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 a highly interdisciplinary field that combines biological sciences with engineering technologies to produce products that advances healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environment control. It draws heavily from a number of biological science disciplines such as Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell and Tissue Culture etc. for understanding the occurrence and treatment of diseases, development of agriculture, food production, protection of the environment and many more. The B.Sc. honors program in Biotechnology at Kinnaird equips its graduates with the necessary intellectual and practical skills as well as required theoretical knowledge to begin careers in medical research, in hospital and public health laboratories, and also in the pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industries.
Degree Requirements for BS Biotechnology 4 years program
To receive BS 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.