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M.E. Biotechnology

Master of Engineering in Biotechnology

A graduate in biological sciences and aspiring to make it big in the exciting field of biotechnology? Want to apply principles of engineering into biological sciences? Get to understand living organisms and living cells through the use of technology. Learn here the details of the course M.E. in Biotechnology.

Course Name: M.E. Biotechnology
Group: M.E.
Stream: Science
Course Category: Biotechnology
Duration: 2 Years


Biotechnology is an upcoming field that's bringing revolutionary changes in the field of biological sciences. It's a combination of biology and the engineering sciences. It's through the application of technology that living cells and microorganisms are being studied, analyzed, and understood in finding applications in various fields benefitting mankind. Some of the applications in the field of biotechnology are in sectors such as agriculture, pest control, fertilizers, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, animal husbandry, pollution control and environmental protection. It's a highly research oriented field and in the years to come will find increasing applications in numerous other fields. Developments of new vaccines and in genetics are as a result of biotechnology.

Eligibility and course duration

B.E./B.Tech in biotechnology or any of the other biological sciences from a recognized university. Admissions are done through merit by considering GATE score.

Duration of the program is 2 years.

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M.E. Biotechnology - Colleges & Admission Notifications

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College Name
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Goa
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Andhra Pradesh
Kolhapur Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, Maharashtra
University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh
Vinayaka Mission's Kirupananda Variyar Engineering College, Tamil Nadu

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More about the course

The postgraduate program in biotechnology updates you with the big time changes that biotechnology is bringing in the field of biological sciences and in understanding living cells and tissues. The advances that we see in the field of genetics and stem cell research are as a result of biotechnology. It is a multidisciplinary field involving engineering with chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and microbiology. The antibiotics that were developed in the yesteryears too could be credited to biotechnology. The field has various specializations, some of which are microbiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, virology, animal husbandry, fisheries and immunology. There is a vast potential in the field of biotechnology to bring changes in our lives by finding more such novel applications. As of now it is helping us in finding solutions for a number of biological problems.

Jobs and opportunities

Being an emerging field, biotechnology provides for increasing opportunities both in the field of research and in industries. There are a number of research opportunities coming up in the country and abroad. For pursuing a research based career one can undertake research programs like PhD after this course. And for others who want to directly get into the industries, there are opportunities in vaccine development, development of new medicines, in the animal husbandry sector, in developing aquaculture and in producing pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers. There are various research labs and clinical laboratories where too one can find job as research assistants. A career in teaching in universities and colleges is also one can look up to.

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