Faculty Of Sciences

Department Of Botany

UON > Department Of Botany

BS Botany

Department of Botany, encompasses a wide variety of disciplines, starting from the basic
perspectives of the field of Botany and moving on to explore each area of the discipline through
broad exposure to industry and laboratory performance. The focus is to produce plant scientists
with great passion of research. The program starts by developing a fundamental understanding of
the Botany and gradually takes the students to focus on research spectrum. The outmost objective
is to provide an opportunity to the students to equip themselves with the blend of skills and
knowledge to meet challenges in national and international arena.

Faculty

Dr. Muhammad Shareef
Assistant Professor (BPS-19)/
Coordinator

m.shareef@uon.edu.pk

Syeda Amna Batool
Lecturer

syeda.amna@uon.edu.pk

Rabia Nazar
Associate Lecturer

rabia.nazar@uon.edu.pk

Aqsa Malik
Associate Lecturer

aqsa.malik@uon.edu.pk

Kanwal Ibadat
Associate Lecturer

kanwal.ibadat@uon.edu.pk

Program Objective

The Department endeavors to pursue and attain the following aims:

The famous saying that “All Flesh is Grass” reflects its significance of Botany in the biosphere. It began with tribal lore, to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants for a number of reasons; they generate oxygen and provide food, fibers, fuel and medicine for life forms to exist on earth. An understanding of Botany can help to:

Understand fundamentals of life processes in living organisms to produce more food and fiber for population using healthier and better hybrid seeds of crops harvested through plant breeding and genetics.

Depict environmental changes through the use of plants as bio-indicators and protect plants and endangered plant species through biodiversity conservation techniques.

Provide link between academia and industry.

To encourage the students to do research.

Program Outcomes

The graduates completing their degrees in the field of Botany are expected to meet International standards as follows:

1.To enable the students to be acquainted with the latest knowledge of plants sciences

2.To familiarize the student with the basic concepts of Plant Diversity, Biochemistry, Physiology and Genetics.

3.Become a researcher or teacher in a research and/or academic institution.

4.Manage sustainable agriculture, forestry and horticulture with efficacy.

Duration

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.

Admission Requirements

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 %

Sessional: 20 %

Final Exam: 50 %

Total marks: 100 %

Credit Hour 3(3-0)

Credit Hour 3(2-2)

Credit Hour 4(3-2)

Mid

18

Mid

12

Mid

18

Sessional

12

Sessional

8

Sessional

12

Final

30

Final

20

Final

30

Total

60

Lab

20

Lab

20

 

 

Total

60

Total

80

Program Structure and Distribution of Courses

The program strictly follows the HEC guidelines and specifications for the Bachelors of Botany. 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

21

 

3

Foundation

10

30

 

4

Major Courses

12

36

Major Courses

5

Elective Courses

4

12

 

 

Total

44

128

 

Program Detail

1.Total numbers of Credit Hours: 128

2.Program Duration: 4 years

3.Semester Duration: 16weeks

4.Total Semesters: 8

5.Maximum Course load per Semester: 18 Cr hrs.

6.Maximum Number of courses per semester: 6

ROAD MAP BS (Hons) Botany

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

 

Semester-I

 

BOT -101

Diversity of Plants and Related Life

3(2-2)

ENG-101

Functional English

3(3-0)

PKS-101

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

CS-105

Introduction to Computer Applications

3(2-2)

ENV-101

Introduction to Environmental Science

3(3-0)

QURAN-101

Quran Translation I

2(2-0)

 

Credit Hours

16

 

Semester-II

 

BOT-102

Plant Systematics, Anatomy and Development /

3(2-2)

 

Embryology

 

ENG-102

Communication Skills

3(3-0)

 

 

 

ISL-101/ETH-101

Islamic Studies/ Ethics

2(2-0)

 

 

 

BIOC-101

Introduction to Biochemistry

3(2-2)

 

 

 

ENV-302

Environmental Toxicology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

QURAN-102

Quran Translation II

2(2-0)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

16

 

Semester-III

 

BOT-201

Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

3(2-2)

 

 

 

ENG-201

Writing & Presentation Skill

3(3-0)

 

 

 

MATH-104

Basic Mathematics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

ZOO-422

Insect in Relation to Plant Disease

3(3-0)

 

 

 

CHEM-204

Analytical Chemistry I

3(2-2)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Semester-IV

 

BOT-202

Plant Physiology and Ecology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-203

Biodiversity and Conservation

3(2-2)

 

 

 

MGT-306

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

 

 

 

STAT-101

Introduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

ZOO-430

Stored Product Pest and Their Management

3(3-0)

 

 

 

BIOC-204

Enzymology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

18

 

Semester-V

 

BOT-301

Bacteriology and Virology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

B0T-302

Diversity of Vascular Plants

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-303

Phycology and Bryology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-304

Mycology and Plant Pathology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-305

Plant Systematics

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-306

Plant Anatomy

3(2-2)

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

18

 

Semester-VI

 

BOT-307

Plant Ecology-I

3(2-2)

BOT-308

Genetics-I

3(2-2)

BOT-309

Research Planning & Report Writing

3(3-0)

BOT-310

Plant Biochemistry-I

3(2-2)

BOT-311

Plant Physiology-I

3(2-2)

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Semester-VII

 

BOT-401

Plant Ecology-II

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-402

Plant Biochemistry-II

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-403

Plant Physiology-II

3(2-2)

 

 

 

 

Elective I / Research Thesis-I / Project I

 

 

 

 

 

Elective-II

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Semester-VIII

 

BOT -404

Molecular Biology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

BOT-405

Genetics-II

3(3-0)

 

 

 

BOT-406

Environmental Biology

3(2-2)

 

 

 

 

Elective III / Research Thesis-II / Project II

 

 

 

 

 

Elective IV

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters: 128

 

Note:

*06 Credit Hour Thesis (Research Thesis I (BOT-419) in 7th and Research Thesis II (BOT- 420) in 8th / Project I (BOT-418) in 7th and Project II (BOT-421) will be offered in lieu of 02 courses each from 7th and 8th semester and their report will be submitted at the end of each semester for the evaluation.

The students who will opt Research Thesis / Project will opt only two subjects of 6 Cr. Hr. from the elective courses list each for 7th and 8th semester, while the rest of students will opt four courses of 12 Cr. Hr. from the elective courses list two in each semester i.e. 7th and 8th.