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Technology Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Faculty

Dr. Baharullah Khattak
Chairman
PhD
Agriculture/Plant Microbiology
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Dr. Muhammad Qasim
Assistant Professor
PhD

Medical Microbiology/Molecular Biology
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Dr. Muhammad Anees
Assistant Professor
PhD
Microbial Ecology
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Dr. Mubbashir Hussain
Assistant Professor
PhD, Post Doc
Veterinary Microbiology/Molecular Parasitology 
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Dr. Taj Ali
Lecturer
PhD

Biomedical Sciences
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Dr. Niaz Muhammad
Lecturer
PhD
Environmental Microbiology
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Robina Farzand
Lecturer
PhD
Medical Microbiology
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Dr. Aneela Robi
Lecturer
PhD

Microbial Ecology
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Dr. Munawar Ahmad
Lecturer
PhD
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Chairman Message

Life in today’s world is facing tremendous sensitization for development and progress in all the fields including the quest for knowledge in the sphere of life sciences and likewise more equally on the fronts of biological sciences especially microbiology. In all its dimensions, this discipline is emerging as true centripetal in the entire theme, such as the public health concerns on communicable diseases, setting forth the industrial standards for quality of edible items for safer living , increasing the yield in agriculture and veterinary sectors along with the remedies for core issues of environmental onslaughts by hazardous microbial pollution.

The arena of Microbiology thus bears a natural affinity in understanding the curiosity of human nature for microbes and that is why it has acquired an outstanding market value, by virtue of multi-disciplinary influx, converging the research potential in this particular area for the advantage of end users and beneficiaries.

This department has witnessed top priority for the BS, MPhil and PhD enrollment due to its vibrant faculty and motivating environment. Hopefully this scientific spirit and endeavor will contribute more for the welfare of the community we live in as well as in the emancipation of humanity at large.

I pray and wish that the inborn fascination within the graduates shall live on with pride and privilege for their recognition as microbiologists of the future.



Dr. Baharullah Khattak

Chairman

Programs Offered

PROGRAMS OFFERED IN DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, KUST.

 

BS MICROBIOLOGY (4 YEARS) COURSE CONTENTS

 

BS SEMESTER – I

S. No

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

1

ENG-101

English-I (Multidisciplinary)

 

3+0

2

BTGE-107

Biochemistry-1 (Defined Minor)

 

3+1

3

BM-101

Bio-Mathematics (Defined Minor)

 

3+0

4

MIC-101

Fundamental of Microbiology (Major)

 

2+1

5

RS-101

Islamic Studies (Multidisciplinary)

 

2+0

BS SEMESTER – II

6

ENG-123

English II (Multidisciplinary)

 

3+0

7

PS-101

Pak. Studies (Multidisciplinary)

 

2+0

8

BTGE-113

Biochemistry – II (Defined Minor)

 

3+1

9

MIC-102

Microbial Taxonomy (Major)

 

2+1

10

MIC-103

Fundamental of Genetics (Major)

 

2+1

BS SEMESTER – III

11

BS-101

Elements of Biostatistics (Defined Minor)

 

3+0

12

MIC-201

Parasitology (Major)

 

2+1

13

MIC-202

Immunology –I (Major)

 

2+1

14

MIC-203

Microbial Ecology (Major)

 

2+1

15

MIC-204

Microbial Anatomy and Physiology (Major)

 

2+1

16

CS-101

Introduction to Computer (Multidisciplinary)

 

2+1

BS SEMESTER – IV

17

MIC-215

Food Microbiology (Major)

 

2+1

18

MIC-216

Mycology (Major)

 

2+1

19

MIC-217

Immunology-II (Major)

 

3+1

20

MIC-218

Molecular Biology (Major)

 

3+1

21

MIC-219

Medical Microbiology (Major)

 

3+1

BS SEMESTER – V

22

MIC-301

Cell and Tissue Culture (Major)

 

2+1

23

MIC-302

Principals of Virology (Major)

 

3+0

24

MIC-313

Marine and Fresh Water Microbiology (Major)

 

3+1

25

MIC-314

Industrial Microbiology (Major)

 

3+1

26

MIC-325

Bacterial Genetics (Major)

 

3+1

BS SEMESTER – VI

27

MIC-316

Soil Microbiology (Major)

 

2+1

28

MIC-317

Environmental Biotechnology and  Public Health (Major)

 

2+1

29

MIC-318

Fermentation Technology (Major)

 

2+1

30

MIC-339

Introduction to Bioinformatics (Major)

 

2+2

31

MIC-310

Enzymology (Major)

 

2+1

BS SEMESTER – VII

32

MIC-401

Research Methodology (Major)

 

3+0

33

MIC-402

Antimicrobial Antiviral Agents (Major)

 

2+1

34

MIC-423

Infectious Disease Diagnostics (Major)

 

2+1

35

MIC-424

Plant Microbiology (Major)

 

2+1

36

MIC-445

Genetics Engineering (Major)

 

3+0

BS SEMESTER – VIII

37

MIC-406

Veterinary Microbiology and Animal Health (Major)

 

2+1

38

MIC-437

Microbial Pathogenesis (Major)

 

2+1

39

MIC-418

Internship/Mini Research Project

 

06

40

MIC-419

Seminars

 

1+0

41

 

Optional Papers-I

 

2+1

42

 

Optional Paper- II

 

3+0

BS OPTIONAL PAPERS

S. No

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-Requisite

Credit Hours

  1.  

MIC-420

Diagnostic Chemistry for Microbial Diseases

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-421

Molecular Genetics of Yeast

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-422

Molecular Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Drugs

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-425

Medical Virology

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-426

Plasmids, Episomes and Insertion Sequences

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-427

Bacteriocins

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-428

Clinical Hematology in Microbial Diseases

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-429

Clinical Mycology

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-430

Biosafety and Risk Management

 

3+0

  1.  

MIC-431

Environment Biotechnology

 

2+1

  1.  

MIC-432

Epidemiology

 

3+0

  1.  

MIC-434

Clinical Bacteriology

 

2+1

M.PHIL MICROBIOLOGY (2 YEARS) COURSE CONTENTS

FIRST YEAR

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

1

MIC-501

Genomics and Proteomics

3+0

2

MIC-502

Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques

3+0

3

MIC-503

Lab- I

1+0

4

MIC-504

Lab-II

1+0

5.

PLS-461

Logic (Philosophy of Science)

3+0

HEALTH AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY:

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

6

MIC-505

Molecular Pathogenesis

3+0

7

MIC-506

Molecular Cancer Immunology

3+0

8

MIC-507

Molecular Virology 

3+0

9

MIC-508

Epidemiology: Analytical and Expedited Approaches

3+0

10

MIC-509

Molecular Mechanism of Antimicrobial Drugs

3+0

11

MIC-510

Advanced Molecular diagnostics

3+0

M.PHIL MICROBIOLOGY (2 YEARS) COURSE CONTENTS

AGRICULTURE MICROBIOLOGY:

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

12

MIC-511

Pathogens of Plant Viral Diseases

2+0

13

MIC-512

Pathogens of Plant Bacterial Diseases

2+0

14

MIC-513

Pathogens of Plant Fungal Diseases

2+0

15

MIC-514

Microbiology of Soil and Bioremediation 

3+0

16

MIC-515

Advance Veterinary Microbiology

3+0

17

MIC-516

Microbial Techniques in Horticulture

3+0

INDUSTRY:

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

18

MIC-517

Fermentation & its Industrial Application

3+0

19

MIC-518

Microbial Strain Development

2+0

20

MIC-519

Microbial enzyme Technology 

3+0

21

MIC-520

Vaccine Development

2+0

22

MIC-521

Biopolymers & Microbial Pharmaceutics

3+0

23

MIC-522

Microbial Pollution

2+0

M.PHIL MICROBIOLOGY (2 YEARS) COURSE CONTENTS

FOOD AND DAIRY MICROBIOLOGY:

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

24

MIC-523

Advances in Diary Microbiology

3+0

25

MIC-524

Food Borne Diseases

2+0

26

MIC-525

Current Advances in Food Preservation and Packaging

3+0

27

MIC-526

Microbial Diseases in Poultry

2+0

28

MIC-527

Microbial Pathogens of Aquatic Edible Foods

3+0

29

MIC-528

Innovations in Microbial Fermentation Technology

2+0

SECOND YEAR

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

30

MIC-601

Seminar

1+0

31

MIC-602

Research

6

 

PhD MICROBIOLOGY (3 YEARS) COURSE CONTENTS

FIRST YEAR

I & II SEMESTER

S. No

Course Code

Subjects

Credit Hours

1

MIC-701

Biochemical Engineering

3+0

2

MIC-702

Nano-biotechnology

3+0

3

MIC-703

Advanced Microbial Genetics

3+0

4

MIC-704

Molecular Immunology

3+0

5

MIC-705

Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes

3+0

6

MIC-706

Microbial physiology: A molecular approach

3+0

7

MIC-707

Bacterial Pathogenesis

3+0

8

MIC-708

Tumor Immunology

3+0

9

MIC-709

Microbial Techniques in Agriculture

3+0

10

MIC-710

Applied Microbiological Techniques in Food 

3+0

11

MIC-711

Research & Thesis

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Microbiology

Microbiology department was established in September 2003 and since then has made significant advancements in almost every sphere of academics as well as research. At present the department consists of total fourteen faculty members and five non teaching staff. As being the first biological sciences department, established in the KUST, we owe to our distinction, the dedication to excellence in research and teaching, outstanding therefore in attracting a large numbers of students at the undergraduate as well as at the graduate and doctoral levels. We take pride in launching our trainees into successful and productive main stream careers, as abundant qualified graduates are serving in various capacities at different private and public sector organizations of the country.

 

The department focuses on the applied aspect of microbiology relevant to the needs in local and regional environment. In perspective of the flourishing and ever growing scope of microbiology, the department today is equipped with modern state of the art tools and laboratories. Moreover the students and faculty are provided opportunity to participate in national and international workshops and conferences for their career enhancement. With the concerted efforts of all the stakeholders, we aspire to achieve very soon the position of center of excellence and information resource in accordance to the market needs in almost all the fields of microbiology such as medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, agriculture microbiology, environmental microbiology, microbial genetics and recombinant DNA technology.


Vision Statement:

Our vision is to produce highly qualified and competent managers in all the selected area of Microbiology, to develop and maintain a strong and supportive research programme to complement our national needs and to rise as center of excellence and information and knowledge in the all fields of Microbiology.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Microbiology department is to promote good quality education, research and to provide the most rigorous and inspiring training in the discipline of Microbiology with greater significance of application in North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.

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