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About Career as a Biotechnologist

The nature of work of biotechnologists, being interdisciplinary, requires working together of people from different fields such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, engineering, food science, agriculture etc. Some of the fields where biotechnology studies are applicable are as follows.agriculture to industry (food, pharmaceutical, chemical,  bioproducts, textiles etc.), medicine, nutrition, environmental conservation, animal sciences etc.

Career Prospects of Career as a Biotechnologist

In recent times, biotechnology as a subject has grown rapidly. And as far as employment is concerned, it has become the second fastest growing sector after multi-media. Candidates with postgraduate degree in biotechnology get absorbed in corporate and government sector, both. Qualified  biotechnologists are employed in leading indian business houses and MNCs including pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries, bio-processing industries, agriculture related industries and pollution control activities of the major industries etc. They can even join government and corporate run research and development organizations. On the whole making it a good career opportunity for the bright young people.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Biotechnologist

If you want to join a course in biotechnology

you must have a background in science, that is Physics or agriculture, chemistry and biology at the intermediate level can join for B.Tech. In India, some universities offer the B.Sc biotechnology which one can join after class 12 or equivalent examination, with physics, chemistry and mathematics. Graduates in all sciences/engineering technology/medicine are eligible for the postgraduate (M.Sc.) course in biotechnology.  Programme in Biotechnology. P.G. courses available are 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.Depending upon the aptitude and necessity, more advanced courses such PH.D.and Post-Doctoral Research in Biotechnology can also be pursued.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Biotechnologist

  • i have completed msc in biotechnology with 8.7cgpa scorein 2012 batch.and looking for forward into my career in the field of biotechnology in hyderabad Posted By : PREETHI CAROLINE.SUNDUR, on 30-05-2012 14:49:52 Report Abuse

  • RESPECTED SIR / MADAM I am nithya devi.G from chennai ,finished M.Sc Biochemistry.previously worked as a teacher, medical coder.Now i am searching for a job related to biochemistry field in research centres, laboratories, industries .if there is any openings related to this field ,may contact to my mobile no 9443804555.mail ID : nithyadevi08@yahoo.co.in THANKING YOU G.NITHYA DEVI Posted By : nithyadevi, on 14-01-2012 12:53:12 Report Abuse

  • RESPECTED SIR / MADAM I am nithya devi.G from chennai ,finished M.Sc Biochemistry.previously worked as a teacher, medical coder.Now i am searching for a job related to biochemistry field in research centres, laboratories, industries .if there is any openings related to this field ,may contact to my mobile no 9443804555.mail ID : nithyadevi08@yahoo.co.in THANKING YOU G.NITHYA DEVI Posted By : nithyadevi, on 14-01-2012 12:52:51 Report Abuse

  • I completed my M.Sc in Biotechnology.Suggest me job opportunities Posted By : shahina, on 04-10-2011 19:04:16 Report Abuse

  • I have done M.Sc Biotechnology in the year 2010. Kindly suggest me good job opportunity. Posted By : dhanya, on 26-09-2011 16:44:14 Report Abuse

  • DEAR SIR, I AM B.S.C. IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MY FINAL YEAR OF M.B.A. IN FINACE PLS SUGGEST FOR EXECELLENT JOB. Posted By : KRISHAN GOPAL TIWARI, on 05-08-2011 19:36:49 Report Abuse

  • DEAR SIR, I AM B.S.C. IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MY FINAL YEAR OF M.B.A. IN FINACE PLS SUGGEST FOR EXECELLENT JOB. Posted By : KRISHAN GOPAL TIWARI, on 05-08-2011 19:29:54 Report Abuse

  • Sir, I m B.Sc.Medical Lab Technology & M.Sc. Biotechnology. I want to know job opportunities best suit to make my career. Posted By : Nisha Vohra, on 17-07-2011 16:32:35 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my graduation in B.E. in E&C Engineering and can i do m.tech in biotechnology please give the details of collages. it will be very greatful if you help. Posted By : vikas, on 24-06-2011 20:28:07 Report Abuse

  • Sir i am a comp. student i wna take provisinal admission in biotech. in ur collage please tell can i get p.adm. Posted By : PARUL, on 16-06-2011 09:44:10 Report Abuse

  • SIR I AM COMPLETE B-TECH BIOTECHNOLOGY PLZ SIR TELL ME A BIOLOGIST JOBS &SALARY Posted By : BHUPENDER, on 15-06-2011 10:35:04 Report Abuse

  • i m doing b tech(biotechnology) and want to do M.tech in biotech or Bioinformatics.please suggest the best colleges offering these courses. Posted By : bakul chaudhary, on 12-06-2011 14:40:30 Report Abuse

  • i have got 80% marks in physics,chemistry and english and have got 88% marks in biology in the h.s exams. Am i eligible to take admission in biotechnology???????? Posted By : Avishek Sinha, on 10-06-2011 08:56:37 Report Abuse

  • I have secured 62% marks in H.S.(west bengal). I wish to take admission as a Biotechnologist. Can I eligible. Please reply us Posted By : chiranjib biswas, on 05-06-2011 17:51:42 Report Abuse

  • I scored overall 88.83% in hsc science.I desire 2 do b.tech in biotechnology.Please list down the reputed institutes in mumbai for the above course and also tell me which one is better between b.tech or b.sc in biotech as a scope for career??Is there any requirement 2 give any entrance exam??plz reply as early as possible. Posted By : Sapna Tiwari, on 29-05-2011 20:44:41 Report Abuse

  • HI, REQUESTED SIR, I HAVE COMPLETED B.SC. BIOTECHNOLOGY WITH COP COURSE IN DIPLOMA BIOINFORMATICS. I WANT TO DO EITHER BIOTECHNOLOGY OR APPLIED GENETICS AS A MASTER . SO WHAT SHOULD I PREFFERED AS A FAST AND BEST EMPLOMENT FIELD. Posted By : DHAKECHA NIKHIL , on 22-05-2011 15:51:04 Report Abuse

  • ma question here to u is ...." i have recently completed ma graduations in the feild of biotechnology but now i have to opt for ma specialization this july ...nw i have had a thought abt both medical and environmental but m unaware of which of this 2 has rapid fast and enormous commercial growth in india as well as their respective research plans ????? Posted By : sagar shah, on 06-05-2011 10:09:03 Report Abuse

  • ma question here to u is ...." i have recently completed ma graduations in the feild of biotechnology but now i have to opt for ma specialization this july ...nw i have had a thought abt both medical and environmental but m unaware of which of this 2 has rapid fast and enormous commercial growth in india as well as their respective research plans ????? Posted By : sagar shah, on 06-05-2011 10:08:30 Report Abuse

  • sir, i want to do m.tech in biotech so please suggest me the colleges which have m.tech biotech with their fee structure.. Posted By : aanchal baveja, on 18-04-2011 14:37:27 Report Abuse

  • sir, i want to do m.tech in biotech so please suggest me the colleges which have m.tech biotech with their fee structure. Posted By : aanchal baveja, on 18-04-2011 14:37:04 Report Abuse

  • sir, i want to do m.tech in biotech so please suggest me the colleges which have m.tech biotech with their fee structure. Posted By : aanchal baveja, on 18-04-2011 14:36:08 Report Abuse

  • sir, i want to do m.tech in biotech so please suggest me the colleges which have m.tech biotech with their fee structure. Posted By : aanchal baveja, on 18-04-2011 14:35:48 Report Abuse

  • KINDLY SUGGEST ME SOME OF THE BEST HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT COLLEGES IN INDIA Posted By : SHIWANGISINHA, on 07-04-2011 19:26:25 Report Abuse

  • i get confused abt all finally decided my career in bio tec only. Posted By : kamlesh r meshram, on 06-04-2011 21:13:32 Report Abuse

  • i want to choose this field but what is its scope in india??? Posted By : komal, on 04-04-2011 16:49:22 Report Abuse

  • i want to choose this field but what is its scope in india??? Posted By : komal, on 04-04-2011 16:49:06 Report Abuse

  • i passed 12th with biology as my main subject,can i do b.tech in biotechnology? Posted By : shivi trivedi, on 02-03-2011 09:26:38 Report Abuse

  • bio technology courses available in Pune Posted By : Ashijk, on 28-01-2011 05:35:21 Report Abuse

  • bio technology courses available in Mumbai Posted By : Ashijk, on 28-01-2011 05:31:13 Report Abuse

  • bio technology courses available in BHOPAL Posted By : rinky khan, on 21-05-2010 07:50:29 Report Abuse

  • I want to get addmition in b.sc biotechnology in allahabad please give me the college list and tell me how can i get addmition in that colleges Posted By : Pankaj singh, on 20-05-2010 06:07:35 Report Abuse

  • hi,doing an integrated course (btec+mtec) in biotecnology is benificial or doing it seperately is more benificial.plz guide me. Posted By : sana, on 18-05-2010 13:06:10 Report Abuse

  • i am right now in class XI and have taken biology as an option instead of mathematics.would it be possible for me to have a career in biotechnology?also,i would request you to give me at least a single example of a company where i would work if i also pursue an mba after biotech. Posted By : bhavi modi, on 08-05-2010 02:30:22 Report Abuse

  • hi, i have completed my graduation in B.E BIOTECH.and now looking forward into my career in the fields of agricultural biotech or animal biotechnology.it will greatful if you help in this respect Posted By : MANOJ PHUKON, on 30-11-2009 05:25:07 Report Abuse

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