Career in Biotechnology: Top Colleges, Courses and Salary

Published: | June 09, 2017
Career in Biotechnology: Top Colleges, Courses and Salary
  • 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.

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 Institute Name of the Course Fees Entrance Exam (If any)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 3.69 Lakh JEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 5.1 Lakh JEE Advanced
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 8.00 Lakh JEE Advanced
Alagappa College of Technology- Anna University B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology INR 30,000 TNEA
National Institute of Technology, Warangal B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 2.99 Lakh JEE Main
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dwarka, Delhi B.E in Biotechnology INR 3.75 Lakh JEE Main
PES University, Bangalore B.E. in Biotechnology INR 12.00 Lakh KCET, PESSAT
National Institute of Technology, Raipur B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 2.45 Lakh JEE Main
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad B.Tech. in Biotechnology INR 4.53 Lakh TS EAMCET
M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore B.E. in Biotechnology INR 4.41 Lakh COMEDK UGET, KCET
Sathyabama University, Chennai B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 7.40 Lakh SBAIEE
SASTRA University, Thanjavur B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 4.91 Lakh JEE Main
GITAM University, Visakhapatnam B.Tech in Biotechnology INR 9.00 Lakh GAT
Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore B.E. in Biotechnology Not Available COMEDK UGET, KCET
University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Chandigarh B.E. in Biotechnology INR 3.02 Lakh JEE Main
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida B.Tech. in Biotechnology INR 12.16 Lakh JEE Main, UPSEE
K L University (KLU), Guntur B.Tech. in Biotechnology INR 7.55 Lakh JEE 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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