Quaid-i-Azam University

Department of Biotechnology

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M.Phil. & Ph.D. Biotechnology Programs

Schemes of Study

The M.Phil. program is research-oriented and a student with an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) should complete a minimum of 50 credit hours, distributed as follows: 

First & second semesters (Course work): 24 Credit Hours

Third & fourth semesters (Research for thesis): 26 Credit hours

​The Ph.D. Program offers a chance to undertake a substantial piece of supervised work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to knowledge in a particular field. Research programs are designed to produce professional scientists, well versed in a range of advanced techniques and methods in Biotechnology, in addition to having an in-depth knowledge of a particular area.Course Work & Comprehensive Examination:Students with an M.Phil. degree are expected to complete Ph.D. level course work of at least 18 credit hours followed by a comprehensive examination.
A seminar on research topic is a pre-requisite for thesis submission.
Acceptance or publication of at least one research paper in HEC recognized journal is essential for award of Ph.D. degree.

In the final semester of study, the student must submit a thesis to the controller of examinations. The thesis is evaluated by two experts from technologically advanced countries. Finally, the student must pass an oral examination defending his/her thesis.​