Biotechnology Engineering


Biotechnology Engineering is an emerging discipline of engineering which is a combined education of engineering and biology for research & development.

In other logical words, Biotechnology = Biology + Technology

When we use the technology to understand, study, and research & development the Bio-organism, micro-organism, living cell functions and related subjects, we need to have a sound knowledge of technology and biology.

Biotechnology Engineering is the best course to equip a student for this field.

Biotechnology Engineering is a combination of engineering, chemistry, genetics, bio-chemistry and microbiology.

Biotechnology Engineering applies in the field of animal husbandry, agriculture, energy production and conservation, pollution control, disease research, eco-conservation, and research and development of medicines, vaccines, fertilizers and insecticides.

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“Biotechnology Engineering is a part of engineering that involves the technology and biological science for development in the field of medical, agriculture, security and bio-research”.

The credit for the development of the Antibiotics goes to the biotechnology.

Brewing was the earlier application of the biotechnology. The great biologist Louis Pasteur had discovered the fermentation in 1857 and that was the first step in the field of biotechnology.

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Course & Duration

Biotechnology Engineering is an emerging and demanding field of engineering & technology.

In the course curriculum of Biotechnology Engineering, the students will get to use the engineering expertise to solve the problems and analyses in medicine and biology, agriculture and research, and development of vaccines.

For doing Biotechnology Engineering, you need to have the mathematics, chemistry, biology in 10+2 standard.

After completion of UG degree the students are designated as the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology, depending on the University.

A bachelor degree usually covers the mathematics, biology, chemistry and computer.

You can choose the Biotechnology Engineering, once you have completed your 10 or 10+2 examination with mathematics and science.

The academic criterion of Biotechnology Engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:

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

Beside these, it is a growing discipline in research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.

For entering in PG (M.Tech/M.E/M.S) programme, B.Tech in Biotechnology Engineering is must.

India has the best environment to advantage the research programme in the field of Biotechnology Engineering due to various climatically conditions, long coastal line and largest biodiversity.

The subjects that are involved in biotechnology are Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Applications, Engineering, Genetics and Agriculture.

Specialization (Sub-disciplines)

Biotechnology Engineering has expanded in various specializations 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


Students are admitted in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in the field of biotechnology through entrance exam. The entrance exams are conducted at national level, state level and University level.

For admission to B.Tech/B.E. courses, you have to apply for JEE Main 2019 which is the national level entrance exam and conducted by CBSE. Admission into IITs & NITs is done through JEE Advanced 2019 which is the second stage of JEE Main. Besides this, the other popular entrance exams are AP EAMCET 2019, TS EAMCET 2019, VITEEE 2019, KCET 2019 and many more.

Those wishing to take admission in M.Tech/M.E. courses are required to apply for GATE 2019. It is the perfect gateway for admission to IITs and NITs for pursuing postgraduate engineering courses.

Here, we are listing some best colleges for pursuing 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

Jobs & Career

There is a big opportunity to get the highest paid and reputed job in the field of biotechnology engineering in India and abroad.

Biotechnology Engineering is the rapidly growing field. The demand of biotechnical experts has been growing nowadays. This field is a blend of many specializations. Those specializing in this field can easily seek jobs in private and government undertakings.

Various pharmaceutical companies, government & private research lab, analysis laboratories, agricultural research lab, clinical research bodies and various reputed and related organizations 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

There is an opportunity to get a job in government sectors and in public & private sectors.

Here are some reputed firms which require the Biotechnology engineers whenever (Biotechnology Recruiters):

  • Hindustan Lever Ltd
  • Thapar Group
  • Indo-American Hybrid seeds
  • Biocon India Ltd
  • IDPL
  • India Vaccines Corporation
  • Hindustan Antibiotics
  • NCL
  • Tata Engineering Research Institute


Yes. It is good if you are seeking for the higher degree as M.Tech or MS or PhD in one of the specializations of biotechnology engineering.

A fresher graduate can earn 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.

In abroad, you can get the average of salary as $100000 per annum.

Book & Study Material

The top recommended books in the field of Electronics and communication Engineering are as the following:

  • 57Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Study on 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 Utilization and Wastewater Remediation

Wan Azlina Ahmad, Zainoha Zakaria and Zainul Akmar Zakariab

  • Bioactive Compounds: Types, Biological Activities and Health Effects

Ahmed Bitterlich and Sahar Fischl

  • Biocatalytic Technology and Nanotechnology

Zaikov, G. E.

  • Bioceramics: Properties, Preparation and Applications

Wolffe Kossler and Jacob Fuchs

For any queries regarding Biotechnology Engineering, you may leave your comments below.

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  1. swastik sharma says:

    Is there any Colleges in delhi and utter pradesh?????

  2. M Gopi Krishna says:

    Sir I completed 1st year mpc I got 457marks in ipe I have a desire to complete biotechnology in btech without biology so plz reply it is correct decision? it’s correct what is better institute in Hyderabad? Which exam did i pass to get admission in it(general catogory)

  3. Nishchitha says:

    How is a course agriculture biotechnology I am very much confused about the careers in this course and job opportunities and salaries plz help me

  4. Ruba says:

    Is it necessary to get passed in JEE MAIN to join biotechnolgy?

  5. Gulnaz says:

    Does saveetha university chennai offer b tech biotechnology

  6. jitendra says:

    is it good to do biotechnology from uptu collage by PCB. also want to know about study condition, placement, salary offered by companies, its scope, and futher study.

  7. Manan says:

    I have done diploma in mech. Engg i am getting admission in kurukshetra university in biotech engg branch should apply for the seat there or drop the seat and go for 2nd counsellint

  8. Garima Bharadwaj says:

    I have completed my P.G diploma in biotechnology (tissue culture) of one year from govt. college and also done project report and workshop in DNA isolatio from various sources but have no option related to job…pls help me out …

  9. T Shajan Thomas says:

    I would like to know the process of admission viz entrance exam, marks screening etc for Biotechnology Engineering course.

  10. Prachi thakur says:

    I’m student of class 12th pcmb
    want to know biotech course in other state and fees,hostel avaiblity etc

  11. karan says:

    can we apply for btech without attempting any entrance examination?

  12. Shahid says:

    Sir I want to do bsc biotechnology not b tech biotechnology,so I can do in Mumbai top colleges with PCB and I got 129 in PCB

  13. Es says:

    Sir..i have scored 320 marks with 585 rank in General category and 73 rank in BCGL..IN UPTU Biotech paper..Sir..i am confused about the further studies.Will it be beneficial for future?

  14. Divyal borse says:

    If we have subject like PCB then there is career option in biotechnology

  15. Nikhil Vallamdas says:

    Sir I passed 12th this year with 55% and I had not given jee mains exam.can I get admission for in biotechnology or b.e biotechnology.Is there any entrance exam which I have to give.
    Thank you
    Reply soon. Please

  16. Varun sai says:

    Sir is biotechnology a good choice can I settle in future by this one. If I do any specialization in this is there any scope in future.
    Please reply soon

  17. Theertha m s says:

    how can i get admission for biotechnology course in government college in kerala

  18. aishwarya says:

    which engg course is best in 2018

  19. milimarymathew says:

    Iam completed my highersecondary examination and
    Iam elligble for next course.but lam very poor in maths at the same time biology is easier to me. can I choose M.TECH in biotechnolgy in my future

  20. satyabratasahoo says:

    Sir,i was appeared in jee main 2018 but did not qualify.Iam very much interested in biotechnology, so how will i take admission in biotechnology in odisha.could you reply plese.

  21. VASAVI.S says:

    May I know what are the exams considered to take up Biotechnology Engineering after class 12th?
    If KCET is considered then what are the combinations taken PCM\PCB\PCMB for eligibility?

  22. p.sai shankat says:

    Sir,I had completed my inter bipc with 980/1000 marks.
    Is there any integrated cources in ap/ts as a free payment in

  23. Chandrika says:

    What about the students who completed inter in bipc

  24. sristi banerjee says:

    Just I complected my 10th examination-2018, want to admission diploma course of Bio-Technology course, kindly give details so that I can proceed further.
    Thanks with regards.

  25. Swati says:

    What about biology students for the career in biotechnology

  26. Gorima Sayed says:

    Can we ênter on the field of biôtechnology through jee main exam ???

  27. Areena says:

    If l have physics chemistry biology and commercial arts at 10+2 can l do engineering in biotechnology

  28. shyam kochewad says:

    sir i am pcm student but i m intrested in biotechnology engineering what shoul i d o?

  29. sneha chaurasiya says:

    i am a pcmb study but i am giving neet exam is this okk for taking admission in b.tec

  30. shruti sharma says:

    i am a pcb student i want to know which unvirsity in jaipur take bio student for biotechnology???

  31. Sahana says:

    M interested in bio bt my maths and chemistry is nt so good can I apply for biotechnology and which exams I should write to get into it

  32. Your Name... says:

    my maths is very weak often I am perfect in bio. chem. can i choose biotechnology for my carrier . or may it barriers in my course due to maths ????? please reply

  33. Abdallah says:

    I am a student of 12th with subjects pcb
    Am I eligible for food technology …?

  34. Nanda Gopal says:

    My son is doing his 10+2 this year in PCM (Phy, Chem, Maths)
    He is interested to do Bio Technology engineering.

    Is it mandatory to have Biology in his +2 to opt for Bio technology engineerng

  35. Patience says:

    Hi. I was taken to do Biotechnology at an institution for 2018. My question is, which course can I change to (permitted by universities) for me to be able to do Pharmacy next year?

  36. Khushi says:

    I got 90.0% in 12th with physics chemistry biology. .
    Can i go ahead with biotechnology. ?

  37. Preethi Madhavan says:

    If any chance to study without attending the enterance exam?

  38. Pragati says:

    Is there any engineering college in Kerala or in a nearby state that offers biotechnology engineering or genetic engineering?

  39. Satya says:

    I am B.Tech biotechnology second year student could any one suggest me the better course i.e field which is more helpful for getting job

  40. Aushmita Das says:

    I passed 10+2 & secured 96% with physics,chemestry,biology & bio-tech.What should i do forther apart from medical entrance ? I got 100 out of 100 in Bio-tech in 10+2 .Please suggest.

  41. Arif says:

    Computer courses for Biotechnology after
    please tell me ..

  42. Jobs and schop says:

    How many people are there in field

  43. Jojumon says:

    I passed ICSE examinations with 86% marks, 96% in computer and took bio-maths for ISC… Should I take biotechnology??

  44. yashpal says:

    I doing biotechnology….

  45. janki says:

    i m in 12 std along with subjects of maths chemistry and physics .
    can i go ahead with bio technology engineering?

  46. Ayush Jayswal says:

    I have completed I.Sc With Physics, Chemistry and Math.
    Can I do biotechnology .
    Please do help me

  47. Akash says:

    I want about know after completing Bio tech in which field I used my degree please tell me

  48. Akhil says:

    Cam u tell me the compitative exams after graduation in Biotechnology?

  49. Elsa says:

    Iam doing my 12th….. Is entrance exam necessary to take biotechnology course

    • san tos says:

      I am from nepal ..i want to study bio-technology engineering ..i have completed my 12 th …ppz give me some idea …… a friend as a brother….

  50. Chhaya sahu says:

    I have completed my 12th std with 76%.I wish to take admission in a biotechnology engineering college in navi mumbai. Atleast how many marks are required in MHT-CET for open category for admissions

  51. pooja sahane says:

    I got 67% in my 12th please suggest me CLG for biotechnology in nashik

  52. Anu says:

    If I completed Bio technology (BTech) what will be my starting salary per month???…..

  53. Bhakti says:

    I have completed my 12th std with 78%.I wish to take admission in a biotechnology engineering college in maharashtra. Atleast how many marks are required in MHT-CET for open category for admissions

  54. vishal says:

    iam completed 12th with 60% marks and ihave this cutoff is ok for biotechnology.and tell me were biotechnology is available in tamilnadu.

  55. Mohd atif says:

    Please tell me how to study in biotech engineering colleges….r we have to rite entrance exam to study this engineering? ???? Answer this ..ok

  56. Udbhav Das says:

    I’m in 12th this year…and i wnt 2 continue my studies with bio-technology so what measures should i take after completing my 12th…sir i need a suggestion coz i m much confused about that…so sir plzz rply 2 my question…i need ur suggestion

  57. Manu says:

    How can i get bio-tech admission in top colleges???

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