The Biological Sciences Department at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) was founded in 1870. Distinguished professors – including Dr Saithi, Dr Purio, Dr HK Bhatti and Dr KK Bell – have made significant contributions to the Department and the field of Biological Sciences. In recent years the Department has taken great strides forward.

At the undergraduate level, 4-year degree program in Biotechnology and majors in Biological Sciences and Bioinformatics are offered. The MPhil Biotechnology program was launched in 2009. Following the success of the 4-year BS Biotechnology program and the 2-year MPhil Biotechnology program, an important step forward was taken by launching MPhil programs in Food Safety and Quality Management and Molecular Pathology and Genomics as well as a PhD program in Biotechnology. This has been possible due to the highly qualified faculty. The Department has several ongoing research programs and the faculty has been able to win competitive research grants worth more than Rs. 120 million for conducting goal-oriented research.

MPHIL BIOTECHNOLOGY

MPhil Biotechnology is a two year program consisting of 2 semesters of coursework followed by two semesters of research. This is a rigorous program that is supported by modern infrastructure such as six dedicated research and four teaching laboratories with state-of the-art equipment.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology and Medical Lab Technology
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features of the Biotechnology Program

  • Collaboration with various national institutes
  • Research being offered in Agriculture Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Biotechnology and Proteomics
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad
  • National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Punjab Agriculture Research Board
  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Biotechnology

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Admission Timeline:

AAdmissions BeginDecember 1, 2018
BLast Date to Submit the FormJanuary 25, 2019
CAdmission Test (Sample Paper)

Date: January 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-321

DInterview

Date: February 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: S-433

EMerit List DisplayedFebruary 5, 2019
FLast Date for Fee SubmissionFebruary 8, 2019
GClasses BeginFebruary 11, 2019

Online Application Link:

Please click here to apply online

MPHIL FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Access to safe, wholesome and nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Nevertheless, food systems in developing countries continue to be stressed due to lack of capacity to deal with pre- and post-harvest losses. This combined with increase in population, migration, urbanization, lack of resources and problems of environmental and food hygiene adversely affect quality and safety of food supplies in most parts of Pakistan.

FCCU’s resources and cross-disciplinary expertise in the fields of Food Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Business make it an ideal institution to offer an MPhil program in Food Safety and Quality Management (FSQM) to cater to the needs of the food industry, government sector, regulatory bodies and other sectors including new businesses.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Food Technology, Agriculture and Nutrition Sciences, Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and DVM
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features

  • As an evening program, MPhil Food Safety and Quality Management allows in-service professionals to benefit from this cross-disciplinary degree
  • Our partner organization, PCSIR Laboratories Lahore, is one of the largest government laboratories in Pakistan. FCCU’s MoU with PCSIR Laboratories Lahore, means that PCSIR’s expertise can also be used by students to help with research and internships
  • Collaboration with national institutes
  • Research being offered in vast domains of food safety issues, current and future safety challenges, supply chain management, food quality guidelines and regulatory frameworks
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Food Safety and Quality Management (Evening Program)

Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

MPHIL MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY AND GENOMICS

Molecular pathology is a rapidly expanding discipline that connects pathology and molecular biology. The future of medicine and clinical diagnostics is molecular based.

MPhil Molecular Pathology and Genomics (MPGN) program provides training in the application and interpretation of advanced molecular technologies and their use in pathology and clinical diagnostics. This specialist training enables physicians, scientists and technologists to validate, use and develop molecular assays for improved management of patients.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree or equivalent from an HEC recognized university in any of the life sciences including: Biosciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Nutrition Sciences and Medical Lab Technology
  • MBBS students who have completed six years of medical school and are currently engaged in a pathology residency program may also apply
  • Minimum CGPA of 2.50 or a 1st division (60% marks) in the last awarded degree
  • In case of the BS (Hons) degree, 130 credit hours should be completed
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Salient Features

  • As an evening program, MPhil Molecular Pathology and Genomics allows in-service professionals to benefit from this degree
  • Our partner organization, Chughtai Laboratories Lahore, is one of the largest private clinical diagnostic laboratories in Pakistan and provides clinical and practical expertise
  • Collaboration with national and international institutes
  • Research being offered in vast domains of medical field ranging from infectious diseases, oncology, neurological disorder, etc
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure 

MPhil Molecular Pathology And Genomics (Evening Program)
Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

PHD BIOTECHNOLOGY

PhD Biotechnology is a three year degree program that can be extended further as per policy. The program consists of 2 semesters of coursework of 18 credit hours followed by a minimum of 4 semesters of research of 12 credit hours. In the first year, students have to complete 18 credit hours coursework, which is followed by a comprehensive examination. The student is expected to carry out original research work under the supervision of a faculty member (who is an HEC approved supervisor) from the Department. The Department of Biology is equipped with many state-of-the-art research facilities and has active collaboration with several medical laboratories, research institutes and universities.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in the Semester System or First Division in the Annual System in MPhil / MS / Equivalent in any area related to life sciences is required
  • Passing a subject test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) or ETS (USA) in the area of specialization chosen at the PhD level
  • In the case of GAT subject test, a minimum of 60% marks are required
  • In the case of GRE subject test, a minimum of 60% score is required
  • Passing an interview conducted by the PhD admission committee
  • The candidate will submit a research statement along with the admission application

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) GAT / GRE Score, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, research statement and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript and GAT / GRE Score within the due dates.

Salient Features of the Biotechnology Program

  • Collaboration with various national institutes
  • Research being offered in Agriculture Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Biotechnology and Proteomics
  • State-of-the-art Laboratory facilities
  • The Courses offered are in accord with the international curriculum
  • All Faculty holding PhD Degrees

Research Collaborations

  • Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • Chughtai Laboratories
  • Fatima Memorial System, Lahore
  • National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad
  • National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad
  • Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Punjab Agriculture Research Board
  • Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex, Lahore
  • The University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Zeenat Laboratories, Lahore

Dr Samina Mehnaz

Chairperson & Professor

PhD (Quaid –I- Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc (Punjab University, Lahore
Pre-Doctorate fellowship (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Three Post Doctorate fellowships (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ontario, Canada; Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Ext: 526
Room # 304, Armacost Science Building

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain

Professor and Controller of Examinations

PhD (University of Florida, USA)
MSc (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 554, 440
Room # Armacost Science Building

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI

HEC Distinguished Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

PhD (University of Aston, UK)
Room # 404, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 504

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Miami, University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)
MS (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA)
Ext: 505
Room # 403, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aftab Bashir

Professor

PhD Plant Molecular Biology (University of Illinois, USA)
MSc Microbiology (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad)
Ext: 548
Room # 339, Armacost Science Building

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan

Associate Professor

Post-Doctoral Research (Miami University, Ohio)
PhD (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 520
Room # 436, Armacost Science Building

Dr Zaffar Mehmood

Associate Professor

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)

Dr Syed Sarfraz Hussain

Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan)
MSc (Hons) Plant Breeding & Genetics (University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Room # 346, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 545

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building

Dr Saba Butt

Assistant Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MSc (GC University, Lahore)
Ext: 524
Room # 435, Armacost Science Building

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig

Associate Professor

Post Doctorate from University of Nebraska Medical Center, NE, USA
Post Doctorate, National institute of physiological sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Post Doctorate, University of the Punjab, PhD (The university of Punjab)
Ext: 541
Room # 334, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Zubair

Associate Professor

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)

Dr Adnan Arshad

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Molecular Pathology and Genomics

PhD (Radiobiology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MS (Oncology) Faculty of Medicine-University of Paris 11
MBBS -Allama Iqbal Medical College-University of Punjab
Ext: 542
Room # 328, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Botany (Pir Mehar Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi)
Ext: 519
Room # 442, Armacost Science Building

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)
PhD (Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan)
MPhil Biotech. (Govt. College University, Lahore)
Ext: 591
Room # 160, Armacost Science Building

Dr Syed Farhat Ali

Assistant Professor

PhD Biological Sciences (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Biochemistry (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Ext: 552
Room # 552, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Imran

Assistant Professor

PhD Biomolecular Sciences (The University of Manchester, UK)
MPhil Biotechnology (NIBGE, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
Ext: 552
Room # 337, Armacost Science Building

Dr Muhammad Mustafa

Assistant Professor

PhD (Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
MS (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul South Korea)
Ext: 537
Room # 117, Armacost Science Building

Dr Rana Salman Anjum

Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
MSc (University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan)
Ext: 539
Room # 118, Armacost Science Building

Dr Maira Junjua

Assistant Professor

(On Leave)

Fee Structure:

PhD Biotechnology
Fall 2018Spring 2019 
Tuition FeeAdmissionSecurityTotalTuition FeeTotalTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
117,50015,00010,000142,500117,500117,500260,000

Dr Asma Maqbool

Associate Professor

PhD Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
MPhil Molecular Biology (CEMB, University of the Punjab)
Ext: 523
Room # 441, Armacost Science Building