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 2018 which is the national level entrance exam and conducted by CBSE. Admission into IITs & NITs is done through JEE Advanced 2018 which is the second stage of JEE Main. Besides this, the other popular entrance exams are AP EAMCET 2018, TS EAMCET 2018, VITEEE 2018, KCET 2018 and many more.

Those wishing to take admission in M.Tech/M.E. courses are required to apply for GATE 2018. 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Abdallah says:

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

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. Khushi says:

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

  7. Preethi Madhavan says:

    If any chance to study without attending the enterance exam?

  8. Pragati says:

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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Arif says:

    Computer courses for Biotechnology after
    please tell me ..

  12. Jobs and schop says:

    How many people are there in field

  13. Jojumon says:

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

  14. yashpal says:

    I doing biotechnology….

  15. janki says:

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

  16. Ayush Jayswal says:

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

  17. Akash says:

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

  18. Akhil says:

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

  19. 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….

  20. 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

  21. pooja sahane says:

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

  22. Anu says:

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

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Manu says:

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

  28. tura navles says:

    If i have studied biotech in ug and wanted pursue for pg in nanotechnology .what arethe options that i can earn income during pg course it possible

  29. R.Neevitha says:

    I need the list of biotechnology colleges in tamilnadu which are under government sector

  30. Muzammil says:

    I am keen interest in biotech engineering but what procedure I have to follow for it

  31. shreya.s says:

    how is entrance exam in biotech…what we follow?

  32. ashes says:

    I gave H.S exam (10+2) the current year 2017 in science stream (sub- physics,chemistry,math,biology). I am interested to go through biotechnology. Tell me the ability to take biotechnology and fees

  33. ashes says:

    I gave H.S exam (10+2) in science stream (sub- physics,chemistry,math,biology). I am interested to go through biotechnology. Tell me the ability to take biotechnology and fees

  34. Sowndrya.s says:

    I am just writing my 10th(CBSE).I am very much interstd in biology. But I hate which group I should take in my +2 and I can do biotechnology with out maths. Plz suggest me idea to have a nice future

  35. Aditi lasiyal says:

    Hello sir! im in 10th class,i want to know about biotechnology feild,may you plz tell me about biotech and how it is applicable in research feild.

  36. Pooja says:

    Sir i have completed my 12 with pcb and have scored 79%… Cn i go for btch(biotechnology) & i dnt have maths. Will i be facing ny problem?
    Plz rply me

  37. Bishal Hazarika says:

    Apart from Amity and DY Patil, where can I go for Biotechnology B Tech without maths. I had PCB in my 10 + 3

  38. juju says:

    i had pcb in my 12 and no maths am i eligible for biotech.and if yes then also suggest some colleges who take admissions of pcb students because i have searched some colleges in which only pcm student are eligible .

  39. ashi says:

    i had pcb in my 12 and no maths am i eligible for biotech.and if yes then also suggest some colleges who take admissions of pcb students because i have searched some colleges in which only pcm student are eligible .

    • gary says:

      there are colleges who take pcb students for biotechnology. Let me know which location you are looking.

  40. Diya says:

    Hello sir!
    I am just going to appear for 12th board. My ambition is to go for biotechnology in engineering. But I was too late to attend the JEE exam. I have signed an entrace exam named KEAM and opted for engineering.. but I don’t know the step after this. Incase I get selected after engineering exam, how do I opt for biotechnology then in KEAM?
    Please reply soon.. 🙂

  41. shraddha das says:

    Sir can I know that moving in biotechnology will help me to get better career option in India
    If not then which course after 12th will help me to get better career option in India rather than MBBB and BDS..
    Plz I need your help so reply for my questions Plz sir

  42. shraddha says:

    I am an intermediate 1st year Bipc student and I dont have maths in my couse but I am attempting for maths bridge course paper 1 exam so will it help me in future to move in Biotechnology
    Plz help and guide me..

  43. M V Raja says:

    Is BiPC student in +2 eligible for Bio technology course ?

  44. simit says:

    i am studing in 11th std science with subject phisics,chemistry,mathemetics can i do biotechnology engineering kindly inform

  45. Akanksha says:

    If i m doing B. Tech in biotech…. So what type of job will i get…. Can u plzz tell me fast

    • niharika says:

      hi akansha,
      I completed my intermediate through Bipc, will I be eligible for Btech,biotechnology or no;
      or should i take BSc;
      does Bsc in biotech has the same value as that of btech
      please reply,thanks in advance

    • Sanket tompe says:


  46. pratikrugge says:

    i study in 11th class what sub to take to bio tech

  47. Kirti Bajaj says:

    I am confused with my engineering subject after 12th MPC..please do help me!!! What could be a ideal August in engineering??

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