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.
(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 Animal Sciences
“To provide the quality education & research that contribute significantly improvement in the health and management of livestock through professional approach”.
Animal Science, an exciting field, provides a solid foundation for diverse careers and professions. The curriculum is designed to give students the scientific foundation required to understand and work with animals in a variety of contexts. Experienced and dedicated faculty, excellent classrooms, animal farms, and research laboratories make the department an ideal place for education and research. It is a real-world environment where students put theory into practice and get themselves prepared for careers in a broad range of professions. Since the emergence of changing demand and perception of modern society, the relationships between people and animals have been an integral part of our society, economy and culture. Animals provide us with food, clothing, recreation and companionship. Animal Science, the study of the biological function of domestic and captive animals and their utilization by people focuses on modern, efficient and humane ways to care for and make the best use of the animals who share our lives. BS course provides training in the major disciplines of Animal Sciences and prepares graduates for careers in a broad range of professions working with animals or within animal-related industries i.e. teaching, research, government advisory or regulatory roles, commerce and industries allied to animal health, welfare, nutrition, and the management of populations of free-living or captive wild animals. The degree provides a broad foundation in biological sciences and instruction in basic sciences, research skills and the health, welfare, behavior, nutrition, genetics and breeding of animals, including farm animals, pets and performance animals. The program also includes a component in practical skills such as animal handling and the development of lifelong learning skills, critical thinking and effective communication with scientists and lay people involved with animals. Animal scientists work in all parts of the world from the plains and jungles of Africa to the research laboratories of the world’s foremost universities; with all types of animals from the smallest pets to the largest farm animals, horses or wild animals in a wide range of disciplines including nutrition, reproduction, genetics, welfare, behavior, health and pharmacology. Animal Science graduates from can get placement as managers at dairy, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, camel and ostrich farms. The graduates can also be employed as sales managers or representatives for pesticides, veterinary pharmaceutical companies and feed and food processing industries. Newly emerging Milk and Meat (mutton, beef, poultry) processing units and Semen Production Units have openings for Animal Science graduates to be employed as marketing managers.