Genetic Engineer

Building a brighter future through genetic innovation


Genetic Engineering is an innovation that modifies the genetic structure of a living being either by evacuating or including DNA. Hereditary Engineering, also called as genetic modification or genetic manipulation controls the living being's qualities utilizing biotechnology. It is a course of action of developments utilized to alter the innate shapes of cells, counting the trade of interior qualities and over species limits to make improved or novel living creatures. 

Genetic engineering seems to possibly settle extreme genetic disorders in people by replacing the inadequate quality with working ones. Genetic Engineering has been associated with different areas of research like medication, industrial, biotechnology and agriculture. In research, (Genetic Modified Organisms) GMOs are utilized to contemplate quality, capacity and verbalization through loss of work, pick up of work, following expression experiments. By pounding out qualities mindful for particular conditions it is conceivable to make creatures show life forms of human infections. And in expansion to creating hormones, immunizations and distinctive drugs genetic engineering can settle genetic infections through quality treatment.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants have to pass 10+2 with at least 60% marks from any recognised school.
  • The major subjects in 10+2 must be Math, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. 
  • Students need to pass a national level entrance exam based on the requirements of the respective college/university. 

For Masters

  • Seekers should have a bachelor's degree in genetic engineering with 50% marks from an esteemed college or university. 
  • Students need to pass a national level entrance exam based on the requirements of the respective college/university.

Job Roles

The field of genetic engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the field of genetic engineering presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Genetic Counselor
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Biologist
  • Human Genetics Professor
  • Bioethicist

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who recruit potential students in genetic engineering. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Tata Medical Center
  • International Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB)
  • Biocon Limited
  • Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd.
  • Novozymes
  • Panacea Biotech Ltd. 


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a genetic engineer is very impressive only in India.



Salary Package

Starting Salary

Approx ₹6,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹9,80,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹17,00,000


  • Mathematical, scientific & analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to tiny detail
  • IT skills
  • Innovation
  • Understanding complex concepts
  • Communication skills


After pursuing courses in genetic engineering, you'll be able to work in medical and pharmaceutical industries, research and development divisions, rural segments, genetic engineering firms, chemical companies, etc. A genetic engineer can work in both private and open sectors. Genetic engineering graduates are required in government as well as private organizations. 

With the expanding number of biotech firms in India, the long run scope in hereditary (genetic) engineering is good. The graduates of this field can also select teaching as a career. Various colleges are presenting genetic engineering courses in their colleges and for that they enroll experts of this field. To become a genetic engineering research scientist, you need a doctoral degree in natural science. The genetic engineering inquiry about researchers can extend pioneers or chairmen of whole research programs. The scope of this field is not only in India but also in other countries like the USA, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark and many more.


  • Helpful in preventing genetic diseases in humans
  • Helpful in treating harmful diseases caused by microorganisms
  • Larger impact and development in medical industry
  • Future prospects are bright


  • Can cause severe issues to certain people
  • Can create viruses which might turn out to be very harmful for the world
  • Risk of negative affect on the human race is always there 
  • Caution and Patience is required
  • Less job roles in this field, mostly are concerned with research