Department of Botany

Scheme of Studies

BS Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • F. Sc. (Pre-Medical) or Equivalent
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Total Credit Hours: 136

Scheme of Study

SEMESTER 1 (YEAR ONE)

Course No

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

CC/Eng-101

Language in Use

3+0

CC/Isl-101

CC/Phil-101

Islamic Education

Ethics

2+0

Maj/Bot-101

 Plants Systematics, Anatomy and Development

3+1

Min/Zoo-101

Invertebrate Diversity

3+1

Min/Chem-101

General Inorganic Chemistry

3+1

 

Total Credits

17

SEMESTER 2 (YEAR ONE)

Course No

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

CC/Eng -102

Academic Reading & Writing

3+0

CC/PS-101

Pakistan Studies

2+0

Maj /Bot -102

Diversity of Plants

3+1

Min/Zoo-102

Vertebrate Diversity

3+1

Min/Chem-102

Physico-Organic Chemistry-I

3+1

 

Total Credits

17

SEMESTER  3 (YEAR TWO)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

CC/Eng -201

Communication Skills

3+0

CC/Stat-201

Basic Statistics

2+0

Maj/Bot -201

Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution

3+1

Maj/Bot -202

Plant Physiology & Ecology

3+1

Min/Zoo-201/ Min/Chem 201

Animal Form & Function/ Physico-Organic Chemistry-II

3+1

 

Total Credits

17

SEMESTER 4 (YEAR TWO)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

CC/Eng- 202

Advanced Academic Reading & Writing

3+0

EC/CS-201

Introduction to Computer

2+1

Maj/Bot -203

Microbiology

3+1

Maj/Bot -204

Biodiversity and Conservation

3+1

EC/Stat-201

Min/Geo-202

Inferential Statistics/

Geography of Pakistan

(Choose any one)

3+1

 

Total Credits

18

SEMESTER 5 (YEAR THREE)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

Maj/Bot -301

Phycology and Bryology

3+1

Maj/Bot -302

Mycology and Plant Pathology

3+1

Maj/Bot -303

Diversity of Vascular Plants

3+1

Maj/Bot -304

Plant Systematics

3+1

Maj/Bot -305

Plant Biochemistry

2+1

 

Total Credits

19

SEMESTER 6 (YEAR THREE)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

Maj/Bot -306

Plant Anatomy

3+1

Maj/Bot -307

Plant  Metabolism

2+1

Maj/Bot -308

Classical Genetics

2+1

Maj/Bot -309

Plant Physiology

2+1

Maj/Bot -310

Plant Ecology

2+1

 

Total Credits

16

 SEMESTER 7 (YEAR FOUR)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

Maj/Bot -401

Molecular Genetics

2+1

Maj/Bot -402

Plant Hormones and Photomorphogenesis

2+1

Maj/Bot -403

Community Ecology

2+1

Maj/Bot -404

Research Methodology

2+0

Maj/Bot -40*

Optional

3+1

 

Total Credits

15

SEMESTER 8 (YEAR FOUR)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

Maj/Bot -406

Environmental Biology

3+1

Maj/Bot -407

Molecular Biology

2+1

Maj/Bot -40*

Optional

3+1

Res/Bot -401**

 Research Thesis

6

 

Total Credits

17

Total Credit Hours:  17+17+17+18+19+16+15+17=136CR

*The course will be selected from Departmental Scheme of Studies on the availability of faculty member expertise and number of students.

LIST OF SPECIAL PAPERS

Maj/ Bot- 408 Basic Biochemical and Bioassay techniques

Maj/ Bot- 409 Common Fleshy Fungi of Pakistan

Maj/ Bot- 410Ethnobotany

Maj/ Bot- 411 Ethnomycology

Maj/ Bot- 412 Microbiology

Maj/ Bot- 413 Paleopalynology

Maj/ Bot- 414Photophysiology

Maj/ Bot- 415 Physiology of Fungi

Maj/ Bot- 416 Plant Biotechnology

Maj/ Bot- 417Plant Tissue Culture and its Agricultural Application

Maj/ Bot- 418 Rust and Smut diseases of cereal crops in Pakistan

Maj/ Bot- 419 Seed Biology

Maj/ Bot- 420 Water Logging & Salinity

Maj/Bot-421 Soil Borne pathogen and their management techniques

Maj/Bot-422Fundamentals of Phytochemistry

Maj/Bot-423 Fermentation Technology

MS Botany

Eligibility Criteria

  • BS Botany or Equivalent (16 Years education)

Duration: 2 Years

Total Credit Hours: 36 

Scheme of Study (MS Botany)

SEMESTER I (YESR ONE)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

BOT-523

Biostatistics

2+1

BOT-517

Instrumental Botany

2+1

BOT-511

Biotechnology

2+1

BOT-503

Bioassay techniques used in plant studies

2+1

 

Total Credit Hours

12

SEMESTER II (YESR ONE)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

BOT-529

Research planning  + report writing

2+1

BOT-524

Principles&Techniques of Molecular Biology

2+1

BOT-5*

Special paper-I

2+1

BOT-5*

Special paper-II

2+1

 

Total Credit Hours

12

*Courses selected from Scheme of Studies according to the specialization and availability of the teachers.

SEMESTER III & IV (YESR TWO)

Course Code

Course Title

Cr. Hr.

BOT-601

Seminar

2

BOT-602

Research Thesis

10

 

Total Credit Hours

12

Specialization Offered

  • Molecular Genetics/Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Phytochemistry
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Molecular Taxonomy
  • Phytochemistry
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Physiology
  • Fungal Biotechnology
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Mycology
  • Plant Fungal Interaction
  • Molecular Virology
  • Medicinal Plants

Ph.D. BOTANY

Eligibility Criteria

  • MS Botany or Equivalent (18 Years education)

Duration: Course Work (02 Semester) and Research period as prescribed by rules of LCWU/HEC.

Total Credit Hours: Course work 18 CRH

Scheme of Studies

SEMESTER-I(YESR ONE)

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Bot-719

Research Reading-I

3 (3+0)

Bot-7*

Elective Course

3 (3+0)

Bot-7*

Elective Course

3 (3+0)

Total Credit Hours

9

SEMESTER-II(YESR ONE)

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Bot-735

Research Reading-II

3 (3+0)

Bot-7*

Elective Course

3 (3+0)

Bot-7*

Elective Course

 

3 (3+0)

Total Credit Hours

9

Total Credit Hours = 9+9 =18 CR

* Elective Coursewill be selected from Departmental Scheme of Studies according to area of specialization and depending on the availability of faculty member expertise and number of students.

After completion of course work the student will have to clear comprehensive examination.

Area of specialization offered in Ph.D.

Subject

Area of Specialization

Botany

Molecular Genetics

Biotechnology

Phytochemistry

Industrial Biotechnology

Molecular Taxonomy

 

Plant Taxonomy

Medicinal Plants

Plant Physiology

Fungal Biotechnology

Biochemistry

Nanobiotechnology

Molecular Mycology

Plant Fungal Interactions

Molecular Virology