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Scheme of Studies

DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • BS Zoology                            
  • M.Sc. Zoology (2 years – self-supporting)
  • MS Zoology
  • MS Zoology (Replica self-supporting)
  • Ph.D. Zoology  (Regular programme for in service candidates)                      

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED

  • BS Zoology                            
  • M.Sc. Zoology (2 years – self-supporting)
  • MS Zoology
  • MS Zoology (Replica self-supporting)
  • Ph.D. Zoology  (Regular programme for in service candidates)                      

 

BS PROGRAM

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • F.Sc. with Pre-medical with more than 60% marks
  • A-Level and equivalent with good grades and pre-medical subjects.
  • All other requirement  as per university policy (please see university admission criteria for BS)
  • Duration:       4 years               Total credit hours:      136

 

SCHEME of STUDIES OF BS 4 Year Program

SEMESTER-1 Core/ compulsory Subjects

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

CC/Eng-101

Language in use

3(3+0)

2.

CC/Isl-101

Islamic Education

2(2+0)

3.

Maj/Zoo-101

Principles in Animal Life

4(3+1)

4.

Min/Bot-101

Morphology of Plants

4(3+1)

5.

Min/Chem-101

Or Min/Geo-101

General Inorganic chemistry/ Physical Geography-I

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

 

17

 

SEMESTER- 2

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

CC/Eng-102

Academic Reading and Writing

3(3+0)

2.

CC/PS-102

Pakistan studies

2(2+0)

3.

Maj/Zoo-102

Principles of Genetics and Evolution

4(3+1)

4.

Min/Bot-102

Diversity of Plants

4(3+1)

5.

Min/Chem-102

Or Min/Geo-102

Physio-Organic Chemistry –I/ Physical Geography II

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

 

17

 

SEMESTER – 3

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

CC/Eng-201

Communication Skills

3(3+0)

2.

CC/Stat-201

Basic Statistics

2(2+0)

3.

Maj/Zoo-201

Invertebrate Diversity

4(3+1)

4.

Maj/Zoo-202

Chordate Diversity

4(3+1)

5.

Min/Bot-201 or Min/Chem-201

or Min/Geog-201

Plant Physiology/ Physico-Organic Chemistry II/ Human Geography

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

 

17

SEMESTER- 4

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

CC/Eng-202

Advanced Academic reading and Writing

3(3+0)

2.

CC/CS-201

Computer applications

3(2+1)

3.

Maj/Zoo-203

Animal Form and Function I

4(3+1)

4.

Maj/Zoo-204

Animal form and Function II

4(3+1)

5.

EC/Stat-201

Inferential Statistics (Elective outside the major)

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

 

18

 

SEMESTER – 5

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

Maj/Zoo-301

Cell and Molecular Biology

4(3+1)

2.

Maj/Zoo-302

General Biochemistry

4(3+1)

3.

Maj/Zoo-303

Genetics

4(3+1)

4.

Maj/Zoo-304

General Physiology

4(3+1)

5.

Maj/Zoo-305

Economic Zoology

3(2+1)

 

Total Credits

 

19

 

SEMESTER – 6

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

Maj/Zoo-306

Biostatistics

2(2+0)

2.

Maj/Zoo-307

Developmental Biology

4(3+1)

3.

Maj/Zoo-308

Ecology

4(3+1)

4.

Maj/Zoo-309

Animal Diversity and Wild Life

3(2+1)

5.

Maj/Zoo-310

Animal Behavior

2(2+0)

 

Total Credits

 

15

 

 

SEMESTER – 7

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

Maj/Zoo-401

Evolution and Principles of Systematics

3(2+1)

2.

Maj/Zoo-402

Zoogeography and Paleontology

3(2+1)

3.

Maj/Zoo-403

Special Subject I (Paper A)

4(3+1)

4.

Maj/Zoo-404

Special Subject II (Paper A)

4(3+1)

5.

Maj/Zoo-405

Research Methodologies

2(2+0)

 

Total Credits

 

16

 

SEMESTER – 8

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

Maj/Zoo-406

Elective Subject

3(2+1)

2.

Maj/Zoo-407

Special Subject I (Paper B)

4(3+1)

3.

Maj/Zoo-408

Special  Subject II (Paper B)

4(3+1)

4.

Res/Zoo-401

Thesis

6

 

Total Credits

 

17

 

Total credits for the degree: 136

 

LIST of SPECIAL SUBJECTS*

  1. Entomology/ Vector Biology/ Parasitology
  2. Physiology/ Endocrinology
  3. Molecular Biology/ Microbiology/ Genetics
  4. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  5. Biodiversity/ Wildlife/ Toxicology
  6. Bioinformatics

* Specialization will be offered according to specialization requested by the student and availability of the faculty.

List of ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

  1. Immounology
  2. Fundamentals of Microbiology
  3. Conservation Biology
  4. Medical Biotechnology
  5. Insects of Veterinary and Medical Importance
  6. Haematology
  7. Restoration Ecology and Sustainable Development
  8. Bioinformatics

 

MS PROGRAM

Eligibility Criteria for MS

 

  • 16 years of education having BS/M.Sc. degree in Zoology, MBBS, BDS,                 B-Pharmacy, DVM, B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Sc. Forestry,
  • All other requirements as per university policy (please see university admission criteria for MS.
  • Duration:       2 years               Total credit hours:      36

 

Specializations Offered*

 

  • Entomology and Vector Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics
  • Pathophysiology and Parasitology
  • Physiology and Endocrinology

 

* Specialization will be offered according to specialization requested by the student and availability of the faculty.

SEMESTER-1 Core Courses

 

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1.

MS/Z-C-501

Advance Instrumental Techniques

4(3+1)

2.

MS/Z-C-502

Molecular Biology

4(3+1)

3.

MS/Z-E-501

Immunology

4(3+1)

 

Total Credits

 

12

 

SEMESTER- 2 (Area of Specialization)*

 

Course work of 12 credit Hours (4 courses of 3 credit hours each)

 

SEMESTER –3 & SEMESTER- 4

  • Seminar – 2 credit hour
  • Research and thesis – 10 credit hour

 

Total Credit hours: 36 hours

 

M.Sc. Zoology (2-Years Self-Supporting Program)

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • 14 years of education i.e. B.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • All other requirements are as per university admission policy (Please see university eligibility criteria for MS admission

 

SCHEME of STUDIES OF MSc. 2 Year Program

 

  • YEAR 1

 

SEMESTER-I 

 

Course No     

        Course Title                                          

Credits

CC/Eng-201

Communication Skills

3 (3+0)

M.Sc./Zoo-301

Cell and Molecular Biology-I

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-302

General Biochemistry-I

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-303

General Physiology-I

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-304

Economic Zoology

2 (2+0)

M.Sc./Zoo-305

Ecology& wildlife

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-306

Biology and Ecology of vectors of public health imporatance

3 (2+1)

Total Credits

20

 

SEMESTER-II

 

Course No     

        Course Title                                          

Credits

M.Sc./Zoo-307

Cell and Molecular Biology-II

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-308

General Biochemistry-II

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-309

General Physiology-II

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-310

Developmental Biology

4 (3+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-311

Animal Behavior

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-312

Genetics

4 (3+1)

Total Credits

20

 

YEAR 2

SEMESTER-III

 

Course No     

        Course Title                                          

Credits

M.Sc./Zoo-401

Aquaculture and Fisheries

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-402

Evolution & Principles of Systematics

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-403

Zoogeography & Paleontology

4 (3+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-404

Microbiology

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-405

Biostatistics

2 (2+0)

M.Sc./Zoo-406

Skills and Research Methodology

3 (3+0)

Total Credits

18

 

  • SEMESTER-IV 

 

Course No     

        Course Title                                          

Credits

M.Sc./Zoo-407

Protozoology

4 (3+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-408

Advanced Instrumental Techniques

4 (3+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-409

Introduction to Environment

4 (3+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-410

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics

3 (2+1)

M.Sc./Zoo-411

Research Project (Thesis) OR Internship

    6

Total Credits

21

 

  • Total Credits: 20 + 20 + 18 + 21 = 79
  • Total Duration: 2 years

 

Ph.D. PROGRAM

Eligibility CRITERIA

 

  • 18 years of education. MS/M.Phil. in Zoology/ or Equivalent
  • All other requirement as per university policy (please see university admission criteria for Ph.D.).

SPECIALIZATIONS OFFERED*

  • Entomology & Vector Biology
  • Environmental Biology/ Biodiversity
  • Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics
  • Pathophysiology and Parasitology
  • Physiology and Endocrinology

 

* Specialization will be offered according to specialization requested by the student and availability of the faculty.

 

SEMESTER 1

09 credits hour (3 courses of 3 credit hours)

SEMESTER 2

09 credits hour (3 courses of 3 credit hours)

Total Credit hour: 18

  • Comprehensive exam prior to the submission of synopsis