Scope of PGDBT course


Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology (PGDBT) is a course in applied science that integrates various disciplines like Genetics, Tissue Culture, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, etc. Post Graduate Diploma holders in Biotechnology can choose to pursue Master of Science courses, Certificate courses and other post graduate diploma courses in related disciplines. Multiple career avenues are available for candidates after the course in various sectors.

Higher study options after PGDBT

  • Certificate Course in Bio-fertilizer production
  • Certificate Course in Bioinformatics
  • Certificate Course in Mushroom Spawn Production and Cultivation
  • Certificate Course in Plant Tissue Culture
  • Certificate Course in Raising of House Plant
  • Certificate in Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture
  • Master of Science in Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Applied Biology
  • Master of Science in Applied Genetics
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Genetics
  • Master of Science in Genetics
  • Master of Science in Human Genetics
  • Master of Science in Microbial Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
  • Master of Science in Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Plant Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Master of Science in Plant Molecular and Biotechnology
  • Master of Science in Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Plant Tissue Culture

Aspirants can also opt for M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in related fields after completing post graduation. Those interested in research can write the CSIR examination.

Career avenues after PGDBT

There is a wide scope in terms of career opportunities for students who have completed the PGDBT course. Employment opportunities are available in both public and well as private sector firms. Research institutes, biotech companies, Pharma companies, universities and colleges provide a wide array of employment opportunities. Aspirants can opt for a career in the following fields:

  • Agro based industries
  • Animal husbandry units
  • Aquaculture industries
  • Bio-processing industries
  • Biotech companies
  • Chemical industries
  • Drug manufacturing companies
  • Environment control
  • Food processing industries
  • Genetic engineering institutes
  • Healthcare sectors
  • Media houses
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Plant breeding units
  • Research laboratories
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Veterinary research institutes
  • Waste management sectors

Aspirants after this course can work in various capacities like project leader, sales and marketing executives, green house assistants, science writes, technicians, plant breeders, quality control analyst, environmental health and safety specialists, lecturers, researchers, etc.

The remuneration depends on the job profile and the capacity in which the aspirant is employed. Those working in public sector industries and institutions will receive a compensation fixed by the government. Those employed in research and teaching capacities in government institutions will also received a pay pack according to the fixed norms. Remuneration in the private sector varies according to the size of the company. Aspirants can expect a basic  monthly salary between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000.



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