Topic – Employment
State – National
Sector – Agriculture

Agricultural Biotechnology or Agritech is a branch of agricultural science which involves the use of different scientific instruments and techniques, such as molecular markers, genetic engineering, tissue culture and vaccines etc.,to modify living organisms i.e. animals, plants and microorganisms. In short, it is a collection of scientific techniques used to improve agricultural productivity of plants, animals and micro-organisms.

Available Job Roles: Product Development Scientist, Bioprocess Engineer, Plant Tissue Culture Technician, Genomics Research Specialist, Agricultural Engineer, Genetic Engineer, Agricultural Consultant, Agriculture Research Scientist etc.

Key Skills Required: Analytical skills, Domain Knowledge, Scientific knowledge, Problem-solving skills, Communication skills, Creativity, Team Player, Data analysis & research, Passion for learning.

What to study? 

Students wanting to pursue a career as an Intellectual Property Lawyer can explore the following pathways:

  • Path 1: Class XII in Science Stream; B.Sc (Agricultural Biotechnology); M.Sc (Agricultural Biotechnology); Ph.D for 2-3 years/Job.
  • Path 2:  Class XII in Science Stream; B.Tech (Agricultural Biotechnology); M.Tech (Genetic Engineering/Plant Genetics); Ph.D for 2-3 years/Job.   

Where to study?

Some of the best colleges/universities offering the best Agricultural Biotechnology programs in India and abroad are listed below:

India Abroad
  • Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Jharkhand      
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,Coimbatore
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra
  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Chattisgarh
  • Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands
  • Cornell University, USA  
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Seoul National University, South Korea      
  • Szent Istvan University, Hungary


Pros & Cons

  • Pros: Satisfactory career, New Innovations, Career opportunities, Opportunities to undertake extensive research activities, Solving various agricultural issues.
  • Cons: Experimenting with chemicals, Collecting Resources, Staying Updated, Exposure to hazardous substance.

Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters for Agricultural Biotechnologists are National Seed Corporation, State Farm Corporation and warehousing corporations, Department of Agriculture (Central & State Govts), Soil Conservation departments (Central & State Govts), Indian Institute of Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd, WML Biotechnology Private Limited, DuPont India, Advanta India, Poab Estates, Tea gardens across India, Coffee, rubber plantations across India, Fertilizer companies, CropIn Technologies, Aibono, Intello Labs, Urban Kissan, Acqua Farms, Letcetra Agritech, Pindfresh.