I am privileged to become part of an institution which is historic, and brining a real change in the life of students, research culture, stake holders and poor livestock farmers. I am impressed to note that there are five faculties and now six campuses in different cities of Punjab. Ravi Campus at Pattoki is emerging as future hub of technologies related to animal and veterinary sciences. In real sense paradigm shift in regional livestock sector since more than last one century which drove it not only to cater the diverse and volatile needs of trained and qualified human resources in veterinary and allied sciences and industries but also for poverty reduction, rural and urban development . This is evidenced by the fact that Livestock is contributing 58 percent to the Agricultural GDP of Pakistan. Moreover, this flagship university stands in top ten national universities as per 2015 Rankings declared by HEC which itself speaks about its sensitivity towards quality of higher education.
Now, this institution is developing collaboration with the national and international educational and research institutes to keep the academia, students, stakeholders abreast with the latest developments and techniques in the veterinary and allied fields. I expect that the Vice-Chancellor, faculty, management will make more concerted efforts and explore untapped avenues to achieve higher HEC ranking in the coming years. I wish every best of luck for this university.