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Biotechnology career after 12th class - BSc or B.Tech
I have completed my 12th standard and wanted to know that is there is a scope of B.Tech in biotechnology or BSC in biotech.

Which is a better option for my career and job future job prospects. In which industry there is a scope for me.

Some colleges give B.Tech biotech + MBA  degree, is this a good option in terms of job. Please provide good college names for both of them, and i also wanted to know how vast of a career option does it give.

I am really confused  please reply soon.

heartiest regards
thank you
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Given a choice between B.Tech and BSC degree, B.Tech is far better.

Do not expect great career prospects right after B.Tech ( job opportunities and salaries for B.Tech grads are not that good). You would need to appear for GATE and do M.Tech from a good college like the IIT's.

There are research jobs available for in various companies after that. If you would like to go in teaching/college prof. line then completing Phd will be advised as well.

But Biotech is a very upcomming sector. If you can finance your M.Tech in an overseas university then career prospects are a way lot better.

Some Good colleges/Universities include
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Guwahati, Warangal.. etc..
- NIT (National Institute of Technology, Warangal)
- D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune,
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- SRM University, Chennai
- Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu
- Amity University, Delhi
- PES University
- Anna University, Chennai
- BIT Mesra
- IIIT Hyderabad
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
- PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
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i have passed my 12 with subjects pcb
so i want ur help to tell me that what to after btech in biotechnology(not maths)
as some college provide both btech +mba and btech+mtech integrated course . But what is great choice in ur point of view in terms of job and as such career wise
and some colleges also provide btech (medical biotechnology) plz tell me something about it
and plz tell me it's future career prospectus for the same atully i do have intrest in medical
i appreciate ur soon rply
heartiest regards
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btech+mtech or btech+mba
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(01-18-2015, 10:32 PM)deepika choudhary Wrote: sir,
i have passed my 12 with subjects pcb
so i want ur help to tell me that what to after btech in biotechnology(not maths)
as some college provide both btech +mba and btech+mtech integrated course . But what is great choice in ur point of view in terms of job and as such career wise
and some colleges also provide btech (medical biotechnology) plz tell me something about it
and plz tell me it's future career prospectus for the same atully i do have intrest in medical
i appreciate ur soon rply
heartiest regards

Hi Deepika,

First of all, really sorry for the delayed response.

I will answer your query with some cross-questions. Your responses will help in giving proper suggestion.

1. You said that you have passed 12th. Does that mean that you passed in 2014 and you have dropped 1 year, and are yet to enrol for higher education?
(I am assuming that you are yet to pass 12th PCB in March-April 2015 and shall need admission in some college by June-August 2015).

2. Assuming that you are yet to pass 12th, I'll recommend following options:
a. Keep an eye on Competitive exams for admission in B.Tech (hope you applied for some in December; other are yet to come)
b. B.Tech Biomedical, Bioinformatics, Biochemical, Food and Agricultural Biotech are hot fields and can offer good jobs. Amongst these, B.Tech Bioinfo will be most paying and will lead to easy job  (big data is a big concern in DNA sequencing these days). Biomedical is more towards wet lab research, and in some colleges, you might need to go for hardcore mathematics courses  to clear the credit requirements.
c. If you are interested in Computers and it's applications, and at the same time love Biotech/Biology; then Bioinfo is the field for you.
d. Avoid integrated courses! or frankly, DONOT GO FOR INTEGRATED COURSES. Some one specially spending 2 years for Masters is always preferred over an integrated course student.
e. Go for B.Tech and in 4th year apply for GATE. Avoid MBA in Biotech, unless you get a brilliant college like NITIE or IIM.
f. If you go for B.Tech in Biomedical, then best colleges for masters are IIT Kanpur, NITIE, IIT Bombay (all accept GATE score). Your future will be very bright (consultants in MNCs, researchers in foreign universities/MNCs) if you clear GATE and do masters in biomedical from these colleges.

A PhD, as admin said, is always an option after B.Tech and Masters; but before that you need to make a wise decision in choosing correct subject and then aiming for correct exams for admission in Masters.

For now:
1. Avoid integrated courses.
2. B.Tech in Biotech/Biomedical and Bioinfo are all good for job. Food and Agricultural Biotech is also good option.
3. Focus well on keeping your performance good in academics and try staying above 80% for a very successful career in Biotech.

Hope it helps


Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC

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sir i'm already passed with 91% marks in my 12 board and i have taken 1 year drop for my mbbs preparations but now i guess it's not enough
so i really appreciate your soon rply i just wanted to tell u that that i'm from PCB side i have'nt opt for maths so can i go for btech exams
would you suggest me some colleges offering BTECH IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
and pls tell me something abou medical biotechnology
pls sir rply soon bcoz i have not enough time
thanku for you previous rply it helped me a lot
heartiest regards
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Biotechnology is a field of study that combine topics related to Biology with Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Biotechnology can be defined as utilization of the characteristics of life forms to manufacture required products. Since biotechnology is a research oriented field therefore research laboratories and institutes carry out most of the study.

Biotechnology offers B. Tech, M. Tech and PhD courses. B. Tech is a four year undergraduate course in engineering that provides scope of acquiring required knowledge and skills in various field of biotechnology. Candidates who have fulfilled all the criteria of this course become capable of working in the area of pharmaceutical, food, bio-processing, bio-informatics and other associated industries. A large number of fields can be explored under the area of Biotechnology. Here are some of them:
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Industrial Research and Development
  • Medical and Health Care
  • Bio-Processing
  • Food Processing
  • Drug Designing and Manufacture
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
  • Environment Conservation

Job opportunities
There are many good job opportunities available after completing B.Tech Biotechnology. Ranked second following multimedia industry, Biotechnology is the sector with immense employment opportunities.
With completion of your B.Tech course, you become eligible for getting job in foremost Indian or multi-national companies. Some of the leading companies that recruit biotechnologists are Biocon India Limited, Hindustan Lever, Thapar Group,  Indian Vaccines Corporation,  IDPL, Sun Pharma, Hindustan Antibiotics, Cadila, Indo American Hybrid Seeds etc.

One is eligible for the position of Research Scientist, Biotech Engineer, Research Associate, Marketing personnel, Sales Representative, Business Development Officer, and Lab Technician.

Higher education
With a post graduate degree in Biotechnology you can acquire comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the subject gain the confidence needed to accommodate to any job related to Biotechnology. After obtaining B.Tech in Biotechnology, you can opt for M.Tech (Biotechnology), MBA (Biotechnology) or M.Tech (Bio-Informatics). The field of Bioinformatics plays an important part in drug discovery where with the help of computers genetic and other biological information can be assembled, analysed, stored and integrated. MBA in Biotechnology furnish a comprehensive knowledge on application of management skills required in Biotech industries like pharmaceutical, chemical or allied industries.

Scope for Higher Studies following B.Tech in Biotechnology
In order to pursue Master of Technology or Master of Engineering courses after B. Tech in Biotechnology, qualifying the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is quite desirable for admission since almost every institute demand a GATE score.Following  completion of this two year Master degree course, you can pursue Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) course in various discipline of biotechnology. Listed below are the various options of higher studies available following under graduation in Biotechnology:
  • Master of Engineering (M.E) in Biotechnology
  • Master of Engineering (M.E) in Bio-informatics
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Biotechnology and Bio-process Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Ethics and Biotechnology
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Industrial Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioinformatics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioresources and Biotechnology

A certificate course following completion of B. Tech in Biotechnology is often desirable for getting a job in the biotechnology sector. Here are some of the available certification courses:
  • Certificate in Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture
  • Certificate in Advanced Biotechnology
Certificate course in advanced biotechnology is a one year programme and certificate course in biotechnology and plant tissue culture can be completed within only six months.
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I am a class 12 student. I want to opt for biotech. so is any competitive exam needed to be cleared after 12th??
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Do u have any idea about biotechnology colleges in USA???
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i would like to know wheather there is any cources in bio-tech without maths as a main subject
and i would also like to know about the colleges for bio-tech which also supports for sports
and suggest some enterence exams for bio-tech
is C E T very neceassary for bio-tech
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