M.C Saxena College of Engineering & Technology
When we all clear our intermediate exams, we have many options upon which we can build our career. Most of the students prefer popular streams like medical & engineering. As I was from biology stream, so I had an only option to opt for medical courses. I always wanted to do something different which is away from the crowd. Then, I heard about biotechnology, the name in itself was quite interesting, biology + technology. So, I searched about it & I found that it includes any technique that uses living organisms to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals or to develop microorganisms for specific uses.
Over past decades, biotechnology is benefiting our society but we are unknown of this very fact. For medicine biotechnology has been a blessing, healing people who suffer from hemophilia. Hemophilia is the condition where the person may die due to blood loss when cut or wounded. This is caused by lack of a chemical known as Factor 9, which allows the patient to heal from wounds. Scientists may now insert a gene into patients own DNA causing the patient to heal skin, which has been impossible until now with Genetic Engineering.
Even Hollywood has taken advantage of biotechnology with blockbuster movies like Jurassic park. In this movie, a genetic company named InGen recreates dinosaurs through fossilized DNA. Now a day’s, most of the people don’t know about biotech but after knowing all these facts , my interest in biotechnology increased & I decided that I will opt this field & will help in making mankind life more easier.
I don’t know much about biotechnology because I have just passed my 2nd year. So far, I have experienced many interesting things about biotechnology which are as follows: Life science is a field where every day we discover a new thing , we get new knowledge, every day we do new things to make our products better in less time & I like learning new things.
There are many other career options which provide knowledge in only one domain. Biotechnology gives knowledge in every field like in computer field, food field, agriculture field, microbiology field. There is no limit of knowledge or in other words ‘SKY IS THE LIMIT’.
The best thing about it is that biotechnology is spread in every sector of industry whether it is agriculture, pharmaceutical, food, bioinformatics etc. Therefore, there are many opportunities available to a student to explore.
Concluding my essay I would like to say that I don’t know what will be my future in this field but my experiences & my heart says that I will go very far in this field & will reach heights of success by working with full determination.