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.
The mission of the program is to empower women professionally in the emerging and dynamic field of Biotechnology through quality teaching and research, 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 and to enable graduates to be able to compete nationally and internationally and secure PhD admissions in institutes of high quality impactful research.
Biotechnology is a futuristic and highly interdisciplinary field that combines Biological Sciences with engineering technologies to produce products that advances healthcare, medicine, agriculture, food, pharmaceuticals and environment control. The scope of Biotechnology is increasing with more and more basic and applied research endeavors in major areas such as health and medicine, agriculture, industry and environment. The union of biotechnology with recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering) has developed a new field called molecular biotechnology. This new science focuses on development of modified or new products, ultimately, leading to commercialization of these products, which can be used for human welfare. Many plant and animal products, which were not affordable to common people few years ago, are now available in some parts of the world due to decrease in prices and acceleration of their production. The M.Phil program in Biotechnology will empower women to become high quality scholars and professionals who would serve effectively and efficiently in academia and other relevant organizations/companies through equipping its graduates with quality education alongside necessary analytical and research skills in the selective specialized areas of Biotechnology.
|Sr. No.||Course Type||Course Title||Cr. Hrs.|
|1||Major||Advances in Molecular Biology||3|
|3||Major||Advances in Plant Biotechnology||3|
|4||Major||Advances in Environmental Biotechnology||3|
|1||Major||Protein Engineering & Biotherapeutics||3|
|2||Major||Advances in Genomics and Proteomics||3|
|3||Major||Latest Trends in Health Biotechnology||3|
|4||Major||Advances in Vaccine Research||3|
|1||Major||Latest Trends in Health Biotechnology||3|
|2||Major||Advances in Bioinformatics||3|
|Total Degree Credit Hours||36|
An M.Phil candidate who has completed her course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 must present and pass the oral proposal defense examination before she is allowed to carry out her Masters research. On passing the thesis proposal defense the student must carry out a research study which is described in a thesis. She must successfully defend the completed work in an oral examination involving a presentation and question answer session in the presence of an external examiner.