Biological Sciences
GOMAL UNIVERSITY, DERA ISMAIL KHAN

CHAIRMAN

Dr Abdul Haleem Shah

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.

Brief history:
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.


PhD
Biology (Microbiology, Zoology)
Phone Office: 0966-750273
FaxNo.0966 -750255
Email :haleemgud@yahoo.com

Faculty & Staff

Dr Abdul Haleem Shah
PhD
Biology (Microbiology, Zoology)
Phone Office: 0966-750273
Email :haleemgud@yahoo.com

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Dr Asma Saeed
PhD
Assistant Professor
Biology (Biochemistry, Zoology)
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Dr Jabbar Khan
PhD
Assistant Professor
Biology (Zoology, Molecular Biology)
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Mr Atta Ur Rehman
MPhil
Lecturer
Zoology
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Mr Saeed Rasool
MSc
Lecturer
Biology
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Ms Farhat Shaheen Kundi
MPhil
Lecturer
Biology
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Ms Hadia Gul
PhD
Assistant Professor
Biology
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Ms Saira Abdullah
MSc
Lecturer
Biology
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Semester-I - Total Credit Hours (18)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
BOT-112 Botany-1 3 40 0 20
CHEM-113 Chemistry-1(Inorganic Chemistry) 3 40 0 20
ENG-114 Functional English 3 60 0 0
Maths-115 Maths-1 3 60 0 0
ZOO-111 Principles of animal life-I 4 60 0 20
Pak-116 Pakistan Study 2 40 0 0

Semester-II - Total Credit Hours (18)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
Bot-122 Botany-2 3 40 0 20
CHEM-123 Chemistry-2(Organic Chemistry) 3 60 0 20
SAT-125 Bio-statistics 3 40 0 20
ZOO 121 Principles of Animal life-II 4 60 0 20
ENG-124 Eng.-II( Communication skill) 3 60 0 0
ISL-126 Islamic study 2 40 0 0

Semester-III - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-231 Animal Diversity-I (Invertebrates) 4 60 0 20
COMP-235 Introduction to computer 3 20 20 20
CHEM-233 Chemistry-3 3 40 0 20
BOT-232 Botany-3 3 40 0 20
ENG-234 Eng-III (Technical writing and presentation skill) 3 60 0 0

Semester-IV - Total Credit Hours (18)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-141 Animal Diversity II (Chordate) 4 60 0 20
ZOO-243 Animal form and function-II 4 60 0 20
BOT-244 Botany IV 3 60 0 0
ZOO-242 Animal form and function-I 4 60 0 20
ENG-245 English –IV 3 60 0 0

Semester-V - Total Credit Hours (17)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-352 General Biochemistry 4 60 0 20
ZOO-353 Physiology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-355 Economic Zoology/Etc. 2 40 0 0
ZOO-351 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-354 Animal Behavior 3 40 0 20

Semester-VI - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-361 Genetic 4 60 0 20
ZOO-362 Evolution & principal of Systematic 3 40 0 20
ZOO-363 Developmental Biology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-365 Biological Techniques 3 20 20 20
ZOO-364 Wildlife 2 40 0 0

Semester-VII - Total Credit Hours (17)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-471 Environmental Biology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-472 Zoogeography and paleontology 3 40 0 20
ZOO-473 Fundamental of Microbiology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-474 Parasitology 3 40 0 20
ZOO-475 Synopsis and Research Methodology 3 60 0 0

Semester-VIII - Total Credit Hours (15)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-484 Biotechnology 3 40 0 20
ZOO-485 Research thesis/ Principal of Fish Biology etc. 3 0 0 60
ZOO-481 Bioinformatics 3 60 0 0
ZOO-483 Entomology 3 40 0 20
ZOO-482 Immunology 3 40 0 20

Semester-I - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
Bio-302 Evolution and Paleontology 4 60 0 20
Bio-301 Biostatistics 4 60 0 20
Bio-304 Fundamental Microbiology 4 60 0 20
Bio-303 Cell Biology 4 60 0 20

Semester-II - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
Bio-308 Molecular Biology 4 60 0 20
Bio-307 Introductory Biochemistry 4 60 0 20
Bio-305 General Genetics 4 60 0 20
Bio-306 Physiology 4 60 0 20

Semester-III - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
Bio-410 Protein Chemistry and Enzymology 4 60 0 20
Bio-412 Principles of gen manipulation 4 60 0 20
Bio-409 Human Nutrition 4 60 0 20
Bio-411 Metabolic Biochemistry 4 60 0 20

Semester-IV - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
Bio-414 Oncogenesis 4 60 0 20
Bio-416 Environmental Biology 4 60 0 20
Bio-413 Research Techniques 4 60 0 20
Bio-415 Biotechnology 4 60 0 20

Semester-I - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-301 Biostatistics 4 60 0 20
ZOO-304 Fundamental Microbiology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-302 Evolution and Paleontology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-303 Cell Biology 4 60 0 20

Semester-II - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-306 Physiology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-308 Molecular Biology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-305 General Genetics 4 60 0 20
ZOO-307 Introductory Biochemistry 4 60 0 20

Semester-III - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-410 Animal Ecology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-411 Development Biology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-409 Wild Life and Zoogeography 4 60 0 20
ZOO-412 Immunology 4 60 0 20

Semester-IV - Total Credit Hours (16)

Course Code Title Credit Hours Theory Marks Sessional Marks Practical Marks
ZOO-414 Parasitology 4 60 0 20
ZOO-413 Animal Behavior 4 60 0 20
ZOO-415 Fisheries 4 60 0 20
ZOO-416 Entomology 4 60 0 20