Prospects of Genetic Engineering


Genetic engineering is one field that has a lot of career prospects. Students who have completed their education in this specialized field of biotechnology can get jobs in a variety of areas. More details about the course and its career prospects are mentioned below.

What is the eligibility needed?

The eligibility needed by an aspirant to get admission to the B.Tech in Genetic Engineering program is a pass in the Joint Entrance exam carries out by the Indian Institute of Technology(s) or equivalent exam. The selection of students to this program is based on the marks secured by them in the JEE or the qualifying exam. A pass in class 12 is the qualification is needed to apply for this exam. Those who accomplish this course can go for M.Tech in the same field. Advanced study options include the Doctorate Degrees (PhD). Selection to the M.Tech program is done on basis of the marks secured by aspirants in a national level admission test. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Entrance Exam (IIT) and the All India Combined Entrance Exam carried out by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi are a few examples of the M.Tech entrance exams.

Some other B.Tech Genetic Engineering Entrance exams:

  • All India Common Entrance Test
  • All India Engineering Entrance Exams
  • Assam Joint entrance Test in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Exam
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Entrance Exam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology Entrance Exam (JNU EEE)
  • SRM University Genetic Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Genetic Engineering Entrance Exam

Responsibilities of Genetic Engineers

Scientists of genetic engineering are generally involved in the research, development and testing of new procedure as well as products that have a variety of potential applications.

The Job prospects

The demand for genetic engineers is high in India as well as overseas. Many Indian firms and multinational companies of the biotech sector offer lucrative career opportunities to professionals in genetic engineering. The institutions in our nation that employ genetic engineers comprise of:

  • Biochemical Engineering Research and Process Development Centre, Chandigarh
  • The Centre for DNA Fingerprint and Diagnos-tics, Hyderabad
  • The Institute of Genomic and Integrative Biology, Delhi
  • The National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi

The remuneration of the professionals will be around Rs.20, 000 – Rs. 30,000/- a month. Jobs for these professionals area also available with medical and pharmaceutical firms and with the R&D departments of the Indian government. Employment opportunities are available in medical facilities as well. Another option available for aspirants to choose is teaching. With a PhD degree, they can get employed as Assistant Professors.



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11 Responses to “Prospects of Genetic Engineering”

  1. 11

    i wanna know that is genetic engineering a tough field and if someone dont ve any interest in pcm .juss he/she likes bio.. more..then does it makes a bad impact on this field.???

  2. 10
    rohit nalamwar:

    what material should be needed for for preparing of GEEE.

  3. 9

    kindly give me colleges name in mumbai who conducts the course of genetic engineering

  4. 8
    mukesh roy:

    how many genetic engineer in india

  5. 7

    sir I am a B.Sc agri biotechnology degree passed student. what I am eligible for ”GENETIC ENGINEERING”(B.E.)

  6. 6
    Afrah Jabeen:

    Respected Sir
    I,m Afrah Jabeen (41yrs)
    M.Sc ,PGDEE(P.G. Diploma in Ecology & Environment)
    Knee interest in Genetic Engineering
    Can I do this online ?

  7. 5

    is mathematics necessary of this?i dont think so

  8. 4

    Sir , I am doing B.E. (electronics).
    I have interest in DNA technology, cloning , bio medical technology, genetics, etc.
    can i do genetic engg. after my graduation.

  9. 3

    how much knowledge in maths is required for genetic engineering?

  10. 2
    Amitabha Chattopadhyay:

    Respected Sir/ Madam,
    I have the following queries regaring the ” Genetic Engineering” and it’s prospects in the practical job field/

    2) Where I’ll take admission for the same?
    3) Should I go for admission test to enter in the course?
    4)Where I’ll sit for the exam and how I’ll get the entrance form?
    5)What are the syllabus of the exam?
    6) What degree I will be get after completing the course?
    7)Is it a engg. degree and what it’s opportunities in the practical field?
    When I will sit for the exam?

    Please give me details idea regarding the same and oblige.
    Thanking you,
    Yours truly,
    With warm regards,
    Amitabha/ abhirup.

  11. 1

    sir, i am doing B.Tech information technology but i am more interested in the biological branch genetics, do i have eligibity of doing higher studies in genetics branch?
    Is there any general entrance exam for higher studies in genetics ?
    (i have studied biology in higher secondary 80%)