Introduction

The Department of Zoology was established in March, 2013. At present, the department offers PhD, M. Phil. and BS in Zoology, department also offers BS Biotechnology and Microbiology programs with different courses ranging from Microbial Biology to advanced disciplines such as Molecular Biology, Human Molecular Genetics. The department offers specializations in the field of Wildlife Management and Ecology, Entomology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Microbiology at different levels. The department is committed to ensure the quality teaching and research in the different areas of Zoology, Biotechnology and Microbiology which meet all the educational standards of Higher Education Commission. It is the mission of the department to produce professionally skilled and academically sound Zoologists to be helpful to resolve the challenges related to the above mentioned fields of Zoology which are useful directly or indirectly to improve quality of the human life and economy of the country. The department is devoted to enhance student's professional skills and career opportunities. Different study tours and visits are regularly being arranged to expose the students and faculty to various national and international conferences/seminars on current issues relating to the different fields of Zoology. Faculty members also actively participate and present their research works in various national and international conferences/symposia regularly. To ensure the quality of teaching and research, the qualified faculty has been inducted purely on merit basis. Furthermore, the department is fully cooperating with the Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) of the University to incorporate their recommendations for improving the standard of teaching, quality of learning and achievement of its objectives. All syllabi fulfil the required standard of Higher Education Commission.

Head of Department (HoD)

Dr.Nausheen Irshad
Ph.D. (PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi)

+92 5824-960010 +92 5824-960012 nousheenirshad@upr.edu.pk

Programmes Offered

  • Credit Hours : 36
    Duration : 4-6 Semesters
    Eligibility : 16 years of education with minimum CGPA 2.5/4.00 and UGAT
    Description :

    Research oriented program intended to provide the candidate with the proper tools to build up their own research in zoology

  • Credit Hours : 40
    Duration : 6-10 Semester
    Eligibility : 18 years of education with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.00 and UGAT
    Description :

    A PhD in Zoology is a doctorate program. Zoology is a topic meant for students interested in studying animal behaviour at a higher level and as an academic specialization, as well as evolutionary patterns, species and features, and the structure, function, behaviour, and evolution of animals

  • Credit Hours : 130
    Duration : 8 semesters (4 years)
    Eligibility : Pre Engineering,Pre Medical,ICS,FA,I.Com
    Description :

    BS 4 Years Degree Program

  • Credit Hours : 136
    Duration : 8-10 Semester
    Eligibility : F. Sc. Pre Medical with at least 45% Marks
    Description :

    Degree in Biotechnology is designed to give you fundamental training in basic scientific principles as well as in specific concepts, techniques, and applications used in biotechnology.

  • Credit Hours : 136
    Duration : 8-10 Semester
    Eligibility : F. Sc. Pre Medical with at least 45% Marks
    Description :

    The BS program in microbiology combines the study of the branch of biology involving the smallest of living things (bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and viruses) and immunology (the study of all aspects of the immune system).

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