B.Sc. (Hons.) - Biotechnology B.Sc. Biotech

School of Life & Basic Sciences

Biotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary field that includes the applications of biological systems for the benefit of humanity and the environment. It is a blend of subjects related to Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. In the 21st century, biotechnology has impacted all living systems starting from improvements in medicine, diagnosis and pharmaceuticals to food quality, agricultural systems, bio-resources, waste management and bio-fuels. B.Sc. (Hons.) Biotechnology is a three-year degree programme. In the first two semesters the focus is on the core subjects of biotechnology to ensure a good grounding in the fundamental concepts. Specialization is offered in the second and third year. The course contents cover all aspects of applied and core biotechnology including molecular biology, genetic engineering, plant and animal tissue culture, bioprocess technology, advanced microbial technology, intellectual property rights and patents, industry relations and entrepreneurship etc.

Key Information

Duration

3 Years

Eligibility

10+2 Science/ Biology/ Mathematics/ Agriculture/ Biotechnology or Equivalent

Selection Procedure

Merit + PI

Scholarship

As per University norms

Programme Structure

  • Biostatistics and Introduction to Computers
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry - I
  • Introductory Mathematics
  • Programming Language Fundamentals and Applications
  • Biochemistry - I
  • Chemistry – II
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Chemistry III
  • Professionals Communication Skills
  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Nanotechnology
  • Biophysics and Instrumentation
  • Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Immunology
  • Introduction to Genomes
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Biodiversity and Environment
  • Entrepreneurship and skill development

Career Prospects

Pharmaceutical sector, Biological Sciences, Healthcare, Food Processing Industry, Food and Chemical Industries seek Biotechnology Professionals for handling positions of Production Engineers, Quality Control Analyst, etc.

  • Biochemist, Bioinformatician, and Biophysicist
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Quality Control Analyst / Engineering
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Validation Technician

Applying for Admissions 2021

Biotechnology is the broad area of biology, involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the (related) fields of molecular biology,   bio-engineering , biomedical engineering,  biomanufacturing, molecular engineering,   etc. For thousands of years, humankind has used biotechnology in  agriculture,  food production, environment and  medicine.  

The term is largely believed to have been coined in 1919 by Hungarian engineer Karl Ereky.   In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diversesciences   such as genomics,  recombinant gene   techniques, applied  immunology, and development of  pharmaceutical  therapies and  diagnostic tests.

Biotechnology plays a great role in every sector of scientific research and making it inevitable that in the future the number of jobs offers will be very high. Hence it is also a very popular course. It has a broad spectrum of applications in various fields such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, environmental sciences, animal sciences, human sciences, medical sciences, etc.

There are various job opportunities available with many different companies in various industries upon graduation. While some jobs do require a graduate level degree (because of their need for qualified personnel who are experts in their field), most jobs can be joined after an undergraduate degree (a training period will be present before starting the job). The many different areas of possible work are:

  • Medical and health sciences
  • Industrial applications
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Biochemist, Bioinformatician, and Biophysicist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Quality Control Analyst / Engineering
  • Senior Research Scientist
  • Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Validation Technician
  • What are the eligibility criteria for selection in B. Sc. Biotechnology?
  • Pass with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with PCB).
  • Career Opportunities in Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical sector, Biological Sciences, Healthcare, Food Processing Industry, Food and Chemical Industries seek Biotechnology Professionals for handling positions of Production Engineers, Quality Control Analyst, etc.
  • What is the scope of biotechnology in India and Abroad?
  • Scope after B. Sc.: As a B. Sc. Biotech degree holder you have 2 Options:
    • Go for Higher Studies:
      • M. Sc.
      • Go for an MBA and enter the world of Business Development, Marketing & Sales. (You can choose Biotechnology with MBA in JNU, Jaipur).
    • For Abroad: IELTS/GRE/TOEFL.
  • What are the placement opportunities available after completing B. Sc. Biotechnology?
  • Placement opportunities are available in following Biotechnology industries as intern, trainee, QC and QA analyst, and junior manager. Further progress in company depends on performance.
    • Bayer Diagnostics India Ltd.
    • Bharat Biotech International Ltd.
    • Biotech Envirocare Systems Ltd.
    • Cadila Healthcare Limited.
    • Dr. Reddy’s Research foundation
    • Fermenta Biotech Ltd.
    • Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd.
    • Johnson & Johnson Ltd.
    • Lupin Chemicals Ltd.
    • Nestle India Ltd.
    • Panacea Biotech Ltd.
    • Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
    • Serum Institute of India
    • SISCO Research Lab. Pvt Ltd.
    • Span Diagnostics Ltd. (Public)
    • Synbiotics Ltd.
    • Torrent Gujarat Biotech Ltd
    • Transgene Biotek Ltd.

USPs of B. Sc. (Biotechnology) programme of JNU, Jaipur

  • Our Biotechnology program brings together theoretical knowledge of classrooms with practical skills development through conferences, training, project work etc.
  • Our teaching-learning process provides student both weak and sharp equal opportunity to plan, access and improve his academic theoretical and practical skills.
  • Our curriculum offers multidisciplinary specialization with emerging areas such as molecular diagnostic techniques, molecular biophysics, food biotechnology and bioprocess engineering.
  • Students are encouraged to attend various workshops and conferences to equip them about the latest research related to industry-academia collaboration.
  • Students are inspired for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking aligned to societal needs and scientific advancements through regular discussions and seminars.
  • Our pedagogy encourages imbibing practical skills that can be learned through project-based learning and by studying real-world case scenarios.
  • Corporate leaders from leading industries are invited regularly to interact with students.
  • Students are taught the basic requisite for writing research proposals and are thus encouraged to participate in various national and international short term- training programmes.
  • Regular assignments are assigned to students in the form of poster presentation, constructing a working model or power point presentation on latest research topics.
  • The course curriculum is regularly updated and evaluated with emphasis on cutting edges technology and there practical and industrial application.
  • Highly educated faculty with strong alignment for research and development. All of the faculties are Ph.D. holders.
  • Collaborations: The Department has signed MoUs which helps in the placement of students and also keep updated with the latest ongoing research in different sectors.
    • Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal
    • Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu
    • ILS Bio services USA Inc. R&D, Gurgaon 
  • Scope after B. Sc.: As a B. Sc. Biotech degree holder you have 2 Options:
    • Go for Higher Studies
      • M. Sc.
      • Go for an MBA and enter the world of Business Development, Marketing & Sales. (You can choose Microbiology with MBA in JNU, Jaipur).
    • For Abroad: IELTS/GRE/TOEFL.
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