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BS Genetics

Genetics is one of the most fascinating fields that have emerged in the 21st century. The study of human DNA is not only intellectually fascinating, but it also has plenty of practical applications, from the use of DNA in court cases to the discovery of new therapies for genetic diseases, a thorough understanding of the human genome can have important medical, social and legal impacts. Pakistan is an agriculture based economy, thus research and understanding of genetics is inevitable for sustainable growth and health of our crops and cattle. Our country is amongst the worst hit countries with genetics disorders like thalassaemia, hereditary deafness, blindness etc. Graduates from this degree will have better understanding of our genomes and will harness vast research opportunities in this field nationally and internationally. Having a deeper understanding and solid foundation of genetics, its Graduates will also help create awareness among our population.

The Department of Biotechnology at Kinnaird College for Women focuses on the personal and professional development of Graduates enabling them to contribute positively and effectively as responsible citizens and scientists.

The mission of the program is not only to produce a specialized women work-force in the field of genetics to take on specialized positions and research in this field but also to contribute to our country by creating awareness regarding genetic diseases and conducting impactful 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 Genetics 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 General Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
2 General Plant Diversity and its Applications 4
3 Core English-I 3
4 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
5 Core Introduction to Computers 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Cell Biology 3
2 Major Cytogenetics 3
3 General Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
4 Core English-II 3
5 Core Pakistan Studies 2
6 General General – I 3
Total 17
Semester 3
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Molecular Biology 3
2 Major Principles of Biochemistry 4
3 General Microbiology 3
4 General Invertebrate Diversity 4
5 Core English-III 3
Total 17
Semester 4
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Introduction to Biotechnology 3
2 Major Principles of Genetics 4
3 General Animal Forms and Function 4
4 General Introduction to Organic Chemistry 3
5 Core Mathematics 3
Total 17
Semester 5
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Genetics and Evolution 3
2 Major Molecular Genetics 4
3 Major Microbial Genetics 3
4 Major Biometry – I 3
5 Major Physiological Genetics 3
Total 16
Semester 6
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement 3
2 Major Genomics and Proteomics 3
3 Major Human Genetics 3
4 Major Biosafety and Bioethics 2
5 Major Immunogenetics 3
6 Major Biometry-II 4
Total 18
Semester 7
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Bioinformatics 3
2 Major Developmental Genetics 3
3 Major Population Genetics 3
4 Major Scientific & Review Writing 1
5 Major Genetic Resources and Conservation 3
6 General Entrepreneurship Management 3
Total 16
Semester 8
Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Major Genetic Counseling 3
2 Major Seminar 1
3 Major Genetic Engineering 4
4 Major Research Report 6
Total 14
Category Credit Hours
Core 19
Major 84
General 27
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.