I am in Std. XII (PCB). I want to do my B.Sc. But I don’t like physics at all! But I like biotechnology. Which subjects should I take in B.Sc. for a better future? Is there any scope for biotechnology in Agra? Please give me the names of some good colleges in Agra as well.
Biotechnology requires a firm background in science. After completing 10+2, you may go for B.Sc./B.Tech. in Biotechnology/5-year Integrated M.Tech. Since biotechnology is completely research-oriented, you need to go for higher studies. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, conducts a Combined Biotech Entrance Examination (CEEB) for admission to M.Sc. in Biotechnology for 32 institutes. Check out the site http://www.jnu.ac.in/SBT/.
Some other institutes are Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information and Biotechnology, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune (bharatividyapeeth.edu); Christ University, Bangalore (christuniversity.in); IIT (Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology), Delhi (iitd.ac.in); Anna University, Centre for Biotechnology, Chennai (annauniv.edu/BiotechCentre/); Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata (wbut.ac.in). Agra does not have any good institute for Biotechnology. Also my suggestion for you is to join a course in the best of institutes and don’t compromise with the limitation of locality.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.