Examination


Student Discipline

The students will be required to observe all the rules and regulations formulated by the institute as well as by the University of Health Sciences Lahore. Each student will have to give and undertaking in writing, also endorsed by his parent/guardian that he will observe the rules and regulations as laid down by the institute and that he will not take part in any political party.

Duration

It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters, two semesters per year. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Scheme of Studies for B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology as Approved by the University of Health Sciences, Lahore

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
Introductory Biotechnology Chemistry-I Islamic studies/Ethics Pak Studies Biological Sciences Communication Skills
I. Introductory Biotechnology-I


Credit Hours: 3(3-0)

I. Physical Chemistry


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Islamic Studies/Ethics


Credit Hours: 2(2-0)

I. Plant Sciences


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Basics in Computer Sciences


Credit Hours: 2(2-0)

II. Introductory Biotechnology-II


Credit Hours: 3(3-0)

II. Organic Chemistry-I


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Pak Studies


Credit Hours: 2(2-0)

II. Animal Sciences


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Communication Skills


Credit Hours: 2(2-0)

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
Biological Chemistry I Chemistry-II Cell Biology & Genetics Microbiology & Plant Physiology Biomathematics & Biostatistics
I. Biological Chemistry (A)


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Enzymology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Cell Biology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Microbiology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Bio-Mathematics


Credit Hours: 3 (3-0)

II. Biological Chemistry (B)


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Organic Chemistry-II


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Principles of Genetics


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Plant Physiology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Bio-Statistics


Credit Hours: 3 (3-0)

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
Biotechnology Basics Molecular Biology Genetic Engineering Biological Chemistry Biotechnology of Plants & Animals
I. Elements of Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Molecular Biology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Microbial Genetics


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Metabolism-I


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Plants Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Techniques of Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Recombinant DNA Technology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Principles of Biochemical Engineering


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Metabolism-II


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Animal Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Thesis OR Two Written Papers Paper 4 Paper 5
Bioinformatics & Economics Industrial & Environmental Biotechnology Food Biotechnology & Immunology Research Methods in Biotechnology Two optional Courses out of

  • Protein Structure, function and Engineering
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Industrial Enzymology
  • Renewable Resource Technology
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Waste Management Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Proteomics
  • Mixed Microbial Processes
  • Aquaculture Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity and Genetic Conservation
  • Cell and Tissue culture
  • Transgenic Animals
  • Transgenic Plants
  • Stem Cells and Therapeutic cloning
  • Gene Therapy
  • Genomics
  • Safety Considerations for Biotechnology Processes
I. Bioinformatics


Credit Hours: 3 (3-0)

I. Industrial Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Food Biotechnology


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

I. Thesis OR I. Skills and Research Methodology for Biotechnology I. Plants Biotechnology
II. Economics & Business Applications


Credit Hours: 3 (3-0)

II. Environment Biotechnology

 


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Immunology

 


Credit Hours: 4 (3-1)

II. Two written papers from the two optional courses stated below. II. Medical Technology II. Animal Biotechnology

Project

Students are required to complete a Project in 7th and 8th semesters as prescribed scheme of studies of BS in Biotechnology. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the advisory board is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation and a final viva voce will be conducted from the research report.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of four-year BS in Biotechnology, the students are required to complete all courses and an internship report in the end, according to prescribed scheme of studies with at least CGPA 2.50 out of 4.

Merit List of Akhuwat-FIRST for admission in B.Sc(Hons) Biotechnology.