8 Best European Countries for Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that has applications of material sciences, mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, production engineering, biochemistry, and life sciences. While Biomedical Engineering is an emerging field in India and several other Asian countries, Europe and the United States have a very mature MedTech ecosystem for fostering research, innovation, and industrialization. This article […]

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Future of Open Source Scientific Publishing

Aaron Swartz who was fined $1 million for downloading academic journals from JSTOR, later committed suicide 9 years ago. While information should be free, publishing houses have a massive monopoly over information dissemination. While I was a student at RWTH Aachen in Germany in 2018-19, I couldn’t access the latest Elsevier journals on ScienceDirect as […]

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Is PhD Worth It When You Can Do a Lot With Your Life?

Slogging long hours, sometimes even weekends, for 3-8 years to achieve that moment of glory when people can finally refer to you as ”Dr. XYZ” is definitely a satisfying experience. However, those 3-8 years don’t guarantee your success in life. PhD is not a life insurance, just like other educational degrees. If having a degree […]

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30 Medical Device Manufacturing Companies in Ireland

Ireland is a hub for Biopharma and manufacturing companies. Here is a list of 30 leading MedTech companies in Ireland. 1.Stryker 2. Becton Dickinson 3. Medtronic 4. Abbott Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, […]

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University of Groningen Biomedical Engineering: CEMACUBE Partner University

Common European Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) is an EIT-label Master’s program that allows you to study in two different European universities taking leverage of the best in both universities. The University of Groningen happens to be a CEMACUBE partner university that offers excellent opportunities in medical device innovation and biomaterials research. Here is […]

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How is Academics in Foreign Universities Different from Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT)?

According to a new employability survey by Aspiring Minds in 2019, more than 80% of Indian graduates are unemployable. With the world venturing out into the Industrial Revolution 4.0, there is a huge skill gap in India. Although the education minister Prakash Javadekar has made it mandatory for Indian students to pursue at least 3 […]

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Working As A Biomedical Engineer in Apple

22 January 2020 I was interviewed by Apple for the Manufacturing Engineer Graduate Role in Cork, Ireland. The job profile required a Biomedical engineer graduate with experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), exposure to manufacturing and knowledge of lean six sigma for operational excellence. A few of my readers asked me if the technology giants like […]

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Your Statement of Purpose (SoP)

Mistakes in your Statement of Purpose (SoP) or Personal Statement for a postgraduate programme can mar your dreams. For the past 1 year, right after entering grad school, I have reviewed over 20 SoPs. Time and again, I come across silly mistakes that candidates make in their SoPs which may hurt their chances. This article […]

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Essential Skillsets Required for Your First Biotech Job

The biotech sector mainly includes MedTech and Biopharmaceutical companies. Biotech companies hire graduates in manufacturing, engineering (maintenance), quality, operations, Research & Development (R&D) and Supply Chain. Are you a recent graduate looking to get into a biopharmaceutical company or medical device development company? This article will not only give you an insight into the biotech […]

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Top Universities For MS In Biomedical Engineering in Germany

Germany is a world leader in Biomedical Engineering, medical device manufacturing, and drug development. Be it the first X-ray tube invention by Wilhelm Roentgen or the bacteriology studies of Robert Koch involving Cholera and Tuberculosis, the success of the German biotech sector is amplified by its successful biotech companies like Bayer and Merck. Here is […]

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Getting HiWi In Germany Without German Proficiency

What Is HiWi? HiWi stands for Hilfswissenschaftler which means ‘research assistant’. Students have the possibility to work at their university alongside their professors and Ph.D. students, in the field of their study. Master’s students can work for a maximum of 19 hours per week while Bachelor’s students can work up to 12 hours per week during […]

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Challenges As An International Student In Germany

A Schengen Visa entitles you to travel to 26 countries and 3 other European countries with an Indian passport. The prospects of visiting different countries and reliving the romantic scenes in Bollywood movies is the brighter side of the tale of being an international student in Europe. However, prospective students should be prepared for the […]

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MS in France For Indian Students Had Never Been Better

Studying abroad is a huge investment of time and money. Therefore, one must make informed decisions. With the H1B visa restrictions and a decreasing number of international students from India and other Asian countries in the US, France has emerged as one of the leading and affordable study abroad destinations for higher studies.   The […]

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CEMACUBE Master In Biomedical Engineering: Insider’s Perspective

Research in universities across the world is limited by funds and for an interdisciplinary area like Biomedical Engineering collaborations between universities is highly crucial to capitalize on the diverse set of expertise. CEMACUBE is the Common European Master’s in Biomedical Engineering that seeks to achieve this goal. CEMACUBE is a dual degree Master’s programme where […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Apply To Foreign Universities?

Pursuing post-graduation in a foreign university involves a significant investment of time and money. Since the application process requires Letters of Recommendations from professors and your employers, you have to pester those people time and again. Disclaimer: This post is relevant only to the postgraduate applicants and may not be a great resource for undergraduate […]

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Changes that I see after IT-BHU became IIT (BHU)

A motivating line which I came across once is “The journey is the ultimate destination.” I am writing about the journey of the oldest yet one of the youngest premier institutes of the country, that is a part of the Banaras Hindu University. Conceived from the ideas of a few legends, realized by the sacrifice […]

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A Falling Rupee May Hurt Your American Dream: MS In US

Amit, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi, aspires for a career in computational mechanics. He is inclined towards pursuing MS in USA because of the excellent research opportunities that the US universities provide. Further, the R&D job prospects that he is unlikely to get in India excites him. He is planning to join […]

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5 Challenges To Landing An Intern

https://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45ffmdl/nine-steps-to-landing-the-internship-you-want-3/#1bb8c6cf6049 Here are the 5 challenges Communication Skills Email Etiquettes Lack Of Technical Skills Poor Resume and Statement Of Purpose Lack Of Funds And Compensation Knowledge Of Internship Programs You are already ahead of the race to get your dream role if you are aware of the right time to apply and other nitty-gritty details of […]

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DAAD Wise Summer Internship in Germany Experience: Yash Mittal

Yash Mittal is a senior undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. He pursued his internship at TU Kaiserslautern. He was a recipient of the prestigious DAAD Wise scholarship 2017.  Yash shares his internship experience with ‘A Numb Mind’ team. We hope that his tips will be useful for […]

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JN Tata Endowment for Higher Education Interview Experience

Getting funds to finance your postgraduate study abroad is challenging. I have seen many talented bunches of students settling for lower ranked universities unable to afford the high cost of attendance. One of my seniors from Mechanical Engineering at IIT (BHU) had an exceptional profile with a GPA of 9.85 and received an admission offer […]

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Skills Required For Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering can broadly be viewed as an amalgam of following three streams: Design Engineering Production Engineering Industrial Management Most streams you have heard of like robotics, automobile engineering, aerospace engineering or bioengineering can be grouped into one of the above three streams. For example, ‘Medical Device Development’ is a key area of research in […]

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Internship Experience 3: Tushar Borekar

Among the many hurdles for an engineering intern, finding means to fund your stay and travel is a big challenge. While experience gained during internship plays a pivotal role in your career, it’s tough to find paid internships that give you international exposure. Among the few lucky ones, Tushar Borekar, a senior undergraduate in the Department […]

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32 Foreign Internship Programs For Indian Students

Travelling across several time zones, getting jet-lagged and posting your photos on Facebook with exotic landscapes in the background are not the only perks of a foreign internship. A foreign internship not only gives you the opportunity to work on a new research project but also exposure to a new culture. My foreign internship during the […]

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How to find a Summer Research Internship without Scholarship Programs?

A summer research internship is not just about quality research projects. It’s a lot about self-exploration. When your work takes you to places, you can explore new cultures and cuisines. Further, traveling brings in newer dimensions in you. I would like to emphasize the fact that it is better to have some research experience before […]

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Times New Roman And Arial Can Cost You Your Job

Your resume may not reflect your entire potential and may not reveal your amazing life experience. However, it reveals enough first hand information for a company to be interested in you. In a job interview, candidates who take an extra mile to showcase their readiness and professionalism through their dressing sense, behavior, and resume are […]

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Essential Documents and Services for a Summer Internship in France

A foreign internship not only makes you industry ready but also gives you the requisite experience to thrive in your career. I had an opportunity to undergo a research internship at Biomechanics and Bioengineering Lab, CNRS at Compiegne, France at the end of my junior undergraduate. The French education system, unlike the British or US […]

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Scope Of Textile Engineering In Biomedical Engineering

Biodegradable materials, such as polylactic acids (PLA), have been successfully used in suture and osteosynthesis systems. By using PLA as implant material a second operation for implant removal and longterm foreign body reactions are prevented. In vivo PLA is degraded by hydrolysis and degradation products are released, which can cause local acidosis. A successful approach […]

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Ultimate Guide To Tissue Engineering Master’s

I am pursuing a Common European Joint Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering with specialization in Tissue Engineering at RWTH Aachen Germany and Trinity College Dublin. Transitioning from Mechanical Engineering to Tissue Engineering has not been an easy ride for me, but it was something I had anticipated before delving into it. When I was a […]

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