Biotechnology: a ticket to the Future
You have read about all JEE advanced important topics but do you know You can make a tomato plant to produce potato at their roots using biotechnology. A “pomato” plant if you will.
Scientists can edit the DNA of human embryos using gene-editing tool CRISPR. This biotecnology can prevent babies from being born with incurable diseases or disabilities.
Some of the best and most important recent innovations are from the Biotechnology.
What is biotechnology?
Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that unites the biological sciences with engineering technology. This discipline creates products for agriculture, environmental control, food, healthcare, medicine, and pharmaceuticals.
Biotechnology offers two directions : Research and Development in sciences or in industrial processes.
innovations in field of biotechnology
Some other fantastic innovations that have developed thanks to biotechnology include:
Development in stem cell technology
Genomic sequencing technology or DNA
Natural alternatives to pesticides
Production of biofuels
what will you study in college?
If you choose biotechnology, you will study both the biological as well as the engineering aspects. These topic are bit different from JEE advanced important topics.
The curriculum will include Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology among others. The engineering course work will include Biochemical & Bioprocess Engineering, Mass Transfer and even Thermodynamics.
A scientifically oriented degree will focus more on biological aspects. There will be some course work that relates to industrial processes, but, the focus will be more on Research and Development.
What is the core field of job?
While a bachelor’s degree will get you a job, some biotechnology careers will need a graduate degree for advancement. You may need a Masters or even a Ph.D. to do the type of work you are interested in.
Employment opportunities for biotechnologists can be found in:
Conservation of the Environment
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Industrial R & D
Also, there is a major focus in this sector through out the world. Opportunities for U.G. and P.G. studies and research are available in the United States and Europe.
average package in iit’s, nit’s and gfti
Salaries for bio-technologists in India vary depending on your experience. An entry-level bio technologist from IIT’s and NIT’s may earn approximately Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,25,000 a month. There are companies that pay more but many are CSE based. Much also depends on which college or university you graduate from.
higher studies and COMPETITION
If you hope to take GATE exam in Biotechnology administered by the IISc, you will need to prepare. Get a copy of the GATE Biotechnology Syllabus and use the most recommended GATE books to prepare. The GATE score has a validity of two years. The exam will have three sections: General Aptitude, Mathematics, and a subject-specific section. Sixty-five questions in a three-hour time limit.
You can also get job in following PSU’s
Bharat Immunological & Biological Corporation
Indian Vaccine Corporation Ltd (IVCOL)
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
Degree in Biotechnology is fine if you are aiming for the I.A.S. . This exam is considered one of the most difficult in the world. Syllabus is far more than just some JEE advanced important topics. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university will make you eligible for the exam. If you have a passion to serve society as a civil servant, then this is an option.
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013
All India Rank 3
BTech in biotechnology
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Biotechnology is redefining the boundaries and limits of science. To be part of such an innovative field will allow you to use your originality and imagination. This is a path-breaking sector. Biotechnology is everywhere from vaccines to genetics. If you are passionate about future and helping it become a reality, biotechnology may be best option to choose.
By the here is the list for top colleges for Bio-Technology
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