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“A cell of a higher organism contains a thousand different substances, arranged in a complex system. This great organized system was not discovered by chemical or physical methods; they are inadequate to its refinement and delicacy and complexity.” ~Herbert Spencer Jennings A biochemical engineer develops most of the products that people come into contact with on daily basis such as agricultural chemicals, paints, oil, plastic, soaps, paper, cosmetics, medicines etc. Biochemical engineering is a branch of chemical engineering which applies technological advancements to biological materials. Biochemical engineers combine knowledge of biology, chemistry and engineering to create products from raw materials and develop the processes for achieving this. It involves all the designing and engineering aspects related to production of useful products from microorganisms and deal with reactor designing and process designing. Biochemical engineers also deal with biotechnology like genetic engineering for medical, agricultural or industrial purposes.

Career Way

B.E./B.Tech (Biochemical Engineering/Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 4 years
Eligibility 10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics), Biology as an optional/main subject, Minimum marks required will depend on the college, Class XII candidates with result awaited can also apply
Entrance Exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination), COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka) Undergraduate Entrance Test, WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination), MHTCET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test), Apart from the above exams, some institutions conduct their own entrance test
Specialization --
Average Course Fee INR 2,00,000 to INR 10,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Biochemical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biotechnologist


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Amity University (AU), JaipurAmity University, Noida
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Banasthali University, Tonk, Rajasthan
Bipin Chandra Tripathi Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTI), Kanpur
IITT College of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada
Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Kolkata
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology, Tamilnadu
SRM University, Chennai
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
University School of Chemical Technology, New Delhi
Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Key Skills

Analytical Skills
Communication Skills
Detail Oriented

Career Prospectous

Biochemical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Quality Control Engineer / Officer
Biomedical Engineer
Biotechnologist / Nanotechnologist
Research Scientist
Teacher / Lecturer
Production Incharge
Bioprocess Sales Specialist
Equipment Design Engineer
Biological Technicians
Nuclear Engineer
Product Safety Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Bioinstrumentation Engineer


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month.


Role Models

  • Ananda Chakrabarty

    Ananda Chakrabarty, Ph.D. is a Bengali American microbiologist, scientist, and researcher, most notable for his work in directed evolution and his role in developing a genetically engineered organism using plasmid transfer while working at GE, the patent for which led to landmark Supreme Court case, Diamond v. Chakrabarty.

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