What trainings does one need to undergo as a biotechnology college graduate which will be effective in the long run?

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RE: What trainings does one need to undergo as a biotechnology college graduate which will be effective in the long run?

Gomathi Venkat
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  • Bengaluru


As I said, please see my continuation for research centres and training institutes in biotechnology.
Some of the centres that work in India for:

1. Plant Biotechnology
  • National research centre on plant biotechnology - New Delhi
  • Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology - Kerala
  • Indian agricultural research institute - New Delhi
  • Centre for Plant biotechnology, Hisar
  • Maharashtra Hybrid seeds company Limited (Mahyco) - Dhawalwadi, Maharashtra
  • Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Plant biotechnology division - Jammu
  • National Institute of Plant genome research - New Delhi
  • Centre for plant molecular biology & biotechnology, Tamil nadu agricultural university, Coimbatore
  • Centre for plant biotechnology and molecular biology - Kerala agricultural university
  • Centre agricultural research institute, Port Blair
  • Central arid zone research institute, Jodhpur
  • Central institute of medicinal and auro plants, Lucknow
  • Central plantation crops research institute, Kerala
  • Central research institute for dry land agriculture, Saidabad Hyderabad
  • Central research institute for Jute and allied fibre, West Bengal
  • Central Rice research institute, Cuttack, Orissa
  • Central tuber crops research institute, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Central wheat research institute, Karnal, Haryana
  • Gujarat Agricultural university plant biotech research centre
  • Haryana agricultural university plant biotech research centre
  • Indira Gandhi agricultural university research centre - Raipur
  • International crop research institute for semi arid tropics
  • Madras agricultural college and research centre - Coimbatore
  • Maharana Pratap university of agriculture and technology
  • Marathwada agricultural university research centre - Parbhani
  • National academy of agricultural research and management - Hyderabad
  • National botanic research institute - Lucknow
  • National Bureaue of agriculturally important micro-organisms - New Delhi
  • National bureaue of plant and genetic resource - New Delhi
  • National research centre for medicinal and auromatic plants - Boriavi, Gujarat
  • Orissa university of agriculture and technology, plant biotech research centre
  • Cropping system research centre - Modipuram, Uttar Pradesh
  • Tamilnadu government agricultural college and research institute, centre for plant biotech

Every centre listed above runs summer program, internship program and research trainee/ research assistant roles. You can visit their websites and apply for positions. If there are email addresses listed on their career websites, you can also email them your CV. And most importantly all the research centres listed above have PhD positions. You can complete NET exam and UGC-JRF and apply for PhD positions here.

I will soon write other research institutes where you can conduct biotechnology research or take training in India. Good luck.

RE: What trainings does one need to undergo as a biotechnology college graduate which will be effective in the long run?

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
Verified Career Expert
Managing Director at GV Counseling Group
  • Bengaluru


I am really impressed seeing your curiosity level regarding your career build up. I can certainly guide you in this question. First of all, I am happy that you took a right decision to approach counsellors at Mera career guide website and consult with us. I am Gomathi, and i have been in this counselling industry for nearly 23 years now.

I shall advice for both current students studying biotechnology or even recent graduates. However both sets of students can follow these methods as they will prove useful to you in a long run. First of all I want to ask you what type of career you are interested in Biotechnology? Do you want a research career or a company level career?

A research career is possible at university level, national scientific laboratories level and company research and development department level (R&D). A research career expects students to hold a minimum MTech Biotechnology or MSc Biotechnology and if you also have a PhD in Biotechnology, it is great. PhD graduates stand with higher probability in terms of a research career. A research career means you are not doing a normal day-to-day oriented job but involved in a lab trying out to find new things. To find a job in research, you should do the following.
1. Complete MTech Biotech or MSc Biotech and join a resaerch and development department of a company. Even PhD students can join R&D departments of company.
2. Complete Doctorate degree and get a career in education sector. Here you will work as a Professor at universities and colleges and also be involved in continuous research at the university lab.
3. You can work for national research laboratories as a Research Associate in the area you have specialized. For example, if your specialization is plant biotechnology, you can work for 'National research centre for Plant biotechnology' as a Research Associate. Another example, if your specialization is agri-food, you can work for National research centre for Agri-food', Punjab.

In case you want to work for companies, you can definitely work with a BSc, BTech, MSc, MTech and PhD degrees. You can work for Biocon, Shantha biotech, and a lot of pharma companies. For this, you should apply to summer projects or internship opportunities these companies have for biotechnology students. You can work as an intern for a minimum 3-6 months and as a trainee for minimum 6 months to 1 year. All companies have such facilities and you need to approach the companies individually by visiting their website. The salary offered during training/internship will be quite low but once you get confirmed in job after the training period, your salary will increase. You will receive certification for training which can also be used to apply for jobs else where.

I will soon write on the centres that offers training for students in India. It will be more useful. Thanks.

RE: What trainings does one need to undergo as a biotechnology college graduate which will be effective in the long run?

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
Verified Career Expert
Managing Director at GV Counseling Group
  • Bengaluru


To continue again, some of the other research institutes where you can get training are listed below. I earlier listed for plant biotech, now you can see the rest of all other research institutes in India.

1. Horticulture research centres:
  • Central institute for arid horticulture, Beechwal, Bikaner.
  • Central institute for sub-tropical horticulture, Lucknow
  • Central institute of horticulture for northern plains , Lucknow
  • Central institute of temperate horticulture, Sri Nagar
  • Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar for horticulture and forestry
  • Indian institute of Horticultural research, Bangalore
  • Kerala agricultural university, horticultural division

2. Cotton research centres:
  • Central institute for cotton research, Nagpur
  • Central institute for research on cotton technology, Mumbai
  • Cotton technology research lab, Mumbai

3. Forestry research centres:
  • Arid forest research institute, Jodhpur
  • Forest research institute, Dehradun
  • Indian council of forestry research and education, New Delhi
  • Tropical forest research institute, Jabalpur
  • Institute of forest genetics and tree breeding, Coimbatore
  • Himalayan forest research institute, Shimla
  • Rain forest research institute, Jorhat
  • Institute of forest productivity, Ranchi
  • Forest research centre, Hyderabad
  • Centre for forestry research and human resource development, Chhindwara
  • Centre for social forestry and eco-rehabilitation, Allahabad
  • Advanced research centre for bamboo and ratans, Aizawl
  • Kerala agricultural university, forestry department
  • National research centre for agro forestry, Jhansi, Uttar pradesh
  • State forest research institute, Madhya pradesh
  • State forest research institute, Arunachal pradesh

4. Genetic engineering research centres:
  • International centre for genetic engineering and biotechnology, New Delhi

5. Potato research centres:
  • Central potato research institute, Shimla
  • Central potato research institute campus, Meerut
  • Central potato research station, Shimla
  • Central potato research station, Jalandhar
  • Ooty central potato research centre
  • Gwalior Central potato research station
  • Shillong central potato research station
  • Sahaynagar Patna central potato research station

6. Vegetable research centre:
Indian institute of vegetable research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

I believe the above research centres information will be of a great help to you. These centres too offer all year round research projects, summer research project, research trainee and research associate positions. And an MSc Biotechnology qualification is mostly desirable. Try enrolling at a training program with any of these and at the end of training you will be certified by them. If they have full time vacancies, they could also consider you. Please write back if you require further info.

All the very best.

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