PhD in Biotechnology

About the PhD in Biotechnology

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is one of the flag bearers of health science education and research in Pakistan. Manifested from the mission of the University, DUHS is continuously upgrading its research themes for PhD in the progressively evolving field of Biotechnology.

Being an interdisciplinary field, PhD program of Biotechnology at DUHS is well designed and equipped to abridge different disciplines of biological and physical sciences. The program course work is carefully sculpted to equip the PhD students to not only develop sound understanding of the basic to advance concepts of wide range of disciplines most notably, Genetics and Genomics, Proteomics, Biochemical, Pharmacology, Fermentation Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Plant Sciences and Agriculture and Nanotechnology as a constituent part of field Biotechnology but then practically implement them in their research work during the course of dissertation and later in the carrier both in academia and/or industry. The research themes of PhD in Biotechnology at DUHS are mostly focused on innovations leading to the biotechnological solutions of modern day local and international problems particularly food shortage, livestock and human vaccine development, genetic and molecular dissection of different human and livestock diseases, and drug designing and delivery. In addition, an intrinsic mechanism has been set out to ensure smooth and timely completion of PhD in Biotechnology at DUHS.

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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Program Highlights


3 - 8 years

Type of Study

Full time (Semesters system)

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 2 semesters of coursework
06 credit hours for thesis
Total Credit Hours : 30

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(except Friday)

Teaching Hours Distribution

Lecture hours/ Facilitation / Self Directed Studies/ Lab training

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

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