WOMEN UNIVERSITY of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh

Introduction

The department of biotechnology was established in 2014 at Women University of AJ&K, Bagh. In the department, BS (Hons), M.Sc. and M.Phil program have been offered. The department provides a vision to the students to participate and excel in the emergent field of biotechnology. The study programs are designed to understand important scientific challenges by means of advanced technologies in the light of local, regional, and global needs. First session of M.Phil-Biotechnology (2014-2016) has started their research.

Faculty of Bio Technology

S.No Name Designation Qualification Qualification Email
1 Fouzia Kausar Lecturer fouzia.sadiq55@gmail.com
2 Madiha Khalid Lecturer madihak@wuajk.edu.pk
3 Maliha Rashid Lecturer Maliharashid@wuajk.edu.pk
4 Dr. Bushra Hafeez Kiani Assistant Professor (HEC Approved PhD Supervisor) PhD PhD bushra.kiani@wuajk.edu.pk
5 Dr. Sadia Mumtaz Lecturer PhD PhD sadiamumtaz@wuajk.edu.pk

Enrolled students

  • BS Bio Technology: 36
  • MSc Bio Technology:11
  • MPhil Bio Technology: 23

Courses


1st Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-3101 English-I (C) 3+0
BT-3102 Pakistan Studies (C) 2+0
BT-3103 Mathematics-I (pre-calculus) (C) 3+0
BT-3104 Introduction to Biotechnology (F) 3+0
BT-3105 Cell Biology (F) 2+1
BT-3106 Organic Chemistry (G) 2+1
Total Credit Hours 17

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-3201 English-II (C) 3+0
BT-3202 Islamic Studies/Ethics (C) 2+0
BT-3203 Biomathematics (C) 3+0
BT-3204 Molecular Biology (F) 3+0
BT-3205 Inorganic Chemistry (G) 2+1
BT-3206 Animal Biotechnology(F) 3+0
Total 17

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-4301 English-III (C) 3+0
BT-4302 Introduction to Computer Science (C) 2+1
BT-4303 Classical Genetics (F) 3+0
BT-4304 Biochemistry-I (F) 2+1
BT-4305 Industrial Biotechnology  3+0
BT-4306 Physical Chemistry (G) 3+0
Total 18

4th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-4401 Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation (F) 2+1
BT-4402 Probability & Biostatistics (F) 3+0
  Any subject from Social Sciences (G) 3+0
BT-4403 Biochemistry-II (F) 2+1
BT-4404 Microbiology(F) 2+1
BT-4405 Biological Physics (G) 3

5th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-5501 Immunology (F) 3+0*
BT-5502 Methods in Molecular Biology (F) 1+2
BT-5503 Bioinformatics (M) 1+2
BT-5504 Principles of Biochemical Engineering (M) 2+1
BT-5505 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution  (G) 3+0
Total 15

6th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-5601 Genetic Resources & Conservation (F) 3+0
BT-5602 Microbial Biotechnology (F) 3+0*
BT-5603 Agriculture Biotechnology (M) 2+1
BT-5604 Food Biotechnology (M) 3+0*
  Elective-I 3+0
BT-5605 Research Methodology &
Skill Enhancement (M)
3+0
Total 18

7th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-6701 Health Biotechnology (M) 3+0*
BT-6702 Principles of Transgenic Research (M) 2+0* 
BT-6703 Environment Biotechnology (M) 3+0*
BT-6704 Genomics and Proteomics (M) 3+0
  Elective-II 3+0
BT-6705 Research Project OR Internship OR Special Paper  (M) 3+0
Total >17  

8th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
  Elective-III 3+0
BT-6801 Biosafety & Bioethics (C) 2+0
BT-6802 Weekly Seminar (M)/General Club 2+0
BT-6803 Research Project Thesis/Review Report  8+0
Total 15  

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-E601 Animal Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E602 Marine Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E603 Radiobiology 3+0*
BT-E604 Hospital Waste Management 2+1
BT-E605 Water and Waste-water Treatment 2+1
BT-E606 Nano Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E607 Fungal Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E608 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E609 Biosensors 3+0*
BT-E610 Biofuels and Bio refineries 3+0*
BT-E611 Molecular Diagnostics 3+0*
BT-E612 Cell and Tissue Culture 2 2+1
BT-E613 Virology 3+0
BT-E614 Fermentation Biotechnology 2+1

*Weightage of theory and practical credits may be changed depending on the laboratory facilities available

1st Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-5101 Introduction to Biotechnology (F) 3+0
BT-5102 Immunology (F) 3+0*
BT-5103 Methods in Molecular Biology (F) 1+2
BT-5104 Probability & Biostatistics (F) 3+0
BT-5105 Bioinformatics (M) 1+2
BT-5106 Principles of Transgenic research (M) 2+1
  Total 18

2nd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-5201 Genetic Resources & Conservation (F) 3+0
BT-5202 Microbial Biotechnology (F) 2+1
BT-5203 Agriculture Biotechnology (M) 2+1
BT-5204 Food Biotechnology(M) 2+1
BT-5205 Industrial Biotechnology (M) 3+0
BT-5206 Genomics and Proteomics (M) 3+0
Total 18

3rd Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-6301 Classical Genetics (F) 3+0*
BT-6302 Health Biotechnology (M) 3+0
BT-6303 Environment Biotechnology (M) 3+0*
BT-6304 Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement (M) 3+0
  Elective-I 3+0
Total 15

4th Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-6401 Biosafety & Bioethics (C) 3+0
BT-6402         Seminar (M) 2+0
  Elective-II 3+0
BT-6403 Research Project Thesis/Review Report  8+0
Total 16

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-E601 Animal Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E602 Marine Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E603 Radiobiology 3+0*
BT-E604 Hospital Waste Management 2+1
BT-E605 Water and Waste-water Treatment 2+1
BT-E606 Nano Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E607 Fungal Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E608 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3+0*
BT-E609 Biosensors 3+0*
BT-E610 Biofuels and Bio refineries 3+0*
BT-E611 Molecular Diagnostics 3+0*
BT-E612 Cell and Tissue Culture 2 2+1
BT-E613 Virology 3+0
BT-E614 Fermentation Biotechnology 2+1
BT-E615 Human Genetics 3+0

*Weightage of theory and practical credits may be changed depending on the laboratory facilities available

M.Phil. Programme(Scheme of Study)

The Syllabi and courses of reading for MPhil./PhD Semester -I and Semester -II of Session 2013 and onward are hereby notified. A total of 31 credit hours of work is required for M.Phil. in Biotechnology.

Duration: 4-6 semesters
Thesis (MAT-7396): 06 credits
Total: 30 credits

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-7101 Recombinant DNA Technology 3+0
BT-7102 Modern Biotechnology: Principles and Applications 3+0
  Elective I 3+0
  Elective II 3+0
  Total 12
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-7201 Research Methods in Biotechnology 3+0
BT-7202 Genomics and Proteomics 3+0
  Elective III 3+0
  Elective IV 3+0
  Total 12
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
  Research Project/Thesis writing and defense,Journal Club 6+0
  Total 6
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BT-E701 Biostatistics & Laboratory Mathematics 3+0
BT-E702 Advances in Environmental Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E703 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E704 Computational Biology/Bioinformatics 3+0
BT-E705 Biochemical Techniques 3+0
BT-E706 Nano-biotechnology 3+0
BT-E707 Advances in Molecular Biology 3+0
BT-E708 Human Molecular Genetics 3+0
BT-E709 Cell signaling 3+0
BT-E710 Enzyme Technology 3+0
BT-E711 Agriculture Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E712 Animal Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E713 Medical Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E714 Advanced Immunology 3+0
BT-E715 Advances in Genomics 3+0
BT-E716 Proteomics And Metabolomics 3+0
BT-E717 Food Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E718 Molecular Plant Breeding 3+0
BT-E719 Bioprocessing  3+0
BT-E720 Molecular Plant Pathology 3+0
BT-E721 Biodegradation   3+0
BT-E722 Environmental Health & Medicine 3+0
BT-E723 Solid Waste Management 3+0
BT-E724 Water And Waste Water Treatment Processes 3+0
BT-E725 Ethnobotany 3+0
BT-E726 Plant Morphogenesis 3+0
BT-E727 Forensic Science 3+0
BT-E728 Industrial Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E729 Marine Biotechnology 3+0
BT-E730 Cell and tissue Culture 3+0
BT-E731 Quantitative Genetics 3+0
BT-E732 Analytical Techniques 3+0
BT-E733 Advanced Microbiology 3+0
BT-E734 Computational Biology 3+0

Staff

S.No Name Designation Contact
1 Ms. Rabia Tabassum Junior Clerk
2 Mr. Zahid Peon

Contact No.

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