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

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)

Consistent with the Department of BME Vision and Mission, the Program Educational Objectives of the study program BS Biotechnology are:

PEO 1: To produce graduates who will contribute to the field of biotechnology and allied industries designing, developing and providing solutions to improve current processes and development.

PEO 2: To produce entrepreneurs and team leaders having theoretical and practical knowledge of the instruments, techniques and methods with strong ethics and management skill.

PEO3: To produce graduates with the ability to initiate scientific research and pursue higher education in reputed institute at national and international levels.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS) / GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

PLO 1: Knowledge:

Graduates will gain and apply knowledge of Biotechnology and related Sciences concepts to solve problems related to field of Biotechnology.

PLO 2: Problem Analysis:

Graduates will be able to identify, analyze and understand problems related to biotechnology and related sciences.

PLO3: Design/Development of Solutions:

Graduates will be able to design and develop solution to Biotechnological problems by applying appropriate hands on practicing tools while keeping in mind safety factor for environmental & society.

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 manipulation.

PLO 6: The 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 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 professional 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 technological activities. Also comprehend and write effective reports and documentation to give and receive clear instructions.

PLO 11: Life Long Learning:

Graduates will have thorough knowledge in related sciences and will also be ready to engage themselves in lifelong learning.

PLO 12: Project Management:

Graduates will be motivated and have the preparations ability to engage in lifelong learning for technological change and will be able to manage independent research projects.

BIOTECHNOLOGY SCHEME OF STUDIES

Semester – I
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
HS 104Functional English3+
HS 101

HS 102

Islamic Studies/

Ethical Behavior

2+
NS 103Basic Mathematics(pre-calculus)/ Basic Biology3+
BT 101Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution3+
BT 105Organic Chemistry2+
CS 101Introduction to Computer Sciences2+
Total17
Semester – II
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT 102Introduction to Biotechnology3
HS 103Pakistan Studies2
HS 104Psychology3
BT 120Inorganic Chemistry2
NS 101Physics2
BT 110Cell Biology2
Total17
Semester – III
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
HS 112Communication Skill2+
HS 231Sociology3+
BT 205Physical Chemistry3+
BT 216Biomathematics3+
BT 202Biochemistry-I2+
BT 125Microbiology2+
Total17
Semester – IV
 CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT 215Biological Physics3+
NS 212Probability & Biostatistics3+
BT 207Immunology3+
BT 248Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation2+
BT 225Classical Genetics2+
BT 230Molecular Biology3+
Total18
Semester – V
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT 326Biochemistry II3+
HS 222Technical Report writing3+
BT 337Microbial Biotechnology1+
BT 315Principles of Biochemical Engineering2+
BM 348Bioinformatics1+
Total15
Semester – VI
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT 331Genetic Resources & Conservation3+
BT 311Methods in Molecular Biology3+
BT 342Agriculture Biotechnology2+
BT 347Food Biotechnology3+
BT-XXXElective-I3+
BT 351Research Methodology and Skill Enhancement3+
Total18
Semester – VII
CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT 401Health Biotechnology3+
BT 413Seminar-I1+
BT 421Environment Biotechnology3+
BT 427Genomics and Proteomics3+
BT-XXXElective-II3+
BT 489Research Project/Internship or Special Paper-I3+
Total16
Semester – VIII
 CodeCourseCr. Hr.
BT-XXXElective -III3+
BT-XXXElective-IV3+
BT 413Seminar -II1+
BT 431Industrial Biotechnology3+
BT 489Research Project/Internship or Special Paper-II3+
BT 441Biosafety and Bioethics2+
Total15

ELIGIBILITY:

  • 12 years of education with 45% marks or above in Intermediate (Pre-Medical & Pre-Engineering) or equivalent examination.
  • Applicants are required to appear for a written test and interview.

FEE STRUCTURE

Credit HoursPer Credit Fee (Tuition + Exam)Semester Registration FeeStudent Activity Fee Per SemesterAdmission FeeSecurity Deposit Refundable
13347005000 Per Semester1000 Per Semester2500025000