Career Prospects of Biotechnology/ Microbiology in India
The words- biotechnology and microbiology, conjure up an image of a person in a white lab coat either creating drugs or doing path breaking research. However, these are not the only options.
In the current times, where the world is buckling, economically and socially under the corona
pandemic, people working in these fields are our only hope. The biotechnology and microbiology industries in India are contributing towards enhancing the global recognizance of our country as well contributing to the growth of the economy. In terms of biotechnology, India is among the top 12 countries of the world and is third in the Asia-Pacific region. After USA, it is the largest producer of Hepatitis B vaccine, globally. Right now, this industry has become a
boon to various sectors, holding the second most number of USFDA approved plants and having a strong foothold in the pharmaceutical and agri-biotech sector.
The major subject areas of B. Sc. And M. Sc. in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Life sciences are molecular cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and statistics, along with cell biology, experimental techniques and data handling, bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics.
In terms of career scope and prospects, there are a lot of opportunities for students in this field. The Indian biotechnology sector can be classified into 5 major segments like Bioinformatics, Bio-services, Bio-agriculture, Bio-pharma and Bio-industry, all of which have applications in the field of human health & medicine, agriculture, food processing & preservation, bio-fuels & bio-energy, environmental management, waste management, forestry, soil conservation and many more. Within these fields, a student can apply for positions in variety of organizations, including government agencies, private companies, regulatory bodies, or clinical laboratories. After completing M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Life Science, a student has options of becoming a biotechnologist/microbiologist, process development scientist, biomanufacturing specialist, biotech product analyst, research scientist, biochemist, biomedical engineer or biological and clinical technician.
So, these courses will definitely help you unravel a bright future full of career opportunities that can change the course of your whole life. Here at Dept. of Biotechnology, ISR. IPS Academy we help to realize your potential to propel you in the right direction. No matter where you are and what post you hold in this industry, you will definitely create an impact on the world around you.
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