Department of Zoology

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

Zoology is a multidisciplinary subject. The program starts by developing a fundamental understanding of the subject in students by teaching them about organisms and their genetic, morphological, and physiological attributes, their surrounding environment, and their role in the conservation of environment. Zoology is a combination of various disciplines such as Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Evolution, Taxonomy, Freshwater Biology, Fisheries, and Wildlife, etc. This subject has a significant role in human resource development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development, and ultimately in the alleviation of poverty. The foremost objective was to provide an opportunity for the students to equip themselves with the blend of skills and knowledge to meet challenges in the national and international arena.

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Programs Offered

Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
Semester-I
ZOO-101 Animal Diversity-I (Invertebrates) 4(3-2)
ENG-101 Functional English 3(3-0)
PKS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3(2-2)
BOT-101 Diversity of Plants and Related Life 3(2-2)
Credit Hours 15
Semester-II
ZOO-102 Animal Diversity-II (Chordates) 4(3-2)
ZOO-103 Animal Form & Function–I 4(3-2)
ENG-102 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
ISL-101/ETH-101 Islamic Studies/ Ethics 2(2-0)
QURAN-101 Quran Translation-I 2(2-0)
BOT-102 Plant Systematics, Anatomy and Development/Embryology 3(2-2)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-III
ZOO-201 Economic Zoology 3(3-0)
ENG-201 Writing & Presentation Skill 3(3-0)
MATH-104 Basic Mathematics 3(3-0)
BOT-201 Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution 3(2-2)
CHEM-101 Inorganic Chemistry I 4(3-2)
QURAN-102 Quran Translation-II 2(2-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-IV
ZOO-202 Animal Form & Function-II 4(3-2)
ZOO-203 Principles of Systematics 3(2-2)
CHEM-102 Organic Chemistry-I 4(3-2)
MGT-306 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
BOT-202 Plant Physiology and Ecology 3(2-2)
Credit Hours 17
Semester-V
ZOO- 301 Cell & Molecular Biology 4(3-2)
ZOO -302 Animal Physiology 4(3-2)
ZOO-308 Biological Techniques 3(2-2)
ZOO -304 Animal Biochemistry 3(2-2)
CHEM-201 Physical Chemistry-I 4(3-2)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-VI
ZOO -303 Genetics 4(3-2)
ZOO -305 Wildlife 3(3-0)
ZOO-306 Evolution 2(2-0)
ZOO-307 Development Biology 4(3-2)
ZOO-309 Research Planning & Report Writing 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 16
Semester-VII
ZOO-401 Ecology 3(2-2)
ZOO-402 Animal Behavior 3(3-0)
ZOO- Elective/Special subject 3(3-0)
ZOO-432 Insects of Veterinary and Medical Importance 3(3-0)
*ZOO- /ZOO- **Research Thesis-I/Project-I/ *** Internship/ Research Report/ ****Special Paper (from approved list) 3(0-3)/3
BST-301 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
Credit Hours 18
Semester-VIII
ZOO-403 Bioinformatics 3(2-2)
ZOO-404 Zoogeography & Paleontology 3(3-0)
ZOO- Elective/Special subject 3(2-2)
ZOO-426 Parasitology 3(3-0)
*ZOO-/ZOO- **Research Thesis-II/ Project-II/ ****Special Paper(from approved list) 3(0-3)/3
Credit Hours 15
Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters:135
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LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
ZOO-605 Advanced Insect Ecology 3(3-0)
ZOO-606 Advanced Mammalogy 3(3-0)
ZOO-607 Advanced Herpetology 3(2-2)
ZOO-608 Advanced Ornithology 3(3-0)
ZOO-609 Advanced Physiology 3(3-0)
ZOO-610 Advances in Bioinformatics 3(2-2)
ZOO-611 Advances in Cell Biology 3(3-0)
ZOO-612 Advances in Ecology 3(3-0)
ZOO-613 Advances in Helminthology 3(2-2)
ZOO-614 Advances in Applied Entomology 3(3-0)
ZOO-615 Applied Genetics 3(3-0)
ZOO-616 Applied Microbiology 3(2-2)
ZOO-617 Applied Parasitology 3(3-0)
ZOO-618 Applied Reproductive Physiology 3(2-2)
ZOO-619 Apiculture 3(2-2)
ZOO-620 Biological Toxicology 3(2-2)
ZOO-621 Cell and tissue culture 3(2-2)
ZOO-622 Clinical Teratology 3(3-0)
ZOO-623 Comparative Endocrinology 3(3-0)
ZOO-624 Desert Zoology 3(3-0)
ZOO-625 Fish Breeding and hatchery management 3(2-2)
ZOO-626 Fish Parasitology 3(2-2)
ZOO-627 Fishing Gear Technology 3(2-2)
ZOO-628 Freshwater Biology 3(2-2)
ZOO-629 Genomics and proteomics 3(3-0)
ZOO-630 Human Genetics 3(3-0)
ZOO-631 Lac Insects Culture 3(3-0)
ZOO-632 Medical Entomology 3(3-0)
ZOO-633 Medical Virology 3(3-0)
ZOO-634 Molecular Evolution 3(3-0)
ZOO-635 Natural Photograph 3(3-0)
ZOO-636 Advertising Design< 3(3-0)
ZOO-637 Reproductive Physiology 3(2-2)
ZOO-638 Sericulture 3(2-2)
ZOO-639 Vaccinology 3(3-0)
ZOO-640 Wetlands Management 3(3-0)
ZOO-641 Wildlife Conservation and Management 3(3-0)
ZOO-642 Wildlife of Pakistan 3(3-0)
Scheme of Studies
Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
Semester-I
ZOO-601 Advanced Biological Techniques 3(3-0)
ZOO-602 Lab Security and Biosafety 3(2-2)
ZOO- (Univ. Option) 3
ZOO- (Univ. Option) 3
Credit Hours 12
Semester-II
ZOO-603 Applied Biostatistics 3(3-0)
ZOO-604 Advanced Research Methodology 3(3-0)
ZOO- (Univ. Option) 3
ZOO- (Univ. Option) 3
Credit Hours 12
Semester-III
ZOO-701 Special Problem 1(1-0)
ZOO-702 Seminar 1(0-2)
ZOO-703 Research Thesis 6(0-6)
Credit Hours
Semester-IV
ZOO-703 Research Thesis 6(0-6)
Credit Hours 6
Total Credit Hours in 4 Semesters: not given

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
ZOO-605 Advanced Insect Ecology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-606 Advanced Mammalogy 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-607 Advanced Herpetology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-608 Advanced Ornithology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-609 Advanced Physiology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-610 Advances in Bioinformatics 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-611 Advances in Cell Biology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-612 Advances in Ecology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-613 Advances in Helminthology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-614 Advances in Applied Entomology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-615 Applied Genetics 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-616 Applied Microbiology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-617 Applied Parasitology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-618 Applied Reproductive Physiology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-619 Apiculture 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-620 Biological Toxicology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-621 Cell and tissue culture 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-622 Clinical Teratology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-623 Comparative Endocrinology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-624 Desert Zoology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-625 Fish Breeding and hatchery management 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-626 Fish Parasitology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-627 Fishing Gear Technology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-628 Freshwater Biology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-629 Genomics and proteomics 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-630 Human Genetics 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-631 Lac Insects Culture 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-632 Medical Entomology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-633 Medical Virology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-634 Molecular Evolution 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-635 Natural Photograph 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-636 Recombinant DNA Technology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-637 Reproductive Physiology 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-638 Sericulture 3(2-2) I/II
ZOO-639 Vaccinology 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-640 Wetlands Management 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-641 Wildlife Conservation and Management 3(3-0) I/II
ZOO-642 Wildlife of Pakistan 3(3-0) I/II

FACULTY

Teacher
Dr. Naureen Anwar
IPFP Fellow
naureen.anwar@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Dr. Muhammad Babar Khawar
Assistant Professor (Coordinator)
babar.khawar@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Ms. Faiza Bashir
Lecturer
faiza.bashir@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Syed Shakeel Shah
Associate Lecturer
shakeel.shah@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Dr. Muhammad Asim
Assistant Professor
m.asim@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link
Teacher
Ms. Sabila Afzal
Associate Lecturer
sabila.afzal@uon.edu.pk Google Scholar Link