Minor Program

Program Overview

Under-Graduate students from any department or school of the institute (e.g. Electrical Engineering, School of Management, Industrial Design Centre, etc.) can earn a minor degree in Healthcare informatics from KCDH, by earning 30 credits (equivalent to five full-semester courses, each of 6 credits)


Curriculum Structure

  • In total 30 credits (equivalent to five full-semester courses, each of 6 credits) are to be completed.
  • The course DH 302: Introduction to Public Health Informatics (6 credit) is mandatory.
Course Code Course Name Credits Department/Center
DH 302 Introduction to Public Health Informatics 6 KCDH
  • Three more PG level elective courses are to be completed out of the three groups
Group 1: Healthcare Standards, Clinical Applications & Healthcare Foundation
Course Code Course Name Credits Department/Center
CL 662 Introduction to Computational Biology 6 Chemical Engineering
BB 663 Medical Imaging Physics 3 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 627 Medical Imaging Methods 3 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 640 Biologics 3 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 603 Physiology for Engineers 6 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 626 Modeling Biological Systems and Processes 6 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 619 Mathematics for Biologists 6 Biosciences and Bioengineering
DH 301 Basic Epidemiology 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
TD 617 Healthtech Innovation and Design 6 Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA)
BB 607 Proteomics: Principles and Techniques 6 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 645 Drug design and development 3 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 656 Introduction to Mechanobiology 3 Biosciences and Bioengineering
BB 624 Microfluidics: Physics and Applications 6 Biosciences and Bioengineering
ME 780 Biofluid Mechanics 6 Mechanical Engineering
ME 410/724 Microfluidics 6 Mechanical Engineering
DH 803 Wearable Health Technologies 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
Group 2: Healthcare Informatics & Analytics
Course Code Course Name Credits Department/Center
DH 801 Biostatistics in Healthcare 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
EE 610 Image Processing 6 Electrical Engineering
SI 541 Statistical Epidemiology 6 Mathematics Department
SI 422 Regression Analysis 8 Mathematics Department
CS 736 Medical Image Computing 6 Computer science and Engineering
CS 419 Introduction to Machine Learning 6 Computer science and Engineering Department
EE 769 Introduction to Machine Learning 6 Electrical Engineering
CS 754 Advanced Image Processing 6 Computer Science and Engineering Department
CS 769 Optimization in ML 6 Computer Science and Engineering Department
IE 615 Data Analytics in Operations Research 6 Industrial Engineering and Operational Research
DH 306 Healthcare Performance Metrics 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
DH308 Clinical Data Management 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
CS 663 Digital Image Processing 6 Computer Science Engineering Department
EE 610 Image Processing 6 Electrical Engineering
CS 769 Optimization in Machine Learning 6 Computer Science Engineering Department
CS 725 Foundations of Machine Learning 6 Computer Science Engineering Department
CS 726 Advanced Machine Learning 6 Computer Science Engineering Department
ME 781 Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Mechanical Engineering
CS 631 Database Management Systems 6 Computer Science Engineering Department
IE 501 Optimization 6 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
IE 643 Deep Learning 6 Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Group 3: Health Systems & Policy & Ethics.
Course Code Course Name Credits Department/Center
PS 619 Health Policy: An Introduction 6 Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies
IE 709 IEOR for Health Care 8 Industrial Engineering and Operational Research
HS 633 Econometrics of Programme Evaluation 6 Humanities and Social Science
DH 304 Economics of Health Care 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
DH 899 Communication Skills 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
DH 802 Service Operations and Quality Management in Healthcare 6 Koita Centre for Digital Health
ES 899/CM 899 Communication Skills 6
HS 633 Econometrics of Programme Evaluation 6 Humanities and Social Sciences
SOM 633 Quality Management 3 SJM School of Management
HS 638 Financial Econometrics 6 Humanities and Social Sciences
HS 426 Theory and Policy of Managerial Finance 6 Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Every student must take credit courses from at least two of the groups. The courses under these groups includes specialized courses offered by the faculty members associated with KCDH and approved by the suitable academic committee of KCDH.
  • An RnD project of 6 credits can be taken in lieu of a full semester course of 6 credits towards the completion of 30 credits to earn the MINOR degree. However, students have to identify and get the consent of a faculty member associated with KCDH to guide him/her for the RnD project.
Reference: Page 36 of the UG Rule book

Courses offered in Autumn 2022-23

Course Code Course Name Instructor Prerequisite
BB 663 (FH) Medical imaging physics Prof. Debjani Paul NA
BB 627(SH) Medical imaging methods Prof. Hari Varma NA
BB 603 Physiology for engineers Prof. V.P.Soni* + Prof. Nivethida T. NA
BB 619 Mathematics for Biologists Prof. Sushil Kumar NA
BB 645 (FH) Drug Discovery and Development Prof. Ashutosh Kumar NA
EE 610 Image processing Prof. Amit Sethi NA
SI 541 Statistical Epidemiology Prof. Siuli Mukhopadhyay NA
DH 803 Wearable Health Technologies Dr. Nirmal Punjabi NA
DH 302 Introduction to Public Health Informatics Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan NA
BB 640 Biologics Prof. Ashutosh Kumar NA
SI 422 Regression Analysis Prof. Siuli Mukhopadhyay SI 427 (Exposure) (For students from other departments, instructor’s permission will be required)
ES 899/CM 899: Communication Skills Harish C. Phuleria NA
HS 633 Econometrics of Programme Evaluation Prof. Rama Pal Background in statistic/ econometrics
SOM 633 Quality Management Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee Basic Statistics
HS 638 Financial Econometrics Prof. Puja Padhi NA
HS 426 Theory and Policy of Managerial Finance Prof. Puja Padhi Finance and Econometrics knowledge is necessary
CS 631 Database Management Systems Prof. Sudarshan Must have done a basic course in databases either as part of curriculum or online, which covers  relational databases, SQL, functional dependencies and normalization at a minimum, and read up on other material on your own.
IE501 Optimization Prof. KS Mallikarjuna Rao NA

Courses offered in Autumn 2021-22

Course Code Course Name Instructor Prerequisite
DH 302 Introduction to Public Health Informatics Ganesh Ramakrishnan BB101
DH 301 Basic Epidemiology Siuli Mukhopadhyay None
BB 663 Medical Imaging Physics Debjani Paul None
BB 627 Medical Imaging Methods Hari Varma None
PS 619 Health Policy: An Introduction Arnab Jana None
BB 607 Proteomics: Principles and Techniques Sanjeeva Srivastava BB101

Courses offered in Spring 2021-22

Course Code Course Name Instructor Prerequisite
DH 304 Economics of Health Care Prof. Souvik Banerjee NA
DH 308 Clinical Data Management Dr. Nirmal Panjabi NA
IE 709 IEOR for Health Care Prof. Ashutosh Mahajan NA
CS 419 Introduction to Machine Learning Prof. Abir De NA
DS 303 Introduction to Machine Learning Prof. Biplab Banerjee NA
ME6114 Joint Biomechanics Prof. Darshan Shah NA
BB 624 Microfluidics: physics and applications Prof. Debjani Paul NA
BB 656 Introduction to Mechanobiology Prof. Shamik Sen NA
CS 736 Medical Image Computing Prof. Suyash Awate NA
CS 754 Advanced Image Processing Prof. Ajit V. Rajwade NA
CS 769 Optimization in Machine Learning Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan NA