Biotechnology engineering is a branch of engineering where technology is combined with biology for research & development. Biotechnology involves wide range of subjects such as engineering, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and chemistry. There are various applications of biotechnology in fields such as animal husbandry, growth of vaccines and medicines, agriculture, pollution control, energy production and conservation, healing of prolonged disease and ecological conservation. 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.

Scope of biotechnology is rising in certain fields which include: -

 

  • Gene therapy
  • Tissue culture
  • Immunotechnologies
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plant-based drugs
  • Rational drug design
  • Stem cell techniques
  • New DNA technologies
  • Photosynthetic efficiency
  • Enzyme engineering and technology


List of Courses: -

 

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

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for the course is 4 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -

 

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

Job Prospects

There are a lot of career opportunities in the field of biotechnology engineering. Graduates 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. Biotechnologists can also opt for science writer in media houses.

Some job profiles: -

 

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


Remuneration: -

Biotechnology is a rewarding and promising career option. The compensation of a biotechnologist working in research organization or a public sector industry is set according to the government standards. Professionals employed in corporate houses and industries can earn handsome salary. A graduate trainee in this field can initially earn around Rs. 15,000 - 20,000 every month. Professionals working in private colleges can earn good salary depending upon their experience. Fresh IIT pass out graduates working in corporate sector can earn salary between Rs. 70,000 - Rs. 85,000 per annum.

Top companies, which employ biotechnologists, are: -

 

  • IDPL
  • Thapar Group
  • Hindustan Lever
  • Biocon India Ltd.
  • Hindustan Antibiotics
  • Indo American Hybrid Seeds

Engineering Colleges for Biotechnology in India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Chennai was established in 1998 and managed by Vinayaka Missions University, Salem. The college is approved by NBA-AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The aim of the college is to provide...

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Acharya Institute of Technology

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangalore was established in 2000 and is a part of Acharya Institutes. The college is approved by AICTE and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. The college is NBA accredited, and offers a wide range of BE...

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Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes, Bangalore established in 1990, is truly emerging as the nurturing ground for leadership. It is becoming synonymous with practical, industry-focused education and is attracting students from across the globe. The fact that Acharyans are today a...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur was established in 1976 by the former President of India, Sri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. The university has also pioneered the introduction of self-financed courses in the country, which is in conformity with the thinking of...

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Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Acharya Nagarjuna University College of Science (ANUCS), Guntur is a part of Acharya Nagarjuna University. It was established in 1992. Acharya Nagarjuna University since then has grown into a large University with 39 Academic Departments, including several...

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Adhiyamaan College of Engineering

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (ACE), Hosur was established in 1987 to cater to the needs of the nation in the development of technocrats and to provide facilities for educating and training men and women to meet the entrepreneurial and management needs. The...

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Al-Ameer College of Engineering and Information Technology, Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Al-Ameer College of Engineering and Information Technology, Visakhapatnam was established in 2001 by Mohammad Vaziruddin Educational Society. It is the only muslim minority institution in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh. The college offers two undergraduate...

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Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology

Faridabad, Haryana, India

Al-Falah School of Engineering & Technology (AFSET), Faridabad was established in 1997. It is a Muslim Minority Institution established by Al-Falah Charitable Trust. The college is affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand University and approved by AICTE. The programs...

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Alagappa College Of Technology, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Alagappa College of Technology (ACT), Chennai established in 1944, is is affiliated to Anna university. Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences...

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Alagappa University

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Alagappa University, Karaikudi was established in 1985.The university is accredited with 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The University offers education through...

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