Biotechnology is the applied and major advance area in Lifesciences. Biotechnology can create new products and processing using plant, animals, and the microorganism. It has great scope in industry, medicines, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical sciences in making their products improved and healthier and to clean up the environment. The BS Biotechnology curriculum has been designed to produce graduates with updated and practical knowledge of this emerging field.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

  PEO-1 The graduates will contribute competently in the industry related to biotechnology by applying requisite technical skills.
  PEO-2 The graduates will demonstrate advancement in profession by enhancing their knowledge and skills in their relevant field.
  PEO-3 The graduates will demonstrate commitment to ethical values and contribute positively towards the society.

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

  PLO-1 Knowledge

An ability to apply fundamental and specialized knowledge of biotechnology to the solution of complex biotechnological problems.

PLO-2 Hypothesis Formulation

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, analyze complex biotechnology problems, reaching substantiated conclusions towards formulation of hypothesis using fundamental principles of biotechnology.

PLO-3 Experiment/ Process Design

An ability to design experimental solutions to validate biotechnology Hypothesis and design process while maintaining biotechnology standards, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

  PLO-4 Investigation

An ability to investigate complex issues in biotechnology in a methodical way including literature survey, and development of systems, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

  PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage

An ability to select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex biotechnology activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO-6 Impact Analysis

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional biotechnology practice and solution to complex biotechnology problems.

  PLO-7 Management Skills

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply biotechnology principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

  PLO-8 Teamwork

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

  PLO-9 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of biotechnology practice.

  PLO-10 Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex biotechnology activities with the biotechnology community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

  PLO-11 Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 45% marks in HSC (Science group) or equivalent
    • Student with B.Sc. degree will be provided admission in BS Biotechnology (3rd year). However, each student would have to attempt deficiency courses (from Semester I to IV) which will be decided by the concerned department.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Qualification criteria
  • MAJU Admission Test or HEC Approved Test
  • Interview

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

For BS Biotechnology degree, it is required to successfully complete 131 credit hours with minimum CGPA of 2.0 on scale of 4.0. The course details are mentioned below:
*if someone wants to leave the program in the middle, then he or she can be awarded an Associate Degree in Biotechnology after completion of the first 2 years.

AREA Cr. Hrs.
Core Courses 112
  • Biotechnology Core Courses
82
  • Supporting Science Core Courses
17
  • General Education Core Courses
13
Elective Courses 12
  • General Education Elective Courses
06
  • Biotechnology Elective Courses
06
Project 06
Seminar 01
Internship 00

CORE COURSES (112 Cr. Hrs.)

1. Biotechnology Core Courses (82 Cr. Hrs):

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Organic Chemistry BBS1010 3
Cell Biology BS1020 3
Cell Biology BS1210 3
Biology – I BS1220 2
Microbiology BS1410 2
Microbiology Lab BS1411 1
Biochemistry-I BS1310 3
Biochemistry-I Lab BS1311 1
Introduction to Biotechnology BS2510 3
Biochemistry-II BS2320 2
Biochemistry-II Lab BS2321 1
Genetic Engineering BS2520 2
Genetic Engineering Lab BS2521 1
Methods in Molecular Biology BS3720 2
Methods in Molecular Biology Lab BS3721 1
Industrial Biotechnology BT3110 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BS3310 3
Bioinformatics-I BS3610 2
Bioinformatics-I Lab BS3611 1
Health Biotechnology BS4540 3
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation BS2130 2
Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Lab BS2131 1
Virology and Immunology BT3120 2
Virology and Immunology Lab BT3121 1
Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution BS3210 2
Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution Lab BT3211 2
Environmental Biotechnology BT3220 3
Agriculture Biotechnology BS3530 2
Agriculture Biotechnology BS3531 1
Bioinformatics-I BS2080 2
Bioinformatics-I Lab BS2081 1
Clinical Microbiology BS3030 2
Immunology BS3080 3
Virology-1 BS3040 3
Endocrinology BS4070 3
Bioinformatics-II BS4010 2
Bioinformatics-II Lab BS4011 1
Agriculture Biotechnology BS3090 2
Agriculture Biotechnology Lab BS3091 1
Research Methodology BS3910 2
Genomics BS3620 2
Biopython BT3410 1
Biofuels and Bio refineries BT4320 2
Biofuels and Bio refineries Lab BT4321 1
Microbial Biotechnology BT4120 3
Food Biotechnology BT4340 2
Food Biotechnology Lab BT4341 1
Marine Biotechnology BT4240 3
Bioentrepreneurship BS4970 2
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering BS4960 3

2. Supporting Science Courses (15 Cr. Hrs):

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Maths-I MT1000 3
Basic Calculus MT1100 3
Probability and Statistics MT2300 3
Introduction to Computing CS1210 2
Introduction to Computing Lab CS1211 1
Computer Programming CS1410 2
Computer Programming Lab CS1411 1

*Maths-I is core course only for student with Pre-Medical background

3. General Education Courses (13 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Pakistan Studies SS1420 2
*Islamic Studies SS1400 2
Freshman English SS1100 3
Oral Communication SS2120 3
Technical Report Writing SS3130 3

*Alternate core course is Ethics (SS1410)

ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CR. HRS)

1. General Education (06 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Social Sciences Elective-I SS3XXX 3
Social Sciences Elective-II SS3XXX 3

2. Biotechnology Electives (06 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Biotechnology Elective-I BT4XXX 3
Biotechnology Elective-II SS4XXX 3

*Alternate to Research Project-I & II, therefore, total Biosciences electives will be 18 Cr. Hr. thus total Elective Cr Hr will be 24.

List of Elective Courses

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Medical Biotechnology 3
Animal and Plant Tissue Culture 3
Fermentation Biotechnology 3
Fungal Biotechnology 3
Plant Tissue Culture 3
Introduction to Food Science and Technology 3
Endocrinology 3
Nano Biotechnology 3
Biophysics 2

** The list is non-exhaustive and more courses can be offered depending upon the availability of the instructor.

Research Project (06 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Research Project-I BT4040 3
Research Project-II BT4050 3

Seminar (01 Cr. Hrs.)

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Seminar BS4080 1

SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester - 1

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1010 Organic Chemistry 2 0 2
BS 1011 Organic Chemistry Lab 0 3 1
BS 1020 Cell Biology 3 0 3
BS/MT 1070/1000 Biology-I/Maths-I 3 0 3
SS 1420 Pakistan Studies 2 0 2
CS 1210 Introduction to Computing 3 0 3
CS 1211 Introduction to Computing Lab 0 3 1
SS 1100 Freshman English 3 0 3

Semester - 2

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 1030 Microbiology 2 0 2
BS 1031 Microbiology Lab 0 1 1
BS 1040 Biochemistry-I 2 0 2
BS 1040 Biochemistry-I Lab 0 1 1
BS 2510 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 0 3
SS 2120 Oral Communication 3 0 3
SS 1400 Islamic Studies 2 0 2
MT 1100 Basic Calculus 2 0 2

Semester - 3

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2090 Biochemistry II 2 0 2
BS 2091 Biochemistry II Lab 0 1 1
BS 2030 Classical Genetics 3 0 3
BS 2060 Molecular Biology 3 3 3
BS 2120 Physical Chemistry 3 0 3
SS 3XXX Social Science Elective I 3 0 3
SS 3130 Technical Report writing 3 0 3

Semester - 4

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BS 2070 Genetic Engineering 2 0 2
BS 2071 Genetic Engineering Lab 0 1 1
BS 3720 Methods in Molecular Biology 2 0 2
BS 3721 Methods in Molecular Biology Lab 0 1 1
CS 1410 Computer Programming 3 0 3
CS 1411 Computer Programming lab 0 1 1
MT 2300 Probability and Statistics 3 0 3
SS 3XXX Social Sciences Elective-II 3 0 3

Semester - 5

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BT 3110 Industrial Biotechnology 3 0 3
BT 3310 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 3610 Bioinformatics-I 2 0 2
BS 3611 Bioinformatics-I Lab 0 1 1
BS 4540 Health Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 2130 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation 2 0 2
BS 2131 Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Lab 0 1 1
BT 3120 Virology and Immunology 2 0 2
BT 3121 Virology and Immunology Lab 0 1 1

Semester - 6

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Cr. Hrs.
BT 3210 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution 2 0 2
BT 3211 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution lab 0 1 1
BT 3220 Environmental Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 3530 Agriculture Biotechnology 2 0 2
BS 3531 Agriculture Biotechnology Lab 0 1 1
BS 3910 Research Methodology 2 0 2
BS 3620 Genomics 2 0 2
BT 3410 Biopython 1 0 1

Semester - 7

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BT 4320 Biofuels and Bio refineries 2 0 2
BT 4321 Biofuels and Bio refineries Lab 0 1 1
BT 4120 Microbial Biotechnology 3 0 3
BT 4340 Food Biotechnology 2 0 2
BT 4341 Food Biotechnology Lab 0 0 1
BT 4XXX Biotechnology Elective-I 3 0 3
BT 4410 Final Year Project I 0 3 3

Semester - 8

Course Code Course Title Lec. Hrs Lab. Hrs Cr. Hrs.
BT 4420 Final Year Project II 0 3 3
BT 4240 Marine Biotechnology 3 0 3
BS 4970 Bioentrepreneurship 2 0 2
BS 4960 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering 3 0 3
BT 4XXX Biotechnology Elective-II 3 0 3
BT 4430 Seminar 1 0 1
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