Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics

Message of the Chairman

 

Welcome to the Animal Breeding & Genetics Department at PMAS-Arid Agriculure University, Rawalpindi!

 

The Animal Breeding & Genetics Department invites you to get to know our outstanding faculty and staff and current students to become familiar with our diverse programs in the animal breeding & genetics. Our departmental programs integrate science, practice, and innovation to serve the immediate needs of animal industries. Moreover, our faculty direct programs that provide new knowledge and information to confront the challenges in the future.

 

Our commitment is to educate and prepare students for productive and gratifying careers in animal breeding & genetics, veterinary medicine and the diverse areas of animal breeding business and industry. Our faculty, whom are internationally recognized, with expertise in breeding, genetics & genomics, lead instruction, research and outreach programs for farmers and industry. These programs and disciplinary focus areas include dairy cattle, beef cattle, poultry, sheep, goat, camel, donkey, horses, companion animals, laboratory animals and zoo animals.

 

Graduates of our program are knowledgeable about sustainable animal breeding practices that also ensure animal production, genetic control of diseases and well-being and stewardship of natural resources. Our graduates play key roles in meeting the employment opportunities and needs in all areas of animal science.

 

Our goal is to enrich the lives of humans through animals. If your goal is to work with animals and have a fulfilling career, we can help you achieve your goal.

 

Dr. Muhammad Moaeen-ud-Din
Chairman              

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics is to educate and develop students with life skills and knowledge and to engage and serve the public and the people who produce animals and animal products.

 

We will achieve our mission through discovery, development, and dissemination of knowledge related to animal breeding & genetics in genomics era in order to promote economically viable, socially acceptable, and environmentally sustainable systems of breeding and genetic improvement for local livestock species.

 

We will enhance human well-being through nutritious, desirable, and safe improved animal production through application of breeding and genomics sciences.

 

Vision Statement

 

We, the faculty, staff, and students, aspire to be the premier source of:

 

  • Basic knowledge of genetics
  • Professionally trained individuals in animal genetics and animal biology
  • Assistance for producers and agribusinesses for breeding of livestock for sustainable genetic improvement
  • Information to support the contributions of animals to society
  • Knowledge of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, and
  • Technology to produce desirable, safe, and nutritious animal-derived foods

We will achieve this vision through interactive learning, superior scholarship, and client-focused engagement with students, agricultural professionals and consumers.

 

CURBING MALNUTRITION AND ALLEVIATING POVERTY THROUGH GENETICALLY IMPROVED, CLIMATICALLY SUSTAINABLE ANIMALS

 

History

 

Department of Animal Breeding &Genetics was a section of Department of Livestock Production & Management since the inception of Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences in 2006 till June 30, 2018 when syndicate approved the establishment of Department in its 80th meeting. Earlier the foundation of Department was laid when on December 17, 2015; Laboratories of Animal Breeding & Genetics were inaugurated that included Molecular Genetics Lab and Functional Genomics Lab. Dr. Muhammad Moaeen-ud-Din was appointed as founding Chairman on September 2018.

 

Future Plans and Area of Expansion

 

 

  • Post-graduate degree program other than Animal Breeding and Genetics related to livestock genomics i.e. Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics in coordination with National Center for Livestock Breeding, Genetics & Genomics (NCLBG&G)
  • Devising breeding objectives for different livestock species in coordination with NCLBG&G, L&DD and industry/breeders
  • Implementation of genomic selection program for Sahiwal cattle in coordination with NCLBG&G, L&DD and industry/breeders
  • Establishment of state herd for Sahiwal cattle at KRF Koont
  • MoUs with international livestock genetics institutes
  • Establishing DRF recording system for Sahiwal cattle recording