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.


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 I. Physical Chemistry I. Islamic Studies/Ethics I. Plant Sciences I. Basics in Computer Sciences
II. Introductory Biotechnology-II II. Organic Chemistry-I II. Pak Studies II. Animal Sciences II. Communication Skills
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) I. Enzymology I. Cell Biology I. Microbiology I. Bio-Mathematics
II. Biological Chemistry (B) II. Organic Chemistry-II II. Genetics II. Plant Physiology II. Bio-Statistics
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 I. Molecular Biology I. Microbial Genetics I. Metabolism-I I. Plants Biotechnology
II. Techniques of Biotechnology II. Recombinant DNA Technology II. Principles of Biochemical Engineering II. Metabolism-II II. Animal Biotechnology
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 I. Industrial Biotechnology I. Food Biotechnology I. Thesis OR I. Skills and Research Methodology for Biotechnology I. Plants Biotechnology
II. Economics & Business Applications II. Environment Biotechnology II. Immunology II. Two written papers from the two optional courses stated below. II. Medical Technology II. Animal Biotechnology


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.