Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology was established in 2017 in The Women University, Multan (WUM) with intentions to provide a stimulating and diverse teaching and research environment. Degree programs offered by the Department are BS Biochemistry (4-years), BS Biotechnology (4-years) and M.Phil Biochemistry and MPhil Biotechnology(2 years).and M.Phil. Biochemistry (2 years). The Department is projected to expand the knowledge and insight in science underpinning Biochemistry and Biotechnology principles by initiating PhD programmes also. In addition, it will help to apply knowledge and skills in addressing problems in the study of Animals, Plants, Microbes, Industrial, Environmental problems, Health sciences and Nanotechnology. The Department has highly qualified and competent faculty having Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degrees and research experience from reputable national and international universities.
To promote the development of conducive scholarly environment to enhance intellectual capabilities, to offer graduate and undergraduate programs that are of international standards and to foster research and scholarly activities in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology will make an effort to excel in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate education by creating a workable environment. Department will make professional relationships with other organizations for the improvement in teaching and research. Focus will be given to:
The program integrates the molecular life sciences from the most basic biology-chemistry interface to advanced molecular biology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering. The program will provide necessary skills and knowledge in applying biochemical and molecular approaches for the solution of problems related to Health, Agriculture, Industry and Environmental Biotechnology. The desired outcomes are to:
The graduates will be trained in such a way that they will be equipped with problem solving and critical thinking skills. They will also be equipped with good communication and interpersonal skills after leaving this Department. The primary objective of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology is to produce manpower that can contribute to the development of Pakistan particularly in science and technology and its economy in general.