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B. Tech biotech in the post-covid era: new opportunities ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every industry in various ways, and the biotech field is no exception. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the biotechnology sector has continued to experience growth. As a biotechnology student, there are many opportunities for you to explore and benefit from this emerging field. 

That is why it is essential for prospective Btech biotechnology students to understand the transformative impact and burgeoning opportunities in this field to make informed career choices.


According to a recent report, the Indian Biotechnology industry amounted to US$ 63 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 150 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%. By 2025, the contribution of the Indian Biotechnology industry to the global biotechnology market is expected to grow to 19% from 3% in 2017.


Biotechnology has become increasingly prominent over the last few decades. The industry has played a crucial role in the healthcare sector during the COVID-19 outbreak, serving as a lifeline for healthcare professionals, public health experts, government leaders, investors, and the general public. It has not only highlighted its importance but also accelerated public and private sector investment in biotechnological research.

As a result, biotech has captured the attention of many professionals and students who are considering investing their future in it. 

The integration ofbiotechnology courses with digital technologies like AI is also redefining possibilities, making B Tech biotechnologyis one of the top engineering courses.  


  • Personalized Medicine: Advances in genomics are making personalized medicine more accessible, allowing for treatments tailored to individual genetic profiles. 
  • Synthetic Biology: This area is evolving rapidly, offering new ways to engineer biological systems for environmental and health solutions. 
  • Regenerative Medicine: Innovations in tissue engineering and stem cell research are revolutionizing medical treatments and organ replacement. 
  • Environmental Biotech: Using biotechnology to address environmental challenges, including pollution reduction and renewable energy production. 
  • Agricultural Biotech: Enhancing crop resistance and food production sustainability to meet global food demands. 
  • Biopharmaceuticals: Developing novel drugs and vaccines that offer more effective treatment with fewer side effects. 

Search about these new opportunities, read in detail and choose what suits you best to pursue as a biotech engineer. Always stay updated with us and keep growing in new fields and opportunities. 


There is an increasing need for skilled biotechnologists worldwide; hence, job opportunities exist both locally and internationally, ranging from genetic research organizations to pharmaceutical companies involved in innovative drug discovery processes, as well as bioinformatics firms etc.  Graduates can expect to find opportunities not just in India but globally as biotech firms expand their reach.


At NIIT University, we have designed our biotechnology coursekeeping in view rapidly changing industry requirements. The program is designed in such a way that it introduces students not only to the core areas of biotechnology but also to its applications across different disciplines which are currently emerging.  

For instance, there are specialized modules on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in healthcare. You will be taught how these technologies can be applied practically to prepare you for working with them when necessary during your career journey.  

In addition, through compulsory 6-month internships with big industry partners like Dabur and Britannia, you will get hands-on experience, thereby equipping you with skills needed at the workplace. 

The best part about our B. Tech biotechnology course is that it lays the foundation not only for entering the biotech industry but also the IT industry too.  

Being a research-driven field, students can further pursue Master’s and doctoral programmes at NU that enable them to work as scientists in research laboratories and industry. Besides, they can choose academics following their PhD. 


Hence, the field of biotechnology is vast and has played a critical role in the development and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines during the pandemic. The role played by the biotech industry during this period will continue to be significant even after it becomes an endemic disease, making it one of the most sought-after sectors in health care.  
Pursuing a degree inB. Tech biotechnologyfrom one of the best B. Tech biotechnology colleges can be an intelligent decision as it opens up countless opportunities in terms of education and career prospects. We prepare you to be part of an industry essential to the future of healthcare.  

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