Department of Biotechnology

Quaid-i-Azam University

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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.
Seminar:
A seminar on research topic is a pre-requisite for thesis submission.
Publications:
Acceptance or publication of at least one research paper in HEC recognized journal is essential for award of Ph.D. degree.
Thesis:

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.​