Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering; top colleges, syllabus

Biotechnology and biochemical engineering are intricately interlinked as they both are indispensable in the field of medicine and healthcare, and extend to various other fields like industrial processing, agriculture, etc. In this program students learn about biological sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. Students also learn about genetic technology and learn how to develop treatments for various diseases.


Top Colleges

With a huge increase in the scopes of genetic engineering over the last couple of decades, there has been an exponential increase in demand for bio technology and biochemical engineering.Given below are some of the top colleges you could consider if you want to take up bio technology and bio chemical engineering as your career.

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  2. Indian Institute of Technology. Kharagpur
  3. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  5. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  6. Alagappa College of Technology, Karaikudi, Chennai
  7. National Institute of Technology, warangal
  8. Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi
  9. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  10. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

   

 Highlights

Course TypeGraduate
Duration4 years
ExaminationSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Math, and Biology as major subject, along with a minimum of 55% aggregate.
Admission Process

Entrance Examinations (JEE- mains)

Direct admission on the basis of marks.


Eligibility

COURSEDURATIONELIGIBILITYENTRANCES
Diploma3 years10th or equivalentState level entrance exams, or direct admission in some cases. 
B.Tech4 years10+2, or equivalent course with PCMB.Engineering Entrance Exams,.
M.Tech2 yearsB.Tech or Equivalent degree in Bio technology and Biochemical EngineeringEngineering entrance exams for Post graduate degrees like JEE- Advanced.
PGDM2 yearsB.Tech, or M. Tech in biotechnology, bio chemistry, and life sciences, microbiology, or related fields.Management entrance exams or direct entry


Top Recruiters

  •  Abbot Laboratories
  • Biocon Ltd.
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Hindustan Antibiotics
  • Hindustan Lever
  • Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Indo American Hybrid Seeds
  • Johnson and Johnson


Admission Process

  1.  Various engineering entrance exams conducted every year like JEE Mains, BITSAT, HITSEE, VITEE, OUAT, KIITEE need to be qualified for admission into the bachelors' degree in different colleges. 
  2. Some diploma courses can be joined directly after 10th on basis of the marks secured. some however do require candidates to clear a state- level exam for admission.
  3. Various post graduate programs are offered in various colleges and one can secure admission into these programs by either clearing entrance exams like JEE Advanced, or even management entrance exams like MAT, CAT, XAT, etc.


Syllabus

 BASIC SCIENCES

  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • Physics Laboratory
  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry Laboratory

ENGINEERING SCIENCES

  • Mechanics
  • Transport Phenomenon

ENGINEERING ARTS

  • An Introduction to Computers and Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Graphic Science
  • Manufacturing Processes

DEPARTMENTAL

  • Introduction to the Department
  • Biochemistry I
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Bioprocess Calculations
  • Biosciences Laboratory
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Fluid Solid Systems
  • Bioprocess engineering I
  • Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
  • Professional Processes
  • Practical Training
  • Colloquium
  • Enzyme Engineering and Technology Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Transport Processes I
  • Transport Processes II
  • Multistage Separations
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Lab. I chemical Engineering Lab. II


Skills Required

This field involves a lot of works with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, so a sound knowledge about these fields is an obvious prerequisite. Additional knowledge about Microbiology, Genetics, and Biochemistry is also helpful. Apart from that, those aspiring to pursue this filed should be adept in information technology, problem solving, interpretation, and analytical skills. There is a lot of scope for those who want to do research, as this is a developing field and has many new ideas that need work. Continued research in this field requires a lot of patience, proper understanding of the subject, and willingness to put in a lot of effort and dedication, as well as very long and irregular hours.


Top Entrances

The top entrance examinations to secure a seat in a bio technology and bio chemical engineering course include the following

  1. IIT- JAM
  2. CUSAT- CAT
  3. BITSAT
  4. HITSEEE
  5. VITEEE
  6. KITEEE
  7. OUAT
  8. ITSAT
  9. BIT- MCA
  10. SOFT- CET


 Career Prospects

JOB PROFILEJOB DESCRIPTIONAVERAGE SALARY PER ANNUM (In INR)
Bio Technology Project ManagerResponsible for completing projects on schedule and supervising documents. 4.5 lakhs to 11.5 lakhs
Professor Take classes in colleges and universities and teach graduate and post graduate students.1.6 lakhs to 9 lakhs
Research and DevelopmentConduct various research about different application and uses of bio technology, work with genetic sciences and experiments.1,9 lakhs to 11 lakhs
PharmaceuticalsWork with developing and testing new medicines for the healthcare industry. 1.9 lakhs to 11 lakhs
Biotechnology Production ManagerResponsible for supervising production processes and managing quality control.4.6 lakhs to 6 lakhs


FAQ's


Q: Is it necessary to study both Bio technology and Biochemical Engineering?

A: This field has many promising career prospects. Those who plan on pursuing further research should consider a dual degree. this will include one dedicated year of project work and program electives which can help you decide your path of interest. If you are interested in pursuing a job, then B,Tech might be a better option.


Q: Is this beneficial for students who want to get a job after graduation?

A: This course is more beneficial for those who want to do research and development in the related fields. However, the job prospects aren't too bad either, as you have a wide variety of options to choose from. it includes but is not limited to professor or lecturer, lab assistant, biotechnology expert, sales manager, etc.


Q: What is the minimum educational qualification for M.tech?

A: For M.Tech the minimum qualification is B.Tech or equivalent degree in Bio technology and Bio chemical engineering.


Q: What are the job opportunities in Biotechnology and Biochemistry?

A: There are various  job opportunities in this field. Some of the most sorted out are 

  • Bio Technology Project Manager
  • Biotechnology Production Manager
  • Professor 
  • Pharmaceuticals


Q: Who are the top recruiters in this field?

A: The top recruiters in this field are as follows:

  •  Abbot Laboratories
  • Biocon Ltd.
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Hindustan Antibiotics
  • Hindustan Lever
  • Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Q: What are the top entrances top appear for post graduate courses?

A: Some of the top entrances to appear for post graduate courses are CAT, MAT, XAT.


Q: What are the top entrances to appear in Bio technology and Bio Chemical Engineering?

A: The top entrances appear are mentioned below:

  1. IIT- JAM
  2. CUSAT- CAT
  3. BITSAT
  4. HITSEEE
  5. VITEEE
  6. KITEEE
  7. OUAT
  8. ITSAT
  9. BIT- MCA
  10. SOFT- CET


Q: What are the top colleges for Bio technology and Bio chemistry engineering?

A: The top colleges for bio technology and bio chemistry engineering are as follows:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  2. Indian Institute of Technology. Kharagpur
  3. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  5. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  6. Alagappa College of Technology, Karaikudi, Chennai
  7. National Institute of Technology, warangal
  8. Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi
  9. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  10. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi


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