Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

University of the Punjab

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In the wake of development in the areas of Genetic Engineering, Gene Therapy, Human Genome, it was long felt that a separate discipline of Molecular Genetics be established for a degree programme so as to provide basic training in the area with an objective (i) to produce specifically trained manpower .Microbiology and Molecular Genetics offered at the University of the Punjab.


Department of MicroBiology & Molecular Genetics

The Biological Sciences have progressed leaps and bounds and it is now strongly felt that if proper remedial measures are not taken to develop the Biological Sciences, the University may never be able to catch up with the rapid speed with which new developments are taking place in this field. 

There is a dire need to build up basic arsenal for venturing into collaborative teaching and research programme. There is no denying the fact that microbes are centre of biological sciences these days and most of the new technologies in fact are based on microbes or microbe based knowledge. Another very important component of modern biotechnology is the field of Genetics. 

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics offered at the University of the Punjab.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Plant Molecular Genetics 
  • Plant Diseases (Bacterial, Viral) 
  • Animal Disease (Bacterial, Viral) 
  • Antiviral agents 
  • Oncology 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Downstream Technology 
  • Veterinary Microbiology 
  • DNA Damage, Repair & Carcinogenesis 
  • Plant Biotechnology 
  • Animal Biotechnology 
  • Monoclonal Antibodies 
  • Microbiology & Environmental Hazards 
  • Probiotics 
  • Biodegradation & Bioremediation 
  • Biochemistry & Nucleic Acid 
  • Plasmids, Episome & Insertion Sequences 
  • Biochemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Session Begin: Sept./ October




73 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Eligibility Criteria: i) B.Sc. with Botany, Zoology, Chemistry ii) Microbiology, Genetics, Chemistry/Biochemistry iii) Microbiology/Genetics, Zoology, Chemistry/Biochemistry iv) Microbiology/Genetics, Botany, Chemistry/Biochemistry Admission Criteria: Basic   Additional Marks: Elective Subject: Genetics, Microbiology: 20 Marks each Hafiz-e-Quran: 20 Marks Merit Formula: Academic record: 100%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

national fees in rupees

  • Semester I = 16,300
  • Semester II = 12,950
  • Semester III = 14,800
  • Semester IV = 12,950


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Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of the Punjab


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