Institute of Continuing Education & Extension

The Institute of Continuing Education and Extension was established in July 2002 under the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore at D-Block Ravi Campus Pattoki. The institute envisages expansion and quality enhancement in its academic courses and extension services to contribute to the national economic growth.


  • To impart technical training at professional and sub-professional level
  • To develop human resource for socio-economic uplift
  • To offer Livestock Assistant Diploma to Matric pass youth
  • To offer short refresher courses for professionals to update their knowledge and skills
  • To provide extension services to the farmers at their doorstep
  • To provide conducive environment to students, trainees and teachers

LIVESTOCK Assistant Diploma 

To achieve these goals, the institute is offering Livestock Assistant diploma. Keeping in view the Four-tier service structure and demand of all public and private stakeholders of Livestock the Livestock Assistant diploma is fulfilling the needs of para-veterinary services in all over the Punjab. The Livestock Assistant Diploma holders having quality education, better understanding, knowledge and modern skills are able to deliver better field services resulting in enhancement of animal productivity.

Admission Criteria

  • Matriculation (Science with biology)/equivalent
  • Minimum 45% Marks
  • Maximum age 22 years

Potential Careers Opportunities

  • Veterinary Assistant in Livestock and Dairy Development Department
  • Animal Laboratory Assistant
  • Animal Research Assistant
  • Dairy Industry
  • Animal Feed Industry
  • Private Livestock farms
  • Animal products marketing and sale

Training Courses

For matriculate youth/farmers, the Institute is also offering certificate courses and vocational educational programs in livestock, poultry, dairy, fisheries, wildlife, etc. This institute has so far trained thousands of farmers, paravets and veterinarians in different disciplines of livestock production and management. The major beneficiary organizations for training programs up till now are;

  • Livestock & Dairy Development Department of Punjab
  •  National Rural Support Program (NRSP)
  •  Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP)
  • National Vocational Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC)
  • Doaba Foundation
  • Nestle Pakistan
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • ASLP
  • Tetra Pak

Following certificate training courses are offered with collaboration of different NGOs;

  • Village Veterinary Workers (Duration 3 months)
  • Artificial Insemination Technician  (Duration 6 months)
  • Dairy Herd Management (Duration 3 months)
  • Community Livestock Extension Workers (Duration 1 month)
  • Veterinary Poultry and Dairy Assistant (Duration 6 months)
  • Fish Farming (Duration 6 months)


  • Technical staff at livestock farms
  • Self-employment
  • Vaccinator
  • AI technicians


  • Lecture rooms
  • Well-equipped lab
  • Internet facility
  • IT lab
  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Cafeteria
  • Experimental Animal Shed
  • Outdoor Clinic
  • Playgrounds
  • Security

Extension Activities

  • Farmer awareness campaigns
  • Deworming and vaccination campaigns
  • Participation in animal fairs

Other Activities

  • Admission and examination of Livestock Assistant Diploma at sub campuses and affiliated institutes
  • Internship program
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Publication of news bulletin and UVAS Gazette
  • Preparation of Pamphlets and Brochures
  • Books for LAD
  • Course Material for other courses 

Sub Campuses of UVAS

Following sub campuses of UVAS are also offering Livestock Assistant Diploma

  • College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang
  • Khan Bahadar Choudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal
  • Para-Veterinary Institute Karor Lal-Eason, Layyah
  • College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Jhang
  • Khan Bahadar Choudhry Mushtaq Ahmed College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Narowal
  • Para-Veterinary Institute Karor Lal-Eason, Layyah

Affiliated Institutions

Following Livestock training center/Para-Vet schools affiliated with UVAS (Institute of Continuing Education and Extension) are also offering Livestock Assistant Diploma

  • LSTC, Bahadarnagar, Okara
  • LSTC, Shaikhupura
  • Govt. Para-Veterinary school, Kherimurat, Attock
  • Govt. Para-Veterinary school, Rakh Ghulaman, Bhakkar
  • Govt. Para-Veterinary School, Haroonabad, Bahawalnagar
  • Govt. Para-veterinary school, Fazilpur, Rajanpur


  • What is an admission criterion for Livestock Assistant Diploma?
    Answer: Matriculation (Science with biology) with minimum 45% Marks and Age not more than 22 years
  • When admission for Livestock Assistant Diploma will open?
    Answer: Annually in August/September