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.
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.
|Sr. No.||Course Type||Course Title||Cr. Hrs.|
|1||Major||Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation||3|
|2||General||Plant Physiology & Ecology||4|
|4||Core||Islamic Studies / Core Ethics||2|
|5||General||General – I||3|
|2||Major||Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation||3|
|3||Core||Introduction to Computers||3|
|5||General||General – II||3|
|6||General||Introduction to Organic Chemistry||3|
|1||Major||Introduction to Biotechnology||3|
|3||Major||Methods in Molecular Biology||3|
|4||General||Animal Forms and Function||4|
|1||Major||Recombinant DNA Technology||3|
|5||Major||Biological Physics & Biomathematics||3|
|6||Major||Elective – I||3|
|1||Major||Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement||3|
|2||Major||Genomics and Proteomics||3|
|4||Major||Biosafety & Bioethics||2|
|6||Major||Elective – II||3|
|2||Major||Principles of Biochemical Engineering||3|
|4||Major||Scientific & Review Writing||1|
|5||Major||Elective – III||3|
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.