In recent years, the field of biotechnology has been making news because of the rapid developments in applications in areas such as agriculture, crop production, disease control, pharmaceuticals, vaccine development, animal husbandry, fertilizers, pollution control and environmental protection. Biotechnology is in effect an interdisciplinary field, where technology is made use of to derive advantages in the above mentioned areas by bringing changes in living organisms and biological systems. In this field you would be working in one of the two areas; research work in biological sciences in laboratories or in industrial applications. Biotechnology is an upcoming field, and in the years to come we are going to see more such developments and applications in many areas.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology. Selections are on the basis of ranks in JEE Mains and other entrance exams.
Duration of this undergraduate course is 4 years.
More about the course
This undergraduate engineering course in biotechnology focuses on the engineering aspects of biotechnology along with the biological sciences. The course of study encompasses engineering subjects like Biochemistry, Bioprocess Principles, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer. Topics on biological sciences are Enzyme Technology, Genetics, Cytogenetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, etc. This course helps you in understanding diseases, the reasons for their occurrence and the treatment against them. You understand the role played by biotechnology in improving agricultural production, in removing plant diseases and in manufacturing eco-friendly fertilizers, pesticides and so on. Protecting the environment, conserving our natural resources and pollution control are some more aspects, the field of biotechnology is taking care of.
A good many number of jobs in this field are in research and development work in areas such as molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, food production, understanding diseases and finding cure against them and bringing development in the field of agriculture. For getting into a research based job one will have to however, go for postgraduate courses in biotechnology like M.E./M.Tech and then P.hD. Other than research based jobs one can get into industrial production of drugs, vaccines, pharmaceutical products, pesticides, fertilizers, biofuels, etc. by applying biochemical processes. Since it is comparatively a new field, the best openings in this field are abroad. Most of the research based jobs and research activities are concentrated in the western countries. Another good option is to go for an academic career.
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