Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Biotechnology)

After successfully completing the course a candidate can work in fields like medicine, animal husbandry, genetic engineering, environment conservation, health care, R&D and agriculture.

A biotechnologist can find a job in both public as well as private sector. If a candidate wants to make career in the field of teaching then M. Tech. in Biotechnology can be very helpful tool.

Biotechnologists can also opt for science writer in media houses. Apart from this there are various employment areas where students can get placed, some of these sectors are:

  • Teaching Institution
  • Space Research Organization
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Quality Testing Laboratories
  • Chemical Industries
  • Automobile Industry
  • Electronic Manufacturer
  • Defence services
  • Power Plants
  • Consultancy Firms

Job Profile

Students can work as following in the above mentioned sectors:

Job Profile



A biotechnologist modifies living organisms to biofuels and pharmaceuticals.

Lab technician

A lab technician does research on a product which aims to improve crops, cure diseases, detect contaminated water and clean environment.

Research Scientist

A research scientist does the manipulation to improve the products used for agriculture, animal and environment purposes.

Science Writer

Many media houses require a writer who can write on science topics.

Sales representative

A biotech sales representative has to market the product developed for agriculture, animal and environment purposes. For this job a representative should have a detailed knowledge of products to be sold.


M. Tech. Biotechnology degree holders are recruited by many top companies in India and outside, some of which are:

  • Biocon
  • Dr. Reddy’s
  • Himalaya Drug Company
  • Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • Nestle

M.Tech. Biotechnology: Salary Trends

Growth of Biotechnological sector in India is due to the widespread network of research laboratory, rich biodiversity, well developed base industries and trained manpower with rich agriculture. All these factors have increased job potential of the Biotechnological industry proving beneficial for the aspirants.

The graph below shows the comprehensive salary trend prevailing in the industry:

salary graph for M. Tech. in Biotechnology

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Biotechnology) : 4 answered questions


Ques. How are placements for M.Tech biotechnology students in Thapar University?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 22 Apr 21

Ans. If you are passionate about science and research work then you can opt for biotechnology as it provides several career scopes. The biotechnology specialty is the most notable in terms of revenue and employment.  The biotechnology program at Thapar University helps the student get recognized as a leader assigned to perfection in biology. The interdisciplinary technical education, research, discovery and contribution adequately towards sustainable growth and development help students to move towards perfection.  The program provides the state of art infrastructure and professional environment that enables students and faculty to make a vital contribution in Biotechnology and allied professions.  One cannot find better research opportunities in any other University or College.  The table shows a brief overview of the institution: Particulars Thapar University Lowest Salary Rs. 1.8 lakhs Average Salary Rs. 4 lakhs Highest Salary Rs. 7.2 lakhs If the student wants to get good research and publication opportunities as well as a good placement opportunity then opt for biotechnology. Overall Thapar University is a potential choice.Read more
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Ques. What should I choose for M.Tech in Bio tech, IIT Mandi or NIT Bhopal?

● Top Answer By Aman Kumar on 31 Mar 21

Ans. If you are confused between IIT Mandi or NIT Bhopal, choose IIT as the primary option.  Being an IITian has its own advantages. You will receive more reward and respect from society. One of my relatives from Biotech is pursuing his Ph.D. from Heidelberg Germany Berlin at the age of just 26. He visited almost 21 countries already for academic purposes. He also attended many Ivy league colleges like MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford for conferences.  IIT Mandi is very good at academics. The faculty here are very experienced and friendly in nature. They teach the concepts in a very easy and simple manner.  Also, if you want to pursue higher studies, then choosing IIT will be better.Read more
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Ques. How good is Shoolini University for an M.Tech in biotechnology?

● Top Answer By Karan Luthra on 19 Oct 20

Ans. Shoolini University is the first Biotechnology University. The School of Applied Sciences & Biotechnology has been regularly ranked high by BioSpectrum Magazine. The School of Biotechnology of Shoolini University has international collaborations with some of the leading foreign universities like Lanzhou University (China), University of Naples (Italy), University of Arkansas (USA), University of Maryland (USA), and Gachon University (Korea). Admission: A student must have a degree in BE/BTech Biotechnology or MSc Biotechnology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/any other branch of Life Sciences. Shoolini University accepts students through GATE/HPCET or any other recognized entrance test followed by a Personal Interview. After the selection based on the merit list of GATE/HPCET is done, the vacant seats are filled based on the merit of BTech with candidates having at least 50%. Students can fill the applications and submit the same along with an application fee 1200/- in the form of a cheque, DD, and cash in favor of Shoolini University payable in Solan. Shoolini University reserves 25% seats for students of Himachal Pradesh and provides relaxation in required aggregate for SC/ST/OBC candidates as per the rules of Govt. of Himachal Pradesh. Placements: A student with MTech in Biotechnology has career opportunities in BioTech Food Companies, Pharma Majors, Agriculture, Research, Teaching, Study Abroad, IP & Patenting, Government jobs, and Entrepreneurs. The chief recruiters are Zydus Cadila, Mankind, Biocon, Marico, and Cipla. The placement success at Shoolini University for the year 2018-19 is 100%. About 30% of students get quality employment. The highest salary package is INR 15 LPA. Over 100+ companies offer recruitment at the institute. More than 2000+ of Shoolini’s students are already placed. Shoolini University grabs a lot of eyeballs for the branch of Biotechnology. Many students try to opt for the same in the University. However, the seats for MTech are less and thus the competition is more. A student should have good scores both in GATE as well as the HPCET to secure a confirmed space in the University. The placements are also ample and of quality.Read more
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Ques. Which is better Mtech biotechnology at VIT or Mtech industrial biotechnology at NIT Surathkal?

● Top Answer By Sagar Pandey on 28 Sept 20

Ans. First, you should decide which course you want to pursue Mtech in biotechnology or Mtech in industrial biotechnology as that would help in comparing institutes and choose the one with the better program. VIT is considered to be the best colleges to pursue Mtech biotechnology due to the excellent consistency it has obtained with the placement rate and the strong conceptual foundation offered to the students along with hands-on experience. On the other hand, NIT Surathkal is one of the leading NITs in India and offers quality education in Industrial Biotechnology. NIRF has ranked VIT and NIT Surathkal at 15 and 13 respectively for BTech. Admission: VIT takes admission for MTech Biotechnology based on VITMEE or GATE score. The required eligibility is BE/BTech or MSc in related discipline with 60% aggregate marks. The total fee for the MTech Biotechnology program at VIT is 2.99 lakh. On the other hand, NIT Surathkal takes admission for MTech through GATE. The prerequisite for admission is BTech in a related field with a minimum of 55% marks. The total fee for MTech Industrial Biotechnology in NIT Surathkal is 2.48 lakhs. Placements: The Department of Biotechnology at VIT is engaged in funded projects from Government departments and various Research institutions namely, DBT, DRDO and DST as well as from core industries. Students of the department get placement across industries such as pharma, biotech, and genetics, etc. Some of the top recruiters at VIT are Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Hetero drugs, Pulsus Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group, Zifo RnD Solutions, Orbuculum. The top biotech companies like Biocon, Enzene Biosciences visit the NIT Surathkal campus for placements. Institute NIT Surathkal VIT Average CTC 22 LPA 6.05 LPA Highest CTC 49 LPA 41 LPA VIT has tie-up with various research institutions such as CSIO, Chandigarh; INMAS, Delhi; CMC, Vellore, etc. Both NIT Surathkal and VIT offer quality education in the field of Biotechnology and have decent placements. So, choose the institute according to your convenience.Read more
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