M.Tech. Biotechnology or Master of Technology in Biotechnology is a postgraduate Biotechnology course. It is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bio-products. The duration of Master of Technology in Biotechnology is generally a two year, but it may vary from institute to institute and also may be on part time basis by certain institutes. This is an important and valuable one course which opens many career scopes for the students. Most of engineering colleges are offering M.Tech. (Biotechnology) in the country.

M.Tech. Biotechnology Eligibility

  • Candidates who have completed their Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree are eligible for Master of Technology degree course.
  • Candidates who completed a 5-year program in science or applied sciences resulting in the award of a Master of Science degree are also eligible for Master of Engineering course.
  • Admission is based on rank obtained in the entrance test conducted for M.Tech. Some Institutes also conduct personal interview and or written test for admission in their Institutes.

M.Tech. Biotechnology Course Suitability

  • Who have a scientific aptitude and a keen interest in the biological sciences and methodical and patient by nature, able to work neatly and accurately and have a tendency for laboratory work are the most suitable for the course.
  • The ability to work independently is another important aspect, ability to use computers in work is very important, biotechnologist needs certain skill of problem solving, information technology skill, analysing and interpreting skills are also the good for it.
  • Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level aiming to become teacher and lecturer can go for the course.

How is M.Tech. Biotechnology Course Beneficial?

  • There are many areas where they can get jobs such as planning, production and management of bio-processing industries.
  • There is a large-scale employment in research laboratories run by the government as well as the corporate sector.
  • Other places where they can find employment in specialized biotechnology companies or biotech-related companies such as pharmaceutical firms, food manufacturers, aquaculture and agricultural companies.
  • One can go for higher degree programs in respective subjects for further work.


Candidates who have completed their Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree are eligible for Master of Technology degree course.
  • M.Tech. Biotechnology Syllabus

    Syllabus of Biotechnology as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study


    Microbial biotechnology


    Bio-molecules & Biotechnology


    Bioprocess Engineering & Technology




    Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


    Environmental Engg. and Waste Management


    LAB I (Bio-molecules and Microbial Biotechnology Lab)


    LAB II (Bioprocess Engineering and Technology Lab)

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