The Department of Zoology was established in year 2007. The Department of Zoology offers B.S., MS/M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees for students interested in the scientific study of animals. . Currently about 350 students are enrolled in this Department. The department hosting 8 faculty members out of which 07 are Ph.D. and 01 is MS degree holders The faculty members are specialized in various fields, such as Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Embryology, Biochemistry, Ecology as well as Entomology, Genetics, Reproductive Physiology, Comparative Physiology, Endocrinology, Fisheries, Taxonomy, Evolution, Wildlife, Parasitology and many other related subjects.
It is committed to preparing a generation of highly-qualified graduates who are capable to actively participate in the development of society through the study of biological organisms and how to maximize the benefits of such organisms for the good of our society. Therefore, the Department focuses on teaching a myriad of courses relevant to Zoology, The Department periodically reviews the courses and introduces new courses.
The Bahawalpur region especially Cholistan is extremely rich in wildlife resources and several threats are operating to deplete these resources without any sustainable development. Accordingly, some wild animals have become threatened which if not conserve would soon become extinct. So students are prepared to explore these precious resources to manage them for their sustainable utilization to uplift the socioeconomic conditions of the local communities. The students completing their studies from this Department have opportunity for an awareness of the animal diversity, strategies to increase meat (fish and livestock), milk and wool production. Recent parasitic and pest control programs are also included. Postdoctoral fellowship program, with a mission 'to establish partnerships between those who support research in the animal sciences and academic institutions for their mutual benefit'.Job Opportunities
- Education Institutes, Colleges and Universities.
- Wild life and Zoo Department
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Bio-resource Research Center
- WWF & IUCN
- Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC)
- Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Council for Science & Industrial Research (PCSIR)
- Public / Private Research Organizations
- Apiculture & Sericulture Industry
- Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)
- Fisheries Department
- Curator in Museums