Salim Habib University is committed to transform society through education, learning, and research at the high quality. As Dean Faculty of Science, and Chairperson Department of Biosciences, I am pleased to welcome you to the University.

Faculty of Science presently has one department – Biosciences, which is a fascinating area of biology that is driving major advances in energy, environment, metagenomics, system biology, molecular biology, immunology, virology, tissue culture technology, health, food and nutrition, bio-manufacturing, and the like.

The curriculum for BS-Biosciences is designed to promote innovative learning styles and a solid foundation in applied biosciences. The curriculum is dynamic, internationally aligned, and evolves with the changing requirement of the healthcare, agriculture and industry. Bioscience is applied in almost every field where biological material is handled or tested.

The laboratories of Biosciences, SHU are well-equipped to provide a flexible knowledge and practical skills, giving students a chance to maximize their potential and develop a successful career in academia, industry or commerce.

Department of Biosciences has highly qualified faculty with diversified expertise and experience who facilitates your development by providing deep insights into the discipline of Bioscience. The faculty will develop your technical proficiency to the level that allows you to resolve issues related to life and allied fields, not only at national but also at international level.

Hoping that your stay at SHU campus will be pleasant and stimulating, I wish you every success in future.

Dr. Aqeel Ahmad
Professor
Dean, Faculty of Science


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Dr. Aqeel Ahmed

Dean and Chairperson

Professor (Department of Biosciences)

  • PhD (Immunology), University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD (Microbiology), University of Karachi, Karachi
Person

Dr. Aqeel Ahmed

Dean and Chairperson

Professor (Department of Biosciences)

  • PhD (Immunology), University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD (Microbiology), University of Karachi, Karachi
Person

Dr. Aqeel Ahmed

Dean and Chairperson

Professor (Department of Biosciences)

  • PhD (Immunology), University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD (Microbiology), University of Karachi, Karachi

Pakistan is on the cusp of a scientific revolution and the scope for a profession in Science has never been more exciting. At SHU we provide our students well-equipped laboratories and academic facilities with a focus on research.

The Department of Biosciences embraces the full breadth of modern, vibrant and internationally leading Biosciences program. The program covers all aspects of the field from atoms to the biospheres, that strongly supports multidisciplinary integration and empowering students with flexibility to tailor their education to their skills and interests.

BS Bioscience program offers a conceptual learning experience through interactive classroom sessions and hands on experience through lab work. The graduates will have a better understanding of Science, in general, and biological science in particular and will be able to contribute at the national and international levels. They can go on to make a difference as leaders and innovators in academia, biotechnology and health care industry, research institutions, business and finance education and policy.

Twenty first (21st) century is the age of Biosciences. Discoveries of stem cells, development of new tools and technologies, advances in computations, and multi-disciplinary approaches have contributed to a biological revolution. Amazing progress is being made in this century. More recently, bioscientists have succeeded in manufacturing artificial organs including heart using 3D bio-printing. Advances in biosciences have helped mankind to save lives, extend the life-span, and improve the quality of life.

Recently, a virus has evolved that has created a world-wide havoc, the pandemic COVID-19, which has affected millions of peoples and killed several hundreds of thousands. Nevertheless, it has also created several opportunities for bioscientists in the area of health sciences including the development of equipment, sanitizers, PPE, vaccines, diagnostic tests, screening test, medicines, epidemiology and public health studies, etc.

BS-Biosciences will provide a wide variety of career opportunities and attractive jobs in the pharmaceutical, food, beverage industry, diagnostic labs/Centres, hospitals, agriculture, biocontrol, bioremediation, biotechnology firms, Nutrition & Dietetics, R&D institutions, academia, research organizations and various organizations at national and international levels in government, and private sectors. Furthermore, BS-Biosciences will help students prepare with necessary knowledge, skill and aptitude to:

  • Comprehend the concept of modern bioscience and its practical aspects.
  • Understand the relationship between various fields of life science.
  • Develop analytical and critical thinking and enhance interpersonal skills and leadership qualities.

Vision

To become the top ranked department recognized both nationally and internationally.

Mission

To produce skilled graduates with a comprehensive knowledge in life sciences through experiential learning and problem solving abilities. We aim to foster an exciting learning environment, which provide intellectual development and stimulate our students to serve as leaders of the world.

Objectives

The BS-Bioscience program provides intellectual development and scholarly maturation, training graduates for career options that include teaching, research, and/or service in the health care and life sciences. The program emphasizes flexibility in pursuing different paths within biological sciences as well as interdisciplinary training to meet the individual professional goals of each student.

  • PLO 1: To produce multi-disciplinarily trained graduates.
  • PLO 2: Achieve highest level of expertise in bioscience to address novel and emerging problems.
  • PLO 3: Effectively communicate scientific issues both to bioscience fraternity and to general public.


  • Biosciences program
    • Degrees offered
      • BS-Biosciences (4 years)
    • Eligibility requirements
      The applicants should:
      • Have 50% marks in HSC (Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical) /A-levels or equivalent qualification
      • Qualify the Aptitude Test and Interview

Program Details (Courses offered: Scheme of studies)

BS-Biosciences program spread over eight semesters and consists of 131 credit hours of teaching, an internship and a research project.

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Year 1 (FRESHMEN)
Semester - I
ENG101 Functional English 3
PST101 Pakistan Studies 2
MAT101 / BIO101 Mathematics / Basic biology 3
PHI101 Philosophy, Logic & Critical Thisnking 3
BSC101 Cell Biology 3
BSC105 Physiology 3
Credit Hours 17
Semester - II
ENG102 Communication/ Writing Skills 3
IST101 Islamic Studies 2
MTH201 Linear Algebra & Differential Equation 3
BSC102 Biochemistry 3
BSC103 Chemistry 3
BSC104 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
Credit Hours 17
Year 2 (SOPHOMORE)
Semester - III
CSC105 Programing Fundamentals 4
BSC210 Biostatistics 3
BSC201 Fundamentals of Classical Genetics 3
BSC205 Ecology & Biodiversity 3
BSC207 Cellular Metabolism & Regulation 3
PSY101 Psychology 3
Credit Hours 19
Semester - IV
BSC202 CMolecular Biology 3
BSC204 Fundamentals of Immunology 3
BSC203 Structural Biology 3
BSC208 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BSC209 Enzymology 3
ECO102 Microeconomics 3
Credit Hours 18
Year 3(JUNIOR)
Semester - V
BSC301 Bioinformatics 3
BSC304 General virology 3
BSC305 Pharmacology 3
BSC308 Human Nutrition & Dietetics 3
BSC309 Techniques in Biosciences 3
Credit Hours 15
Semester - VI
BSC303 Clinical & Laboratory Diagnostics 3
BSC307 Stem cells & Developmental Biology 3
BSC306 Genetic Engineering & ist Application 3
BSC310 Drug Designing & Development 3
BSC302 Epidemiology & Public Health 3
Credit Hours 15
Year 4 (SENIOR)
Semester - VII
MGT401 Entrepreunership 3
BSC401 Cell and Tissue Culture 3
BSC402 ELECTIVE-1 3
BSC403 ELECTIVE-2 3
BSC4XX ELECTIVE-3 3
Credit Hours 15
Semester - VIII
BSC4XX ELECTIVE-4 3
BSC404 Contemporary Biosciences 3
ENG401 Scientific writing Skills 3
BSC411 BS-Final Year Thesis 6
Credit Hours 15

LIST OF ELECTIVES:

Courses Credit Hours
1. Probiotics & Microbiome 3
2. Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer 3
3. Advance Epidemiology 3
4. Food Science & Technology 3
5. Proteomics 3
6. Advanced Concepts in Proteomics 3
7. Genomics and Medicine 3
8. Inflammation: Acute & Chronic diseases 3
9. Metagenomics in Health & Diseases 3
10. General Pathology 3
11. Veterinary & Plant Pathology 3
12. Green Biotechnology 3
13. Genetic basis of diseases 3

Dr. Aqeel Ahmed

Dean and Chairperson

Professor (Department of Biosciences)

Email: aqeel.ahmad@shu.edu.pk

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Dr. Arshad Mahmood

Associate Professor

Email: arshad.mahmood@shu.edu.pk

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Dr. Arooj Shafiq

Assistant Professor

Email: arooj.shafiq@shu.edu.pk

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Dr. Affhan Shoaib

Assistant Professor

Email: affhan.shoaib@shu.edu.pk

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Dr. Shaheena Anwar

Assistant Professor

Email: shaheena.anwar@shu.edu.pk

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Tehseen Nawaz

Lecturer

Email: tehseen.nawaz@shu.edu.pk

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