About M.Tech Genetic Engineering course
Master of Technology in Genetic Engineering is a 2 years postgraduate course which deals with the direct human manipulation of a genetic material of an organism's using modern Deoxy ribo Nucleic Acid (DNA) technology.
Duration of the M.Tech Genetic Engineering course is 2 years which is divided into 4 equal semesters. Each semester lasts for 6 months.
Minimum eligibility required to apply for admission to the M.Tech Genetic Engineering course is to qualify in Bachelor's degree (B.E./ B.Tech) in Genetic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bio process Engineering/ Bioinformatics/ Food Biotechnology/ Medical Biotechnology or equivalent qualification in relevant specialization from a recognized university.
Admission procedure may differ from one university to another. Most of the institutes offer admission to the M.Tech Genetic Engineering course, based on candidate's performance in the entrance examinations like All India Combined Entrance Exam, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering etc. Some reputed institutes may conduct their own entrance examinations.
More about the course
Genetic engineering is a advanced branch of science which involves a wide range of techniques used in manipulation of a genome of a living organism. It also involves in introducing foreign Deoxy ribo Nucleic Acid (DNA) into the organism of interest. Genetic Engineering is also referred as Genetic Modification.
Some of the subjects covered in this course are molecular genetics, biological chemistry, immunobiology, statistical genetics, genomics & proteomics, sequence analysis and structure prediction, regulation of gene expression, recombinant of DNA technology, human genetics, human physiology, plant genetics, genetic engineering of plants, classical and molecular plant breeding, stem cell technology, molecular mechanisms of infectious disease and medical genetics.
Successful postgraduates of the M.Tech Genetic Engineering course can find job opportunities in areas such as agricultural firms, military services, animal science centers, beauty care centers, food processing industry, genetic testing centers, biological industries, research and development institutes, hormone and protein synthesis, DNA forensics departments, gene therapy centers, universities ans colleges, pharmaceutical industries etc. Some of the job positions offered for these postgraduates are listed below:
- Genetic Engineer
- Genetic Counselor
- Genetic Laboratory Technician
- Lecturer or Professor
- Regulatory Process Manager
- Clinical Geneticist
- Molecular Genetic Clinical Lab Scientist
- Genetics Laboratory Research Assistant
- Drug Discovery Engineer
- Animal Breeder
Further Study Options
Candidates can go for further research studies in the same field such as Ph.D and M.Phil, after successful completion of the M.Tech Genetic Engineering course.
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