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How to Be a Biotechnologist from IITs After 12th

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If you want to become a successful Biotechnologist and for it, you are looking to get admission in Biotechnology in IITs after the 12th this is really a tough job. But you can make it easy by taking it seriously and start preparing for it.

You can be a Biotechnologist by doing any of the courses in Biotechnology but the choice of your courses should depend on what do you want to be an engineer or a scientist. After doing BSc and MSc you can be a Biotechnologist Scientist but if you want to be a Biotechnology Engineer, then you have to do B.Tech and M.Tech in Biotechnology.

IITs are India's top-ranking institutes that have 100% placement records at very high salary packages in various Biotechnology companies and industries. To be a biotechnologist from IITs after the 12th you have to follow some simple steps.

  1. Understand Biotechnology
  2. Your Aptitude in Biotechnology
  3. Degree of Biotechnology
  4. Best IIT for Biotechnology
  5. Appear for JEE Mains Exam
  6. Appear for JEE Advanced Exam
  7. Get Good All India Rank (AIR)
  8. Participate in Joint Seat Allocation
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1. Understand Biotechnology

Before making the decision to make a career in the Biotechnology field you should get some brief information about Biotechnology. Find answers to some questions like what is Biotechnology, the scope of Biotechnology, applications of Biotechnology, career prospectus in Biotechnology, jobs in Biotechnology, future of Biotechnology in India or abroad.

2. Your Aptitude in Biotechnology

Choosing any course is just because it has good scope in India or you get a high salary package job after completing this course is not a good idea. Job satisfaction and achieving that job you want to become is also important. It is important that your interest must be in that field.

Before choosing Biotechnology it is better to check your aptitude in Biotechnology and find the answer that Biotechnology career is best for you or not.

3. Degree of Biotechnology

Biotechnology is now spread in all types of courses like medical, science, engineering, computer, and management. So every type of Biotechnology course is available for the students to study but here we mentioned only IITs offered courses.

You have to choose the appropriate degree course in Biotechnology from the various types of Biotechnology courses available in the science & engineering field in the IITs. You can do any of the courses like B.S.-M.S. Dual Degree, B.Tech, Integrated B.Tech- M.Tech, etc from the IITs.

Choose the appropriate degree course in Biotechnology from the various types of Biotechnology courses available in the science & engineering field.

4. Best IIT for Biotechnology

There are 23 IITs in India that offer about 107 various types of courses for the 12th-passed students. You have to choose the best IIT that offers the Biotechnology course. Not all IITs offer Biotechnology-related courses at the graduation level. Only seven IITs offer Biotechnology and related courses to Biotechnology for the 12th passed students.

The list of IITs that offered Biotechnology-related courses is given below.

Name of IIT

Name of Biotechnology Course

IIT Jodhpur

B.Tech, in Bioengineering

IIT Madras

Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) in Biological Engineering (5 Year)

IIT Delhi

B.Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

IIT Kanpur

B. Tech in Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (4 Year)

B. Tech-M. Tech Dual-degree in Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (5 Year)

IIT Kharagpur

B.Tech in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering 

IIT Roorkee

B.Tech Biotechnology

IIT Guwahati

B. Tech. Biosciences and Bioengineering

IIT-BHU Varanasi

Dual degree B.Tech. & M.Tech. (5 Year) Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology

Dual degree B.Tech (Bioengineering) & M.Tech. Biomedical Technology

5. Appear for JEE Mains Exam

To get admission in IITs the JEE Mains Exam is the first national-level exam that you have to pass with very high marks a secure a good rank in this exam. JEE Main examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India two times every year in January and April months.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) has two papers. The first paper is for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) in various NITs, IIITs, and government-funded state Institutions/Universities.

JEE Mains Exam is a compulsory eligibility test for giving the JEE (Advanced) exam which is conducted for admission to IITs.

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6. Appear for JEE Advanced Exam

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is conducted every year by all IITs jointly. JEE (Advanced) is the second or final entrance test that you have to pass for admission to the IITs. You can appear for the JEE (Advanced) exam if you have a minimum cut-off score in the JEE Mains exam.

You have to pass JEE Advanced exam with very high marks to get the All India Rank (AIR). You can give this exam only two times so must pass this with high marks.

IITs provide admission into various undergraduate courses, integrated Masters or Dual Degree in Engineering, etc.

7. Get Good All India Rank (AIR)

Obtaining a good All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced is the final qualification to get admission in IITs. Since there are a limited number of IITs that offer Biotechnology courses so you must have a very good all-India rank to get admission in your desired IITs and Biotechnology course.

If you fail to get a good rank in JEE Advanced exam then it is tough to get admission to the IITs for the Biotechnology course.

8. Participate in Joint Seat Allocation

Joint Seat Allocation is a counseling process where AIR rank-holding students have to participate to take admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other Government funded technical Institutes. This process is conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). In this procedure, students have to fill in their choices of IIT and courses in which they want to take admission. According to students' performance in 12th and JEE Advanced marks, they get admission in the IITs.


So if you finally decided that you want to be a Biotechnology Engineer from IIT then you have to appear for the JEE Main Examination and passed it with good marks to get qualify for the appeared in JEE Advanced Examination. After qualifying for the JEE Advanced exams with very high marks and a good all India rank you will be eligible for getting admission to Biotechnology courses in IITs. It is mandatory to pass JEE Mains and JEE Advanced exams with good marks to get admission in IITs.

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