Bachelor of Technology ( in Genetic Engineering Courses, Syllabus, Scope, and Salary

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B.Tech. Genetic Engineering is a 4- year undergraduate course. The basic criterion of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for the pursuance of the course is a class XII qualification from a recognized educational Board.

Note: Students who wish to pursue their education in Management field or get a career boost, can check MBA course.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 2 and 10 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.

The course is divided into eight semesters, with each semester lasting a period of six months, and at the end of every semester, an external examination, both theory and practical- based, is conducted. B.Tech. Genetic Engineering course essentially comprising the study of the deliberate modification of an organism’s basic characteristics by manipulating its genetic material.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Scientific/ Medical Writer, Genetic Engineer, Information Security Engineer, etc. The average annual salary offered for these positions varies between INR 2 Las and 5 Lacs annually, increasing with experience.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:

Course Level Undergraduate
Duration Four Years
Eligibility 10+2 from a recognized Board
Examination Type Semester System
Admission Process Counseling after taking entrance examination
Course Fee INR 2 to 10 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 8 Lacs

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: What is it About?

Genetic Engineering is the branch of advanced science, which is concerned with the wide range of scientific techniques that are applied in order to purposely change the genetic structure in the DNA code of a living life form so as to create newer and better beings.

Students enrolled too the course are taught advanced and efficient ways to develop organisms better suited to meet environmental challenges and the needs of modern medicine. A few examples of genetically engineered organisms currently in the market include plants with resistance to some insects, plants that can tolerate herbicides, and crops with modified oil content.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Top Institutes 

Listed below are some of the top institutes in the country offering the course, along with the annual course fee and the location –

SRM University Chennai 2,50,000
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 25,000
Bharath University Chennai 2,50,000
Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna 2,00,000

Eligibility for B.Tech. in Genetic Engineering

For admission to B.Tech. Genetic Engineering course, the candidate is needed to have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) examination from a recognized Board of education with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 60%. Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Molecular Biology are also eligible to apply.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Admission Procedure

For admission to the course, candidates are required to qualify a relevant national/ State/ university level engineering entrance examination followed by rounds of counseling and personal interview.

Some of the major national- level entrance examinations conducted in India for admission to the course are JEE MAIN, JEE ADVANCE, SRMJEEE, VIT EEE, BIT-SAT, JNU EEE, etc. Other universities- level entrance exams are conducted by SRM University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The score obtained in JEE MAIN is accepted in most universities including all NITs across the country, whereas JEE ADVANCE score is considered for admission to IITs.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

A semester- wise break-up of the course is tabulated below –



Mathematics 1

Mathematics 2


Material Science


Principles of Environmental Science



Basic Engineering 1

Basic Engineering 2


Cell Biology


Value Education



Enzyme Technology

Basic Molecular Techniques

Genetics & Cytogenetics

Molecular Biology


Stoichiometry and Engineering Thermodynamics


Bio-press Principles

Mechanical Operations & heat Transfer


German Language Phase 1/French Language Phase 1/Japanese Language Phase 1

German Language Phase 2/Japanese Language Phase 2/French Language Phase 2

Computer Skills



Recombinant DNA Technology

Advanced Molecular Techniques


Functional Genomics and Microarray Technology

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Momentum Transfer

Gene Therapy

Bioprocess Engineering

Biosensors and Biochips



Plant Tissue Culture and Transgenic Technology


Personality Development




Bio-separation Technology

Project Work

Animal Cell Culture and Transgenic Technology

Bio-Safety, Bio-ethics, IPR & Patients

Nano-biotechnology in Healthcare


Stem Cell Biology


B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Career Prospects

Skilled professionals of the course with a sharp analytical mind, high levels of concentration, eyes for detail and lively imagination can find lucrative employment opportunities in the field.

Genetic Engineering is a subset of biotechnology, which is a highly research-oriented field having a lot of momentum, as the demand for Genetic Engineers is rapidly growing both in India and abroad.

The past some years in India have seen a significant growth in the allocation of grants and funding for Genetic Engineering Research & Development by the Indian Government.


Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Genetic Engineer They apply their knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles into the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health care and management. 3.5 to 5 Lacs
Lecturer/Professor They teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.   3 to 7 Lacs
Research Scientist They are responsible for designing, undertaking and analyzing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials. 4 to 6 Lacs
Scientific/Medical Writer They research, prepare and coordinate scientific publications. The medical writer is responsible for researching, writing and editing clinical/statistical reports and study protocols, and summarizing data from clinical studies. 3.5 to 5 Lacs
Information Security Engineer To plan and carry out security measures to monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks. 5 to 7 Lacs

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Genetic Engineering) : 10 answered questions


Ques. Which course is better to choose. BS Agribusiness management in TNAU or Btech Biotech at Bannari Amman institute of technology?

● Top Answer By Rupesh Biswas on 31 Mar 21

Ans. ABM, unlike any other B.Tech courses offered by TNAU, is one of the great self-financing courses. It is especially good for people who want to work after graduation because the banks stopped their direct recruitment from the schools a long time ago (see 'Agri-marketing job'). And this four-year course needs a fee of approximately 3 L to 3.5 L excluding food and shelter. Therefore, investment return(ROI) is warranted.  Apart from that, campus life at TNAU is just great. You will definitely have fun. You can develop at a faster pace both personally and professionally. You'll love the brand picture - TNAU.  A friend of mine pursued a BS in Agribusiness Management from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, so I can vouch for the course.  If you want to know about BIT, reach out to the students of the institute. BIT is, after all, one of the region's best engineering schools. So, compare and choose which institute is better.Read more
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Ques. How is the biotech department of BIT Mesra?

● Top Answer By Sabeer Chalana on 19 Feb 21

Ans. The Biotech Department of BIT Mesra is average. If you want to join a core company after completing your degree, there are better alternatives. Maximum placement at the institute is in IT and Analytics. Among the companies that visit the campus for pavement, Nestle is the only one that is close to your area of interest.  Here are some other facts that you need to know about the Biotech department.  The department has great faculty and infrastructure. Despite that, you will see many students consulting a lot of books for their course-work, as it is not close to the concept of engineering that they had in mind. As mentioned before, very few core companies visit the campus placement. One of my friends pursued Biotech from BIT Mesra and during her time Biotech students were allowed to sit for only a few consultancies as well.  There are alumni of this institute who secure good off-campus placement offers on their own. So, getting a good job offer depends on your effort. This is a brief picture of BIT Mesra. The final decision is up to you.Read more
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Ques. How many marks should one score in the Amity JEE to get admission in Amity University, Noida, for the B.Tech course in biotechnology?

● Top Answer By Rachita Mitra on 14 Jan 21

Ans. No one can answer this because none of the colleges mentions the entrance cut off for admission tests in the respective subjects. Besides, they do not even give the student legit scorecards, and the rank is also not mentioned in the selection chart.  The college administration also highlights that the candidate is selected or allotted to the stream that they have chosen at the time of form fill up. It can be mentioned that the candidates are usually allotted as per their preferences. However, there is a scope to change the branch after the result's declaration and if the candidate wants to change his or her stream. Amity University also not mentioned their cut off for Amity JEE to get admission in the B.Tech Biotechnology course. Besides, they also not reject any candidates unless his or her board percentage is less than 55. Amity University mainly follows the following criteria, which has to be fulfilled by the student at the time of form fill up: Course B.Tech (Biotechnology) Study Mode Regular Marking Criteria Merit List of the scorecard of JEE main (Amity JEE is optional, and required if the student do not have JEE main score) Cut Off Range (2018) Upto 111275 (Common Rank List) Actually, the thing is that the college always wants to maintain the confidentiality of their admission procedure, so that no other educational institute could follow them. For this reason, Amity University also does not provide any scorecard, instead they display the chart including the selected candidates along with their preferences. The students have been allotted in their selected branch, Biotechnology, or the subject they have given to the first preference.  However, they never reject any candidates if they fulfil the criteria as highlighted in the above table. Thereby, the things to be remembered to get admission in Amity University for B.Tech in Biotechnology, the student should be focused to get the best score that is 80% in 10+2, despite, it is mentioned that Amity University requires 60% in the 10+2, for admission in B.Tech Biotechnology.Read more
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Ques. Is Shoolini University of Biotechnology & Management Sciences a good choice for a B. Tech in Biotechnology?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 19 Nov 20

Ans. Shoolini University is a private university situated in Solan district. SCIMAGO Institutions Ranking of 2020 ranked Shoolini University 34th among Indian institutes of higher learning. Admissions for Btech in Biotechnology are based on entrance test or national level rankings of JEE mains followed by counseling and personal interview. The placement rate of the university is also quite impressive. Given below is a brief look into the BTech Biotechnology program at Shoolini University. Ranking for BTech 112 by NIRF 2020 Total course fee 5.54 lakhs Application fee 800 INR Total seats available 120 seats Top recruiters Cipla, Bank of America, Airtel, Ferns N Petals, just dial Average salary 3.5 lakhs Admission process: The admission process in this university is fully online with an application fee of 800 INR. Admissions for in Biotechnology are based on state-level entrance test and marks obtained in JEE/ HPCET followed by counseling and interview. There is a 25% reservation for minorities like SC and ST. Placements: The University has a record for 100% placements last year. About 2000 students in different streams got placed. Companies like Airtel, Bank of America, Biocon, Cipla, eClerx, Ferns N Petals, Gen pact, Havells Limited, Hindustan Unilever, etc visit the campus every year in search of good placements. The average salary offered to students of this university is 3.5 lakhs and the highest salary package went up to 15 lakhs. Infrastructure: The institute offers decent facilities including spacious classrooms, a well-stocked library, equipped labs. Students can also avail of medical facilities. The faculties are well-qualified and have experience teaching in their relative fields. Overall Shoolini university is a good option for doing a BTech in Biotechnology. The placement rate of the university is almost 100%. This university also has a very engaging and encouraging environment.Read more
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Ques. How is Amity University, Gwalior for a B.Tech in biotechnology?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 16 Oct 20

Ans. B.Tech in Biotechnology from Amity University is really good as it is a NAAC Grade ‘A’ University and approved by AICTE and UGC. Amity University is a fair option if you want to pursue your B.Tech in Biotechnology and the two main reasons are – Course and Faculty. If you do not get into IITs or NITs then Amity can be considered as a good option. Almost all the colleges have the same curriculum and course, the difference lies in the type of placements and opportunities offered by the University. Category Amity University Ranking #162 by NIRF for B. Tech Average Fee Per Year 1,71,000 lakh per year Course Duration 4 years Entrance Mode JEE Main, State Engineering Entrance Exam, Amity JEE  Companies Visited Aditya, Adobe, Amazon, CitiCorp, etc. Hostel Fee 58,000 per year Campus Life: A strict No Ragging policy is followed by the College. The College has a huge library. The University maintains a healthy gender ratio where the number of girls outweighs the number of boys. Various debates and quizzes are organized the whole year round for students to participate in. The famous annual fest – Amicroma is also organized by Amity. Placements: Various internships are offered by the University but they are not paid internships. A student only gets a Recommendation letter. The highest package is around 15 lakhs per annum while the average package falls around 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum. The placement rate for Amity is 97%. Course Curriculum: The faculty is highly knowledgeable as everybody has completed their Ph.D. in the specialized subject. Various course-related activities are also conducted by the University. Scholarship: The Scholarship Policy of Amity is very convenient. If you score between 75% to 88% in class 12, you can get a Scholarship of 25%. If you score between 89% to 94% in class 12, you can get a Scholarship of 50%. If you score above 94%, then you can be awarded a 100% scholarship. This Scholarship is named after the Amity’s founder, Dr Aseem Chouhan Scholarship. Therefore, there were enough reasons to state that Amity is a good choice for B. Tech and the type of personality development offered by it, is very unique too.Read more
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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Genetic Engineering) Fee Structure in India

6 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES10.10 L  (Maximum Fee)
8.05 L (Average Fee)
6 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES10.10 L (Maximum Fee)
7.35 L (Average Fee)



Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Genetic Engineering) Colleges IN INDIA

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2.6 L first year fees
SRM Engineering College
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
2.6 L first year fees
Sharda University - [SU]
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
1.59 L first year fees
1.59 L first year fees