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Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing sectors in India and 5 Years. elsewhere. This emerging field is going to take a leap forward in the next
As per the report of NASSCOM, by 2010, biotech sector may earn upto biotechnologists in several fields such as Agriculture, Medicine, Environment, Bioinformatics, Industries, Food Processing Units,
rupee five million dollar having job opportunities for 15 lakhs qualified
Pharmaceuticals, Dairy and Veterinary, Biodiversity Conservation, Neuro Development in both Government and Private Sectors. - Science, Marine, Informatics, Teaching Training and Entrepreneurship
Modern science and technology along with research and discoveries are
comfortable journeys from one revolution to the other, where the their fusion has been creating wonders.
conventional technology blended with the new scientific discoveries and
Biotechnology undoubtedly holds great promise for the future. Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Bio - Composting, Bio - Medical engineering.
Biosensors and Bioinformatics etc, will be the hot topics decades to come. The importance of biotechnology was recognized after the establishment of National Bio - technology Board in 1982.
In 1986, the Government of India formed full - fledge department of Biotechnology (DBT) within the Ministry of Science and Technology. A number of Academic Institutions and Government Agencies such as the CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DAE and DBT etc, are undertaking research
The firmament of Biotechnology has broadened to envelope the entire earthlings in its fold.conventional energy sources are of great significance. support R&D and manufacturing activities to meet the demands of future and growing population. place to live in. Stupendous strides have been made in making the earth a better. function and expression to serve the humanity and meet the growing demand of the millions. identity and set up centers of excellence. through human interference. Environmental Protection and non . Applications of Agriculture. Globalization is leading to . build up the requisite infrastructure. All basic economic needs can be fulfilled by application of Biotechnology as once imagined by the scientists. Several policy initiatives have been taken to create excellent human resource base. The future of mankind depends on developing the basic and applied (bio) technology suited to the needs of humanity Biotechnology has provided a great opportunity for direct manipulation of gene structure. Biotechnology in Human and Animal Health. Biotechnological innovations have been used as the means to relegate precarious predicaments. Biomass and Green Cover. Advances in biotechnology have created a revolution in life sciences including genetics. and profoundly changes its face worldwide. A wishful thinking has transformed itself to a glaring reality.and development activities related to it.
healthcare sector is one such with a large share of global The development of new generation drugs. bio . All the antibiotics come under biotech banner.intense competition with consequent higher stress levels in work investment. Handling humanly impossible Cloning and designer babies may become usual features in future. the DBT has initiated a program in the genetic enhancement of mulberry and non . The program includes development of immune . ologies for scale . In the field of Seri . places. their targeting.diagnostics tools for diseases of silkworm and new races of silkworm Considerable efforts detection of pathogens. The development of vaccines for important diseases afflicting livestock and diagnostic kits for farm animal health care are among several activities in this sector. Most of gene sequences have now become possible. under food biotech initiatives. The chemicals we use products. biotechnology R&D.control measures for major pests and have been put in to ensure food and nutritional security through of low cost nutrient foods have been standardized. are being replaced by biochemical or other alternative biotech It will provide new ways of influencing raw material processing. recombinant vaccines and newer diagnostic tools are some of the possibilities.up . future medicines will be of biotech origin.mulberry silkworm races and the host (mulberry) plants.biotechnology.
biodegradable and / or recyclable organic materials. short. industries. developments have focused research into biological or organic materials. only helping managing the disease. In human needs. except antibiotics. Agriculture biotech will give us plants that have disease resistance. material. physical and other scientists come . Environmental biotechnology will help control pollution problem. Most drugs are chemicals and have limitations in Understanding the pathways and protein chemistry at the molecular would help us to predict the likelihood of diseases and improve disease diagnosis systems. Understanding human genome With increased interests in natural. a concept of systems Biology. The herbal medicine research has increased the level of With increased Interests in natural. improved yields and stress tolerance. development has focused research into biological (botanic) or Biological and physical scientists come together and explore such exciting areas. biotechnology is destined to touch anything and everything of Biotechnology offers hope for solving many of the problems the world treatment. Biological. faces today. biodegradable and / or recyclable materials. level will bring in better treatment.The tissue culture industry caters to horticulture and floriculture interest in plants with potential in therapeutic benefits and commercial demands for herbal products in global markets.
Demand for a trained biotechnologist in these areas is high.together and explore such exciting areas. in collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC).safety has been issues. and other user agencies. academic and R&D It supports Post Graduate Programs with focus on biotechnology in over 60 Universities. with a number or other government departments. Biotechnology is interdisciplinary. biochemistry and chemical engineering among many other. environmental and industrial facets as discussed earlier. With increased use of biotech products and genetically engineered organisms bio . engineering. . A single window - The DBT has a strong focus now on the R&D activities. microbiology. having many branches of application in healthcare. To explore these. IITs and other premier institutions across the country. offering flexible eligibility criteria at the entry level. amongst the many social.safety. ethical and legal Guidelines in line with this are strictly being followed / imposed to processing cell has been created in the DBT for speedy processing of approvals for bio . prevent damage to human health and environment. It encourages Systems Biology that provides a common platform for applied areas of many fields of sciences such as chemistry. one of the man concerns. computer science and others as support system is highly desirable. It interfaces institutions. food processing. specialists in law. agriculture.
The fruits of these efforts would hopefully become visible sooner or later. To know more about top colleges offering M. Biotechnology are given in the following website watch: http://www.sahar. the next likely concern is where to groom oneself to match to such global requirements? Virtually every Indian university courses of biotech are offered at many centres of repute.in/top_univ. In order to encourage researchers for R&D towards products and Genomics and Proteomics research.career scientists.html .Sc. there are over 150 modem biotech companies in India. very good infrastructure base with a well . major thrust being in In terms of global industrial growth. Some of adopted a service model in line with the IT sector. model. knowledge) dating back to thousands of Years. DBT has instituted number of awards. there are doctoral and post-doctoral courses as well as regular short . These put together are. a laboratories and clusters of bio .based industries. Now. the treasure of our biological diversity and the very rich traditional knowledge base (the concept of ITK. others have India's major strength in biotechnology is its highly trained workforce.term courses or training Programs for mid .e indigenous technical by any standard. i. biotech at present is referred as the sunrise sector. very formidable assets.Also.resource . processes. is engaged in biotech research in some form or the other and various Today. these have pursued a product based business.networked chain of Added to these.
org/biotech/rep0100/sharma.iitm.kuenvbiotech.org/Biotec Res India.org/ http://www.blal.ac.brsi.Research in Biotechnology: http://www.cgiar.pdf .pdf http://www.in/ http://envis.html http://www.biotech.in/faculty/research.