Answer: You can do a B.Tech. in Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology from
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Pin –721302
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, New Delhi-110 016
B.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology from
Anna University (Algappa College of Technology
Anna University, Guindy)
B.Tech. in Biotechnology from
P.S.G. College of Technology, Peel Amedu, Coimbatore 641 004, Tamil Nadu,
Bharathidasan Institute of Engineering and Technology
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli - 624 024, Tamil Nadu, Meerut
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bagpat Road, Meerut, UP.
* This list is indicative not exhaustive.
For the courses at IITs, you have to appear in the IIT-JEE examination; for the course at Anna University, you have to appear for an entrance examination conducted by the same University; for the other courses in Tamil Nadu, you have to appear for the TNPCEE (Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination) examination conducted by Anna University for admission to Engineering courses in Tamil Nadu; for the course in Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, you have to appear for the UPSEAT (Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Admission Test) examination conducted by Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow.
B. Sc. with a major in Biotechnology can be done from Wilson College, K J Somaiya College, K C College, and Vaz College in Mumbai.
As a Biotechnologist, you can get a job in various research organisations in the areas of bioscience and biotechnology under CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research) and other such research organisations; nuclear and atomic research centers, space research centers and other research organisations like BARC, ISRO and others; pharmaceutical companies, agriculture companies, food processing companies, and other companies involved in bioprocess technology; University departments, deemed Universities, and colleges.
The field of Biotechnology experienced explosive growth in the '90s as scientists began to make breakthrough after breakthrough in understanding cellular and molecular biological processes. Now it is being said that Biotechnology is the next big thing after Information Technology. The explosion in the field has been triggered by the success of human genomics project, which has flung open the floodgates of the otherwise nascent Indian biotechnology sector. It is estimated that by the year 2010, there will be a total investment of US $ 1 billion, which will definitely result in a growth in job opportunity