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Career in Bio Technological Engineering

Career in Bio Technological Engineering

Biotechnological engineering is an engineering course where technology and biology are combined for research & development. Biotechnology involves wide range of subjects from engineering, genetics, biochemistry to microbiology and chemistry. There are various applications of biotechnology in industries such as animal husbandry, agriculture, growth of vaccines and medicines,  energy production and conservation, pollution control, healing of prolonged disease and ecological conservation. It also plays an integral part in the development of insecticides, fertilizers and quality of seeds.

A graduate 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 abroad. Because biotechnology is majorly research based its application is found in multiple other fields opening up that many career options. Some of the fields where scope for biotechnology is rising are Gene therapy,Tissue culture, Immuno Technologies, Genetic Engineering, Plant-based drugs, Rational drug design, Stem cell techniques, New DNA technologies, Photosynthetic efficiency, Enzyme engineering and technology.


Courses Offered

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



Eligibility for B.Tech / B.E courses is 10 + 2 with Science. Selection will be based on your marks in science in the +2 examination coupled with your score in a state based CET Examination which would give you a specific rank and depending on the rank colleges admit you. Duration of the course is 4 years. The process becomes slightly more complicated for the IITs with the JEE Entrance exam coming into play.




Job Prospects


Job prospects open up in many sectors such as chemical and textile industries, agricultural sectors, pharmaceutical firms and manufacturing industries. Research laboratories, both private and government based are likely to be where most graduates end up working. Bio-Technology has picked up phase in western countries and is consider by many to be the next best thing in India and the surrounding countries. Looking for jobs out of India would rake up multiple high paying options for you. You could also choose to stay in India and be established by the time the biotech wave hits the country which would also put you in a very lucrative position.

Job opportunities can be found in private sectors like food processing and agro based industries, pharmaceutical farms and aquaculture. Biotechnologists can also enter the media field  as a science writer for different media houses. And finally you can train the future generation of biotechnologists as a professor in major universities that offer this course.

A few biotechnology based companies that you might wanna keep an eye on for job openings are IDPL,Thapar Group, Hindustan Lever, Biocon India Ltd., Hindustan Antibiotics and American Hybrid Seeds.