Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology) - Course Overview

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What is BTech Biotechnology?

BTech Biotechnology is a 4 year long undergraduate level bachelor degree program which is divided into 8 semesters.

The course syllabus aims to provide knowledge regarding the integration of biology and technology and the application of the same in real life. It is a field of applied science which requires the usage of organisms, principles of chemical engineering and bioprocessing. 


Get complete information about all the BTech Course.

The students who want to join the BTech Biotechnology program should have passed the 10+2 examination under science stream with  Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as compulsory subjects. They should also have studied English as one of the compulsory languages.

Admission to the course is generally offered on the basis of scores obtained in  JEE Main or JEE Advanced. However, there are various state and university level exams like  MHT CET, WBJEE, OJEEKCET, MI Entrance Exam (Jamia Millia Islamia), MET (Manipal Institute) etc.


The average fees for BTech in Biotechnology ranges from INR 1,20,000 to INR 10,50,000 depending upon the institute of choice. 

The average placement package received by the students after completing this course is INR 5 lakh per annum. After taking this course, the candidate will be able to work in Colleges & Universities, Medical Schools, Government Labs, Pharmaceutical Companies, Chemical Factories, etc. Students have the option of doing an MBA after graduation which will allow the student to earn high MBA Salary with good job satisfaction

We have tabulated some important points about BTech Biotechnology below.

Course LevelUndergraduate
Full-FormBachelor of Technology
Duration4 years
Examination typeSemester
EligibilityThe candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination from science stream with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from a recognized board.
Admission ProcessEntrance based.
Course FeeINR 1.2to 10.5 LPA
Average SalaryINR 5- 8 LPA
BTech Biotechnology JobsMaintenance Engineer, Service Engineer, Export & Import Specialist, Professor/Associate Professor, Executive, Biotechnology Expert, Business Development Executive, Sr. Research Associate (Assistant Manager), Laboratory Instructor, Marketing Executive Trainee, Customer Solutions Application Scientist etc.
BTech Biotechnology ScopeMTech or MBA 

Following are some of the mandatory BTech Biotechnology eligibility criteria that every candidate should fulfil to gain admission to the course:


  1. The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination under science stream with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from a recognized board.
  2. The candidates must have studied English as a compulsory language. 
  3. The candidates must have secured minimum 75% aggregate marks at the 10+2 level (for colleges accepting admission through JEE examination). 
  4. The age of the candidate must be minimum 17 years or above. 
  5. SC/ST students are eligible for 5% relaxation in the aggregate and qualifying marks.
  6. Submitting your JEE Mains or any other equivalent entrance examination during the admission are mandatory.

Admission to this course is mainly done on the basis of an entrance examination like JEE Mains or JEE Advanced or many state and university level exams like  MHT CET, WBJEE, OJEEKCET, MI Entrance Exam (Jamia Millia Islamia), MET (Manipal Institute) etc.


After the results are released, the cutoff marks will also be declared. The candidates clearing the cutoffs will be called to participate in the online counselling. During the online counselling, candidates will have to provide choices of the colleges where they wish to take admission. The counselling body will allot seats to the candidates according to their ranks. 


After receiving the Allotment letter, the candidates will have to appear in person for document verification. The candidates found eligible during this step will be granted admission to the course. 


Following picture depicts the steps wise Biotechnology Admission Process.


However, there can be very few colleges granting admission to the course through merit or management quota.


Note: Keep on following the website regularly to not miss any further update on admission, course, etc.

Most of the colleges offer admission to the course via an entrance examination. Below are the most popular entrance examinations for admission to BTech Biotechnology that are JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.


  • JEE Main:JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admission to different IITs and NITs. This exam also works as a screening examination for Advanced.


Availability of Application Form 7-Feb-20
Last date to submit ApplicationMarch 6, 2020 (Till 11:50 PM)
Admit Card releasing dateAugust 17, 2020 (Released)
Examination DateSeptember 1 – 6, 2020
Result DeclarationSep-20
Availability of Application Form 3rd week of September
Last date to submit Application3rd week of September
Admit Card releasing date4th week of. September
Examination Date27-Sep-20
Result Declaration2nd week of October

Other exams for which you can appear for BTech Biotechnology admissions are as follows:

Entrance ExamState/RegionApplication DateExam Date
WBJEEWest BengalOct-20Feb-21
MHT CETMaharashtraApplications ClosedTo be Announced Soon
UPSEEUttar PradeshApplications ClosedSeptember 20, 2020 
SRMJEEESRM University Applications ClosedExam Cancelled
BITSATBITS Pilani Applications ClosedSeptember 16-18 and 21-23, 2020
COMEDKKarnatakaJune-July, 2021July-August, 2021

Above mentioned are just some of the top BTech Biotechnology entrances and there are plenty of other examinations conducted by all the states and universities.


Check: All BTech Entrance Examinations


How to get admission to good BTech Biotechnology Colleges? 

To get admission into a good college one needs to ensure to have scored more than 90% in 10+2 level. Apart from this, most of the institutes provide admission to the course on the basis of entrance examinations, hence preparing well for the entrance exams is a must for an aspirant.

Following are some of the points to crack these entrances:


  1. The questions in these entrance exams are generally asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
  2. The entrance examination mainly consists of  MCQ based questions and numeric type questions. The duration of most of the entrance tests will be 3 hours. 
  3. The students should first introspect themselves which of the three subjects is the easiest for them. It is always advised to start with the easiest subject in these exams. 
  4. Students should give equal importance to each and every section while preparing for the exam.
  5. It will be beneficial for a student to maintain a separate notebook where all the important formulas and points are noted down for a quick revision.
  6. Students should make sure that they are well versed with tricky chapters like mechanics, optics, etc because most of the tricky questions are asked from these chapters. 
  7. Students should properly revise all the inorganic reactions and should work out all the organic reactions properly. 
  8. While preparing for the organic reactions, more emphasis should be given on the mechanism of the reaction. Most of the questions are asked from reaction mechanisms only. 
  9. Solving previous year papers and writing mock tests are an integral part of the preparation. Aspirants should write at least 10-15 mocks before writing the actual examination.


Last but not least, clear the rounds like counselling and verification round with confidence and success. 


Note: Before shortlisting and selecting colleges finally, ensure to check the placement rate of the college, method of course delivery, admission system, and the financial aid offered  there

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Below is the semester wise breakup of the BTech Biotechnology syllabus  .

Semester 1Semester 2
EnglishValue Education
PhysicsPrinciples of Environmental Science
ChemistryElectronic Devices
Mathematics IBasics of C programming
Engineering MechanicsMathematics II
Personality Development IPersonality Development II
NCC / NSS / NSO & YOGA (Elective)Computer Lab
Physics LabWorkshop Practice
Chemistry LabElectronic Devices Lab
Engineering GraphicsElectrical Machines Lab
Workshop PracticeMaterials Science
Semester 3Semester 4
German or Japanese or French Language IGerman or Japanese or French Language II
Mathematics IIIProbability and Random Process
Fluid MechanicsSensors and Measuring Techniques
Basic BiochemistryBasic Human Anatomy and Physiology
Digital SystemsLinear Integrated Circuits
Circuits & NetworksBio Analytical Techniques
Personality Development IIISignals and Systems
Electric and Electronic Circuits LabBiochemistry Lab
Fluid Mechanics LabLinear Integrated Circuits Lab
Digital Systems LabSensors and Measurements Lab
Semester 5Semester 6
Engineering Economics and ManagementMedical Imaging Techniques
Control SystemsBio-Signal Processing I
Principles of Communication EngineeringBasic Pathology and Basic Microbiology
Introduction to Medical PhysicsBiomaterials and Artificial Organs
Microprocessors and MicrocontrollersDiagnostic Ultrasound in Medicine
Biomedical InstrumentationElective- I
Personality Development IVBio- Signal Processing Lab
Biomedical Instrumentation LabPathology and Microbiology Lab
Industrial Training IComprehension II
Microprocessor and Microcontroller LabPersonality Development V
Comprehension IComputer skills
Semester 7Semester 8
Medical Image ProcessingElective IV
Diagnostic and Therapeutic EquipmentElective V
Virtual InstrumentationProject Work
Elective III Elective IIAdvanced Biochemistry Bio-Signal Processing II
Medical Image Processing LabElective VI
Virtual Instrumentation LabAdvanced Medical Physics
Industrial Training II-

BTech Biotechnology is a very popular course which is offered by almost all the renowned technical colleges in India along with many agricultural universities as well. Here we have provided the detailed list of top BTech Biotechnology colleges along with their rankings. 


Top Government BTech Biotechnology Colleges

Below is the list of the Government BTech  Biotechnology colleges in India.

NIRF 2020 Ranking College NameAnnual Fees (INR) Placement Package (INR)
2Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 2,19,00016,00,000
5Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur 80,00015,00,000
6Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 2,13,00014,60,000
7Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 2,15,00011,00,000
16National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 1,78,0006,50,000
19National Institute of Technology, Warangal 56,3759,00,000
23National Institute of Technology, Calicut 54,0008,00,000
31Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi2,13,00010,00,000
36Delhi Technological University 1,66,0009,00,000
48Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 84,6668,00,000
53Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur 1,40,8669,37,000

Top Private BTech Biotechnology Colleges

Below is the list of the top private BTech  Biotechnology colleges in India.

NIRF 2020 Ranking College NameLocationAverage Annual Fees (INR) Average Placement Package (INR) 
15Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore1,98,0005,50,000
29Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology  Patiala 3,24,8006,30,000
42Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Bhubaneswar 4,29,0004,20,000
45Manipal Institute of Technology Udupi3,35,0006,20,000
51Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai 1,75,0003,25,000
84Chandigarh UniversityChandigarh1,66,0004,25,000
87Lovely Professional University Chandigarh 1,37,2003,60,000

BTech Biotechnology College Comparison

We have compared some of the top colleges for BTech Biotechnology below on a number of parameters.

ParameterIIT DelhiIIT KharagpurIIT Roorkee
OverviewIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) has been ranked 2nd in the Engineering category by NIRF Rankings 2020. The institute offers numerous UG, PG and PhD programs.Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is one of the oldest IITs, it has been ranked 5th in the Engineering category by NIRF Rankings 2020. IIT Kharagpur offers numerous UG, PG, dual degree and PhD programs in several specializations.Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee) is one of the oldest IITs, it has been ranked as the 6th best Indian engineering college by NIRF 2020. The institute offers various BTech , MTech, MS and PhD programs.
NIRF 2020 Ranking256
Admission Process Through JEE Advanced Through JEE Advanced Through JEE Advanced 
Average Annual FeesINR 2.19 LacsINR 80,000INR 2.13 Lacs
Average Annual PackageINR 16 LPAINR 15 LPAINR 14.6 LPA
Top Recruiters Capgemini, Wipro, Dell, Microsoft Microsoft, Barclays, Honeywell ITC Ltd, Qualcomm India, ICICI Bank 

Both the courses are good, while BSc (Biotechnology) mainly focuses on academic knowledge, BTech  (Biotechnology) focuses both academic and practical knowledge.


Below is the comparison table highlighting key points of both the courses.

ParameterBTech BiotechnologyBSc Biotechnology
Full formBachelor of Technology in BiotechnologyBachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Degree TypeProfessionalAcademic
Duration4 years3 years
OverviewThis course provides exhaustive knowledge in the field of Biotechnology through theoretical classes and practical training in the areas of Biological Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Analytical Techniques and BioinformaticsBSc (Biotechnology) is an advanced study on cellular and biomolecular processes. The course deals more with research and development rather than industry-specific skills.
Focus AreaIt focuses more on practical knowledge.It focuses more on theoretical knowledge.
Examination TypeSemesterSemester
Average FeesINR 1.2 to 10.5 Lacs.INR 1 to 3 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 5 LPAINR 4.5 LPA

After completing the degree, students can look for BTech Biotechnology jobs in different sectors or they can pursue higher education. Professionals with a BTech  in Biotechnology can also work as Lab Technician, Clinical researcher, Pharmacist, Medical writing executive, Microbiologists, Production manager, Medical representative etc.


Pharmaceutical firms, Genetic Engineering, Agricultural companies, Specialized Biotechnology Companies, Food manufacturing companies, etc are some of the top sectors of this domain.


The average salary offered to these professionals ranges from INR 5- 8 LPA. 


Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy’s, Ranbaxy, Cipla, InfoSys Limited, Indian Immunologicals Ltd (IIL), 

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Serum Institute of India Ltd, Bharat Biotech, TCS, Accenture, etc are some of the BTech Biotechnology  top companies   

Tabulated below are some of the popular BTech Biotechnology jobs in India, along with the job description and average CTC offered.

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary
Lab TechnicianThe duties of a lab technician are to monitor labs daily, analyse samples, make reports and records, check reports and records, sampling of water, analysis & validation of samples.INR 3 Lacs
Clinical ResearcherA Clinical researcher’s duty is to conduct on-site or remote clinical monitoring visits which are inclusive of reviewing documents, ensuring the accuracy of data recording, verifying source documents, assessing if a clinical trial is conducted by adhering to the protocol and guidelines.INR 3.5 Lacs
PharmacistA Pharmacist’s duty is to check prescriptions to ensure that the recommendations are safe and appropriate for the patient and there are no errors in the prescriptions.INR 2.6 Lacs
Medical writing executiveThe Medical writing executive’s duty is to work with clinicians and researchers and help them to communicate their work to the world.INR 8 Lacs
Production managerDuties of a production manager are to granulate plant manufacturing activities and to ensure that the manufactured products are in accordance with the recommended quality & specifications.INR 7.9 Lacs
Medical representativeThe job duties of Medical representatives are to organize appointments with healthcare staff, demonstrate or present products to Doctors and Pharmacists.INR 2.05 Lacs
MicrobiologistsThe job duties of a Microbiologist are to monitor daily lab activities, maintain the media preparation record, media stock record, growth promotion test (GPT) records and media discard records etc.INR 3.11 Lacs

After completing the course the candidate will have a vast number of opportunities to start a professional career. As the Biotechnology industry is still growing the students will enjoy a great career progression if they work hard.


Students can also pursue higher studies after completing the BTech  in Biotechnology course. We have discussed some of the career options after BTech  Biotechnology below.


  1. Research- Students can complete the course and join a reputed organization’s R&D department and work as a researcher.
  2. Higher Education- Students can opt to pursue an MTech or MBA after completion of this course.
  3. Private Sector Jobs- After BTech  in Biotechnology, students can work for different Corporations as a Lab Technician, Clinical researcher, Pharmacist, Medical writing executive, Microbiologists, Production manager, Medical representative etc.
  4. Other Private Sectors- If anyone possesses the required skill, they can easily switch to industries like Analytics, Banking and Teaching.





Not only the above mentioned options but aspirants after completing the course can explore the management and administration industry by starting their own company.

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