Life Sciences (often dubbed as Biology) is a field of infinite possibilities. Whereas most of the European countries and US have seen a boom in Biotechnology (and hence Life Sc.), India is yet to undergo the popularity process for Biotech. Due to the exponential growth of Biotech sector in the West, students in India started opting for professional courses in the recent past in huge numbers. This has lead to more availability of the biotech professionals than the demand by the industry. Consequently, the salaries offered in this industry are one of the lowest as of now. In such a scenario, adding a tag of ‘speciality’ to your academics in Life Sciences field is of great importance. You may find lakhs of students having pursued B.Tech in Biotechnology or B.Sc in Biology; but the number of students having opted for B.Tech in Bioinformatics or B.Sc in Genetics (or any other specialization) are always scarce. But as a matter of fact; it’s only the latter class of students who end up getting better jobs (most of the times) !
Here is an attempt from our side to suggest the aspiring Biotech students some courses in Life Sciences, that can land you in better jobs.
It’s important for a student to decide the kind of industry he/she wants to enter; and then wisely choose a suitable course that might suit that industry the most (rather than randomly opting for a generic course in Biotech or Biology). The quality assurance department of a Food Biotech industry will prefer an ‘Industrial Biotechnologist’ or ‘Microbiologist’ over a general Biotechnology student! Making the right decision at the right time is thus extremely crucial for a ‘Healthy” career.
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