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Establishment of Department of Biological Sciences

Establishment

Establishment of Department of Biological Sciences Established in 2012 in Baltistan Region

INTRODUCTION

Brief History: The Department of Biological Science was announced by the then Vice Chancellor Dr. M. Asif Khan during the visit of President of Pakistan his Excellency Mr. Mamnoon Hussain in august 2016 on the high demand of public for higher education in Science subjects. The Department was then approved in 4th academic council hold on 26th October, 2016. The Department has established its teaching and research laboratory at first floor of the existing building.  The first batch admissions were offered by the Department in spring 2018 in i.e.

  1. BS Botany
  2. BS Zoology

The BS programs in Biological Science is to produce competent professionals acquainted with the latest knowledge about the major disciplines of Plants and Animal sciences and their challenges in this changing world. This will enable the students to understand the principles of organizations and inter-relationships in the biological systems with particular reference to plant and animal diversity.

The foundation courses in Botany includes, Biodiversity and Conservation, Plant Anatomy, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, and the major courses as Physiology, Genetics, Ecology, Ethnobotany and Cell Biology.

The Zoology as a subject is multidisciplinary in nature, involving study of organisms and their genetic, morphological and physiological attributes, their surrounding environment, and their role in conservation of environment. The animal science 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 significant role in human resource development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development and ultimately in alleviation of poverty.

Recently MS Programs both in Botany and Zoology were offered in Fall 2021.