DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Dr. Amjad Hussain

HOD | Chiarman

E-mail: amjedbiotech@yahoo.com Phone: 03455550418

Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology. Microbiology is “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes.

Microbiology as a Basic and Applied Science has been considered as an important discipline of Science, which has implications in various aspects of human welfares like Medicine, Agriculture, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Twenty first century is considered to be the period of Microbiology and Biotechnology. In all facets of human life, this discipline is bringing drastic changes. Microorganisms and microbial techniques are the basic tools of Biotechnology. Basic and Industrial research all over the world give prime importance to this discipline. More than fifty percent of the Global investments in industrial research are in this field; which is a signboard to say that future industrial growth is going to be in this direction. The consciousness about the environmental aspects and search for eco-friendly technologies ultimately leads to the biological methods. Agriculture, pest control, vector control, and waste management practices were once heavily depending on chemical industries. Now more and more microbial alternatives have been developed and they are replacing chemical methods.
 

Vision

  • To initiate, promote, develop and sustain quality innovative and research in the field of microbiology.
  • To build intellectual and imaginative minds.
  • To impart higher education with integral formation which involves academic excellence.
  • To train, review and develop curricula that meet the changing needs in discipline of Microbiology.

Mission

  • To cultivate knowledge, skills, values and confidence in the students to grow thrive and prosper.
  • To establish global competence among students by inculcating optimistic thinking and positive spirit
  •  To develop application-oriented courses, with the necessary input of values, with a view to produce all-round development of persons.
  • To excel in all areas of teaching-learning, research, outreach and consultancy in the field of microbiology.
  • To maximize the students’ abilities to pursue their goals
  • To promote the science of Microbiology through excellence and practical knowledge.

Objectives

  • Achieve excellence in higher education, scientific research, and community service in field of Microbiology.
  • Develop and implement ways and means to ensure quality performance and output.
  • Effect optimal use of modern technology in education and scientific research. 
  • To provide a favorable environment for study and scientific research in Microbiology.
  • To attract the best faculty members, researchers and students.
  • Building bridges within and outside the College and communicate with various sectors of the community and globally.
  • To develop suitable training programs to upgrade the quality of the Department's graduates.

 

Job Opportunities

Microbiology graduates work in a number of sectors, from healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to government, education and the environment. Key employers of microbiology graduates include:

  • Hospitals
  • Environmental organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology Departments
  • The NHS
  • The pharmaceutical and water industries
  • Research institutions
  • Universities/Colleges/Schools
  • Forensic science laboratories
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Diagnostics
  • Sanitation
  • Biosafety and biosecurity
  • Quality control
  • Food and Beverages
  • Mining

PROGRAMS OFFERED

  1. B.S (Four- year)
  2. M.Phil (Two-year)

B.S Microbiology

Eligibility

The criteria for admission in BS (4 years) is at least 45% Marks (2nd division) in F. Sc with pre-medical group.

Scheme of studies for BS-4 Years (8 Semesters) Program in Microbiology

Duration                                                      04 Years                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8-12 Semesters

Courses                                                                                   136 Credits

Thesis/Special Papers                                                             06 Credits

Total credits                                                                          142 

1st Year
1st Semester (Cr. 20)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Status

MIC-3101

Introductory Microbiology

2+1

Foundation-I

ZOO-3102

Principles of Animal Life-I

2+1

General

CHM-3103

Inorganic Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-3104

Diversity of Plants

2+1

General

MAT-3105

Mathematics-I

3+0

Compulsory

ENG-3106

English-I

3+0

Compulsory

PKS-3107

Pakistan Studies

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

 

2nd Semester (Cr. 20)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Status

MIC-3201

Fundamentals of Microbiology-II

2+1

Foundation-II

MIC-3202

Microbial Taxonomy

2+1

Foundation-III

CHM-3203

Organic Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-3204

Plant Systematics

2+1

General

COM-3205

Introduction to Computer

2+1

Compulsory

ENG-3206

English-II

3+0

Compulsory

ISL-3207

Islamic Studies

2+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

20

 

 

2nd Year

3rd Semester (Cr. 19)

Course Code

Course title

Credits

Status

MIC-4301

Basic Pathology

3+1

Foundation-III

MIC-4302

Bacteriology

3+1

Foundation-IV

CHM-4303

General Biochemistry

2+1

General

BOT-4304

Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

2+1

General

PSY-4305

Psychology

2+0

Compulsory

ENG-4306

English-III (Technical writing and presentation skills)

3+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

19

 

 

4th Semester (Cr. 19)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

MIC-4401

Mycology

3+1

Foundation-V

MIC-4402

General Virology

3+1

Foundation-VI

CHM-4403

Environmental Chemistry

2+1

General

BOT-4404

Plant Physiology and Ecology

2+1

General

ARB-4405

Arabic

2+0

Compulsory

ENG-4406

English- IV

3+0

Compulsory

 

Total Credits

19

 

 

 

 

3rd Year

5th Semester (Cr. 17)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

MIC -5501

Biotechnology

3+1

Foundation-VII

MIC -5502

Biosafety & Risk Management

3+1

Foundation-VII

MIC -5503

General Genetics

3+1

Major-I

MIC -5504

Environmental Biology

2+1

Major-II

MIC -5505

Infectious Waste Management

2+0

Major -III

 

Total Credits

17

 

 

6th Semester (Cr. 17)

Course Code

Course title

Credits

Status

 MIC -5601

Medical Microbiology

3+1

Foundation-VIII

 MIC -5602

Food Microbiology

3+1

Major-IV

 MIC -5603

Introduction to Bioinformatics

2+1

Major-V

 MIC -5604

Biostatistics

2+1

Major-VI

 MIC -5605

Research  Methology

2+1

Major-VII

 

Total Credits

17

 

 

 

4th Year

7th Semester (Cr. 15)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-I

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-II

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-III

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-IV

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-V

2+1

Elective

MIC -6822

Thesis (research work will be started in semester VII and the credit will be given in  semester VIII)

 

Elective

 

Total Credits

15

 

 

 

 

List of Elective Courses for BS-4 Years Program in Microbiology 7th Semester

 Course code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs

Credit Hrs.

MIC -6701

Genetic Engineering

2

1

3

MIC -6702

Pharmaceutical and Industrial Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC -6703

Marine and Fresh Water Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC -6704

Soil and Agricultural Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC -6705

Diagnostic Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC -6706

Cell & Tissue Culture Technology.

2

1

3

MIC -6707

Applied Microbial Technology

2

1

3

MIC -6708

Plant Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC -6709

Human Genetics

2

1

3

MIC -6710

Food and Dairy Microbiology.

2

1

3

MIC -6711

Diagnostic Virology

2

1

3

MIC -6712

Animal Virology

2

1

3

MIC -6713

Clinical Bacteriology

2

1

3

MIC -6714

Food Preservation Technology

2

1

3

MIC -6715

Molecular Immunology

2

1

3

MIC -6716

Clinical Parasitology

2

1

3

MIC -6717

Plasmids, Episomes and Insertion Sequences

2

1

3

MIC -6718

Biological Techniques

2

1

3

MIC -6719

Microbial Enzyme Technology

2

1

3

MIC -6822

Thesis

0

0

0

 

 

8th Semester (Cr. 15)

Course code

Course title

Credits

Status

 

Elective-VI

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-VII

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-VIII

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-IX

2+1

Elective

 

Elective-X

2+1

Elective

MIC -6823

Comprehensive Oral Examination

 

S/U Basis

MIC -6822

Thesis/ Research Project/ Literature Review

0+6*

 

 

Total Credits

15

 

 

20+ 20+19+19+17+17+15+15=142

 

List of Elective/Optional/Special Courses for BS-4 Years Program in Microbiology

8th Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Lec. Hrs

Lab. Hrs.

Credit Hrs.

MIC - 6801

Bioinformatics and Protein Structure/Function

2

1

3

MIC - 6802

Molecular Physiology

2

1

3

MIC - 6803

Advances in Soil Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC - 6804

Environmental Microbiology and Public Health

2

1

3

MIC - 6805

Diagnostic Chemistry for Microbial Diseases.

2

1

3

MIC - 6806

Veterinary Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC - 6807

Mycotic infections

2

1

3

MIC - 6808

DNA Damage, Repair and Carcinogenesis

2

1

3

MIC - 6809

Applied Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC - 6810

Medical Parasitology

2

1

3

MIC - 6811

Management of Infectious Waste

2

1

3

MIC - 6812

Vector Biology

2

1

3

MIC - 6813

Epidemiology: Analytical and Experimental Approaches

2

1

3

MIC - 6814

Advances in Microscopy and image analysis

2

1

3

MIC - 6815

Nanobio technology

2

1

3

MIC - 6816

Structural and computational Biology

2

1

3

MIC - 6817

Industrial Microbiology

2

1

3

MIC - 6818

Epigenetics

2

1

3

MIC - 6819

Environmental Issues

2

1

3

MIC - 6822

 Thesis

0

0

6

 

 

 

Faculty


Fauzia Saeed

Lecturer

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Ms. Zahreen Rukhsar

Research Associate

E-mail: zahreen.rukhsar@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

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