Hello, my daughter appearing for Maharashtra Board HS 2023, wants to pursue career in Biotechnology(B.Sc.) from top notch colleges in India and there after for post grad., from top notch colleges abroad. Thinking about pursuing in Marine Biology. Please guide.
Ans: B.Sc. Biotechnology opens doors to multiple avenues in the field of research, agriculture, environmental conservation, healthcare, and medicine. Right now, her focus should be to appear for CUET-UG and crack the exam with good marks to get admission to one of the Central Universities in India and premium universities abroad like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, Harvard University, USA, Standford University, USA. Later, for her Masters, she can specialise in becoming a Marine Biotechnologist. Marine Biotechnology research is one of the emerging specializations that has applications in several areas, mainly focusing on developing drugs from marine organisms. She can also explore a larger field like Molecular Biology which includes research based on overall marine organisms (from microscopic bacteria, plants, and animals to marine mammals) to detect their exposure to pollutants, diseases, and the source of contaminants affecting them.