With the aim to strengthen biomedical skill sector in the country, Indian Biomedical Skill Consortium (IBSC) was formed recently. Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Quality Council of India (QCI) and Association of Indian Manufacturers of Medical Devices (AIMED), joined hands to form the Consortium.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among above three partners to form IBSC, which proposes to develop a value-based assessment covering educational training, work experience and competency possessed by practitioners of biomedical engineering skills.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Jitendar Sharma (MD & CEO, AMTZ), Dr. Ravi P. Singh (Secretary General, QCI) and Mr. Rajiv Nath (Forum Coordinator, AIMED)
A large number of assessment centres are being planned across country where competency test would be organised.
The competency test on key biomedical engineering skills would be undertaken by practitioners of biomedical engineering from mechanical, electronic, electrical, health, IT, clinical and allied engineering subjects.
On the basis of that, a competency score would be framed on parity with other such professional bodies in other countries.
This equivalence score will help the Indian biomedical skill pool to gain formal recognition and acceptance of their experience and knowledge in other countries.