Faculty

 

Dr. Muhammad Jamil
Chairman
PhD
Plant Biotechnology/Plant Molecular Biology
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Dr. Muhamamd Daud Khan
Assistant Professor
PhD

Agricultural Biotechnology/Metabolic Engineering
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Dr. Noor Muhammad
Assistant Professor

PhD
Human Molecular Genetics/ Nano Biotechnology
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Dr. Rehan Naeem
Assistant Professor
PhD
Plant Molecular Biology/ Phylogenetics
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Dr. Aamir Shehzad
Assistant Professor 

PhD
Protein Structural Biology
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Dr. Zia Ur Rehman
Assistant Professor 
PhD
Cell Biology/Gene Therapy
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Dr. Bibi Shamim Saleha
Assistant Professor
PhD
Human Molecular Genetics
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Dr. Nawab Ali
Assistant Professor

PhD
Industrial Biotechnology
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Dr. Qazi Muhammad Raafiq
Assistant Professor
PhD
Industrial Biotechnology/Epigenetics
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Dr. Saadullah Khan
Assistant Professor
PhD
Human Molecular Genetics
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Mr. Waheed Ullah
Lecturer
MPhil
Microbiology
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Dr. Niamat Khan
Lecturer
PhD
Cancer Biology/Cell Signalling
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Dr. Abid Jan
Lecturer
PhD
Human Molecular Genetics
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Mr. Ali Hyder Baig
Lecturer (On leave)
MPhil
Plant Biotechnology
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Mr. Imran Ali
Lecturer (On leave)
MPhil
Plant Biotechnology
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Chairman Message

CHAIRMAN MESSAGE  Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

Technological innovation in the field of life sciences is accelerating at enormous pace. An exciting new era is dawning in the life sciences. With our ever-expanding knowledge of living organism from the most fundamental machinery of the cell to the most complex ecosystems life scientists are seeking answers to a vital questions, including how to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases and how to solve the environmental problems that threaten our planet.

The variety of cutting-edge challenges that life scientists are faceing is reflected in Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, where our faculty are focusing their expertise on Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Medical and Health Biotechnology These are just a few among many examples of exciting, ongoing research programs.

The facilities and opportunities available in this department, coupled with our ongoing efforts to integrate interdisciplinary approaches to classroom and laboratory teaching in biotechnology and related fields, are strengthening our academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

I invite you to visit our Web site to learn more about the department, including our faculty, our students, our research efforts, and our educational programs leading to the bachelor of sciences (BS), master of science (MS), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. The Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering continues to forge its leadership position in life science education and research.

 

Chairman

Program Offered

Scheme of Studies BS (4 Years Program)

 Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

 First Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

ENG-101

English-I (Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

2

PS-    101

Pak Studies (Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-101

Bio-Mathematics (General)

 

3(3+0)

4

BTGE-102

Fundamentals of Genetics (Foundation)

 

3(2+1)

5

BTGE-103

Introduction to Biotechnology-I

(Foundation)

 

3(3+0)

6

BTGE-104

Plant & Animal Sciences (General)

 

3(2+1)

 

 

18

 Second Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

ENG-123

English-II (Compulsory)

English-I

3(3+0)

2

RS-101

Islamic Studies(Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-105

Cell Biology (Foundation)

 

3(2+1)

4

BTGE-106

Introduction to Biotechnology – II (Foundation)

Introduction to Biotechnology-I

 

3(3+0)

5

BTGE-107

Biochemistry – I (Foundation)

 

4(3+1)

 

 

16

 Third Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

CS-101

Introduction to Computer (Compulsory)

 

3(2+1)

2

BS-101

Biostatistics-I (Elements of Statistics)

(Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-201

Introduction to  Cell & Tissue Culture (Major)

 

4(3+1)

4

BTGE-202

General Physiology (General)

 

3(2+1)

5

BTGE-203

Fundamentals of Microbiology(General)

 

4(3+1)

 

 

17

 Fourth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-204

Molecular Biology (Foundation)

 

3(2+1)

2

BTGE-205

Microbial Genetics (Foundation)

 

3(2+1)

3

BTGE-206

Enzymology (Foundation)

 

4(3+1)

4

BTGE-207

Immunology and Immunogenetics (General)

 

4(3+1)

5

BS- 102

Biostatistics-II (Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

 

 

17

 Fifth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-311

Genetic Engineering

(R-DNA Technology) (Major)

Molecular Biology

4(3+1)

2

BTGE-312

Environmental Biotechnology (Major)

 

3(2+1)

3

BTGE-313

Biochemistry-II (Metabolism) (Foundation)

Biochemistry-I

3(2+1)

4

BTGE-314

Industrial  Biotechnology (Major)

 

4(3+1)

5

BTGE-315

Plant Biotechnology (Major)

 

4(3+1)

 

 

18

 Sixth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-316

Bioinformatics  (Major)

 

4(3+1)

2

BTGE-317

Cell Signaling (General)

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-318

Genomics (Major)

 

3(2+1)

4

BTGE-319

Animal Biotechnology (Major)

 

4(3+1)

5

BTGE-320

Human Molecular Genetics (General)

 

4(3+1)

 

 

18

 Seventh Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-411

Proteomics (Major)

 

3(2+1)

2

BTGE-412

Research Methodology (Major)

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-413

Techniques in Biotechnology

(Genetic Engineering) (Major)

 

4(3+1)

4

BTGE-414

Pharmaceutical & Medical Biotechnology (Major)

 

4(3+1)

5

BTGE-405

Bioethics & Biosafety  (General)

 

3(3+0)

6

BTGE-406

Seminar (Compulsory)

 

1(1+0)

 

 

18

Eighth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-415

* Project / Internship

 

6

2

BTGE-416

Optional-I Molecular Evolution & Systematic

 

3+0

3

BTGE-417

Optional-II Biophysics

 

3+0

4

BTGE-418

Optional-III Medical Diagnostics

 

3+0

5

BTGE-419

Optional-IV Food Biotechnology

 

3+0

 

 

18

* The project / internship will be offered to those students who have CGPA 3.0 upto 7th Semester.

 

 

Scheme of Studies MS/M.Phil Programme

Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

First Semester and Second Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-511

Pharmacogenomics (Minor)

 

2(2+0)

2

BTGE-512

Molecular Medicines & Drug Development (Minor)

 

2(2+0)

3

BTGE-513

Vaccines (Major)

 

3(3+0)

4

BTGE-514

Molecular Cancer Biology (Major)

 

3(3+0)

5

BTGE-515

Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (Major)

 

3(3+0)

6

BTGE-516

Advances in Cell & Tissue Culture (Minor)

 

2(2+0)

7

BTGE-517

Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology (Major)

 

3(3+0)

8

BTGE-518

Advances in Plant Biotechnology (Major)

 

3(3+0)

9

BTGE-519

Lab-1 (Compulsory)

 

1(1+0)

10

BTGE-520

Advances in Recombinant DNA Technology (Major)

 

3(3+0)

11

BTGE-521

Plant Stress Molecular Biology (Minor)

 

3(3+0)

12

BTGE-522

Bioinformatics for Biotechnologists (Major)

 

3(3+0)

13

BTGE-523

Lab-II (Compulsory)

 

1(1+0)

14

BTGE-524

Microbial & Biochemical Techniques (Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

15

BTGE-525

Bio-fertilizers & Biological Control (Major)

 

3(3+0)

16

BTGE-526

Fermentation & its Industrial Application (Minor)

 

3(3+0)

17

BTGE-527

Industrial & Hazardous Waste Management (Major)

 

3(3+0)

18

BTGE-528

Current Advances in Food Preservation (Minor)

 

3(3+0)

19

BTGE-529

Genomics & Proteomics (Major)

 

3(3+0)

20

BTGE-530

Gene Therapy

 

2(2+0)

21

PLS-461

Logic (Philosophy of Science) (Compulsory)

 

3(3+0)

Third Semester & Fourth Semester

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-501

Seminar

 

1(1+0)

2

BTGE-611

Research & Thesis

 

6

 

Scheme of Studies PhD Programme

 Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

BTGE-711

Bioprocess and Biochemical Engineering

 

3(3+0)

2

BTGE-712

RNA Interference Technology

 

3(3+0)

3

BTGE-713

Genoinformatics

 

3(3+0)

4

BTGE-714

Nano-Biotechnology

 

3(3+0)

5

BTGE-715

Stem Cell Technology

 

3(3+0)

6

BTGE-716

Advances in Microbial Genetics

 

3(3+0)

7

BTGE-717

Protein Engineering

 

3(3+0)

8

BTGE-718

Microarray Technology

 

3(3+0)

9

BTGE-719

Molecular Virology

 

3(3+0)

10

BTGE-720

Advances in Molecular Marker Technology

 

3(3+0)

12

BTGE-717

Research and Thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The project / internship will be offered to those students who have CGPA 3.0 upto 7th Semester.

Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

Introduction to the Department

Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering was established a few years back in 2006. The potential of biotechnology has just begun to emerge in the late 20th century. After the full knowledge of human genomes, biotechnology has stepped up into a new era of drug discovery and delivery, diagnostic methodology, clinical trials, and to a great extent the major lifestyle of the human society. Biotechnology has opened doors to make proteins with new functions and altered products. With new proteins and new biochemical pathways, it seems only logical to find ways to incorporate the new functions into crops, into animals, and, it is hoped, into people with genetically based illnesses. Pakistan, being a developing country, has several constraints especially to develop biotechnology in the country. Although, several universities have programs in Bio-chemical Engineering, Molecular biology and Biotechnology with world-class facilities, an acute shortage of trained manpower continues to exist. This is because of the shortage of centers where scientists could be trained in the experimental arts of biological research. Several universities offer training programs, but may not have facilities to give experimental exposures to the students, and therefore, there exists a great gap between the required essential facilities for training and the vision of progress of biotechnology in the country.

To fulfill this gap and meet the global challenges, Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering has started its BS program in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering and currently has more than 200 students in its BS program. In addition to the BS program, the department has recently started M. Phil and PhD programs and currently has 40 M. Phil and 5 PhD scholars. They are carrying their research activities in different fields of biotechnology including Plant, Industrial, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Human and Medical. For all these programs we have a highly qualified staff consisting of more than 15 members of which 10 have PhD's and are actively involved in research in different domains of Biotechnology.

Vision Statement: Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

The department has a vision, which we believe to be both commendable and achievable:

To initiate a level of attitude in research scholars that will provide solutions to environmental, industrial, agricultural and health based problems.

To graduate students who can compete, with advantage, within the relevant academic and commercial markets in the world.

Mission Statement: Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering

Our mission is to provide our students with an education that establishes a strong foundation and appreciation for understanding developments in the rapidly advancing field of biotechnology, to develop the technical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the field, to foster ethical behavior, and to promote outreach, providing the nation with highly trained professional who are able to implement the scientific principles to the continuous improvement of the safe, quality and value biotechnological services and products. We seek to provide a responsive learning environment of creative thinking that enables all students to achieve their highest level of proficiency.

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