Mission Statement
Introduction to FOLS
Campus Location
UCP at a Glance

The Faculty of Life Sciences (FoLS) seeks to realize the university’s mission by assuring their availability , excellence in teaching, research and outreach, high quality education and training for our students so that they could prepare themselves to function as scientists in the regional and global arena. FoLS aims to provide a range of advanced courses to its students in the disciplines it embraces with a good general education, to provide coherent and rigorous programs of study which extends over 2 to 4 years depending upon their degree. FoLS intends to expose students to recent developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of the disciplines and to train them in the use of scientifc thinking and methodology as an effective approach to interact and understand the biosphere. We have deployed a range of assessment methods and techniques, to enable students to demonstrate the depth of their understanding and their capacity for independent thought. FoLS covers a wide spectrum of biological subjects in both teaching and research. The FoLS spans its expertise in the feld of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Forensic Sciences. The FoLS also has a substantial research portfolio and strives to achieve research excellence across the range.

FoLS research strategy is to harness the strengths and breadth of our research to meet the changing needs of society, industry and healthcare, and to address the global challenges of climate change, energy, global health and security. Driven by the expertise and knowledge of academic staff in our departments, we work to respond the emerging natural science issues and to bear out the priorities of our major funders. Teaching and training the next generation of scientists is a prime responsibility and goal of the Faculty of Life sciences.

FoLS has initiated Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Forensic Sciences with 100% PhD & experienced faculty through a vision to be recognized as an academic faculty of international reputation and to offer cutting edge, interdisciplinary and the most sought after courses in above mentioned subjects. The faculty has ever since demonstrated an unfailing commitment towards research and man-power development in frontier areas of integrative biology. FoLS aims to start research in molecular and cellular processes involved in health and disease with an emphasis on discovery of interventional molecules and identifcation of targets with respect to bacterial and viral infections, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Bacterial Genomics, Cellular Biology, Microbial Biology, Protein Structure Function Studies, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology constitute major skill domains of our research groups.

Prof. Dr. Mushtaq A. Saleem
DEAN Faculty of Life Sciences
University of Central Punjab