Building a self-reliant India is an imperative step towards building a robust economy, resilient infrastructure and a bright future where we are always ready to face any challenges as a society & a nation. One of the important aspects of becoming Self – reliant is developing a strong public healthcare care system with ample resources for diagnosing, containing and treating diseases and keeping the large population healthy and disease – free. This has become particularly evident in the present-day scenario of the Covid -19 pandemic

Biotechnology as a field of science plays an important role in providing tools to the nation for dealing with and defeating this pandemic. Be it indigenous vaccines, PPE kits, disease diagnosis, drug development, masks, ventilators, thermal scanners etc. India showcased it’s capability in the development of the covid vaccine for itself and the world. This was a 62 Billion $ sector in 2012 and is expected to grow up to a 150 Billion $ by 2025. Thus, Atmanirbhar Bharat or Self – reliant India is a guideline for India to become self – sufficient and hold an important place in the world’s economy.

5 pillars of Self – Reliance Vision and the contribution of Biotechnology in each of these areas:



The first pillar of a self- sufficiency in India is the ECONOMY. The quantum change brought about by innovation and research in the field of Biotechnology contributes towards improving lives of people by creating products and solutions which directly or indirectly contribute to economic growth. During the pandemic situation such innovations helped in designing diagnostic tools, making vaccines and testing existing and new drugs for the treatment of masses. The in – house capabilities worked as a confidence booster for the economy and general public.


The infrastructure of our nation is the identity of modern India. May it be agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food processing, herbal products or any other industry, biotechnology is playing an important role in making it possible to build an improved infrastructure.


We all should build a system which fulfils the dream of our citizens in this 21st century. The biotechnologist makes the system technology based and the innovations done by us are already fulfilling the needs of the population. We should create a kind of system which fulfils the needs of each and every person.


On the path of self-reliant India, our strength is our vibrant demography. To support our citizens the biotechnology field is serving as a hope to life, to achieve the goal of healthy and wealthy life.


There should be ample supply and resources to fulfil the demand arising from requirements of the economy and market forces. Large production capabilities and a quick and efficient distribution system keeps the economy functioning well.  The biotechnology sector is working hard to scale – up its operations to provide ample support to the country and its economy.

Another motto included in the vision of Self – reliance was “IPPP” which stands for –





This is a message for biotechnologists and the scientific community to inspire them to work towards ‘innovation’ and ‘patent’ this knowledge so that we can ‘produce’ unique goods and services to cater to the needs of our countrymen and economy and lead the path towards prosperity.


In the field of agriculture, biotechnology helps increase crop production and develops better varieties of plants which not only fulfil the demand for food but also helps farmers recover losses. Biotechnology tools can help farmers by producing food grains with better nutrition, texture and flavour. The genetically modified crops are less prone to infections.

Medical biotechnology helps in production of desirable drugs to cure diseases. It also helps in correct diagnosis of ailments. One of the most useful products created in this field was the Recombinant Insulin. In the current pandemic situation, the biotechnologists are working tirelessly to produce vaccines, PPE kits, PCR based diagnostics tools, sanitization related products and machinery and so on.

To sum up, biotechnology is at the fore –front in the war against the Covid – 19 pandemic and is continuously providing tools for a self – reliant and self –sufficient India. Never before has there been a better time for the youth of the country to take up an exceptional career in this vast and fast –growing field and make meaningful contributions to their nation and humanity.

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Name: Rishita Parihar                                                                                      Name:  Shubhra Mehrish 

Course: M.Sc. Biotechnology Semester One                                              Course: B.Sc. Biotechnology Part 2 

College: Dr. B. Lal institute of Biotechnology                                           College  Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology

Beginning from December’19, the world has heard enough about Coronavirus and suffered  its manifestations one after the other and the havoc does not seem to stop even now. Ever  since the rise of COVID-19 cases all over the world, the healthcare sector has been striving  very hard to stop the spread of virus along with devising new tools and techniques to  counteract the grave consequences. Major agendas have been shifted completely giving all  the attention to this deadly virus. Lead by healthcare workers, task forces, government  workers and social workers are putting their efforts day and night to conquer this situation.  

In the initial phase of this pandemic, when people started to develop certain symptoms and  those symptoms were becoming severe over the course of time, it was contemplated that  this new disease is caused by a microorganism, is contagious and spreads at a very fast  pace. Given the advanced level of medical diagnostics which has been possible because of all  the research and development in the field of biotechnology, scientists very quickly  concluded the structure and physiology of this virus. This uncovering of facts and figures  helped in diagnosis of virus, opened possibilities for treatment and prevention of spread. 

Starting with the majorly reliable diagnostic tool; RT-PCR, to all the advanced medical  equipment, medicines, life-saving drugs and obviously the most talked about vaccines, all  rely on the basics of biotechnology. Biotechnology has enabled us to look into deep causes of  problems at a microscopic level and solve them accordingly. The small a sound procedures  and techniques have helped us to understand functioning of cells, organs and human body  as a whole to an extent that we now have access to literally even the smallest corners of  cells and we can modify their functioning even at genetic level. This level of understanding  of organisms is not only helpful but also enables us to literally change the way they function. 

Because of the understanding of anatomy and physiology along with the recombinant  biotechnology, scientists all over the world are able to produce organisms as per their  choice of characters and functions. Highly reliable and accurate biotechnological tools are  now being used to deduce the structure and function of organisms at a very fast speed and  the advancements are being continuously made to further increase the efficacy. So, it won’t  be wrong to enunciate that biotechnology is the solution to new-age problems in the healthcare  sector and continues to lead the world to a medically-efficient and safe future. 

Apart from the treatment aspect which obviously articulates a lot about the role of  biotechnology in this pandemic, this fascinating and promising branch of biology has  definitely aided in the prevention of viruses to a great extent. India is a densely populated country,  which makes the management at the time of crisis; a herculean task. The immense crowd,  poor hygiene practices, lack of awareness, illiteracy etc. make it fiendish to implement  general protocols that are vital to prevention. Biotechnology through its very basic  principles and methodologies have enabled everyone to have access to basic necessities during this pandemic. 

Sanitization being necessary, was procured by use of chemicals and  medicinal extracts, keeping in mind the cost and sustainability. Various biotechnologists, in  spite of being at moderate level were able to innovate affordable medical commodities for  example: PPE kits, ventilators, masks and shields which undeniably have helped in coping  with the atrocious problem of contagious spread of virus among communities. Biotechnology  continues to lead in this grave situation with numerous innovations that are made with each  passing day and are enabling people to have more chances of survival. 

It is speculated that Coronavirus can dwell around us for a longer period of time and will  keep affecting the lives of people but biotechnology with its promising and sustainable  solutions is here to stay and fight this pandemic efficiently. Every little effort made by  common people combined with efforts of biotechnologists all over the world is proving to  help and let the world flourish even during these baffling times. Biotechnology at its root  aims to provide affordable and sustainable solutions pertaining to the medical and healthcare  sector and discoveries and innovations will definitely lead the world out of this pandemic  and allow everyone to breathe in a COVID free environment.

Author: Vaishali

College: Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology

Course: M.Sc. Biotechnology Semester-III

As we all know that Biotechnology is a technology that always brings new solutions, techniques, and useful products by using living organisms and biological systems, in our lives to make it easy going. Modern civilization is hard to imagine without Biotechnology. We have been using biotechnology in everyday life since the ancient period:-in making food, such as bread and cheese, preserving dairy products, and for fermenting beer. Biotechnology is an essential part of our everyday life even though we don’t realise it. There are many ways in which biotechnology can improve our everyday life.

Biotechnology could help to address many problems such as climate change, infectious diseases, food security, energy shortage, to name a few. Day by day where the population is increasing and natural resources are decreasing, biotechnologists developed solutions by increasing agriculture productivity [Genetically modified crops] and alternative sources.

Biotechnology has been providing services in health care & medicines since 1960. Worldwide millions of people are taking advantage of drugs and vaccines produced by biotechnology. Biotechnology is responsible for hundreds of medical diagnosis tests. If we look into today’s situation of COVID-19 where the whole world is suffering from this pandemic, biotechnology is playing a key role by the RT-PCR test, & by working on viral mechanisms biotechnologists got success in the vaccine production. COVID vaccines are also a precious gift to humankind & without biotechnology, it wasn’t possible.

There must be someone around you who is suffering from diabetes. Before 1972 [first recombinant insulin was discovered], insulin used to be produced from the pancreas of the pig that was allergic to some insulin dependent diabetics. Now genetically engineered bacteria produce insulin without animals and that is saving millions of people’s lives today. Industrial biotechnology uses enzymes & microorganisms to make bio-based products in the sectors such as chemicals, food technology, detergents, paper, textiles, and biofuels. Cosmetics have become an important part of our life. Biotechnology is used to produce, discover, and develop components by cosmetic companies.

Food is one of the basic living needs and biotechnology plays a huge role in the food industry including agriculture, fermentation & preservation. Biotechnology has brought remarkable changes in the field of food development by better crops. But what is meant by “better”? Through the selection of traits like drought resistance, pest resistance, herbicide resistance, longer storage life & nutrient value, biotechnology is developing better crops. Transgenic crops are herbicide-tolerant e.g. soybean, corn, and cotton & BT crops are insect resistant e.g. cotton and corn. Have you heard about “Golden Rice”? It is also a biotechnology product that is rich in vitamin A. It is beneficial for the millions of people in countries that are suffering from vitamin A deficiency disease.

Do you know about fermented foods? Fermentation is one of the ancient techniques of biotechnology. Fermentation is an anaerobic process in which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria participate in the breakdown of the food components like glucose into organic acids, gases, or alcohol. Fermented foods have unique & desirable teste, texture quality, fragrance, and appearance. 

It increases the quality & nutritional value of that particular food. There are so many examples of  fermented foods like yogurt, cheese, bread dough, sour cream, Kimchi [fermented cabbage recipe], Pickle, beverages like wine, beer, cider, etc that we use in our everyday life. There are various products we obtained due to the process of  biotechnology which we utilize in our everyday life. Biotechnology has the biggest impact on our life. Have a look around you, you will realise that you are surrounded by many products that are gifts for us by biotechnology. We should say thanks and appreciate biotechnology for making our life easy.

Author – Nainakshi Singoria

College: Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology

Course: M.Sc. Microbiology Semester I

In today’s world, where we are suffering this pandemic of COVID -19, what we can think about is only the way from which we can get out of this situation! Opportunely, the solution of this is only through Biotechnology. Yes, you’ve heard it right as what we are talking about is the vaccine or some kind of medicine & we get it only with the help of biotechnologists and from the knowledge of biotechnology.

As the above scenario described the current situation, biotechnology is a high-in demand career especially nowadays. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that combines mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, data sciences & others, it actually merges technology to invent a new product or rectify the existing services or products.

The candidate should be well-organized in manner and calm, composed by nature, must know laboratory work thoroughly, and at least have its basic knowledge. Independent working nature can also be considered as a should have characteristic. Must have the knowledge of operating computers. 

Job Prospects

One with Biotechnology degree can have options in various sector like 

  • Dairy industry 
  • Food processing Industry 
  • Chemical & textile industry 
  • Public funded laboratories 
  • Drug & Pharmaceutical research 
  • Environmental control 
  • Waste management 
  • Energy control & management 
  • Agriculture & Horticulture industries 
  • Healthcare sector 

Both private and government sectors offer job opportunities to a biotechnology degree holder at every level – graduation, post-graduation or at PhD. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) act as a back-support for biotechnologists as it funded various institutes to provide courses program of biotechnology & other related program with it, the main aim to prepare long term biotechnologists and scientists to make our research industry stronger and to introduce advance research methodologies & to make individuals prepared as a working professional.

Salary packages

The Government of India provides employment on a very large scale to most  biotechnologists in their research & commercial laboratories to support the students who take biotechnology as a career. Those who have employed in the government sector at any  post in laboratories or institutes have been provided salary packages with other perks/allowances.

Private sector, which broadly includes pharmaceutical companies, offers a very handsome salary package to freshers, one with a postgraduate degree can relatively earn more than one with a graduate degree. An experienced and skilled biotechnologist can get salaries far beyond his expectations. 

Institutes or companies hiring biotechnologists

Drug companies in biotechnology like Ranbaxy, Hindustan Lever and Dr. Reddy’s Labs, Dabur have their R & D units and offer trained biotechnology professionals with handsome salary packages.

Some industries also employ bio-technologists as marketing and sales executives which help them in developing their business with subject knowledge and expertise in marketing.

Some biotechnology giants that are hiring biotechnologists include Hindustan Lever, Thapar Group, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Biocon India Ltd., IDPL and Hindustan Antibiotics. Economical and astute R&D partnering with Chinese and American corporate bodies has broad scope in mining young India’s biotech potential and also helpful in developing technologies parallelly.

India has a global market worth $91 billion & in near future it will be going to be more than this. This is the reason why so many biotech companies from various  specialties are flocking to India for their own R&D initiatives. Thus the R & D department holds  numerous opportunities with quite good salary which ensures one a stable future.

Author – Pooja Verma

College: Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology

Course: M.Sc. Microbiology Semester I

India is among the top 12 destinations for biotechnology worldwide. At the moment India biotechnology industry makes up just 3% of the overall global biotech market ($11.1 billion/81,680 crore) but this number is expected to go up to 19% by 2025 ($100 billion/₹7.5lakh crore) that’s almost one-fifth of the world’s biotech sector. The biotechnology industry in India comprises >2700 biotech startups and is estimated to reach 10,000 by 2024 which aims to provide high quality drugs, better diagnosis & MedTec products available at reasonable price.

Let’s take a look at India’s top 10 biotechnology startups that are making India & the world a healthier place.

XCode Life Sciences

Founded by Mohammed Saleem, Abdur Rab Abdur Rahman & Ramabadran narayanan in 2010. It focuses on preventive healthcare by enabling individuals to understand their genetic makeup and helping them to improve their lives by creating personalized health, nutrition and fitness plan based on their genetic markers and disease risk. A couple of years back XCode also launched the world’s first ever South Asian ancestry genetic test which enables south Asian people to trace their ancestry. So far XCode life science has raised $170 million (1.25 crore) from round glass partners and shade holdings.


Founded by Anu Acharya in 2013. It is a personal genomics startup that offers their customers DNA-based immunity report which offer insights about your risk towards certain immune system diseases as well as life style diseases they might be susceptible to. These reports also tell which drugs will be most effective for them based on their DNA. Make My Genome has raised $1 million (7 crore) from investors Singapore angel network & sequoia capitals MD Rajan Anandan.

Oncostem Diagnostics

Founded by Manjiri Bakre in 2011. Oncostem is a cancer treatment startup that offers innovative prognostic & preventive solutions. Its flagship product CanAssist Breast is a prognostic test for early stage breast cancer patients which provide vital insights about breast tumors as well as benefits & risks of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. It is working on developing tests for other type of cancer like oral & ovarian cancer. Oncostem diagnostic has raised $7 million (₹51.5 crore) from Artiman Ventures.

Sea6 Energy

The company was founded by 4 IIT Madras students Sailaja Nori, Nelson Vadasseri, Sayash Kumar, Sowmya Balendiran and their professor Shrikumar Suryanarayan in 2010. Sea6 Energy calls itself an ocean operating system because it has managed to harness the seaweed grown in oceans in a sustainable way to create a range of bioproducts that can boost agriculture, enhance animal & plant immunity and provide an alternative source of energy. It has raised $8.9 million (₹65.5 crore) from investors like Tata Capital & Biocon’s founder and CEO Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.

Pandorum Technologies

Founded by Arun Chandru and Dr. Tuhin Bhowmick in 2011, Pandorum Technologies is a biotech company that focuses on tissue engineering & regenerative medicine. It is the 1st Indian company to design & 3D print human liver tissue for medical research. Till date, the startup has raised $9.2 million (67.75 crore) from investors like 500 startups, 021 Capital, Indian Angel Network and Binny Bansal.

Bugworks Research

Founded by Anand Anandkumar in 2014, Bugworks Research is a drug discovery startup that is designing antibiotics that can fight the superbugs which are immune to our traditional drugs. To date, this biopharma startup has raised $16.5 million (121.5 crore) from University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Global Brain Corporation and Aquipharma Holdings.

Zumutor Biologics

Founded by Kavitha Iyer Rodrigues in 2013, Zumutor Biologics is one of the leading immune-oncology startups that help in treating cancer by targeting the body’s immune system. To date, it has raised $41.6 million (306.4 crore) from Accel, Chiratae Ventures & Bharat Innovation Fund.

Vyome Therapeutics

Founded by Shiladitya Sengupta & Venkateswarlu Nelabhotla in 2010, Vyome Therapeutics is focused on treating inflammatory diseases like acne using its innovative next-generation therapeutic solutions. It has raised $48.3 million (355.7 crore) from Iron Pillar, Sabre Partners and Aarin Capital.

Farcast Biosciences

Founded by Pradip K. Majumder & Mallikarjun Sundaram in 2010, Farcast Biosciences was formely known as Mitra Biotech. The startup has developed its flagship platform called CANScript which helps oncologists to identify which drug will be most effective for their patients. They have raised $76 million (₹560 crore) from Northpond Ventures, Tata Capital & Accel.


Founded by Sam Santhosh in 2013 , MedGenome is a biotech startup that offers genome–based diagnostics and research solutions. It uses DNA sequencing to help pharmaceutical companies develop personalised medicines for diseases like Cancer, Diabetes and other rare diseases. To date, MedGenome has raised $119 million (₹876.4 crore) from investors like LeapFrog Investments, Sequoia Capital and Zodius Capital.

These biotechnology startups are working at a speed of light to reach the sky heights by expanding their network. The advent of digitization & artificial intelligence has advanced the way science can deal with health issues. Let’s hope that in future more innovation, discoveries and development will be carried out in the biotech industry in order to advance the healthcare system worldwide.

Submitted By: Somya Mathur
Class: B.Sc. Biotechnology Part-2
College: Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology


When we hear this term, we wonder what would a designer baby be Whether it’s a baby with designer clothes or a fashionable one. With the advancements in biotechnology that now we can actually create a baby with desired characteristics like eye color, height, diseases, intelligence, and whatnot. A designer baby is a gene-modified human embryo with appropriate qualities that have been shaped as per the instructions given by the parents. The process by which a designer baby is produced is known as Gene Editing which is defined as the use of molecular scissors to create cuts at certain locations of the genome and restoration of these cuts through non-homologous end joining or homologous recombination resulting in the desired edits. A new technique, CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is being used for genome editing which has allowed scientists to alter or edit the genome cheaply and very rapidly. In the most common form for CRISPR, an enzyme called Cas-9 is used to delete or cut the selected sections of DNA or insert new sections in the existing DNA.

The first designer baby was created in 2000 in the U.S. which was named Adam Nash and was born on 29th Aug. 2000. Screening techniques were used to test the parent’s embryos and chose the embryo that would be an exact match to their daughter who was suffering from a genetic disorder-Fanconi Anemia which causes Bone Marrow deficiency. The selected embryo was a perfect tissue match and free from the disease. When Adam was born, the stem cells from his umbilical cord were selected and donated to his sister which were used to replace her Bone Marrow. Embryo screening consists of a PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis). Through IVF (in vitro Fertilization), embryos are made and allowed to grow up to 8 cell stage after which, the cell is removed for examination of DNA for defects or anomaly and only healthy and normal embryos are implanted in the womb. PGD is the analysis of a wide range of human embryos to identify genes associated with particular diseases and characteristics and selecting embryos that have the desired genetic makeup.

Pros & Cons of Designer Baby:

• Reduces the risk of genetic diseases
• Reduces the risk of inherited medical conditions
• Better chance the child will succeed in life
• Better understanding of genetics
• Increased life span
• Can give genes to a child that parents are devoid of
• Termination of embryos could create a gap in society
• Possibility of damage to the gene pool
• Many genes often have more than one use
• Loss of individuality

In simpler terms, Biotechnology can be used to choose what type of baby you want. The latest research is making designer babies a reality now, using technology developed originally for use in animals.

Metals are an indispensible part of our lives. The fact can not be ignored that a complete human civilization has named on the metal discovered, employed and ultimately cosequent the transition of ages. The metal-bearing mineral ores have been mined from the earth’s crust and being treated by various physical, thermal and chemical methods. The biological treatment of these primary resources came in picture in the 19th century when the high grade ores (ores with maximum metal values) were depleted due to the extensive mining and the conventional processes which need high energy and economic inputs became uneconomical for the low-grade ores.

The biological metal extraction or ‘bio-hydrometallurgy’ or ‘bioleaching’ employes the ability of acidophilic chemolithotrophic microorganisms to catalyze the oxidation reaction of mineral sulphides for extracting out metals in an aqueous medium (organic, alkaline, acidic). The process has been established at industrial scale as an applied and developed field of ‘Biotechnology’ for low-grade secondary copper sulfide (CuS) ores, pre-treatment of the refractory gold ores and chalcopyrite (fufills 20% of the world’s Copper demand). The major group microorganisms used for bioleaching are acidophillic chemolithotrophic microorganisms, the iron (Fe) and sulfur (S)-oxidizing microorganisms that utilize ferrous (Fe 2+ ) and sulfur (S) as their energy source (as an electron donor for ETS during aerobic respiration) and oxidize them into ferric (Fe 3+ ) and sulfuric acid (H2SO4 ) respectively. Both Fe 3+ and the acid are lixiviants in the bioleaching operations which attacks on the mineral surface to solubilize the metal into acidic medium. Along with the depletion of primary metal soruces there is a surge of metal containing wastes among which electronic waste is the most hazardous and rapidly growing municipal solid waste.

The waste contains a vast variety of metals including base metals (Cu, Ni, Zn, Fe), precious metals (Ag, Au, PGM) and rare earth metals and are termed as urban mines; the secondary source of metals. Many countries worldwide including China, Japan, the USA etc., are generating milions of tonnes of the waste among which China’s place is first while India is the 5 th largest country in e-waste production. The world is now looking for metal recovery from these urbon mines by using a more greener, economical and safer approach ‘bioleaching’ for e-waste treatment. Althogh the process is well established for the primary resources, major challages in the employment of the process for e-waste treatment at large scale is that the waste is alkaline in nature thus toxic for the acidophillic microorganisms, the metal content in the waste is hazardous for the growth of the microbial culture. Besides these challenges, the method has huge efficiency in sustainable development, waste recycling and regeneration of the lost revenue along with management of the waste.

Biotechnology has given rise to biofuel. The use of limited resources has forced us to think about the optimum utility of renewable resources for human consumption across the globe. Biodiesel is one such fuel that illustrates the importance of a renewable source of energy. Biodiesel is an alternative renewable fuel that is produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, spent frying oils and microbial oils.  Greases and Jatropha are also sources of biodiesel and constitute non-edible sources.

A major challenge in using non-edible sources, however, props up in the form of utilization of large scale land, which can cause scarcity of agricultural land for edible crops. To circumvent this problem, microalgae have been used to create biodiesel. Microalgae have high photosynthetic efficiency and can grow in diverse environmental conditions that include high salinity, toxic metal content, presence of toxicants and high CO2 concentration.

Moreover, microalgae can grow in non-arable lands like sea coasts and deserts. The growth of microalgae in water is controllable and non-potable water can also be used. Most microalgae like Scenedesmus and Chlorella have short life cycles, usually less than 24 hours and they have high oil productivity per hectare. Many species of microalgae have been identified to be sources of renewable fuel. Groups from diverse parts have engaged in the development of renewable fuel.

It has been seen that the addition of iron to growth medium under nitrate limitation was found to enhance the crude lipid content of Chlorella to 56.6%. Biodiesel is produced by the synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters – FAME, that involves a transesterification reaction between fatty acid and alcohol.

This step is known to be economical but generates industrial waste that is a hazard.  In this method, pre-extraction is carried out of the oil from the raw material. Nowadays, In situ transesterification has been developed as in this method the pre-extraction and esterification are combined in a single step. The production of industrial waste is countered in this method. Thus, with research and innovation in biotechnology, humans are better equipped to face the challenges of the future.

This is the Era of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is an Interdisciplinary Subject.

It is basically a combination of Biology + Technology. When we use living organisms with technology and produce that product which is useful to human beings and contributes to the welfare of the society, this branch of science is known as Biotechnology.

Now question arises, how to take admission in this course?

To take admission in this course a candidate requires to qualify class XII with Biology, Mathematics or Agriculture as a subject.

A candidate who is admitted to a degree course like B.Sc Biotechnology will get a chance to study around 25 subjects which makes the candidate specialized in Biotechnology, making it far better than general B.Sc pass course.

There are numerous job opportunities after completion of B.Sc Biotechnology. One can work as Technical Assistant in Food & Dairy, Medical, Pharma, Agriculture, Environment, Hospitals or Forensic Department. Possible salary structure is 20K to 60K.

Furthermore if a candidate wants to go for high grade jobs then one can opt for master’s degree in Biotechnology and its sub branches like M.Sc Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Forensic Science, Bioinformatics, Environmental Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Agriculture Biotechnology, Computation Biotechnology etc.

Completion of master’s degree opens up the scope for the candidate to work as Research Assistant or Research Scientist in any government organization or private organization.

One can also go for lectureship if he /she qualifies the NET examination. On qualifying the NET-JRF exams, they are also eligible for CSIR-UGC fellowship once enrolled to Ph.D Program.

One can also go for PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Bioinfomatics and Environment Biotechnology or Environmental Sciences.

Another option available apart from master’s degree in biotechnology is, MBA in Hospital Management which opens up the scope for management positions after their MBA. One can also go for MBA in Biotechnology which later opens up to Management positions in Biotech industries.

Once a student is Post Graduate the doors to the industries open up in Research, pharma industries, Clinical Research, Medical and Marketing .

Even students can do diploma in IPR and can work as patent attorney, they can also go for Mass communication and can work in the field of scientific Journalism and Scientific Blogging.

Another emerging field of this era is Entrepreneurship which is also being attracting a lot of young bio technicians with innovation and ideas . As its well known that Biotechnology is directly related to societal welfare and  through entrepreneurship you not only can work for your passion but also can contribute directly to the society.

In INDIA to enhance the scope of Biotechnology, Indian Government is planning to make India a Biotechnology Hub by 2020. Government has released several schemes and projects in Biotechnology sector, the only need is to catch hold of the opportunities.

The present demand of the Biotechnology Sector is good qualitative and skilled candidates with ample understanding of the field and zeal to work for quality outcomes.  So if one is looking to make a career in Biotechnology for them sky is the limit.

Listen to the expert Dr. Sonika Saxena, Vice Principal, Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur below!

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted”

-David Bly

Life is like an exam whether it is student’s life or any other ordinary people’s life. Exams are always there at each and every step of life and we have to face those exams. Some will fly out and some get struck in it but we don’t have a choice. The only thing that we can do is work very hard unconditionally to get over the exams with flying colors.

Students have been trained from the kindergarten to give exams and it keeps on continuing with him/her  age but there comes a time when student have to think about him/her future which is just after class 12th . There are various options which get open up after 12th but again to get those options clear up he/she have to give exams. The commerce background students have more options as compared to that of science students. Science Background Students either have a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Math’s (PCM) or Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) with an additional subject. PCM students go primarily for IIT-JEE, JEE Advance, BIT-SAT, Comed-k, Manipal or any other state level engineering exams. Other than this they can also go for NAVY entrance exams. Whereas the student with Science Biology background goes primarily for-

  • NEET- National Eligibility cum entrance Test
  • AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • JIPMER- Jawahar Lal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and  Research
  • BHU PMT- Banaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test
  • Any other state level exams.

Earlier, other than these there are no other options for a science student either he/she has to change their stream for getting opportunities. But for Now there is an opportunity for Science Biology background student in Biotechnology which is one of the growing field in today’s world. With respect to the present scenario each and every thing in medical field is possible with biotechnology.

There are different colleges which are offering biotechnology courses but they are also focusing on different subjects. In whole North side of India there is only one single department college who is offering Biotechnology as a whole and that college is Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

To get admission in Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology student have to give BEST i.e. Biotechnology Entrance cum Scholarship Test. This will help students to take admission in one of the finest institute of biotechnology with scholarship. So now the students with science background especially from Science Biology can go for-

  • NEET- National Eligibility cum entrance Test
  • AIIMS- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • JIPMER- Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and  Research
  • BHU PMT- Banaras Hindu University Pre Medical Test
  • BEST- Biotechnology Entrance cum Scholarship Test

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