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Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? Important Points to Consider!
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Hello sir,
Thank you for your response. There is one more thing that I'm unsure of though. The school I did my senior secondary from did not provide PCMB, it was either PCB or PCM. Since Genetics requires just as much knowledge of maths as biology, would not having maths in senior secondary be an issue for me eligibility wise? If yes, then what would be the best way to go about it?

Also I've been told that I'm not eligible for admission in any IITs since having maths in senior secondary is a prerequisite for them thus appearing in JAM would rather be fruitless. And since IISc is providing a PG degree in biological science (basic science), changing my field from Biotechnology (applied science) would affect my expertise of a particular field in the long run. Would it?
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(06-10-2016, 02:48 PM)Farheen Anwar Wrote: Hello sir,
Thank you for your response. There is one more thing that I'm unsure of though. The school I did my senior secondary from did not provide PCMB, it was either PCB or PCM. Since Genetics requires just as much knowledge of maths as biology, would not having maths in senior secondary be an issue for me eligibility wise? If yes, then what would be the best way to go about it?

Also I've been told that I'm not eligible for admission in any IITs since having maths in senior secondary is a prerequisite for them thus appearing in JAM would rather be fruitless. And since IISc is providing a PG degree in biological science (basic science), changing my field from Biotechnology (applied science) would affect my expertise of a particular field in the long run. Would it?

Hello Farheen,

It is not mandatory for a student to have studied mathematics to get admission in MSc in an IIT. All that's required is a Bachelor's degree with > 55% marks without backlogs.

As a matter of fact, I was a PCB student in 12th and I did MS® from IIT Delhi based on my BTech qualification + GATE.

And the name of a degree course won't decide your field of specialization, it's the projects you undergo during your education that decide your specialization. So, your focus should be on choosing only those projects that suit your interest and match your field of interest. Genetics itself is a broad field of study, you just can't say any interviewer that you want to work on genetics: because the immediate question shot at you will be: "What is your specific interest area in genetics?". It's a very common notion I have seen amongst students to declare their broad interests (even I used to say that I want to work on environmental biotechnology), but the problem with such declarations is that "They Are Too Broad Fields"---one needs to be sure of what exactly he/she wants to do in that field and show some proofs of their past experiences with that area of interest (proving your seriousness in working in that field).

So, your current focus should be two fold:

1) Work on some project in the area of your interest. It doesn't need to be a super shot or out of the box big project. A simple project in your area of interest will be more than sufficient.
2) Apply/Stay ready for applying for MSc in related field / or in Biotechnology.

Hope it helps
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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#11
Hello Sunil Sir,
I have done BTech-MTech (biotechnology) from Lovely Professional University in 2012.Then got married and had a baby.Now I want to start again my career in biotechnology....but don't know how can I start...plz advice me something ...I m in Jalandhar..I m very tensed plz help...
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(07-14-2016, 09:12 PM)Bab Wrote: Hello Sunil Sir,
I have done BTech-MTech (biotechnology) from Lovely Professional University in 2012.Then got married and had a baby.Now I want to start again my career in biotechnology....but don't know how can I start...plz advice me something ...I m in Jalandhar..I m very tensed plz help...

Hello Bab,

You're looking for restarting your career through a job or higher education? If higher education is your target then I would suggest you to focus on CSIR UGC NET (assuming that you won't be willing to leave your family to study abroad).

For a job, I'll have to look at your resume to suggest an appropriate career decision.

Best wishes
Sunil Nagpal
MS(Research) Scholar, IIT Delhi (Alumnus)
Advisor for the Biotech Students portal (BiotechStudents.com)
Computational Researcher in BioSciences at a leading MNC


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