Vision: To recognize the department as national and international leader in life sciences
Mission: To discover, develop and disseminate knowledge in life sciences
Objectives: To promote scientific development by latest technology and equipments in the field of biological sciences. To promote the growth and development of skilled professionals, innovators, competent scientists , teachers and utilization of human and natural resources.
The study of life is an exciting and growing challenge of the present century. The history of biology traces the study of the living world. Although the concept of biology as a single coherent field arose in the 19th century. Over the 18th and 19th centuries, biological sciences such as botany and zoology became increasingly professional disciplines. The significant biological break through occurred in 1930s and 1940s after coining the term molecular Biology. Biological Sciences is multidisciplinary life science, including animal science, plant science, Biochemistry and microbiology The department of biological sciences was established in 2003 under the main objective to increase the main power of the country in the field of biosciences. From the start the department offering only master of sciences degree in biology. This year the department is also offering MSc zoology program from the admission session 2013-15.Others disciplines like botany, biochemistry, and microbiology will be open with further establishment of infrastructure. The department also offers M.Phil and Ph.D degree in microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. The department provides excellent, unified, and integrated education to prepare students for a life of continued learning and to communicate knowledge to others. We are committed to excellence in teaching and research programs. The department has well qualified faculties in the field of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, zoology, enzymology and biotechnology.
Award: The department has achieved HEC Best university teacher award, conferred to Professor.
Dr Abdul Haleem Shah, for the year 2014
Laboratory: The department has been trying to improve the laboratories conditions; a mega project is already submitted in this regard. At present the department has the following major equipments. Autoclave, orbital cool shaking incubator, centrifuge, electrophoresis, laminar flow and spectrophotometer
Library: The library has a collection of both national and international latest editions .Presently there are more than 3000 latest books in the library and the numbers increase every year on special grant by the university.
Research activity and achievement: The faculties members are continuously engaged in research work and are HEC approved PhD supervisors. Presently 08 PhD scholars and 48 MPhil students are registered. The department has developed/isolated several essential, nonessential amino acids and antibiotics producing microbes. Research on biodegradation of environmental pollutants and antibacterial activity of plants is also going on. At present the department has more than 300 research publications in journals of international repute.
Research collaboration: We have been in collaboration with University of Rennes1, faculty of medicine, France on Molecular basis of cancer; with Rothamsted research institute United Kingdom. CEMB, Lahore and KRL research laboratories, International centre of chemical and biological sciences, university of Karachi, Quaid-eAzam University and Kohat university of Science and technology.
Marketability: A degree in the biological sciences will prepare for a wide choice of careers such as healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, agricultural and environmental research, biotechnology industries, food and wildlife research. Whether it is managing natural resources, conserving species, undertaking stem cell research, restoring ecosystems, ensuring global food security or monitoring the emergence of novel disease, biology and biologists will be vital for our planet in the 21st century.
Universities are fountainhead of knowledge. The power of knowledge can’t be overemphasized in this age of corroboration based world economy. Knowledge is power; it is lifeline for nations. The nations with more knowledge are thought to be more powerful. At Gomal University, we introduce knowledge that is valuable for mankind. We train people to provide leadership in their respective field of interest. With dedicated faculty and staff, we are striving hard to meet the international standards both in academics and research equally. We ensure that the graduates of Gomal University are able to flourish in any environment with their knowledge, skills and values to qualify lifelong success. Living in this digital era, we certify that our students have knowledge outcomes for employability in the fast connected world.