Message from Coordinator FVAS:

Pleasure and honor are the deep root feeling to my soul while presenting my message as founder of Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Bhimber Campus AJ&K. Pakistan is an agricultural state and livestock is its important sub-sector that has a unique position in the national agenda of economic development. In history, livestock is accomplished by smallholders to meet their needs of milk, meat, eggs, drought, profits and food security on routine basis. In Pakistan, the employment at the rural level is created by livestock. Similarly, in poverty alleviation and socio-economic standard of rural population livestock is playing a vital role. Approximately, livestock contribution in agricultural value added and in national GDP is 55.9 % and 11.8 %, respectively. The importance of domestic animals may be realized from the fact that rural populations is generating 30-40% of their income and almost 35-40 million populations are involved in livestock industry. The gradual shift of Pakistan to agriculture and livestock-based economy has resulted in the inevitable need of new academic institutes in the country in order to cater the relevant demands. Resultantly, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences was established in 2020 with the objective of attaining a substantial skillful manpower in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.  The Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has four departments i.e. Veterinary Sciences, Animal Sciences, Livestock Production and Epidemiology and Public Health. At present, one undergraduate degree programs, i.e., BS Animal Sciences in the Department of Animal Sciences and one diploma program, i.e., Livestock Assistant Diploma (LAD) in the Department of Veterinary Sciences are being offered by the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Bhimber Campus, MUST. The curricula and syllabi of all programs are kept continuously updated in accordance with national and international standards.

Coordinator (Dr. Abid Hussain)

Name of the Departments are:

  • Department of Veterinary Sciences
  • Department of Animal Sciences
  • Department of Livestock Production
  • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SCIENCES

Program Mission:

“Livestock Assistant Diploma leads to an enhanced income of the rural families and reduction in poverty at village level. This diploma will enable the candidate to professionally assist the veterinarians in Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries and as well as in the field”

Degree Program Offered:

  • Livestock Assistant Diploma

INTRODUCTION:

The Livestock Assistant Diploma is offered by department of Veterinary Sciences. The main objective of Livestock Assistant Diploma (LAD) is to improve productivity of livestock at village level through modern Animal Husbandry techniques & knowledge and to ensure a sustainable livelihood for the farmer in the village. This leads to an enhanced income of the rural families and reduction in poverty at village level. In specific, this proposed 2 years Diploma will enable the candidate to professionally assist the veterinarians in Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries and as well as in the field. They will learn to efficiently undertake prophylactic measures including seasonal vaccinations against diseases. Artificial Insemination (AI) has gained a strong footing in Pakistan and our Diploma holders will be trained in basics of AI technique. They will also be able to impart extension education in animal breeding, feeding, disease control, management and marketing. Self-employment opportunity as clinician, livestock producer will be attained by the students. Treat sick animals and ensure Animal Health in field. Also perform deworming against ecto and endo parasites. Perform Artificial Insemination and advise farmer to improve reproductive health of livestock. Collect & dispatch blood, fecal samples for proper laboratory diagnosis. Impart extension education in animal breeding, feeding, disease control, management and marketing. Assist / Conduct surveys for basic data collection in the field. Organize farmer days, field days, melas etc at UC level. Avail self-employment opportunity as clinician, livestock producer. Work as livestock assistant in middle east countries.

Admission Criteria:

  • The Matriculation with biology with minimum 40% marks

Duration:

02 years (04 Semester)