Sunday, June 3, 2012

Careers in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is an emerging field in the engineering. It is a combination of  science, biology mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and many more. Its application varies from pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-products, agriculture to industry - food, textiles, medicine, nutrition, environmental conservation, animal sciences etc., all this makes it one of the fastest growing fields of engineering.
Biotechnology consists disciplines like genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, embryology and cell biology, which are in turn linked to practical disciplines like chemical engineering, information technology and robotics.
An individual who wants to make a career in Biotechnology should have a scientific aptitude and a keen interest in the biological sciences.

Courses and Eligibility
Candidates with a background in science at the 10+2 level are eligible for the B.Tech course in biotechnology as well as the integrated M.Tech program at IIT Delhi.

Career Prospects
Biotechnology in India is throwing up tremendous scope for growth and is contributing to the total biotech market worth US $100 billion. Many global pharmacy companies are seeking India to set their research and development centres here.
In India Students can mainly explore job options in the following fields:
  • Bio-processing industries
  • Chemicals
  • Drug and pharmaceutical research
  • Energy
  • Environment control
  • Food processing &
  • Public funded laboratories
  • Waste management
Private sector has a great opportunities for biotechnologists. Drug companies in biotechnology like Ranbaxy, Dabur, Hindustan Lever, Dr Reddy's Labs that have their R & D units offer Biotechnology professional with handsome pay-package. There are also ample opportunities available for biotechnologists in chemical industry, the food processing industry, and the textile industry.

Institutes offering M.Sc Biotechnology (Selection through All India Combined Entrance Test)
  1. Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
  2. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  3. Calicut University, Kerala
  4. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, lndore
  5. Goa University, Goa
  6. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  7. Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar
  8. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  9. Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
  10. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  11. Kumaun University, Nainital
  12. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  13. MS University of Baroda, Vadodara
  14. Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  15. Punjabi University, Patiala
  16. R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur
  17. Sardar Patel University, Gujarat
  18. Tezpur University, Tezpur (Assam)
  19. Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
  20. University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  21. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  22. University of Jammu, Jammu
  23. University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  24. University of Mysore, Mysore
  25. University of North Bengal, Siliguri
  26. University of Pune, Pune
  27. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  28. Visva-Bharati University, Sanliniketan

Top Institutes offering B.Tech/M.Tech/PhD 

   1.        Amity Institute of Biotechnology
    Amity Noida Campus, Sector - 44
    Noida - 201303 (U.P.)
    Phone : 1800-11-00-00 (Toll-Free)
   Courses Offered : B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Biotechnology
   2.       Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
   Courses Offered : B.Tech., M.Tech. in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, M.S.      
   (Research) in  Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology and Pre Ph.D. Courses
   3.       National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
   Courses Offered : M.Sc and M.Tech degree in Animal Biotechnology
   4.       Indian Institute of Technology, kharagpur
   Courses Offered : B.Tech.(H) in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, B.Tech.(H) and 
   M.Tech. in  Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, MS (Biotechnology), 
   M.Tech. - Biotechnology   and Biochemical Engineering, Ph.D. (Biotechnology)
   5.     All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  Courses Offered : M Biotech

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