Department of Poultry Production

Introduction

BS (Hons) Poultry Science was initiated in 2007 as a 4 year bachelor’s degree program with the aim of producing professionals of international standards to serve the Poultry Industry of Pakistan. The students of BS (Hons) Poultry Science at UVAS get themselves employed in leading companies like K&N’s, Sabir’s Poultry and Seasons Foods and play their role as a valuable skilled human resource.

Career Opportunities in Poultry Science

Poultry sector offers excellent career prospects for aspiring entrepreneurs, farm managers and hatchery managers. Employment opportunities also exist in the areas of poultry meat processing and feed milling.

Higher Education in Poultry Science

Opportunities for higher education in Poultry Science are vast both internationally and locally and areas of specialization include but are certainly not limited to

  1. Poultry Breeding and Genetics
  2. Poultry Feed & Nutrition
  3. Poultry Housing and Environment Control
  4. Poultry Meat Processing
  5. Egg Processing
  6. Poultry Marketing and Business Management

Educational opportunities up to Post doctorate level are available in USA, UK, South Korea, Netherlands and many other countries

Student Life in Poultry Science

Student life in poultry science is quite challenging and requires 24/7 dedication towards studies and practical work. It incurs a deep sense of responsibility and develops temperament for professional life at poultry farms. An excellent feature of BS (Hons) Poultry science is that it involves research work at the graduate level which prepares the students for further education well in advance.

The student publications are very much encouraged and appreciated at undergraduate level and students regularly publish their articles in Pakistan Poultry Magazine.

Courses Offered for BS (Hons) Poultry Science

Course No.

Title

Credit hour

FIRST SEMESTER

SOSC-07101

English Comprehension

3(3-0)

STCS-07102

Business Mathematics and Statistics

3(3-0)

PHYS-07103

Avian Anatomy and Physiology

4(2-2)

POSC-07104

Introduction to Poultry Science

4(2-2)

STCS-07105

Introduction to computing

3(3-0)

 

Total

17

SECOND SEMESTER

BIOC-07201

Principles of Biochemistry

3(2-1)

SOSC-07202/
SOSC-07203

Islamic Studies/
Ethics

1(1-0)

SOSC-07204

Business & Technical Report Writing

3(3-0)

LEBM-07205

Entrepreneurship

3(3-0)

EPPH-07206

Poultry Hygiene and Diseases Prevention 

4(2-2)

POSC-07207

Game Bird Production

4(2-2)

 

Total

18

THIRD SEMESTER

SOSC-07301

Communication Skills

3(3-0)

STCS-07302

Statistics and Probability

3(3-0)

NUTR-07303

Fundamentals of Poultry Nutrition

3(2-1)

ANBG-07304

Introduction to Poultry Genetics

3(2-1)

SOSC-07305

Pakistan Studies

2(2-0)

POSC-07306

Biology of the fowl

3(2-1)

 

Total

17

FOURTH SEMESTER

ANBG-07401

Population Genetics

3(2-1)

NUTR-07402

Nutrition of Table poultry

3(2-1)

POSC-07403

Broiler Production and Management

4(2-2)

LEBM-07404

Poultry Marketing & Business Management

3(3-0)

POSC-07405

Poultry Behaviour and Welfare

3(2-1)

POSC-07406

Poultry Processing and Preservation Technology

3(2-1)

 

Total

19

FIFTH SEMESTER

NUTR-07501

Nutrition of Laying Birds

3(2-1)

POSC-07502

Layer Production and Management

4(1-3)

POSC-07503

Egg Products Technology

3(1-2)

ANBG-07504

Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

3(2-1)

LEBM-07505

Elements of Business 

3(3-0)

 

Total

16

SIXTH SEMESTER

ANBG-07601

Applied Poultry Genetics

3(2-1)

POSC-07602

Poultry Housing and Environmental Management

3(2-2)

POSC-07603

Management of Parent Flocks

4(1-3)

POSC-07604

Poultry Farm Engineering and Construction

3(2-1)

NUTR-07605

Feed Formulation and Processing Technology

3(1-2)

POSC-07606

Research Project

6(0-6)

 

Total

22

SEVENTH SEMESTER

POSC-07701

Incubation Principles and Hatchery Management

4(2-2)

POSC-07702

Avian Embryology

3(2-1)

POSC-07703

Computerized Poultry Record Keeping

3(2-1)

POSC-07704

Quality Control Management in Poultry Operations

3(2-1)

LEBM-07705

Poultry Marketing and Risk Management

3(3-0)

MST-07706

Further Poultry Processing

2(1-1)

POSC-07707

Poultry Health Management

3(2-1)

                        

Total

21

EIGHTH SEMESTER

POSC-07801

Internship

6(0-6)

 

Total

6

 

         Grand Total

136