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FAQs-Department Of Biotechnology

Q.Why should you choose Biotechnology as a Career Option?

It is a good time to understand that Indian Life science space is open and dynamic. It encompasses vibrant biotech industry, innovation entrepreneurial ecosystem, increased industry academia interface, which is expected to make the Indian biotech industry a 100 billion dollar industry by 2025.

Q.Why Biotechnology is a good Career Option?

It is one of the fastest growing sectors in India and is expected to play key role in shaping India’s rapidly developing economy. On the other hand many initiatives and schemes have been floated by Government of India over the past 3 decades for building human resource capital and institutional capacity for life science sector. The vision of the Government is to nurture home grown excellence. India currently holds 10th global publication rank and 18th global citation impact rank in science and technology.

Q.How did Biotechnology develop as a branch of science and technology?

Biotechnology has its roots in pre-historic times in the form of basic life sciences for e.g fermentation of fruit juices into wine, milk to cheese or yogurt, or that beer from malt and thus began the study of biotechnology. Today better integration within biology and closer collaboration with physical, computational and earth scientists, mathematicians and engineers can be used to find solutions to societal needs i.e.: sustainable food production, ecosystem restoration, optimized biofuels production and improvement in human health.

Q.What is the scope for Biotechnology graduates?

Biotechnology is multi-disciplinary in nature. Special methodologies are characteristics of this domain. Activities in this area have existed since several decades. In the recent past, this field has emerged as a major subject of study, particularly in graduate and post graduate programmes. Scope for students of Biotechnology for the coming years is immense. Incubation centers created by the government are also aiding towards potential production of human resource.

Q.How can I get more information about the B.Tech , M.Tech and Master of Science programs in biotechnology beside the web site?
An information/admission package is provided to all potential applicants that communicate by email with our office. Feel free to communicate by email or by phone (0129-4198230) for any questions you may have, it will be our pleasure to help you.

Q.Is there anything I can do to prepare for the admission interviews?

For the interview, you may choose to brush up on your basic science fundamentals and about the field of Biotechnology. Prepare for the interpersonal interview as you would for a job interview.

Q.What kinds of jobs are available in the field of Biotechnology?

Broadly jobs can be looked in both public and private sector. One can opt for higher studies, join national and international research institutes at varied positions such as scientist, research assistant, research associates, technical assistant or technical officer, pool officers etc., get into production and quality management divisions of food & pharmaceutical industry, drug & vaccine industry, diary etc. university and college teaching, Patent officer for specific and novel activities. Relevant specialised higher degree in IPR can lead to job opportunities and association with legal firms.

Q.What is the range of industry where Biotechnology graduate can be employed?

Be it manufacturing of and enhancing production of effective and safer drugs, diagnostic kits, affordable vaccines, neutraceuticals or designer foods, probiotics, biosensors, biochips, agro bio-chemicals, biofuels, industrial enzymes, transgenic crops aimed at obtaining food security, biosimilars etc or introduction of cleaner bioprocess to prevent pollution or bio remediate our spoilt natural resources or lead to use novel technologies as gene therapy or stem cell and regenerative medicine, all clearly spells the potential of biotechnology whose demand is increasing day by day in local as well as international platforms.

Q.What is the global-scope of the subject?

Collaborations in terms of sharing of knowledge and technologies amongst different nations are growing fast in this field and provide opportunities for global exposure. Bio-services is another sector requiring manpower with base in biotechnology.

Q.What are the areas in which research is carried out in the Department of Biotechnology?

The Key areas where research is undertaken are:

  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics

Q.Will you consider my application for M.Tech or M.SC Biotechnology admission if I am still completing the fourth year of my bachelor’s degree?

Yes. You can still apply for admission even if you are still working on your fourth year of studies. You must still submit an official transcript (with final grades from   previous semester) as part of your application.Depending upon the success of your application, it is possible to gain ‘conditional’ admission to the program, the condition being successful completion of your 4-year/ 3years bachelor’s degree. Proof is required in the form of another official transcript that indicates your degree has been conferred.

Q.What kind of job opportunities are there after completing the Master’s Degree?
Employment consists of technical, scientific or junior management positions primarily in all the domains of Biotechnology in the private and public sectors, and other related fields such as the Biomedical and environmental sectors.

Q.How can biotechnology students get practical industrial exposure during their degree?

BIOTECH INDUSTRIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME (BITP) is a programme of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, managed by Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL). The objective of BITP is to provide practical industrial exposure for six months to students to improve job prospects and to help biotech industry to identify prospective manpower. During the training some stipend is paid to trainees and bench fee is paid to companies to cover expenses towards training. DBT invites applications from the biotech students and requisitions from the biotech companies.

Q.What kind of support is there for entrepreneurship in the field of Biotechnology?

Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Students Programme, BEST has been Initiative of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for entrepreneurship. The objective of BEST is to locate bright scholars pursuing master’s and doctoral studies in Biotechnology and Life science courses across Indian Universities and equip them with the skill and knowledge that is required to set up business enterprises so that they would consider entrepreneurship as a career choice and not limit their scope to mere employment.

Enlist some major Biotechnology Companies in India where one can join after graduating.

  1. All India Biotech Association (AIBA), New Delhi
  2. Biotech Consortium India Ltd, New Delhi
  3. Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Kerala (RGCB)
  4. Amersham Pharmacia Biotech Asia Pacific Ltd., Chennai
  5. Brain Wave Bioinformatics Ltd., Chennai
  6. Aristo Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mumbai
  7. Catalyst Pharma Consulting, Mumbai
  8. Excel Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  9. Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  10. Hi Tech Bio Laboratories, Pune
  11. Raj Nakra Associates, Gurgaon
  12. Mitra & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  13. Piverse India Pvt Ltd, Noida
  14. KAnalysis Consultant Pvt Ltd, New Delhi
  15. Mankind Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Manesar

Biotech Companies in Hyderabad (Biotech hub)

  1. Albany Molecular Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
  2. Anshul Biotechnologies Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
  3. Biomax Life Sciences BioGenex
  4. EPR Pharmaceuticals Ltd., EPR
  5. GVK Biosciences Pvt. Ltd.
  6. Helvetica Industries Pvt. Ltd
  7. Indigene Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  8. Laurus Laboratories Ltd
  9. LAXAI AVANTI Life Sciences
  10. Mithros Chemicals
  11. Nektar Therapeutics India
  12. Pioneer Overseas Corporation
  13. Regain Biotechnology
  14. Sai Life Sciences
  15. United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  16. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
  17. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  18. Vivimed Labs Ltd

Biotech Companies in Bangalore (Biotech hub)

  1. Accelrys Inc. (A subsidiary of Pharmacopeia)
  2. Advanta India Ltd
  3. Alltech Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd
  4. Animal Biotech (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
  5. AstraZeneca R & D
  6. Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt. Ltd
  7. Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd
  8. Bhat Biotech
  9. Biocon
  10. Care Biomedicals
  11. InfoPro Solutions
  12. Labland Biotechs
  13. Prescientis
  14. ReaMetrix India Pvt. Ltd
  15. Sami Lab
  16. Sartorius
  17. Strand Genomics
  18. Syngene International
  19. Triesta LifeSciences
  20. Xycyton

Q.Which are the prestigious National & International Institutes for pursuing higher education after B.Tech Biotechnology?

International:

  • University Of Sydney, Australia
  • Monash University, Australia
  • New Castle UK
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • Illinois Institute Of Technology, Chicago, USA
  • Cholester, University of Essex, UK
  • Worcestor Polytechnic, US
  • University of Kuopio-Al Virtanen Inst. Finland
  • Texas A&M, Florida, USA
  • Cardiff University, UK
  • University Of Notingham Trent, UK
  • University of York, UK
  • North Eastern University, USA
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • Imperial College, London, Lanchester, UK
  • University College of London, UK
  • Washington State University, USA
  • Drexel University, Philedelphia, USA
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, US
  • Clemson University, Southern Carolina, US
  • Minnasota University, USA
  • IGBI, Italy

National:

  • IIT Kharagpur
  • BVP Pune
  • Fore School Of Management, Delhi
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • IIT Karagpur
  • Thappar University, Patiala
  • West Bengal University, Kolkatta
  • Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi
  • Symboisis, Pune
  • VIT, Vellore
  • ICFAI, Gurgaon
  • PEC, Chandigarh
  • ICFAI Bombay
  • MDU, Rohtak
  • BHU, Banaras
  • LBS Delhi
  • LPU, Jallandhar
  • IIT, Surthkal
  • IIT , Gwhauti
  • IIT , Trichur
  • ICGB, New Delhi
  • JP University, Solan
  • Kurukshetra University,
  • LLB Delhi University, Delhi

Q.What is the compensation offered after graduation in Biotechnology offered currently?

Companies like Biocon, Ranbaxy, Nestle, Panacea Biotech, etc are offering much higher and lucrative packages up to 12 lakhs for fresh graduates. Companies like Covidien Healthcare India Pvt Ltd, Agilent Technologies offers a package of Rs. 7.5 lakh per annum. The package ranges from Rs. 2 lakh per annum- 4 lakhs for companies like iLife Discoveries, Life Cell International, Imperial Life Sciences, CPM Pvt. Ltd., etc.

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