M. Tech. in Biotechnology is a 2 year post graduate program applied in the field of modern medical practice. It is study of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, medicine and technology required for developing bio-products.
The approximate course fee in private institutions ranges from 0.72 lakh INR to 1 lakh INR while in government colleges fee ranges from 25,000 INR to 30,000 INR. The basic pre requisite for the course is a B. Tech. graduate degree in Biotechnology.
The basic salary a student earn at entry level is approximately 195,134 INR per annum which increases with experience and potential of the students. Some of the high paying profiles in this field are Verification Engineer, Chief Engineer or Researcher.
M. Tech. in Biotechnology equip the students with knowledge to use biotechnological skills in the field of animal, microbial, plant biology, agriculture, health and environment. The course offers specialisation in Vaccine Biotechnology, system and structural biology.
Drug delivery and genomics are some other topics in which students can specialize according to their area of interest. The course help students develop certain skills of problem solving and interpretation.
Students who are interested in advanced studies of biological sciences and its related topics must opt for M. Tech. Biotechnology program. Those who possess technological skills in accordance with problem solving and analysing can opt for this course as well.
M. Tech. Biotechnology can prove to be beneficial for those interested in studying about application of technology in the field of medical practices.
After completing M. Tech. Biotechnology successfully, students can go for M. Phil. In Biotechnology or Ph. D. in Biotechnology to carry research programs and increase their salary package.
The duration of M. Tech. Biotechnology is 2 years which is divided into 4 semesters having examination in the end of each semester. Some institutions like Jaypee Institute of Information Technology also offer 5 years integrated B. Tech-M. Tech in biotechnology program.
Many Engineering colleges in India offer M. Tech. in Biotechnology with highly qualified faculty and great infrastructure. Some of the best colleges are as follows:
Indian Institute of Technology
Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati
Delhi Technological University
National Institute of Technology
University School of Biotechnology, IP University
School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Amity Institute of Technology
.Students who are graduated in the field of Biotechnology/ B. Pharma/ M. Sc. Biosciences with minimum 45%-50% aggregate marks are eligible to apply for M. Tech. Biotechnology.
Students having valid GATE score are also eligible for admission to this program.
An eligible candidate has to appear for GraduateAptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exams. GATE exam is jointly conducted by Indian Institute of Science and IIT’s for technical graduates.
Forms for GATE exam is available in the month of September every year and admit card can be taken in the month of December. Exam is conducted in the month of January and expected month for declaration of result is March. Skills tested in this exam are General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics.
Institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s, IISc and many other require GATE score and interview round score for the selection process.