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BIOTECHNOLOGY COLLEGES AND COURSES IN INDIA

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Consolidated list of colleges and universities in India offering B.Sc, M.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD courses in Biotechnology is provided here. Given below information is about eligibility and career prospects of Biotechnology courses.

Eligibility and courses in Biotechnology

An interdisciplinary subject encompasses diverse areas of study, be it molecular biology, tissue culture, agricultural engineering, fisheries, genetics or even medicine, Biotechnological procedures apply themselves to a very wide variety of spheres more so because of a clearer understanding of DNA & Genesis. Hence students from a wide range of academic backgrounds can do postgraduate studies in this very specialized field. The growth areas of this discipline are M.Tech/M.Sc. Biotechnology or Biochemistry with focus on Chemical Engineering or Agri Engineering.

Eligibility for Bachelor - This course is after graduation (10+2+3) pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary and Fishery Sciences.

Eligibility for M.Tech. can be done after Chemical / Bio-chemical engineering, Leather technology, Pharmaceutical technology, Food Technology, B.Pharma and Dairy technology, Post graduates in life sciences, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology, Pharmacology and Biophysics can also study for an M.Tech. in Biotechnology.

Eligibility for M.Sc. -candidates with bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary, Fishery Sciences, Pharmacy, Engineering, Technology or Medicine (MBBS) with at least 55% marks are eligible to apply for M.Sc.

Eligibility for M.Sc. (Agriculture) /M.V Sc. Animal -Candidates with Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Veterinary Sciences or Agricultural Engineering and (only B.V.Sc, degree for Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai) with 70% marks or CGPA of at least 3 out of 4; or 7 out of 10 in the grading system in case of Tamil Nadu Agricultural, University of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences (10+2+4) and 55% marks in case of G.B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology are eligible to apply (10+2+3 pattern).

All India Biotechnology entrance examination

Combined Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc./M.Sc. (Agri.)/M.V.Sc. (Animal) Biotech/M.Tech. Biotechnology is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University at various participating Universities as per details given against each programme at the undermentioned Centres :

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Calcutta, Calicut, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwar, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Lucknow, Chennai, Madurai, Pant Nagar, Pondicherry, Danapur Cantt (Bihar), Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

Universities offering Master Courses in different branches of Biotechnology

M.Sc - (1) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; (2) Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi; (3) Calicut University, Kerala; (4) Central University, Hyderabad; (5) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala, Indore; (6) G.B. PantUniversity of Agriculture& Technology, Pant Nagar; (7) Goa University, Goa; (8) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; (9) Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; (10) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; (11) M.S University of Baroda, Baroda; (12) Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; (13) Punjab University, Chandigarh; (14) Pondicherry University, Pondicherry; (15) Poona University, Pune; (16) Punjabi University, Paitiala, Tezpur University, Assam and (17) Jammu University.

MSc/ MVSc in Veterinary is a 2 year course at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (UP)

Medical (PG course) is offered at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi and University of Delhi (PG/MPhil/PhD) and Dr.B R Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research

Marine (M.Sc.) can be studied at Goa University

Top Colleges for Biotechnology Courses

University State City Degree
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Assam Guwahati B.Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur West Bengal Kharagpur B.Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Tamilnadu Chennai B.Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Uttarakhand Roorkee B.Tech
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Uttar Pradesh Allahabad B.Tech
National Institute of Technology, Calicut Kerela Calicut B.Tech
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur West Bengal Durgapur B.Tech
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Punjab Jalandhar B.Tech
National Institute of Technology, Raipur Chhattisgarh Raipur B.Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur West Bengal Kharagpur B.Tech M.Tech Dual Degree
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai Tamilnadu Chennai B.Tech M.Tech Dual Degree
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur West Bengal Kharagpur B.Tech MBA Dual Degree
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Uttarakhand Roorkee M.Sc
Indian Institute of Technology, Powai Maharashtra Mumbai M.Sc Phd Dual Degree
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Assam Guwahati M.Tech
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur West Bengal Kharagpur M.Tech
IIT Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad M.Tech
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Madhya Pradesh Bhopal M.Tech
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur West Bengal Durgapur M.Tech
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela Orissa Rourkela M.Tech

Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Centres : JNU, Delhi; IIT, Delhi; National Institute of Immunology, Delhi; International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi; National Instt, of Immunology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi; Bose Institute, Calcutta. Besides these courses, post-graduate teaching programmes are available at the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madras, Pondicherry University; Punjab University, Chandigarh. These three universities receive a one-time grant from the DBT.

Career in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is ranked second as a growth sector after multimedia industry with a tremendous employment potential. Major contributions in areas such as environment, health, agriculture and pharmaceuticals is envisaged. This field requires intense hard work, preservance and challenge for achieving results. A very bright academic profile with scientific bent of mind is required. Interest in achieving satisfaction through intense academic research rather than material gains is at the core of genuine scientific temper.

Most biotechnologists are employed in research and development, departments of institutions and industries involved in biotechnological work. From the production of antimicrobial agents, reagents and consumables to the marketing of instruments used in biotechnological applications and research the opportunities for biotechnologists are on the increase. They work extensively in the production departments of these industries. Generally students from engineering stream are given preference for production jobs.

Biotechnologists work in industries producing food, chemicals, bio-processed products etc. They are involved in research in genetics, biochemistry and biochemical engineering and all areas where these processes are implied. Industrial R&D covers areas such as chemical processes, increase in productivity, waste and pollution management. Some industries employ them in their marketing department to develop business in the sector where their product would be most required. They also help to identify development opportunities for the industry in India and abroad.

Pharmaceutical industries are offering lucrative pay packets to biotechnologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists and biochemists. The private sector placements are in both technical and managerial positions. The management levels match those of a business firm and the task relates to industrial, production and marketing management. In academics (Doctorates) are working in departments of marine biotech, biomedicine, earth sciences biomedical engineering, agricultural and environmental biotechnology etc.

Industries employing biotechnologists : Hindustan Lever, Thapar group, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bincon India Limited, Bivcol, IDPL, Indian Vaccines Corporation, Hindustan Antibiotics, Sun Pharma, Cadila etc.

Laboratories and Institutes employing Biotechnologists : These include the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, National Botanical Institute, National chemical laboratory, Tata Energy Research Institute, Central Aromatic, Plants Institute, Indian Institute of Science, Agricultural Research Institute, CSIR, National Environment Research Institute-Nagpur, National Institute of Immunology-New Delhi, CDRI- Lucknow, IIT-Mumbai, Delhi.

 

 

 

 
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