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Department of Biotechnology

Quaid-i-Azam University

​​BS (Hons) Biotechnology

Scheme of Study

BS (Hons) in Biotechnology is a four years (8 semesters) degree program. The enrolled students register 15-18 credit hours of study courses per semester. The overall scheme of study includes a total of 47 courses of 135 credit hours divided into 8 Compulsory courses, 9 General courses, 11 Foundation courses, 15 Major courses including research project or internship and 4 Elective courses. 


Course Code        Course Title                                                              Credit Hours

Semester 1
ENG-101               English-I (C)                                                                3+0
PST-101                Pakistan Studies (C)                                                   2+0
MTH-101               Mathematics-I (pre-calculus) (C)                                 3+0
BIT-112                  Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution - I (G)                  
  3+0
CHE-101               Organic Chemistry (G)                                                2+1
BIT-101                 Cell Biology (F)                                                            3+1
Semester 2
ENG-102               English-II (C)                                                              3+0
IST-101                 Islamic Studies/Ethics (C)                                          2+0
MAT-102               Biomathematics (C)                                                    3+0
CHE-102               Inorganic Chemistry (G)                                             2+1
BIT-113                  Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution - II (G)                   2+1
BIT-102                 Microbiology (F)                                                         3+1
Semester 3
ENG-201               English-III (C)                                                            3+0
COM-201              Introduction to Computer Science (C)                       2+1
CHE-201               Physical Chemistry (G)                                             3+0
SOC-xxx                Any subject from Social Sciences (G)                      3+0
BIT-103                  Biochemistry-I (F)                                                     2+1
BIT-105                  Classical Genetics (F)                                              3+0
Semester 4
BIT-114                  Biological Physics (G)                                              3+0
BIT-106                  Probability & Biostatistics (F)                                   3+0
SOC-xxx                Any subject from Social Sciences (G)                      3+0
BIT-130                  Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation (G)             2+1
BIT-104                  Biochemistry-II (F)                                                   2+1
Semester 5
BIT-107                  Introduction to Biotechnology (F)                            3+0
BIT-108                  Immunology (F)                                                       3+0
BIT-109                  Molecular Biology (F)                                              2+0
BIT-110                  Methods in Molecular Biology (F)                            1+2
BIT-115                  Principles of Biochemical Engineering (M)              2+1
BIT-116                  Bioinformatics (M)                                                   1+2
Semester 6
BIT-111                  Genetic Resources & Conservation (F)                  3+0
BIT-117                  Microbial Biotechnology (M)                                   3+0
BIT-118                  Agriculture Biotechnology (M)                                2+1
BIT-119                  Food Biotechnology (M)                                         3+0
BIT-xxx                  Elective-I                                                                 3+0
BIT-129                 Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement (M)  3+0
Semester 7
BIT-120                 Health Biotechnology (M)                                        3+0
BIT-121                 Biosafety & Bioethics (M)                                        2+0
BIT-122                 Genomics and Proteomics (M)                                3+0
BIT-125                 Seminar-I (M)                                                          1+0
BIT-xxx                  Elective-II                                                                3+0
BIT-127                 Research Project/Internship/Special Paper - I (M)  3+0
Semester 8
BIT-xxx                  Elective-III                                                                3+0
BIT-xxx                  Elective-IV                                                               3+0
BIT-123                 Environmental Biotechnology (M)                            3+0
BIT-124                 Industrial Biotechnology (M)                                    3+0
BIT-128                 Research Project/Internship/Special Paper - II (M)  3+0
BIT-126                  Seminar II (M)                                                         1+0