Options for biotechnology and food processing

Hello Sir, I choose Maths,Physics,Chemistry as my subjects for my +1 and +2.But I am not doing well in Physics.I am mostly interested in research connected things like Food processing,Biotechnology.I am a bit confident in these things.So do I still have the option to choose them as my career even after having maths as my subject?Are they good colleges and jobs in India related to them?If they are,please suggest me some good of them. Thanking you.

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RE: Options for biotechnology and food processing

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

You have an interesting subject combination.

Here I would request you to get your doubts clarified with the professor, so that the basic understanding of the subject will help you larn it better.
Also you can make a chart of the formuals and keep revising it whenever time permits and try alternating wiht the formulas, as in applying them.

As such, you do have the option for pursuing a B.Sc Food technology after 12th.
But for a course in Biotechnology, though Physics and math is essential, but with a combination of Biology is needed.
So as such you are not eligible for this course.

Other career options with PCM combiantion for you includes:

  • Pharmacy
  • Gaming
  • Robotics
  • Computers ( BCA / B.Sc IT)

As such any field you choose you can get into Research.
Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry is currently booming.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck....

RE: Options for biotechnology and food processing

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

You can also do BSc and MSc Micro Biology. Micro Biology is in great demand in the industry as well research. Winery is one area where there are excellent salaries and research opportunities.

Pharmacy is definitely a good option as suggested by Ms. Mukherjee, if you wish to remain in biology and chemistry without physics.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which career is ideal for you.
You can then call counsellors to discuss.

Best wishes!

RE: Options for biotechnology and food processing

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Dear Aspirant,
Welcome to
Thanks for approaching us and writing us with your career query.

Its a very interesting question that you have and its more interesting that you are trying to seek proper information and guideline for your query.As you have opted physics,chemistry and Maths subjects in your Junior College but it seems that you have more interest towards biology. As my colleagues have answered your query very well. I would suggest you to opt for a group PCBM if possible because this will help you further in the studies of biotechnology and food technology.

Its good to hear that you are very confident with regards to studying these subjects furthermore.
Both the mentioned areas of career by you have a tremendous career opportunities. Food Processing and Biotechnology are gaining a great importance and career scope in India.It is predicated that India would be the leading player in Asia in these fields.

While there are many big comapnies,Institutes,research institutes,Labroateries who hire the Biotechnologists and Food Technologists for eg. Dabur,Ranbaxy etc.

Here is the list of colleges for Biotehnology:-
1.Indian Institute of Technology- Guwahati.
2.Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur.
3.Indian Institute of Technology- Madras.
4.Indian Institute of Technology- Roorke
5.National Institute of Technology,Raipur.
6.National Institute of Technology,Tiruchirapalli.
7.Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology,Allahabad.
8.Osmania University,Hyderabad.
9.University Of Delhi,Delhi
10.Aligarh Muslim University,Aligarh.
11.Punjab University
12.Delhi University
13.Kakatiya University.
14.Osmania University.

Food Processing industry in india is gaining a great momentum . SO the career opportunities are quite wide in this sector. Now there has been very strict norms for the food processing industries they have to follow all the norms for processing,packaging,preserving.

List of colleges for Food Processing-
1.College of Engineering,Pune
2.IIT Madras
3.IIT Kanpur
5.VIT University,Vellore

I hope you find this information relevant to your career query.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Wish you Good Luck

Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.

RE: Options for biotechnology and food processing

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

For a course in Biotechnology, biology is essential along with Physics and Maths. Therefore, you can not pursue biotechnology. However, you can pursue BSc in Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agriculture.

Other career options after 12th in research field are as follow:
BE/BTech (Dairy technology/aerospace engineering)
BSc Nautical Science
MSc Clinical Research
Integrated M.Sc.

I recommend you to do and dual degree (B Tech+MTech) course in food technology or diary technology and then PhD to make career in research domain.

Before you take decision, I would suggest you to take Ideal Career Test from This will help you understand aptitude, interest and personality traits and suggest you potential career options.

Hope this is helpful. If you still have queries, feel free to write back.

Best Wishes for your bright career,
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

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