Bachelors of Biotechnology

It is a 4 years degree program that consists of detailed study in the field of biotechnology to provide a launchpad for higher studies and extensive research. It has 8 semesters in 4 years and advanced laboratory work during all the semesters. The prerequisite for admission in BS Biotechnology is FSc(pre-medical) or equivalent education with the same subjects. The percentage should be 50% minimum and the students may have to clear the entry test of the university. Students may have to clear NAT (general) with a minimum of 50% of the cumulative score. Therefore, it is recommended to check the admission procedure of every university before applying.

Core Courses

  • Agriculture, Health and Food Biotechnology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Genetic Resources & Conservations
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Classical Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Introduction to Biotechnology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate (FSc Pre-Medical) or equivalent with 50% marks.
  • 50% in an entrance exam conducted by the university/institute.

Scope

BS in Biotechnology is a degree program that enables the degree holders to work in various fields of biotechnology industries, biotech & genetic engineering labs, vaccine developing companies, educational institutes, and many related government departments. There is good scope in the industrial sector that is related to food, agricultural fertilizers, pharmaceutical food supplements, and medical testing kits, etc. With an increasing sense of proper food and medicine in the general public, the government and private sectors prefer to employ the proper degree holders in their research and planning departments. This trend has taken the scope of a BS degree in Biotechnology towards the upper side. The degree holders of this field can work professionally in many capacities because they have attained enough practical training along with getting a formal education. This degree also enables aspirants to study further in the same field to attain more professional and practical training. It will be apt to say that BS biotechnology enables the degree holder to start their career soon after the degree and can also go for further higher studies.

Universities Offering BS Biotechnology in Pakistan

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