BS Biotechnology

In the discipline of Biotechnology, MS, M.Sc. and BS level degrees are offered. The interdisciplinary programs are designed in order to provide the students with strong knowledge of sciences and equal importance to laboratory experiences. Faculty is highly competitive and strives to fulfill significant demand in Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Business and Industry. The faculty aims at instilling up-to-date knowledge of biotechnology and its different aspects so that the student can pursue a successful career in biomedical, forensic science, government policy-making, economy and educational sector.

Outline

Biotechnology

In the discipline of Biotechnology, Degrees are offered at the level of MS, M.Sc. and BS. Faculty is highly competitive and strives to fulfill significant demand
in Biomedical, Pharmaceutical and Industry. A large number of students are seeking admission during each semester to qualify for higher research programs within the University while a good proportion of meritorious students aim to pursue further research studies in different overseas universities after completing degrees from FLS. Graduating students may seek employment in the renowned organizations in this country as well as abroad.

Road Map

Sample Course Plan for BS Biotechnology

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English I3 (3 0)
  • 2(Compulsory) Pakistan Studies2 (2 0)
  • 3(Compulsory) Islamic Studies / Ethics2 (2 0)
  • 4Compulsory Intro. to Computer Science3 (3 0)
  • 5General-I (Physical Chemistry)3 (3 0)
  • 6Foundation-I
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English-II3 (3 0)
  • 2(Compulsory) Biomathematics3 (3 0)
  • 3General-II (Inorganic Chemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 4General-III (Organic Chemistry)3 (2 1)
  • 5General-IV (Ecology, Biodiversity and Evaluation-I)3 (3 0)
  • 6Foundation-II (Biochemistry-I)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)18 (15 3)

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1(Compulsory) English-III (Writing and Comp)3 (3 0)
  • 2Compulsory Mathematics/Biology3 (3 0)
  • 3General-V (Ecology, Biodiversity and Evaluation-II)3 (2 1)
  • 4General-VI (Biological Physics)3 (3 0)
  • 5Foundation-III (Biochemistry-II)3 (2 1)
  • 6Foundation-IV (Cell Biology)3 (3 0)
  • Total (Credit Hours)18 (15 3)
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1General-VII (Sociology)3 (3 0)
  • 2General-VIII (Marketing)3 (3 0)
  • 3Foundation-V (Classical Genetics)3 (3 0)
  • 4Foundation-VI (Probability and Biostatistics)3 (3 0)
  • 5Foundation-VII (Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation)3 (2 1)
  • 6Foundation-VIII (Molecular Biology)3 (3 0)
  • Total (Credit Hours)18 (17 1)

  • Year 4, Semester 5


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-I (Principles of Biochemical Engineering)3 (2 1)
  • 2Major-II (Agriculture Biotechnology)3 (2 1)
  • 3Foundation-IX Microbiology3 (3 0)
  • 4Foundation-X (Immunology)3 (3 0)
  • 5Foundation-XI (Methods in Molecular Bio)3 (1 2)
  • Total (Credit Hours)15 (11 4)
  • Year 4, Semester 6


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Foundation-XII (Genetic Resources and Conservation)3 (3 0)
  • 2Foundation-XIII (Microbial Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 3Major-III (Health Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 4Major-IV (Environmental Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 5Major-V (Food Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 6Elective-I (Nano-Biotechnology)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)18 (17 1)
  • Year 4, Semester 7


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Major-VI (Genomics and Proteomics)3 (3 0)
  • 2Major-VII (Seminar-I)1 (1 0)
  • 3Major-VIII (Bioinformatics)3 (1 2)
  • 4Major-IX (Industrial Biotechnology)3 (3 0)
  • 5Major-X (Research Project / Internship / Special Paper-I)3 (3 0)
  • 6Elective-II (Cell and Tissue Culture)3 (2 1)
  • Total (Credit Hours)16 (13 3)
  • Year 4, Semester 8


    S. No. Course Cr. Hrs
  • 1Elective-III (Virology)3 (2 1)
  • 2Elective-IV (Fermentation Biotechnology)3 (2 1)
  • 3Major-XI (Seminar-II)1 (1 0)
  • 4Major-XII (Research Methodology and Skill Enhancement)3 (3 0)
  • 5Major-XIII (Research Project / Internship / Special Paper-I)3 (3 0)
  • 6Biosafety and Bioethics (C)2 (2 0)
  • Total Credit Hours (Theory Practical134 (116 18)

Admission Criteria

To apply for BS in any of the above-mentioned programs, a candidate must have at least 45% marks or 2nd division in F.Sc. Pre-Medical /A level or an equivalent.

Prospects

BS Biotechnology aims at providing the job market with scientists equipped with the knowledge and training required to work with genetic engineering, drug development and modern medical technologies. The graduate may contribute to the development of consumer good market, healthcare, agriculture, agriculture, environment conservation and education at an initial stage.

Fee Structure

BS Biotechnology ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 4713418,00025,000826,000115,000

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.

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