Biotechnology Course

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Introduction to Biotechnology Course

Being a research oriented Science, Biotechnology combines an assortment of techniques to living cells in order to produce a specific product of high quality.

It integrates several sciences such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Chemistry, Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Ecology, Cell Biology, Soil science, Bio-statistics, Plant Physiology, and Seed Technology.

It is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of living things in the industrial process with lot of unexpected possibilities. Certain important tasks related to biotechnology are the production of bio-processed food, the pharmaceuticals, the tissue culture, the execution of pollution controlled measures, and the developmental studies in waste management.

Biotechnology is also used in developing various medicines, vaccines and diagnostics, increasing productivity, improving energy production and conservation. In the field of animal husbandry, it is the use of biotechnology which has improved animal breeding. Besides, it has improved the quality of seeds, insecticides and fertilizers. In genetic engineering, the biotechnology has created cloned animals by initiating new modes of propagation.

Biotechnology career has excellent prospects mainly in the areas of medicine and agriculture.

Eligibility

The candidate seeking admission in biotechnology must have a background in science. At intermediate level, he/she should have studied any of the subjects such as physics, agriculture, chemistry or biology to join B.Tech. There are also B.Sc biotechnology offered at certain universities where the requirement is the completion of class 12 with subjects such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics. For postgraduation programmes like M.Sc, graduates in all sciences, engineering technology and medicine are eligible. Some of the PG courses available in biotechnology are as follows.

·        M.Sc. Biotechnology

·        M.Sc. (Agriculture) Biotechnology

·        M.V.Sc. (Animal) Biotechnology

·        M.Tech. Biotechnology

·        M.Sc./M.V.Sc.in Veterinary Biotechnology

·        M.Sc.(Marine) Biotechnology

·        Medical Biotechnology

·        M.Tech.in Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology

IIT Delhi and Kharagpur offer Integrated M.Tech programme in biotechnology, the admission for which is through IIT-JEE scores after successful completion of 10+2 or equivalent examination, with physics, chemistry and mathematics. Postgraduates of biotechnology are eligible to pursue more advanced courses like Ph.D and post doctoral research in biotechnology.

Apart from these eligibility criteria, the prospective biotechnologist should have scientific aptitude, interest in biological sciences, ability to work accurately, problem solving skills, analyzing and interpreting skills, and flair to work in laboratories.

Job Prospects and Career Options

Biotechnology is a rapid growing field having great scope in future. The biotechnology careers can be found with pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturing and processsing industries, public funded laboratories, chemical, agriculture, environment control, waste management, energy, and allied industries. Biotechnologists can be employed in the areas of planning, production and management of bio-processing industries.

The biotechnology work scope can be seen in various fields such as research, sales, marketing, administration, quality control, breeders, technical support etc. Some of the biotechnology career options are as given below.

·        Research Scientist

·        Research Associate

·        Teacher

·        Marketing Manager

·        Science Writer

·        Bioinformist

·        Quality Control Officer

·        Production in-charge in the Food, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries

·        Analyst (Venture-Capitalist)

·        Environmental / Safety Specialist

·        Lab Technician

·        Engineer (Chemical, Electrical, Environmental and Industrial)

·        Medical Representative

·        Business Development Manager

Some of the Major Institutions offering Courses in Biotechnology

Degree / Course

College / Institute

Eligibility

Course Duration

BTech. Biotechnology

Osmania University, Administrative Building, Hyderabad

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology

4 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Central University, Hyderabad

BSc.

2 years

Mtech. Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Masab Tank, Mahaveer Marg, Hyderabad

BTech.

2 years.

MSc. Biotechnology

Guwahati University, Guwahati -781014

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur - 784025

BSc. (minimum 55%)

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University, PO Pusa, Samastipur

BSc. (Stats/Mathematics/Agriculture/Veterinary Science/Animal Husbandry)

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwar Nagar, Darbhanga - 846008

BSc.

2 years

BTech. Biotechnology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology

4 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

BSc. in Physics/Biology/Agriculture/Pharmacy/Veterianary Science/BE

2 years

MSc. Agricultural Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

BSc. in Physics/Biology/Agriculture/Pharmacy/Veterianary Science/BE

2 years

MVSc. Animal Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

BSc. in Physics/Biology/Agriculture/Pharmacy/Veterianary Science/BE

2 years

MTech. Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

BSc. in Physics/Biology/Agriculture/Pharmacy/Veterianary Science/BE

2 years

MSc. Biotech Industrial Training

Jamia Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi

BSc./BTech., MSc./Mtech. in Biotechnology

1 year 6 months

MSc. Biotech Industrial Training

Biotech Consortium India Ltd. G-6, NDSE Part-I,New Delhi

BSc./BTech., MSc./Mtech. in Biotechnology

1 year 6 months

Mtech. Biotechnology

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

BSc./BTech.

2 years

Mtech. (Integrated) Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

5 years

Mtech. (Integrated) Biotechnology

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

Class XII with Science

5 years 6 months

Ph.D. Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi

Bachelor's in Beterinary and Fisheries Sciences

2 years

Post-Doctoral Research

Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi

MSc./MTech./Ph.D.

varied

Research (Ph.D.)

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

MSc./MTech.

varied

MSc. Marine Biotechnology

Goa University, PO Santa Cruz, Taleigao Plateau

55% in BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

MS University of Baroda, Vadodara

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Haryana Agriculture Universityr, Hissar

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra - 136119

BSc. In one of the life sciences

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla - 171005

BSc. In one of the life sciences

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni - 173230

BSc. In one of the life sciences

2 years

BSc. Biochemistry

Vinoba Bhave University, PB-31 Hazaribagh - 835301

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology

3 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Mysore, Mysore.

BSc. With 50-60% marks

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Banglore University, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore - 560056

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Gulbarga University, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga - 585106

BSc.

2 years

Research in specialist areas of Biotechnology/Bioinformatics

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

MSc./MTech.

varied

MSc. Biotechnology

Cochin University of Science and Technology, PO Cochi 682022

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam - 686560

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Calicut, Mallapuram District, Kozhikode - 673635

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Computer Science and Biotechnology

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Sri Venkateshwarapuram, Anantpur - 515003

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Gour Nagar, Sagar - 470003

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, 169, Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg, Indore

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa

BSc. In Agriculture/Biology/Chemistry/Botany

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492010

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Krishak Nagar, Raipur - 492012

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Guru Ghasidas University, PO Koni, Bilaspur - 495009

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Jiwaji University, Gwalior

BSc. in Biology

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Marathwada University, Aurangabad

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Mumbai, MG Road, Fort, Mumba

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

SRT Marathwada University, Nanded - 431606

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Amravati University, Tapowan Road, Camp, Amravati - 444602

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon - 485002

BSc.

2 years

Research Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Mumbai 400032

MSc./MTech.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Pondicherry University

BSc.

2 years

BTech. Biotechnology

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143005

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

4 years

Diploma in Biotechnology

Punjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh

MSc. In Agriculture/Anthropology/Botony/BioChemistry/Microbiology/Physics/Zoology

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Punjab University, Chandigarh

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Punjabi University, Patiala

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143005

BSc.

2 years

Mtech. Biotechnology

Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

BSc.

2 years

ME Biotechnology

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani 333031

1st Degree of BITS Pilani

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Banasthali Vidyapeeth, PO Banasthali Vidyapeeth

BSc. in Biology/Chemistry/Botany

2 years

BTech. Industrial Biotechnology

Anna University, Centre for Biotechnology, Guindy, Chennai

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology

2 years

MSc. Agricultural Biotechnology

Tamil Nadu GD Naidu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

BSc. Or MSC./MTech.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Madras, Centenary Buildings, Chepauk,Triplicane, Chennai - 600005

Bsc. Life Science/Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Agriculture/BE/MBBS/B.Pharma/BDS

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkai Nagar, Madurai

BSc. Chemisty/Botany/Biology/Agriculture/Vet. Science/Zoology/ Engg./MBBS

2 years

MTech. Industrial Biotechnology

Anna University, Centre for Biotechnology, Guindy, Chennai

BE/BTech.

2 years

Research

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai

MSc./MTech.

varied

MSc. Biotechnology

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut - 250005

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Deen Dayal Upadhyay University, Gorakhpur - 273009

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

University of Roorkee, Roorkee

BSc.

2 years

Mtech. Biotechnology

University of Lucknow, Badshahbagh, Lucknow

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Agricultural Biotechnology

GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Nainital

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Nainital

BSc.

2 years

MSc. Biotechnology

Vishwa Bharati, PO Shantiniketan, Dist. Birdhum

BSc.

2 years

Mtech. Biotechnology

University of Kolkata, Kolkata - 700073

BE./BTech.

2 years

Mtech. Biotechnology

Jadavpur University, PO Jadavpur University, Kolkata

BE./Btech.

2 years

Mtech. (Integrated) Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

5 years 6 months

Post-Doctoral Research

Bose University, Kolkata

MSc./MTech./Ph.D.

varied

Research

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

MSc./MTech.

varied

           

 

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