Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering focuses on biological sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. Under this programme, students study about genetic technology, and learn how to develop treatments for different diseases. The programme also covers applied enzymology and enzyme technology; metabolic and reaction engineering for biocatalysis and renewable resource utilization; and glycol-biotechnology. While pursuing the course, students are taught as to how the cells, organs and tissues function. Engineers are trained to transform cellular and molecular advances into technologies with an aim to improve the quality of life.
Any student who is contemplating on pursuing a career in Biotechnology must be aware that this field is still developing in India. Therefore
the number of job openings and pay packages are both very low when compared with IT and CS fields.
After a B.Tech degree
students can find jobs in pharmaceutical companies
research labs and institutions in India. However
most Indian students tend to go abroad to pursue their masters or doctorate studies in Biotechnology and allied fields. Some students also shift to MBA and enter the world of business
finance and banking as their engineering background gives them the required quantitative skills to excel in these sectors.
Top Colleges In India
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi
Address: Hill Side Road, Pusa, New Delhi, Delhi 110012
Phone: 011 2584 3375
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP
Address: Ajagara, Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005
Phone: 0542 236 8558
Courses to be pursued
• B.tech/M.tech in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
• B.Sc. (Hons) – Biotechnology
• B.Sc. (Hons) - Medical Biotechnology
• B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Science
• B.Sc. + M.Sc. - Biotechnology (Dual Degree)
• B.Tech/M.Tech (Bioinformatics)
- You’ll usually work 35 to 40 hours a week, including shifts, nights and weekends.
- You’ll mainly work in a laboratory, often in sterile conditions.
- You’ll usually wear protective clothing like a lab coat and safety glasses.
• Problem-solving skills • A methodical approach to work • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail • The ability to analyze statistical and technical data • IT skills
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream