B.S. BIOTECHNOLOGY

SCOPE & OPPORTUNITIES:

Biotechnology is defined as the application of biological systems to basic and technical and industrial processes. Biotechnology has applications in health, environment and industry; the graduates of biotechnology program will play a significant role in the development at national and international level by rendering their services as a scientist, analyst and expert.

The potential employment area for the graduates of Biotechnology are Pharmaceutical and Health science industries. Also, countless opportunities are available in clinical Laboratories, research institutes and teaching Institutions.

PLOs BS BIOTECHNOLOGY:

PLO 1: Knowledge: Graduates will gain and apply knowledge of Biotechnology and related Sciences concepts to solve problems pertaining to field of Biotechnology.

PLO 2: Problem Analysis: Graduates will be able to identify, analyse and understand problems related to biotechnology and finding valid conclusions with basic knowledge in biotechnology Engineering.

PLO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Graduates will be able to design and develop solution to Biotechnology Engineering problems by applying appropriate tools.

PLO 4: Investigation: Graduates will be able design, perform experiments, analyze and interpret data for investigating complex problems in biotechnology and related fields.

PLO 5: Modern Tool Usage: Graduates will be able to decide and apply appropriate tools and techniques in biotechnological analytics and manipulation.

PLO 6: Scientist and Society: Graduates will be able to justify societal, health, safety and legal issues and understand his responsibilities in biotechnological practices.

PLO 7: Environment and Sustainability: Graduates will be able to understand the need and impact of biotechnological solutions on environment and societal context keeping in view need for sustainable solution.

PLO 8: Ethics: Graduates will have knowledge and understanding of related norms and ethics in Biotechnology practices.

PLO 9: Individual and Team Work: Graduates will be able to undertake any responsibility as an individual and as a team in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO 10: Communication: Able to communicate effectively and broadly defined technical activities. Also, able to comprehend and write effective reports and documentation to give and receive clear instructions.

PLO 11: Project Management: Graduates will have thorough knowledge in Biotechnology and will also be ready to engage themselves in lifelong learning.

PLO 12: Lifelong Learning: Graduates will be motivated and have the preparation ability to engage in lifelong learning for technological change.

BIOTECHNOLOGY SCHEME OF STUDIES

YEAR ONE / SEMESTER FIRST YEAR ONE / SEMESTER SECOND
S. NoName of SubjectCredits S. NoName of SubjectCredits
1English-I (C)3+01English-II (C)3+0
2Islamic Studies/Ethics (C)2+02Pakistan Studies (C)2+0
3Mathematics-I (pre – calculus) (C)3+03Biomathematics (C)3+0
4Organic Chemistry (G)2+14Inorganic Chemistry (G)2+1
5Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution-I (G)3+05Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution-II (G)2+1
6Cell Biology (F)2+16Microbiology (F)2+1
 Total17  Total17
YEAR TWO/SEMESTER THIRD YEAR TWO /SEMESTER FOURTH
S. NoName of SubjectCredits S. NoName of SubjectCredits
1English-III (C)3+0 1Biological Physics (G)3+0
2Introduction to Computer Science (C)2+1 2Probability & Biostatics (F)3+0
3Physical Chemistry (G)3+0 3Any subject from social sciences (G)3+0
4Any subject from social sciences (G)3+0 4Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation. (F)2+1
5Biochemistry I (F)2+1 5Biochemistry II (F)2+1
6Classical Genetics (F)2+1 6Mol. Biology (F)2+1
Total18  Total18
YEAR THREE /SEMESTER FIFTH YEAR THREE/SEMESTER SIXTH
S. NoName of SubjectCredits S. NoName of SubjectCredits
1Introduction to Biotechnology (F)3+0 1Genetic resources & Conservation (F)3+0
2Immunology. (F)3+0 2Microbial Biotechnology3+0
3Methods in Mol. Biology II (F)1+2 3Agriculture Biotechnology. (M)2+1
4Principles of Biochemical Engineering. (M)2+1 4Food Biotechnology. (M)3+0
5Bioinformatics (M)1+2 5Elective-I3+0
Total15   
YEAR FOUR /SEMESTER SEVENTH YEAR FOUR /SEMESTER EIGHTH
S. NoName of SubjectCredits S. NoName of SubjectCredits
1Health Biotechnology. (M)3+0 1Elective-III3+0
2Seminar –I (M)1+0 2Elective -IV3+0
3Environment Biotechnology (M)3+0 3Seminar –II (M)1+0
4Genomics and Proteomics (M)3+0 4Industrial Biotechnology (M)3+0
5Elective-II3+0 5Research Dissertation, Research Project, Internship, Special Paper-ii (M)3+0
6Research Dissertation, Research Project, Internship, Special Paper-I (M)3+0 6Biosafety and Bioethics (C) 
Total16  Total15

 

Total Credit Hours = 134

DURATION OF STUDIES

ProgramDuration (Minimum)Duration (Maximum)
BS Biotechnology4 years7 years

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. 12 years of education with 50% marks or above in Intermediate (Pre-Medical) or equivalent examination.
  2. Minimum score for eligibility is 50% in the ZU Admissions Test and

Note: Candidates who have completed 12 years of education and obtained degrees other than Matriculation (SSC) or Intermediate (HSSC) are required to obtain an equivalence certificate from the Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC).

FEE STRUCTURE

Fee/Credit hour + Exam feeNo. of credit hoursSemester Registration feeTotal SemesterTotal Program fee
450013450008643,000

Admission fee: Rs. 25,000/-

Security Deposit: Rs. 25,000/- (refundable)

Student activity fee: Rs. 2,000/- (per semester)

Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.

The University reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.

At the time of admission, selected candidates will be required to deposit fee either under Option 1 or Option 2. Therfore monthly or semester fee will be deposited by students within two weeks of commencement of every semester in advance accoring to the official notification on the notice board. 2% surcharge per month will be levied on outstanding fees after the due date.

The students claiming exemptions from any course or courses will be required to pay exemption fee @ Rs. 2,500/- per subject in the beginning of semester.

Fees once deposited are not refundable, except security deposits, for any reason whatsoever.