Department of Bio-Technology
The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2009 in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Shaheed BB University, Sheringal. It is a teaching and research Department of the University and provides facilities in a number of contemporary disciplines of Biotechnology at BS, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The Department provides an opportunity to the students from all over the country to compete and excel in the growing field of Biotechnology. The study programs are designed to understand important scientific issues, current technologies and future challenges in the light of local, regional, and global needs by using outcomes based teaching and learning frameworks.
An interdisciplinary approach is adopted and emphasis is placed on the integration of theory withpractical classes via hands-on experience. The main research activities of the Department are presently focused on areas such as plant biotechnology& genomics, medical biotechnology and microbial biotechnology. Some individual research projects are receiving funding from Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Pakistan Sciences Foundation, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, COMSTECH and tWAS. Because of the relevance of some of the research programs, interaction and collaboration with other institutions has been achieved within the country and abroad.
The Department has been developed with an aim to take leadership role in the applications and promotion of modern biotechnology in the country through high level education and research. This Department has a vision, which we believe to be both laudable and achievable:
- To be a viable target for students from all provinces of Pakistan who are considering a postgraduate research degree in the fields of Biotechnology.
- To produce graduates who can competewithin the relevant academic and commercial markets in Pakistan.
- To undertake and produce research of an international quality which can be considered with the best in Pakistan.
- To develop new technologies in Biotechnology.
The graduates from this Department generally get absorbed as scientists in various research and industrial organizations. Many of them are working as teachers in various Universities and Colleges across the country.