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B.E. Biotechnology is a 4-year graduate degree program, the minimum eligibility is the 12th class with maths, biology, and chemistry from a recognized school board or its equivalent exam. For admission to the course depends on candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test and ensuing round of counseling.

Some of the top colleges and institutes which provide admission to B.E. Biotechnology course are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 10 Lacs for a span of 4 years.

Biotechnology is a branch of applied biology that incorporates the utilization of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and numerous fields requiring bioproducts.

    Biotechnology engineering candidates usually start their careers in technical roles in the biotechnology enterprises and progress rapidly to managerial positions. Biotechnologists work extensively in the production departments of these industries. Basically, Biotechnology candidates from engineering discipline are given preference for production jobs.

    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Biotechnology expert, Biotechnology patent analyst, the Biotechnology executive, Research associate, Maintenance engineer, Laboratory Assistant, Professor, etc. A fresh graduate in this field can earn an average salary between INR 2 to 12 Lacs in a year. Salary can be increased as per the performance and expertise of the candidates.

    Top Colleges for Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biotechnology)

    • Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biotechnology) in Tamil Nadu
    • Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Biotechnology) in Karnataka
    • BE/B.Tech in Delhi-NCR
    • BE/B.Tech in Maharashtra
    • BE/B.Tech in Chennai
    • BE/B.Tech in Uttar Pradesh

    B.E. Biotechnology: Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course.

    Course LevelGraduate
    Duration of the Course4 years
    Examination TypeSemester and Annual
    Eligibility10+2 with maths, biology, and chemistry
    Admission ProcessEntrance exam and Merit Based
    Average Course FeeINR 10,000 to 10 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 12 Lacs
    Top Recruiting CompaniesThapar Group, Hindustan Lever Ltd, Indo-American Hybrid seeds, India Vaccines Corporation, Biocon India Ltd, IDPL, Hindustan Antibiotics, Tata Engineering Research Institute, NCL etc.
    Top Job AreasNational Botanical Institute Colleges & Universities, Cellular and Molecular Biology Centres, National Chemical Laboratory, Central Aromatic Plants Institute, Tata Energy Research Institute, etc.
    Top Job PositionsBiotechnology expert, Biotechnology patent analyst, a Biotechnology executive, Research associate, Maintenance engineer, Laboratory Assistant, Professor, Associate Professor, etc.

    B.E. Biotechnology: What is it all about?

    Biotechnology engineering is a branch of applied biology and chemical engineering standards that includes the utilization of living things in technology, engineering, medicine, and various useful applications. It also includes genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies. Biotechnology is an accumulation of consolidated technologies applied to living cells for production of a specific product or upgrading its quality. This might involve domestication of animals, cultivation of plants and improvements through breeding, artificial selection, and hybridization.

    This discipline of science includes not only biology but also subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and more. Its application varies in enterprises for example pharmaceuticals, food, chemical, textiles, nutrition, bio-products, medicine, environmental conservation and animal sciences. Biotechnology integrates branches like genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology and cell biology, which are in turn linked to practical specialties like chemical engineering, information technology, and robotics.

    The field of biotechnology in India is phenomenal, including scholars, engineers, and various others such experts. The field where biotechnology has created in India incorporate farming biotechnology, bioinformatics, national bio-asset improvement, bio-composts, plant science and marine biotechnology.

    Those who have the capability of practical skills, numeracy skills, communication, presentation and IT skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills, self-management and professional development skills are the good suit for it. Candidates who can understand complex biological processes, have a full and critical understanding of relevant texts, assembling arguments and engaging in debate, critical and analytical skills and independent thinking and problem-solving also are able for it.

    B.E. Biotechnology: Top Institutes 

    Given below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course

    Indian Institute of Technology, MadrasMadrasINR 82,400
    Indian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeRoorkeeINR 1,57,000
    Indian Institute of Technology, GuwahatiGuwahatiINR 2,05,000
    Delhi Technological UniversityNew DelhiINR 1,61,000
    National Institute of Technology, WarangalWarangalINR 78,500
    Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreINR 1,66,000
    National Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaINR 91,800
    Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadINR 80,300
    Osmania UniversityHyderabadINR 11,900
    PES UniversityBangaloreINR 3,20,000
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural UniversityCoimbatoreINR 1,17,000
    Banasthali UniversityJaipurINR 1,18,000

    B.E. Biotechnology: Eligibility

    For admission to B.E. Biotechnology, the applicants should have passed the (10+2) examination with science subject likewise maths, biology, and chemistry. For IIT candidates, It is compulsory to qualify in the (JEE) Joint Entrance Examinations. 

    B.E. Biotechnology: Admission Process

    Candidates can get admission to B.E. Biotechnology course through entrance exam. The entrance exams are conducted at the state level, national level, and University level.

    For seeking admission to B.Tech or B.E. programs, candidates should apply for JEE Main which is the national level entrance exam and conducted through CBSE. Admission into IITs and NITs is done by JEE Advanced which is the 2nd step of JEE Main. Besides this, the other popular entrance exams are TS EAMCET, AP EAMCET, KCET, VITEEE and many more.

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of the B.E. Biotechnology colleges in India:

    • All India Engineering Entrance Exams
    • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) 
    • Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examinations (IIT JEE)
    • Delhi Technological University Entrance Examination (DTUEE)

    B.E. Biotechnology: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.

    Semester ISemester II
    EnglishMathematics-LS II
    Mathematics - IMaterial science
    PhysicsPrinciples of Environmental Science
    Basic Engineering-I (Civil and Mech.)Basic Engineering II
    Semester IIISemester IV
    Enzyme technologyMolecular Biology
    Genetics and CytogeneticsBioprocess Principles
    MicrobiologyMomentum Transfer
    Chemical process calculationsChemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    Mechanical operations & heat transferBiostatistics
    German Language /Japanese Language / French Language Phase - IGerman Language /Japanese Language / French Language Phase – II
    Computer Skills-
    Personality and Development-III-
    Semester VSemester VI
    Vector Biology and Gene manipulationProtein Engineering
    Animal BiotechnologyBioinformatics
    Analytical TechniquesInstrumentation and Process control
    Plant BiotechnologyGenomics and Proteomics
    Medical BiotechnologyPlant Biotechnology
    Mass Transfer-
    Mass Transfer laboratory-
    Personality Development V-
    Semester VIISemester VIII
    Bioreactor designBioethics, IPR & Patent rights
    Bioseparation TechnologyBionanotechnology
    Fermentation technology-
    Food Biotechnology-

    B.E. Biotechnology: Career Prospects

    There is a big chance to get the most paid and renowned employment opportunity in the area of biotechnology in India as well as abroad.

    Biotechnology is the emerging developing field. The demand for biotechnical professionals has been growing these days. This field is a mix of various specializations. Those applicants who are specializing in this area can get job opportunities in private sector and government sectors.

    The growing biotechnology industry provides growing offers for biotech graduates for designing, developing and operating the processes for manufacturing of various high-value biotechnology products. These products involve vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, and diagnostic proteins used in animal and human healthcare; enzymes for utilization in foods, detergents and healthcare; fine chemicals, for example, colorants and flavors; and industrial chemicals, biofuels, and bio-plastics such as ethanol.

    Biotechnology engineers are employed in the environmental sector for bio-treatment and bioremediation of various kinds of wastes. Also, various biotechnology graduates work in the more traditional bio-industry for example food processing and meat, paper and pulp, winemaking and leather processing.

    Biotechnology expertBiotechnology experts are responsible to provide information and expertise to organizations in areas including environmental, safety, health, and technology when a company lacks the personnel to handle a present issue.INR 5 to 6 Lacs
    Biotechnology patent analystBiotechnology patent analysts are in charge for collaborating with different departments on the documentation, implementation, design, and testing of clinical data studies.INR 4 to 6 Lacs
    Biotechnology executiveBiotechnology executives are in charge of developing methodologies objectives that support the research and developmental strategies. They provide leadership to direct peoples in solving complex problems.INR 3 to 5 Lacs
    Research associateResearch associates are in charge of maintaining the efficient operation of the laboratory. They will help in making chemical analyses of body liquids and tissues and obtain blood specimens.INR 2 to 4 Lacs

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