Biotechnology is the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for more than 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.
Example: Modern biotechnologies involve making useful products from whole organisms or parts of organisms, such as molecules, cells, tissues and organs. Recent developments in biotechnology include genetically modified plants and animals, cell therapies and nanotechnology 




10+2 with science stream




  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering firms
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Environmental and conservation (sewage and waste treatment, fuel, pollutant degradation) companies
  • Government and charity research institutes
  • Horticulture and Agriculture organisations (food and drink science)
  • NHS and private Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical and chemical companies
  • Private clinical research companies (genetics, disease detection, therapy, etc.)
  • Universities.




  • Microbiology                                                      
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics                                             
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Bio Informatics                                                   
  • Biochemistry
  • Bio  Robotics






  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Chennai
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Roorkee


Admission Criteria: JEE Advance




  • NIT Jalandhar
  • MNNIT Allahabad
  • NIT Agartala
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Durgapur
  • NIT Raipur
  • NIT Rourkela


Admission Criteria: JEE Mains


SRM University, Chennai


  • Course: in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: For Kattankulathur campus: Minimum 60% aggregate in PCM / PCB

For NCR, Delhi campus: 

  • Minimum 50% aggregate in PCM / PCB
  • Passed in (10+2 pattern) with Physics, Chemistry and  Mathematics or Biology or Biotechnology as major subjects in regular stream from any  state board within India, CBSE, ISCE, Matriculation, or NIOS
  • Selection Process: (SRMJEEE)


GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi


  • Course: B.Tech/ M.Tech (Dual Degree) (Bio-Technology)
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 55% marks in PCB/ Biotechnology. Candidate must additionally have passed in English.
  • Selection Process: IPUCET


Vellore Institute Of Technology, Tamil Nadu


  • Course: B.Tech in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 60% marks with PCB/M
  • Selection Process: VITEEE


Panjab University, Chandigarh


  • Course: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: Should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with English, PCM/B
  • Selection Process: PU-CET


Panjab University(Affiliated Colleges), Chandigarh


  • Course: B.Sc. (Biotechnology Honours),B.Sc. Medical (Biotechnology Elective)
  • Eligibility: Should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 40% marks with English, PCB/M                            
  • Selection Process: Marks 


Colleges under Panjab University


  • DAV College Sector-10
  • Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Sector-26
  • Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College, Sector-32
  • Post Graduate Govt. College Sector- 11 (PGGC-11)
  • Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls Sector-42(PGGCG-42)


Mumbai University, Mumbai


  • Course: B.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: 12th pass out with Science stream with English as a Subject
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Fergusson College, Pune


  • Course: B.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: Should have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks with English, PCM/B
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)- AIEEA


All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA)-UG shall be conducted for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and allied sciences (other than veterinary sciences), at Agricultural Universities on 15% of the University seats (100% seats in RLB CAU Jhansi, NDRI Karnal and Dr. RP CAU Pusa, Bihar)


  • Course: B.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: 10+2 examination or equivalent/Inter (Agriculture) with PCM/ PCB/ PCMB/ PCA/ PCH subject combinations with 50% marks in aggregate
  • Selection Process:  Entrance Exam (AIEEA-UG)




  • Course: B. Tech. (Medical Biotechnology)
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 50% marks with PCB
  • Selection Process: Through ‘All India Common Entrance Test’ conducted by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune




  • Course: B. E. Biotechnology 
  • Eligibility: 10+2 50 % marks in PCB/PCM
  • Selection Process: Entrance Test conducted by CBSE (JEE) Mains


Thapar University, Patiala


  • Course:  B.Tech. in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 60% marks with PCB

Selection Process 


  • Mode 1: Based on JEE Mains 2019 or NEET 2019 score for 70% of seats
  • Mode 2: Based on 10+2 marks in PCB for 30% of the available seats


Osmania University, Hyderabad


  • Course: B.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM/PCB
  • Selection Process: Marks based admission


Types of biotechnology include:


  • Environmental - detecting and controlling pollution and contamination in the environment, industrial waste, and agricultural chemicals, creating renewable energy and designing biodegradable materials to reduce humanity's ecological footprint
  • Medical and Health - using live organisms or biomolecular processes to develop and improve treatments, identify inherited diseases, cure certain disorders, and even lead to organ regeneration
  • Industrial - using cloning and enzyme production to preserve and enhance the taste in food and drink, and developing enzymes to remove stains from clothing at lower washing temperatures
  • Agricultural biotechnology - improving animal feed and genetically modifying crops to increase pest resistance and productivity
  • Biofuels- using organic compounds to reduce the cost of bio-refining reagents and put biofuels on an equal footing with fossil fuels, and creating chemicals from renewable biomass to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Marine and Aquatic biotechnology- Increasing the yields of farmed fish and designing disease-resistant strains of oysters and vaccines against certain viruses that can infect fish.





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