Career Oriented Courses in Life Sciences and Biotechnology

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.

careeroriented_lifeSc.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.

PS: Please feel free to suggest more courses to help us update the information with time. We will keep this space updated from our side as well. Suggestions may be sent to our support team at support@biotechstudents.com or may be added as comments.

 
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  1. sir,,am in Msc BIOTECHNOLOGY first year,,but i dont that,,for which type of NET examination are conducted,,and for which am eligible?

     
  2. Hi Amrit,

    CSIR UGC NET is conducted in following subjects:

    1. Chemical Sciences

    2. Earth Sciences

    3. Life Sciences

    4. Mathematical Sciences

    5. Physical Sciences

    6. Engineering Sciences

    Even though you can apply for any of these subjects, but considering your specialization, Life Sciences is the subject for you.

    You may refer the details here: http://www.csirhrdg.res.in/mcs_netexam_notice.htm

    Following is the eligibility criteria in detail:

    BS 4 Years program/BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/ MBBS/ Integrated BS-MS/M.Sc or equivalent degree with at east 55% marks for general and OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates, physically and visually Handicapped candidates).

    Candidates enrolled for M.Sc or having completed 10+2+3 years of the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply in the above subject under the Result Awaited (RA) category on the condition that they complete the qualifying degree with requisite percentage of marks within the validity period of two years to avail the fellowship from the effective date of award.
    Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (Given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Department/Institute from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared.

    Hope it clears your doubt?

    Let me know if there’s any other query.

    All the best

    Sunil

     
  3. Hello Sir
    As I told you before
    If there is huge difference between bachelor’s and Masters degree,it will affect my career?
    for e.g if I do BSc and then M.E/M.Tech it will be beneficial?
    I am quite sure about my degree, that I can finished it with good grades near about 7.0 to 8.0 CGPA out of 10.0 Scale.
    but I dont Interested in Research and also not intended to do PHd.I want to do job.
    I am in big Dilemma.I have lack of good guidence.there is no more stuffs available at net about my degree course.so I afraid that my path is right or not.
    So please Answer it sir As soon as possible.
    And yes(you doing fabulous job to provide valuable information about Biotechnology thank you so much)

     
  4. Sir,

    I would like to know what one should opt for after a bsc in microbiology.If I would like to appear for Gate do I need a post graduate diploma or i need to complete my masters for that.

    What other options and exams can be looked forward to?

    Thank you for this great platform.

    Payal

     
    • Sunil Nagpal says:

      Hello Payal,
      You’ll need to get MSc for GATE. Best exam for getting an MSc from IITs would be JAM. I would suggest you to get MSc from an IIT/JNU/DU/Anna Univ and then target for a PhD abroad.

      If you wish to get PhD in India then DBT JRF/CSIR UGC NET/INSPIRE fellowships after MSc can be of help.

      Hope it helps
      Best wishes

       
  5. I need to clear my concepts in bioprocess technology. what books should i refer and also are there any books dealing with the numerical problems in biotechnology?

     
  6. Thank you so much sir…it’s a request if you could name any book that would cover the entire numericals related to Biotechnology

     
  7. Hello sir,
    Can u please tell me whther Rajiv Gandhi institite of it and biotec pune is good for bsc biotecnology. Im concerned whether ill be eligible to apply for msc in govt universities after graduation from RGITBT since Bharti vidyapeet is privately owned deemed university

     
  8. Karanpreet Singh Bhatia says:

    Sir I have cleared ggsipu B tech in biotech exam and I have scored 4th rank in that exam also I have cleared jee mains as well and secured 25000 rank in that .Now I am totally confused in which college should I go for B tech in biotech ipu or dtu?Please suggest me which college should I prefer as soon as possible

     
  9. hello sir,
    i am doing my b.sc in biotechnology from banasthali university.i am in my last semester .pls suggest me whether i should opt for m.sc in biotechnology/genetics/environmental science/microbiology /agricultural biotechnology after this.i am very much confused.it would be greatful of you if you suggest me some good cooleges/universities too.

     
  10. Sir,
    I am a student of btech biochemical eng in hbtu knp. I want to pursue my pg in iit knp. Can i get admission by scoring good in gate life sciences exam or shall I go for gate through biotech

     

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