Biotechnology Engineering is a budding branch in the field of Chemical engineering. Biotechnology means technological application modifying products or processes by using living cells. Living cells such as bacteria, yeasts, or biological substances such as enzymes. This might involve domestication of animals, cultivation of plants and enhancement through breeding, artificial selection and hybridization.
Bio- Technology includes the understanding of subjects like Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry and Engineering. Biotechnology has wide areas of application in Agriculture, development of Medicines and Vaccine, Animal Husbandry, treatment of prolonged disease, ecological conservation, waste management and pollution control, energy production and conservation and many more.
About the Course
Biotechnology Engineering is a combined study of Biology and Technology. It is an Undergraduate Level Bachelor’s Degree program. The course is of 4 years duration is divided into 8 semesters. The course includes theoretical subjects as well as practical lab sessions. The subjects that are involved in biotechnology are Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Applications, Engineering, Genetics and Agriculture. The course offers Diploma, UG, PG and Doctorate degree programmes.
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Admissions are done through entrance test. Students can apply for JEE Main 2018 after finishing 10+2 level exam in order to take admission in undergraduate engineering courses. Students who aspires to take admission in IITs or NITs are required to clear the JEE Advanced 2018 exam. Some other entrance exams are entrance exams are AP EAMCET 2018, TS EAMCET 2018, VITEEE 2018, KCET 2018, etc.
Students should have qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) for admission in postgraduate engineering courses. Admissions are also taken on the basis of entrance test conducted by various state level and university exams.
For UG: The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from CBSE or any other equivalent examination board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology as core subjects. The candidates should also fulfill minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of the subjects.
For PG: The candidate should have a B.Tech degree with a minimum passing percentage in an aggregate of the subjects studied at the degree level
|Name of the course||Biotech Engineering|
|Course Level||Under Graduate, Post Graduate|
|Duration||UG(4-years), PG(2 –Years) Diploma courses(3-years)|
|Stream||Engineering and technology|
|Eligibility||10+2 level exam|
|Admission Process||Entrance Exam Based|
|Top Recruiting Organizations||Hindustan Lever Ltd, India Vaccines Corporation
Hindustan Antibiotics, Biocon India Ltd, NCL, Indo-American Hybrid seeds, IDPL, Tata Engineering Research Institute, Thapar Group
|Top Job Profiles||Science Writer, Biotechnologist¸ Research Scientist, Teacher/Professor, Research Associate, Lab Technician, Sales Representative, Quality Control Officer|
Scope and Career Growth
Biotech engineering graduates has diverse opportunity in the various fields. Since Biotechnology is a developing field, there are ample of opportunity in the government as well as private sector.
The major areas where Biotechnologists get recruitment are pharmaceutical companies, government & private research lab, analysis laboratories, agricultural research lab, clinical research bodies. Average starting salary is generally between 2.5 to 5 Lakh Rupees per annum.
Top Recruiting Organizations are:- Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Dabur, Ranbaxy, Hindustan Lever Ltd, India Vaccines Corporation, Hindustan Antibiotics, Biocon India Ltd, NCL, Indo-American Hybrid seeds, IDPL, Tata Engineering Research Institute, Thapar Group.
Job Profiles for which Biotech Engineers get hired are:-
- Research Scientist
- Lab Technician
- Sales Representative
- Quality Control Officer
- Research Associate
- Science Writer
List of colleges Biotech Engineering
|Sl. No||Name of the College
|1.||Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi|
|2.||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur|
|3.||Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati|
|4.||Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee|
|5.||Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida|
|6..||Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal|
|7.||School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi|
|8.||PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore|