About Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biotechnology)

B.Sc. in Biotechnology is a 3- year undergraduate course, involving an advanced study of the cellular and bimolecular processes for development of a variety of technologies and products that contribute to improving people’s lives and health.

The course is divided across 6 semesters, of six months each, and the basic eligibility for applying to the course is 10+2 qualification in the science stream, completed from a recognized educational board. The course is offered in India at an average fee ranging between INR 1 and 3 lacs, varying across institutes.

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B. Sc. in Biotechnology: Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the course are tabulated below.

Course level Undergraduate
Duration 3 Years
Eligibility 10th & 12th from a recognized Board
Admission Process Counseling after taking entrance examination.
Examination Type Semester System
Course Fee INR 2 Lac to 3 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 2.5 Lac to 8 Lacs
Top Recruiting Areas/Fields Bio Industry, Government Hospitals, Research Labs, Content Writing (Medical), etc.

B. Sc. in Biotechnology: What is it About?

Biotechnology is a part of Applied Biology, which simply stated, is the combination of biology with technology so as to alter cells for manipulation. The course familiarizes candidates with the usage of living organisms and bio processes in the field of medicine, technology, engineering, and other bio products.

Typically, the course aims to impart to eligible candidates, advanced lessons in biological process meant for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc. which are used in production of medicines and other such products.

Eligibility for B. Sc. in Biotechnology

Candidates aspiring to pursue the course are required to meet the minimum eligibility criteria listed here.

  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at both Higher Secondary and Senior Secondary (classes X and XII) levels.
  • Biology, Physics & Chemistry as main subjects at 10+2 level, with a minimum aggregate score of 60%in these three.

B. Sc. in Biotechnology: Admission Process

For admission to the course, eligible candidates are needed to qualify a relevant entrance examination, conducted at any of institute, state and national levels. Two subsequent rounds of group discussion and personal interview subsequently follow for assessment of candidate’s general aptitude for the course.

Some of the major entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are listed below.

  • AIIMS Biotechnology Entrance Test
  • JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination
  • CBEEE (Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination)
  • DU (University of Delhi) Biotechnology Entrance Examination.

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