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Horizon Campus shows… Steps to Excel in Biotechnology

When most people think of opportunities for careers in biotechnology, most come with an image of a scientist wearing a white coat in a laboratory developing drugs to improve the quality of life. Since Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary field, careers can also be diverse, ranging from sales and marketing to research and development, to manufacturing and quality control, and assurance. To name professions related to Biotechnology, graduates can employ as an epidemiologist, microbiologist, molecular biologist, geneticist, biochemist, botany specialist, agricultural and food scientist or biomedical engineer. Activities related to professions might include creating new seed lines, cloning animals, developing pharmaceutical drugs and bionic organs.
The biotechnology industry continues to flourish nationwide. Not only are the total number of biotechnology companies increasing, but employment in the biotechnology field continues to grow as well. Horizon campus, being the most highly accredited non-state university in Sri Lanka offers a diploma on Biotechnology along with a degree on B.Sc (Hons) in Biotechnology awarded by Nilai University, Malaysia. With modern equipment to conduct necessary laboratory experiments and research activities. The highly academically decorated faculty members cover the course contents with latest updates and guides the students to conduct newest trends in biotechnology associated research plus internships at reputed industries is guaranteed. As being considered as pioneers in the field of Biotechnology, Sri Lanka some useful tips can be mentioned as below.
Those interested in biotechnology careers can begin their journey by taking several biology or chemistry electives while in high school. And then move to college/university and earn a bachelor’s degree in biology, biotechnology (if offered) or a closely related field. Though there are associate degrees in biology that will form a firm foundation for the bachelor’s, most entry-level positions in biotechnology will require at least a bachelor’s degree.
During the degree/diploma programme apply for an internship at reputed companies and acquire hands-on training in the interested fields. In order to climb up in the biotechnology career, a post-graduate qualification is mandatory. Depending upon the chosen career path, students might need to embark on their master’s degree or end up with a Ph.D. in order to achieve higher positions. Since technology is always changing, growing and shifting, some fields of biotechnology are developing rapidly they can literally change by the week. Therefore, staying up-to-date is crucial.
Registrations are now open for the 9th Intake for Diploma and Bachelors of Sciences (Hons) in Biotechnology. With a limited number of seats available still, there’s an opportunity for Science enthusiast who wishes to take the challenges in Biotechnology and accomplishing their dream to become future Scientists. Anyone with interest can witness the holistic environment of the Horizon Campus premises by making a visit to the Campus premises.
Interested parties can obtain further information by visiting www.horioncampus.edu.lk or by contact 0716623623, 0716 613 613, 0114 365 555 or visit Horizon Campus at Malabe.

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