Biotechnology unifies technology and biology by covering a wide range of subjects like animal husbandry, agriculture, biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, bio-statistics, crop management, cropping system, ecology, engineering, microbiology, plant physiology, soil science, genetics, health, immunology, medicine, soil conservation, seed technology, and virology, etc. With the help of these researches, various medicines and vaccines are developed.
Biotechnology Scope in India
There is a huge opportunity of getting jobs in this field as the requirement for biotechnologists is rising in India as well as abroad. It is predictable that more than 6000 biotechnologists of top skill are required in India as per the study made by the Human Resource Development Ministry.
Future in biotechnology
Biotechnology is growing as a subject very rapidly. A biotechnologist can dig up into government organizations and institutes, such as Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram and some Engineering Colleges in Rajasthan. The highest placement college in Jaipur, in the field of Biotechnology is, the Arya College.
There are some other fields include agriculture, horticulture and dairy institutes. Pharmaceutical companies like Ranbaxy, Dabur, Dr. Reddy’s Lab and Hindustan Lever and many more. Food processing industry, textile industry and the chemical industry are some other areas where you can get jobs. Thapar Group, Hindustan Lever, Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Hindustan Antibiotics, Bincon India Ltd., IDPL, etc. are some of the big companies that pay for biotechnologists.