There are many top colleges across the globe which offers this course. Below is a comprehensive table of the best countries and colleges along with the study duration and annual fees for your consideration.
Biotechnology in India
With its prominent Biotechnology hubs in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai, India is a good option for biotechnology related courses. The Universities and colleges like, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and IITs (Delhi, Chennai & Kharagpur) offer B. Tech & M. Tech in Biotechnology and are for duration of 4 to 5 ½ years. Admission to the courses in any of these prestigious universities is through an entrance exam. The fee for both undergraduate and post graduate courses in biotechnology is around Rs. 50,000 per annum.
- Biotechnical Scientist
- Industry Researcher
Jobs & Salary
India is a budding market for Biotechnology and there are many areas where Biotechnology jobs are available. These are
- Animal Husbandry
- Aquaculture and Marine Industry
- Healthcare & patenting
The top companies which offer Biotechnology jobs to qualified professionals are:
- Serum Institute of India
- Panacea Biotech
- Mahyco Monsanto Biotech
- Rasi Seeds
A salary ranging in between 3.5 lakh and 4 lakh per annum is offered in the Intellectual Property Rights Division, where one begins one’s career as a research associate. One will be able to command a remuneration of 3 lakh per annum as a research scientist in the research and development department.
Pros & Cons
- Upcoming and constantly growing field and has opportunities worldwide.
- Does not restrict you to a particular job or an industry.
- Hefty pay packages
- Respect from peers and seniors
- You will have to put in a lot of hard work which can be frustrating at times.
- You cannot make a fast buck in this profession. Success can be a slow and a tedious process.