Biotechnology salary in India per month
Biotechnology is one of the most progressive and beneficial scientific advances of the last quarter century. An interdisciplinary field that includes mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and others, it combines various- technologies to either create a new product or modify an existing one to suit our needs.
Its widespread application across multiple industries like food, pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-products, textiles, medicine, nutrition, environmental conservation and animal sciences makes a career in biotechnology one of the fastest growing fields with ample opportunities for qualified professionals.
Biotechnology combines the theoretical (genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology and cell biology), and the practical (chemical engineering, information technology and robotics) scientific aptitude, a keen interest in the biological sciences, problem solving skills. An analytical mind is essential for successful career in biotechnology.
The candidate should be methodical and patient by nature, able to work neatly and accurately and have a flair for laboratory work. The ability to work independently is another important aspect. The knowledge of computers is a must.
10 + 2 science stream graduates can opt for a B.Tech (Biotechnology) or an integrated M. Tech (Biotechnology); science stream graduates from any field (engineering, medicine etc.) can opt for a M. Tech (Biotechnology).
IIT Delhi and Kharagpuroffer admission into a five year integrated M.Tech through a Joint Entrance Examination.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi conducts an all-India entrance examination for theirMsc Biotechnology program.
Any candidate with an undergraduate degree from a 10+2+3 system with at least 55% marks in:
- Physical, Biological, Agricultural, Veterinary & Fishery Sciences,
- 4-Years BS (Physician Assistant Course);
- OR Medicine (MBBS) OR BDS
Is eligible to apply for the JNU Msc(Biotechnology) as well as others.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) also offers postgraduate courses in selected institutions, and through four prominent research institutes, further provides a two-year support for post doctoral programs; the objective is to prepare long term biotech professionals and scientists for frontier research and advance research methodologies.
Two other institutes, backed by the DBT, provide a one-year MD/MS training in medical biotech. The cover fields such as:
- therapeutic hormones and enzymes,
- gene therapy
Affordable and intelligent R&D partnering with Chinese and American corporate bodies has great scope in mining India’s biotech potential and co-developing tech; India has a global market worth a $91 billion. That’s why so many global pharma companies are flocking to India for their own R&D initiatives.
Job prospects in Biotechnology