Department of Biotechnology

Programs

BS (4-Year) Biotechnology
2015-2019
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

Nano biotechnology

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 available

MS (2-Year) Biotechnology

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-529

Bionanotechnology

 
 

Total Credits

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-528

Advances in Bioinformatics

3(2+1)

 

Total Credits

12

* To be chosen from the Annexure A.

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

YEAR-2
SEMESTER-III & IV

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-601

Seminar

2(2+0)

Biotech-602

Research &Thesis

10

 

Total Credits

12

Total Hours: 12+12+12=36 CR

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

Bionanotechnology

3(2+1)

MS-Replica (2-Year) Biotechnology
Session 2016-18 and onwards
YEAR-1

SEMESTER-I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-503

Molecular Biology

3(2+1)

Biotech-510

Perspectives of Biotechnology

3(2+1)

Biotech-528

Advances in Bioinformatics

3(2+1)

Biotech-529

Bionanotechnology

3(2+1)

 

Total Credits

12

SEMESTER-II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-501

Instrumentation and Analytical Biotechnology

3(2+1)

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)

 

Total Credits

12

* To be chosen from the Annexure A.

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

YEAR-2

SEMESTER-III & IV

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Biotech-601

Seminar

2(2+0)

Biotech-602

Research &Thesis

10

 

Total Credits

12

Total Hours: 12+12+12=36 CR

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

Bionanotechnology

3(2+1)

 M.Sc. (2-Year)

Biotechnology

2016-2018 and Onwards
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

Annexure A
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 of studies for Ph.D. Program
(Session 2016-onwards)

Year 1
Semester –I

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

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

9

Total Credit Hour: 9+9 =18
List of Courses for PhD Program

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

 1

Biotech-701

Analytical Techniques in Biotechnology.

3

 2

Biotech -702

Bioethics, Biosafety and IPR

3

 3

Biotech -703

Bioinstrumentation and Biostatistics.

3

 4

Biotech -704

Biology of Cloning Vectors.

3

 5

Biotech -705

Bioprocess Technology.

3

 6

Biotech -706

Bioremediation.

3

 7

Biotech -707

Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

3

 8

Biotech -708

Enzyme Engineering and Technology.

3

 9

Biotech -709

Environmental Biotechnology.

3

 10

Biotech -710

Environmental Microbiology and Public Health.

3

 11

Biotech -711

Gene Manipulation.

3

 12

Biotech -712

Genetic Engineering and Other aspects of Biotechnology.

3

 13

Biotech -713

Industrial Biotechnology.

3

 14

Biotech -714

Microbial Biotechnology.

3

 15

Biotech -715

Microbial Genetics.

3

 16

Biotech -716

Microbial Products.

3

 17

Biotech -717

Microbial Taxonomy.

3

 18

Biotech -718

Nanobiotechnology.

3

 19

Biotech -719

Phytochemicals and Herbal Medicines.

3

 20

Biotech -720

Plant Tissue Culture.

3

 21

Biotech -721

Commercial Application of Plant Tissue Culture

3

 22

Biotech -722

Recombinant DNA Technology I

3

 23

Biotech -723

Recombinant DNA Technology II

3

 24

Biotech -724

Cellular Signalling.

3

 25

Biotech -725

Industrial Production of Secondary Metabolites

3

 26

Biotech -726

Forensic Biotechnology

3

 27

Biotech -727

Research Reading I

3

 28

Biotech -728

Research Reading II

3

 29

Biotech -729

Advances in Plant Biotechnology

3

 30

Biotech -730

Gene and protein (Problem based learning)

3

 31

Biotech -731

Protein secondary structure prediction (Problem based learning)

3

 32

Biotech -732

Journal club presentation

3

 33

Biotech-733

Bioinformatics

3

 34

Biotech-734

Advances in Computational Biology

3

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

Course Work: 2 Semester
Total Credit Hour: 9+9 =18

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