About IBSC

Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) under the Quality Council of India (QCI) with support of Indian Medical Devices Industry have jointly proposed to evolve a consortium for biomedical engineering skills in India. The proposed “Indian Bio-medical Skill Consortium (IBSC)” shall put in place an equivalence system of value-based assessment covering educational training, work experience and competency possessed by practitioners of biomedical engineering skills. To facilitate this a large number of assessment centers are being planned across several states in India where competency test on key bio-medical engineering skills could be undertaken by practitioners of bio-medical engineering from mechanical, electronics, electrical, health IT, clinical and allied engineering subjects. The outcome shall be a Technology Competency Score (TCS) level (1 to 10) which shall be framed on parity with other such professional bodies in many other countries. While the TCS score shall not be a licence to practice the subject, it shall be an internationally harmonised rating for skill recognition.