The programme allows the student to pursue a career in science, medical and health along with the opportunity to conduct research. Biochemists are highly demanded in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agricultural companies.


Biochemistry is most essentially defined as the study of life at the molecular level. Every function that occurs within a live creature, from metabolism to muscular contraction to eyesight, and even our mental processes, is the consequence of a series of chemical reactions. Biochemistry caters to a wide range of interests, from individuals with a strong biological bent to those who consider themselves more chemists. Biochemistry is a constantly expanding and interesting topic of study. Biochemists play an important role in a variety of fields, including genetic engineering, biotechnology, and immunology.

Career Opportunities

If cancer is to be cured, if answers to the world’s energy issue are to be found, or if the planet’s pollution is to be cleaned up, it will most likely be biochemists and molecular biologists who have the knowledge and skills to fuel these breakthroughs. Prospects for a career in the molecular life sciences are promising.

A major in biochemistry prepares students for a variety of difficult and satisfying careers in fields such as forensic science, environmental science, metallurgy, plastics, engineering, electronics and biotechnology, and medical research. The biotechnology business provides good employment chances for persons trained in molecular life sciences, with opportunities spanning the entire scope of the company’s activities.

Publically and privately-held corporations belonging to the biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical family of industries are common. Subsectors of the biotechnology industry include:

  • Agricultural feedstock and chemicals
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Research, testing, and medical laboratories

The Intelligence, state government and private forensics laboratories require increasingly science-oriented individuals in order to take advantage of the powerful tools of DNA fingerprinting and other molecular analyses techniques to solve crime. Biochemists find fulfilling careers in non-traditional job sectors such as:

  • Management
  • Science policy
  • Science writing
  • Medical illustration
  • Banking

Program Learning Outcomes

Biochemical advancements and discoveries have had a massive impact on our society. Your biochemistry course at Afro-Asian Institute will reflect the reality that the field is at the crossroads of biology and chemistry. The programme is built on a solid foundation of basic sciences and biological knowledge.

All students involved in our programs should:

  • Develop an understanding of the physical and chemical behavior of matter, including the chemical basis of biological phenomena.
  • Acquire mastery of the basic concepts of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Develop a knowledge of how to setup, and how to operate, various scientific apparatus used in the study of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Learn how to obtain and interpret data from various scientific instruments.
  • Develop an ability to think logically and clearly, to articulate their thoughts, and to critically evaluate experimental data and the scientific literature.


Semester 1
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG- 321 English for Academic Purposes 3 (3-0)
2 ISL- 321 Islamic studies / Ethics 2 (2-0)
3 MTH- 335  Mathematics I 3 (3-0)
4 BCH- 301 Introductory Biochemistry 4 (3-1)
5 ACH- 301 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry 3 (2-1)
6 SOC- 303  Social Sciences I (Introduction to Sociology) 3 (3-0)
Total 18
Semester 2
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG- 322 Reading, Writing, Speaking and listening Skills 3 (3-0)
2 PST- 322 Pakistan studies 2 (2-0)
3 STA- 455 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3(3-0)
4 BCH- 302 Biochemistry of Carbohydrates 4(3-1)
5 BCH-304 Biophysics 3(3-0)
6 SOC-305 Social Sciences II (Introduction to Psychology) 3(3-0)
Total 18
Semester 3
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG- 421 Communication Skills 3(3-0)
2 CSI-321 Computer Fundamentals 3(2-1)
3 BCH- 401 Cell Biology 3(2-1)
4 BCH- 403 Genetics 3(3-0)
5 ACH- 301 Fundamentals of organic Chemistry 3 (2-1)
Total 15
Semester 4
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 ENG- 422 Technical Writing 3(3-0)
2 ACH- 401 Fundamental of Physical Chemistry 3(2-1)
3 BCH- 402 Human Physiology 3(3-0)
4 BCH- 404 Biochemistry of lipids 4(3-1)
5 MIC-301 General Microbiology-I 3(2-1)
Total 16
Semester 5
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 BCH-501 Amino Acids and  Proteins 4(3-1)
2 BCH-503 Enzymology 3(2-1)
3 BCH-505 Biosafety & Ethics 2(2-0)
4 BCH-507 Biochemical Techniques 3(2-1)
5 BCH-509 Plant Biochemistry 3(2-1)
Total 15
Semester 6
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 BCH-603 Nutritional Biochemistry 3(2-1)
2 BCH-511 Biochemistry of Nucleic acid 3(3-0)
3 BNB-502 Proteomics 3(2-1)
4 BCH-508 Biomembranes & Cell Signaling 3(3-0)
5 BCH-510 Bioenergetics 2(2-0)
6 BCH- 607 Industrial Biochemistry 3(2-1)
Total 17
Semester 7
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 BCH-601 Research Planning and Report Writing 3(3-0)
2 BCH-502  Biological Metabolism 4(4-0)
3 BNB-402 Bioinformatics-I 3(2-1)
4 BNB-504 Genomics (Elective I) 3(3-0)
5 BCH-611 Fermentation Biotechnology (Elective II) 3(3-0)
6 ENG-611 English for employment 3(3-0)
Total 19
Semester 8
Sr. # Course Code Name of Subject Credit Hours
1 BNB-405  Biotechnology 3(3-0)
2 BCH-602 Immunochemistry 3(2-1)
3 BCH-604 Current Trends in Biochemistry 3(3-0)
4 BCH-606 Antimicrobials & Chemo therapy (Elective III) 3(3-0)
5 BCH-629 Seminar 1(0-1)
6 BCH-631 Research Project/ Internship (Elective IV) 3(0-3)
Total 16

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