COMSATS University Islamabad
Registrar Office, Principal Seat, Islamabad
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NOTIFICATION

Scheme of Studies of Master of Science in Molecular Genetics for Spring 2024

It is Hereby notified that the Academic Council in its 13th Meeting held on June 04, 2012 approved the following Scheme of studies of the Master of Science in Molecular Genetics, MS (MG) with effect from at CIIT system.

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1. Admission to MS and PhD programs at CUI will adhere to existing criteria, withrelevance of prior degrees being crucial. If deemed necessary, additional courses may be required to rectify deficiencies. Approval for admission within the CUI System is contingent upon the relevance of the previous degree as per Notification No: CUI - Reg / Notif - 458 / 23 / 493, dated February 28, 2023, stating that the decision made by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research(BASAR) during its meeting on November 30, 2022, stipulated that admission within the CUI System shall be contingent upon possession of a relevant prior degree.In instances where doubts regarding the relevance of a prior degree arise, the determination of relevance thereof shall be made by the respective Dean irrespective of title of the prior degree, based on recommendations put forth by the respective Campus Admission Committee, HoD, and Chairperson, on a case -by -case basis as required.The decision rendered by the Dean in such cases shall be documented within the student's personal file for record-keeping and reference purposes. The additional GRE-Subject test for MS and PhD programs won't be mandatory for such candidates.
2. Furthermore, if the Dean determines that the candidate does not possess the necessary relevant degree, the candidate shall be admitted under the Interdisciplinary category. Additionally, the candidate must undertake the additional GRE-Subject test for MS and PhD programs as a mandatory requirement. Such candidates are required to fulfill all mandatory requirements outlined under the Interdisciplinary clauses. However, if the Dean, by following the above procedure decides that the previous degree, irrespective of the title of the degree of the candidate does not fall under the Interdisciplinary category, the candidate shall not be admitted at CUI System.
3. MS students shall enroll for 09 to 12 credit hours per semester for coursework, with flexibility granted in exceptional cases such as force majeure incidents including inevitable accident, unavoidable casualty, vis major. type of calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune. The Dean may adjust credit hour requirements based on recommendations from the DAC, HoD, and Chairperson. Following coursework, students must register exclusively for a thesis of 06 credit hours each subsequent semester to ensure continuous enrollment throughout their study period.
4. During its 38th meeting, the Academic Council approved the Common Policies, Procedures, and Template of Scheme of Studies for MS and PhD Programs at CUI, aligned with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Graduate Education Policy (GEP) 2023, with the exception of the above-mentioned paragraphs.

    Credit Hours : Please provide total credit hours for this scheme from manage course schemes


List of Core Courses:
 Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite(s)
1 BIO601 Advances in Molecular Biology 3(3, 0)
2 BIO603 Molecular Genetics 3(3, 0)



Core Courses For ISB
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
1 BIO601 Advances in Molecular Biology 3(3, 0)
2 BIO603 Molecular Genetics 3(3, 0)
Elective Courses For ISB
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
3 BIO640 Phytochemistry 3(3, 0)
4 BIO642 Forensic Serology and Genetic Analysis 3(3, 0)
5 BIO652 Advances in Integrated Therapeutic Oncology 3(3, 0)
6 BIO653 Bioentrepreneurship 3(3, 0)
7 BIO654 Human Physiology 3(3, 0)
8 BIO655 Modern Concepts of Crop Production 3(3, 0)
9 BIO656 Multi-OMICS: Trends and Applications 3(3, 0)
10 BIO657 Population Genetics 3(3, 0)
11 BIO658 Principles and Applications of Metabolomics 3(3, 0)
12 BIO729 Advances in Reproductive Biology 3(3, 0)
13 BIO732 Advances in Molecular Endocrinology 3(3, 0)
14 BIO768 Colloids and Interface Science 3(3, 0)
15 BTY665 Agricultural Biotechnology 3(3, 0)
List of Elective Courses
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
16 BIO602 Advances in Microbiology 3(3, 0)
17 BIO605 Bioinformatics 3(2, 1)
18 BIO606 Molecular Farming 3(3, 0)
19 BIO608 Emerging and Re-emerging Viral Diseases 0(3, 0)
20 BIO609 Topics in Neuroscience 3(3, 0)
21 BIO611 Cancer Informatics 3(3, 0)
22 BIO615 Neurobiology 3(3, 0)
23 BIO616 Molecular Plant Pathology 3(3, 0)
24 BIO617 Microbiome 3(3, 0)
25 BIO621 Advanced Immunology 3(3, 0)
26 BIO622 Viral Pathogenesis 3(3, 0)
27 BIO623 Vaccinology 3(3, 0)
28 BIO624 Microbial Pathogenesis 3(3, 0)
29 BIO625 Advanced Biofuels Technology 3(3, 0)
30 BIO626 Next Generation Sequence Analysis 3(3, 0)
31 BIO627 Plant Stress Physiology 3(3, 0)
32 BIO629 Biogeochemistry Mechanisms 3(3, 0)
33 BIO630 Antibiotic Resistance and Therapeutics 3(3, 0)
34 BIO632 Host Parasite Interactions 3(3, 0)
35 BIO633 Marine Microbial Ecology 3(3, 0)
36 BIO634 Microbial Forensics 3(3, 0)
37 BIO635 Molecular Methods for Systematic and Applied Microbiology 3(3, 0)
38 BIO636 Chemo-Bio-Sensors 3(3, 0)
39 BIO637 The Biology of Cancer 3(3, 0)
40 BIO638 Biomaterials 3(3, 0)
41 BIO639 Advances in Biochemistry 3(3, 0)
42 BIO641 Biomolecular Crystallography 3(3, 0)
43 BIO643 Biology and Applications of Bacteriophages 3(3, 0)
44 BIO644 Nanobiology 3(3, 0)
45 BIO645 Biogeochemistry 3(3, 0)
46 BIO646 Essentials of Epidemiology 3(3, 0)
47 BIO647 Trends in Phenomics-Genomics Association 3(3, 0)
48 BIO702 Gene Regulation and Expression 3(3, 0)
49 BIO704 Trends in Genomics 3(3, 0)
50 BIO705 Nucleic Acids 3(3, 0)
51 BIO707 Recombinant DNA Technology 3(3, 0)
52 BIO708 Advances in Molecular Genetics 3(3, 0)
53 BIO709 Report Writing and Seminar 3(3, 0)
54 BIO710 Research Techniques 3(1, 2)
55 BIO712 Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences 3(3, 0)
56 BIO723 Cancer Genetics 3(3, 0)
57 BIO724 Cytogenetics 3(3, 0)
58 BIO725 Human Genetics 3(3, 0)
59 BIO726 Clinical Genetics 3(3, 0)
60 BIO730 Histology 3(2, 1)
61 BIO742 Principles and Applications of Proteomics 3(2, 1)
62 BIO754 Tissue Culture and its Applications 3(2, 1)
63 BIO755 Epigenetics 3(3, 0)
64 BIO761 Cell Signaling 3(3, 0)
65 BIO762 Biomolecular Modeling 3(3, 0)
66 BIO764 Structural Biology 3(3, 0)
67 BIO765 Applications of Nanobiotechnology 3(3, 0)
68 BIO766 Enzyme Catalysis 3(3, 0)
69 BIO767 Biosafety and Biosecurity 3(3, 0)
70 BIO801 Seminar 1(1, 0)
71 BIO808 Biological Data Analysis 3(2, 1)
72 BIO809 Computer-Aided Drug Design 3(3, 0)
73 BIO810 Computational Protein Design 3(3, 0)
74 BTY621 Cell Biology 3(3, 0)
75 BTY622 Population Genetics 3(3, 0)
76 BTY623 Molecular Genetics 3(3, 0)
77 BTY631 Genetic Engineering 3(3, 0)
78 BTY634 Quantitative Genetics 3(3, 0)
79 BTY666 Medical Biotechnology 3(3, 0)
List of Graduate Courses (Courses adopted from revised SoS of MS in Biotechnology) List of Graduate Courses (Courses adopted from revised SoS of MS in Biotechnology)
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
80 BTY664 Environmental Biotechnology 3(3, 0)
81 BTY668 Industrial Biotechnology 3(3, 0)
List of Graduate Courses List of Graduate Courses
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
82 BIO711 Biochemistry and Physiology of Vascular Diseases 3(3, 0)
83 BIO720 Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3(2, 1)
84 BIO804 Advances in Cell Biology 3(3, 0)
Thesis Thesis
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit HoursCo-requisite(s)Prerequisite (s)
85 BIO800 MS Thesis 6(0, 6)