PhD Biochemistry


• To produce specialists in a field that teaches the norms forming the basic infra-structure / foundation of knowledge after which the more specific.

• To make a significant, original and novel contribution to knowledge or understanding of a student’s field of study or research question.

• To formulate and refine a research question(s) for appropriate investigation.

• To design and implement experiments that reflects mastery of the subject area under investigation and competence in appropriate research techniques in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology.

Role and Scope

Biochemists find career opportunities in fields ranging from business and sales to research & development.

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    6 Semesters, 3 years

  • Eligibility

    Eighteen years of education in the relevant field (MPhil in the field of biochemistry or equivalent qualification as recognized by HEC).Minimum academic score of CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in semester system) or 60 % marks in annual system (MPhil, FCPS or equivalent degree).GAT subject test with minimum 60% marks or University GAT subject test with 70% marks .

  • credit hours


  • Fee Rs

    692,000/- + $ 1,000 for Foreign Thesis Evaluation + Rs 30,000 for local Evaluation


The program structure for the PhD is as follows.

S No. Activity Credits
1. Course work 18
2. Thesis 6
  Total 24

Semester 1

Course Code Subject Credit
BCH-721 Regulation of Metabolism in Health & Disease 3(3-0)
BCH-722 Advanced Medical biochemistry 3(3-0)
BCH-723 Biochemistry of Control system 3(3-0)
  Total credit hours for the 1st semester 9

Semester 2

Course Code Subject Credit
BCH-725 Inherited diseases and molecular medicines 2(2-0)
BCH-726 Advanced cell biology 2(2-0)
BCH-727 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
BCH-718 Special problem 1(1-0)
BCH-719 Seminar 1(1-0)
  Total credit hours for the 2nd semester 9

Semester 3 - 6

Course Code Subject Credits
BCH-720 Thesis 6(0-6)
  Credit Hours 6
  Total Credit hours 24