The Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife established in 2002, envisions being a center of academic excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Conservation Ecology, and Wildlife by providing quality programs in teaching, research, and its applications in private and public sector to enhance fisheries and wildlife resource management at local, national, and international levels.
The faculty constitutes two departments:
- Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Wildlife and Ecology
The faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife has developed its research and teaching facilities at C Block, Ravi campus Pattoki with HEC funded projects for both Wildlife and Ecology (38.728 million) and Fisheries and Aquaculture (39.331 million). Both departments have well equipped labs for investigative studies on various aspects of Fisheries and Aquaculture, like Fish Nutrition and Feeding, Soil and Water Chemistry, Disease diagnosis and Treatment, Ornithology, Herpetology and Mammology. and bats.
The faculty has successfully developed teaching and research facilities which include fish farms, animal enclosures and pheasantry. All the 33 fish ponds have been stocked with different fish species i.e. Labeo rohita, Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala, Ctenopharngodon idella, Hypophthalmicthys molitrix, Cyprinus carpio, Oreochromis nilotica, Channa marulius and Pangasius spp. at the rate of 800 fish/acre.We have modern fully functional fish hatchery where students work on induced spawning experiments especiallyon most valuable and endangered species.
We have several animal enclosures for Wildlife where we have mouflon sheep, blackbuck, Hog dear, variety of pheasants like golden and silver pheasant, peacock, and peafowl, which are available to the students for their research projects. We have five-degree programs three in Fisheries & Aquaculture, (BS Hons., M. Phil and PhD) and two (M. Phil and PhD) in Wildlife & Ecology, classes and practicals are all conducted at C-Block, Ravi Campus.
Four new degree programs have been initiated in the discipline of Zoology under the collaboration of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Department of Wildlife and Ecology.
- M. Phil. Zoology
- Ph. D. Zoology
The current activities and efforts to produce high quality professionals and entrepreneurs in both fields fill in long term lacunae of the national development. These activities will continue with same zeal and zest as it has already been demonstrated by all faculty members.