MS Biotechnology


The mission of MS Biotechnology Program at the Department of Biological Sciences at NUMS is to produce qualified and skilled manpower (scientist/experts) in their respective areas of specialization in biotechnology through advanced teaching-learning and transferring technical skills to postgraduate students essential for success in the industrial, biomedicine, and food biotechnology sectors.

What makes the program unique?

The diverse discipline of Biotechnology provides unique opportunities for the exploitation of biological systems and research to explore the fundamental life processes for the benefit of mankind. Biotechnology has wide applications in diverse fields such as Biomedical Engineering, Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Biosensors, Veterinary, Agriculture, Food and Pharmaceutical industries, etc. The developed and developing countries across the globe are heading towards biomedical opportunities through this diverse discipline in a very short time. The MS Biotechnology program at NUMS will be run by young and energetic Ph.D. faculty with vast research and teaching expertise. The research is application-oriented in the field of Biotechnology for commercialization such as the production of antibodies and vaccines, medical diagnostic kits, identifications of novel biological and pharmaceutical compounds, innovations in plants, animals, food technologies, etc. The NUMS postgraduate research labs are equipped with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and tools suitable for academic and innovative researches in the field of biotechnology.

Career Prospects:

After completion of MS Biotechnology, a variety of possible higher education, research and employment opportunities will exist such as:

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • Research scientist
  • Clinical or research laboratory manager
  • Quality assurance/production scientist in a variety of bio-industries
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Professional mediators
Admission Criteria/Eligibility:
  • Sixteen years of education in the relevant discipline from HEC recognized institute
  • NUMS entrance test 50%
  • NUMS interview
  • Merit Computation for graduate programs shall be as follows;



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Commencement of Session


Tentative Date

Admission Open

18 May 2022/Wednesday 

Last Date to Apply Online

10 June 2022/Friday 

NUMS entry test 

Saturday 25 June 2022


Monday 18 July 2022

Display of 1st Merit List

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Commencement of Course

Monday 26 September 2022

Tuition Fee

Fee Structure

MS Biotechnology 

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One Time collected @ time of Admission

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Security (Refundable)


Institutes offering this course:
  • NUMS, Rawalpindi