Top 10 Universities for Biotechnology

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Biotechnology is a discipline that uses biological processes, cellular components and organisms to create products. It caters to numerous industries, such as food and beverages, textiles, biological products, medicines and pharmaceuticals, and many more. After completing a degree in biotechnology, you will get many opportunities to work in the field of science and technology.

To pursue your education in Biotechnology, you need to have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics during your 10+2. You also need to score the minimum qualifying marks—usually 55 percent. Many institutes also require you to clear an entrance exam to get admission.

Here are the top 10 institutes for biotechnology in India:

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP):

The Department of Biotechnology in IIT KGP began in 1986. To pursue an undergraduate course in biotechnology, you need to clear the Joint Entrance Examination. The fee is around Rs 45,000 per semester.

Why you should join:

The institute offers various courses in the field, like BTech in Biotechnology, Dual Degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering/MBA, and M. Tech in Biotechnology.

IIT KGP has tie-ups with leading companies for industry training.

For more information, visit www.iitkgp.ac.in.

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee):

IIT Roorkee started its Department of Biotechnology in 1980. It offers courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The fee is around Rs 56,000 per semester.

Why you should join:

The teaching and research programmes of this department cover applied aspects of modern biotechnology.

For more information, visit www.iitr.ac.in.

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT Guwahati):

The Department of Biotechnology in IIT Guwahati was established in November 2002.

Why you should join:

It offers quality education and advanced research opportunities through its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The department always looks to meet the demands and requirements of biotechnology companies.

For more information, visit www.iitg.ac.in.

National Institute of Technology, Warangal:

The biotechnology department at NIT Warangal was started in 2006. You have to clear a written examination to qualify for one of the 92 seats in the BTech course.

Why you should join:

This institute will give you plenty of opportunities to visit the organisations in the industry for practical training.

For more information, visit www.nitw.ac.in.

Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, New Delhi:

The department of biotechnology at NSIT is one of the leading ones in India. Here you can pursue a four-year degree programme. The current intake of biotechnology students at NSIT is 20 students per year.

Why you should join:

It aims to fulfil the growing demands of the biotechnology sector.

For more information, visit www.nsit.ac.in.

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore:

PSG College of Technology started its Department of Biotechnology in the year 2000. Apart from offering a BTech degree programme, this college also offers MTech, MS and PhD courses in Biotechnology.

Why you should join:

The institute has a well equipped laboratory and prepares you to meet technology-related challenges in the field of life sciences.

For more information, visit www.psgtech.edu.

Thapar University, Patiala:

Thapar University is considered one of the premier universities for technical education in the country.

Why you should join:

Its biotechnology department has the staff, the infrastructure and the environment to keep up with the ever-changing technological advancements in biotechnology.

The university also gives you an opportunity to carry out research for society’s benefit.

For more information, visit www.thapar.edu.

Manipul Institute of Technology, Manipal

Manipal University promotes research in the field of biotechnology through its School of Life Sciences. It offers a BSc Biotechnology course. The course fee for BSc Biotechnology is Rs 304,000.

Why you should join:

You will get access to best-in-class facilities here.

The university also focuses on other skills like communication and self-learning to help you build a successful career.

For more information, visit http://manipal.edu.

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore:

VIT is one of the leading institutes that provide quality education in biotechnology. After pursuing an undergraduate course in BTech Biotechnology here, you can opt for research or teaching. The course fee is around Rs 170,000 per annum.

Why you should join:

You will get the opportunity to interact with industry experts and professionals.

For more information, visit www.vit.ac.in.

BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore:

Why you should join:

BMS has a research centre and has published various international journals and conference papers.

For more information, visit www.bmsce.in.