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Career in Biotechnology: Top Colleges, Courses and Salary

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 14, 2022 06:18 pm IST | JEE Main

The following article contains all the latest information regarding various Biotechnology courses that are offered in India and their career prospects, salary details, top colleges and many more.

Biotechnology Career Prospects

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 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 8.38 LakhJEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 8.58 LakhJEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, GuwahatiB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 8.63 LakhJEE Advanced
Alagappa College of Technology- Anna UniversityB.Tech in Industrial BiotechnologyINR 2.0 LakhTNEA
National Institute of Technology, WarangalB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 5.0 LakhJEE Main
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dwarka, DelhiB.E in BiotechnologyINR8.44 LakhJEE Main
PES University, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 13.60 LakhKCET, PESSAT
National Institute of Technology, RaipurB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 5.40LakhJEE Main
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, HyderabadB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 4.56 LakhTS EAMCET
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 3.47 LakhCOMEDK UGET, KCET
Sathyabama University, ChennaiB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 80,000SBAIEE
SASTRA University, ThanjavurB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 6.20 LakhJEE Main
GITAM University, VisakhapatnamB.Tech in BiotechnologyINR 8.89 LakhGAT
Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, BangaloreB.E. in BiotechnologyINR 4.20 LakhCOMEDK UGET, KCET
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, NoidaB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 9.22 LakhJEE Main, UPSEE
K L University (KLU), GunturB.Tech. in BiotechnologyINR 8.10 LakhJEE Main, JEE Advanced, AP EAMCET

Eligibility to Pursue Biotechnology Courses in India

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 is 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 the GATE entrance exam.

  • In order to apply for these courses, you must have secured at least 60% marks in your graduation programme.

Job Opportunities for Biotechnology Graduates in India 

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 the 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.

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.

Some Other Colleges Offering Different Biotechnology Courses in India

The candidates can find out some other reputed self-financing colleges in India offering various Biotechnology courses along with their fee structure from the following table - 

Name of College/UniversityBiotechnology Courses OfferedAverage Course Fee (In INR)
Lovely Professional UniversityB.Tech Biotechnology and B.Sc Biotechnology
  • B.Sc - 80k per semester
  • B.Tech - 120k per semester
PP Savani University, SuratB.Sc Biotechnology60k per annum
Chandigarh Group of Colleges, LandranB.Sc Biotechnology60k per annum
Invertis University, BareillyB.Tech Biotechnology and B.Sc Biotechnology
  • B.Tech - 100k per annum
  • B.Sc - 35k per annum
Brainware University, KolkataB.Sc Biotechnology99.1k per annum
Mody University, SikarB.Sc Biotechnology125k per annum
SAGE University, BhopalB.Sc Biotechnology45k per annum
Rai University, AhmedabadB.Sc Biotechnology60k per annum
Jaipur National UniversityB.Tech and B.Sc Biotechnology
  • B.Tech - 112k per annum
  • B.Sc - 47.7k per annum
Nehru Arts and Science College, CoimbatoreB.Sc Biotechnology70k per annum

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