University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) is a university in the city of Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. The first major institution of higher agricultural education was the Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute which was founder in 1909 in the undivided Punjab.

At independence in 1947 Pakistan was a predominantly agricultural country and in spite subsequent industrialization and development, agriculture remains central to its economy. After independence the Government of Pakistan appointed National Commissions on Food and Education with the terms of reference to review, in all its ramifications, the prevailing agrarian system and to formulate measures for developing the full potential of our agricultural resources. The Commissions made a strong plea for establishing an Agricultural university which could play a more vigorous role in promoting research and education in Agriculture was established by upgrading the former Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute in the year 1961-62.

The University's faculty comprises more than 400 teachers of whom 224 hold Ph.D. degrees mainly from foreign universities.

The University is organised into faculties of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Sciences, and a Division of Education and Extension all located at the main campus in Faisalabad, and College of Veterinary Sciences at Lahore. These academic units offer a variety of study programmes leading to B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, D.V.M., B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Phil, and Ph.D. degrees in various disciplines of agriculture and allied fields.

Faculties

Faculty of Agriculture

This faculty, the largest of all academic units, is responsible for conducting research on all aspects of crop production; teaching is undertaken at both under- and post-graduate levels by its various departments namely, Agronomy, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Plant Pathology, Agricultural Entomology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Forestry, Range Management, and Wildlife and Crop Physiology. The Faculty offers the undergraduate degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and post-graduate degrees of M.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. in various agricultural disciplines.Under this faculty various socities are woking such as [Pakistan society of horticultural sciences] [http://www.pshs.org.pk] and The agrarian society Mr> Naeem-ur-Rehman shah is the leading student of this faculty. Amjad watoo was leading Naqal Choor.

Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

The five constituent departments of the faculty are Agricultural Economics, Cooperation and Credit, Agricultural Marketing, Farm Management, and Rural Sociology. The Faculty offers courses in the subjects of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at graduate and postgraduate levels.

The Faculty provides supporting courses for students enrolled in other Faculties. The Faculty also offers M.A. degrees in Economics and Sociology as evening college. A data-processing centre is attached to the Faculty. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in different disciplines.

Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

The Faculty includes departments of Structural and Environmental Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage, Food Technology, Farm Machinery, and Power and Fibre Technology.

The Faculty offers courses of studies, leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering; M.Sc. in Food Technology, Fibre Technology, Agricultural Engineering; and Doctor of Philosophy in Food Technology and Agricultural Engineering.

In B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) the same fundamental courses are taught as in other engineering institutions with emphasis on agricultural problems including water management, farm machinery and food processing.

Faculty of Veterinary Science

The Faculty includes the department of Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Parasitology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Surgery, and Animal Reproduction. Candidates having a degree in biological sciences are considered for postgraduate admission in non-clinical subjects.

In this faculty, the students are enrolled for the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) and for M.Sc(Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees in various disciplines.

Faculty of Animal Husbandry

The Faculty consists of four departments, viz. Animal Breeding and Genetics, Livestock Management, Animal Nutrition, and Poultry Husbandry.

This Faculty offers the degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Animal Husbandry at the graduate level. It also offers supporting courses for students of D.V.M and B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture. It provides training the research facilities concerning livestock, poultry and their products to various departments in the University and provide advisory services to livestock and poultry farmers. Postgraduate courses leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees are offered by all the four departments in the faculty.

Faculty of Sciences

The Faculty includes the departments of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Business Management Sciences, Computer Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Islamic Studies.

The Faculty offers undergraduate courses in physical, biological and social sciences and postgraduate degree programmes in Botany, Zoology and Fisheries, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Management and Commerce.

Graduates of pure sciences from other institutions are eligible for admission to courses leading to M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduates having a relevant Bachelor's degree may also seek admission to MBA and M.Com. degree programmes.

Division of Education and Extension

The Division of Education and Extension consists of the departments of Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Education, Continuing Education, Rural Home Economics, Urdu Cell, Laboratory High School for girls, and a Laboratory High School for boys.

The Division offers graduate, postgraduate and coordinate/manages short term courses offered by various departments of the University. The Division organises in-service training courses for personnel from the Agriculture Department, Education Department, Army, Banks, and other agencies responsible for agricultural and educational development. The Division also publishes journals and bulletins for the guidance and education of the farmers and general public.

Directorate of Crop Production and Water Management

The Water Management Research and Training Programme was started in 1979. Later on, keeping in view the usefulness of the programme, it was restructured and renamed as the Directorate of Crop Production and Water Management in 1 July 1991. This programme includes to conduct research in the field of Agricultural Water Management and to develop and demonstrate water management technologies to gain maximum agricultural crops return per unit area and per unit time with minimum use of available irrigation water.

College of Veterinary Sciences

This college has been upgraded as University of Animal Sciences, Lahore in 2005.It imparts training for the degree in D.V.M. It also offers M.Sc. degree courses in the subjects of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Microbiology, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Parasitology, Poultry Husbandry, and Veterinary Pathology. Ph.D. degrees in various subjects are also offered.

D.G. Khan College of Agriculture

In the beginning the College imparts training in the degree of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture. The College consists of teaching Sections of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Horticulture, Agronomy, Soil and Forestry Range Management & Wildlife, Agricultural Entomology, Plant Pathology, Animal Production & Health, Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences & Rural Development.now this time uaf can introduce more progams in under grduate e.g. B.COM .BSC. BCS.etc

Academic Programmes

The University offers an integrated programme of teaching and research in all disciplines of agriculture at one campus to ensure interaction and exchange of ideas among scientists of different specialization. Emphasis is also laid on the teaching of Pakistan and Islamic Studies so that the graduates acquire Islamic spirit and values and a sense of patriotism for their country. The following degree courses are offered:

1st Degree Courses

*B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture : 8-semester programme after F.Sc. (Pre-Medical)
*Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Faisalabad: 10-semesters programme after F.Sc (Pre-Medical)
*B.Sc (Hons) Animal Husbandry : 8-semester programme after F.Sc. (Pre-Medical)
*B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering : 8-semester programme after F.Sc. (Pre-Medical), 8-semester programme after F.Sc. (Pre-Engg.) / Licentiate from a Polytechnic Institute holding a three-years Diploma.
*B.Sc. (Home Economics) : 4-semester programme after F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) for female students.

Postgraduate Degree Programmes

*M.Sc./M.Sc. (Hons.) 4 semesters.(offered in 35 subjects, after completing first degree course)
*M.Phil. in pure science 4 semesters.(Offered in 5 subjects after completing M.Sc. in the relevant subject)

*Ph.D. (offered in 28 subjects, 4 semesters.(after completing M.Sc. in the relevant subject)

An evening College has also been started in the University where M.B.A. (Regular and Executive), M.Com. and M.A. (Economics & Sociology) and M.Sc. Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Fibre Technology, Home Economics (Food & Nutrition), Statistics and Computer Science is being offered.

In view of the latest development in science and technology as also the national requirements, the courses of studies offered at the University are constantly reviewed to keep them in tune.

Diploma and Certificate Courses

The University under the short courses program organises training facilities in agriculture and allied disciplines for in-service, pre-service and self-employed personnel, farmers, and others interested in agriculture. Separate courses are provided for ladies on the subjects and skills peculiar to women folk. The Division has developed 124 courses of different duration leading to diplomas and certificates, and this number is increasing day by day according to the growing national needs of the people by adding new courses. The duration of these courses depends upon the nature of the course and requirements of the participants. All these courses have by and large a practical bias.

Following diploma courses are regularly offered:
#C.T. Agriculture (Boys)
#Diploma in Rural Home Economics (Girls)
#Diploma in Arabic
#Mali Class
#Veterinary Assistant Diploma Course
#Diploma in Grain Storage Management
#Postgraduate Diploma Course in Food Science (for Army Personnel)
#Agricultural Business Management
#Computer Science
#Pre-release training course for army personnel.

Out of the above mentioned courses, C.T. Agriculture for boys and one-year Diploma in Rural Home Economics for girls have been highly appreciated by the common masses for their usefulness and utility. The said two courses are meant for the preparation of F.Sc./F.A. pass candidates as Elementary School Teachers for teaching agriculture and home economics subjects in middle schools

----Contact:
380 University Ave.
Faisalabad 38040
Pakistan
Tel: +92 (41) 920 0161
Fax: No. 092-411-647846
Telex: AGRIVARSITY
URL: http://www.uaf.edu.pk/


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