Bachelor of Technology (B.tech.) in Genetic Engineering Courses, Syllabus, Scope, and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Sep 22, 2021

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering is a 4- year undergraduate course. The basic criterion of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for the pursuance of the course is a class XII qualification from a recognized educational Board.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 2 and 10 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course.

The course is divided into eight semesters, with each semester lasting a period of six months, and at the end of every semester, an external examination, both theory and practical- based, is conducted. B.Tech. Genetic Engineering course essentially comprising the study of the deliberate modification of an organism’s basic characteristics by manipulating its genetic material.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Scientific/ Medical Writer, Genetic Engineer, Information Security Engineer, etc. The average annual salary offered for these positions varies between INR 2 Las and 5 Lacs annually, increasing with experience.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:

Course Level Undergraduate
Duration Four Years
Eligibility 10+2 from a recognized Board
Examination Type Semester System
Admission Process Counseling after taking entrance examination
Course Fee INR 2 to 10 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 8 Lacs
Major Entrance Exams JEE MAINS, JEE ADVANCE, SRM EEE, VIT EEE, BIT SAT, etc.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: What is it About?

Genetic Engineering is the branch of advanced science, which is concerned with the wide range of scientific techniques that are applied in order to purposely change the genetic structure in the DNA code of a living life form so as to create newer and better beings.

Students enrolled too the course are taught advanced and efficient ways to develop organisms better suited to meet environmental challenges and the needs of modern medicine. A few examples of genetically engineered organisms currently in the market include plants with resistance to some insects, plants that can tolerate herbicides, and crops with modified oil content.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Top Institutes 

Listed below are some of the top institutes in the country offering the course, along with the annual course fee and the location –

NAME OF INSTITUTE CITY ANNUAL FEE IN INR
SRM University Chennai 2,50,000
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 25,000
Bharath University Chennai 2,50,000
Aryabhatta Knowledge University Patna 2,00,000

Eligibility for B.Tech. in Genetic Engineering

For admission to B.Tech. Genetic Engineering course, the candidate is needed to have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2) examination from a recognized Board of education with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as main subjects with a minimum aggregate score of 60%. Candidates having a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Molecular Biology are also eligible to apply.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Admission Procedure

For admission to the course, candidates are required to qualify a relevant national/ State/ university level engineering entrance examination followed by rounds of counseling and personal interview.

Some of the major national- level entrance examinations conducted in India for admission to the course are JEE MAIN, JEE ADVANCE, SRMJEEE, VIT EEE, BIT-SAT, JNU EEE, etc. Other universities- level entrance exams are conducted by SRM University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The score obtained in JEE MAIN is accepted in most universities including all NITs across the country, whereas JEE ADVANCE score is considered for admission to IITs.

B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Syllabus and Course Structure

A semester- wise break-up of the course is tabulated below –

SEMESTER I

SEMESTER II

Mathematics 1

Mathematics 2

English

Material Science

Physics

Principles of Environmental Science

Chemistry

Biochemistry

Basic Engineering 1

Basic Engineering 2

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Cell Biology

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Value Education

SEMESTER III

SEMESTER IV

Enzyme Technology

Basic Molecular Techniques

Genetics & Cytogenetics

Molecular Biology

Immunology

Stoichiometry and Engineering Thermodynamics

Microbiology

Bio-press Principles

Mechanical Operations & heat Transfer

Biostatistics

German Language Phase 1/French Language Phase 1/Japanese Language Phase 1

German Language Phase 2/Japanese Language Phase 2/French Language Phase 2

Computer Skills

SEMESTER VI

SEMESTER V

Recombinant DNA Technology

Advanced Molecular Techniques

Bioinformatics

Functional Genomics and Microarray Technology

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Momentum Transfer

Gene Therapy

Bioprocess Engineering

Biosensors and Biochips

Biophysics

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Plant Tissue Culture and Transgenic Technology

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Personality Development

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SEMESTER VII

SEMESTER VIII

Bio-separation Technology

Project Work

Animal Cell Culture and Transgenic Technology

Bio-Safety, Bio-ethics, IPR & Patients

Nano-biotechnology in Healthcare

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Stem Cell Biology

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B.Tech. Genetic Engineering: Career Prospects

Skilled professionals of the course with a sharp analytical mind, high levels of concentration, eyes for detail and lively imagination can find lucrative employment opportunities in the field.

Genetic Engineering is a subset of biotechnology, which is a highly research-oriented field having a lot of momentum, as the demand for Genetic Engineers is rapidly growing both in India and abroad.

The past some years in India have seen a significant growth in the allocation of grants and funding for Genetic Engineering Research & Development by the Indian Government.

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Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

JOB PROFILE JOB DESCRIPTION AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR
Genetic Engineer They apply their knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles into the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health care and management. 3.5 to 5 Lacs
Lecturer/Professor They teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department.   3 to 7 Lacs
Research Scientist They are responsible for designing, undertaking and analyzing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials. 4 to 6 Lacs
Scientific/Medical Writer They research, prepare and coordinate scientific publications. The medical writer is responsible for researching, writing and editing clinical/statistical reports and study protocols, and summarizing data from clinical studies. 3.5 to 5 Lacs
Information Security Engineer To plan and carry out security measures to monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks. 5 to 7 Lacs

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Ques. How is biotechnology at Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 22 Sept 21

Ans. Biotechnology is one of the oldest branches in Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata. The professors are really good and highly qualified and they will help you in conducting your research programs with great guidance from them. Many of the faculty at the department have good names in their area of specialization and if you can get guidance from them they will help you in getting good projects and recommendations from them. While doing PhDs or master’s from any university will help you a lot. In the recent placement drive, the average and highest CTC offered at Heritage was 4 LPA and 16 LPA. If you are self-motivated and want to study then this is a very good course. Life after this course will be really great if you are passionate about this degree.Read more
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Ques. How is haldia institute of technology for biotechnology?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 21 Sept 21

Ans. For the purpose of academia, the Haldia Institute of Technology is extremely good for the department of Biotechnology. My friend is currently enrolled in one of the courses of Biotechnology at Haldia.  The lecturers and other members of the faculty of the department are experienced, skilled and helpful. They also offer a variety of hands-on practical experiences to help comprehend the subject in a better manner.  If you are serious about studying Biotechnology, the Haldia Institute can prove to be one of the greatest institutes to get enrolled in. It is obvious that your primary goal after successfully completing your B.Tech in Biotechnology would be to find work and get employed.  In general, you would have limited options and opportunities in the core industry of Biotech on this front. Around 1-2 companies like ITC and Parle from the core sector visit the campus of HIT for recruitment of suitable candidates for various job roles.  Many students have also been able to intern at some reputed companies from the sector before the completion of their course.  Categories Biotechnology at Haldia Institute of Technology Course Fee 3.95 lakh Highest CTC 8-9 LPA Average CTC 5 LPA Recruiting Companies ITC, Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline, Cipla, etc. In the end, all of this would depend upon you. If you study well and maintain a decent academic record throughout your course, then surely you would get a job via on-campus recruitment drives of the institute. Additionally, you can also apply to some core companies through off-campus recruitment drives.Read more
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Ques. How is biotechnology department of Heritage Institution of Technology in terms of facilities quality management and placements compared to the other branches like CSE and ECE?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 17 Sept 21

Ans. The faculty and the labs are excellent at Biotechnology Department. Placements are also good. You will find many students in this department who are really very serious and good in studies ie. better than many students of ECE and CSE.  Most probably the all-department topper in our first semester was from the Biotech department. You may take it if you are interested in this subject.  Parameters Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata Tuition Fees 4.04 lakhs Placement Percentage 70-80 % Highest Package 12 LPA Average Package 5-6 LPA In Heritage, placement means getting placed in the IT sector doesn't matter of any branch. Other branches can't be compared with others, as every branch has its own requirements.Read more
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Ques. Is Vignan University, Guntur a good college for a B.Tech in bioinformatics or a B.Tech in biotech? How good are the placements and scope for higher studies abroad?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 09 Sept 21

Ans. All the private universities in India, except maybe 2–3, are trying their level best to establish themselves and Vignan is no exception. If you are considering joining the university then you should know the following.  Fees are high so plan well before joining. For a 4-year long B.Tech, the total course fee is around 9 lakhs.  Second, the syllabus keeps getting updated each year. This makes covering the syllabus, a bit tricky.  The same faculty will set the question paper so I think getting through with good grades won't be an issue. Finally, you should join biotech only if you wish to study MS abroad. Otherwise, don’t join the institute. Read more
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Ques. Will it be wise to join a B.Tech program in biotechnology at Karunya University?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 08 Sept 21

Ans. As one of my friends studied B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Karunya University, I might not be able to tell you much about biotechnology, but can provide a general overview of the institute. The university is located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and is surrounded by a lush green environment.  The university gives an option of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) which is a very good system to bring out individual talents.  Also, you will get lots of free time which you can use for pursuing your interests and hobbies.  The infrastructure is also quite good and there are a few good professors who are highly experienced. Placements are also good. CSE students received good job roles. But the Biotechnology placements may differ.  If you choose to become a residential student, you will get even more time.  Categories B.Tech in Biotechnology at Karunya University Course Fee 7.24 lakh Placement Percentage 60% Highest CTC 17 LPA Average CTC 4.3 LPA Median CTC 3.5 LPA If you have the determination and the motivation with a clear goal, then you can succeed at any university and not just at Karunya University.Read more
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