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