It is a research oriented science, a combination of Biology and Technology. Bio – technology is the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria in industrial process.


Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII with Science Stream (PCM) Pursue B.Tech/ B.E. in Biotechnology – 4 years Pursue M.Tech/M.E. Biotechnology for 2 years Pursue Ph.D. for 3-5 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII with Science Stream (biology stream) Pursue B.Sc. Biotechnology - 3 years Pursue M.Sc. Biotechnology for 2 years Pursue Ph.D. for 3-5 years

Personality Traits

  1. Scientific Aptitude
  2. Keen interest in biological sciences
  3. Methodical & patient by nature
  4. Able to work neatly & accurately
  5. Flair for laboratory work
  6. Ability to work independently
  7. Ability to use computers
  8. Problem solving, analyzing & interpreting skills

Job Prospects

  1. Pharmaceutical Companies
  2. Chemical Industry
  3. Agriculture Industry
  4. Bio – processing Industry
  5. Research laboratories
  6. Food manufacturers
  7. Aquaculture
  8. Horticulture
  9. Colleges/ Universities

Prominent Colleges

  • Institute
  • Indian Institute of Technology, (Delhi, Kharagpur, Roorkee & Guwahati)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai
  • Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, Calicut, Rourkela & Durgapur
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru