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Bio-technology is a combination science of biology and technology. It is the use of biological constituents to make products useful to the mankind. It is the technology that uses biological systems of produce a product for a specific use. The advent of biotechnology has expanded into diverse sciences like immunology, virology and other subjects like health, agriculture, cell biology, plant phsiology, seed technology, etc. 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.


  • Genetics
  • Biophysics
  • Bio-statistics
  • Virology
  • Ecology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Fisheries
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Husbandry


UG (4 years)

To take admission into an undergraduate course in engineering, a candidate should have passed 10+2 in science stream from any recognized institution. The courses offered in this field are-

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Bioprocess Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology

PG (2 Years)

To take admission into a postgraduate course, a candidate must have completed his/her Bachelor of Science/ B.Tech from any recognized university. The courses offered in this field are-

  • Master of Engineering in Biotechnology
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology

Diploma (3 Years)

  • Diploma in Biotechnology Engineering

Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.


Scope for biotechnology as a career option is immense as we live in exciting times where there is growing demand of new applications and innovative products on the market. There are various organisations that serve as great resources for those who are just entering the field of biotechnology. Graduates in this field 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.


  • Lab Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Research Associate
  • Science Writer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Sales Representative
  • Quality Control Office 


  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • School of Biotechnology, JNU, New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Animal Biotechnology Research Center, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
  • Department of Biotechnology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP
  • Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, MS University of Vadodara, Gujarat


  • The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma by Barry Werth
  • An introduction to Biostatistics by P.S.S. Sunderrao and J. Richards & Prentice Hall.
  • Analytical Biochemistry by Holme
  • Biochemistry by Lubert Stryer
  • Biochemistry by Zubay
  • Biophysical Chemistry by Nath and Upadhya
  • Chemical Microbiology by Rose
  • Chromatography: Concepts and Contrasts by James Miller, John Wiley and Sons