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Biotechnology Engineering (Biotechnology Engineering)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years-4 years
Average Fee
40 K-1.5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
NATA, JEE Main, JEE Advanced ...

About Biotechnology Engineering

Biotechnology engineering is the research and study of micro-organism, bio-organisms, cell functions in living beings. It is basically the blend of both Biological science and technology. Biotechnology engineering is the field of chemical engineering and applied biology that incorporates the use of living things in technology, medicine, engineering and other significant applications. 

Biotechnology engineering can be taken up at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels which would be for the duration for 4 and 2 years respectively.

The field has been one of the most sought-after fields, that is pursued by more than 50 per cent of the youth every year. Students with degrees in biotechnology can get into various healthcare centres, universities, hospitals, research centres, etc. They can also go for further studies in the field or become research scientists. 

Biotechnology Engineering Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the candidates who want to go for Biotechnology Engineering are as follows:

  • He/she should have cleared 10+2.
  • He/she must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the compulsory subjects.
  • Few institutes also consider Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Biotechnology Engineering Syllabus

Inorganic Chemistry - Acids and Bases, Polymers, Colloids, Chemical Bonding, Catalysis

Life Sciences- Nutrition, Energy utilization, origin of life, histology

Foundation of Physics - Fibre optical, Polarization, Diffraction, Introduction to lasers, Wavefront

Concepts in biotechnology - Plant cell culture, Introduction to biotechnology, protein structure and engineering

Essential in mathematics- Quadratic forms, mean value theorems, algebra of matrices, partial derivatives

Foundation of Organic Chemistry - Reactive intermediaries, Stereochemistry, electronic displacements

Introduction to computers - data storage, programming using C

Life Sciences- Homeostasis, Asexual reproduction, control and coordination

Microbiology- Microbial growth, Microbes in human life, Functional Anatomy

Electric Sciences- Alternating Currents, Transformers, Measuring instruments, properties of conductors and insulators

Bioenergetics- Lipids, Nucleic acids, Carbohydrates, Biochemical evolution

Cell Biology - Cell signalling, cell division and cycle, cell nucleus

Molecular Biology- DNA replication, Gene mutation, Properties and structure of nucleic acids

Plant tissue culture- Protoplast culture, cell and suspension culture, cellular totipotency, haploid culture

Enzyme Technology- Introduction to enzymes, Specificity of enzymes, Immobilization of enzyme

Developmental Biology - History and basic concepts, germ cell morphogenesis

Chemical Engineering- Heart solutions, the flow of incompressible fluids, chemical equations

Animal Biotechnology- Design, primary culture, layout, introduction to animal tissue culture

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Biotechnology Engineering Career Options and Job Prospects

Job opportunities in the field of biotechnology engineering abound. A lot of environmental departments, healthcare services, pharmaceutical companies, drug and vaccine companies, etc. offer a good number of jobs to biotechnology engineering graduates. 

Biotechnology engineers deal with responsibilities like making use of biological systems to produce new products. They also work at universities or commercial labs and assisting in various researches. 

Companies like Samsung Healthcare, Stryker, Toshiba Medical Systems, Drager, etc. recruit biotechnology engineers every year and the scope for Biotechnology students has only grown in recent years. 

Few of the job roles/positions that one can expect after completing Biotechnology engineering are:

  • Research Assistant
  • Technical Assistants
  • Scientists

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FAQs about Biotechnology Engineering

I want admission in Biotechnology Engineering. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Peoples Education Society Scholastic Aptitude Test , Odisha Joint Entrance Examination , Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test , Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental of Karnataka Postgraduate Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Biotechnology Engineering courses.

What are the top colleges offering Biotechnology Engineering courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Engineering courses : Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) , International Institute of Information Technology (Hyderabad) , Indian Institute of Technology (Varanasi) , Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai) , Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Biotechnology Engineering or not.

What is the average fee for the course Biotechnology Engineering ?

The average fee for Biotechnology Engineering is INR 80,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Biotechnology Engineering ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) are : Material Science , Polymer Engineering and Technology , Production Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Food Technology / Processing.

What is the duration of the course Biotechnology Engineering ?

Biotechnology Engineering is a 3 year course.

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