About biotechnology engineering and its future scope

About biotechnology engineering and its future scope

Biotechnology Engineering Career Tips

About biotechnology engineering and its future scope

Biotechnology means any technological application that uses biological systems or living organisms to make or modify products or processes for specific use. It refers to the use of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts, or biological substances such as enzymes, to perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes. Applications include production of certain drugs, synthetic hormones, and bulk foodstuffs as well as bioconversion of organic waste. Bio- Technology is concerned with variety of subjects including Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry and Engineering. Biotechnology has wide areas of application in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, development of Medicines and Vaccine, treatment of prolonged disease, pollution control and waste management and ecological conservation, energy production and conservation and many more.

The academic criterion of Biotechnology Engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:

Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration. (after 10th or 12th)
UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration. (after 12th)
PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration. (after graduation)

Beside these, it is a growing discipline in research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.

Core subjects

Subjects in biotechnology:

Introduction to biotechnology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Methods and Instrumentation in Biotechnology
Statistics for Biology
Structural biology
Immunology and Immuno-technology
Recombinant DNA Technology
Enzymology and Enzyme Technology
Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Computational Biotechnology
Bioprocess technology
Downstream processing
Genomics and Proteomics


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)
Post Technology, Paschim Medinipur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302 03222 255 221 , registrar @ hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in www.iitkgp.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)
Roorkee, Uttarakhand +91-1332-285311 , regis@iitr.ernet.in www.iitr.ac.in

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)
Amingaon, Assam, Guwahati, 781039 0361 258 3000 , webmaster@iitg.ernet.in www.iitg.ac.in

National Institute of Technology Warangal
-Hyderabad Rd, Hanamkonda, Telangana 0870 245 9191 , admissions@nitw.ac.in www.nitw.ac.in

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector 3, Dwarka, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110075 011 2509 9036 , director@nsit.ac.in www.nsit.ac.in

PSG College of Technology
Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641004 0422 257 2177, psgcrs@psgtech.ac.in www.psgtech.edu

Thapar University
Adarsh Nagar, Prem Nagar, Patiala, Punjab 147004 0175 239 3021 , registrar@tiet.ac.in www.thapar.edu

Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka Manipal.Edu, Manipal Dr, Madhav Nagar, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Ka 576104 91-820-2571060 , admissions@manipal.edu www.manipal.edu

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632014 0416 224 3091 , admin.chennai@vit.ac.in www.vit.ac.in

BMS College of Engineering
Bull Temple Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560019 080 2662 2130 , hod.tce@bmsce.ac.in www.bmsce.in

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, A-Zone, Durgapur, West Bengal 713209 +91-343-2752011 , recdgppr@dte.vsnl.net.in www.nitdgp.ac.in

Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
Gandipet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075 040 2419 3276 , admin@cbit.ac.in. www.cbit.ac.in

PES Institute of Technology

100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari Stage Iii, Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari, Bangalore, Karnataka 560085 080 2672 0410 , admissions@pes.edu. www.pes.edu

SASTRA University
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613401 04362 304 000 , admissions@sastra.edu www.sastra.edu

University Institute of Engineering & Technology
Sector 25, Chandigarh, 160036 0172 253 4969 uiet.puchd.ac.in

National Institute of Technology, Raipur Nit Ge-Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001 +91-771-2254200 , tpo@nitrr.ac.in www.nitrr.ac.in

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University
Beach Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530045 0891 279 0101 , registrar@gitam.edu www.gitam.edu

Karunya University
Request E-brochure Karunya Nagar, Siruvani Main Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India- 641114 admissions@karunya.edu www.karunya.edu

Sathyabama University Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Solinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119 044 2450 3150 , coe@sathyabamauniversity.ac.in www.edusrm.com

Acharya Institute of Technology Soldevanahali, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560107 080 2837 2330 , info@acharya.ac.in www.acharya.ac.in

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab 0181 269 0301 , director@nitj.ac.in www.nitj.ac.in

Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology Krishnadeveraya Nagar,
, International Airport Road, Via-Yelahanka, , Bengaluru, Karnataka 562 157 080 2847 7024 , principal@sirmvit.edu www.sirmvit.edu

KLE Dr. M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology Kalameshwar Housing Colony, Udyambag, Belgaum, Karnataka 0831 244 0322 , principal@klescet.ac.in. www.klescet.ac.in

Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology Yamnampet, Ghatkesar
, Telangana 501301 91-040-27640395 , ktmahi@sreenidhi.edu.in www.sreenidhi.edu.in

M.V.J. College of Engineering

Mvj College Of Engineering, Near Itpb, Whitefield, Bangalore, 080 2845 4505 , admission@mvjce.edu.in www.mvjce.edu.in

Job profile

The job titles of the Biotechnology Engineers:

Lab Technician
Research Scientist
Research Associate
Science Writer
Sales Representative
Quality Control Officer


A Biotechnologist earns an average salary of $57,611 per year. People in this job generally don’t have more than 10 years’ experience.