Department of Biotechnology and Forensic Science

Biotechnology is defined as any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Department of Biotechnology is intensively engaged in developing trained human resource in disciplines of Biotechnology, Forensic Science, Molecular Biology and other relevant fields, conducting basic and applied research in various aspects of above mentioned fields. Due to the keen interest and support of worthy Vice Chancellor, The department of Biotechnology has not only achieved a milestone by developing state of the art IVF/ Gene Editing (BSL-III), Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Diagnostic and Forensic Science laboratories but also these labs have been made functional in a short period of time. These laboratories consist of advance lab equipment for performing In-vitro Fertilization, Gene Editing, Diagnosis of genetic diseases, detection of meat and rice adulteration, bird sexing, molecular procedures including DNA extraction, RNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction, cDNA synthesis, Quantification of DNA and Gel electrophoresis. The project titled, “Genomic Selection of Superior Dera Din Pannah Bucks for Increasing Milk Productivity” worth more than eight million rupees is running successfully in this lab. The department has already arranged two successful hands on international trainings on “Application of Forensic Science as Investigation Tool”. The University has recently started admissions in BS Biotechnology, BS in Forensic Science and different diploma courses. The goal of Biotechnology Department is to provide state of the art education and research facilities to the students and researchers to achieve food security and justice for the nation. The faculty and staff of the department are devoted to achieve excellence in education with the aims to deliver quality training including teaching, research and outreach in the areas of Biotechnology and Forensic science. The students are offered specialized courses leading to Bachelor's degree in these disciplines. The admission in these disciplines is the dire need of hour and there exists highly qualified academic staff to demonstrate quality education and research in these disciplines. Moreover, these areas are highly deficient in skilled professionals and therefore, the Vice Chancellor urged to start admissions in these programs.