Biotechnology Engineering Course in India

16 Nov, 2018
Biotechnology Engineering Course in India

“Biotechnology Engineering Course” is a rising stream of engineering which is a joint education of engineering and biology for development and research. When we use this technology to study, understand and research & development the Bio-organism, micro-organism, living cell functions and related subjects, we need to have the sound information of technology and biology. Biotechnology Engineering is a blend of chemistry, engineering, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology.Bottom of Form Biotechnology Engineering applies in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry, energy production and pollution control, conservation, eco-conservation, disease research and development and research of vaccines, medicines, fertilisers and insecticides. Every year many candidates opt for this course because the career opportunities, job opportunities, salary structure and other privileges offered in this course are better. Course is offered in UG of 4 years and PG of 2 years to the candidates. Candidates who wish to nurture their career as a Biotechnology Engineer should definitely opt for this course.

This article is motivated to provide all the candidates about brief of biotechnology Engineering Course, eligibility criteria, course duration, Admission criteria, Job and career opportunity, Specialization in this course, skills required, Salary offered, top institute for this course, and books and study material.

Eligibility Criteria

    Candidate are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria set for the biotechnology engineering course for UG and PG course respectively.

    For UG course: Candidates should have passed intermediate with an aggregate of 60%.

    For PG Course: Candidates should have complete UG degree.

    Biotechnology Engineering Course Duration

    Biotechnology Engineering is a rising and challenging field of engineering & technology.

    The academic criterion of Biotechnology Engineering is separated into three courses/programs as follows:

    1. Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diplomaof 3 years  (after 10th or 12th)
    2. UG courses leading to the Tech(Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years (after 12th)
    3. PG courses leading to the Tech(Master of Technology) degree of 2 years (after graduation)

    In order to enter in PG (M.Tech/M.S/ M.E) program, B.Tech in Biotechnology Engineering is compulsory.

    India has the best environment to benefit the research program in the field of Biotechnology Engineering due to a variety of climatically conditions, long coastal line and biggest bio.

    Jobs & Career in Biotechnology Engineering Field

    There is a big chance to get top paid and reputed job in the field of biotechnology engineering in India as well as abroad.

    A variety of government, pharmaceutical companies & private research lab, government analysis laboratories, agricultural research lab, clinical research bodies and a variety of reputed and connected organisations are hiring the Biotechnology engineers, at the current employment scenario.

    The job titles of the Biotechnology Engineers:

    • Lab Technician
    • Research Scientist
    • Teacher/Professor
    • Research Associate
    • Science Writer
    • Biotechnologist
    • Sales Representative
    • Quality Control Officer


    Biotechnology Engineering has expanded in various specialisations as the following.

    • Genetics
    • Virology
    • Ecology
    • Immunology
    • Biophysics
    • Bio-statistics
    • Fisheries
    • Biochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Animal Husbandry

    Skills Required

    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Team working skills


    The candidates get admission in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in the field of biotechnology through entrance exam. The entrance exam is conducted at national level, state level and University level.

    For admission to a B.Tech/ B.E. course, the candidates have to apply for the national level entrance exam and conducted by CBSE. Admission into the IIT’s & NIT’s is done through JEE Advanced which is the second stage of JEE Main, Besides this, the other popular entrance exam is AP EAMCET, TS EAMCET, VITEEE, KCET and much more.

    Those wishing to take admission in M.Tech/ M.E course are required to apply for GATE. It is the perfect gateway for the admissions to the IIT’s and NITS for pursuing postgraduate engineering courses.

    Here are listing some of the best colleges for pursuing the biotechnology engineering

    • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
    • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
    • Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida
    • School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

    Below we are furnishing table of best colleges along with their annual fees.




    Vellore Institute of Technology


    INR 1,66,000

    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


    INR 1,17,000

    PES University


    INR 3,20,000

    Osmania University


    INR 11,900

    National Institute of Technology, Warangal


    INR 78,500

    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela


    INR 91,800

    Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology


    INR 80,300

    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee


    INR 1,57,000

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


    INR 82,400

    Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati


    INR 2,05,000

    Delhi Technological University

    New Delhi

    INR 1,61,000

    Banasthali University


    INR 1,18,000

    Salary Range in Biotechnology Engineering Field

    A fresher graduate can be paid the initial package of 2.5 lakh per annum. After getting the experience of two or more years, he can get the double or multiple of it.

    Whereas abroad, you can get the usual salary of $100000 per annum.

    Books and Study Material

    The top recommended books in the field of Electronics and communication Engineering

    • 57Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Study of the Interactions of the Metal Ion with Monosaccharides

    Yassin Jeilani, Beatriz H. Cardelino and Natarajan Ravi

    • In Vivo Imaging: New Research

    Rick Hough and Jared Camarillo

    • Advanced Biologically Active Polyfunctional Compounds and Composites: Health, Cultural Heritage and Environmental Protection

    Nodar Lekishvili, Gennady Zaikov, Bob Howell

    • Advances in Biotechnology: A Practical Approach

    Harish Kumar Dhingra, P.N. Jha and P. Bajpai

    • Advances in Membrane Science and Technology

    Tongwen Xu

    • Agricultural Biotechnology: An Economic Perspective

    Caswell, Margriet F. ; Fuglie, Keith O. ; Klotz, Cassandra A.

    • Bacteria in Environmental Biotechnology: The Malaysian Case Study-Analysis, Waste Utilisation and Wastewater Remediation

    Wan Azlina Ahmad, Zainoha Zakaria and Zainul Akmar Zakaria

    • Bioactive Compounds: Types, Biological Activities and Health Effects

    Ahmed Bitterlich and Sahar Fischl

    • Bio-catalytic Technology and Nanotechnology

    Zaikov, G. E.

    • Bioceramics: Properties, Preparation and Application


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