Biotechnologist - Career Queries

A Biotechnologist applies his / her scientific knowledge on plants, animals, chemistry, genetics etc and helps in finding the right solutions for existing problems and they focus on developing new products. A biotechnologist works in varied areas such as the agricultural industry, food industry or medical industry. To be a biotechnologist, one must possess high problem solving abilities and techniques. A biotechnologist must hold a degree in biotechnology or related fields. Biotechnologists have to work in laboratories and wearing of a coat and safety glasses is part of the work. Find frequently asked questions on career related to Biotechnologist answered by renowned Career Counsellors of India, and to know more on what, why and how's of becoming Biotechnologist

Typical day of a biologist is very interesting for a lay man but seems to be very fragile and monotonus both according to the requirement of experiment for a day.Though following DO'S AND DONT'S are there as thumbrules which every biotechnologist follow in day to day practice and routine work:1. Puntuality / discipline is the key for a successful day, so they set the experiment keeoing variable factors in mind and then follow the research2. Before setting the experiment certain common things are imoprtant for all:     a. Daily entry into the log book of each instrument what

Dear aspirant I appreciate your interest in becoming a Biological scientist and for this very high ambition it is required to reach studying to a doctorate level in Biology. There are many ways that you can do to become a biological scientist in future. As you are just 10th class completed you have two options to choose in 11th and 12th. You should get above 60% overall in both 10th and 12th.   6283613_orig.jpg972x250 104 KB   First is the PCB Physics chemistry and biology stream. This stream will give you options to study BSc degrees like the Bsc Biology, Bsc chemistry, Bsc Bioche

Hi, If you want to join a course in biotechnology you must have a background in science, that is Physics or agriculture, chemistry and biology at the intermediate level can join for B.Tech. In India, some universities offer the B.Sc biotechnology which one can join after class 12 or equivalent examination, with physics, chemistry and mathematics. Graduates in all sciences/engineering technology/medicine are eligible for the postgraduate (M.Sc.) course in biotechnology.  Programme in Biotechnology. P.G. courses available are M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. (Agriculture) Biotechnology, M.V.Sc. (

Dear Student, To identify whether you have right interest and aptitude to be a biotechnologist, you are advised to get your psychometric assessment done. The psychometric assessment involves assessing the aptitude, interest and personality of the student using the standardized psychological tests. It takes approximately 60-75 minutes to complete the assessment which can either be given online or offline. The assessment is thoroughly assessed by a trained psychologist and a unique career plan is generated. The career plan highlights the main aptitude & interest areas , personality att

Hello Very nice to see your interest in biotechnology subject. I am glad you have chosen this life sciences subject and so want to talk to counsellors at Mera career guide. I can certainly give you the top university ranking list for biotechnology subject worldwide. Before that I want to tell you that, when you see world ranking you should see two things. One overall faculty ranking and the other one is subject ranking. As studying a subject of your choice, you automatically come under the faculty, it is important to see the ranking of both. So to know the ranking please visit QS wor

Hello friend, Thanks for approaching us at!!! First of all I wish you good luck for your MSc Biotechnology admission. Yes you are eligible to take admission in MSc Biotechnology. The most of the colleges and university in Maharashtra offer MSc Biotechnology, you may choose any college or university of your choice. I am wirting some colleges / universities for your information: Department of Biotechnology, North Maharashtra University, Umavi Nagar (   Department of Biotechnology, Amrawati University ( )   Centre for Biotechnology,

Dear Aspirant, BioTechnology courses are now booming up in India however the economic, research and business environment in India is still not ripe for BioTechnology fully. Doing MTech in BioTechnology is a good idea if you are sure that you like the domain and would like to continue in that for entire career life. You can go ahead with the MTech however I would also suggest that you should also search for a job outside India where there is much more scope in BioTechnology. Your BioTechnology in India will be definitely relevant abroad. BioTechnology career abroad can give you opportunities in

Biotechnologists use their understanding of living organisms and create new animal/plant-based products like improved pharmaceuticals or pest-resistant crops. By continuous research and by performing experiments they discover and develop new and advanced materials in laboratories that are useful in improving the lives of people. Biotechnologists can also be engaged as biochemists/biophysicists or medical scientists and employment in this field can be found across several industries. A Biotechnologist is expected to put to use their scientific and technical knowledge of plants, animals, microor

Dear Aspirant, What is the reason for no open job options? Ensure that you have the job skills apart from the domain skills.  Having a gap of three years is a negative aspect in your resume definitely. Hope you have a valid justification for this years gap since this will be asked in a job interview. You cannot make up the wasted now since you cannot bring back the years lost. Therefore I would suggest that on priority you should search for a job and get into employment with minimum expectations and negotiations.  Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, After Zoology, you are now thinking for BioTechnology or Human Resource MBA? It definitely suggests that you chose your graduation degree without any thinking or under some wrong information and advices from some unrelated people. It is clear that you do not see any future in Zoology as a career. Comparing Biotechnology and HR is like comparing oranges with apples, where both are good and nutritious. Why are you comparing such courses where they are not related to each other. BioTech and Human Resource are both good options, but it is important in your case specifically that you

Dear Aspirant, You can go for other medical related courses on the basis of Biology knowledge of 12th. Science and Research also has tremendous scope and you will have to study BSc and MSc and then PhD is recommended. I would recommend the below courses based on Biology: Dentist Dermatologist Dietician Nutritionist ENT Specialist Food Technologist Pharmacy Medicine – Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Veterinary Botany Biologist BioTechnology Microbiology / Horticulture Forestry Para-Medical – Nursing, Physiotherapy, Lab Technician Agriculture / Fishery Life Sciences (Genetics) Bes

Dear Aspirant, BioDiversity and BioTechnology are like Oranges and Apples. They cannot be compared as to which is good and which is not good. I feel, choosing from these two options is difficult for me as a counsellor too. And therefore I would suggest, as I always suggest to aspirants, that please choose any one based on your interests, aptitude and inter personal abilities. One cannot be good at all courses and all jobs. Always remember that every career is good however it is more important to know whether you are suitable for that particular career or no. Good career is an ambitio

Dear Aspirant, Firstly, you need to improve your english language proficiency. Just having an engineering degree qualification is not essential today for getting a good job. What is your stream in engineering? After BTech, if you have scored good percentages, it is recommended that you search for a job. If you are interested in studying further, you may do MTech. You may do some short term courses in computers, IT, etc. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, With Microbiology as a specialisation, you can get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, winery companies, research labs, agriculture, etc. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, You can give competitive exams like IAS, other UPSC exams which are announced for departments where they require Environmetal Science or BioTechnology candidates. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, Biotechnology is a very promising and upcoming field for career. This is a science stream career which combines biology and technology. Jobs are available in pharmaceutical, microbiology, clinical research, research labs, agriculture. The pay scales are quite good. You can pursue Biotechnology courses in under graduate as well as post graduate level - BSc/MSc BioTechnology and BE BioTechnology. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, Biotechnology is an upcoming career option requiring interest and aptitude in Biology, Chemistry. With BioTechnology, you can get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, agri businesses, biology labs, etc. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, After BTech Biotechnology, I would suggest you to first try finding a  job. If not, you may go for MTech Biotechnolgy. Best wishes

Hello Phani Why do you wish to compare two courses that are from two different fields? The course M.Tech. Biotech needs good technical skills and interest in biology to be successful and MBA is a course from management field. A student who is eager to learn about business and management skills shall opt for it. Hence, it totally depends on your interests and inclination. Both the careers have good scope in India and offer jobs with handsome package. If you have confusion about choosing a career, go for psychometric test. Careerguide provides ‘Ideal Career Test’ on the portal. All t

Hello Manju You may pursue B.Sc. in biotech or biotech engineering course. This stream is in developing stage in engineering field. You can also think about biomedical engineering as an option. Most popular option for PCB group is Medical science i.e. MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, B.VSc., BUMS course. There are few more options like paramedical science courses, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing etc. You may also go for graduation from any subjects in pure science, nutritionist, dietician course, Travel and Tourism, Hotel Management etc. Few less known options are gems and jewellery designi

Hello Ashish Both biology and mathematics have many options and excellent scope after twelfth standard. Go through the syllabus and think about profile you would like to work on in next few years. I would highly recommend choosing only one of the subjects. Choosing both the subjects can be taxing as each of the subjects needs many hours of studying. Also you need to allot time for entrance exams for the course you want to choose. Go for a psychometric test or aptitude test if you find the decision time consuming. offers ‘Ideal career test’ on the portal. All the bes

Dear Aspirant, Maths as a career option is fantastic. Maths majors or masters gives you an opportunity to work in IT, Banks, Insurance, Manufacturing, Engineering fields, etc. However I would not be able to tell you whether Maths would be best for you or not, since it is you who has to decide and take efforts. I would suggest that you take the Ideal Career Test from which will ascertain your strong areas in terms of aptitude, attitude, emotional quotient, interests, etc.  Maths is a difficult subject and therefore if you love the subject more than yourself, then you s

Dear Aspirant, I am very happy that you are interested in core science research. Congratulations for clearing 12th. Whenever you wish to study deep, it is required to take the highest education in that particular field. Nano Biotechnology is a highly specialised field and very core scientific in nature. After 12th, you can choose BSc BioTechnology as you under graduate course. After graduation, you should go for MSc Biotechnology. And finally you should enrol yourself to PhD course by going for CSIR NET exam and get the JRF. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, Are you asking for all India best colleges for Biotechnology courses? Is there any particular city/state in you mind? Best wishes

Hello  List of top Government Colleges offering BSc Biotech courses in Mumbai. M.College of Arts, N.M. Institute of Science and Haji Rashid Jaffer College of Commerce. Seth Laherchand Uttamchand Jhaveri College of Arts, Sir Mathurdas Vissonji College of Science and Commerce. Ramnarain Ruia College. Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce. J.Somaiya College of Science,Commerce, Vidyavihar Campus. South Indian Education Society`s College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College. Kishinchand Chellaram Colleg

Hello Sayani, In India a qualified biotechnologist can be appointed as Researcher at pharmaceutical companies’ and biotech companies, clinical director, technician in pharmaceutical companies, Manager in agri-biotech firms, etc. The job profile depends upon the area of expertise of the biotechnologist in the field of biotechnology. A biotechnologist may specialize in product development and manufacturing, medical field or agricultural field by pursuing PhD. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Plant Science and Animal Science etc. A qualified biotechnologist mostly works in