Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to create new products and processes. This field is an application of scientific and engineering principles to process materials by the use of biological agents to deliver goods and services. It is an applied science and has great scope in medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical sciences. Our BS Biotechnology curriculum has been designed to produce graduates with updated and practical knowledge of this multidisciplinary and emerging field.


  • Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent securing at least 45% marks in aggregate.
  • CUST Admission Test or HEC Approved Test.


Each candidate for the BS Biotechnology degree is required to successfully earn 130 credit hours as per the following detail:

AREACr. Hrs.
Core Courses56
Elective Courses24
Supporting Science Courses19
General Education25
Community Service00


Semester - 1

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI1113Cell Biology333
BI1111Cell Biology Lab031
CSBI1133Introduction to Programming333
MTBI1003Basic Mathematics303
HM1013English – I (Functional English)303
HM1002Pakistan Studies202
CSBI1131Introduction to Programming Lab031

Semester - 2

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI1133Microbiology and Immunology333
BI1131Microbiology and Immunology Lab031
BI1123General Ecology303
MTBI1013Calculus I303
HM1023English – II (Communication Skills)303
HM1012Islamic Studies and Ethics202

Semester - 3

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI2221Biochemsitry Lab031
BI2153Animal and Plant Physiology303
HMBI2033Technical Report Writing303
HMBI2xx3Humanities – I303

Semester - 4

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI2423Molecular Genetics303
BI2421Molecular Genetics Lab031
BI2173Biodiversity and Conservation303
MTBI2033Statistical Methods in Biology303
HMBI2xx3Humanties – II303
BI2163Development Biology303

Semester - 5

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI3513Protein Chemistry303
BI3813Introduction to Biotechnology303
BI3193Biosystematics and Classification303
BI3xx3Elective – I303
BI3xx3Elective – II303

Semester - 6

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
BI3723Biological Database and Tools303
BI3721Biological Database and Tools Lab031
BI3823Bio-ethics and Bio-safety303
BI3163Comparative Anatomy303
BI3173Evolutionary Biology303
BI3xx3Elective – III303
BI3xx3Elective – IV303

Semester - 7

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
HMBI4xx3Management – I303
BI4xx3Elective – V303
BI4xx3Elective – VI303
BI4523Functional Genomics303
BI4912Project Part – I062

Semester - 8

Course CodeCourse TitleLec. HrsLab. HrsSCH
HMBI4xx3Management Elective – II303
BI4xx3Elective – VII303
BI4xx3Elective – VIII303
BI4924Project Part – II0124