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 or equivalent qualification with at least 45% marks.


  • Candidates having ‘A’ level or Deeni Asnad or foreign qualification are required to provide equivalence certificate from IBCC or HEC, Islamabad as applicable.
  • Limited seats on merit basis within Pakistan only.
  • Zero  Semester” is not applicable.

BS Entry Route:

Applicants having B.Sc./Associate Degree in Science (14-Year of education) from an HEC recognized university / institute with at-least 45% marks or CGPA 2.00 out 4.0 are eligible for course exemption (as determined by the Equivalence Committee of VU). However, applicants shall meet admission entry requirements based on their 12 years of education as stated above.

Merit Calculation Formula

Note: The applicants applying for admission towards aforesaid programs through BS entry route/Course Exemption will also compete merit. However, their merit will be calculated using formula listed in table number 2 under category: For Applicants having completed Intermediate Certificate.

Course Exemption

Course exemption is allowed.


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.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

For detail about BS in Biotechnology study scheme check below link.

Click here  to View Study Scheme

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). Each student will participate in practical classes at the VU designated lab cities which were allocated at the time of admission. List of the VU Lab cities is published on VU website link >> Home >> Admission Schedule

Note: The University admits students of Biological sciences programs on merit as per the available seats against each lab city during the admission session. Once a student is admitted against a particular lab preference then he/she will not be allowed to change his/her lab city after admission.


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

Click here  to View Fee Structure
Note: Fee for practicals will be charged separately.


  • 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.