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ankit - shakya Grade: 12
        I want to know about career and scope in biotech. or biochem. engg. in IIT's. As the name suggests isn't odd for a maths student to switch over to biology because in the colleges like VIT these branches are open for biology students.
7 years ago

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Amit Askiitiansexpert
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Dear Ankit,

Biotechnology is the application of biological organisms and materials produced by them to manufacturing and service industries such as therapeutics, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, horticulture, food and environment.

It is an interdisciplinary science involving biology: Microbiology, genetics, immunology etc. and technology: chemical, mechanical, electronic engg.

Upcoming Specialization

  1. Genetic engg

  2. Biological fuel generation

  3. Environmental biotech

  4. Food & beverage tech

  5. Biochemical Engineering

  6. Bioinformatics

  7. Biocatalysis

Employment Avenues in Biotech:

  1. Pharmaceutical companies

  2. Food processing industry: Dairy, Brewery, Cheese, Baked products, Artificial Sweetener

  3. Flavours & Fragrances

  4. Agricultural technology - high yield crops

  5. Higher education e.g. Post Doc in the U.S.

All the branches are good ,.. its all depend on your your interest ..

Please feel free to post as many doubts on our disucssion forum as you can. If you find any question difficult to understand - post it here and we will get you the answer and detailed solution very quickly. We are all IITians and here to help you in your IIT JEE preparation. All the best .

Askiitians Expert
Amit - IT BHU




7 years ago
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