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Department Of Bio-Chemistry

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BS Bio-Chemistry

Biochemistry is the branch of science. It refers to study of chemical processes within living organism. It is called Biological Chemistry. There is a huge scope and demand of Biochemistry in Pakistan. There are numbers of universities which are offering Biochemistry at both Bachelor and Master level in Pakistan. They can work in provincial and also in federal government departments, biochemical industries, hospitals, agricultural firms, food production companies, research institutes and pharmaceutical industries. The program structure is covering the essential fundamental principles at the initial stages, leading to integrated studies in the final year of the program, in consonance with the approach and levels defined in Bloom’s taxonomy, particularly in breadth & depth courses. The hallmark of a curriculum is to infuse original thinking, resourcefulness and entrepreneurial spirits among students. This program is embodying foundation courses as well as the general and specialized professional content of adequate Breadth and Depth, including appropriate Humanities and Science components. The program scheme is designed to ensure acquisition of knowledge and skills, encouraging necessary exposure to inter-disciplinary areas.

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Program Objective

The Department endeavors to pursue and attain the following aims:

  • The program of Biochemistry will achieve the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • Able to understand the basic concepts about structure and chemistry of biomolecules.
  • The objective of the Bachelor and Master’s Programme in Biochemistry is to prepare students for future careers in the various fields in which a core understanding of the biochemistry of biological processes is important. Scientific disciplines such as human biochemistry, medical biochemistry and biotechnology will enhance the understanding of human health.
  • The Biochemistry Programme will benefit the society on the whole by adding to the highly skilled scientific workforce, particularly for the biomedical research sectors, in the academic, industry as well as for research laboratories across the country and the globe.
  • The students opting for the Biochemistry programme will have an advanced in depth understanding on all the human biochemical aspects pertaining to the well being and in the pathological state.


The program shall comprise Eight semesters spread over Four calendar years with two semesters (Fall/Spring) a year as per rules of the University of Narowal.

Program Structure and Distribution of Courses

The program strictly follows the HEC guidelines and specifications for the Bachelors of Biochemistry Following are the distribution of total credit hours:

Sr. Categories No. of courses Credit hours  
1 Compulsory Courses 9+2 25+4=29 Minor Courses
2 General Courses 7 24  
3 Foundation 10 30 Major Courses
4 Major Courses 12 39  
5 Elective Courses 4 12  
  Total 44 134  

Program Outcomes

The students graduating from the Biochemistry program will have

  • A better understanding of the key principles of biochemical functioning at an advanced level
  • Better awareness of the major issues at the forefront of the discipline
  • Will possess an in-depth understanding of the area of biochemistry chosen for research emphasis
  • Ability to design and carry out experiments (safely) and to interpret experimental data
  • Production of substantial original research of significance and quality sufficient for publication
  • Ability to present their work through written, oral, and visual presentations, including an original research proposal
  • Awareness of ethical issues in biochemical research and careers option
  • Students will construct a research thesis, and present the results of that thesis to an audience of peers and faculty at regional or all college events, and be able to defend their results to other students and faculty.

Admission Requirements

  •  FSc. Pre-Medical or O/A level with Biology.
  • Minimum 50% marks at Intermediate level or equivalent
  • No third division in Matric
  • Equivalence Certificate from IBCC in case of O Level and A-Level

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Mid-term: 30
  • Session: 20
  • Final Exam: 50
  • Total marks: 100

Program Detail

  • Total numbers of Credit hours:
  • Program Duration: 4 years
  • Semester Duration: 16weeks
  • Total Semesters: 8
  • Maximum Course load per Semester: 18 Cr hrs.
  • Maximum Number of courses per semester: 6

ROAD MAP BS (Hons) Biochemistry


  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-101 Introduction to Biochemistry 3(2-2)  
  ENG-101 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)  
  CS-105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3(2-2)  
  PKS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)  
  PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology 3(3-0)
  CHEM-101 Inorganic Chemistry 4(3-2)
    Credit Hours (18)



  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-102 Carbohydrates & Lipids 3(2-2)  
  ENG-102 English-II(Communication Skills) 3(3-0)  
  ISL-101 Islamic Studies/ Ethics 2(2-0)  
  STAT-105 Biostatistics 3(3-0)  
  CHEM-102 Organic Chemistry 4(3-2)
  MGT-102 Principles of Management 3(3-0)
    Credit Hours (18)



  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-201 Proteins & Nucleic Acids 3(2-2)  
  BCH-202 Cell Biology 3(3-0)  
  ENG-201 English –III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skill) 3(3-0)  
  MATH-104 Basic Mathematics 3(3-0)  
  CHEM-201 Physical Chemistry 4(3-2)
  QURAN-101 Quran Translation-I 2(2-0)
    Credit Hours 18


  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-203 Human Physiology 3(3-0)
  BCH-204 Enzymology 3(2-2)  
  BCH-205 Biosafety & Bioethics 3(3-0)  
  MGT-306 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)  
  CHEM-204 Analytical chemistry 3(2-2)
  BOT-308 Genetics-I 3(3-0)
    Credit Hours (18)


  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-301 Metabolism I 3(3-0)
  BCH-302 Molecular Biology 3(3-0)  
  BCH-303 Nutritional Biochemistry 3(2-2)  
  BCH-304 Immunology 3(3-0)  
  BCH-305 Environmental Biochemistry 3(2-2)
  QURAN-101 Quran Translation 2(2-0)
    Credit Hours (17)


  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-306 Metabolism II 3(3-0)
  BCH-308 Biochemical Techniques 3(2-2)  
  BCH-309 Research Planning & Report Writing 3(3-0)  
  BCH-307 Methods in Molecular Biology 3(2-2)  
  BCH-310 Bioinformatics 3(2-2)
    Credit Hours (15)


  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-401 Bio membranes & Cell Signaling 3(3-0)
  BCH-402 Clinical Biochemistry 3(2-2)  
  BCH- Elective-I 3(3-0)  
  BCH- Elective-II 3(3-0)  
  BCH- Internship-I/ Final Year Project (FYP)-I/Thesis-I/Special Problem-I 3(0-3)  
    Credit Hours (15)



  Course Code Course Title Credit hours  
  BCH-403 Current in Trends Biochemistry 3(3-0)
  BCH-404 Biotechnology 3(3-0)  
  BCH- Elective-III 3(3-0)  
  BCH- Elective-IV 3(3-0)  
  BCH- Internship-II/ Final Year Project (FYP)-II/Thesis-II/Special Problem-II 3(0-3)  
    Credit Hours (15)
    Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters: (134)