Bachelor of Science(B.Sc) - Biotechnology
Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary subject. Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of research within the life sciences, much akin to the silicon chip technology in the physical sciences. Many of the most exciting research developments of the last decade come from basic biotechnology principles.
Biotechnology is often used to refer to genetic engineering of the 21st century, however the term encompasses a wider range and history of procedures for modifying biological organisms according to the needs of humanity, going back to the initial modifications of native plants into improved food crops through artificial selection and hybridization.
With the development of new approaches and modern techniques, traditional biotechnology industries are also acquiring new horizons enabling them to improve the quality of their products and increase the productivity of their systems.
Biotechnology has applications in four major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses.
To become a Biotechnologist one should aim for a postgraduate degree and further enroll for doctoral degree program. Doctoral degree is a must for a good career, especially in the field of research.
After completion of B.Sc- Biotech one can pursue higher studies (M.S / M.Sc / Ph.D) in different fields such as Bio-Informatics, Genetic Engineering, Tissue culture, Hybridoma Technology etc.