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BS Biochemistry

BS Biochemistry

The department strives to instill basic knowledge of Biochemistry among the students. It specifically teaches biochemical mechanisms operating in a living system at molecular level that can be applied in daily life scenarios. The department imparts the skills of leadership, practical knowledge and innovation amongst its students in order to make them serve in various sectors of health, agriculture, industry and education. The elaborative course contents and impactful teaching methodologies develop high quality training in the rapidly growing fields of science. Success of Biochemistry has led the biochemists to develop new technologies in vast areas of biological sciences. It is no surprise that this field not only interests a large number of people but also offers various career opportunities in research organizations, academics and industries.

Our vision is to Empower women to promote healthy and enlightened community through the use of knowledge gained from the degree program

Our mission is to produce knowledgeable, research oriented and highly trained biochemists who can implement scientific principles to the continuous improvement of academics and research in the fields of health, agriculture, industry, environment, and others.

Admission Requirments


F.Sc (Pre Medical) with minimum 60% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate.

Degree Requirments

To receive BS Biochemistry degree, a student must complete a total of 132 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Introductory Biochemistry 3
2 Core English – I 3
3 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
4 General Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 4
5 General Principles of Animal Life 4
Total 16
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Amino Acids & Proteins 3
2 Core English – II 3
3 Core Pakistan Studies 2
4 Core Introduction to Computers 3
5 General Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry 4
6 General General – I 3
Total 18
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Carbohydrates, Lipids and Membranes 4
2 Major Enzymology 3
3 Core English – III 3
4 General Thermodynamics & Chemical Equ 4
5 General Animals Forms & Functions 4
Total 18
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Intermediary Metabolism I 3
2 Major Intermediary Metabolism II 3
3 Major Cell Biology 4
4 Major Fundamentals of Molecular Biology 3
5 Major Bio-safety and Bioethics 2
6 Core Mathematics 3
Total 18
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Molecular Physiology 4
2 Major Biochemical Communication 3
3 Major Plant Biochemistry 4
4 Major Biochemical Techniques 3
5 Major Clinical Biochemistry 3
Total 17
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Microbial Biochemistry & Genetics 4
2 General Essentials of Genetics 3
3 Major Bioinformatics 3
4 Major Recombinant DNA & Related Techniques 4
5 Major Research Methodology 3
Total 17
Semester 7
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Immunology 3
2 Major Nutritional Biochemistry 3
3 Major Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 4
4 Major Introduction to Biostatistics 3
5 Major Elective I * 3
Total 16
Semester 8
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Elective II * 3
2 Major Internship 3
3 Major Research Report 6
Total 12
Category Credit Hours
Core 19
Major 87
General 26
Total 132
Cell and Tissue Culture
Cancer Biology
Current Trends in Biochemistry
Human Biochemistry and Disease
General Virology

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of underGraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.