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MS v/s MTech
#1
Hello,
I am interested in pursuing cell biology.
I just want to know whether it is a part of biotechnology or biological sciences and what is the difference between the two.
And what should I do to pursue cell biology - Mtech or MS?
#2
Hello Vinaya,

Cell Biology as a field of research is associated both with Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. Biological sciences indeed has close association/specificity towards cell biology as compared to Biotechnology (which rather aims at covering the entire spectrum of applied biology, with sound association with other disciplines like design, computer sciences, mechanics, physics, maths etc).

But it's not that one cannot pursue a career in Cell Biology after a degree in Biotechnology. As I have discussed earlier in my posts/suggestions to the netizens of BiotechnologyForums, "it's the project and internship profile during your academic life" that decides the fate of your career ahead.

For details about MTech Vs MS, you may refer the following article:
http://in.biotechstudents.com/ms-vs-mtech/

Hope it helps.

Best wishes

Sunil
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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#3
(04-09-2015, 05:26 PM)SunilNagpal Wrote: Hello Vinaya,

Cell Biology as a field of research is associated both with Biotechnology and Biological Sciences. Biological sciences indeed has close association/specificity towards cell biology as compared to Biotechnology (which rather aims at covering the entire spectrum of applied biology, with sound association with other disciplines like design, computer sciences, mechanics, physics, maths etc).

But it's not that one cannot pursue a career in Cell Biology after a degree in Biotechnology. As I have discussed earlier in my posts/suggestions to the netizens of BiotechnologyForums, "it's the project and internship profile during your academic life" that decides the fate of your career ahead.

For details about MTech Vs MS, you may refer the following article:
http://in.biotechstudents.com/ms-vs-mtech/

Hope it helps.

Best wishes

Sunil

Sunil sir,
Thank you for clearing my confusion. Yesterday I had read your article. But it mainly focuses on engineering . I am not keen on engineering. And I do not understand what exactly are the fields available in core and non core jobs?
So I am still confused on what to choose.

Regards,
Vinaya
#4
Hello Vinaya,
B.Tech and MTech are Engineering degrees, while BSc, MSc and MS have little inclination towards Engineering and more towards core subjects.

If you are not interested in Engineering, BSc → MSc → MS or direct PhD could be the ideal career path for you.

Core jobs are mainly:
1) Microbiologist
2) Quality Process Engineer
3) Production Engineer in Food/Pharma industry
4) Researcher in Pharma companies
5) Computational Bioscientist
6) Scientist in govt research labs like CSIR

Non-core jobs represent whole array of jobs present in the corporate world, which you might land up because of you interpersonal skills and aptitude, rather than the degree you pursued. Examples can be: Software engineer, Associate consultant, Business Analyst, Finance Analyst, Officer in Banks etc

Hope it helps

Let me know if you have any other query

Best wishes
Sunil
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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Top Biotech Companies | Top places to work
Indian Biotech Companies and Job Openings
Aiming a PhD in Top Grad School? | These are the Important Points to Consider
Careers in Biotechnology | A list of various Options
Biotechnology Competitive Exams in India




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