What to do after B.Tech in Biotechnology?


Biotechnology deals with the study of technologies that depend on living organisms and bio processes. Genetic engineering, cell and tissue culture are some of the new developments in the field of Biotechnology. Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology is a four year technical course which deals with the application of Biotechnology in technical field. Candidates who have completed this course can look for either lucrative job opportunities or various higher studies options in the field of Biotechnology.

Higher Studies Options after B.Tech in Biotechnology

As Biotechnology is a diverse field, candidates can pursue their higher studies after B.Tech in Biotechnology in different fields. Candidates having higher degree or diploma have greater demand in the field of research and industry. Different higher degree and diploma courses 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

Job Opportunities for B.Tech in Biotechnology graduates

Several pharmaceutical companies in private sector like Dabur, Hindustan lever, Cipla, Rossari Biotech India Pvt. Ltd and Hindustan antibiotics are offering lucrative job opportunities for B.Tech in Biotechnology graduates. Marketing Manager, Quality Control officer and Production in-charge are some of the posts available in these companies for these graduates. Some companies like Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd and Godrej recruit them in their Biotechnology division. Research Scientists jobs are also available for them in different governmental research institutes like National Brain Research Centre, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and National Institute of Oceanography. B.Tech in Biotechnology graduates with excellent knowledge in Genetics and Molecular Biology can apply for teaching posts in various engineering colleges offering this course.  They are also eligible to apply for several governmental exams conducted by UPSC and SSC like Civil services exam for the posts IFS, IAS and IPS, Combined Defense Service exam for Army, Navy and Air force and SSC Combined Graduate Level Exams. If these graduates are interested to get a job in banking sector, then they can write the probationary officer exam advertised by banks time to time.

Short Term Courses for B.Tech in Biotechnology graduates

Short term courses like certification courses are available in different fields of Biotechnology. Candidates who have completed B.Tech in Biotechnology can pursue any certification course according to their interest. Different certification courses available in Biotechnology are given below

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

Duration of certification course in Advanced Biotechnology is one year and the duration of certification course in Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture is six months.



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4 Responses to “What to do after B.Tech in Biotechnology?”

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    Supriya Malhotra:

    I m really comfused regarding the scope for btech in biotechnology n expected salaries. I have done my 12 th class from delhi and looking forward to pursue my career in btech in biotechnology. I have got 16035 rank in viteee which is best known for btech in biotechnology. So now please tell me what should i go for? Btech in biotech from delhi university which is introduced recently or from VIT university? And please also tell if it is a gud line to go for with good scope,high payscale and reputed and more job opportunities. And also what all qualifications are required for high payscale and reputed job early???

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    pls tel me that i hve compltd b.tech biotech and i dnt wana go for m.tech and dont wana go for MBA now what should i do .. there are no good jobs for biotech even… i want to do something good this time … valuable which can give me good standard and money too.. pls suggeest me something which i can say is the best.. pls mail me the ans. if u can …

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    mohammed ali:

    hello sir/mam. can i know chances for clinical research after b.tech biotech and scope for it in india and abroad..

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    I am doing final yr biotech . Is it possible to get a job before completion ? what sort of candidate they require?