Career Prospects in BiotechnologyBiotechnologyLike the IT sector, Biotechnology in India is also throwing up tremendous scope for growth and iscontributing to the total biotech market worth US$100 billion. The country has a global market worthUS$91 billion and there is scope for cheap R&D through bio-partnering and co-developing technologiesmainly with Chinese and American companies. More and more global pharmacy companies are seekingIndia to set their research and development centres here.A biotechnologist may find jobs in various quarters. In India, students can mainly explore job optionsin the following fields: Drug and pharmaceutical research Public funded laboratories Chemicals Environment control Waste management Energy Food processing industries Bio-processing industriesThe government institutes and organisations, such as Department of Biotechnology (DBT), severalagriculture, dairy and horticulture institutes offer employment to Biotechnology professionals.In the private sector, there are tremendous job openings for biotechnologists. Drug companies inbiotechnology like Dabur, Ranbaxy, Hindustan Lever, Dr. Reddys Labs that have their R & D unitsoffer Biotechnology professional with handsome pay-package. There are also ample opportunitiesavailable for biotechnologists in the food processing industry, chemical industry and the textileindustry.