Faculty Of Sciences

Department Of Zoology

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BS 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.

Faculty

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

babar.khawar@uon.edu.pk

Dr. Muhammad Asim
Assistant Professor (BPS-19)

m.asim@uon.edu.pk

Faiza Bashir
Lecturer (BPS-18)

faiza.bashir@uon.edu.pk

Syed Shakeel Shah
Associate Lecturer (BPS-17)

shakeel.shah@uon.edu.pk

Sabila Afzal
Associate Lecturer (BPS-17)

sabila.afzal@uon.edu.pk

Dr. Naureen Anwar
IPFP Fellow

naureen.anwar@uon.edu.pk

Program Objectives

The Department endeavors to pursue and attain the following aims:

1.To perform a lead role in preparing and updating a competent researcher/teacher of different levels and strongly committed to the obligations of the teaching profession.

2.To provide state of the art training and education in the development, management of research processes to produce dynamic and efficient researcher and zoologist.

3.To design, test, and develop innovative curricula, instructional methods and materials and educational assessment, tests, and evaluation techniques in step with the modern advancements.

4.To conduct studies and research on biological theories and practices of different schools of thought, the contemporary issues and problems of education and the challenges and opportunities in the future, and to contribute to the expansion of frontiers of knowledge in the field of Zoology.

5.To organize and participate in national and international seminars and conferences in different aspects of Zoology to share experiences and forge academic bonds with the community.

Program Outcomes

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

1.To impart knowledge about the major disciplines of Zoology. It will enable the students to understand the principles of organizations and interrelationships in the biological systems with particular reference to animal diversity.

2.To teach different methods of exploration, investigation, organization of data, and its utilization in practical life.

3.To train students for advanced studies and specialization on recently emerging technological and multidisciplinary fields such as Genetic Engineering, Biodiversity, Environmental Science, Wildlife and conservation, Fisheries and aquaculture, Pests and pest management, Biotechnology, etc. After completing the degree/students will be able to apply their knowledge to their respective fields effectively.

4.To equip students with knowledge and skills for better planning and management of animal resources, environment, health, medicine, agriculture, and population in the country.

5.To develop the scientific culture and demonstrate professional skills in teaching/research/ managerial positions in a wide range of professions in national and international organizations

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 %

Session: 20 %

Final Exam: 50 %

Total marks: 100 %

Credit Hours (3-0)

Credit Hours 3(2-2)

Credit Hours 4(3-2)

Sessional

12

Sessional

8

Sessional

12

Mid

18

Mid

12

Mid

18

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 Zoology 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

22

 

3

Foundation

9

30

 

4

Major Courses

12

40

Major Courses

5

Elective Courses

4

12

 

 

Total

43

133

 

Program Detail

1.Total numbers of Credit hours: 133

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) ZOOLOGY

 

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)

 

PSY-101

Introduction to Psychology

3(3-0)

 

 

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)

 

CS-106

Fundamentals of Information Systems

3(3-0)

 

 

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-203

Environmental Chemistry

3(3-0)

 

MGT-306

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

 

 

 

 

 

STAT-101

Introduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

 

16

 

 

Semester-V

 

 

 

ZOO- 301

Cell & Molecular Biology

4(3-2)

 

ZOO -302

Animal Physiology

4(3-2)

 

ZOO -303

Genetics

4(3-2)

 

BOT-301

Bacteriology and Virology

3(2-2)

 

 

Credit Hours

 

15

 

 

Semester-VI

 

ZOO -304

 

Animal Biochemistry

3(2-2)

ZOO -305

 

Wildlife

3(3-0)

ZOO-306

 

Evolution

2(2-0)

ZOO-307

 

Development Biology

4(3-2)

ZOO-308

 

Biological Techniques

3(2-2)

ZOO-309

 

Research Planning & Report Writing

3(3-0)

 

 

Credit Hours

18

 

 

Semester-VII

 

ZOO-401

Ecology

3(2-2)

ZOO-402

Animal Behaviour

3(3-0)

ZOO-411

Endocrinology

3(3-0)

ZOO-412

Entomology II (Morphology, Physiology of Insects)

3(2-2)

*ZOO-

/ZOO-

**Research Thesis-I/Project-I/

3(0-3)/3

 

 

*** Internship/ Research Report/

 

 

 

****Special Paper (from approved list)

 

BOT-426

Medicinal Plant and drugs

3(2-2)

 

 

Credit Hours

18

 

 

Semester-VIII

 

ZOO-403

Bioinformatics

3(2-2)

ZOO-404

Zoogeography & Paleontology

3(3-0)

ZOO-413

Ichthyology

3(2-2)

ZOO-426

Parasitology

3(2-2)

*ZOO-

/ZOO-

**Research Thesis-II/ Project-II/ ****Special Paper

3(0-3)/3

 

 

(from approved list)

 

 

 

Credit Hours

15

Total Credit Hours in 8 Semesters:

133

Note:

*The course codes of Research Thesis I and Research Thesis II / Project I and Project II / Research Report / Internship are mentioned in the List of MAJOR (Elective/Special) Courses given below.

**Research Thesis and Project of 06 credit hours will be offered over two semesters and t h e i r report will be submitted at the end of semester VII & VIII for the evaluation.

***Internship and Research Report of 03 credit hours each will be offered only in semester VII and students will opt 1 special paper from the approved list of special/ elective courses in semester VIII.

****The students who are not taking Research Thesis I and II/ Project I and II will study 2 Special paper of 3 credit hours each from the approved list, one in each semester VII & VIII respectively.