Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), B.Voc., Diploma, M.E /M.Tech., M.Sc.

What is Industrial Biotechnology

Industrial Biotechnology is a function of applied Biotechnology. The discipline studies the methods of using Biotechnology for producing and processing materials, bioenergy, chemicals and also pharmaceuticals products. Industrial Biotechnologists find alternatives to preserve natural resources through alternatives and sustainable form of development. BE or B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology is a four-year program. By doing this programme, students learn to use micro-organisms and other enzymes for manufacturing products. Industrial bio-technologists come up with ideas for manufacturing products using less energy, reducing waste and still ensuring higher yields at reasonable pricing. One can pursue M.Tech in IndustrialBiotechnology after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.

Eligibility Criteria

For UG

Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for this programme are also held by the 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 Industrial Engineering/Genetic Engineering/Biotechnology along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities.

Scope of Industrial Biotechnology

  • Industrial biotechnology engineers can seek employment in chemical and textile industries, agricultural sectors, pharmaceutical firms and manufacturing industries.
  • Students with just an undergraduate or master's degree can only work as research assistants or at best as lab managers.
  • They usually find jobs in the research labs of universities and research institutions. Some even join the R&D section of biotech industries.

Opportunities available for graduates/post-graduates are as follows:

Research scientists

Quality control officers

Organic chemists


Course Fee for Industrial Biotechnology

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
6.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology at Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
40.12 K
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology at Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
6.00 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology at Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
5.52 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Industrial Biotechnology at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
1.51 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology at NMAM Institute of Technology, Karkala Taluk
13.74 K
M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology at University of Madras, Chennai
3.80 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
4.98 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology at Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Data not available
44.00 K
M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
Data not available
44.00 K
M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Questions related to Industrial Biotechnology

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industrial biotechnology ug exam

lubhan cherwoo 22nd Feb, 2020

Top Institutes offering this course are:
  • Government College of technology, Coimbatore
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • The Neotia College,Kolkata
  • Chandigarh University
  • BITS Hyderabad

Passed 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects

Top entrance exams (if available):

I want some list of mini projects in industrial biotechnology .on bio chemistry field and it should simple and less cost if any one have ideas plz inform..

Karvannan sevugamurthi 27th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant

Its good doing mini projects. That will help you to get jobs or research opportunities easily. You can get in touch with biotech companies for internships. otherwise you can apply for premier institutes' summer internships. That will give you good experience.

All the best.


What is industrial biotechnology engineering and what are the jobs available in Tamilnadu

Sharon Rose Student Expert 1st Jul, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

Industrial biotechnology engineering deals with the production and processing of materials, chemicals etc.The responsibilities of industrial biotechnology engineer to preserve the natural resources through sustainable development.It helps the industries to reduce cost of production and helps in enter in new markets without destruction of environment.

There are private sectors which offers jobs for industrial biotechnology engineer such as Synkromax biotec pvt ltd, YBIO POCT DIVISION, CELLZYME biotech India Private LTD, Spinco biotech etc

I hope this is helpful.


My overall rank in TNEA 8557 and MBC rank 1457 will I get industrial biotechnology or biomedical engineering in Anna university

Abhi Shah 30th Jun, 2019

Hi Pop, from the following link by entering your rank you will get complete list of eligible colleges.


Hope this is helpful to clear your dilemma. All the best for your future and do like this answer.


my overall rank in TNEA is 8557 and community rank is 1475 will I get industrial biotechnology or biomedical engineering in anna university

Preety 29th Jun, 2019


     According to previous year's cutoffs for Industrial Biotech which was 1715(closing rank in OC category), you have less chances of getting a seat for the same in Anna University. However, it dependes on whoc community you belong to.

Go to the following link for last year's community wise cutoff:

Best Wishes

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