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Biotechnology, a technology that was developed to utilize the biological system to make human life easier.

In simple words, the technology is based on biology to improve our lives effectively by creating products to enhance human life on the planet. Not only this, it prevails long term benefits to our planet and us, by going sustainable in agriculture production, drug production, fuels, and chemicals, etc.

Apart from improving human and planet life, Biotechnology has also proven to be one of the fastest pacing employment providing sectors in India as well as across the globe.

Ways in which Biotechnology is transforming human life 

The world is changing drastically, developing in every sector, and by growing at this speed human needs are also increasing rapidly, and that’s where biotechnology is playing a huge role- providing solutions for our day-to-day needs.

Sustainable Bioproduction of energy and fuels

It’s brutal but this is a stated fact that humans have consumed more than 50% of the fossils which are not renewable and that leads to the warming of our planet. Biotechnology works toward artificial biosynthesis which is a process in which living organisms are used to create these non-renewable resources for our day to day life such as fuel.

Modified food production

With the promptly increasing human needs for every resource, food is one of the major need for our living and the production of crops with the old methods for a huge population is not an easy task. Hence, by Genetic Modification of crops, the agricultural sector has improved drastically from the year 2011 and fulfilling humans need in every country. Biotechnology is something which is used by developing and developed countries too for the production of food and other agriculture activities.

Carbon dioxide as a raw material

Of course, you must have read about this in your secondary classes about solar energy, gobar gas, etc. Carbon dioxide is fugitive to the planet and biotechnology works towards converting waste energy for our benefits such as generating fuel and energy.

Brisk and rapid growth in the production of vaccines and medication

Yes, vaccines and medication, we all know how important it is in today’s world to have proper medication facilities available. If we talk about today’s time, how patiently we all are waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine because as a human we all want to be on a safer side and protected from all these diseases which are spreading. Biotechnology has been prominent to these advances, this technology helps to fight the disease in our body by targeting specific cells, boost the capacity of the human body, etc. The medical sector needs biotechnology the most as human life depends on it.

 

For all the young minds and fresh brains looking for the best options to use their knowledge of biotechnology after 12th, here is one perfect article for you.

What is Biotechnology?

Blending your knowledge of biology with technology is what Biotechnology is.

In simple words, it is a “Biology” based technology which involves organisms and living systems for developing products and technologies to enhance human life and the overall health of our planet Earth

Scope In Biotechnology:

Biotechnology offers an ample amount of opportunities for its UG and PG students. This sector is growing at a fast pace and it’s one of the popular multidisciplinary Science-branch amongst students who have cleared high secondary education with “Science” as the main subject and wish to apply for a career in the field.

The exciting career opportunities and vast scope of biotechnology allures students who want to step into the diverse and continuously evolving sector of Science. People usually have this misconception that a science student’s career is restricted to become a doctor(which is quite a tough job to get into). But no, there are plenty of other professions and career paths one can choose for himself/herself. The wide scope of Biotechnology provides many remunerative career opportunities that give you fatter pay cheques as well. As it is an emerging career field, year by year we are seeing new job roles in various sectors, biotechnology has its role in almost every sector, it touches almost every industry. Areas, where Biotechnology applies, are pharmaceutical, food, nutrition, textiles, manufacturing, agriculture, animal husbandry, and many more.

The opportunities are both in the research and engineering field, one can choose according to interest, capabilities and learning will. Students willing to choose Biotechnology as their career path can go for various diploma courses and other programs.

The main 4 Categories in which Biotechnology courses are categorized are:

  • Diploma Courses (Biotechnology)
  • Graduate Courses (Biotechnology)
  • Post Graduate( Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology)
  1. Diploma In Biotechnology:
  • B.Tech. + M.Tech. (Biotechnology): It’s a dual degree course to make a career in the field of Biological Science & Technology, the duration will be of 5 years.
  • Diploma in Biotechnology Engineering: A diploma program which is for three years and can be opted after completion of 12th.
  1. Biotechnology Courses to be Opt after10+2 
  • Bachelor of Science(Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Engineering(Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science in Advanced Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Animal Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Molecular & Cellular Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Bioprocess Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Microbiology
  1. Postgraduate Programs in Biotechnology 
  • M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • M.tech in Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Nanobiotechnology
  • M.E in Bio Informatics
  • M.Tech in BioProcess Engineering
  • M.tech in Industrial Biotechnology 
  1. Ph.D.:

It is a Doctorate course in Biotechnology which usually takes3-5 years to complete. In the course duration, a student has to study a subject like recent Trends in Biotechnology, Research Methodology, Scientific Communication, etc. And after the completion, the person has career prospects like Assistant Professor in Biotechnology, Medical Scientist, Biochemist, Microbiologist, Biomanufacturing Specialist, Medical Communication Specialist, Product Manager, etc. Ph.D. is the highest degree one can have, also it gives a chance to change lives with your research work and innovations.

Final Words-

Biotechnology is the fastest evolving career field for the students. If you are also one of the talented brains wishing to establish a shining career in biotechnology, feel free to contact us.

Just got completed with your 10+2 exams? Wish to pursue your further education in biotechnology. Hey, you’ve reached the right platform. This article is about the list of best biotechnology colleges in Rajasthan. We have curated this list with the research and surveys. Have a read and decide the best biotechnology college to add shining stars to your career.

The term biotechnology is just too vast and diverse in itself. It is used in all the major industries including agriculture, pharmacy, medicines, treatment, food production, and many more. In today’s world, biotechnology has become a pivotal part of our lives and this technology has made our lives easier and provided us with such efficient products.

Top colleges of Biotechnology in Rajasthan 

Dr.B. Lal Institute to Biotechnology

The B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology is owned by Dr. B.LAL with the vision to be a resourceful education center. The university specifically provides education in the science background, providing B.S.C in Biotechnology a 3-year course, M.S C in Biotechnology a 2-year course, and M.S.C Microbiology a 2-year program with the required quality training to the students for creating a strong foundation for their careers in biotechnology.

The University not only focuses on proficiency in the books, but it also concentrates on consistent academic research, industrial collaboration to provide the best training in Industrial Biotechnology and prepare the students for their placements.

Amity University

The Amity University is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The University was established in the year 2008 and is a private (not-for-profit) University. The University aims at providing value-based education to the students which prepare them for their career. The university is well known for the quality of education it has provided in the past years and now earned goodwill in the education sector so profoundly and is named in the Top Colleges of Rajasthan.

The University is been Awarded as the Best University Campus in the year 2014. It was also included in the top 20 Indian private universities and was honored with many other awards for its best service in the education sector.

The university provides students with all the facilities such as 120-Hitech labs, 3100 seaters for students on the campus, Library, etc.

Jaipur National University (JNU)

JNU is located in the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The university was established in the year 2007 by an ordinance passed by the Government of Rajasthan, with the motive of providing quality education to the youth of India.

JNU has gained faith by providing quality education in biotechnology for years. The university offers diversified education i.e in all sectors of education to prepare India’s youth to be competent enough in the modern world.

Kanoria P.G Mahila Mahavidyalaya

TheKanoriaPG Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established in the year1965 and it was the very first institution in Higher Education for girls from the government of Rajasthan. The college has grown in the past years and built a reputation in the education sector. It is affiliated with the University of Rajasthan and a privately owned university. It is a girl’s college in Jaipur which provide undergraduate course like B.S.c Biotechnology, B.A, B.COM, B.C.A, B.S.c Maths, etc.

Mohanlal Sukhadiya University

The University is located in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It was established in the year 1964 and is also called as University-of Udaipur. Rajasthan. The university consists of 4 different colleges and 60 affiliated colleges. In the past years, the University has built strong grounds in the education sector and is providing undergraduate degrees in various backgrounds.

 

Biotechnology is a vast field that has its utilities in many fields and industries. In recent years biotechnology has greatly increased the graph of its contribution to unconventional sectors. This increases career opportunities for Biotechnology graduates. Now, Biotechnology graduates can get jobs in the Agriculture field, medicine, medicinal research, industrial research, animal husbandry, and sciences, textile, food industry, cosmetic and nutrition industry, environmental solutions, soil ecology, etc.

If you are also fresh out of or doing MSc. In Biotechnology then consider the following job opportunities:

In India

Biotechnology applications prevail in many fields in India. More popular sectors where MSc. holders in biotechnology can find jobs in:

  • Drug and pharmaceutical research
  • Government research establishments
  • Food-processing industry
  • Energy conservational and production
  • BIO-processing industry
  • Waste management

Private drug and food companies are a great place to start a biotechnology career in the corporate sector. Biotechnologist professionals are always in demand in these private companies and also get a very good salary package.

One very unconventional sector that is marketing is also an option because of the private companies’ interest in developing and finding sectors and markets where their products would be required.

Job profiles:

  • Medical scientists
  • R&D and process development scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Epidemiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Bioproduction Operators
  • Lab technicians – DNA, IVF, Prosthetic, organ transplant, etc.
  • Genetic counselors
  • Zoologist
  • biochemical engineer
  • Chemical engineer technician
  • Food safety analysts
  • Quality analyst- food, soil, plant, chemical, dermatology products

Top employers:

Government active Research establishments

  1. The Government of India national Biotechnology Board
  2. The Department of Science and Technology
  3. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  4. Indian Council for Agricultural Research
  5. Defense Research Development Organization
  6. Biotechnology Consortium of India Ltd.

To get hired in a government research organization you might need to appear and clear some exams of the organizations.

Private biotechnology companies

  1. Biocon
  2. Serum Institute of India
  3. Novo Nordisk
  4. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  5. Panacea Biotech Ltd.
  6. Zydus Cadila

Abroad

Abroad has more chances of landing you a good job after an MSc. in biotechnology. Foreign countries have many research establishments and organizations dedicated to biotechnology directly or indirectly. Industrial research positions in industries like food processing, pharmaceuticals, agricultural production and development, DNA research laboratories, medical research laboratories, pharmacy companies, etc. are the most ideal for the MSc. holders as they have a piece of more advanced knowledge in their fields.

Abroad has a more developed outlook and market on uses of biotechnology in more industries and hence can be a bit more expansive for employment options and versatility.

Following are the roles you can expect to get in abroad

  • Medical scientist
  • Bio-manufacturing scientist
  • Medical and clinical lab technologists
  • Environmental hazard management
  • Biological technologist
  • R&D scientists
  • Biophysicists
  • Microbiologist
  • Epidemiologists
  • Biomechanics scientists
  • Bioinformatics researcher

Top biotechnology companies abroad

  1. Amgen
  2. Biogen Idec
  3. Serono
  4. Gilead Sciences
  5. Genzyme
  6. Cephalon
  7. CSL Australia

Teaching is also an option as you require a master’s degree and eligible to teach younger students in biotechnology colleges. It is for those who do not want to enter any of the before-mentioned job profiles but still in the biotech field.

Biotechnology: Plays a Major role in achieving the self-reliance mission of India

India is the second most populated country in the world and is a major economy. The recent events of the year 2020 have brought forward the need of being self-reliant. A self-reliant nation can handle economic shocks and natural crisis way much better than a nation which is not self-reliant.

India has recently brought the focus on the recent issue and its solutions “Local Solutions to Global Challenges. The road to a self-reliant India that supports its economy as well would traverse through support to new biotechnology techniques and policies. India is amongst the top 12 destinations of the well-developed biotechnology industry and has now the power to contribute to the self-reliant mission of India. The biopharmaceutical sector only constitutes 64% of revenues of the biotech industry with bio agro having 14%.

Agriculture and health care both are major industries of India that affect a huge chunk of the population so; it seems natural to focus on the biotechnology industry to strengthen the self-reliance mission.

Mission to a Self- Reliant India-

A self-reliant India will be much more prepared for any future geo-economic disruptions. India experienced major set-backs and pull in sectors like health care, education, agriculture, etc. in the global pandemic of COVID-19, especially great pressure to supply affordable health care for not only our nation but also for the world. The agriculture sector was also greatly affected which led to large losses of resources, scarcity, and increased prices of commodities.

Biotechnology can make India stronger in many sectors and much more efficient to cater to its needs with new technological advances and innovations in health care, agriculture, etc.

Biotechnology will not only increase agricultural production for the nation but also would have enough for global outsourcing. A good product has the potential to increase India’s global export adding to its economy.

India’s biotech sector saved many lives by coming out with millions of diagnostic kits, personnel protective equipment, critical care equipment, ventilators, recuperative devices, etc. In fact, India has gone from non-existent to the world’s 2nd largest PPE manufacturing India.

Our honourable Prime minister also mentioned a technology-driven system one of the five pillars of mission self-reliant India.

Health care

At the moment the sector which requires the most support is health care. The biotech industry has the opportunity and both need to be self-reliant today. The world is waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine along with providing treatment. It is no doubt that the Indian biotech industry proved its capability by providing healthcare requirements and treatment in a difficult time. Now the role of Biotech all the more vital as government needs long-term planning for this pandemic.

Biotechnology is using a broad-based approach for developing treatments of COVID-19.

Assuming that vaccine is successful with a substantial investment of both resources and infrastructure biotechnology will have to lead the charge of finding a vaccine. It is because of only India’s biotech industry that India is in much better condition than many other developed countries.

For a Self Reliant India, the biotech is now focusing on primary healthcare and improved facilities at the grass-root level, and blueprints National Digital Health Mission will be expedited for better use of biotechnology in health care services. Biotech R&D department has the prospect and opportunity to become a self-reliant global leader in digital health services.

The medicine market of India is one of the most competent ones, one which is not only self-reliant but also a global supplier. With biotechnology and the government’s initiatives, India has the opportunity to become not only self-reliant for medical requirements but also a provider.

Agriculture

Biotech crops require less pesticide which is a benefit for not only health but farmers also. Biotechnology now has started to enrich the possibility of industrial microbial techniques that involves introducing new genes to live catalyst and modifying their genomes to fit pre-specified production needs. This can bring a revolution to the Indian agriculture industry and that too without harming the environment.

The government has sanctioned loans for agri-tech startups to enhance rural livelihood and reduce risks related to climatic uncertainties, and traditional farming.

Chemical industry

India’s global supply of chemicals is not hidden. But with biotechnology, we hold the capacity of producing a variety of chemicals of industrial, agricultural, and health care importance. Some bacteria and yeast are being tested genetically to reprogram and repurposed to produce lipids serving as bio-fuels precursors and various other uses.

Non-natural chemicals like gasoline, terephthalic acid, etc. can be produced by metabolic engineering an advanced form of biotechnology and contemporary biotechnology is producing chemicals like polysaccharides, proteins, and synthetic polymers by fermentation biotechnology. All these chemicals have uses in sectors like environmental friendly packaging, the medical sector, industries, etc. This serves very well in India’s self-reliant mission as now most of everything is produced by India itself.

The Indian government is taking several steps to promote biotechnology initiatives and startups which will produce employment opportunities.

Biotechnology is simply the use of living organisms with means of technology to improve the quality of life of humans.

Biotechnology is not an uncommon word these days. But how broad and comprehensive field biotechnology is?

Biotechnology uses the study and techniques of many fields like chemistry, informatics, engineering, genetics, biology, molecular biology, mathematics, structural anatomy, statistics, etc. Biotechnology is not a new field, it is an ancient field that has progressed, developed, and evolved with time. One thing which we are sure of is that it will continue its development and growth in many more fields as well as.

There is a long chronological history of how biotechnology developed and by whom, but ultimately its how we utilize it today is the important thing.

Stages of biotechnology

If we look at it like that we can say biotechnology can be regarded as follow classification:

  • Ancient
  • Classical
  • Modern

Ancient biotechnology (pre-1800) does not have that much data on it and there is just speculation that with man’s every need, like food, animals, and preservation of food arose, a new form of biotechnology developed.

Classical biotechnology was used by people not completely knowing the science behind it.

Different methods and techniques were used to get different foods and preserve them unaware of the process.

Fermentation was used to get bread, curd, yogurt, cheese, beer, wine, etc.

Modern biotechnology deals with manipulations and altercations of the genetics of microorganisms also known as DNA technology. Many discoveries like operons, gene cloning, monoclonal antibodies, polymerase chain reaction, genetically modified organisms (GMO’S), bioremediation, genome projects, etc.

Biotechnology as a field uses many aspects of science and technology and if one takes formal education in any type of biotechnology it requires learning of multiple disciplines in context to biotechnology.

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomechanical engineering
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Mechanics and Mechatronics engineering
  • Computer science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedicine
  • Biosystem engineering
  • Cell biology
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Human factors
  • Immune engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • Pharmacology

And the list is endless because simply biotechnology is an endless field with innumerable possibilities.

4 main areas of application of biotechnology

  • Health care
  • Crop production and agriculture
  • Industrial
  • Environmental

Rest everything are all subsidiaries of these sectors only.

BLal biotechnological firms are one of the best places to pursue your career in biotechnology or your education. 

Types of biotechnology

  1. Green /Agricultural Biotechnology Deals with plants and techniques to improve the nutritional value, yield, herbicide, resistance to pesticides, etc. biotechnology is used to find ways of profitable and environmental friendly farming. 
  1. Blue/Aquatic Biotechnology

Biotechnology is used to study marine animals, marine eco-system, increasing seafood supply, or drug development, etc.

  1. Black biotechnology

This type of biotechnology deals with extracting energy from already rich energy sources.

  1. Red/Health Biotechnology

Deals with developing methods, drugs, etc to improve the health of humans. Every new development of a new treatment, medicine, drug antibiotic, antibodies, etc., all fall under t his category. Biotechnology is the most powerful tool available for a cure, treatment, and diagnosis of many lethal diseases.

  1. White/industrial biotechnology

In industrial biotechnology living organisms and enzymes are used to synthesize products to a desired result or quality. The benefits are environment-friendly, degradable, less waste-producing, fewer resource input industries.

Chemical, textile, health care many sectors use white biotechnology 

  1. Yellow /food biotechnology

Nutrition science is the popularly used term for yellow biotechnology. Food biotechnology involves the production of economical, nutritious, and easy to produce edibles. Recent research that has gain attention is to research low saturated fat cooking oils.

  1. Gold biotechnology/bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is the study of the organization of biological information from DNA. How to obtain, store, use, analyze this information comes under grey biotechnology?

  1. Grey biotechnology 

The purpose of grey biotechnology is the restoration and treatment of contaminated environmental systems and habitats.

Biotechnology has not left a single stone untouched. It has touched every aspect of human life and will continue to do so with new vigor. People tend to show concern about the excessive use of biotechnology and how it can adversely affect the environment.

But humans can eliminate this possibility by conscious and smart use of biotechnology.

Environment around us was in vain until COVID-19 pandemic intervened. During the lockdown, everyone witnessed the transformation in the environment, clear skies, clear water bodies, reduced air pollution. While hitting the economy so hard, COVID-19 also highlighted the importance of biotechnology, which provided solutions to the problems pertaining to testing and treatment. While researches are still going on to develop a vaccine effective enough to save mankind from SARS-CoV-2 virus, efficient testing through RT-PCR technology is possible only because of biotechnology. In a country like India which is youth-laden with less developed medical infrastructure, it is important to formulate policies and technologies which can monitor and curb the spread of COVID-19 in the communities.

During the pandemic, while the healthcare workers are constantly supporting the infected individuals in the community, our researchers in environmental biotechnology conquered another milestone to contribute to the mankind by detecting the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the sewage samples. While the RT-PCR technology is used for detection of the symptomatic carriers, this sewage surveillance works for symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers both as the infected individual starts shedding the virus in the feces much before the onset of symptoms. The sewage surveillance study was carried out first time in case of COVID-19 in India by Environmental Biotechnology team of Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology where over 50 wastewater samples were collected from Wastewater Treatment Plants installed at different locations in Jaipur City, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Roorkee during the months of May-September. The wastewater samples were pre-processed before the testing to minimize the risk of contamination using surface sterilization, heat inactivation of the virus, filtration and adsorption through PEG and NaCl, while Method B included surface sterilization and centrifugation. After pre-processing of the samples, the viral RNA was isolated from the samples and was analyzed for the presence of N (nucleocapsid) gene, E (envelope) gene and RdRp (responsible for replication) gene. The results thus obtained were correlated with the public health data which proved the efficiency of Wastewater Based Epidemiology in case of COVID-19. In India where the positively tested individuals receive a differential treatment, Wastewater Based Epidemiology serves the society by maintaining individual anonymity, aiding the agencies and government in policy formulation to flatten the curve of viral spread in the country. Thus, sewage surveillance works as an alert system to monitor the spread of the virus in the community.

Any uncertain global epidemic comes with a solution that requires a thorough assessment and investigation. Today, everyone across the globe is suffering from a major pandemic that caused significant damage to almost every sector of the country. As we all know that there is always a hidden opportunity in a difficult situation.

The research group of Dr. B. Lal institute of Biotechnology also found an opportunity to serve the nation by conducting a research study on India”. This research work done is underway and probably the first one to be started in India which showed the detectable presence of SARS-CoV-2 genome in the untreated wastewater samples, while the treated wastewater did not show the presence of the viral load. The research article has been cited in many research papers and it gives us immense pleasure to share that the research gained the attention in the magazine “Down to Earth” which focuses on environment and development assisted by Centre for Science and Environment is known to report relevant scientific findings.

This research executed by Dr. Sudipti Arora, Environmental Research Scientist, Dr. Aditi Nag, Molecular biologist with their team has proved that every uncertain pandemic comes with a solution that needs detailed analysis and research.

If you are one of those students who have it had enough of hearing about medical colleges or people asking about your NEET results? See with time, interests’ changes and you might not have the same mindset you had when you opted for PCM. Goals change, perception changes, and sometimes well-laid plans don’t turn out as they were supposed to.

Biology brings traditional careers to mind instantly like a doctor, medicine, Immunology, nursing health care, etc. But it’s not the end of the world.

Before looking for other career options than the general ones it’s better to go review your inspiration to choose PCB once again. Were you generally interested in the subject, were you ambitious to become a doctor, were your plans to do something or the other in the medical field, or it was a compulsion or a simple and better one than the other choice? Once you set your priority and perspective right it would be easier to find the path forward for you.

The courses after 12th PCB

IF YOU HAVE QUALIFIED NEET

  1. MBBS – It is the most common and obvious choice if you have qualified for NEET and got a seat in a college. MBBS in foreign college is also a popular option.
  2. Bachelor of dental surgery
  3. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
  4. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery
  5. Nursing
  6. Occupational Therapy
  7. Bachelor of Pharmacy

Now, the courses which do not require NEET are bachelors of science in the following streams:

  1. Bio-technology
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Nursing
  4. Anthropology
  5. Medical Sciences
  6. Genetics
  7. Biomedical Sciences
  8. Bioinformatics
  9. Rehabilitation Therapy
  10. Microbiology

And many more streams are available to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Let’s see the career options based on the streams after the 12th PCB

  • Botany

It is a very wide branch of the biology of plants. This field involves studying the types, structure, processes, growth, of plants. Research on new plant species and new hybrid species are also included. Plant interaction and their purpose in various industries like beauty, medical, etc. are all part of the botanical stream.

Career opportunities- after a degree in botany landscape industries, natural resources center, environmental consultancies, or organic companies, NGOs, etc are places to start your career. You can start as a researcher, teacher, consultant, nursery manager, consultant, taxonomist, etc.

  • Microbiology-

This field specializes in microorganisms. How microorganisms interact with humans, other animals, and bacteria, the environment is part of this field. Microbiologists research on the microorganisms and their effect on us.

Career opportunities– general employment opportunities are as a clinical researcher, research scientist, lab technician, quality control inspector, health sector officer, etc. there are many subdivisions which gives a lot of options.

  • Zoology-

Zoology is the study of animal anatomy. Animal structure, life processes, genetics classifications, interactions, etc are all part of Zoology. Zoologists can be found both in the labs and in animal habitats.

Career opportunities– you can find employment in animal breeding research, wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife biologist, teacher, etc.

  • Environmental sciences-

Regarding the current state of the world, environmentalists are the dire need of the planet. Environmental sciences involve the study of the physical, chemical, aspects of the environments. How these aspects change and what affects these aspects and how we can move to a more stable environment.

Career opportunities– After a degree in environmental sciences, you can join an environment research institution, at mines, water treatment plants, fertilizer industry, agriculture, etc. Basically, any organization which involves the environment in any regard needs an environmental scientist. Even the fashion and beauty industry needs environmentalists. With proper steering, an environmentalist can take his/her career in any sector they want.

  • Dermatology-

It is a medical branch specializing in skin treatment. Now, dermatology is not just limited to the treatment of diseases but has made it into a full-blown beauty aspect as well. This is a competitive field but the payback is worth all the hard work. With innovations and technology, anti-aging and skin enhancing have opened the gates of opportunities for dermatologists. Though you would need a bachelor’s degree in medicine to pursue a master’s degree in dermatology.

Career opportunities– you can own your practice, be a scientist for a skincare brand or a govt. quality inspector options are endless. You can also start clinical skin treatment and enhancing the venture of various sorts. Such clinics that give dermatological approved and clinical facials and treatments are very popular.

  • Pharmacy-

Medicine is one of the biggest markets of almost all the countries of the world. Without a pharmacy and a pharmacist, the medical industry would collapse. Dispensing and managing medicines and helping patients with the correct usage is the basic job profile of a pharmacist. They also make sure that medicine is not reactive to any other medicine of the patient.

Career opportunities– after completing your degree or diploma in pharmacy and get your license either you can set up your own pharmacy or join an established one as well. It’s a good-paying career.

Biotechnology was once upon a time, not a very well known field. Not amongst the popular career choice and many of us have no awareness about its role in our lives. With time not only awareness about biotechnology has increased but it also has emerged as a promising career option and many students are taking interest in this field. With the COVID period and the need of new drugs and vaccines, there is no doubt that biotechnology is the best career option in near future. If you are one of those who is looking for the best jobs and career options in biotechnology, here we are discussing the future of biotechnology and the scope it has as a career.

What exactly is biotechnology?

According to vocabulary, this Greek word means human knowledge and skills. Everything related to human knowledge has the potential to grow and develop into desired results. This revolutionary idea has benefited the health, medical and food, sector, and now is being adapted and used in many others as well.

Biotechnology is one of the few courses which offer all types of courses; degree, certificate, and diploma. Also, biotechnology also offers the maximum number of fields to master and get expertise in. biotechnology affects plenty of aspects of human life and vice-versa. So, naturally, this interdisciplinary branch offers informal education in many fields like;

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Forensic sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Beverage industry
  • Stem cell industry-
  • Genetic technology
  • Food technology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bioremediation
  • Photosynthetic effect
  • Bioremediation

Bioengineering

Bioengineering is a broad course with many fields but most of all require practical knowledge or at least knowing the basic semantics of it. The need and necessity of practical knowledge are fulfilled by unique curriculum and practical knowledge which makes students apt and prepared for the demand of their profession.

Biotechnology has a very large part of it invested in the industrial sector and good scale employment is produced through it. Industries like Pharmaceutical, Agriculture, Clinical research, Medical laboratories, etc are all major employers of biotechnology and so students are given industrial tours and exposures and internships during their formal degree to make them ready for the industrial environment.

The biotechnology curriculum is also now created and updated according to the needs of the times. Many subjects are specially included and designed to cater to the need of industrial knowledge and experience for the students.

  • Biophysics
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Clinical industry
  • Plant Biotechnology etc…

Courses for biotechnology

Biotechnology education can be achieved through various courses available for the students to choose from. There are engineering degrees like B.Tech in Biotechnology and a graduation degree like BSc in Biotech. The basic difference in the degree is the education focus in both. Engineering degree focuses on industrial and engineering biosciences whereas BSc. focuses on the concept and applications of biosciences. BSc. in biotechnology is more woven around research & development, of biotechnological fields like Agriculture, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Industrial, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, etc..

There are also many diploma and certificate courses in biotechnology that focus on a particular skill or branch of biotechnology.

Future of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a vast domain which covers many aspects of the modern world and offers opportunities for employment and career aspects in large number. This is because of the need, use, and demand for biotechnology in present times.

India is a developing country and is on the way to soon be the major hot spot for the biotechnology industry in the world. Why? Because India has an enormous Medicine industry that has its ties with major countries of the world, a booming agricultural research industry to produce more efficient hybrid crops and farming methods, medical transfusion, genetic research and development, and healthcare industry cannot prosper without Biotechnology.

So, in career opportunities and employment producing Biotechnology has a vital and major role in the coming years.

Biotechnology will be a survival tool in the coming years with the increasing number of lethal diseases and pandemics. Also with the world population over 9million, we will need new technologies in the agriculture sectors. All in all, Biotechnology has a significant role in the future.

Biotechnology also affects and contributes to the economy very much.

Scope & opportunities

The good news for all the biotechnology alumni is that there is a platter of opportunities waiting for you. At every stage graduation, masters, diploma, or Ph.D. there will be an employment option for you. Biotechnology has spread its wing so far that now biotechnologists are in demand in many unconventional industries like the textile, food industry, and corporate, legal, etc. those who are not inclined towards more traditional career routes of biotechnology like research labs, clinical establishments, or pharmaceuticals, etc. can still find a lot of opportunities of employment a good standing career.

  • Sales department in a Biopharma Company
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching
  • Government sector
  • Intellectual Property Research and patenting field.
  • Legal advisory for biotechnology
  • Phlebotomist filed
  • Prosthetics sector of the medical field

There is a bright future for biotechnology and bio-technologists, just finding the right place, and doing the right preparation can make you create a successful career for yourself.

Every uncertain pandemic comes with a solution that needs detailed analysis and research. Currently, everybody around the globe is suffering from harsh times due to pandemic and it has created damage to almost every sector of the nation. Covid-19 has affected people in different ways and the damage is nowhere to stop. Strict precautions are being taken regarding various treatments and medical support. Doctors and medical experts across the globe are relying on biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with hopes to come up with possible solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic through which therapies can be designed and vaccines can be discovered. The members of the biotech industries are constantly working around the clock to identify and evaluate the solutions. Measures are being taken to combat the effect of coronavirus.

All about the relevance of biotech in controlling the pandemic

Biotechnology is one of the vast areas of biology that includes the utilization of living systems and organisms to produce different products for the betterment of human life. There are different tools and applications used by biotech industries to come up with appropriate solutions and vaccinations to cure the COVID-19 virus. Experts and professionals are constantly working on genomics, gene techniques, and immunology for creating pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests to understand the current scenario of the coronavirus. Biotech encompasses a wide range of procedures for manipulating and modifying various living organisms according to the human body requirement so that domestication and cultivation can be utilized for improving human lifestyles.

The entire focus of the biotech industry has been shifted towards the infectious disease which is currently spreading at a rapid rate. People and experts are more concerned about the infectious diseases which are spreading rapidly in the public so that a suitable solution can be designed to put a full stop on this pandemic. A new parameter of appreciation has been introduced for biotech as a field where multiple things have been evaluated by the experts to understand the current pandemic. Due to great access to multimedia, the scientific leaders and professionals are constantly working on the introduction of appropriate vaccination to cancel out the disease and put a stop on the spread of the virus. The biotech professionals are constantly working on the introduction of different diagnostic procedures and therapies through which the disease can be cured.

In biotech, different ideas are initiated which seems easy at the initial stages but it comes with several challenges that need to be determined by the experts and professionals. The biotech industry has been in power since the past few months because they have been constantly coming up with innovative ideas and appropriate diagnostic procedures to test the human bodies. Efforts are being utilized by the medical students and professionals to manufacture the product at a scale through which the cases of COVID-19 can be controlled and vital vaccines and therapies can be designed and circulated across the globe.

The response of Biotech Industries in fighting against the coronavirus

The biotech companies are responding faster than ever to handle the health threats associated with coronavirus so that a certain amount of peace can be distributed to the public who are suffering from the infection. The government agencies are constantly supporting the biotech industries to come up with appropriate vaccination and therapies to cure the coronavirus with the help of virtual sessions. The government agencies are also working to fight the coronavirus on an extreme level.

There has been gradual progress in the introduction of vaccine development through which genetic sequence can be controlled and the virus can be reduced from the root. Certain measures and precautions are being circulated by the biotech companies according to their study and experience so that people can take certain measures to prevent their body from the infection. Every minute detail associated with this pandemic and disease is necessary to be circulated by the best media channels across the globe because we know, prevention is better than cure. The biotech companies are performing under the guidance and support of health care experts through which they can come up with the solution as soon as possible.

It is quite astonishing how many of the biotech company are serving people living with rare diseases and also are working on handling the global health crisis which is spreading rapidly. They have kept their primary product aside and are working religiously on improving the pandemic situation caused by Coronavirus. A company named Alexion has announced a plan to initiate the study of phase 3 of this disease and they are handling the process of diagnostic activities for hospitalized patients.