Contact Form

Have queries for this product, fill out this form, and we will get back to you within 24 hours





Get Our Tips Straight To Your Inbox


Career in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Career in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a combination of biology and computer science while biotechnology is a broad scientific discipline where biological sciences combined with engineering. Biotechnology exploits cellular and biological processes to develop new technologies, as well as products functional in different fields like research, agriculture, industry, health care, environment, etc.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Students have to pass12th standard with science subjects, having at least 60% aggregate.

 

Course Details

 

Biotechnology is a broad scientific discipline where biological sciences combined with engineering. Biotechnology exploits cellular and biological processes to develop new technologies, as well as products functional in different fields like research, agriculture, industry, health care, environment, etc.

 

Advanced degrees are also offered by universities including Master of Science or a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, preparing the future specialist well. The study programs normally take two to five years to complete.

 

A degree in Bioinformatics creates specialists in the field of computer and data analysis, who work in the domain of biotechnology and various other biological research spaces. The professionals are engaged in collecting, storing, analyzing, and presenting complex biological data including DNA and genome information, protein sequencing and pathways. Pharmaceuticals, computer information science, and medical technology are the other field of interest for the young aspirants.

 

The 5-year integrated programme in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics covers a wide variety of subjects from biology, and physical sciences to engineering disciplines. The carefully designed curriculum, sophisticated laboratory facilities, disciplined research-based teaching, opportunity to work on independent in-house projects and the chance of getting trained in leading biotechnological firms to make our students proficient to venture into career opportunities either in industry or in academia.

 

This integrated course is a complete programme to systematically groom a young student just after their school into an academic enthusiast or an industry professional in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics within a span of five years.

 

There are about 40 colleges in India that offer B Tech in Bioinformatics and hundreds that offer B Sc in the subject. There are more than 150 colleges and universities that offer M. Sc in Bioinformatics. The Neotia University and Yogi Vemana University offer integrated M. Sc in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Dr. MGR Educational and Research Centre, Dr. Zakir Husain Institute and International Institute of Information Technology offer M.S. in Bioinformatics.

 

Related Post: Biotechnology and Medical Summer School Program for High School Students (Class 8 – 12)

 

Career Prospects

 

Students of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics enjoy huge demand in various industrial sectors such as food and beverage, textile, biological products, medicines, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, animal husbandry, nutrition, and environmental conservation. Most of the work done by professionals engaged in Biotechnology is concerned with industrial research and development in various laboratories. Healthcare products, textile, and cosmetics industry are some other sectors which also offer ample opportunities for qualified and skilled Biotech professionals.

 

Bioinformatics specialists typically have many years of research and advanced study. Young aspirants in the field can look for a career in biological research, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology, among other professional domains. Jobs at senior levels often demand a master’s degree. The bioinformatics specialists are adept in computer science and programming as well as in biological science.

 

Book a 1:1 Counselling Session to Know More about Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

 

Career opportunities in the field are numerous and include positions like medical research, database manager or software developer. A graduate degree can land you up with the best jobs in this highly competitive segment. Job responsibilities include designing and manipulating complex databases, creating web-based analytical tools and algorithms or developing new software for project and research needs. Compensation is generally handsome.

 

Online Courses on Bioinformatics

 

Bioinformatics – UC San Diego

Bioinformatic Methods 1 – University of Toronto

Bioinformatic Methods 2 – University of Toronto

Big Data, Genes, and Medicine – State University of New York

Introduction to Genomic Technologies – Johns Hopkins University

Genomics – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Genomic Sequencing – UC San Diego

Comparing Genes, Proteins, and Genomes – UC San Diego

Genomic and Precision Medicine – UC San Francisco

Statistics for Genomic Data Science – Johns Hopkins University

Top Companies to work with

 

Biocon, Serum Institute of India, Panacea Biotech, Mahyco Monsanto Biotech, Rasi Seeds, Novo Nordisk, Aventis, Indian Immunologicals, Venkateshwara Hatcheries, Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s Labs, and Piramal Healthcare. These are the leading companies in the Indian biotechnological industry who use innovative biotechnological processes and techniques to develop bio-products.

 

Related Posts:

 

Biotechnology Career Paths in India

Alternative Careers for Biotechnology Graduates

Top Technical Skills for Getting Jobs in Core Biotechnology

Top MS Biotechnology Programs in Europe with Scholarships

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

Comments(0)

Related Posts

What do top M.B.A. schools such as Harvard and Stanford look for in a student’s application? Ajay Singh

Each year hundreds of thousands of students aspire to gain admission to one of the top M.B.A. colleges in the world, such as Harvard, Stanford,…

Read More

Common Application Essay Prompts for 2018-2019 Yuri Punj

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts. Please set up…

Read More

Recognizing The Potential Use Of IoT Applications In Commercial Real Estate Stoodnt Guest Author

  By Mangesh Wadaje, Director and CEO, Highbar Technocrat Ltd.   Real estate and infrastructure construction companies face the challenge of dwindling bottom lines thereby…

Read More

Unconventional College Majors to Study Abroad
Top Unconventional College Majors to Study Abroad for Excellent Career Opportunities – Part 1 Tanmoy Ray

Gone are the days when students used to go religiously after engineering, medicine or management after class 12. These days, more and more students are…

Read More