Key Challenges in promoting Biotechnology Skills in India


Biotechnology, is a multidisciplinary subject that is widely spreading and is among one of the leading fields that is effecting the economy of the nation to a large extent. The new innovations and drugs development process has been changes widely with the help of biotechnology. Its a field that has changed the way of living for the present generation and for the future generation as well. Although, it has not been flourished to its maximum extent, there is still a lot to be done on the part of transformation.There are some hindrances due to which it is not able to expand its arms to every corners.

First and the foremost role that play in the transformation of students are the colleges/Institution or Universities that fail to make its mark in biotechnology. The adequate skills and knowledge that needs to be taken forward for career in biotechnology are always in the back seat failing to realize its true strength. As a result, due to lack of adequate skills imparted at college level, lead students to jobs which are not really connected with their core subjects ,hence lessening the value of the money and years put in for the basic education. Also in parallel new risk taking Bio-Startups, which required biotech graduates fails to get the required skill set for it and thus resulting in its failure as well. So, the complete system is getting trapped in a vicious circle.

THE OPPORTUNITY – If we take a responsibility to change the system (which is not very difficult as thought), we can generate enough jobs to bring millions of smiles and make our country technological superpower going forward.

THE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO PRESENT SITUATIONSFirst thing First…. Education at college level should be made more skillful and career oriented (not marks oriented). The colleges to be more concerned on the development of the students skill that would be required in the industry rather than more of the theoretical knowledge which is of  lesser importance. Students should also be completely aware of kind of the education they are going to receive and the how this will be impacting his/her future.

Individual Skills development should be given first priority. Students willing to work on advance research aspects should have proper facilitation centers where they can examine and experiment their current knowledge and skills and can get suggestions to crack milestones to be the leaders of the field.

Online real time help and networking resources can be designed to bring like minded people together where they can exchange ideas and get advice in need.

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September 5, 2018 10:13 am

Are there enough opportunity In India for biotech students or still we have to wait for many years to get good opportunities in it?

September 5, 2018 10:17 am

certainly, without skills one cannot succeed in any field.

September 20, 2018 4:33 pm

I am looking for a job in Biotech company. Are there any openings as of now???????

September 20, 2018 4:53 pm

Yes, there are only a few biostartups that are present today. there needs to be a lot more startups that can benefit biotech students. Its good that you brought this up. Share this as much as you can. It would be nice…