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A degree in Biotechnology promises to open up a wide range of vistas for aspiring students in this field.

Bio-Technology is a research oriented science, a combination of Biology and Technology. Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Agriculture and Crop Management are some of the subjects classified under this category.  As per a report from the Human Resource Development Ministry, more than 6000 biotechnologists are currently required in India, resulting in the need for formal education in this subject. Revenues generated by the biotechnology industry are being projected at a very high figure by 2015.


A degree in Biotechnology promises to open up wide range of vistas for aspiring students in this field. They can seek employment in research laboratories, which happens to be one of the most popular career option in this field. Major organizations employing bio-technologists in India include Hindustan Lever Ltd, Thapar Group, Indo-American Hybrid seeds and National Chemical Laboratories amongst others. Biotechnologists can also become science writers in media houses.


Where to study?


University of Allahabad, Allahabad

Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Calicut University, Kerala

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, lndore

Goa University, Goa

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

University of Jammu, Jammu

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Kumaun University, Nainital

University of Lucknow, Lucknow

MS University of Baroda, Vadodara

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

University of Mysore, Mysore

University of North Bengal, Siliguri

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

University of Pune, Pune

Punjabi University, Patiala

Sardar Patel University, Gujarat

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Visva-Bharati University, Sanliniketan