I am doing my B. Sc. (MCG) final year. I want to do Biotechnology course but don’t know much about this. So, kindly give me the details if I have to appear for any examination for this & about the Universities offering this course. Also, please give me the details about M. Sc. entrance & about the Universities offering this course & about the career prospects in choosing M. Sc. Please suggest me, which one would be the best option for me.
You can do M. Sc. in Biotechnology from various Universities. For admission to the following Universities, you will have to appear for the Combined Biotechnology Entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi:
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Calicut University, Kerala; Devi Ahilya University, Indore; G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar; Goa University, Goa; Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; University of Jammu, Jammu; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M. S. University, Baroda; Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai; Punjab University, Chandigarh; Pondicherry University, Pondicherry; University of Pune, Pune; Punjabi University, Patiala; Tezpur University, Tezpur; and Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala.
To be eligible for admission into the M. Sc. Biotechnology courses at these Universities, you will need to score at least 55% marks in aggregate in the B. Sc. examination.
The combined biotechnology entrance examination consists of objective and short answer type questions on Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Standard of questions is equivalent to that of 10+2. Fundamental and basic questions are asked. For more details, contact Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067.
Apart from the Universities mentioned above, you can also do M. Sc. in Biotechnology from various other Universities. Some of them are:
Indian Institute of Technology
Institute of Microbiology & Biotechnology, Barkatullah University
P.O. Banasthalic Vidyapith-304022 Rajasthan
Guru Ghasidas University,
All India Institute of Medical Science
New Delhi-110 029
Biotechnology happens to be one of the fastest growing employment sectors after Information Technology. It, therefore, offers good career opportunities for young people. 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. These have opened up a number of commercial avenues in Biotechnology resulting in increase in job opportunities. Government of India and some State Governments have also earmarked the sector as one of the thrust areas and are taking a number of policy initiatives to boost the business.