Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly emerging fields in India. People are getting employment in this sector because of new industries, factories and research laboratories being opened every day. New innovations and experiments for the production of highly modified stuff are being done for the welfare of normal people.
No doubt due to good resources and infrastructure, the scope of biotechnology is very high in developed countries but the market for the use of such products in developing countries is also very good thus India too has potential employment services if taken deep into account.
There are two ways by which anybody can take a degree in biotechnology first being the Bachelor in science or B.Sc. and secondly Bachelors in technology or B. Tech. Such graduates have a very good and promising future depending on what field they choose. Different fields in biotech are Microbiology, food technology, genomics, etc.
After you get admission in any college, depending on what degree you choose your further career or jobs depends on it. Like doing B.Sc. will open doors for research in this field or being a lecturer but doing B.tech means having an engineering degree and puts more importance on the technical aspects.
Career opportunities in Biotechnology:
Graduates in biotech have a very bright future as there are vast varieties of career opportunities in this field. India is one of the hotspots for biotech researchers and markets; it has brought many appreciable growths in the field of agriculture and marine and food production and in the health care sector.
For any BSc graduates, Biotechnology is a research-oriented field; they can go for government-funded research organizations. Technical writing in this field is also trending these years or higher studies like doing M.Sc. or PhD can be worth. Because of the new innovations every day in this field, there is a great need for revolutionary reforms in various areas like food production, medicines etc. where a great demand of scientist and researchers are presently giving employment to many students out there in this field.
For any B.tech graduates, the need for engineers in various types of markets like Pharmaceuticals sectors, Food industries, healthcare, chemical industries, is very high. They want biotech professionals who can work as production engineers or quality analyst in there industries and also give a good paycheck. B.tech students can also move to abroad for higher doctorate studies or can do an MBA to make a career in finance and business.
Following are the few top companies which hire Biotechnologists in their firm :
• C camp
• Thapar group
• Hindustan Lever
• Hindustan antibiotics
• Piramal group of industries
• Cell works research
Many other companies are there which are not listed here but give you a good job with a nice amount of paycheck. So if you want to join this field, you can go out to get an undergraduate degree and get yourself into research or can go for the postgraduate course and enlist in a good MNC on your capabilities.