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M.Tech Genetic Engineering (M.Tech Genetic Engineering)

Updated By Abhik Das on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
60 K-2 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
GATE, CUCET, TS PGECET ...
Study Mode
Regular

About M.Tech Genetic Engineering

M.Tech in Genetic Engineering is one of the emerging courses in the field of engineering and biotechnology. The course deals with the study of direct manipulation of genes of an organism through biotechnological techniques. The course inculcates knowledge on various topics like stem cell technology, pharmacogenomics, recombinant DNA Technology, immune-biology and molecular genetics. The programme helps students to gain knowledge on newer and better methods for the betterment of the human race. Genetic Engineers are required in various fields such as research, industrial biotechnology, medicine and agriculture. The course is a combination of theory and practical sessions that will help students gain knowledge in an effective way.

Skills Required to Pursue M.Tech Genetic Engineering

The following skills are required to pursue M.Tech Genetic Engineering –

  • Sharp Analytical Mind
  • High level of Concentration
  • Aptitude for Research
  • An eye for  Details (Tendency to go deep into the subject)
  • Capacity to work long hours
  • Patience

Students who are aspiring to pursue research in biotechnology and genetics can choose this course for better career prospects.

Highlights of M.Tech Genetic Engineering

Some of the major highlights of Genetic Engineering course include –

Name of the Course

M.Tech Genetic Engineering

Duration

2 Years

Minimum Eligibility

B.Tech/ B.Pharma/ M.Sc (Scroll down to check detailed eligibility)

Entrance Exams

Most universities and colleges in India accept GATE score for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering

Course Fee

Rs. 2,00,000 (Approximately)

Scholarships

Some of the deemed universities in India offer scholarships based on past academic performance.

Employment Sector

  • Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical
  • Pharma Companies

Average  Salary for M.Tech Genetic Engineering Graduates

Rs. 3,00,000 per annum

Internship

The scope of the internship depends on the tie-ups that the college has with different organizations or companies. Internship options are available for students.

Top Recruiting Organizations for M.Tech Genetic Engineering Graduates

  • IISER
  • NCCS Pune
  • NII Delhi
  • IGIB Delhi
  • ICGEB

M.Tech Genetic Engineering Eligibility Criteria

The detailed eligibility criteria for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering can be checked below –

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must have a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology or Biomedical Engineering or B.Pharma.
  • Candidates who have an M.Sc degree in Biotechnology, Agriculture, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Medicinal Chemistry are also eligible.

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • The candidates must have a minimum of 60% of marks in Bachelor’s degree or M.Sc degree are only eligible to take admission.

Entrance Exam Requirement

  • GATE is the national-level entrance exam for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering.
  • Most universities and colleges across the country accept GATE score.

M.Tech Genetic Engineering Admission Process

Candidates aspiring to secure admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering will have to clear the GATE exam. The candidates can apply for different colleges individually. The candidates will have to submit the GATE scorecard and other documents at the time of admissions. Direct admission without GATE requirement can be also possible in some of the private colleges and deemed universities. In such cases, marks scored in Bachelor’s or M.Sc degree shall be taken into consideration for admission.

M.Tech Genetic Engineering Syllabus

M.Tech Genetic Engineering course is divided into four semesters. The detailed syllabus for all the semesters can be checked below. Please note that the below syllabus is just for reference and the same may vary from one university to another.

Semester 1

  • Molecular Cloning
  • Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics
  • Plant Genetic Engineering
  • Statistical Methods
  • Research Methodology
  • Research Methodology

Semester 2

  • Developmental Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Human Genetics – Module I
  • Plant Genetics – Module I
  • Microbial Genetics – Module I

Semester 3

  • Human Genetics – Module II
  • Plant Genetics – Module II
  • Microbial Genetics – Module II
  • Project Work – Phase 1

Semester 4

  • Project Wok – Phase 2

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M.Tech Genetic Engineering Career Options and Job Prospects

M.Tech Genetic Engineering graduates are eligible for following job roles –

Animal Breeder

Genetic Counselor

Bio-Technician

Drug Discovery Engineer

Regulatory Process Manager

Genetics Laboratory Technician

Lecturer or Professor

Clinical Geneticist/ Researcher

Questions Related to M.Tech Genetic Engineering Course

Can a B.Tech IT student apply for M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

-Hema HariniUpdated on August 31, 2020 01:18 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, a B.Tech degree holder in IT cannot apply for M.Tech Genetic Engineering admission. Only those B ...

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Does BHU offer M.Tech in Food technology course?If yes , then how can we apply for that?

-sarojiniUpdated on August 04, 2020 05:31 PM
  • 1 Answer
Kumari Neha , Student / Alumni

Dear Student, 

BHU does not offer M. Tech in Food Technology course. However, it offers M.Sc in Food Science ...

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I am graduated this year with CGPA 8.07. Am I eligible to get admission to IIIT-Hyderabad? What is the admission process to get into IIIT-Hyderabad?

-SailakshmiUpdated on July 07, 2020 11:50 AM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, as per your graduation aggregate, you are eligible to apply for admission to IIT Hyderabad. However, to ...

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FAQs about M.Tech Genetic Engineering

What can I do after M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

M.Tech Genetic Engineering graduates are eligible for various job roles such as Geneticist, Researcher, Lecturer or Professor, Animal Breeder, Bio-Technician etc.

Is there a project work for M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

Project work is mandatory for the final-year students of M.Tech Genetic Engineering.

Is there any scholarship facility available for M.Tech Genetic Engineering students?

Some of the deemed universities in India offer scholarships for M.Tech Genetic Engineering students.

Are B.Sc graduates eligible for M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

B.Sc graduates are not eligible for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering.

Are M.Sc Botany graduates eligible for M.Tech Genetic Engineering/

M.Sc Botany graduates are eligible for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering.

Is there an entrance exam for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

GATE is the national-level entrance exam for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering.

What is the fee for M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

The approximate fee for M.Tech Genetic Engineering is Rs. 95,000 per annum.

Can an M.Sc Agriculture graduate take admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

M.Sc Agriculture graduates are eligible for M.Tech in Genetic Engineering.

Are B.Pharma graduates eligible for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering?

B.Pharma graduates are eligible for admission in M.Tech Genetic Engineering.

What is the duration of M.Tech Genetic Engineering course?

The duration of M.Tech Genetic Engineering course is 2 years.

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