Science students are no longer confined to traditional options, when it comes to higher education and biotechnology tops the list of coveted course options.
Biotechnology is changing our everyday life in myriad ways. Whether it’s treating the sick, running factories and manufacturing products and tracking down criminals, or protecting livestock, wildlife, the environment and feeding the human race, biotechnology is one of most important applied sciences of the 21st century. Biotechnologists use their knowledge of plants, animals, microbial sciences, biochemistry genetics and computing to find solutions to problems within area as diverse as agriculture the environment the food industry and medicine.
A science student can opt to pursue biotechnology after class 12. The candidate should have studied class 12 science with physics, chemistry biology and mathematics or with physics chemistry biology / mathematics (depending upon the requirements of targeted universities). Courses available to them include the three years B Sc Biotechnology or the four year B Tech Biotechnology or the five year integrated MSC or six year integrated MTech Biotechnology). Admission to B Tech Biotech and the five year / six year integrated master’s programs is usually conducted on the basis of a competitive entrance test.
Alternately students can pursue a bachelor’s degree under the 10 + 2 + 3 pattern of education in physical, biological, agricultural, veterinary and fishery sciences, pharmacy, engineering/ technology, MBBS, BDS, B Sc Biotechnology and allied degrees to pave the way to an M Sc degree and further on to a PhD or employment.
Job opportunities for biotechnologies are abundant in the research and development departments of pharmaceutical and fermentation companies, as well as within fields like horticulture food science, commerce, healthcare technology and teaching. You can also consider working within universities with government agencies or research institutes, CSIR and ICAR laboratories, national institutes, Institutes / centers of excellence, DBT (Department of Biotechnology) institutes and other academic science and technology institutes in research and diagnostic laboratories in hospitals. Jobs may include basic research, process development, production, technical services, quality control, compliance control, or technical sales. Some biotechnologists may be considered genetic engineers (utilizing recombined DNA techniques) while others are classified as bioprocess engineers (optimizing enzymatic reaction systems for a desired product).
You might also diversify into scientific writing and journalism, technical writing, or quality assurance management, patent examination, sales and marketing. There is also scope for further training to pursue a career in biotechnology management, pharmaceutical management, hospital management or law.
What after professional degrees?
MBA is essential for all of us to secure good managerial jobs or to ensure fast track career growth in an organization and also for running a business enterprise successfully. Executive MBA programs offered by Future Education are developed to meet the development needs of working executives and managers, allowing them to earn an MBA in a year or less while working full time thereby minimizing disruption of work and personal earnings. As the working professionals already have good exposure to organizational working, they are well acquainted with the business communication, culture, and environment are also well versed with organizational structure, team buildings, and motivation strategies, now they need the theoretical knowledge to ensure fast growth. Since they can grasp fast and apply theory to day to day working the efforts required are less than 50% as compared to fresh graduates and hence the MBA is of lesser duration (1 year or so).
Investing time and money in an executive MBA program is worth because it equips one with the necessary Business Management skills and develops leadership abilities. Future Education’s Executive MBA is offered in different forms:
Distance learning Program is preferred since there are live lectures which can be attended after office hours and even if you miss it you can attend recorded lectures and for further convenience exams can be given at the nearest computer center.
As international MBA program is essential for a global career, Future Education has also launched its Executive MBA program in collaboration with a leading business school in Europe. This executive MBA program is more preferred by working professional and businessmen as it has industry oriented curriculum with case study based approach. The specializations offered are Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, etc, The International MBA has subjects like International Business Law, International Business Management, International Lobbying Future Education MBA programs are in demand because they groom the students for senior management positions, global career and eventually to head their own enterprise.