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Collaboration: SPPU-Drexel – Pune, India

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (MS in BME)
Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MS in BMS

Between Drexel University (United States) and Savitribai Phule Pune University (India)

These are Drexel University’s International Collaborative Master of Science Programs with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU / PU), which was formerly known as University of Pune (India). During this two-year program, the students will study the Drexel approved curriculum at SPPU campus in Pune, India in the first year. In the second year, students land at Drexel University campus for the completion of remaining studies. The successful students would be awarded a Drexel MS degree in Biomedical Engineering or MS in Biomedical Science.

About Drexel University

Drexel University is consistently ranked among top 100 (82nd best Engineering School), and 15 largest private universities in the USA. Founded in 1891 and headquartered at Philadelphia, PA, Drexel now engages with students, academicians, scientists, and community around the world. Drexel is one of Philadelphia’s major engines for economic development in the region. Drexel holds very high standards in education, research, and innovation; and is one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs. Founded in 1961 as the United States’ first Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute, Drexel BIOMED has been recognized as a model of interdisciplinary collaboration within Drexel University. Biomedical Engineering Master’s Program of Drexel is ranked among top programs in the United States and having high diversity on campus. Drexel Biomed is also popular for their innovation and technology commercialization in this field.

About Pune University

SP Pune University is a second largest university system in India, and consistently among top 10 universities (2018, ranking 7th). Founded in 1949 as public state university, headquartered in metropolitan city of Pune, having multiple campuses. Recently, PU is named after Mrs. Savitribai Phule, a social reformer, who had joined her husband Mahatma Jyotirao Phule in founding India’s first girl’s school in 1848 at Pune. Being educational hub and institution of excellence PU is known as ‘Oxford of East’ (called by first Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru (1950), which ranks first among Indian universities having largest foreign student population (and thus high diversity). PU is conveniently located in proximity of Mumbai (Bombay). PU’s School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) was among first in India, established in 1980 as Interdisciplinary school under the Acts of University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India. SBMS is among first few institutions who started pioneering post-graduate and doctoral degree programs in biomedical sciences in India, with academic flexibility; and now has taken a forward step with International Graduate Education in Biomedical Engineering, and Biomedical Science in partnership with Drexel University of Philadelphia (United States).

Application Requirements

For Candidates: During this MS in Biomedical Engineering or MS in Biomedical Science program, the students will complete a minimum 15 or more course credits at SPPU, Pune, that are pre-approved for this program through DU-SPPU project or in consultation with graduate program directors. The student needs to apply online, showing their intention to join DU-SPPU Collaborative Program in the “Letter of Statement”. For any additional help please contact the DU-SPPU Project Director (Dr. Suresh Joshi -, Associate Director for Graduate Programs (Natalia Broz - or Associate Dean and Graduate Program Director (Dr. Andres Kriete -

The application process starts in November prior to academic year, on rolling basis and will be continued on case basis through May 15 of the proposed academic year. Apply Now.

Coursework at Pune University

School of Biomedical Sciences, SP Pune University, Pune, India

School of Biomedical Sciences, SP Pune University, Pune, India

The classes eligible for credit transfer (minimum or more than 15 course credits) are taken as part of engineering curriculum for MS (BME) or Biological or other relevant science for MS (BMS) with prior approval. For details about a list of transferable credit courses, PU tuition, and additional information please contact DU-PU program directors, Dr. Aditya Abhyankar ( or Dr. Suresh Gosavi ( or Dr. Suresh Joshi, ( (Liaison)

Coursework at Drexel University

Drexel Dragon

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Philadelphia, PA, US

For a list of mandatory and elective course of MS Biomedical Engineering, please view the Plan of Study and MS Biomedical Science, please view the Plan of Study. A minimum 30 course credits are required from Drexel. Depending upon the course student has successfully completed at SPPU, the Drexel graduate director will advise about which Drexel courses the student has to take and complete. The students are advised to contact Graduate Program Director at Drexel upon admission. For additional information about this program, enquire to Dr. Suresh Joshi ( or Dr. Andres Kriete (

Overview of Program Residencies

Prior to Start: Apply directly To Drexel University or through SP Pune University. The application process starts in November prior to academic year, on rolling basis and will be continued on case basis through May 15 of the proposed academic year.

Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
(Sep – Jan)
(Jan – Jun)
Year 2
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
(Sep – Dec)
(Jan – Mar)
(Apr – Jun)
MS Student receives Drexel degree at graduation

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