B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology

B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology


The Department of Biotechnology at Kinnaird College for Women focuses on personal and professional development of graduates enabling them to contribute positively and effectively as responsible citizens and scientists.


Mission of the program is to provide quality education of international standard to women in the emerging and dynamic field of biotechnology, developing scientific insights among graduates through comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical concepts. Another important aspect of the program is to collaborate with scientific community for promoting quality research.


Biotechnology is concerned with the utilization of biological agents (microorganisms, cells of higher organisms, living or dead) or their components for generating useful products or services. Biotechnology is multidisciplinary in nature and draws heavily from a number of science disciplines such as microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, cell and tissue culture, physiology, plant and animal sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering. The union of biotechnology with recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering) has developed a new field called molecular biotechnology focused on the modification or development of new products. The degree program in biotechnology at Kinnaird is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical concepts. Students after completing their degree can pursue higher studies in biotechnology and other relevant disciplines or take up an exciting and rewarding career in research organizations, academic institutions, clinical labs, hospitals and in a number of leading industries, notably pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industries.

Admission Requirement

  • F.Sc (Pre Medical) with minimum 60% marks OR A-level in three main subjects (no subsidiary) with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate OR Grade 12 with minimum Grade B (60%) with Equivalence Certificate.

Degree Requirements for B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology 4 years program

To receive B.Sc Honors in Biotechnology degree, a student must complete a total of 130 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Road Map

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
2 General Plant Physiology & Ecology 4
3 Core English-I 3
4 Core Islamic Studies / Core Ethics 2
5 General General – I 3
Total 15
Semester II
1 Major Cell Biology 3
2 Major Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3
3 Core Introduction to Computers 3
4 Core English-II 3
5 Core Pakistan Studies 2
5 General General – II 3
Total 17
Semester III
1 Major Molecular Biology 3
2 Major Biochemistry-I 3
3 Major Classical Genetics 3
4 Major Microbiology 3
5 Core English-III 3
6 General Introduction to Organic Chemistry 3
Total 18
Semester IV
1 Major Introduction to Biotechnology 3
2 Major Biochemistry-II 3
3 Major Methods in Molecular Biology 3
4 General Animal Forms and Function 4
5 Core Mathematics 3
Total 16
Semester V
1 Major Recombinant DNA Technology 3
2 Major Immunology 3
3 Major Biostatistics 3
4 Major Food Biotechnology 3
5 Major Biological Physics & Biomathematics 3
6 Major Elective – I 3
Total 18
Semester VI
1 Major Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement 3
2 Major Genomics and Proteomics 3
3 Major Agriculture Biotechnology 3
4 Major Biosafety & Bioethics 2
5 Major Health Biotechnology 3
6 Major Elective – II 3
Total 17
Semester VII
1 Major Bioinformatics 3
2 Major Principles of Biochemical Engineering 3
3 Major Environmental Biotechnology 3
4 Major Scientific & Review Writing 1
5 Major Elective – III 3
Total 13
Semester VIII
1 Major Industrial Biotechnology 3
2 Major Seminar 1
3 Major Research Report 6
4 General Entrepreneurship Management 3
Total 13
  Core 19  
  Major 91  
  General 20  
  Total Hrs 130  

Active Citizenship Program

Active Citizenship program offered by Kinnaird College in collaboration with British Council and HEC is a social leadership training program that promotes intercultural dialogue and community-led social development. It is a mandatory requirement for the completion of undergraduate degree and based on two semesters. All students will study the theoretical portion through different activities starting in their 3rd semester. They will plan their social action projects in 4th semester and implement it in the field.

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Postal Code: 54000


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