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BS Biotechnology

BS Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary field that combines biological sciences with engineering technologies to produce products that advances healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environment control. It draws heavily from a number of biological science disciplines such as Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell and Tissue Culture etc. for understanding the occurrence and treatment of diseases, development of agriculture, food production, protection of the environment and many more. The B.Sc. honors program in Biotechnology at Kinnaird equips its Graduates with the necessary intellectual and practical skills as well as required theoretical knowledge to begin careers in medical research, in hospital and public health laboratories, and also in the pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industries.

Our vision is to focus on personal and professional development of Graduates enabling them to contribute positively and effectively as responsible citizens and scientists.

Mission of the program is to provide quality education of international standard to women in the emerging and dynamic field of biotechnology, developing scientific insights among Graduates through comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical concepts. Another important aspect of the program is to collaborate with scientific community for promoting quality research.

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 Biotechnology degree, a student must complete a total of 130 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
2 General Plant Physiology & Ecology 4
3 Core English-I 3
4 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
5 General General – I 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Cell Biology 3
2 Major Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
3 Core Introduction to Computers 3
4 Core English-II 3
5 Core Pakistan Studies 2
6 General Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry 4
7 General General – I 3
Total 17
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Molecular Biology 3
2 Major Biochemistry-I 3
3 Major Classical Genetics 3
4 Major Microbiology 3
5 Core English-III 3
6 General Introduction to Organic Chemistry 3
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 Bio statistics 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
4 General Entrepreneurship Management 3
Total 15
Category Credit Hours
Core 19
Major 91
General 20
Total 130

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.