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Biochemical Engineering

Biochemical engineering is a field of engineering which deals i designing and constructing unit processes that include biological organisms or molecules. This discipline contributes to human health and well-being.

Career Options

  • Biochemical Development Engineer - Biochemical Engineer - Bioengineer - Bioprocess Development Engineer - Bioprocess Engineer - Chemical Engineer - Engineering Director - Fermentation Engineer - Nanotechnologist - Pharmaceutical Engineer

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification is 10+2 with science stream

Personal Skills

  • - 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

Courses to be pursued

  • - 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)

Top Colleges

  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences Address- Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110029 Phone: 011 2658 8500 Website:
  • Indian Institute of sciences Address: CV Raman Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012 Phone: 080 2293 2004 Website:

Working Conditions

A biochemical engineer works for 35-40 hours per week which includes irregular shifts be it night or weekends. These people mainly work in laboratories in hygienic conditions and wear protective clothing.

Top Companies

  • Biocon Address: 20th KM, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore, India - 560 100 Phone: +91 80 2808 2808 / 91 80 4014 4014 Website:
  • Serum Institute of India Address: 1401-1404, Ansal Tower 38, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019 Phone: 011 2647 0327 Website:

Successful Persons

Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shah

Dr. Shah is a renowned Indian biotechnologist who set up her own laboratory after her studies from abroad. She is honored as a world famous personality and TIMES magazine titled her as woman of power.

David Baltimore

David Baltimore is a world famous biochemical engineer who is the recipient of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Howard Temin.

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