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Biotechnology is a science-based on biology. Every life form is based on DNA. Biotechnology has many advantages in many areas. For instance, in the medical field, we can select the vitamins and minerals in order to boost the nutritional value of plants. Imagine a life where most of the foods we eat are filled with vitamins and minerals. Biotechnology is everywhere; it helps us improve our lives and leads us to a healthier world. 

Courses in Biotechnology

B.Tech degree in Biotechnology encompasses both the Biological Sciences as well as the Engineering aspect of Biotechnology. Its curriculum covers Life Sciences subjects such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, etc., and Engineering subjects such as BioProcess Eng., BioChemical Eng., Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer, etc. 

B.Sc degree in Biotechnology, on the other hand, focuses on the Biological aspect of the Biotechnology part. There will be few subjects related to Industrial Processes but the main focus will be on the Research and Development on the Biotechnology fields such as Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Microbiology; just to name a few. 

Eligibility 

Candidates aspiring to pursue the course are required to meet the minimum eligibility criteria listed here.

  • A minimum combined score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at both Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary levels.
  • Physics, Biology and Chemistry as main subjects at 10+2 level with a minimum combined score of 60% in all three.

Admission Process

For admission to the course, eligible candidates need to qualify the entrance examination, conducted at any institutes, state and national levels. Some of the major entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are listed below.

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List of institutions and labs for further studies

Universities/ Institutes

  • IISc
  • TIFR
  • JNU
  • DU
  • IITs
  • IISERs

Research Institutions

  • NEERI
  • CCMB
  • NCL
  • CSIR
  • NCCS
  • JNCASR

Scope of Biotechnology 

B.Tech students contemplating on pursuing a career in Biotechnology must be aware that this field is still developing in our country and therefore job opportunities and pay packages are yet to boom in comparison to IT or Management sectors. After the B.Tech degree, students can find jobs in Pharmaceutical companies, research labs or Academic Institutions. Some students may also shift to MBA and enter the world of Business, Finance and Banking since their engineering background helps them with skills to shine in these sectors as well. Also many students shift to IT/ Software development through their on- campus placements. Since this field is highly research-oriented, vast and diverse, it is highly recommended that students should pursue their graduate studies in Biotechnology followed by higher studies in the same field for better job openings.   

B.Sc students must pursue M.Sc after graduating in Biotechnology. The career path is mostly research-oriented moving on to specialized areas in the Biotech field. An M.Sc Degree-holder tends to find jobs in research labs as research assistants. It is highly recommended that one does their Biotech courses from a reputed institute in order to get good campus placements and good job opportunities. Many students may also move on to pursue PhD in Biotechnology or related fields as it opens up more avenues both in India and abroad. A PhD Degree gives one the ability to start his own research lab, become a professor or be a leader in a team of research scientists. So if it is your goal to create a niche in the field of Biotechnology then the best bet is to go for a PhD. This truly will give you the wings to improve the quality of people’s lives through research. 

Since Biotechnology is still in its nascent stage in India, many students tend to get disillusioned due to the limited opportunities available to them. However, the last decade has witnessed a boom in this area since the Indian government has set up several research institutions of national repute, conducting research on Cancer Biology, Stem Cell, Genetic, Bio Medica, etc. 

List of companies to join as a research assistant

Pharmaceuticals

  • Biocon
  • Cipla
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Cadila Healthcare
  • Reliance Life Sciences
  • Ranbaxy
  • Dr. Reddy’s lab

Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below:

Course Level

Undergraduate

Duration

3 Years

Eligibility

10th & 12th from a recognized Board

Admission Process

Counseling after taking an entrance examination.

Examination Type

Semester System

Course Fee

INR 2 Lac to 3 Lacs

Average Starting Salary

INR 2.5 Lac to 8 Lacs

Top Recruiting Fields

Bio Industry, Government Hospitals, Research Labs, Content Writing (Medical), etc.

 

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K L (Deemed to be University) provides admission through a written test and an interview. The eligibility is Pass in 10+2 or equivalent examination with 55% and above.

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The following are the Government Universities/ Colleges offering M.Sc. Biotechnology.
1. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
2. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
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4. JMI New Delhi
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Microbiology all semester fees.

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Through lateral entry exam and general enigneering entrance exam, you can get admission.

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Hi. Through two examinations, lateral entry entrance exam and other is a general engineering entrance exam. After completing biotechnology, students will get admission directly into the second year of engineering.

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A candidate should have secured a minimum of 75% aggregate marks at the 10 + 2 level.
A candidate must have studied from the science stream with physics, chemistry, mathematics from a recognized board.
The minimum age of a candidate should be 17 years.
English must be a compulsory subject in class 12th.

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Rajiv Gandhi center for biotechnology, Kerala. School of life sciences, University of Hyderabad, National Dairy research institute, karnal. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. IP University, Delhi. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

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Loyola College, Fergusson College, Christ University, Kristu Jayanti College etc.

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You will get a scholarship if you are eligible.

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Yes, they provide very good Placement opportunities. Every year lots of students got Placements. Some organizations that come to Placement are Dhan Foundation, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Allahabad Bank, etc.

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Chandigarh university offers various B.Sc. In Biotechnology. Chandigarh University is a full-fledged university established by the Punjab State Legislature and is recognised by University Grants Commission under Section 2 (f) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22 (1) of the UGC ACT 1...Chandigarh university offers various B.Sc. In Biotechnology.
Chandigarh University is a full-fledged university established by the Punjab State Legislature and is recognised by University Grants Commission under Section 2 (f) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22 (1) of the UGC ACT 1956.
Chandigarh University (CU) is a leading Indian Institution offering its students a unique amalgamation of professional and academic excellence. The University has been accredited with the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Chandigarh University has become the youngest and the only private university in India to bag an A+ grade in the first cycle of the accreditation process and has also become the only state private university of Punjab to be accredited by NAAC. Also, ranked among Asia's best and the fastest-growing universities, CU has coupled the experience of top industry leaders and renowned academicians to foster a global approach. A wide spectrum of programs paired with flexibility, experiential learning and interdisciplinary orientation emancipate our students to explore their interests and pursue dream careers. At CU, we are grooming students to be socially sensitive through intellectually challenging and contemporary diverse culture.

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Chandigarh University is notable for giving excellent schooling, and it is the most youthful private college in Punjab to be licensed by the NAAC with an A+ rating. It is situated on the public interstate in the city of Mohali. It is likewise notable for giving excellent instruction and a favorab...Chandigarh University is notable for giving excellent schooling, and it is the most youthful private college in Punjab to be licensed by the NAAC with an A+ rating. It is situated on the public interstate in the city of Mohali. It is likewise notable for giving excellent instruction and a favorable climate for learning. It is the most lofty college in Punjab for B.Sc. Understudies. To be qualified for admission to Biotechnology, understudies probably finished their 10+2 with something like 50% imprints in Physics and Chemistry Mathematics, or Biology as necessary subjects. School of the Canyons is likewise offering scholar.

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It offers various courses with best placements. Every year, top notch companies visit CU and recruit students with best placements.

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Eligibility & Fee Details
10+2 in any stream with 55% marks from a recognised Board.

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