Bs in Biotechnology

BS Biotechnology offers an understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge about the integration of biological and technological processes. The rise of modern technology has made possible maneuvering of biological processes towards productive ends in wide array of areas. The importance of Biotechnology in Pakistan is further enhanced by contemporary challenges posed by problems such as rising food requirements of ever increasing population, the pharmaceutical demands due to growing complexities of biological disorders etc.

Our curriculum consists of cutting edge topics in health, industrial, agriculture and pharmaceutical biotechnology.  We particularly focus on developing such practical skills, through rigorous training in the lab settings that train our graduates for the job markets.

Our curriculum of BS (Hons) Biotechnology also prepares our students for advance studies in Biotechnology. This flexible degree program also offers the opportunity to specialize either in Biochemistry or Biotechnology. In the first two years the students take general and common theoretical courses. Emphasis is placed on practical training and developing transferable skills that will be valuable in a wide range of professional settings.

The graduates of our programs will be able to assess underlying biological processes, whether related to disease, drug, food etc., and make use of medical technology to manipulate them to serve ends beneficial for mankind. They are likely to get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries, academic and health related institutes and as research officers in labs. This program will also prepare students to take post graduate studies in the areas of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology etc. anywhere in or outside of Pakistan.

There are total of 4 years (8 semesters) to complete 130 credit hours for this degree.

Merit and need based scholarships are available. Please visit www.niu.edu.pk for further information.