Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BSBT)

Students graduating in biotechnology may find jobs in various areas; some of those are listed below:

  • government sector,
  • educational and research institutions,
  • medical research,
  • biotechnology industries,
  • molecular biology, genetics, genomics and plant biotechnology,
  • production of alternative biofuels,
  • production of vaccines, antibiotics, drugs and diagnostic kits,
  • genetic engineering and diagnostics,
  • food manufacturing,
  • environmental microbiology and natural-products chemistry,
  • agriculture,
  • Toxic and industrial waste management

Eligibility Criteria

F.Sc Pre-Medical

Program Objectives

  1. To provide high quality and relevant education in the field of Biotechnology and allied applied sciences.
  2. To identify problems and provide their solutions.
  3. To enable students to demonstrate their knowledge by promoting workshops, seminars and conferences in the field of
  4. To develop their creative, communication and managerial skills.
  5. To prepare a new generation of microbiologists that are capable of excelling in careers of their choosing.
  6. To make them aware of the ethical and social values in scientific research.

To prepare them to seek self-employment and to search for great careers in the industry.

To produce quality graduates with the highest standard in the field of Biotechnology, to cater for the increasing demand in the country, the programme is designed in such a way to meet all the objectives mentioned above.

Programs Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to utilize their knowledge in microbiology and other allied sciences.
  2. Graduates will be able to apply theory and concepts into the field of health, industrial and agriculture biotechnology.
  3. Graduates will effectively disseminate technical information using written progress reports, strategic reports, formal scientific written communications, and/or operations and procedures manuals.
  4. Graduate should demonstrate a comprehension of the process of biotechnology commercialization to meeting financial and regulatory compliance issues and goals.
  5. They will be able to perform their services in different Government and non-Government organizations.

The ability to express thoughts and ideas through oral, written, and computer communications.


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MT100 Basic Mathematics 3 None
BT101 Introduction to Biotechnology-I 3 None
SS108 Islamic Studies/ Ethics (For non Muslims) 2+0 None
SS104 English-I (Comprehension) 3+0 None
CS100 Introduction to Computing 3+0 None
BT103 General Physiology 02+1 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT105 Cell biology 2+1 None
BT106 Ecology Biodiversity and Evolution-I 3 BT101
BT107 Biochemistry-I 3 CS100
SS203 English-II(Communication Skills) 3+0 SS104
SS118 Pakistan Studies 2+0 None
MT210 Biostatistics 3 MT100

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
SS216 introduction to Sociology 3+0 None
BT203 Fundamental of Microbiology 02+1 None
BT206 Classical Genetics 3 None
BT207 Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution-II 3 BT106
BT201 Organic Chemistry 2+1 None
SS211 English-III(Technical Report Writing) 3+0 SS203

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT202 Biochemistry-II 2+1 BT107
BT208 Molecular Biology 2+1 BT105
BT213 Inorganic Chemistry 2+1 None
BT217 Immunology 3 None
BT346 Bioinformatics 2+1 None

Year 3 Semester 5

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT310 Microbial Biotechnology 2 BT101
BT312 Environmental Biotechnology 2 None
BT314 Industrial Biotechnology 3 None
BT315 Genetic Resources and Conservation 3 BT206
BT319 Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture 2 BT208
BT316 Methods in Molecular Biology 2+1 BT208

Year 3 Semester 6

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT320 Principal of Biochemical Engineering 2+1 None
BT322 Agriculture Biotechnology 2+1 None
BT328 Genomics and Proteomics 2+1 BT317
BT329 Health Biotechnology 3 None
BT404 Entrepreneurship 3 None

Year 4 Semester 7

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
SS401 Research Methodology 3+0 SS211
BT413 Analytical chemistry and instrumentation 2+1 BT213
BT4xx Elective - I 3 None
BT4xx Elective - II 3 None
BT499 Project/Internship-I 3 None

Year 4 Semester 8

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
BT424 Elective-I (Food Biotechnology) 3 None
BT425 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 None
BT499 Project/Internship-II 3 None
BT4xx Elective -III 3 None
BT4xx Elective -IV 3 None


Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs
BT452 Molecular Mechanism of Antimicrobial Drugs-1 2+1
BT454 Epidemiology 3+0
BT455 Medical Virology 2+1
BT456 Clinical Bacteriology 2+1
BT463 Clinical Hematology in Microbial disease 2+1
BT466 Clinical Mycology 2+1
BT470 Biosafety and Risk Management 3+0
BT472 Environmental Microbiology 2+1
BT481 Hospital Waste managements 3+0
BT482 Radio Biology 3+0
BT483 Nano biotechnology 3+0
BT484 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3+0
BT485 Fungal Biotechnology 3+0
BT486 Fermentation Biotechnology 2+1
BT487 Molecular Diagnostics 2+1
BT488 Oncology 3+0

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.