Biotechnology is the marriage between Biology & Technology. It deals with the development & utilization of biological things, forms or systems to obtaining maximum benefit to human or other living things. Biotechnology is a rapidly developing branch of biology and is highly interdisciplinary. It involves the exploitation of biological processes at molecular, cellular and organism level. Modern biotechnology emerged with advancements in recombinant DNA technology & modifications of genes with genetic engineering methodologies and progressed to cell & organism level with advancements in animal cell culture technique.
Course Benefit / Advantages
Biotechnology is one of the multi disciplinary fields with great demand in various applications in the field of research and development. B.Sc in Biotechnology is one of the common courses offered by most of the colleges. Pursuing various higher study options like M.Sc, M.Phil, and PhD will improve the chances for B.Sc Biotechnology graduates to find better job opportunities.
Opportunities - Field of Employement
B.Sc in Biotechnology graduates has a good career in various sectors. The job prospects are not limited to the field of Biotechnology but also in various allied fields. Experts in the field are of great demand in areas of agriculture, animal husbandry and also in health care. Other than these the most common career areas for these graduates include:
Bio Fertilizer Industry
Agro Based Industries
Crop Production Units
Marine Biotechnology Units
Food Processing Industries
National Bio-resource Development Firms
Colleges and Universities
* QC (Quality Controller)
* QA (Quality Assurance
* R & D (Research & Development) Officer
* MR (Medical Representative) and
* Production Departments
B.Sc in Biotechnology graduates can expect a remuneration of around Rs.25000/- per month in reputed organizations. With sufficient exposure in these areas they can earn even more. Various organizations abroad also offer different career opportunities for these graduates and offer good salary packages of around Rs.45000/- per month.