Teaching Activities

  • NPTEL Lecture on Introduction to Biomaterials


  • NPTEL Lecture on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering



  • Summary

    Besides teaching several Materials Science related fundamental courses for junior/senior undergraduate students, Dr. Basu designed and taught some new graduate courses, for the first time, at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He received six times ‘Best Instructor’ citation at IIT Kanpur for exemplary teaching.



    Self-designed courses

    • Instructor of a graduate course “Nanomaterials: Processing and Properties” at IIT-Kanpur, July 06-Dec. 07. (Best Instructor)
    • Instructor of a graduate course “Materials for Biomedical Applications” at IIT Kanpur, Dec. 05-April 06, July’07-Dec.’ 07 and Dec.’10-April’11. (Best Instructor) – two times
    • Instructor of a graduate course “Selection and Designing with Engineering Materials” at IIT-K (Best Instructor).
    • Instructor of a graduate course “Tribology of Materials” at IIT-Kanpur. (Best Instructor)
    • Instructor for a self-designed graduate level course “Introduction to Biomaterials (MR 203)” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during January-May, 2012.
    • Instructor for a self-designed graduate level course “Fundamentals of Biomaterials and Living systems (BE 201)”, Bio-Engineering Program, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during August-December, 2012 August-December, 2013 and August-December, 2014.
    • Instructor for a self-designed undergraduate level course “Mechanical behaviour of materials”, Undergraduate Materials Program, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during August-December, 2013 and August-December, 2014.


    Other courses taught

    • Introduction to Biomaterials, 40 lecture course offered under the umbrella of a national initiative, NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India, 2011 [http://nptel.ac.in/courses/113104009/39]
    • Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications, 20 hour lecture course sponsored by NPTEL, MHRD, India, 2016. [NPTEL is the largest repository of Indian courses in Engineering, Science and Humanities and its basic objective is to provide distance education as well as continuous/open learning for students/inexperienced teachers in remote institutions around the world.]
    • Virtual Laboratory on Nanoceramics and Biomaterials, June, 2010 to Dec, 2012. [An Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under the National Mission on Education through ICT] [http://www.iitk.ac.in/biomaterialslab/virtuallab.html] -The objective of this national initiative was to provide remote-access to Labs in various disciplines of Science and Engineering by learning through remote experimentation using costly equipment and resources, which are otherwise available to limited number of users due to constraints on time and geographical distances, around the world.
    • Instructor for a Integrated PhD course “Materials Chemistry (CD 222)” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during January –April 2014.
    • Instructor for a graduate level course “Crystal Defects and Properties (MR 302)” at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during August-December, 2011 / August-December, 2012
    • Instructor for an undergraduate course “Manufacturing Process: Selection & Their design” at IIT-Kanpur during July-November, 2010.
    • Instructor for undergraduate core course “Introduction to Manufacturing Processes (TA 201N)”, IIT-K, July 09-Nov. 09 [290 students]
    • Instructor for postgraduate course “Advanced structural ceramics” at IIT-Kanpur.
    • Instructor for an undergraduate course “Fundamentals of Manufacturing processes” at IIT-Kanpur during Dec.’06-April’07 – two times (Best Instructor).
    • Instructor for undergraduate compulsory course “Materials degradation and Prevention” at IIT-K, Dec. 04- April 05. (Best Instructor)
    • Instructor for undergraduate core course “Nature and properties of Materials (ESO 214)”, IIT-K, July 04-Nov 04 and July 2008-Nov. 2008 (Best Instructor) – two times.
    • Instructor for a postgraduate course “Composite Materials” at Dr. M N Dastur Centre for Materials Science, December, 2003.
    • Instructor for undergraduate compulsory course “Mechanical Behaviour of Materials”, IIT-K.
    • Instructor for postgraduate course “Advanced structural ceramics” at IIT-K.
    • Tutor for undergraduate core course “Nature and properties of Materials (ESO-214)”, IIT-K.
    • Tutor (twice) for the undergraduate core course “Manufacturing processes (TA-201)”, IIT-K.

    Bikramjit Basu, PhD FNAE FNASc FWAST FBAO
    Professor, Materials Research Centre,
    Indian Institute of Science,
    Karnataka, India
    Email: bikram@mrc.iisc.ernet.in,
    Tel.: +91 80 2293 3256
    Fax: +91 80 2360 7316
    Other Affiliations:
    Associate Faculty, Center for Biosystems Science and Engineering,IISc, Bangalore
    Principal Investigator, DBT funded Translational Center on Biomaterials for Orthopedic and Dental Applications, IISc, Bangalore
    Honorary Distinguished Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Sibpur, Howrah, India.