What is Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a field which contains an amalgamation of many streams, namely mathematics, chemistry, biology and technology. It involves knowledge drawn through multiple disciplines. Cellular and biomolecular processes are used for creating product solutions which can solve our problems and make lives better. There are applications of Biotechnology in various areas of our lives. It includes healthcare, pharmacy, food production, animal husbandry, agriculture, textiles, nutrition and many more. The courses involve theoretical knowledge as well as the practical implementation of the same through laboratory experiments and analysis through computer software. All the relevant information about the Biotechnology course is mentioned below here.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Biotechnology

For B.Sc. in Biotechnology:

Students applying for this course should have a 10+2 qualification in the science stream, completed from a recognised educational board.

For B.Tech. In Biotechnology:

The students applying for this course must have qualified the 10+2 examination under science stream and have subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology in their course curriculum from a recognised board.

For Post Graduate Programs:

The students must have a Bachelor’s degree in either Physics, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology or in any other related discipline, with a minimum score of 50% are eligible for applying.

For PhD in Biotechnology:

Post-graduation in Biology/ Biotechnology, from a recognised institute or M.Sc. in disciplines consistent with the research areas of the department or M.Tech. Or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology or other interdisciplinary areas.

Biotechnology entrance exam

a) For Undergraduate courses:

B.Sc. in Biotechnology:

Sometimes exams are conducted by the institutions or some national/state level examination scores are considered for evaluation. And, in some cases, only the 12th-grade marks are considered.

The exam scores which are accepted by selected institutes include:

·         AIIMS Biotechnology Entrance Test

·        GAT-B- The exam was earlier conducted by JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) as a Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination

·         DU (University of Delhi) Biotechnology Entrance Examination

B. Tech in Biotechnology:

Most colleges require an entrance exam score for admission to B.Tech courses. The entrance exams accepted include:

·         JEE Main: A screening test for JEE Advanced. It is a compulsory requirement for most college admissions.

·         JEE Advanced: This has to be given after clearing JEE Main. Primarily for admissions to IITs

·         COMEDK UGET: Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test, for colleges in the state of Karnataka.

·         SRMJEEE: For admission process of SRM institute of technology

·         BITSAT: For admission to different campuses of Birla Institute of Technology and Science 

·         VITEEE: For admission to Vellore institute of technology

b) For Post-graduate courses:

M.Sc. in Biotechnology: Most colleges offer admission on the basis of entrance tests. The entrance exams for the admission process include:

·         JNUEE conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University

·         BHU PET conducted by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

·         BITSAT conducted by BITS Pilani

·         TISS NET conducted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences

·         DUET conducted by Delhi University

·         IPU CET conducted by Indraprastha University

M.Tech in Biotechnology:

The admission to MTech courses happens through GATE examination. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted by Indian Institute of Science and IIT’s for technical graduates. The examination is generally conducted in January and the skills tested include General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics.

Scope of Biotechnology in India and Abroad

The biotechnology industry is growing in India, and students have a good scope ahead for this field. Several job opportunities after this course include research fields, private-sector jobs or entrepreneurship. Graduates can also go for their higher education studies like M.Tech, M.Sc. and even PhD. They are also hired into sectors like medicine, pharmaceuticals, agricultural sector, research sector etc.

Course Fees Biotechnology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
6.29 K
B.Sc. in Biotechnology at Vivekanand College, Kolhapur
1.90 K
B.Sc. in Biotechnology at Bharat Sevak Samaj College, Supaul
13.12 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Biotechnology at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida
6.76 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Biotechnology at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida
4.40 K
M.Phil. in Biotechnology at DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur
1.10 K
PGD in Engineering in Biotechnology at Government Polytechnic, Faizabad
8.50 Lakhs
M.B.A in Biotechnology at Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
9.40 Lakhs
M.V.Sc. in Biotechnology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
90.00 K
Ph.D in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam
30.00 K
Ph.D in Biotechnology at North Orissa University, Baripada
8.11 Lakhs
Ph.D in Biotechnology at Bhupal Nobles University, Udaipur
3.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Biotechnology at Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Churu
10.00 K
Diploma in Biotechnology at Sadanlal Sanwaldas Khanna Girls Degree College, Prayagraj
4.00 K
Diploma in Biotechnology at Government Bilasa Girls PG College, Bilaspur
1.99 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok
1.80 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Biotechnology at Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Science, Allahabad

Course Subjects

  • Biotechnology

Biotechnology - Know all the details about Biotechnology such as courses curriculum eligibility criteria, fees, admission process, syllabus, career scope, and jobs.

Careers in Biotechnology

The graph of demand for Biotechnologists is witnessing an upward curve of growth over the last few years and is expected to continue the trend in the future. To be successful in this field, one has to own the desired skills and experience. Employment opportunities are available for Biotechnology graduates in the private sector as research associates, analysts, in healthcare institutions along with the public sector. Biotechnology graduates as scientists generally work by designing and performing experiments which can help in arriving at useful solutions for the problems faced by society.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

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The top recruiting fields in this industry include Bio-Industry, Government Hospitals, Research Labs, Schools, Colleges, Laboratories, Clinics, Organizations, Hospitals and Sports. The top recruiting companies include-

Required Skillset for Biotechnology

Candidates  are expected to have some skills which will help them utilise the time in the best way possible and also learn the maximum from the courses. These skills will not only enhance a candidate’s learning but also will help them become successful and prosperous in future careers they choose to work in.

  • Communication

  • Research

  • Organisational Skills

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Problem Solving/Troubleshooting

  • Time Management

  • Business Strategy

  • Project Management

  • People Management

  • Budget Management

Course Curriculum for Biotechnology

Biotechnology curriculum aims at imparting the fundamental understanding of the scientific experiments and methods to the students and also make them comfortable  with the lab equipment, research methods, scientific theories and result detection methods which will ultimately help them by making them effective researchers, analysts and experts in the field. The course content has a wide range of subjects. They include:

B.Sc./ M.Sc. Courses

·         Macromolecular Structure and Analysis

·         Cell Structure & Dynamics

·         Biomathematics

·         Cell Biology

·         Principles of Bacteriology and Virology

·         Exercises in Bioinformatics

·         Organic Mechanisms in Biology

·         Principles of Transmission Genetics

·         Principles of Microbiology

·         Introduction to C-Programming & Digital Logic

·         Microbial Genetics

·         Bioinformatics

·         Introduction to Data Structure & Computer Organization

·         Molecular Genetics

·         Animal Biotechnology

·         Biodiversity & Taxonomy

·         Recombinant DNA Technology

·         Environmental Biotechnology

·         Model Organisms in Human Genome Project

·         Medical Biotechnology

B. Tech/ MTech courses:

·         Engineering Mechanics

·         Engineering Graphics

·         Principles of Environmental Science

·         Probability and Random Process

·         Bio Analytical Techniques

·         Biomedical Instrumentation

·         Signals and Systems

·         Principles of Communication Engineering

·         Medical Imaging Techniques

·         Diagnostic Ultrasound in Medicine

·         Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment

·         Structural biology

·         Vaccine biotechnology

Questions related to Biotechnology

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Best competitive exams after bsc Biotechnology ?

Shubham Dhane 15th Apr, 2021


Most of the colleges admissions are based on your 10+2 level score for B.Sc in Biotechnology. Sometimes exams are conducted by the institutions or some national/state level examination scores are considered for evaluation.  The exam scores which are accepted by selected institutes include:

  • AIIMS Biotechnology Entrance Test
  • GAT-B exam which was earlier conducted by JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) as a Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination
  • DU (University of Delhi) Biotechnology Entrance Examination


colleges in Maharashtra for bsc biotechnology

Shubham Dhane 15th Apr, 2021


Here is the list of colleges in Maharashtra with B.Sc in Biotechnology

  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
  • KJ Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai
  • Viva College, Virar
  • BK Birla College of Arts Science and Commerce (BK Birla College), Kalyan
  • Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune
  • Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College, Vashi
  • MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune
  • Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Please click the below link to know more about these colleges



some good government colleges for ug program bsc in biotechnology

Aadarsh Gupta 15th Apr, 2021

Hello aspirant,

Here are list of top colleges:-

  • SRM Institute of science and Technology Chennai
  • Jamia millia islamia New Delhi
  • Dr M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
  • Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
  • Cotton College State University, Guwahati
  • Mumbai University (MU)
  • Prof. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University (PRSU), Prayagraj
  • Ranchi University, Ranchi

Please visit this link for more information of top colleges


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can i take admission in iit for biotechnology for ug program for bsc without giving iit exam ?

Sharon K Rose Student Expert 15th Apr, 2021


Indian Institute of Technology does not offer B.Sc Biotechology course. They offer BS Mathematics, BS Chemistry, BS Economics, BS Physics, BS Earth Science, BS Biological Sciences and BS Mathematics and Scientific Computing. IITs do offer B.Tech Bio technology and to get admission in that course you need to appear for JEE Main and JEE Advanced and qualify in it. Candidates who qualify in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. To check the courses that are offered in IITs you can click on the link below



can i admission in iit for biotechnology without giving iit exam? do i need give iit because i am biology student

Abir Gayen 15th Apr, 2021

Hi Aspirant,

For getting admission in IIT for biotechnology you need to give IIT JAM examination.This is for the degree of above graduation.There are two major entrance exams for the course. The All India Biotechnology Entrance test conducted by JNU for admission to about 500 odd seats in the 32 university departments is the first major one. IITs admit students through a Joint Admissions Test for IITs.

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