Genetic Engineering, or genetic modification, is the process of manipulating an organism’s genome using biotechnology. The process involves inserting a new DNA into the host genome. This is done by first isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence. Another way is to synthesize the DNA, and then insert it into the host organism. BE or B.Tech in Genetic Engineering is a four-year program. Research, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, and medicine are some of the fields that use Genetic engineering techniques. Genetic Engineering studies the method in which traits and characteristics of an organism are transmitted through generations. Genetic Engineering graduates get the opportunity to work in medical and pharmaceutical industries, agriculture industries, research, and development to name a few. One can pursue M.Tech in Genetic Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.


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 Genetic Engineering/ Biochemical Engineering along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central, and private universities.



  • PhD. graduates in genetic engineering usually carry on with their post-doctoral training and can join the university as lecturers or research scientists.
  • Students with just an undergraduate or master's degree can only work as research assistants or at best as lab managers.
  • Genetic Engineering scientists and researchers usually find jobs in the research labs of universities and research institutions. Some even join the R&D section of biotech industries.
  • After completing Genetic Engineering program, one can work in the field of medical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, government and private organisations for research and development. 


  • Biochemistry
  • Biomathematics
  • Cell Structure and Dynamics
  • Macromolecular Structure and Analysis
  • Microcopy and Instrumentation
  • Organic Mechanisms in Biology
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Principles of Transmission Genetics


  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 10.1 Lakhs SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
    Minimum Fees 7.5 Lakhs SRM University- College of Engineering, Chennai
    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 7.5 Lakhs Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
    Minimum Fees 0.99 Lakhs NIMS University, Jaipur
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.