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BTech (Bachelor of Technology) Biotechnology Courses in India, Admission, Colleges, Salary and Career options 2020-21

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What is BTech Biotechnology?

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. 

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, OJEE, KCET, 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

JEE Main 2020 Latest Updates

  • August 21, 2020: Rajya Sabha MP urges JEE Main postponement till November. Check Here
  • August 20, 2020: JEE Main Exam Schedule released by NTA along with COVID-19 advisory. 
  • August 19, 2020: SC Advocate writes to PM Modi urging for exam postponement. Check Here

BTech Biotechnology Course Highlights

We have tabulated some important points about BTech Biotechnology below.

Course Level Undergraduate
Full-Form Bachelor of Technology
Duration 4 years
Examination type Semester
Eligibility The candidate must have passed the 10+2 examination from science stream with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology from a recognized board.
Admission Process Entrance based.
Course Fee INR 1.2to 10.5 LPA
Average Salary INR 5- 8 LPA
BTech Biotechnology Jobs Maintenance 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 Scope MTech or MBA 

JEE Advanced 2020 Latest Updates

  • JEE Advanced 2020 Mock Test has been released by IIT Delhi. Check Here
  • Registration fee has been increased for JEE Advanced 2020. Check Here

What is the BTech Biotechnology Eligibility Criteria?

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

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

What is the BTech Biotechnology Admission Process?

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, OJEE, KCET, 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.

What are the BTech Biotechnology  Entrance Exams?

What are the BTech Biotechnology  Entrance Exams?

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.

Availability of Application Form  February 7, 2020
Last date to submit Application March 6, 2020 (Till 11:50 PM)
Admit Card releasing date August 17, 2020 (Released)
Examination Date September 1 – 6, 2020
Result Declaration September 2020

Availability of Application Form  3rd week of September
Last date to submit Application 3rd week of September
Admit Card releasing date 4th week of. September
Examination Date September 27, 2020
Result Declaration 2nd week of October

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

Entrance Exam State/Region Application Date Exam Date
WBJEE West Bengal October 2020 February 2021
MHT CET Maharashtra Applications Closed To be Announced Soon
UPSEE Uttar Pradesh Applications Closed September 20, 2020 
SRMJEEE SRM University  Applications Closed Exam Cancelled
BITSAT BITS Pilani  Applications Closed September 16-18 and 21-23, 2020
COMEDK Karnataka June-July, 2021 July-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:

  • The questions in these entrance exams are generally asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Students should give equal importance to each and every section while preparing for the exam.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Students should properly revise all the inorganic reactions and should work out all the organic reactions properly. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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BTech Biotechnology Syllabus 

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

Semester 1 Semester 2
English Value Education
Physics Principles of Environmental Science
Chemistry Electronic Devices
Mathematics I Basics of C programming
Engineering Mechanics Mathematics II
Personality Development I Personality Development II
NCC / NSS / NSO & YOGA (Elective) Computer Lab
Physics Lab Workshop Practice
Chemistry Lab Electronic Devices Lab
Engineering Graphics Electrical Machines Lab
Workshop Practice Materials Science
Semester 3 Semester 4
German or Japanese or French Language I German or Japanese or French Language II
Mathematics III Probability and Random Process
Fluid Mechanics Sensors and Measuring Techniques
Basic Biochemistry Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology
Digital Systems Linear Integrated Circuits
Circuits & Networks Bio Analytical Techniques
Personality Development III Signals and Systems
Electric and Electronic Circuits Lab Biochemistry Lab
Fluid Mechanics Lab Linear Integrated Circuits Lab
Digital Systems Lab Sensors and Measurements Lab
Semester 5 Semester 6
Engineering Economics and Management Medical Imaging Techniques
Control Systems Bio-Signal Processing I
Principles of Communication Engineering Basic Pathology and Basic Microbiology
Introduction to Medical Physics Biomaterials and Artificial Organs
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Diagnostic Ultrasound in Medicine
Biomedical Instrumentation Elective- I
Personality Development IV Bio- Signal Processing Lab
Biomedical Instrumentation Lab Pathology and Microbiology Lab
Industrial Training I Comprehension II
Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab Personality Development V
Comprehension I Computer skills
Semester 7 Semester 8
Medical Image Processing Elective IV
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment Elective V
Virtual Instrumentation Project Work
Elective III Elective II Advanced Biochemistry Bio-Signal Processing II
Medical Image Processing Lab Elective VI
Virtual Instrumentation Lab Advanced Medical Physics
Industrial Training II -

Read More: BTech Biotechnology Syllabus

BTech  Biotechnology Top Colleges

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 Name Annual Fees (INR)  Placement Package (INR)
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  2,19,000 16,00,000
5 Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur  80,000 15,00,000
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee  2,13,000 14,60,000
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati  2,15,000 11,00,000
16 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela  1,78,000 6,50,000
19 National Institute of Technology, Warangal  56,375 9,00,000
23 National Institute of Technology, Calicut  54,000 8,00,000
31 Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi 2,13,000 10,00,000
36 Delhi Technological University  1,66,000 9,00,000
48 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad  84,666 8,00,000
53 Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur  1,40,866 9,37,000

Top Private BTech Biotechnology Colleges

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

NIRF 2020 Ranking  College Name Location Average Annual Fees (INR)  Average Placement Package (INR) 
15 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore 1,98,000 5,50,000
29 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology   Patiala  3,24,800 6,30,000
42 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)  Bhubaneswar  4,29,000 4,20,000
45 Manipal Institute of Technology  Udupi 3,35,000 6,20,000
51 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology  Chennai  1,75,000 3,25,000
84 Chandigarh University Chandigarh 1,66,000 4,25,000
87 Lovely Professional University  Chandigarh  1,37,200 3,60,000

BTech Biotechnology College Comparison

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

Parameter IIT Delhi IIT Kharagpur IIT Roorkee
Overview Indian 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 Ranking 2 5 6
Location Delhi Kharagpur Roorkee
Admission Process  Through JEE Advanced  Through JEE Advanced  Through JEE Advanced 
Average Annual Fees INR 2.19 Lacs INR 80,000 INR 2.13 Lacs
Average Annual Package INR 16 LPA INR 15 LPA INR 14.6 LPA
Top Recruiters  Capgemini, Wipro, Dell, Microsoft  Microsoft, Barclays, Honeywell  ITC Ltd, Qualcomm India, ICICI Bank 
BTech Biotechnology vs BSc Biotechnology

BTech Biotechnology vs BSc Biotechnology

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.

Parameter BTech Biotechnology BSc Biotechnology
Full form Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Stream Engineering Science
Degree Type Professional Academic
Duration 4 years 3 years
Overview This 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 Bioinformatics BSc (Biotechnology) is an advanced study on cellular and biomolecular processes. The course deals more with research and development rather than industry-specific skills.
Focus Area It focuses more on practical knowledge. It focuses more on theoretical knowledge.
Examination Type Semester Semester
Average Fees INR 1.2 to 10.5 Lacs. INR 1 to 3 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 5 LPA INR 4.5 LPA

What after BTech Biotechnology?

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 Profile Job Description Average Annual Salary
Lab Technician The 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 Researcher A 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
Pharmacist A 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 executive The 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 manager Duties 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 representative The job duties of Medical representatives are to organize appointments with healthcare staff, demonstrate or present products to Doctors and Pharmacists. INR 2.05 Lacs
Microbiologists The 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.

  • Research- Students can complete the course and join a reputed organization’s R&D department and work as a researcher.
  • Higher Education- Students can opt to pursue an MTech or MBA after completion of this course.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Read more: BTech Biotechnology Jobs and Scope

BTech Biotechnology FAQs

BTech Biotechnology FAQs

Ques. What are some of the  BTech Biotechnology subjects?

Ans. Principles of Environmental Science, Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, Biomaterials and Artificial Organs are some of the BTech Biotechnology subjects .

Ques. What is the BTech Biotechnology scope ?

Ans. You can go for a job after BTech Biotechnology or you can pursue an MTech, MS or PhD.

Ques. What are the top recruiters after BTech  Biotechnology?

Ans. The top recruiters after BTech  Biotechnology are- Cipla, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Abbott India etc.

Ques. Can I become a Data Scientist after BTech  Biotechnology?

Ans. Yes, one can become a data scientist after BTech  Biotechnology but the students have to ensure that they possess a sound knowledge of Machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Ques. After the outbreak of COVID 19, what is the current scenario?

Ans. Currently, many universities have postponed their admission process, entrance examination dates due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Ques. What is the difference between BTech  Biotechnology  vs BSc Biotechnology?

Ans. BTech  Biotechnology is an academic course with the main focus towards practical knowledge while BSc Biotechnology is an academic course with more emphasis on theoretical knowledge.

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology) Fee Structure in India

12.88 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES12.11 L  (Maximum Fee)
3.61 L (Average Fee)
1.20 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES14.75 L (Maximum Fee)
4.97 L (Average Fee)

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Biotechnology) Fee Structure By state

Tamil Nadu

2.35 L
1.80 LPrivate COLLEGES10.10 L
3.91 L

Uttar Pradesh

2.30 L
1.80 LPrivate COLLEGES14.75 L
4.85 L

Delhi NCR

4.60 L
1.89 LPrivate COLLEGES14.75 L
7.42 L


1.83 L
1.67 LPrivate COLLEGES12.10 L
4.62 L


1.63 L
3.80 LPrivate COLLEGES8.10 L
5.47 L


2.97 L
1.89 LPrivate COLLEGES10.40 L
6.17 L


5.85 L
2.80 LPrivate COLLEGES13.23 L
4.85 L

Andhra Pradesh

4.68 L
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES10.59 L
6.45 L


5.19 L
2.01 LPrivate COLLEGES9.58 L
7.05 L

Himachal Pradesh

1.83 L
4.20 LPrivate COLLEGES9.13 L
6.27 L

Madhya Pradesh

3.42 L
2 LPrivate COLLEGES6.39 L
4.50 L


6.24 L
2.68 LPrivate COLLEGES5 L
3.90 L


12.88 K
13.10 LPrivate COLLEGES13.20 L
13.13 L


1.60 L
1.40 LPrivate COLLEGES1.40 L
1.40 L


Jul 3, 2019
Is there pcm Cet is required for admission in b tech in biotechnology
Jul 3, 2019
Hi Nandre, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying as the selection criteria for a particular course varies from college to college.

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