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Career Opportunity For Non Medical Biological Sciences At Amity University: Prof Aseri

While the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) results are out and aspirants eagerly waiting for AIIMS results, only a fraction of applicants – 8 percent aspirants – will be able to find a seat in reputed medical universities and colleges.
With a large number of applicants not able to secure a medical seat, with an applicant’s base running into lakhs, this means thousands of eager parents and applicants will now be looking towards various universities and colleges for non-medical biological sciences programs, said Prof G K Aseri, Director, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Rajasthan.
In a statement issued here, Prof Aseri that said about a decade back, such parents and students were looking for private colleges in various states of India as well as Russia and other ex-USSR countries like Ukraine and Kazakhstan for medical education, however with the emergence of industries like food processing, drug manufacturing, environmental solutions and organic farming, the emerging programs in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, food technology, pharmacy, animal husbandry and ayurveda are available for young-budding brains.
These programs are well connected with various industries which are contributing in economy of a developing country like India, he said adding that students, after pursuing graduation as well as post graduation programs, may build their career in upcoming industries like water, food processing, dairy, beverages, fermented products, pharmaceuticals, plant and animal health management, agriculture, organic farming, waste management, leather, cosmetics and many more.
In past, these programs were not able to generate enough interest in students due to lack of infrastructural facilities, but with the emergence of industries, universities, especially young and private universities, have developed latest infrastructures, Prof Aseri said.
He said these programs are providing excellent employment as well as entrepreneurial opportunities to students for start-ups.
With huge demand and government policy support, the students, who somehow fail to get a medical seat, have many options to explore and build a successful professional career, Prof G K Aseri said.- Kashmir Reader