Pay and Remuneration
Starting salaries could be below 1 lakh to 1.8 lakhs per year depending upon academic qualification, Institute or university from which the degree is attained, level of work experience and company policy. Peak salaries in Indian Government-owned labs would be a cost to company of around Rs 12 lakhs per year including housing and other benefits.A Chief Scientist in a private sector laboratory or biotech company would earn an internationally competitive salary at par with Chief Financial Officers and Chief Technology Officers in the corporate sector in the range of Rs 50 lacs to Rs 1 crore per annum.
Career Prospects / what can I do after B Sc M Sc Biotechnology
An education in biotechnology can set you up for a wide variety of careers including management, marketing, and of course, laboratory science. Research based biotechnology career have two places to work, academic and biotech industry.
Many scientists held faculty positions in colleges, universities and research institutes funded by state and central governments. Almost half of all biological scientists were employed by the state and central government funded institutions. They have more freedom on their specialization research compared to people working in biotech industry. Their work funded by grants from government budget as research and development.
In biotech industry employ biotechnologist as scientist or team leader in R & D departments. Their work involves discovering a new processes, drugs and technologies. Scientists are increasingly working as a part of team interacting with engineers, business managers and technicians.
Some companies to work with: Biocon, Dabar, Cadila, Serum Institute of India, 3. Panacea Biotech, Mahyco Monsanto Biotech, Rasi Seeds, Novo Nordisk, Aventis, Indian Immunologicals, Venkateshwara Hatcheries, Dr. Reddy’s Labs and Piramal Healthcare. The major biotechnological industry India extensively use biotechnological processes and techniques to develop and innovate products and processes.
One can also make use of BIG Scheme. The scheme supports Biotech Entrepreneurs to establish prrof of concept for innovative and impactfull ideas. One can submit online proposals by registering on BIRAC ( Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council Govt of India Enterprise. ) Selectted entrepreneurs get grant uptp Rs 50 lacs and implementation and mentoring is there through BIRAC BIG partners. BIRAC partners are C CAMP Bangalore, FITT IIT Delhi, IKP Hyderabad, KIIT-TBI Bhubaneshwar, Venture Centre Pune, SIIC IIt Kanpur.
M Sc Biotechnology / B Tech Biotechnology can also write the Department of Biotechnology - Junior Research Fellowship ( DBT-JRF) Biotechnology Entrance test for pursuing research in Biotechnology areas.
"We need very much a name to describe a cultivator of science in general. I should incline to call him a scientist."
- William Whewell, first written use of the term "Scientist".
George Washington Carver was a pioneer of industrial and agricultural biotechnology, is one of the most famous scientists, and one of the most renowned African-Americans, in American history.As a pioneer of industrial biotechnology, Carver discovered a way to purify biochemicals from plants and make dyes, paints and stains from peanuts and soybeans, replacing European imports during the First World War, and essentially being the first advocate of green biotech products.
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar, known as biotech queen of India, Starting with a capital of just Rs.10,000 with her garage as her office, she created her first product in the year 1978. Her company Biocon has since then touched new height in the field of biotechnology.
B Tech Biotechnology with PCB marks / Without JEE
In the state of Haryana B.E./B.Tech (Bio-Technology) Admission during centralized counseling is made on the basis of the inter-se-merit of JEE-MAIN. Remaining unfilled/ vacant seats of centralized counseling are filled by the institute, firstly by the candidates who have studied only Biology and thus could not take JEEMAIN exam. Inter-se merit for such candidates is calculated on the basis of marks of Physics, Biology, Chemistry/ Bio-Tech/ Computer Science. 50% Seats in UIET, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak and 50% Seats in UIET, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra of their intake in B.Tech (Bio-Technology) course shall be filled by the candidates who have studied only Biology and thus could not take JEE-MAIN exam. Inter-se merit for such candidates shall be calculated on the basis of marks of Physics, Biology, Chemistry/ Bio-Tech/ Computer Science.These seats may be filled by the respective Universities parallel to online counseling for B.Tech course.