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Career in Biotechnology: Top Colleges, Courses and Salary

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: June 09, 2017
  • Biotechnology is the study of cellular and biomolecular processes.
  • The purpose of the subject is to improve the qualiy of life and health services.
  • Biotechnology is an advanced form of science and has been gaining popularity in India.
Career in Biotechnology: Top Colleges, Courses and Salary

Biotechnology is the study of cellular and biomolecular processes in order to develop technologies and products that can improve the standard of health and lives on our planet. Biotechnology is an advanced form of science and has been gaining popularity in the developing countries such as India.

A good number of students want to pursue these courses after completing their class 12 exams. If you are interested in biology and wish to take up a career in technological sciences then here are all the details you need to know about biotechnology.

Top Biotechnology Colleges and courses in India:

Name of InstituteName of the CourseFeesEntrance Exam (If any)
Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 3.69 LakhJEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 5.1 LakhJEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, GuwahatiB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 8.00 LakhJEE Advanced
Alagappa College of Technology- Anna UniversityB.Tech in Industrial BiotechnologyINR 30,000TNEA
National Institute of Technology, WarangalB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 2.99 LakhJEE Main
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dwarka, DelhiB.E in BiotechnologyINR 3.75 LakhJEE Main
PES University, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 12.00 LakhKCET, PESSAT
National Institute of Technology, RaipurB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 2.45 LakhJEE Main
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, HyderabadB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 4.53 LakhTS EAMCET
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 4.41 LakhCOMEDK UGET, KCET
Sathyabama University, ChennaiB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 7.40 LakhSBAIEE
SASTRA University, ThanjavurB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 4.91 LakhJEE Main
GITAM University, VisakhapatnamB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 9.00 LakhGAT
Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyNot Available COMEDK UGET, KCET
University Institute of Engineering and Technology, ChandigarhB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 3.02 LakhJEE Main
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, NoidaB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 12.16 LakhJEE Main, UPSEE
K L University (KLU), GunturB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 7.55 LakhJEE Main, JEE Advanced, AP EAMCET


Undergraduate Programmes:

  • Since all of the courses mentioned above are undergraduate courses, you will have to complete 10+2 with at least 60% marks.
  • Admission to all the technical and engineering courses of biotechnology are done on the basis of entrance exams such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE, KCET, etc.
  • For Biotechnology science courses like B.Sc. in Biotechnology, most of the universities take direct admissions on the basis of marks in class 12.

Post-graduate Programmes:

  • Admission to M.Tech and M.Sc. in biotechnology is done on the basis of GATE entrance exam.
  • In order to apply for these courses, you must have secured at least 60% marks in your graduation programme.

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Job Opportunities:

Although Biotechnology is an advanced field of science and technology, there is a good scope for jobs after pursuing this field in India. Jobs are available in different departments such as medical, health science, industrial application, animal husbandry, agriculture, environmental biotechnology etc.

After pursuing courses in this field, you will also be eligible for Government entrance exams and jobs provided in this field by the government of India. Unfortunately, the research and development section in this field has not developed much but following are some of the top companies that recruit biotechnology graduates.

  • Ranbaxy
  • AstraZeneca
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited
  • Avesthagen Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • Bharath Biotechnology

Salary Scope:

Salary packages depend on the degree you have pursues and the college you have graduated from. After B.Sc. in Biotechnology, you can expect a starting salary of Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month. However, B.Tech and BE graduates get a relatively better salary varying from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000.

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Salary packages are better after pursuing post-graduation and can go up to Rs. 70,000 depending on the college you have pursued your post-graduation from. Salary also increases as your experience increases.

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