Biotechnology Engineering in India

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There are two words in Biotechnology biology and technology and the combination of these two words in short form is known as Biotechnology. This course involves in the field of Agriculture, Environmental remediation, Pharmaceutical, Energy and Chemicals industries. Course of Biotechnology covers wide range of subjects like Biochemistry, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Bio-Statistics, Cell Biology, Crop Management, Cropping System, Ecology, Soil Science and Seed Technology etc.

This course does not need biology background of the candidates. After the completion of this course candidates acquire skills in Molecular Biology techniques, Bio Analytical techniques, Nano Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Ecology and Environment, Bioinformatics, Basic cell biology and Micro Biology techniques, etc. This course has two main parts first the core course and the second is electives. The core course is the basic engineering including subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry. With the core course it offers many elective courses on divers topic from computational biology to Nano biotechnology.


B. Tech: The candidate must have passed 10+2 with physics, chemistry and one subject out of mathematics/biology/biotechnology. With minimum 45% marks for general category and 40% marks for reserved category from any recognized Board.

M. Tech:For M. Tech candidates have to complete their B. Tech degree from any recognized university or college.

Admission Procedure:

The admission in mostly all the colleges is based on state level competitive exam. Autonomous colleges take own entrance test separately and some other colleges take admission of the candidate on the basis of marks obtained by candidates.

Career Prospects:

After the completing degree in biotechnology the opportunity of job are very high in the specialized fields of biotechnology like agriculture, environmental remediation, pharmaceutical, energy and chemicals industries. Candidates can also go for higher studies and start their own ventures.

Course Duration:

4 Years

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