Brief Histroy: Biotechnology plays a prominent role in country's sustainable development. Future prospects of this discipline are highly auspicious based on its versatility and usefulness. Biotechnology is currently being applied in many sectors including medical, agricultural, environmental and industrial. Furthermore, it can be reflected as a collection of valuable technologies aimed to produce diverse applicability of living for beneficial purposes. Early 90's was the era of information technology and now, the 20th century is the time of Biotechnology. Bioenergy, bioremediation, bioprocessing, biopharming were once the attractions of the core subject but now the recent advances in biotechnology like Proteomics, Metabolomics, Genomics, synthetic biology and nanobiotechnology has made it more demanding.

Department of Biotechnology is destined in imparting excellence and quality education at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Through this discipline, highly profitable and valuable industrial and medical outlets that might have profound impact on productivity and economical efficiency could be created. Certain bioprocess technologies of prodigious value to society including food and pharmaceutical production are highly reliant on research and advancements in this discipline. Moreover, this field can be further exemplified by technologies managing enhancements in agricultural sector. Graduates of this discipline will be capable of finding lucrative career opportunities in research institutions, diagnostic laboratories as well as in teaching institutions. Moreover, the multifaceted nature of this degree program opens variety of employment options for students to work as biotech consultant, innovators, trainers, research experts, executive patent analyst or a group leader in biotechnologicalfirms.

Department of Biotechnology has well equipped labs with modern-day research facilities and equipment to assist students and cater their research needs. Pertinent fields of research specializations can be pursued in the department including Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology, Microbiology, Enzyme Biotechnology, Plant and Food Biotechnology, Pharmacological and Clinical Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and Genetics.

Undergraduate Program


BS Biotechnology (Hons)
Award: Bachelors of Biotechnology
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirment:F.Sc. Premedical/ equivalent

Post Graduate Program


M.Phil Biotechnology
Award: M.Phil Biotechnology
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 2 Years

Entry Requirment:Sixteen Years Education in Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences (with major in Microbiology /Biotechnology and related fields)

Post Graduate Program


Ph.D Biotechnology
Award: Ph.D Biotechnology
Attendance: Full Time

Entry Requirment: MS/M. Phil. in Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Graduates of Medical Schools and other disciplines can also be admitted after evaluation of their courses studied during their degree

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