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Course Facts
Study Level Study Mode Program Duration Credit Hours

Post Graduate


6 Semesters (3 years)


Eligibility Criteria

18 Years of Education, BS/MS/M Phil or Equivalent degree from HEC recognized university with minimum 3.00/4.00 CGPA in semester system or 60% marks in Annual system. All the applicants having MS/MPhil or Equivalent degree (18 Years Education) may be given waiver in coursework as per HEC policy. A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test administered by the Education testing Service, or a graduate admission test administered by the Education Testing Council, or an equivalent TUF test developed by TUF is mandatory to pass. For the interview, the applicant shall also be required to submit a ‘Statement of Purpose’


The program is designed to cater the growing demand for post graduate scholars in the field of Biochemistry. The program objectives are:

• To equip students for advanced studies and specializations on recently emerging technologies in biochemistry and multidisciplinary fields.

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

• To demonstrate initiative, decision-making skills, critical learning, and flexibility in professional performance in different fields related to biological sciences.

Role and Scope

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biochemistry is a research-based degree program. It will cater the need of public and private sectors.

This program will allow professional integration of the scholars into the job market in different areas like Academia, Health (Clinical analysis/ Lab.), Forensic Science, Industry (Food, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology) and Environment.

Biochemists work along with chemists, physicists, healthcare professionals, policy makers, engineers in various government and non-governmental organizations; biological, pharmaceutical, agriculture, atomic energy organization (NIBGE, NIAB, NIFA, PINUM, NORI, NIA etc.) and other research organizations like PCSIR, PARC, NARC, EPD, PRI etc. and many more.

Scheme of studies

Semesters and Courses

Semester 1

Course Code Subject Credit
BIOC-707 Advanced Cell Biology 2(2-0)
BIOC-708 Gene Expression and Regulation 3(3-0)
BIOC-719 Seminar-I 1(1-0)
STAT-903 Design and Analysis of experiment for Researchers 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 09

Semester 2

Course Code Subject Credit
BIOC-709 Advanced Medical Biochemistry 3(3-0)
BIOC-710 DNA Techniques and Clinical Applications 2(2-0)
BIOC-718 Special problem 1(1-0)
BIOC-719 Seminar-II (Related to research) 1(1-0)
  Minor course from department of Biotechnology/ Nutrition and Dietetics/ Pharmacology 3
  Credit Hours 10

Comprehensive examination has to pass after completion of course work

Semester 3 - 6

Course Code Subject Credits
BIOC-720 Research and Thesis 6(0-6)
  Credit Hours 6
  Total Credit hours 25