Career in Biology

By | September 17, 2020
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Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines. Among the most important topics are five unifying principles that are said to be the fundamental axioms of modern biology:

  1. Cells are the basic unit of life
  2. Genes are the basic unit of heredity
  3. New species and inherited traits are the product of evolution
  4. An organism regulates its internal environment to maintain a stable and constant condition
  5. Living organisms consume and transform energy

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Key to Success

To be successful in Biologist you should have/ develop:

  • Basic research
  • Knowledge of living organisms
  • Increase crop yields
  • Planning programs for food and drug testing
  • Managing a botanical garden

Scope and Opportunities

There are huge career opportunities in Oceanography and Marine Biology, High Altitude Biology and Environmental Biology in biology.  Bio-instrumentation, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Cryobiology, and Bionics, etc had seen very high growth in past few years.

-  Agronomy

-  Animal Husbandry

-  Biochemistry

-  Forestry,

-  Horticulture

-  Fish and Wildlife Conservation

-  Range Management are pivotal branches of Biology

A Biologist will get enormous opportunities to pursue a career in following fields which has a very high growth ratio in India:

  • Molecular biology
  • Animal physiology
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Marine science
  • Zoology
  • Environmental biology and ecology
  • Forensic science

Lifestyle & Social Status

A biologist have to spend maximum of his work hours in research and development. An individual with good domain skills, academic record, relevant experience and strong soft skills can look forward for a great career in biology.  

Job Profile

After completing your minors in biology you can go for majors or immediately after completing your minors you can go for a marketable training for industry or government services. An individual can even go for a biological training which requires a basic knowledge of biology and need more efforts to be a biologist.

Career opportunities as biologist in following segments:

  1. Research
  2. Health care
  3. Environmental management and conservation
  4. Education
  5. Science museums, zoos, aquariums, parks, and nature centers

Skill Sets

  • Write for technical publications
  • Selling skills
  • Administration Skills
  • Observation
  • Team Work
  • A strong work ethic;
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and work independently

Work Value

  • Quick Focus
  • Visual acuity
  • Field of view
  • Scientific ability

Current Job Scenario

As biology has become a vast field of research. Employability in fields such as bio-pharmacy, bio-service, bio-agriculture, bio-industrial and bio-informatics are coming up with unexpected pace. More than India, sub subjects of biology offers great deals of jobs abroad.

Top Recruiters

  • Astrazeneca
  • Biocon India
  • Sisco Research Laboratories Private Limited
  • Nicholas Piramal India Limited
  • Biotech India
  • Biotech Support Services
  • Care Biomedicals
  • Indo-America Hybrid Seeds (India) Private Limited
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  • Life Science Technology

Industries where biologist can work:

  1. College/universities
  2. Labs
  3. Research institutes
  4. Scientific journalism
  5. Biophysicist
  6. nutritionist

Course Synopsis

Course Options B.Sc. In Biology M.Sc in Biology
Academic Eligibility After XII with PCB B.Sc. Biology
Fees Rs. 15K to Rs. 20K per annum Rs. 35K to Rs. 40K per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Rs. 2lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.25lakhs to Rs. 1.75lakhs Rs. 1.25lakhs to Rs. 1.75lakhs
Duration 3 Years 2 Years
Mode Regular Regular
Approved UGC UGC
Affiliation Respective University Respective University
Entrance Exam NA NA
Education Loan    

Career Prospect

  1. Clinical laboratory scientist
  2. Clinical microbiologist
  3. Microbiological analyst
  4. Microbiologist
  5. Quality Control microbiologist
  6. Bacteriologist

Entrance Exam

  • There is no entrance exam for Graduate level
  • For M.Sc there are some institute level exams

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