Scope after B.Tech in Biotechnology


B.Tech in Biotechnology is a four year undergraduate engineering course which enables the candidates to acquire necessary skills and knowledge in different areas of biotechnology. Those who have completed this course can work in food, pharmaceutical, bio-informatics, bio-processing and allied industries. Several postgraduate and doctoral programs are also available after B.Tech in Biotechnology.

Scope for Higher Studies after B.Tech in Biotechnology

It is better to qualify the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) after B.Tech in Biotechnology to pursue Master of Engineering or Master of Technology courses as most of the institutes demand GATE score for admission. After completing this two year post graduation course, one can pursue Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy course in different fields of biotechnology. Different higher studies options available after B.Tech in Biotechnology are given below.

  • Master of Engineering in Bio-informatics
  • Master of Engineering in Biotechnology
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology and Bio-process Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Biotechnology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Ethics and Biotechnology
  • Master of Philosophy in Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioresources and Biotechnology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology

Other Certification Courses after B.Tech in Biotechnology

It is better to do a certificate course after completing B.Tech in Biotechnology to easily get job in the field of biotechnology. Different certification courses available in the field of biotechnology field are given below.

  • Certificate in Advanced Biotechnology
  • Certificate in Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture

One year is needed to complete the certificate course in advanced biotechnology while only six months is enough for completing the certificate course in biotechnology and plant tissue culture.

Career Opportunities after B.Tech in Biotechnology

Candidates who have completed B.Tech degree in Biotechnology can pursue their career in the pharmaceutical industry. Various pharmaceutical companies like Dabur, Hindustan lever, Cipla, Rossari Biotech India Pvt. Ltd and Hindustan antibiotics employ these graduates for research, marketing and testing purposes. Some of the posts available for theses graduates are Marketing Manager, Quality Control Officer and Production in-charge. These graduates can work in the biotechnology division of manufacturing companies like Southern Petrochemical Industries Limited and Godrej. They can also work as research scientists in various governmental research institutes like Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), National Brain Research Centre and National Institute of Oceanography. Those who have good knowledge in Genetics and Molecular Biology and are interested in academics can apply to different colleges offering this course. After completing B.Tech in Biotechnology, one can write different governmental exams like Civil Services exam, Combined Defense Service exam and SSC Combined Graduate Level exam to get into the posts available in the government sector. Those who are interested to work in banking sector can write exam for the probationary officers post  conducted by various banks.



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7 Responses to “Scope after B.Tech in Biotechnology”

  1. 7

    Is btech biotechnology right career option after 12th?

  2. 6

    Im currently in my 2nd year biotechnology in Chennai. I am very interested in dealing with medicine. So i would like to know if there is any way i can diverge into a biomedical course or medicine biotechnology after my undergrad.. Kindly tell me the best places to pursue it and entrance examinations involved. Also Kindly Let me know the scope and line of work i would be eligible for if i go in this course. Thank you.

  3. 5
    sunita kumari:

    i am doing biotech from shiarts.what is scope of this cours.plase give deitail information.

  4. 4

    I have done my 12th with PCMB in 2010with 85% and i m pursuing B iotech +MBA(integrated).can u please tell me the further scope of Biotech. can i further go for in biomedical ? what is the salary package after doing this ? and is it a core branch ?

  5. 3
    Prakhar singh:

    what income in btech- biology?

  6. 2
    meenakshi chauhan:

    dear sir / madam
    with due respect i want to know that what is best scope in biotechnology from enginering sides.

  7. 1
    sudhakar sharma:

    how many biotech core companies recruit btech biotech graduates