B.Tech Admission Advises

Biotechnology or Bioengineering: Prospects, Future and Institutes in India

Biotechnology in general is using technology in biological research or studies. Bioengineering and Bioinformatics are specialized domains of biotechnology. At B.Tech (bachelor degree in engineering) and M.Tech (master degree in engineering) student learn about basic principle of biology and engineering. They learn about using technology especially modern devices to create specific conditions for biological experiments. Most of the devices are related to experiments on cells and proteins, therefore biological courses related to cell and proteins are taught extensively.Biotech is basically use of technology for improving the speed of biological research not developing devices. This course provides manpower that is aware of the use of latest devices for biological research to pharmaceutical industry.

Most of the Biotech students go for higher studies abroad, as there is huge funding these days, they get good opportunities work in well established labs. Also they have opportunities to work for domestic and international pharma industry, though these are rare.

Core companies: Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy labs, Cipla and GlaxoSmithKlineg are few to name apart from many Government funded research organizations and CSIR labs. There are good research opportunities abroad, usually PhD students can get around $1200 PM and postdoc (research after phd) get around $2500 a month.

Average Salaries: 2.5~3.5 lakhs

Institutes offering Biotechnology courses:
Almost all IITs and NITs offer Undergrad, grad, and Phd Courses in Biotechnology
Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology, Trivandrum
School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad
Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai

These are just few institutes but as this branch of engineering have become really common like other traditional branches, because of its scope abroad, you can find many colleges offer these courses. Even you can find private colleges in your own state offering this course. For other course details do visit Engineering Courses: Future, Prospects, Institutes and Studies in India.

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20 Comments

  1. ayudi

    hi I am an iitian, I am a girl. I am confused which course is better for me in b. tech, bioengineering or b. arch? please kindly tell me what should I take with course has good demand for jobs and salaries.

    1. Zahid

      Of courese, B.Arch : )

  2. MONISHKA.G.R

    which has scope?b.tech engineering or b.sc bio technology

  3. abc

    hello sir i am expected to get admission in btech in biotech in NIT warangal ichecked out many websites which say that nit warangal is one of the best institutes for biotech but iam not able to find any placements details abt this course frm this college can u pls hep me out and tell how much will be the starting salary after doing biotech btech frm nit warangal

  4. Rashmika

    I like biology very much so which is the best course for me and what jobs i can do and amount of salary i get

  5. Rashmika

    is it valuable studying b.tech

  6. rishabh

    what do I need to opt for maths or bio or both after my 10th std to pursue biotech or bioengineering?

  7. kartik

    the average salary mentioned above is monthly or an annual package?

  8. aditi

    i wnt to ask that hw much time it takes to get into it ?
    and other subjects are needed for this ?

  9. Laxman

    What is the qualification for get m.biotecnology

  10. shahrukh

    i have completed my 12th. iam very much intrested in biology.i want to do engneering what would be the best course biomedical or biotech.what are its diffreces which has more scope,salary and intrest.can u do mtech in food technology after doing btech in biotechnology.which is the best course please help me .

  11. Anusha

    i hav got 7445 rank in home quota in AIEEE n i may get biotechnology in d first round f counselling in NIT WARANGAL… wat can i do after biotech engineering??

    i am totally confused!! give me some suggestions if i hav 2 go for it or choose another option in any other university??

  12. Anusha

    can i go for MBA if i do biotechnology engineering??

  13. haniya

    I wanna do biomedical engineering in chennai, tat too in anna universit affiliated colleges
    is biomedical engineering having good scope nowadays in india i am so confused pls suggest me any other alteratives also pls….

  14. catherine

    what r d oppurtunities for bio technology in india. and pls give me info about suitable colleges in tanil nadu.

  15. Parinita

    hi,
    I am B.tech in Biotechnology. I am more inclined towards M.Tech. my GATE rank is 1159 and percentile 92.94 in BT. Please suggest where can I get M.Tech in this rank.

  16. soumya

    is der is job opportunites after b.e biotech……… r else have to do compulsorily higher studies if we want a good job….

  17. guna

    my eamcet rank is 80888

  18. guna

    is IT suitable for me my rank is 80888

  19. sravya

    are there any colleges which r offereing mtech with out gate qualification

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