At its simplest, Biotechnology is technology based on biology - biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet.
- Duration:2 years (4 semesters)
Eligibility for M.Sc. Biotechnology
The candidates who passed the Bachelor's degree in Sciences with subjects in the Life Sciences / Biological / Medical / Engineering / Food / Agriculture / Home Science and Medical Lab Technology (MLT) are eligible. Besides the candidates who have passed the Bachelor's degree in science with any of the following subjects are also eligible: Mathematics / Statistics, Physics and Chemistry with minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST students).
When most people think of opportunities for careers in biotechnology, they think of a scientist in a white coat in a laboratory developing drugs to improve the quality of life. However, biotechnology has a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from sales and marketing, to research and development, to manufacturing and quality control and assurance. The biotechnology industry continues to flourish nationwide. Not only are the total number of biotechnology companies increasing, but employment in the biotechnology field continues to grow as well.
Students can have the job openings in Biocon, Serum Institute of India, Panacea Biotec, Piramal Healthcare, Wockhardt Limited, Bharat Serum, Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Limited, Monsanto Biotech, Novo Nordisk, Indian Immunologicals and many more.
Why to choose this course
There are more than 400 Biotechnology companies in India. These organizations are including many top MNC and Research Centre. The innovations and products of these companies are boosting business and developing lot of new opportunities for professionals and students in this field. The Government of India is helping in promotion of new innovative medical products as well as such organizations in biotechnology fields by allowing direct foreign investment, by waiving custom duties, and by providing funds & incentives for research in these fields. Today the career in these industries is great. Within the organizations, there are different departments and as biotechnology is covering many subjects of sciences, so for biotechnologist opportunities are more as they are preferred for working either it is production / manufacturing , Quality Department, Quality Control department, Document specification management, compliance department, Research and Development Department, Quality Engineering, New product development or even Regulatory departments. Today with development in this field, India is one of the Hub of Biotechnology industries.