Biotechnology engineering is the study, research and development of bio-organism, micro-organism and cell functions in living beings. The course combines engineering with other subjects like chemistry, genetics, bio-chemistry and microbiology. Bio- Technology is concerned with variety of subjects including Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry and Engineering. Biotechnology has wide areas of application in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, development of Medicines and Vaccine, treatment of prolonged disease, pollution control and waste management and ecological conservation, energy production and conservation and many more.
Bio-Technology is a research oriented science, a combination of Biology and Technology. Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Agriculture and Crop Management are some of the subjects classified under this category. As per a report from the Human Resource Development Ministry, more than 6000 biotechnologists are currently required in India, resulting in the need for formal education in this subject. Revenues generated by the biotechnology industry are being projected at a very high figure by 2017.