What options do you have if not MBBS or BDS?

There is a big number of student base when It comes to sitting in the entry test for MBBS and BDS. Every year thousands of male and female candidates sit for this exam and many of them fail to pass. Many students out of failure lose hope and, in the end, either discontinue their education paths or change their career paths considering the negative environment their families and the peer pressure around them creates for them.

These students do not try to go beyond these two fields; MBBS and BDS. If they do so there are many other fields that these students who have failed to pass the entry tests can apply and continue their career path in medicine. The purpose of this blog is to provide first-hand knowledge regarding the other fields that exist beyond BDS and MBBS.

These are 3 field choices for students who have secured 85% marks or above in Intermediate are:

  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Biotechnology

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)

Pharmacy doctor is the full form of Pharm-D which is the collegian courses completed within 5 years of study. This degree is related and concerned about handling medicine only. It is approved by Pakistan Pharmacy Council and its solely related to the fact that a particular drug is accepted as the drug of particular sickness. The students are taught and trained to study, test and create new medicine. The six months of house job is also compulsory after completing this degree.

Career in Pharmacy in Pakistan:

  • Consultant Pharmacists (Cons. Ph.)
  • Medicines Safety Manager (MSM)
  • Hospital Pharmacist (H Ph.)
  • Dispensary Manager (DM)
  • Dispensary Pharmacist (D Ph.)
  • Senior Clinical Pharmacists
  • Community Pharmacist (C Ph.)
  • Pharmacy Assistant (PA)
  • Clinical Pharmacist (CP)
  • Medicines Management Technician (MMT)

Institutes Offering BS Pharmacy in Pakistan

  • University of Karachi
  • Dow University of Health Sciences
  • University of Punjab
  • Jinnah Sindh Medical University
  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • The University Of Veterinary And Animal Science
  • Quaid-e-Azam University
  • Liaquat University Of Medical and Health Sciences
  • University Of Agriculture


Biotechnology In Pakistan:

The study of living organisms with the goal of converting them to useful products are known as Biotechnology. To give an example various diseases and viruses are created from the living and functioning micro organisms. With the mind-blowing advancement in recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid technology, biotechnologists are operating for artificial hormones, drugs, etc. So, biotechnology will become the next most attention grabbing field in the world in the coming future.

Career in Biotechnology in Pakistan

  • Research and development
  • Software engineering
  • Food, animal, and environmental science
  • Quality assurance/regulatory affairs
  • Manufacturing
  • Clinical research
  • Business management
  • Project management
  • Government (policymaking)
  • Sales and technical support
  • Institutes offering BS in Biotechnology

Institutes offering a BS degree in Biotechnology in Pakistan:

  • Women University Azad Jammu &Kashmir-Bagh
  • The University Of Science &Technology-Bannu
  • University Of Malakand-Chakdara
  • Bacha Khan University-Charsadda
  • Gomal University-D.I. Khan
  • Government College University-Faisalabad
  • University Of Gujrat
  • International Islamic University-Islamabad
  • Quaid-e-Azam University-Islamabad
  • University Of Sindh-Jamshoro
  • Dow University Of Health Sciences-Karachi
  • Federal Urdu University Of Arts Science &Technology- Karachi
  • University Of Karachi
  • The University Of Management Sciences &Information Technology-Kotli
  • Government College University- Lahore
  • Kinnaird College For Women-Lahore
  • Lahore College For Women University-Lahore
  • University Of The Punjab-Lahore
  • The University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences-Lahore
  • Virtual University Of Pakistan-Lahore

Biochemistry in Pakistan:

Bio chemistry is an immense field of organic chemistry and the professionals of these fields are known as Bio Chemists. The study includes the functions of carbs, proteins, fats and different studies on genes and molecular basis. The biochemists work side by side with chemists and health care professionals still as engineers.

Scope of Biochemistry in Pakistan:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutes
  • Forensic Science
  • Cosmetic industry
  • Research Institutes
  • Industrial Labs
  • Blood banks
  • Public Health services
  • Institutes offering BS in Biochemistry

Institutes offering a degree in Bio-chemistry

  1. Government College University – Faisalabad
  2. The University Of Agriculture – Faisalabad
  3. Kinnaird College For Women – Lahore
  4. Hazara University – Mansehra
  5. The University Of Baluchistan – Quetta
  6. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University – Quetta
  7. University Of The Punjab – Lahore
  8. The University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences – Lahore
  9. Quaid-e-Azam University – Islamabad
  10. University Of Karachi – Karachi

Other Fields of sciences

There are many completely different field choices for college students who don’t get into MBBS programs and have secured good in Intermediate. These fields are:

  • Veterinary – animal sciences
  • Physiotherapy
  • Diet and Nutritionist
  • Cardiac Perfusion
  • Optometry
  • Biomedical engineering


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