Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Introduction

Biotechnology is an excellent initiative for our world. It has become so popular that people have started taking it up as their career. But for a career in Biotechnology, you need to have pursued relevant study and Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology is one of them. It is a 3-year long undergraduate course divided into six semesters. This course provides knowledge of utilising living organisms and biological theories and processes in various fields like medical, technology, etc. In short, it gives an advance study on biotechnology and its application.

The average fee charged by institutes in India for offering this course ranges between ₹5,000 - ₹3,00,000. Students after pursuing B.Sc in Biotechnology can either pursue higher studies or obtain a job. The starting annual average pay of any B.Sc in Biotechnology graduate ranges between ₹2,00,000 - ₹7,00,000 depending upon various factors.


Eligibility

Applicants willing to pursue B.Sc in Biotechnology from any college have to fulfil a specific pair of requirements. The conditions may vary from institutes to institutes, but the standard terms are given below. 

  • Applicant must have completed 10+2 level of education in the stream of science with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as the primary subjects.
  • Applicant should have scored at least 60% in aggregate. 
  • Some institutes may even ask students to give the informed entrance examination.


Entrance Examination 

Institutes take or ask students to give the informed entrance examination to verify their eligibility for the course. The test may be conducted by the institutes or by the test agencies. Some of the popular exams in India for this course are as follows. 

  • AIIMS Biotechnology Entrance Examination
  • All India Biotechnology Entrance Examination
  • Amity Institute of Biotechnology Entrance Examination
  • Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination (CBEEE)
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination (JNU)
  • University of Delhi Biotechnology Entrance Examination

Syllabus

B.Sc in Biotechnology is a 3-year long course. The course has a semester wise breakup of the curriculum. There are six semesters in this course, and every semester consists of at least four subjects. The breakup is shown in the table below.


Semester

Syllabus

Semester I

  • Macromolecular Structure and Analysis
  • Biophysics & Instrumentation
  • Cell Structures & Dynamics
  • Biomathematics – I
  • Chemistry

Semester II

  • Organic Mechanisms in Biology
  • Principles of Transmission Genetics
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Biomathematics II
  • Introduction to C-Programming & Digital Logic

Semester III

  • Microbial Genetics
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Plant and Animal Tissue Culture Techniques and applications
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Introduction to Data Structure & Computer Organisations

Semester IV

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Computational Biology & Bio-informatics
  • Biodiversity & Taxonomy
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Introduction to DBMS, Computer Network & Numerical Analysis

Semester V

  • DNA Typing, Proteomics & Beyond
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology

Semester VI

  • Model Organisms in Human Genome Project
  • Elements of Management Introduction and Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology – Social, Legal and Ethical issues


Institutes

Many institutes in India offer the course of B.Sc in Biotechnology. Only a few institutes have the best faculty and facilities which are mentioned in the table below. 


Institute

City

Annual Average Fee

Mount Carmel College

Bangalore, Karnataka

₹35,600

St. Joseph’s College Devagiri

Calicut, Kerala

₹3,100

Elphinstone College

Mumbai, Maharashtra

₹23,200

St. Xavier’s College

Mumbai, Maharashtra

₹22,400

Fergusson College

Pune, Maharashtra

₹3,400

Stella Maris College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

₹17,200

Gargi College

New Delhi

₹8,300

Hindu College

New Delhi

₹16,200

Presidency College

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

₹1,300

The Oxford College of Science

Bangalore, Karnataka

₹25,000


Future Prospects

B.Sc in Biotechnology provides a lot of job opportunities according to our wishes and skills. Some of the most popular and high yielding job profiles, along with its description and annual average pay are showcased in the table below.


Job Profile

Description

Average Annual Salary

Research Associate

Research Associate monitors the progress of projects along with coordinating the flow of information from one department to another. They may carry out tests, and studies asked by the organisation and collect, prepare, analyse and evaluate specimens.

₹3,00,000 - ₹4,50,000

Research Scientist

Research Scientists are appointed for preparing research proposals and applying for the required resources. The results from those researches are collected, analysed, and developing a product is also the responsibility of a Research Scientist.

₹4,00,000 - ₹6,00,000

Biotech Product Analyst

Biotech Product Analyst analysis and decides the bets on the best company for high returns and debts. They also keep a record of products manufactured by companies.

₹3,50,000 - ₹6,00,000

Marketing Manager

A Marketing Manager performs the work of developing and executing strategic plans related to the marketing of a product. The objective of creating such projects is to attract new customers towards an organisation.

₹5,00,000 - ₹7,00,000

Lecturer

The lecturer is appointed at an institute teaching the same or related discipline. They have to carry out lectures and prepare the students for tests and future endeavours.

₹2,00,000 - ₹5,00,000


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