Department of Biotechnology

Scheme of Studies

BS (4-Year) Biotechnology 2019-2023

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER-I

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

CC/Eng-101

Language in use (English-I)

3(3+0)

CC/Isl-101

Islamic Education/Ethics

2(2+0)

Min/Bot-102

Diversity of Plants (Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution – I)

3(2+1)

Min/Chem-101

General Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-101

Cell Biology

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

15

SEMESTER-II

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

CC/Eng-102

Academic reading & writing (English-II)

3(3+0)

CC/PS-101

Pakistan Studies

2(2+0)

CC/Math-101

Mathematics-I (pre-calculus)

3(3+0)

Min/Chem-102

Physico-Organic Chemistry - I (Physical Chemistry)

3(2+1)

Min/Zool-101

Animal Diversity (Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution – II)

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-102

Microbiology

3(2+1)

 

Total Credits

17

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER-III

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

CC/Eng-201

Communication Skills (English-III)

3(3+0)

CC/CS-201

Computer Application (Introduction to Computer Science)

3(2+1)

Min/Chem-201

Phsico-Organic Chemistry - II (Organic Chemistry)

3(2+1)

EC/Geo-201

EC/Psy-201

EC/Stat-201

Human Geography

Psychology of Adjustment

Statistical Inference

(Choose Any One)

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-201

Biochemistry-I

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-202

Genetics (classical Genetics)

3 (2+1)

 

Total Credits

18

SEMESTER-IV

Course No.

Course Title

Credit hours

CC/Phy-201

Physics for Biologists

3(3+0)

CC/Math-201

Biomathematics

3(3+0)

CC/Stat-201

Probability & Biostatistics

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-203

Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-204

Biochemistry-II

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-205

Molecular Biology

3(2+1)

 

Total

18

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER-V

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

Maj/Biotech-301

Introduction to Biotechnology

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-302

Immunology

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-303

Methods in Molecular Biology

3(1+2)

Maj/Biotech-304

Principles of Biochemical Engineering

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-305

Bioinformatics

3(1+2)

EC/Geo-202

EC/Psy-202

EC/Stat-202

Geography of Pakistan

Organization & Social Psychology

Introduction to Regression Analysis & Experimental Design

(Choose Any One)

3(3+0)

 

Total

18

SEMESTER-VI

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

Maj/Biotech-306

Genetic Resources & Conservation

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-307

Microbial Biotechnology

3(3+0)*

Maj/Biotech-308

Agriculture Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Maj/Biotech-309

Food Biotechnology

3(3+0)*

EC/Biotech**

Elective-I

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-310

Genomics and Proteomics

3(2+1)

 

Total

18

YEAR FOUR

SEMESTER-VII

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

EC/Biotech**

Elective-II

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-401

Health Biotechnology

3(3+0)*

Maj/Biotech-402

Industrial Biotechnology

3(3+0)*

Maj/Biotech-403

Environment Biotechnology

3(3+0)*

Maj/Biotech-404

Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-405

Seminar-I

1(1+0)

 

Total

16

SEMESTER VIII

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

EC/Biotech**

Elective-III

3(3+0)

EC/Biotech**

Elective-IV

3(3+0)

CC/Biotech-401

Biosafety &Bioethics

3(3+0)

Maj/Biotech-406

Seminar-II

1(1+0)

Maj/Biotech-407***

Research Project OR Internship OR Special Paper

6(0+6)

 

Total

16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15+17+18+18+18+18+16+16 = 136

*Weightage of theory and practical credits may be changed by an institution depending on the laboratory facilities available

**The elective courses will be offered by the students from Annexure A on the availability of faculty member expertise and number of students

***Research will be offered in 7th semester

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

401

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

3(3+0)

402

Plant Biotechnology

3(2+1)

403

Fungal Biotechnology

3(2+1)

404

Waste Management

3(2+1)

405

Water and Waste-water Treatment

3(3+0)

406

Biofuels and Biorefineries

3(3+0)

407

Molecular Diagnostics

3(2+1)

408

Biosensors

3(3+0)

409

Radiobiology

3(2+1)

410

Marine Biotechnology

3(3+0)

411

Nanobiotechnology

3(3+0)

412

Virology

3(2+1)

413

Cell and Tissue Culture

3(2+1)

414

Fermentation Biotechnology

3(3+0)

415

Clinical microbiology

3(2+1)

416

Forensic Biotechnology

3(3+0)

*Weightage of theory and practical credits may be changed by an institution depending on the laboratory facilities availableELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

16yearsofeducationi.e.BS/M.Sc.inBiotechnology,Botany,Biochemistry,Zoology,Environmentalsciences,Agriculturalsciences,Pharmacy,Homeopathicmedicine,MedicalLabTechnologyorequivalent.

l All other requirement sareasperuniversityadmissionpolicy(PleaseseeUniversityEligibilityCriteria for MS admission)

MS (2-Year) Biotechnology

SCHEME OF STUDIES

YEAR-1

SEMESTER-I

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-501

Instrumentation and Analytical Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-503

Molecular Biology

3(2+1)

Biotech-510

Perspectives of Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-5**

Elective Subject I (To be chosen from Annexure A)

3(2+1)

 

Total Credit Hours

12

SEMESTER-II

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-508

Enzyme Engineering and Technology

3(2+1)

Biotech-526

Forensic Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech -527

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-5**

Elective Subject II (To be chosen from Annexure A)

3(2+1)

 

Total Credit Hours

12

YEAR-2

SEMESTER-III & IV

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-601

Seminar

2(2+0)

Biotech-602

Research Thesis**

10

 

Total Credit Hours

12

Total Hours: 12+12+12=36 CR

* The Course will be offered on the availability of the expertise in the department and number of students.

** Research will be offered in 3rd semester.

ANNEXURE A

LIST OF COURSES

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-501

Instrumentation and Analytical Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-502

Bioinformatics

3(2+1)

Biotech-503

Molecular Biology

3(2+1)

Biotech-504

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

3(2+1)

Biotech-505

Genomics and Proteomics

3(2+1)

Biotech-506

Essentials of Microbiology

3(2+1)

Biotech-507

Plant Tissue Culture

3(2+1)

Biotech-508

Enzyme Engineering and Technology

3(2+1)

Biotech-509

Microbial Taxonomy

3(2+1)

Biotech-510

Perspectives of Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-511

Medical Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-512

Microbial Diversity

3(2+1)

Biotech-513

Applications of Genetic Engineering

3(2+1)

Biotech-514

Commercial Application of Plant Tissue Culture

3(2+1)

Biotech-515

Business and Technical Communication Skills

3(2+1)

Biotech-516

Fermentation and its Industrial Application

3(2+1)

Biotech-517

Cellular Microbiology

3(2+1)

Biotech-518

Food and Dairy Microbiology

3(2+1)

Biotech-519

Mycology

3(2+1)

Biotech-520

Immunology

3(2+1)

Biotech-521

Animal Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-522

Plant Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-523

Instrumentation in Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-524

Industrial Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-525

Biosensors and Bioelectronics

3(2+1)

Biotech -526

Forensic Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech -527

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech -528

Advances in Bioinformatics

3(2+1)

Biotech -529

Bio nanotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech -530

Molecular Diagnostics

3(2+1)

Biotech -531

Plant Disease Diagnosis + Management

3(2+1)

SPECIALIZATIONOFFERED

  • PlantBiotechnology
  • PlantGenomics
  • AlgalBiotechnology
  • GeneticManipulationandProteinEngineering
  • IndustrialMicrobiology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • IndustrialandClinicalMicrobiology
  • HealthBiotechnology
  • HumanGenetics

M.Sc. (2-Year) Biotechnology 2019-2022 and Onward

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Year-I

SEMESTER-I

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

M.Sc/Biotech-301

Biochemistry I

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-302

Cell Biology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-303

Principles of Microbiology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-304

Elements of Biotechnology

3(3+0)

CC/Eng-102

Academic reading & writing (English-II)

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-305

Lab-I (Biochemistry I)

2(0+2)

M.Sc/Biotech-306

Lab-II (Microbiology)

2(0+2)

 

Total Credits

19

SEMESTER-II

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

M.Sc/Biotech-307

Biochemistry II

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-308

Molecular Biology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-309

Genetics

3(3+0)

CC/Stat-301

Probability & Biostatistics

2(2+0)

CC/Eng-201

Communication Skills (English-III)

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-310

Lab-III (Biochemistry II)

2(0+2)

M.Sc/Biotech-311

Lab-IV (Molecular biology-Tool for studying gene activity)

2(0+2)

 

Total Credits

18

Year-II

SEMESTER-III

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

M.Sc/Biotech-401

Bioinformatics

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-405

Introduction to Proteomics and Genomics

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-408

Environmental Biotechnology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-409

Bioethics and Biosafety

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-410

Skill and research methodology

3(3+0)

CC/CS-201

Computer Application (Introduction to Computer Science)

3(2+1)

M.Sc/Biotech-411

Lab-VI (Instrumentation and analytical biotechnology)

2(0+2)

 

Total Credits

20

SEMESTER-IV

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

M.Sc/Biotech-404

Medical Biotechnology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-402

Industrial Biotechnology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-403

Agriculture Biotechnology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-407

Immunology

3(3+0)

M.Sc/Biotech-406

Lab-VI Plant biotechnology

2(0+2)

M.Sc/Biotech-412***

Research Project (thesis) OR Internship OR Special Paper

06

 

Total Credits

20

Total credit hours: 19+18+20+20 = 77

  • OPTIONAL COURSES
  • M.Sc/Biotech-413 Protein Structure, Function and Engineering
  • M.Sc/Biotech-414 Advanced Molecular Biology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-415 Advanced Immunology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-416 Advanced Microbiology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-417 Industrial Enzymology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-418 Renewable Resource Technology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-419 Waste Biotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-420 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-421 Food Biotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-422 Mixed Microbial Processes
  • M.Sc/Biotech-423 Aquaculture Biotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-424 Marine Biotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-425 Biodiversity and Genetic Conservation
  • M.Sc/Biotech-426 Cell and Tissue Culture
  • M.Sc/Biotech-427 Transgenic Plants
  • M.Sc/Biotech-428 Transgenic Animal
  • M.Sc/Biotech-429 Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning
  • M.Sc/Biotech-430 Gene Therapy
  • M.Sc/Biotech-431 Advanced Genomics
  • M.Sc/Biotech-432 Advanced Proteomic
  • M.Sc/Biotech-433 Safety Considerations for Biotechnology Processes
  • M.Sc/Biotech-434 Bionanotechnology
  • M.Sc/Biotech-435 Signal transduction
  • M.Sc/Biotech-436 Bioremediation

 Ph.D.Program

SCHEME OFSTUDIES

EligibilityCriteria

l 18yearsofeducationi.e.MS/M.Phil.inBiotechnology,Botany,Biochemistry,Zoology,EnvironmentalSciences,AgriculturalSciences, Pharmacy,HomeopathicMedicine,MedicalLabTechnologyorequivalent.

Allotherrequirementsareasperuniversityadmissionpolicy(PleaseseeUniversityeligibilitycriteriaforPh.D.admission)

Ph.D. Biotechnology

Duration: Minimum 3 YearsTotalCreditHours: 136

Year 1

Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

Biotech -727

Research Reading -I

3

Biotech -7**

Elective Course I

3

Biotech -7**

Elective Course II

3

Total Credit Hours

9

Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

Biotech -728

Research Reading II

3

Biotech -7**

Elective CourseIII

3

Biotech -7**

Elective CourseIV

3

Total Credit Hours

9

Total Credit Hour: 9+9 =18 CR

** To be chosen from Annexure- A

Course will be offered on the availability of the expertise in the department and number of students.

ANNEXURE A

List of Courses for PhD Program

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 

Biotech-701

Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -702

Bioethics, Biosafety and IPR

3

 

Biotech -703

Bioinstrumentation and Biostatistics.

3

 

Biotech -704

Biology of Cloning Vectors.

3

 

Biotech -705

Bioprocess Technology.

3

 

Biotech -706

Bioremediation.

3

 

Biotech -707

Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

3

 

Biotech -708

Enzyme Engineering and Technology.

3

 

Biotech -709

Environmental Biotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -710

Environmental Microbiology and Public Health.

3

 

Biotech -711

Gene Manipulation.

3

 

Biotech -712

Genetic Engineering and Other aspects of Biotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -713

Industrial Biotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -714

Microbial Biotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -715

Microbial Genetics.

3

 

Biotech -716

Microbial Products.

3

 

Biotech -717

Microbial Taxonomy.

3

 

Biotech -718

Nanobiotechnology.

3

 

Biotech -719

Phytochemicals and Herbal Medicines.

3

 

Biotech -720

Plant Tissue Culture.

3

 

Biotech -721

Commercial Application of Plant Tissue Culture

3

 

Biotech -722

Recombinant DNA Technology I

3

 

Biotech -723

Recombinant DNA Technology II

3

 

Biotech -724

Cellular Signalling.

3

 

Biotech -725

Industrial Production of Secondary Metabolites

3

 

Biotech -726

Forensic Biotechnology

3

 

Biotech -727

Research Reading I

3

 

Biotech -728

Research Reading II

3

 

Biotech -729

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

3

 

Biotech -730

Gene and protein (Problem based learning)

3

 

Biotech -731

Protein secondary structure prediction (Problem based learning)

3

 

Biotech -732

Journal club presentation

3

 

Biotech-733

Bioinformatics

3

 

Biotech-734

Advances in Computational Biology

3

 

Biotech-735

Project Innovation Through Design Thinking

3

 

Biotech-736

Structural Bioinformatics

3

Note: Any six subject will be selected for one year (3 subjects per semester)

Course Work: 2 Semester

Total Credit Hours: 9+9 =18CR

After completion of course work the prerequisite of synopsis writing is comprehensive examination and viva.