Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principals to the processing of material by biological agents to deliver goods and services. Since biotechnology has become an integral part of modern science, hence, BS in biotechnology is a door to many career opportunities in Pakistan. Our program takes a research and informatics centric approach to provide greater understanding and knowledge. Students will develop skills in practical laboratory techniques, data interpretation, critical analysis, computational skills allied to biotechnology and scientific writing. At NIU, students will gain extensive practical skills in a research-oriented environment so that they are prepared to work at the forefront of developments in this exciting field. The graduates of the program are likely to get jobs in pharmaceutical companies, chemical industries, research and academic institutes.


Bachelor in Biotechnology program at NIU is designed to equip the students with the fundamental training in basic scientific principles as well as in specific concepts, techniques, and applications used in biotechnology. The curriculum stretches to the frontiers of contemporary developments in the field of Biotechnology and the offered courses provide students with extensive exposure to basic Biochemistry, as well as Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemical Engineering and Clinical & Industrial Biochemistry. This program has the following vital components: research-oriented environment, state of the art campus, highly qualified faculty, highly equipped laboratory and HEC recognized degree.


The objectives of the Department are according to our national plans to progress the field of science and especially Biochemistry and Biotechnology. The focus based on research areas that have a practical application in Medical, Industry, and Agriculture. The Department looks forward to set-up academic collaborations with other institutes and organizations for research projects.


Prof. Dr. Saghir Ahmad Jafri

PhD. (USA), M.S. (Am. Univ. Beirut), Post Doc (USA)

Tamgh-e-Imtiaz, Aizaz-e-Fazeelat.

Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology

Senior Technical Advisor (FMS)

Dean Basic Sciences

Dr. Asia Atta

PhD in Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Research Training from UMASS-Amherst, MA, USA.

Head of Department, Assistant Professor
Mr. Malik Siddique Mahmood

PhD. (Scholar) Biochemistry, University of the Punjab

M.S. Biochemistry, University of the Punjab



Latest research and discoveries in the fields of biotechnology have an enormous impact on the society. Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary subject. It complements the fields like Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food and Nutrition, Pharmacology and even Medicine and Dentistry. Without any doubt, this field is very interesting to study because it almost covers all the major fields of biology. This field has tremendous scope of research.


Since Biotechnology has become an integral part of modern science, BS Biotechnology is a door to many career opportunities not only in Pakistan but also across the globe. This flexible degree program offers the opportunity to specialize in Biotechnology.

Biotechnologists find career prospects in the following fields:

  • Pharmaceuticals – Antibiotics, Drugs and Vaccines
  • Chemical Production
  • Food Production/Quality Control
  • Medical Lab Technology
  • Brewing Industries
  • Medicine and Dentistry Veterinary
  • Public Health
  • Research Institutes
Semester 1 Semester 2
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ENGL 101 Functional English 3(3-0) CSCS 101 Introduction to Computing 3 (2-1)
UNIV 100 Foundations of University Education 3(3-0) CHEM 105 Inorganic Chemistry 3 (2-1)
MATH 101 Mathematics 3(3-0) ENGL 102 Writing and Communication Skills 3 (3-0)
BIOL 101 Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution 3(3-0) BIOL 115 Cell Biology 3(3-0)
Free Elective 3(3-0) ISOCL 101 Essentials of Sociology 3(3-0)
 Semester 3 Semester 4
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
ISLM 101 Islamic Studies 2 (2-0) BIOC 201 Biochemistry –I 3 (2-1)
BIOL 201 Probability & Biostatistics 3 (3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan Studies 2 (2-0)
BIOL 205 Microbiology 3 (2-1) BIOT 201 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 (3-0)
BIOC 205 Analytical Chemistry & Instrumentation 3 (2-1) BIOL 220 Biosafety & Bioethics 3 (3-0)
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry 3 (2-1) BIOL 225 General Genetics 3 (3-0)
PSYC 101 Essentials of Psychology 3 (3-0) BIOL 215 Molecular Biology 3 (3-0)
Semester 5 Semester 6
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
BIOL 310 Immunology 3 (2-1) BIOL 315 Health Biotechnology 3 (3-0)
BIOT 301 Microbial Biotechnology 3 (2-1) BIOT 330 Bioinformatics 3(2-1)
BIOL 301 Biomathematics 3 (2-1) BIOL 325 Research Methodology & Skill Enhancement 3 (3-0)
BIOC 310 Biochemistry-II 3(2-1 ) BIOT 335 Genomics & Proteomics 3 (3-0)
BIOL 320 Techniques in Molecular Biology 3(3-0) Major Elective-I 3 (3-0)

Summer Semester

BIOT 498 Internship 6 (0-6)
Semester 7  Semester 8
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
BIOT 401 Food Biotechnology 3 (3-0) BIOT 415 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 (3-0)
BIOT 405 Industrial Biotechnology 3 (2-1) BIOT 420 Agricultural Biotechnology 3 (2-1)
BIOT 410 Recombinant DNA Technology 3 (3-0) BIOT 445 Principles of Biochemical Engineering 3 (3-0)
Major Elective-II 3 (3-0) BIOT 425 Environmental biotechnology 3 (3-0)
Major Elective-III 3 (3-0) Major Elective-IV 3 (3-0)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 12 years of formal education: F.Sc. /A level or Equivalent Education in Biology and Chemistry
  • Minimum 45% Marks at Intermediate Level or Equivalent
  • Equivalence certificate from IBCC in case of O/A Level
Program Duration (years) Admission Fee Security Deposit Semester Tuition Fee (PKR)
BS Biotechnology 4 20,000 5,000 90,000

Other Charges Chart

Other Charges Amount (PKR)
Application Processing Fee (One time Charges) 1,500
Clubs & Societies Fund 1,500
Semester Enrollment Fund 2,000
Practical Learning Lab* 1,500
Semester Examination Fee 2,000
Admission Fee (One time Charges)
Security Deposit (One time charges – Refundable)

*Practical Learning Lab charges are not applicable in case of MS Nutrition & Dietetics, MPhil
Physiology , MBA (1.5 / 2 Years)


The above Fee Structure does not include any govt. taxes and students will be charged taxes u/s 236 I of income tax ordinance. Students will be charged taxes when their annual fee would be more than PKR 200,000/-
• The fees and related charges are subject to revision at any time against non-proportionate inflation or an increase in the cost of the provision of services
• Additional Per Credit Hour Fee will be charged for Summer Semester or separate course offered during the normal tenure to meet the deficiency requirement
• To get the refund of security original receipt must be presented.