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Overview

Department of botany is one of the founding departments of Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College (GQMGC). From the very beginning of the college years, the botany department was generating knowledge to pupils at the intermediate level. The department owes a debt of gratitude to the distinguished academics and honorable teachers who served for its growth and improvement.
Dr. Shazia Malik, Professor of Botany, is the Head of Department. She has been serving the institute for more than 20 years and has also been served the college as vice principal from 2020-2023. Dr Zeb Saddique Professor of Botany is serving the college as Dean of science.

Vision and Mission

Our mission is to maintain the highest levels of academic and research quality while taking the lead in teaching, research, innovation, and technical development. To equipped the students with knowledge as well as skill.

Scope

The scope of studying Botany offers diverse and promising career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, individuals with a background in Botany can find employment in various departments, educational institutions, research institutes, and international organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, and the World Bank. Non-governmental organizations and community development programs also provide avenues for botanical experts to contribute to societal and environmental causes. Moreover, Botany graduates can pursue careers as motivational speakers, sharing their expertise and passion for plants and nature with others.

In the private sector, numerous possibilities await, including opportunities in multinational companies, independent private practice, fisheries departments, food industries, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and private companies and hospitals. These sectors offer diverse roles that encompass research, product development, quality assurance, and environmental conservation, among others.

Additionally, the scope extends beyond national borders, with opportunities in public departments in foreign countries like the Middle East and Europe. Botany experts may also choose to establish independent private practices abroad, expanding their horizons and contributing to the global scientific community.

Overall, studying Botany opens doors to a wide range of fulfilling and impactful careers, allowing individuals to make meaningful contributions to society, the environment, and scientific advancements both at home and on an international scale.

Contact

The Department of Botany
Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College
2- Durand Road, Lahore. Pakistan
Phone No: 042-6317078

Head of Department Message

The Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College is a well-known institution for teaching, research, innovation, and commercialization. It offers a welcoming atmosphere for students to learn the most recent information in order to promote local growth and the country as a whole. The goal of the BS botany programme is to provide students a comprehensive grasp on the subject basics and how they applied this knowledge to promote the country economy as well as environmental issues. The Department constantly strives to improve the quality of teaching and research because it wants its students to be better equipped to meet the difficulties of modern life.

Professor Dr. Shazia Malik
Head of Botany Department
Govt. Queen Mary Graduate College, Lahore.
shazi_malk@yahoo.com

Program offer

We are offering the following programs:

Admission Criteria

Form Submission

Scrutiny of Forms

Eligible Candidates for Test / Interview

Test & Interview

Display of Final Merit Lists

BS Botony Study Scheme

BS Botony Study Scheme

1. Name of Program 

BS Botany 

Admission Requirement of the Program 

F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) with minimum 60% Marks 

Assessment Criteria 

Sessional Work: 15 marks 

 Midterm Exam: 25 marks 

 Final Exam: 60 mark 

Objective of the Program 

BS (botany) 4-years program is held on semester system comprising of eight (08) semesters.  

Duration of the Program 

4 Years 

Total Credit Hours 

146 

Number of Semesters 

 

 

Load Per Semesters 

 

 

Semester 

Load 

19 

19 

19 

18 

19 

20 

16 

16 

 

ROAD MAP 

FIRST SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

HQ-001 

Translation of the Holy Quran 

ENG-117 

English-I: Functional English 

PST-112 

Pakistan Studies 

MATH-111 

Mathematics-I (Algebra) 

BOT-107 + BOT

108 

Plant Diversity + Lab 

3+1 

CHEM-105 

CHEM-106 

+ 

Chemistry-I (Inorganic Chemistry) + Chemistry-I-Lab 

2+1 

ZOOL-107 

ZOOL-108 

+ 

Invertebrate Diversity + Lab 

2+1 

Total 

19 

 

SECOND SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

ENG-106 

English – II 

ISL-107 

Islamic Studies/Ethics 

MATH-211 

Elementary Mathematics-II 

HQ-002 

 

Tarjma Tadrees Quran 

CHEM-107 

CHEM-108 

& 

Chemistry II Organic Chemistry 

2+1 

ZOOL-111 

ZOOL-112 

& 

Chordates Diversity 

2+1 

BOT-109 & BOT-

110 

Plant Taxonomy, Anatomy and Development 

3+1 

                                                                  Total 

19 

 

THIRD SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

ENG-205 

English-III 

COMP-121 

Introduction to Computer 

HQ-003 

Translation of Holy Quran 

ARB-103 

Arabic Language 

CHEM-205 

CHEM-205L 

Physical Chemistry 

2+1 

ZOOL-205 

ZOOL-205L 

Animal Form & Function-I 

2+1 

BOT-205 

BOT-205L 

Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution 

3+1 

                                          Total 

19 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER 

Course Code 

 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

CHEM-206 

206L 

& 

General Chemistry / General Chemistry (Lab) 

2+1 

ZOOL-207 

207L 

& 

Animal Form & Function-II / Animal Form & 

Function-II (Lab) 

2+1 

BOT-207 & 207L 

Plant Physiology and Ecology / Plant Physiology and Ecology (Lab) 

3+1 

BOT-208 & 208L 

Biodiversity and Conservation / Biodiversity and 

Conservation (Lab) 

3+1 

BOT-209 & 209L 

Biostatistics / Biostatistics(Lab) 

2+1 

HQ-004 

 

                                        Total 

18 

 

FIFTH SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

HQ-005 

Translation of Holy Quran 

1 + 0 

Bot-301 & 302 

Bacteriology & Virology Foundation  

2 + 1 

Bot-303 & 304 

Plant Systematics Major 

2 + 1 

Bot-305 & 306 

Autecology Major 

2 + 1 

Bot-307 & 308 

Evolutionary Trends among Vascular Cryptogams 

Foundation 

2 + 1 

Bot-309 & 310 

Plant Biochemistry (Structure and Catalysis)   

2 + 1 

Bot-311 & 312  

Lower Fungi Major 

2 + 1 

                                      Total 

19 

SIXTH SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

HQ-006 

Translation of Holy Quran 

1 + 0 

Bot-313 & 314 

Phycology and Bryology 

2 + 1 

Bot-315 & 316 

Anatomy of Vascular Plants  

2 + 1 

Bot-317 & 318 

Synecology & Ecosystems 

2 + 1 

Bot-319 & 320 

Evolutionary Trends among Spermatophytes 

2 + 1 

Bot-321 & 322 

Plant Biochemistry (Bioenergetics and Metabolism) 

2 + 1 

Bot-323 & 324 

Higher Fungi 

2 + 1 

Bot-325 

Lab Techniques  

1 + 0 

                                      Total 

20 

 

SEVENTH SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

HQ-007 

Translation of Holy Quran 

1 + 0 

Bot-401 & 402 

Principles of Genetics 

2 + 1 

Bot-403 & 404 

Plant Physiology and Development 

2 + 1 

Bot-405 & 406 

Environmental Biology 

2 + 1 

Bot-407 

Research Methods 

2 + 0 

Bot-408 

Elective Paper/Research 

  1. + 1 
  2. + 0 

Bot-409 

Seminar 

1 + 0 

                                    Total 

12 

EIGHTH SEMESTER 

Course Code 

Course Title 

Credit Hours 

HQ-008 

Translation of Holy Quran 

1 + 0 

Bot-410 & 411 

Molecular Genetics 

2 + 1 

Bot-412 & 413 

Plant Pathology 

2 + 1 

Bot-414 & 415 

Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility 

2 + 1 

Bot-416 & 417 

Advances in Plant Physiology 

2 + 1 

Bot-418 

Elective Paper/Research Elective 

2 + 1/ 3 + 0 

Total 

 

16 

Meet Our Faculty

Highly qualified and experienced PhD & M.Phil. faculty of College. Trained to teach BISE and HEC approved.

Dr Zeb Saddique
Professor / Dean Of Sciences
Ph. D (Botany)
Dr. Shazia Malik
Professor / Head Of Department
Ph. D (Botany)
Mrs. Yasmin Javed
Associate Professor
M. Phil (Botany)
Dr. Rizwana Raffique
Assistant Professor
Ph. D (Botany)
Dr. Tayyba Ashraf
Assistant Professor
Ph. D (Botany)
Mrs. Shaista Noreen
Assistant Professor
M. Sc. (Botany)
Mrs. Aneela Afzal
Lecturer
M. Sc. (Botany)
Dr. Umera Hakim Dogar
Lecturer
Ph. D (Botany)
Ms. Sonal Chuhdary
Lecturer
MS (Botany)
Mrs. Umara Shehzad
Lecturer
MS (Genetics)