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What is biotechnology? What is the career pathway?

Aditi Nair
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 18th May 2017

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science covering biomedical research, microbiology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering. A biotechnologist is essentially involved in manipulating or re-engineering biochemical processes or genetic codes of cells to produce products, which are beneficial to mankind. There are a number of ways to pursue a career in biotechnology. The best route being, pursuing a B.Tech. in Biotechnology after your HSC (PCMB) followed by an M.Tech. in Biotechnology. If you are not too fond of maths, you can pursue your HSC (PCB) followed by B.Sc. in Biotechnology and topped by a M.Sc. in Biotechnology. An alternate route would be to pursue your B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and then an MBA in biotechnology.