The MS program in Bioinformatics emphasizes the practical applications of Bioinformatics principles to the needs of the society. The program is designed to nurture students for careers in industry, government and academia. The structure and sequence of the program is designed to ensure that every graduate has the knowledge, ability and understanding required to meet the basic guidelines provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and industries of repute.

The Bioinformatics and Biosciences Department offers the following specialization streams:

  • Human Genetics
  • Protein and Gene Interactions
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Drug Design and Development
  • Pathways Analysis


MS and MBA (Graduate) programs require a relevant 16 year degree with CGPA 2.00/4.00 or 50% marks.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CS 5123 Advanced Analysis of Algorithms 3
BI 5413 Advanced Bioinformatics 3
CS 5363 Advanced Database Systems 3
BI 5113 Advanced Molecular Biology 3

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
CS 5313 Advanced Databases 3
EE 5623 Advanced Digital Image Processing 3
BI 5xx3 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics 3
CS 6xx3 Advanced Topics in Computing 3
BI 5713 Applied Biotechnology 3
BI 5423 Bioinformatics Algorithms 3
CS 4223 Data Mining 3
CS 5343 Data Mining 3
CS 5323 Distributed Database Systems 3
CS 5333 Distributed Systems 3
BI 5213 Drug Design & Development 3
BI 5723 Eukaryotic Regulatory Mechanisms 3
BI 5123 Macromolecular Structure Synthesis & Reg 3
BI 5813 Mathematical modeling and Simulation 3
BI 5133 Molecular Biophysics 3
BI 5613 Neural Computing and Genetics Algorithms 3
BI 6113 Pathways and Networks in Biology 3
BI 5733 Plant and Animal Cell Biotechnology 3
BI 5433 Statistical Methods for Computational Biology 3
EE 5413 Stochastic Processes 3
BI 5823 Visualization methods for Science and Engg 3

Research Thesis/Project

Course Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
BI 6913 Research Project 3
BI 6916 Research Thesis 6