WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING ?

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering focuses on biological sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. Under this programme, students study about genetic technology, and learn how to develop treatments for different diseases. The programme also covers applied enzymology and enzyme technology; metabolic and reaction engineering for biocatalysis and renewable resource utilisation; and glycobiotechnology. While pursuing the course, students are taught as to how the cells, organs and tissues function. Engineers are trained to transform cellular and molecular advances into technologies with an aim to improve the quality of life.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

UG: The candidate must have cleared his 10+2 from science stream with physics, chemistry, maths and biology in order to get enrolled for the bachelor’s program.

PG: Those planning to pursue their masters in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering should have completed their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical, Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Metallurgy and Materials Science.

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SCOPE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has predicted that in terms of job opportunities there will be a growth of at least 10 percent for biological technicians, biochemists, and biophysicists in the period between 2012 and 2022. There has also been an increase of seven percent in jobs for microbiologists. Further, Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineers are playing a vital role in the development of medicines that do not have any side effect and can be effective in minimum dosages on patients. With an increase in the consumption of packaged food, biochemical engineers’ role in the food processing industry has also gained importance.

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COURSE SUBJECTS

  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical and Biochemical Reactor Design
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Rheology and Polymer Processing
  • Transport and Biotransport Processes

COURSE LEVEL DETAILS

  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 3.96 Lakhs Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    Minimum Fees 0.14 Lakhs University of Burdwan, Bardhaman
    Academic performance of Students
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    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
    B.Sc.
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 5.96 Lakhs Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
    Minimum Fees 0.12 Lakhs Shivaji University, Kolhapur
    Academic performance of Students
    Disclaimer: Based on our Followers data.
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.
    M.Sc.