BS microbiology

As the globe becomes more industrialized, the quality of the environment becomes a great concern. The inhabitants of Earth are mostly microbes, and their activities are central to human welfare. Microbes can cause disease, but a properly functioning microbiome is essential for health. Microbes spoil food, but drive many forms of food production. Microbes medicate organismic decay, but catalyze numerous geochemical processes essential for life on Earth. Microbiology is a broad discipline which has both and applied aspects. Therefore, microbiologists must have good understanding about microbial taxonomy, genetics, immunology and physiology in order to identify these agents, utilize their metabolic potential on commercial levels and to manipulate these organisms for the betterment of humanity.

Because of the importance of the subject and its applicability, the Department of Microbiology at Iqra National University, Peshawar is a great place to learn about how to make an impact in this crucial area and is dedicated to providing the quality education, through teaching and research, necessary to meet the needs of this growing field. Our faculty members aggressively pursue research in many areas of the science: microbial biotechnology; immunology; virology; microbial ecology; industrial microbiology; environmental microbiology; medical microbiology; microbial genetics; and others.

INU Department of Allied Health Sciences provides state off the art laboratory facilities for the students of BS-Microbiology program in order to train them in context of the needs of hour. For this purpose, a well-furnished lab has been constructed which provides following facilities to the students.

  • Laminar Flow Hood
  • Microbiology Media
  • Colony Counter
  • Bacterial Incubator
  • Shaking Incubator
  • Microscopes
  • Autoclave
  • Water bath

Scheme of Study

Semester 1

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
English – I
3
Pakistan Studies
2
Mathematics
3
Cell Biology
2+1
Fundamental Of Microbiology – I
3+1
Total
15

Semester 2

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
English – II
3
Islamic Studies
2
Computer Application
3
Microbial Taxonomy
2+1
Biochemistry – I
2+1
Fundamental Of Microbiology – II
3+1
Total
18

Semester 3

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Fundamental Genetics
2+1
Biochemistry – II
2+1
Molecular Biology
2+1
Medical Microbiology
3+1
Virology
2+1
Total
16

Semester 4

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Microbial Ecology
2+1
Bacterial Genetics
3+1
Immunology
2+1
Mycology
2+1
Environmental Sciences
2+1
Total
16

Semester 5

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Microbial Biotechnology
2+1
Epidemiology, Public Health & Bioethics
2+1
Clinical Parasitology
2+1
Medical Virology
3+1
Veterinary Microbiology
2+1
Total
16

Semester 6

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Biosafety & Risk Management
3+0
Water Microbiology
2+1
Clinical Bacteriology
2+1
Soil Microbiology
2+1
Advances in Immunology
2+1
Bioinformatics & Proteinstructure/function
2+1
Total
18

Semester 7

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Molecular Mechanism of Anti-microbial Agent
2+1
Cell and Tissue Culture
2+1
Extremophile
2+1
Research Methodology
2+1
Industrial Microbiology
2+1
Biostatistics
3
Total
18

Semester 8

Subject Name
Cr.hrs
Research Project
6
Diagnostic Chemistry for Microbial Disease
2+1
Bio-entrepreneurship
2+0
Recombinant and Technology
3+1
Microbial Enzyme Technology
2+1
Total
18