of Biomedical Engineering. The faculties encouraged the BMA 2016-17, to come up with more excellent ideas that would spread energy to the junior students and the upcoming BMA units.

BMA Philips seminar on Excel 2014

On 26th September 2014, as part of Excel 2014, the Biomedical Association rendered a golden platform for the exclusive seminar on Modern Medical equipments taken by Mr. U. Sunil, the regional manager, customer support, Philips Healthcare. The seminar helped to enlighten the students and teachers with the technical aspects related to modern day hospital equipments. The experts on dias talked about the latest advancements in CT, MRI and Ultrasound. The active participants of the seminar made the three hour session very exciting and lively. The seminar had 100 participants from all over the state and it proved to be a quality technical treat for both the teachers and students.

National Conference For Biomedical Engineers

25 students from BMA of Govt. MEC attended the National Conference for Biomedical Engineers that was held at KIMS, Trivandrum on 14th July, 2012. The program addressed the knowledge upgradation requirement for Biomedical Engineers. Pioneers in the field of Biomedical Engineering, hospital infrastructure planning and quality assurance took part as speakers and panelists. Inauguration of the Medical Equipment Testing and Calibration Lab was carried out along with the National Conference for Biomedical Engineers at KIMS (Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences), Trivandrum.

Talk on the scope of biomedical engineering

As a BMA flag-off event for the year 2012, a talk by Dr. Regi Mohan from CMC (Cooperative Medical College) was organised. The talk shed light on the future scope of Biomedical Engineering, various branches of the course and the job opportunities for the same.

Prateeksha eye & blood donation camp

The Bio-Medical Association (BMA) and Young Indians (Yi) in association with NSS of Model Engineering College hosted an eye donation and eye check-up campaign along with blood donation and diabetes check-up.The two-day event was conducted on the 25th and 26th of February 2011.

Medico Spectaculo

The Bio-Medical Association of Model Engineering College, in association with SCTIMS (TVM) and AIMS (Kochi) conducted "MEDICO SPECTACULO", a Biomedical equipment exposition held on 24-25 September, 2011.The medical expo included major equipments of biomedical field and exotic innovations from SCTIMS. This was one of the biggest events held by BMA.

Emerging trends in medical imaging & its applications

A talk was held on 20th and 21st April 2006, which consisted of 6 sessions. The sessions were conducted on "Molecular Imaging" and "Recent Areas of Research in Medical Image Processing" by Dr. N.Kumaravel, Department of Electronics and communication, Anna University, Chennai; "3D and 4D ultrasound Technology and its applications" by Dr. Riji Mathew Choorakuttil, M.D, DNB, Amma Scan and LAB, Cochin and Mr. Sreenath, Wipro Technologies; " Recent advancements in CT Imaging technology and clinical applications” by Dr. Amel Antony, MD DNB MNAMS, Consultant Radiologist and Imageologist, Institute of Radiology and Imaging scientist (IRIS) , Kochi and "Recent advancements in MRI" by Dr. D Anilkumar MD DNB, Consultant Radiologist, Institute of radiology and imaging sciences (IRIS), Kochi.


BECON-97, National conference on advances in Biomedical Engg. and product exhibition was held at Model Engg. College, Kochi, from 4th to 6th Sept. 1997.