WHAT IS BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING ?
For UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for Biochemical Engineering are also held by various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.
For PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by various state, central, and private universities.
SCOPE OF BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
- Food and beverage companies, agriculture and chemical industries, waste management firms, petroleum oil and gas fields, biomedical firms, engineering design companies, and pharmaceutical companies offer good prospects for biochemical engineers
- Except laboratories, biochemical engineers can involve in the overall supervision of a plant, apart from providing technical and management services.
- Biochemical engineers also supervise the small and intermediate-scale manufacturing and packaging activities in pharmaceutical product development for clinical trial purposes.
- They also work closely with process chemists and control engineers to ensure the process plant is set up to provide maximum output levels
- Fresh biochemical engineering graduates and postgraduates can also work as:
Systems Physiology Engineer
Lecturer in government firms
- Bioprocess Equipment Design and Computational Methods
- Bioprocess Modelling and Simulation
- Environmental Biotechnology
- Environmental Studies
- Fertilizer Technology
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymer Technology