Biotechnology is one of the major growing industries of the nation. What information technology was in the early 90’s today that position is of biotechnology. Apart from being one of the major industries, there has always been a lot of buzz about the job prospects offered by the industry.
A lot of people like to believe that there are not plenty of jobs available for the subject. However, they all may not be correct. There are quite a few brilliant options available for the students in the biotechnology industry. In the nation itself.
Currently, the Indian biotech industry holds a share of about 2 percent of the global biotech industry. The rate at which it is progressing will surely make India a prominent player in the industry by 2025.
Biotechnology has proved to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the young India. Students under this field of study can look upto build their career in agricultural, chemical, pharmaceutical and also in the management of bioprocessing industries.
Students can start their career from government based entities or, they can look upon corporate sectors, in allied biotech-related companies. These firms are offering a huge amount of employment, and are looking for some good biotechnologists. Here are the most popular biotech companies in India;
- Panacea biotech limited
- Reddy’s Laboratories Limited
- Serum Institute of India
- GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited
- Indian Immunologicals Limited
- Piramal Group
- Rasi Seeds (P) Ltd
- BrainWave Biotechnology Ltd
The scope of work can range from research, sales, marketing, QA, QC etc. thus biotechnology is a very promising field, and can certainly pave your path to success.
- Conditions applied are that you must have an innate interest in the subject.
- As the candidates interested must have their graduation in biotechnology, and preferably even a masters degree in the subject. Though a PhD, would be icing on the cake.
If you are immensely interested in improving the quality of people’s lives through research, then this field will serve your purpose. Since Biotechnology is in its nascent stages in India, many students tend to get disillusioned with the limited opportunities. However, since the past decade, the Indian government has set up numerous research institutions of national repute conducting research in Cancer Biology, Stem Cells, Genetic Engineering, Biomedical Sciences etc.