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Agriculture Biotechnology

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Generating thousands of job opportunities every year and reaching the grass-root levels, Agriculture Biotechnology is the most sought after job or career specialization for Bio-technology aspirants. Agricultural biotechnology generally makes use of modern biotech techniques and tools to improve plant health and productivity. Though the name suggests more of Agricuture, the field of study also encompasses animal biotechnology. This would mean developing drugs for animals that assist in agriculture.

The future of Agricultural Biotechnology is very promising as large amount of money is pumped in this area. Also, as the big companies like Reliance, ITC are taking much initiatives to commercialize Bio-tech products, the future for this field of study will have a tremendous scope. This also implies greater careeer opportunities and availibility of jobs in Biotechnology. With so many interesting researches that are emerging in Agriculture related Biotechnology, the research opportunities are attracting that many student aspirants towards Agricultural Biotechnology.

The main opportunity in this discipline falls in any of the following categories:

  • Production
  • Clinical research
  • Intellectual property law
  • Quality Control
  • Research and Development

Institutes offering Agricultural Biotechnology

  1. GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
    Program offered: MSc and PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
    Website: www.gbpuat.ac.in

  2. Department of Plant Molecular Biology, Delhi University
    Program offered: MSc, Mphil and PhD in Plant Molecular Biology
    Website: www.du.ac.in

  3. Centre for Bio Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
    Program offered: MSc in Bio-technology
    Website: www.jnu.ac.in

  4. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
    Program offered: BSc in Agriculture and MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology
  5. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
    Program offered: MSc in Biotechnology
    Website: www.tnau.ac.in

  6. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi
    Program offered: MSc and PhD in Agricultural Biotechnology
    Website:www.iari.res.in