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Course Name Biology for Engineers – A
Course Code 19BIO101
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering, B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Semester One
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Goals of Life – Purusharthas
What are Purusharthas (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha); Their relevance to Personal life; Family life; Social life & Professional life; Followed by a Goal setting workshop;

Yogic way of Achieving Life Goals – (Stress Free & Focused Life)
Introduction to Yoga and main schools of Yoga; Yogic style of Life & Time Management (Work Shop);

Experiencing life through its Various Stages
Ashrama Dharma; Attitude towards life through its various stages (Teachings of Amma);

Unit 2

Personality Development
What is Personality – Five Dimensions – Pancha Kosas (Physical / Energy / Mental / Intellectual / Bliss); Stress Management & Personality; Self Control & personality; Fundamental Indian Values & Personality;

Learning Skills (Teachings of Amma)
Art of Relaxed Learning; Art of Listening; Developing ‘Shraddha’ – a basic qualification for obtaining Knowledge;

Communication Skills – An Indian Perspective;

Unit 3

Developing Positive Attitude & Friendliness – (Vedic Perspective);

Achieving Work Excellence (Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda & teachings based on Amma);

Leadership Qualities – (A few Indian Role models & Indian Philosophy of Leadership);

Text Books

  1. Leslie Cromwell, Biomedical Instrumentation, Prentice Hall 2011.
  2. Thyagarajan S., Selvamurugan N., Rajesh M.P., Nazeer R.A., Thilagaraj W., Barathi S., and Jaganthan M.K., Biology for Engineers, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2012.


  • To understand Biological concepts from an engineering perspective
  • To understand the inter-connection between biology and future technologies
  • To motivate technology application for biological and life science challenges

Keywords :

Life Science studies, Sensing techniques, Organ mimicking.


  • CO 1: Understand the biological concepts from an engineering perspective
  • CO 2: Understand the concepts of biological sensing and its challenges
  • CO 3: Understand development of artificial systems mimicking human action
  • CO 4: Integrate biological principles for developing next generation technologiesCO-PO Mapping:
    PO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO1 1 PO1 2 PSO 1 PSO 2
    CO1 3 3 2 2 2
    CO2 3 3 2 2 2
    CO3 3 3 2 2 2
    CO4 3 3 2 2 2

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