MSc Biotechnology

Program Structure

The MSc degree program in Biotechnology has been started in Fall 2019 at the University of Okara under the School of Applied Biology. The program is designed to meet student’s requirements in the field of Biotechnology. Postgraduates in Biotechnology will have job opportunities in diagnostic labs, hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, and research organizations.

Duration

2 Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility Criteria

B.Sc (Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Biochemistry / Molecular Genetics / Biological Sciences) or equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00/4.00 in semester system or 50% marks in annual system.

Scheme of Studies

Semester-1
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
BIT-551 MSc Biotechnology Cell Biology 2-1
BIT-553 MSc Biotechnology Molecular Genetics 2-1
BIT-555 MSc Biotechnology Molecular Biology 3-0
BIT-557 MSc Biotechnology General Chemistry 3-0
BIT-559 MSc Biotechnology Introduction to Biotechnology 3-0
ENG-321 MSc Biotechnology Functional English 3-0
Semester-2
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
BIT-552 MSc Biotechnology Biochemistry 3-0
BIT-554 MSc Biotechnology Fundamentals of Microbiology 2-1
BIT-556 MSc Biotechnology Immunology 3-0
BIT-558 MSc Biotechnology Recombinant DNA Technology 2-1
BIT-560 MSc Biotechnology Bioinformatics 2-1
BIT-562 MSc Biotechnology Statistical Methods in Biotechnology 2-1
Semester-3
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
BIT-651 MSc Biotechnology Molecular Evolution 3-0
BIT-653 MSc Biotechnology Techniques in Biochemistry and Biotechnology 1-2
BIT-655 MSc Biotechnology General Virology 3-0
BIT-657 MSc Biotechnology Proteomics 2-1
BIT-659 MSc Biotechnology Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology 3-0
BIT-661 MSc Biotechnology Agriculture Biotechnology 2-1
Semester-4
Course Code Category Course Title Cr.Hrs. Prerequisites
BIT-652 MSc Biotechnology Genomics 3-0
BIT-654 MSc Biotechnology Medical Biotechnology 3-0
BIT-656 MSc Biotechnology Research Methodologies 0-3
BIT-658 MSc Biotechnology Recent Trends in Biotechnology 3-0
BIT-681 MSc Biotechnology Project 0-6

Degree Completion Requirements

For the award of MSc Biotechnology degree, the student must have earned a CGPA of at least 2.00 out of scale 4.00.