Biological Science and Bio-engineering Course Details, Click Here

By Sanjeet Nayak

Biological Sciences and Bioengineering program (BIO) is a study about developing new bioinformatics tools through the application of various principles of biology. The students are trained to make usable, tangible, economically viable products. It aims to educate students about Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Devices, Computational Bioengineering, Biomedical Imaging, Premed, and Synthetic Biology. This course involves the application of concepts and methods of biology and other sciences.

What the course focuses on?

  • Developing new bioinformatics tools
  • Various principles associated with biology
  • Techniques for using bioinformatics tools
  • Analyzing different types of data


Course Name  Biological Sciences and Bioengineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Duration 4 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters Biocon, IFGL Bioceramics Limited, Orbees Medical, Invitrogen, Cipla, Deloitte, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jubilant Life Sciences, etc
Top Career Scopes Biological Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Equipment Design Engineer, Lab Technician/Administrator, Pharmacognosist, etc

Top Colleges:

The top Colleges and Universities which provide the Biological Science and Bioengineering course are given below:






B. Tech in Biological Science and Bioengineering 4 years
  • A candidate must have Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology as main subjects in 12th and passed from a recognized University (State Board, CBSE Board, and ICSE Board).
  • The age of a candidate should not more than 25 years and for ST/SC reservation it is increased to 30 years. 
  • Each University keeps its eligible criteria. Generally, the minimum eligibility criterion is 40% to 50% aggregation. 
  • JEE main


B. Tech in Biological Science and Bioengineering

Semester-I Semester-II Semester-III Semester-IV
Calculus I Calculus II-Functions of several variables Ecology and Environment Humanities II (Elective)
Physics I Physics II Humanities I (Elective) Mathematics IV (Elective)
Chemistry: Structure, bonding, and reactivity Computational Engineering/ Thermodynamics Mathematics III (Elective) Computational Techniques in Bio-systems
Concepts in Engineering Design Basic Electrical engineering Engineering Mechanics Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
Computational Engineering/ Thermodynamics Material and Energy Balances Microbiology Biological Rate Processes
Introduction to Biological Science and Bio-Engineering Engineering Drawing Biochemistry Thermodynamics of Biological Systems
Workshop I Workshop II Microbiology and Biochemistry Laboratory Genetic Engineering Laboratory
Physics Lab I Physics Lab II
Chemistry Lab I
Semester V Semester VI Semester VII Semester VIII
Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems Structural Biology Bioinformatics Computational Biology Laboratory
Biosensors and Instrumentation Downstream Processing Biomaterials Engineering Industrial Lecture
Biosensors and Instrumentation Analysis and Interpretation of Biological Data Professional Elective II Metabolic Engineering
Bioreactor Design and Analysis Professional Elective I Computational Biology Laboratory Introduction to Research Methodology
Bio-molecular Analysis Laboratory Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory Professional Elective III
Professional Elective IV
Self- Study (Elective)
Biomaterials Laboratory

Skills Required:

  • An analytical mind and critical thinking skills.
  • Enjoy working with living organisms and studying biological systems.
  • Good laboratory skills.
  • An ability to quickly assess large amounts of information and data.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Self-confidence and motivation.
  • Determination.

Admission Process:

Admission to B.Tech in Biomedical Instrumentation is through entrance examinations conducted either by the university or the national level entrance examinations such as JEE. Some colleges also accept direct admission on the basis of merit considering the marks obtained in the last academic exam. 

Top Entrances:

These are some of the top entrances for Biological Science and Bio-engineering course:  

1. JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)

  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Application Mode: Online 
  • Exam Mode: Online and Offline
  • Exam Frequency: Twice a year

2. JEE Advanced

  • Application Form: 12 September 2020
  • Last date of the application form: 17 September 2020
  • JEE Advance 2020 Exam Date: 27 September 2020

3. BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission test)

  • Exam date: 16th - 18th and 21st - 23rd Septemeber, 2020
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Mode of Exam: Online

4. VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination)

  • Total time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Type of Question: MCQs 
  • Level of exam: University level   
  • Frequency of exam: Once in a year 

5. SRMJEEE (SRM Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering)

  • Exam: Cancelled

6. COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka)

  • Exam Level: State Level
  • Mode of Application: Online
  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test

7. KIITEE (Karnataka Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam)

  • Duration of exam: 3 Hours
  • Level of exam: University level
  • Exam frequency: Once a year
  • Mode of exam: Online

8. WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination)

  • Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper
  • Result: Released
  • Courses Offered: Engineering, Pharmacy, and Architecture

9. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering)

  • Extended Closing Dates for Online Application (with late fee): 7 October 2020 
  • GATE 2021 Exam Dates: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 February 2021
  • GATE 2020 Results: 22 March  2021

Career Profiles

The prime recruiters in this industry are Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Healthcare Manufacturing sectors. Government agencies such as Drug Departments, State Health Departments also recruit B.E/ B. Tech- qualified Biological Science, and Bio-engineering graduates.

Job Post

Average Salary per year

Biological Engineers Rs 3 Lakhs 
Biomedical Engineers Rs 3.5 Lakhs 
Equipment Design Engineer Rs 3.5 Lakhs 
Lab Technician/Administrator Rs 2.5 Lakhs
Research Engineer Rs 3 Lakhs 
Bioinformatics specialist Rs 3.5 lakhs 
Pharmacognosist Rs 10 lakhs 

Top Recruiters:

There are plenty of companies who hire a candidate from this Biological Science and Bio-engineering course are as follows:

Biocon IFGL Bioceramics Limited
Orbees Medical Invitrogen
Reliance Life Sciences CTS Life Sciences
Dr.Reddy’s Labs Cipla
Jubilant Life Sciences Wockhardt
Cadila Healthcare Ranbaxy
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Dr. Reddy’s
Biocon Deloitte
Deutsche Bank Evalueserve
Novartis Dolcera

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai


Q: What is the scope of Biological Science and Bioengineering in India?
A: The interdependency of each of these specialty fields increases the demand for biological scientists and biological engineers. One of the primary tasks of rehabilitation engineers is to help improve the lives of those who have physical impairments.

Q:  What are the careers in Biological Science and Bioengineering?
A:  Variety of careers exist in the field of healthcare. Majoring in biological sciences offers solid preparation for further education in the fields of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, and more.

Q: What are the top entrances for a course in Biological Science and Bioengineering?
A: Some of the top entrances are mentioned below:

  • JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)
  • JEE Advanced
  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission test)
  • KIITEE (Karnataka Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam)

Q: What are the top colleges that provide a course in Biological Science and Bioengineering?
A: Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:



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