Biotechnology subject is available at undergraduate level in B.Sc. and B.Tech. programmes in our state. Those who have completed Intermediate are eligible to these degrees. However to join B.Tech. (Biotechnology) programme, BiPC students shall pass a bridge course. To study biotechnology at PG level, students must have completed either B.Sc. or B.Tech.
Programmes such as M.Sc. in Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Agricultural Biotechnology, M.V.Sc., M.Tech. in Biotechnology, M.V.Sc. in Veterinary Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Marine Biotechnology, M.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering are on offer at PG level. After the PG, students can proceed for Ph.D. and other research programmes.
Institutions like IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur are offering integrated programmes, admissions of which will be made based on the performance in the Joint Entrance Exam conducted by the IITs.
Based on the rank in the All-India Biotechnology Test conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), about 32 prestigious institutes and universities are offering admission into their PG programmes in biotechnology and allied subjects. Besides these, Pune University if offering MBA in Biotech and admission into this programme is made based on the performance in the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA).
Opportunities: Those who have completed their higher studies in biotechnology are eligible for jobs such as teacher, lecturer, assistant professor, scientist, research associate, bioinformist, quality control officer, food production in-charge and marketing offers in chemical and pharmaceutical companies.
Following are the colleges that are offering B.Tech. in Biotechnology programme in the state, based on the Eamcet rank:
1. AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam.
2. Chaitanya Bharati Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
3. JNTU College of Engineering, Pulivendula.
4. Gokaraju Ranga Raju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad.
5. Srinidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Ghatkesar, Ranga Reddy (Dist.)
6. RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur.