Department of Zoology offers BS, M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in the subject of Zoology. The department has established a museum and an animal house for study and research purpose. Department also organize different study tours for the students to collect fauna from different areas of Pakistan as a requirement of their studies. Human Genetics, Molecular Oncology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, Animal Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology, Entomology and Environmental Biology are the main fields of research in Zoology. The students after completing their graduation from this department will have an adequate awareness about epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetic association, possible cure of the diseases, animal diversity, strategies to increase meat (fish and livestock), milk and wool production, recent parasitic and pest control programs and Honey Bee Farming. Zoology as a subject is multidisciplinary in nature, involving the study of organisms and their genetic, morphological and physiological attributes, their surrounding environment, and their role in the conservation of environment. Zoology is a combination of various disciplines such as Genetics, Physiology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Entomology, Freshwater Biology, Fisheries, Cell and Molecular Biology and Wildlife etc. These subjects have a significant role in human resource development, food security, environmental conservation, sustainable development which ultimately leads to elimination of poverty.
The Department of Zoology aims to bring advancement in the field of zoology in order to train students according to national as well as international demands. Motivate the students to learn and work with full vigor by providing them an environment of positive and healthy competition. The Department is committed to create best teaching and research environment for competent graduates of BS, M. Sc., M. Phil and Ph. D level. Highly qualified faculty and researchers in the department are trying their best to maintain esteemed integrity at individual and departmental level by contributing in excellent quality research and teaching. Department of zoology regularly organizes workshops, training, seminars and conferences to provide learning opportunities to students and the faculty members.
After qualifying the degree programs, the students can either go for higher studies or they can search for good jobs. Department of Zoology emphasis on educational and career development of the students by collaborating with other institutes within and outside the country. Graduates in Zoology can also find various job opportunities. They are in high demand in many organizations both in Pakistan and abroad. So, the scope for the students would involve prestigious jobs in the fields of Ecology, Animal care, Veterinary medicine, Zoo keeping, Medical Laboratories, Research institutes, NGOs, multidisciplinary Industries, Hospitals, Universities and Educational institutes of Federal and Provincial government.
Scope and Objectives
To enable students to acquire a knowledge about the biological diversity of animals including analysis at the level of genera, cells, organs, individuals, interactions of individuals, population, ecosystems and skills for better planning, protection and management of resources, environment, health, agriculture and livestock in the country.
- To prepare the students for identifying, developing and focusing on research dealing with one or more of the following areas: genetics, developmental biology, physiology, genetics, entomology, parasitology, microbiology, endocrinology, reproductive physiology, biotechnology, cancer biology, immunology, environmental biology and molecular biology etc.