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.

Course Fee Structure

CourseMinimum FeeMaximum Fee
UG16.22K75.00K8.88 Lakhs50.66 Lakhs
PG9.36K70.00K4.81 Lakhs13.72 Lakhs
Doctoral1.36 Lakhs1.20 Lakhs2.93 Lakhs3.00 Lakhs

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 2024 & CUET 2024 which is the national level entrance exam and conducted by NTA. Admission into IITs & NITs is done through JEE Advanced 2024 which is the second stage of JEE Main. Besides this, the other popular entrance exams are AP EAMCET 2024, TS EAMCET 2024, VITEEE 2024, KCET 2024 and many more.

Those wishing to take admission in M.Tech/M.E. courses are required to apply for GATE 2024. 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.


  1. I am in 12th now and going to give NEET 2021 so can I do bio tech and what are the requirements for it.

  2. I have studied pure science without mathematics during my 12 th grade.Am I eligible to study biotechnology engineering?

  3. i am an mpc student, do i have an eligibility to join in either of biotechnology,biomedical, bioengeerning .

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

  5. I will be taking MPC after my 10th next year. What courses can I do after my MPC??? IS BIOTECHNOLOGY WORTHY OPTION???

  6. Hi Sir. I am really thankful to you for providing such great piece of information.
    I wanted to know that can I do my B.Tech in IIT without maths? I don’t have maths, in place of that I have biotechnology so all total I have PCB and biotechnology. Can I apply for B.Tech in IIT?

  7. Hey I am an engineer and I want 26 now. I want to change to Bio-Tech. Do you think it is wise to do so?
    I am little scared and need some help.

  8. Sir,
    I have taken admission in Msc.Integrated 5yr. Programme BIOCHEMISTRY and i m thinking to change my course to Biotech..
    So should i switch to Bsc.Biotech or Biotech….As i m a Med. Student will i be facing any problem….in
    Nd one last ques….will i b considered as Engineer????
    Please reply asap….I hv my counselling tomorrow nd m nt able to decide….

    1. if /you will do B.Tech Bio-tech then only you will be considered as an engineer, otherwise biotechnologist. Biochemistry is also a good decision.

  9. I am passing my 10th in navodaya with8.8 gade point in cbse syllabus and I am passing my 2nd p.u.c with 80% in 2016 academic year please inform to me if any jobs on 2nd p.u.c please inform to me it’s very important for me

  10. Sir.l completed bi.p.c with 95percentage.
    Iam from very poor family.but l am intelligent person.plzz give guidance which course I have to join.I want to settle in USA.

  11. Abara ami H. S dilam Dia Engenering porbo tai coching ni6i Jee-main ar jono
    Engenering pala ami Bio tecnology nia porbo vab6i

  12. sir plz help me I have passed my 12th bio,chem,phys I want to do biotechnology from delhi plzz tell me any university or collage…..???

  13. I want to know.

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

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

    So what should I do after 12.
    Plz Help

  14. i had taken bio-maths in 12. totally i had 90% mark in 12 examination.i am backward in maths &i have 74% only.won good marks in biology&chemistry . would i eligible for biotechnology engineering.i love biology. so i am greatly interested. please help me.

  15. I have taken btech biotechnology bt i took computer science in my +2 will it be easy for me or tough??

  16. I ve finished 12 in PCMB…I want to take B.Tech in biotechnology what all entrance exams should I go through to for this purpose…also tell what advanced course should I do after finishing B.Tech to acquire good job

  17. I hv’nt oppt maths in 12th std. Biology, chemistry, physics is my main subjuct. Am i not elligible for biotechnology? Plz ans me quickly.

  18. I have done 10 2 with physics, chem n biology… So can i still apply for biotechnology course??? N is it a good carrear option? Plz reply fast…

    1. yes you can apply, The scope in India is limited, but their are opportunities available in abroad. Mostly research oriented jobs are available in this field.

  19. I have done 10 2 with physics, chem n biology… So can i still apply for biotechnology course???

    1. No, if u want to do engineering in biotech then math is compulsory..otherwise u can do simple Bsc biotech

  20. I would like to pursue biotechnology.i have completed my 12th.i am a bio math computer science necessary for biotechnology????what about biomedical?????what r the subjects??????

  21. Sir….I want to know about nutrition and dietics course. Does a bsc in nutrition and dietics have scope? Will I get a good job and salary? Please tell me which course will have more scope – dietics or biotechnology? Plz…plz…help me

  22. I passed pls advised me about madical courses after Intermediate.
    I want jab in this field.
    Pls kindly tell me that….!

  23. Sir plz tell me if I do bioteach in agriculture than with degree can I get license of seeds, fertilization and pectides for business purpose…cz now day degree license is necessary for seeds shop……

    1. you can pursue this course it will good for future prospect, also contact agricultural department of your municipality regarding eligibility for the license.

  24. I have completed 10th & I have interest in biology what are most suitable jobs with biology accept doctory…. And pls tell jobs with packages (per annum)

  25. I’m studying biotechnology now.I want to know whether is it possible to study M.S biotechnology in AIMS??

  26. i am now studying plus one in kerala syllabu and i want to studu biotechnolgy after plus two can u please tell me what are the requirments and eligibilities

  27. now i am studying B.E EEE AFTER I HAD COMPLETED THIS course there is any possibility to study biotechnology engineering

  28. Hi sir i m pursuing my bsc 2nd yr in biotech i jst wnt to know can i do mba in biotech or in any other field as i hve heard there is less scope in doing specialization or is there any other option like btech. if i leave bsc plz plz help me….

  29. presently iam studying btech biotech plz tell me govt jobs with btech degree related to our core subjects

  30. I want addmission in biotechnology but now the seats are full have u vacancy in your colleges?
    Please tell me as soon as possible

  31. Hi sirI finished my 12std Iin tnhsc. Im planing to join biotechnology. What computer course can I study in my 12std leave oriented to biotechnology

  32. Can u plz tell me The proper colleges and jobs for biotechnollogy i have completed my 12Th this year i want to know what are the colleges of biotechnology in mumbai maharashtra wat what should be done to get admission.

  33. I am passed in 12th science…………..please tell me about biotechnology’s colleges in Maharashtra.

  34. i did not have maths in my 10+2,just chem bio and phys……can i still apply for biotechnology ??

      1. how do i appear for it….???
        i have just appeared for my AIPMT and i am awaiting both my AIPMT and my board results…..kindly help me.

        one more thing….what are the job opportunities for me if i do my BA English (Honours)….are the opportunities in the biotech field better then the literature field…..i know its a bit odd to compare the 2 fields….. but plz plz plz help me……

      2. There are various universities and college which admit students on the basis of self entrance exams and also on the basis of board percentage. BA (honours) is also a good option, you can later pursue PG and then go for UGC NET and make your career as a Lecturer in govt colleges/universities.

      3. Is it necessary to pursue PG right after my UG if i do English Honours……what if i do a 1 yr librarian course after my BA,get a job and the pursue my MA.

        Are there professions other than teaching and journalism for english ?

        Oh….is ISC english core or elective….?

      4. No, its not mandatory ipsita, you can do it after a gap, librarian course will be a good option, and yes you can pursue you MA while doing a job. There are many other profession but they will be somewhat differnt from your field like Banking, fashion designing, computer related courses, foreign languages, hotel management, law and so on.

      5. thank you soooooo much for your reply….it was really helpful.
        one last question :-
        you didn’t tell me if ISC english is elective or core,there’s no clear answer on the net…..

      6. ur welcome dear, are u talking about ISC english of class 11or 12th, if it is of that then it is core.

  35. i have passed 10th from cbse…but my further studies are proceeding from up board having physics chem. bio….which course is suitable for me…?

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