Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies. New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.
 
It also helps in development of insecticides, fertilizers and quality of seeds. A candidate who specializes in this field is known as a biotechnologist. There are lots of career opportunities in this field for young aspirants both in India as well as in aboard for biotechnologist.
 
Eligibility :
 
UG: 4 years
 
For admission into bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed intermediate in science(10+2) examination with subjects biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to clears JEE - Advance.
 
PG: 2 years
 
For admission into master’s degree, the candidate must have passed bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech)  or any other equivalent branches of engineering.
 
Courses :
  • Diploma in Biotechnology Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Bioprocess Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering  
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology  
  • Master of Engineering in Biotechnology
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology   
Specializations :
  • Genetics
  • Virology
  • Ecology
  • Immunology
  • Biophysics
  • Bio-statistics
  • Fisheries
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Husbandry 
Job Prospects :
 
There are a lot of career opportunities in the field of biotechnology engineering. Graduates can seek employment in chemical and textile industries, agricultural sectors, pharmaceutical firms and manufacturing industries. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. Bio-technologists can seek employment in research laboratories, which are run by government or private sector. Professionals can seek job opportunities in private sectors such as food processing and agro based industries, pharmaceutical farms and aquaculture. Biotechnologists can also opt for science writer in media houses.
 
 
Some job profiles: -
  • Lab Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Research Associate
  • Science Writer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Sales Representative
  • Quality Control Officer 
Remuneration: -
 
Biotechnology is a rewarding and promising career option. The compensation of a biotechnologist working in research organization or a public sector industry is set according to the government standards. Professionals employed in corporate houses and industries can earn handsome salary. A graduate trainee in this field can initially earn around Rs. 15,000 - 20,000 every month. Professionals working in private colleges can earn good salary depending upon their experience. Fresh IIT pass out graduates working in corporate sector can earn salary between Rs. 70,000 - Rs. 85,000 per annum.
 
 

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