The Department of Biology was established in 1998. Currently it is working on F.Sc Pre-Medical and Pre-Engineering Programs. Prior to this the Department was offering some courses at different levels from basic to post graduate level for main pool of AIOUís general Programs. The Department of Biology has collaboration with members of other Universities of Pakistan and Post Graduate institutions for its Biological Science courses/Programs. Two labs have been established in Science Block for Biological Sciences to conduct practicals of Biological philosophies.
After completing this Program, students will acquire the necessary knowledge based in the area of Bio-medical sciences, which is very important to diagnose the infectious diseases as well as epidemics.
The overall objective of this program is to Promote education of Applied/Life Sciences in the country.
The specific objectives are:
1. To provide human resources/skilled Microbiological technologists for catering the needs of medical laboratories in hospitals and research institutes.
2. To provide foundation for higher studies in Microbiological Sciences.
3. To create awareness about the importance of this science for general public health.
Future Plans :
The Department of Biology has launched four years BS Program in Microbiology from the semester Spring 2009. A well equipped Laboratory in research complex building has been established to cater practical and research component of BS programs.
Academic Facilities :
A central library in the main campus is available for the students. It has various kinds of books. In addition to this, there is internet facility from which students are being benefited. A well equipped multidisciplinary laboratory has been established for catering practicals needs of F.Sc. students.
Postal Address :
Department of biology ,Block.no 7 ,Allama Iqbal Open University , Main campus sector H-8 Islamabad, Pakistan