Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or its products.
From seeds that produce a better, more desirable harvest to sustaining accomplishments in outer space has been sincerely guided by our knowledge and understanding of biology and technology together.
As career option, biotechnology provides versatile and consistent opportunities for students.
Along with a gateway to careers and professionalism biotechnology in schools is educating a deep understanding of our own functioning and processes at both individual and organizational levels. It gives students a sound awareness of their environment which is helpful in shaping their development.
With clinical and industrial applications at the core of Biotechnology as a subject there is scope of varied engagement at all classifications ranging from lab experts to data analysts and researchers to start up entrepreneurs.
Prospects like intellectual property and copyright in biotechnology also provide students with an opportunity in field of legal advice and novelty.
There are several agencies regulating growth and development in India. To name a few
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology,Government of India
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises
Confederation of Indian Industry
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Likewise, The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) - was promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a centre of excellence for research and training in genetic engineering and biotechnology for the benefit of developing countries.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a UK Research Council and NDPB and is the largest UK public funder of non-medical bioscience. It predominantly funds scientific research institutes and university research departments in the UK.
Today, biotechnology is an area of global academics, research and applications. There are univerties accross the globe in all leading countries providing higher education and specializations in various fields of Biotechnology.
Highlights of biotechnology
Genetics, immunology, micro / cell technology, stem cell technology, micro array, biochemistry and ecosystems, recombinant technology, data management and simulation
Types of biotechnology
Medicinal purposes, healthcare development, vaccines & antibiotics, diagnosis,
Analytical testing, laboratory services, bio recognition, IVF, gene therapy
Strain improvement, bio engineering, bio Aqua development,
Bio fuels, food preservation, fermentation technology, enzyme engineering, waste management,
sequencing and structure definition, data analysis and coalition, testing interpretation, online tool development