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How to make a career as a Marine Biologist?

If you are dreaming to become a Marine Biologist, then this article will be of use to you. And if you are wondering who a Marine Biologist is? then again it is a must read.

Making a Career decision is crucial for everyone. As in some or other ways a person’s whole life depends upon profession opted by them. I would like to mention a famous career quote by Steve Jobs, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” 

This clearly means if you are dreaming to become something, keep trying. And here is an article on one more offbeat courses which might seem interesting to you. If you are dreaming to become a Marine Biologist, then this article will be of use to you. And if you are wondering who a Marine Biologist is? then again it is a must read. You must surely be aware that 70% of the surface of our planet is covered by oceans. And if you find it exciting and full of fun to go underwater in the depths of the sea. And seeing coral reefs, big and small fishes swimming closer fascinates you. Then, your Passion for ocean could be converted into profession.  

Who is a Marine biologist?

A person who is interested in marine life forms be it their behaviour and interaction with nature or each other, and has pursued a course in marine biology. In short, a marine biologist is a Marine scientist who explores underwater life. There are various sub- disciplines in Marine biology. And this is because of the presence of microorganisms like algae to large animals like whales.

To become a marine life expert or a Marine biologist,one has to have knowledge of geology, biology, anthropology, ecology,physics and even mathematics. This is completely field work and no or less sitting in the office cabin. All this is because as a trained professional one has to examine various sea creatures and study their life.

Courses in India?

If you have made your mind to pursue a career in the field of marine biology! Here is a list of courses available in India.

Marine Biology Courses

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Master of Science in Marine Biology

Certificate courses in Marine Biology

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Marine Biology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marine Biology

Career Prospects & Jobs in the field of Marine Biology 

It is very sensible to keep a job oriented approach while deciding a course. Let us think logically only about prospect of Marine Biology. As a very large proportion of earth is covered by oceans and status quo of concerns related to oceans are at peak. So it becomes quite clear that demand for Marine biologist will definitely increase with time. And there are some international as well as national universities & organizations which offer multiple job offers to marine biologist. These are definitely diverse and appealing as environmental consultant, naturalist, biotechnology specialist, aquaculturist, marine illustrator, environmental lobbyist, and many more.

Best Marine Biology Colleges in India?

Here we are bringing up a list of top Top institutes in India offering Marine Biology courses.

Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala

Karnatak University, Karnataka

Pondicherry University, TamilNadu

College of Science and Technology, Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh University, Waltair

Annamalai University, TamilNadu

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat

 

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How to make a career in biotechnology: A-Z Guide

A list of some careers which you can opt when you are thinking to pursue a course in biotechnology.

Biotechnology is an attractive field if you are dreaming a scientist or biotechnology engineer. Basically, Biology and technology combined together is Biotechnology. It is a cliche but rational thought to think about job prospects while thinking about what subjects to opt in school or colleges. When it comes to giving this thought to biotechnology, in India currently prospects are limited. But if you are thinking of doing a job abroad, developed countries offer excellent job opportunities. In this scenario in terms of technological advancements biotechnology is ahead of everything. And it is growing due to its role in almost everything in our day to day life. These are some of the main areas of its application – Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Food production,Animal husbandry,Agriculture,Textiles and Nutrition. So there is nothing to be disheartened !

Now obviously,  everyone will not become a scientist or a researcher, so there are vacancies for support staff as in any other field. Here is a list of some careers which you can opt when you are thinking to pursue a course in biotechnology.

  • Agriculture & Food Scientist
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Animal Scientist
  • Biochemist & Biophysicist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Food Scientist & technologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Soil & Plant Scientist

Now you must be wondering how to figure out the best college to get a degree in biotechnology.

In India you can adopt courses in Biotechnology from any of these formats :

  • Diploma courses
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • PG Courses (Master’s and PG Diploma programs)
  • PhD Courses

And most important, here is a list of top colleges which you should consider to pursue courses in Biotechnology. As while pursuing a course in any field you must always look for something unique, applied and definitely advanced which gives you an edge over others.

Indian Institute of Management (IIT)

It is the top institute of technology in India and therefore the best place to study Biotechnology. B.Tech Biotechnology, M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Tech, Bioprocess Engineering and Ph.D are some of the course structure available in IIT.

Delhi Technological University

DTU is one of the top class universities in India which offers excellent B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. curriculums in Biotechnology.

National Institute of Technology

In India there are 31 NIT’s, which are offering brilliant technical courses. It offers pioneering course structure to students to pursue B.Tech in Biotechnology, M.Tech in Biotechnology and Ph.D

Anna University, Chennai

This is one of the well known universities for its Department in biotechnology. Anna university mainly focuses on research in the fields of Biotechnology and Food Technology. And here is a series of course structures offered by this university B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology, M.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Tech. & M.Tech. Food Technology, B.Tech. Biopharmaceutical technology, M.Tech. Pharmaceutical Technology, M.Tech. Nanoscience and Technology and M.Sc Computational Biology.

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

BIT offers courses in Bio-Engineering in M.Sc Biotechnology and Ph.D

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