Department of Poultry Production

Introduction

The Department has been established in June 2003 with the main objectives of education / Training of students to cater to the needs of the poultry industry through enhancing egg and meat production in the country. The Department of Poultry Production is the only of its kind in Pakistan with maximum possible research infrastructure in all areas of poultry science (Broiler, layer, broiler breeder, indigenous birds, quails, hatchery, processing, and feed production). The Department also conducts problem oriented applied research by the students and faculty to solve the problems of stakeholders. The department also has a close liaison with the Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) and leading poultry farmers, breeders, poultry feed millers and hatchery men. The department also arrange meetings of “UVAS Poultry Club” on regular intervals, where academia and industry joins for viable strategies to overcome recent challenges faced by industry. Besides offering four year BS. (Hons.) Poultry Science, and courses for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and M.Sc. Zoology degree programs, the Department is also offering M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degree programs at post graduate level. The applied and problem oriented research findings are communicated to the stake holders through meetings, group discussions, seminars, student’s articles in various magazines.