Biotechnology is the application of scientific and technical advances in life science to develop commercial products.
It is an interdisciplinary science involving biological sciences (biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, moleculer biology)
and technology (chemical, mechanical, electronic, information technology, biorobotics). Biotechnology is emerging as the fastest
growing knowledge-based sector. The domestic biotech industry crossed $4 billion in 2010-11 compared with revenues of about
$3 billion a year ago. India has the potential of becoming a global player in the biotechnology area. There is not only a need
for the skilled workers in huge quantities, but thrust should also be on quality education to cater the specialized requirements
of this sector both in research and industry. We have natural strengths such as manpower, well-developed scientific infrastructure,
diverse agro-climate and bioresources to take this sector forward.
Dr.(Er.) Mohd. Haris Siddiqui