Future after M. Sc. Biotechnology in India & Abroad


Biotechnology is one of the broad areas of biology, involving organisms to recreate and produce To put it simply into words, Biotechnology harnesses bio-molecular and cellular process to develop product and technologies aiding in the betterment of human lives and our planet. We are using Biotechnology for many years. Cheese and Bread are the simplest examples of Biotechnology used in daily life.

The major application of biotechnology is in 4 industries, including health care(medical), crop production, agriculture, non-food industries, and the most important one environment. Biotechnology is a research-oriented field. One must possess some sound technical skills in biotechnology along with some behavioral skills such as good listening skills, proactive, analytical skills, promptness, team spirit, and investigatory skills to get a good job.

Why choose M.Sc. Biotechnology?
Masters in Biotechnology is a purely research-oriented subject that amalgamates the disciplines of Biology And Technology. It is one of the fastest-growing sectors in India and is expected to see growth in the coming years.
The field is just too vast, encompassing the widely spread biotech industries, innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem, that help student with a stable professional career with ample job opportunities in India as well as Abroad.
The syllabus of M.Sc. biotechnology is designed in such a unique way that helps students understand and enhance their knowledge about the subject and its disciplines such as animal biotechnology, food technology, genetics, and plant biotechnology. 
Students with Postgraduate degrees have a plethora of career opportunities. They are hired as Research Biochemist,  Sr. Associate Scientist, Regulatory Affairs Associate, Biotechnical Researchers,  Quality controller or Engineer, Regional Manager in different industries such as Biotechnology research organization, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Scope after M.Sc. in India:

M.Sc. Biotechnology has good scope in India,  Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science that includes not just biology but also subjects like mathematics, chemistry,  physics, and engineering.
Major fields where biotechnology students work as professionals are Agricultural, Medicine and health care, Industries trial research, Environment Research and development, and animal husbandry, etc.
Candidates having a Master’s degree in BioSciences can get a job in corporate and government sectors. Qualified Bio-technologists mostly get into jobs with different drug( pharmaceutical) companies, chemical, bioprocessing industries, agriculture-related industries, and pollution control industries in India and abroad as well.  

Also, Masters degree holder in Biotechnology, are eligible for most of the Research Jobs in various research and development department of companies. In India, few big organization takes student only who have qualified any of the national level entrance exams like DBT BET, CSIR NET, GATE, ARS NET, ICMR JRF, etc.

This is not the end of scope and opportunities. Qualified biotechnologist opts other options also. one of them is opting for a Ph.D.

One can simply apply for some corporate Research job with a small company and grow with time.
One can go for teaching jobs in college or universities.

M.Sc. biotechnology Career/ job Types

1. Pharma Marketing Companies
2.Clinical Research Canters
3. Medical Device Manufacturers
College And Universities

M.Sc. Biotechnology career prospects:
Biotechnology is a vast area where students with varied interests are hired. The employer also asks for different skills set like communication, promptness, etc. The degree in M.Sc. further leads you to a job where one can get a really good salary. Some of the most popular and most opted career options are :
Biochemist, Quality Control Analyst, Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineer, Crime Lab Technician, Research Associate, Validation Technician. and many others.

One should choose his/her career keeping his own abilities and qualities in mind.  Biotechnology has a vast area in terms of career opportunities. Most importantly your contribution can make a difference in human life.

Job Opportunities in Abroad:
Biotech is one of those fields seeing a good boon as a good career prospect for students. If you are looking for ob opportunities after MSc in Abroad, you must surely be up-to-date with the new technologies and advancements taking place in this fast-emerging field.
International companies hiring check cross-disciplinary education. Therefore it becomes difficult for the people who are trained in one discipline. But getting a job abroad is not an easy task. As a fresher, it is difficult, as they prefer experienced professionals.

Now, let’s talk about Job Opportunities for Biotech Students in Abroad. In a foreign land, you will be paid more than India, and with time as your experience and knowledge grow in this field, you will end up with increased pay-cheques. Germany and the USA are known to be the best counties for careers in Biotechnology.

If we talk about jobs in a foreign land then most of the companies are of medicines, F&B industries, which have their unit in India as well. So it doesn’t make much of a difference but again it depends completely on your own choice as the salaries would be definitely higher than in India.

Some of the prominent organizations that hire such M.Sc. Biotechnology Students are Baxter, Merck, Biocon, Bio-ceramics, Torrent Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cipla, Ranbaxy, Cadila Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Invitrogen, IFGL, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Dr.Reddy’s labs, Jubilant life sciences, Orbees medical, Wockhardt.

If you hold a Masters’s Degree in Biotechnology, getting a research job is quite easier for you. But more preference is given to the candidate who has qualified certificate of National Level entrance exams including ARS NET, JRF, GATE, CSIR NET, ICMR, DBT NET.

After completing your MSc in Biotechnology, you can also opt for some best options like:
Grab more by opting for Ph.D

Why not enter into the corporate world? You can also apply for Research Jobs in the Corporate sector which is a bit difficult but a good try can lead you with a good future.

Apply for professor or teacher jobs in some renowned institutes.
Opt for the Business Development and Marketing job.
The last option can be to get into an MBA.

The best conclusion can be drawn only by knowing some particular facts and figures of countries that are leading in the Biotechnology Industry globally. Countries having more Biotech industries must be having more opportunities. USA holds the first rank in having a maximum number of biotech firms with Spain coming next followed by France, Korea, Germany, UK, rounding out the top five countries.

If you have completed your studies or pursued your biotech degree from a foreign country, then getting a good job in that particular country is quite easy.      

This is not the end of the list, the list goes on, the area of Biotechnology is wide. You can make your career in any field such as medical science, microbiology, process development science, clinical research, etc. The choice is all yours depending on your passion and interest.

DST AWSAR Award 2020 – Contest for PhD Scholars & Post Doc Fellows

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has called for entries for the DST AWSAR program from post-doctoral fellows and Ph.D. scholars.  AWSAR is a writing contest that stands for `Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research’. Participants can hope to get a prize of up to Rupees one lakh for a write up explaining their research work in simple and easy to understand language.

Basic Guidelines for Submitting a Popular Science Story under Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (DST AWSAR) Programme.

DST AWSAR program shall have the following guidelines for its implementation:
  • Any Indian citizen pursuing a Ph.D. or Post Doctoral Fellowship in any Science and Technology (S&T) stream is eligible to apply under AWSAR.
  • The scholars should be enrolled in the PhD program from Government approved Institutions for the last two years. Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF) associated with any recognized institute can also apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the published paper(s) of their research work. Both full-time and part-time Ph.D. students will be invited for larger participation.
  • The article should indicate a complete research story in simple language to be understood by the general public. No complex figures, graphs, equations or formulae should be included except self-explanatory infographics which may be formulated for effective communication.
  • Only original articles sent exclusively for nomination for the AWSAR award will be accepted.  Articles previously published elsewhere, or simultaneously sent for publication elsewhere, are not acceptable.
  • The applicants are requested to mention the theme, title of the paper along with their name, affiliation, and contact details in the submitted article.
  • Articles submitted should carry a declaration that the article is original and has not been previously published elsewhere.
  • Article of 1000-1500 words (A4-size with 2.5 cm margin on all sides, single column, Times New Roman font, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing written in MS Word) will be accepted for further scrutiny.
  • Applicants found guilty of plagiarism and multi-story submission will be blacklisted and debarred from being participating in the future.
  • All articles should be submitted through an online portal.
  • A panel of eminent scientists and science communicators constituted by DST will select the best 100 entries received from Ph.D. scholars and 20 best entries received from postdoctoral fellows.
  • The award will cover the following two broad categories
  1. The top three entries/write-ups by the Ph.D. scholars would be awarded the cash prizes of  1,00,000,  50,000 and  25,000, respectively. Also, 100 selected entries/write-ups, by the Ph.D. scholars, would be awarded the cash prizes of ₹10,000 each, every year. The award will include a cash prize, a certificate of appreciation and an opportunity for the winning articles to be published.
  2. One outstanding story, by the post-doctoral fellows, will be given a cash prize of  1,00,000. Also, 20 selected entries/write-ups submitted by the post-doctoral fellows will be given a cash prize of  10,000 each and a certificate of appreciation.
Entries would be invited from research scholars and PDFs who wish to publish their research in a way that would interest non-scientific audiences. The story should focus on answering the queries such as why does my research matter? Why is it important? Why does it, interest researchers? Why should it interest the reader? objectively. The article must be based on the research undertaken by the individual researcher. The article could be on complete or part of the research conducted, but it should not be a general review of the area and must have the component of new knowledge created as part of the research.

The article must aim at the general audience through popular writing and should not be published elsewhere. It should be written in easy to understand language to convey the significance of the research for its outreach.

Eligibility criteria for article submission
The following are the eligibility criteria for submitting the article for award:
  • The entries will be invited from the youth pursuing PhD in S&T and Post Doc fellows from a recognized University/R&D Institute.
  • Applicants must be an Indian citizen.
  • Applicants can only submit single article in a year. Re-application by applicants from previous years is encouraged, as long as the eligibility criteria continue to be met. However, past winners of the Award will not be eligible to submit a research story second time in the same category.
Selection Criteria for DST AWSAR
The following will be the criteria for judging the entries

1) The entries will be judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, and resourcefulness.
2) The entries should convincingly answer the questions such as why does the research matter? Does the article explain the writer’s research in a way that is easy to comprehend? Is it a compelling read? etc.
3) An Expert Panel of science communicators, media persons, subject experts and practitioners, constituted by DST, will evaluate the submitted science stories.

Award categories
A) Selection of best 100 entries of popular science stories and prizes under DST AWSAR.
For Ph.D. researchers: The initial screening of the entry will be done by expert panel. 100 entries will be selected and each will be awarded with cash prize of   10,000/- along with Certificate of Appreciation.
For Postdoc fellows: Twenty entries would be selected from articles submitted by PDFs relating to their line of research. Each will be awarded with cash prize of   10,000/- along with a Certificate of Appreciation.

B) Selection of top three leading stories
For PhD researchers: The top three articles/stories will be selected from the leading 100 stories. Further, they will be awarded with the cash prize of   1,00,000/-, Rs.50,000/- and   25,000/- respectively.
For Post doc fellows: One outstanding article/story will be selected from the leading 25 stories. Further the same will be awarded with the cash prize of   1,00,000/-.

Top Internships in India for Students [Paid & Unpaid]

If you are a student and in search for some best internships in India (Paid & unpaid), then here’s the list of the same. From big MNCs to Government, Indian students have a lot of Internship opportunity. 

1. NITI Aayog Internship Scheme

NITI Aayog, Government of India invites students pursuing Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate degrees or who are enrolled as Research Scholars in recognised Universities/Institutions to apply for internships.

Eligibility: Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate degrees or who are enrolled as Research Scholars in recognised Universities/Institutions.

Duration: The internship period shall be at least six weeks but not exceeding three months.

Stipend: No stipend shall be paid for this internship.

2. Google Summer Internship

As a Software Engineering Intern, you will work on our core products and services as well as those who support critical functions of our engineering operations. Depending on your background and experience, you will be working in one of the following areas: Product and Systems Development and Engineering Productivity.

Eligibility: Currently pursuing a BS, MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related technical field. Experience in software development in one or more general-purpose programming languages. Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.

Internship for 2021 is closed, but interested one can search for the same in July- Aug every year.

3. AICTE Internship

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), invites applications from young and bright candidates for the appointment of part-time paid Interns. The All India Council for Technical Education is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

4. UNESCO Internship for Graduate Students

UNESCO invites applications for internships in the following areas: Natural Sciences Sector, Culture Sector, Communication and Information.

Eligibility: Completed university studies (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; Enrolled in a graduate programme (second university degree or Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application; or Have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Duration of contract: From 1 to 6 months

Stipend: UNESCO does not remunerate interns.

5. Internship at Paytm

Paytm are always looking for innovative interns who have a strong passion for understanding people, their needs, their problems and their aspirations. The internship offers you an opportunity to work on various digital products and services such as Wallet, Payments Bank, Movies & Entertainment, Travel, Insurance,  Shopping, Chat and many more.

Duration: 8 weeks – 16 weeks

6. United Nations Internship Opportunity

United Nations, New Delhi invites applications for Internships (Public Information) for the year 2020. This internship is located in the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, India. UN interns work full-time, five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Eligibility: Requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above)

Stipend: The internship is UNPAID.

7. Amazon Internship (Software Development Engineer)

The SDE Intern experience is unique at Amazon. You get to rub shoulders with outstanding software engineers and researchers with industry-leading technical abilities, solving challenging engineering problems that affect millions of Amazon customers.

Eligibility: Programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design. Self-driven, quick starters, passionate problem solvers with a curious mind who loves solving very complex, very challenging real-world problems.

8. Asian Development Bank

The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate students to gain experience through research assignments based on ADB’s current operational needs.

Eligibility: Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member nations, both prior to and after the internship assignment;

The application period for the 2020 Internship Program: 1st batch: 1 August to 30 September 2020 and On board: January 2021 onwards 2nd batch: 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021 and On board: June 2021 onwards.

9. Intel Graduate Inten

Intel, Bangalore is looking candidates for Internship Opportunity. Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in Silicon Valley.

Eligibility: Candidate should be in B.E or Masters in Electronics or Computer Science and well versed with standard Software Methodologies like software design, implementation.

10. Internships- Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India provides opportunities for students from top educational institutions to undertake an internship at their offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Patna.

Eligibility: The applicant should be in his/her 2rd year of study (or higher)

Duration: Interns need to commit minimum 45 days and maximum 3 months.

On the other hand, Lok Sabha India also invites interns every year. Whereas looking into this pandemic, many internships companies offers Online/ virtual or work from home internships to students in India.

Solicitation: We try to ensure that the information we provide are accurate. However, minor errors may occur. Pardon for the same and do your personal check also.

Faculty Scientist Positions 2020 at RGCB, Kerala, India


About- The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is an autonomous national institute of the Government of India, Ministry for Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology. The mandate of the institute is discovery, innovation, and translation in biotechnology and disease biology. Faculty Scientist Positions 2020

Research/Job Area- Independent multidisciplinary research programs relating to the areas of (but not completely restricted to) cancer research, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, pathogen biology and other interdisciplinary programs such as applied immunology, structural biology, chemical and molecular biology to address questions on disease pathogenesis. 

Location- Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Kerala, India


  • RGCB invites applications from early as well as mid-career scientists (Indian citizens) with potential for intellectual leadership and passion for innovative research to set up independent multidisciplinary research programs relating to the areas of (but not completely restricted to) cancer research, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, pathogen biology and other interdisciplinary programs such as applied immunology, structural biology, chemical and molecular biology to address questions on disease pathogenesis. 
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated excellent record of scientific productivity in the form of outstanding publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Scientists with outstanding track records in innovation and product development must have a track record of internationally valid and productive patents and demonstrated interaction with commercial or industry partners.
  • Applicants should have a commitment to excellence and willingness to collaborate in inter-disciplinary projects.
  • Quality of scientific productivity, the capability of independent thinking, a track record of translational, clinical, or applied research as well as extramural funding will also be major factors in deciding the selection.
  • Investigators will be provided shared laboratory space and adequate start-up resources. They are expected to generate significant extramural project-based funding.
  • The candidates must be citizens of India.

POSITION : Scientist C(Number of Positions – 2 Unreserved: 1 ST:1)


MINIMUM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATION RECORD* : Three to five years postdoctoral experience plus peer reviewed high quality publications both as first and as co-author in multi-centric studies.

Product development scientists must have excellent track records in technology development, patents, track record of transferring to industry and commercialization

Age Limit* : 40

POSITION : Scientist E-II (Number of Positions – 3)


MINIMUM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATION RECORD* : Ten years postdoctoral experience plus peer reviewed high quality publications both as First and Corresponding Author as well as and as co-author in multi-centric studies

Product development scientists must have excellent track records in technology development, patents, track record of transferring to industry and commercialization.

Age Limit* : 50

POSITION : Scientist F (Number of Positions – 1)


MINIMUM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATION RECORD* : Twelve years post doctoral experience plus peer reviewed high quality publications as First and Corresponding Author as well as and as co-author in multi-centric studies.

Product development scientists must have excellent track records in technology development, patents, track record of transferring to industry and commercialization.

Age Limit* : 50

How to Apply

Eligible & interested scientists can submit their applications, in the prescribed format available on the RGCB website along with a proposed research plan (2 pages) to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Jagathy, Thycaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram 695014, India or e-mail a PDF to facultyrecruitment@rgcb.res.in.


Level 1 Screening

An Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will be determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised scientist position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. Applications shortlisted after the Level I screening by the ISC will be sent for Level 2 screening.

Level 2 Screening

A Faculty Screening Committee (FSC) will analyze the applications forwarded to it by the ISC after Level 1 screening. Level 2 screening includes detailed review of the applicant’s credentials, publications, achievements, etc. Applicants may also be invited to give a seminar at RGCB. The FSC will decide in which grade the applicant can be considered and forward such recommendations to the Scientist Selection Committee (SSC). The Chairman of the Faculty Screening Committee will be a member of the SSC.

Final Selection Procedures

The SSC will speak to shortlisted applicants personally (either in person or through video conferencing), go over their plans and ideas with them, and understand their long-term career goals. They will also assess the applicant’s value to the development of RGCB and its R&D programs. The SSC will make the final decision on whether to advise the institute to make an offer to the applicant and if so which grade of a scientist is to be offered. The institute will then make a final administrative decision on this.

Last Date for Apply–  30 September 2020

Call for applications will remain open till the vacancies are filled. The applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be scrutinized and evaluated on a quarterly basis. The last date for receipt of applications for each quarter is March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st.