BS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Introduction/Description

BS in Biotechnology is designed to equip the students with the updated and practical knowledge of this multidisciplinary and emerging field. Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principals to the processing of material by biological agents to deliver goods and services. Biotechnology involves a number of technologies centered upon growing understanding of biology at the cellular and molecular level. Biotechnological applications play an important role in health industry, agriculture and environment and are helpful in making life of human beings peaceful and comfortable. The aim of BS in Biotechnology is to develop indigenous manpower experts in Biotechnology that will help the industry of biotechnology by making novel achievements. The students may seek their career in educational institutes, scientific research and development, management in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.

Program Objectives

  • To enable students to use laboratory techniques in scientific research.
  • To enable students to use the scientific methodologies for designing experimental studies and critically analyze the results.
  • To equip students with legal and ethical moral values while performing research in various biotechnology/ molecular biology sectors.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate with Pre-Medical (equivalent to 12 years of education) with at least 45% marks.

Note

  • Candidates having ‘A’ levels are required to provide equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC), Islamabad. (http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/)
  • Candidates having less than 45% marks will be eligible for admission after successful completion of “Zero  Semester
  • The BS in Bioinformatics is only available for applicants residing within Pakistan and is not available for overseas students. If any student wishes to move overseas after gaining admission, he/she will be required to withdraw for the program.

Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.

Duration

It is four-year full time study program spread over eight semesters, two semesters per year. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration for teaching and examinations etc.

Courses of Study

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Assessment of Study Progress

The students study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), course(s) practicals (wherein applicable), mid-term and final-term examinations at VU designated campuses and usually count for 80 to 85% of the total marks for a course.

Course(s) Practicals

Participation in practical classes of a course(s) will be compulsory for a student to qualify respective course(s) that will be conducted at only VU designated laboratories i.e. VKHI01: Karachi, VLHR03: Lahore, VMTN01: Multan, and VRWP01: Rawalpindi.

Project

Students are required to complete a Project of 6-credit hours in 7th and 8th semesters as prescribed scheme of studies of BS in Biotechnology. The choice of the final project is at the student’s discretion. However, consultation with the student advisor is compulsory. Students have to submit a detailed write-up of the Project and may be required to give a presentation.

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of four-year BS in Biotechnology, the students are required to complete at least 132 credit hours according to prescribed scheme of studies with at least CGPA 2.00 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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Note: Fee for practicals will be charged separately.

Disclaimer

  • The courses may be revised from time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.