Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology / Biology offers research oriented M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Zoology / Biology. Qualified students usually enter M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees programme. Requirements for the Ph.D include appropriate course work designed to provide broad but intensive training in Zoology / Biology experience in presentation of seminar and successful completion comprehensive examination. The Ph.D also requires formalities and execution of original research, as demonstrated by production of research publications and a dissertation.


The zoological sciences degrees programme are design to be flexible in order to meet the many needs of students in sub-discipline of modern zoology viz., Microbiology, Wildlife and Conservation, Parasitology, Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology, Developmental Biology, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Animal Physiology and Environmental Biology. The laboratories are designed for conducting modern research in its diverse fields. Furthermore, Students are doing coordinated research projects in these state-of-the-art laboratory facilities of National Agriculture Research Center, Museum of Natural History, National Institute of Health, Islamabad.



The Department of Zoology was under the umbrella of Biological Sciences till August 2003. The M.Sc and Ph.D degree programmes in Zoology were initially started in 1997 and 2001, respectively. The Department have highly qualified faculty most of them with post doctorate experience from International universities. The faculty has produced 35 publications in the last five years in journals of repute. Most faculty members have specialization in the field of Parasitology and Microbiology, Physiology and Reproductive Physiology, Aquaculture and Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and Management. The department is coordinating projects with different international universities of USA and UK.


Research Facilities

Department is fully equipped with state of the art equipment in order to carry out applied research in different field of zoology specially Parasitology, Microbiology, Physiology and environmental sciences. Main themes of research his to address the problem faced by the fish and livestock farmers of Barani region. Furthermore, research related to surveillance of human disease is also being carried out human community.

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
  • World Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPA), UK
  • University of Bristol, Bristol, UK


Symposia, Seminar and Workshop


  • Hosted and Organized Congress of Zoology International, in collaboration with Zoological Society of Pakistan.
  • Seminar delivered by Dr. Roy Jones, a Wildlife Consultant on Biology of Beer and its Conservation in Pakistan in collaboration with World Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPA), UK


Future Vision


  • To establish Regional Animal/Human diseases diagnostic laboratory to identify potential pathogens and their epidemiological status.
  • To develop fish hatchery to produce healthy fish seed for the farmers of Barani Region.
  • To Initiated M.Phil degree programme to produce scientifically trained manpower in different field of zoology to fulfill country needs.
  • To establish Natural Museum for the preservation of Indigenous Fauna of Barani Region

Short Courses and Diploma


  • To impart practical skills related fish breeding and its management to fish farmers of Barani Region.
  • To develop awareness about wildlife conservation and protection of Biodiversity in Barani region.
  • To conduct short courses in Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology and Endocrinology diagnostics.

Expected Linkage with Industries


In future department intends to establish research linkages with different pharmaceutical companies and NGOs working in Pakistan.