Career Avenues after B.Tech in Biotechnology


Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology is one of the prominent courses that provide immense job opportunities in various fields. This branch is dealing with the study of living organisms and bio processes in the field of engineering, technology and medicine. Candidates can look for government jobs as well as private sector jobs after completing B.Tech in bio technology. Given below is a brief description about the job opportunities available in various sectors for engineering graduates in Biotechnology.

Job opportunities in Public Sector firms

After completing B. Tech in Biotechnology, candidates can apply for jobs in several government research institutes for various posts like scientist or engineer. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and National Brain Research Centre and National Institute of Oceanography are the major organizations that provide job opportunities for the Biotechnology engineering graduates. For these posts, candidates have to clear the entrance exam conducted by the respective organisations. Candidates who have cleared SET/NET exams can seek employment as faculty members in government schools and colleges. Civil service exam and other competitive exams such as Bank P O exams are other options for them. Some of the major recruiters are listed below.

  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Steel Authority of India Limited
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
  • Indian Agricultural Department

Job opportunities in Private Sector firms

Private sector companies provide ample job opportunities for graduates who have completed engineering in Biotechnology. Candidates can find jobs in drug and pharmaceutical/ biotech companies. They can work in production units, quality control departments or in the marketing department of Pharma as well as Bio-analytical instrument manufacturing companies. Candidates can have a higher salary based on their experience as well as performance. They can work in various positions such as Quality Control officer, Marketing Manager and Production in-charge. Some of the major companies where candidates can look for jobs are:

  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • ACTAVIS Pharmaceutical
  • Alcon Laboratories India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Aurigene ¬†Discovery Technologies Ltd.
  • Panacea Biotec
  • Piramal Healthcare
  • Hindustan lever
  • Cipla
  • Rossari Biotech
  • Hindustan antibiotics

Job opportunities in Abroad

Plenty of job opportunities are available for B.Tech Biotechnology graduates in foreign countries than India. Candidates who have gained experience can look for opportunities in multinational companies. Remuneration will be comparatively higher than that available in India. Aspirants can find jobs in various laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and companies focusing on agriculture in foreign countries.



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