Are you confused while taking Biotechnology as career option? Many students like you are in the same dilemma whether to choose  it or not as a career option  in graduation and post-graduation . Here I am going to give you the list of top  career options and there scopes in Biotechnology.

Biotechnology is a field of Biology which incorporates technology with Biological sciences to get modified products and solutions to current health and environment problems. It has many applications in the field of Pharmaceutical industries, Genetics, Agriculture, Food technology and Environmental technology. It is  rapidly increasing in India thereby providing a good pay and huge number of opportunities.

  1. Sc. /B.Tech in Biotechnology

After completing 12th (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) students can opt either B.Sc. or B.Tech in Biotechnology. It can further open chances for them to work in laboratories, pharmaceutical industries as Biomedical engineer, Microbiologists. For further studies you can face IIT JAM, CSIR-NET , AIIMS(All India Institute of Medical Sciences M.Sc Biotechnology Entrance Exam) to get  admission in National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore,  Indian Institute of Science (IISc),  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)etc.

  1. Masters in Biotechnology

You can get enrolled in good institution for M.Sc./M.Tech in various fields of Biotechnology such as Medical Biotechnologist, Agricultural Biotechnology, Bio-informatics, Biological Forensic Analysis, Bioprocess Engineering, Microbiology, and Environment Biotechnology.

  1. Ph.D in Biotech.

After completing Masters students can choose to pursue Ph.D. from India and Abroad too.  You can also get scholarship from respective institution or other govt. authorities such as –

    • DST-INSPIRE Fellowship
    • DBTJRF Fellowship. …
    • CSIR- UGC JRF NET Fellowship  and many more. It can open many options to work in Research & development and Post Doctorate.


  1. Teaching opportunities

After clearing eligibility test for lectureship such as CSIR-NET , a person may work as Assistant Professor after M.Sc. and can also become Professor or Associate Professor after Ph.D.  in Universities and Colleges with a very good pay.

  1. Other Job Options

Being a Graduate or Post graduate you have many job options in  both Public and Private sectors Such as Laboratory Technician/Assistant in Diagnostic labs, Biochemist or Biomedical officers in pharmaceutical industries,  Microbiologists in hospitals and medical colleges and Medical scientists.

Blog by – Shiwani Sharma
Asst. Prof., Department of Science