Biotechnology Department

Monday June 26, 2017

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2013 in the Faculty of Sciences at University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chellah Campus, Muzaffarabad. It is a teaching and research oriented Department of the University and only M.Phil and Ph.D programs were offered in a number of contemporary disciplines such as Animal Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Microbial Biotechnology. The department of Biotechnology was launched by the personal efforts and interest of the worthy Ex- Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Dilnawaz Ahmad Gardezi, University of AJK where as Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nasim Khan was the Founder Chairman of Biotechnology Department where as it comprises of 5 academic staff Faculty members , 4 technical and administrative staff members as well. We currently support post-graduate program comprising some 35 M.Phil. and 9 Ph.D. scholars.
The Department offers a prospect to the students from all areas of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir to participate and excel in the emergent field of Biotechnology. The programs are designed to expose the students to recent exciting developments in the area of genetic engineering and biotechnology and their exploitation in industry, agriculture and medicine. The department is in unmet need to acquire full time high qualified faculty and also equipped research laboratories to ensure the quality education to meet the national and global demands and standards. Because of the relevance of some of the research programs, interaction and collaboration with other institutions has been achieved within the country and abroad. In the next few years, with the ongoing acquirement of new academic staff members, these numbers are expected to rise extensively. Students completing their degree in biotechnology are well prepared for professions as research scientists in industry, clinical laboratories,Agriculture sector, research and teaching institutions.


PROGRAM DETAILS

Program:    Ph.D Courses Detail
Eligibility
The Students seeking admission in Ph.D Biotechnology must have passed MS-(2 years) / M.Phill respectively with (Molecular Biology / Biochemistry / Molecular Genetics / Agriculture Sciences / Biological Sciences / Life Sciences) or equivalent with minimum CGPA 3.0 / 4.0. In Semester based examinations .Or at least 1st division in annual based system.
Scheme of Studies Ph.D
Duration: 8 Semester
Courses & Lab: 12 Credits
Reading and Conference: 1 Credits
Thesis: -1 Credits
Comprehensive Oral Examination: -1
Internship/Practical training: -1
Total Credit Hours: 12 Credits

Program:    M.Phill Courses Detail
Eligibility
The students seeking admission in M.Phill Biotechnology must have passed BS-(4 years) / M.Sc respectively with (Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Molecular Genetics / Agriculture Sciences / Biological Sciences / Life Sciences) or equivalent with CGPA 2.5 / 4.00 or at least 2nd division in annual system.
Scheme of Studies M.Phill
Duration: 4 Semester
Courses & Lab: Credits
Reading and Conference: 1 Credits
Thesis: 6 Credits
Comprehensive Oral Examination: -1
Internship/Practical training: -1
Total Credit Hours: 7 Credits

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