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Zoology

Chairperson’s Message

Confucius believed the highest state of human enlightenment is to “Change as time does.  Do as time demands.”  Indeed, there is no better time than now.  The GCUF’s past successes and rich tradition lay an excellent foundation enabling us to move forward and to embrace change.  It is my hope that you will join me as we continue to push new technologies to strengthen ties in the community and around the world.

The field of Science and Technology is changing at a rapidly accelerating pace. One downside to this is that information becomes outdated quickly putting an even greater importance on maintaining research excellence as a core mission of our Faculty. Our academic programs benefit greatly from our research efforts by providing our students a window into the changing face of modern Science and Technology. Supporting our outstanding faculty and maintaining research excellence is paramount as we move into our future years and beyond.

The mission of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology is to provide rigorous training in basic science as well as latest technology-based research that will prepare our students for leadership roles in the scientific challenge that will dominate the 21st century. The GCUF’s educational approach combines discipline-based specialization with a broad perspective for mastering new knowledge in a period of rapid change. Innovative programs and courses; full access to GCUF’s institutional strengths in research, education, and latest technologies; and the highest-caliber faculty all serve to attract an exceptional student population. The GCUF’s programs foster students’ development into imaginative, independent basic scientists and research-oriented scientists, who are prepared to lead the interdisciplinary efforts that will be required for advancing Science and Technology in the current era.

I and my colleagues are pleased on your selection of this institution. We look forward each year with great anticipation to the arrival of our new students and to the contributions they will make to campus life.

Vision

To Bring the Department of Zoology at national and International recognized level, Department will focus on the advancement of research in diverse areas of its expertise, for instance, the Department has planned to develop the new research laboratories including Wet Lab for Aquaculture & Fisheries, Genetics with special focus on Fish Genomics and Proteomics, Animal Tissue Culture Lab (ATCL) to cover the area of stem cell Culture, Microbiology, Vertebrate Palaeontology, Endocrinology & Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), Control of Insect and Vertebrate Pest Lab and Apiculture Lab (ACL) to excel the honey bee research with all basic & advanced research facilities.

Mission

Department strives to create an environment that enables teaching and research to attain high levels of excellence and in which its members can achieve their full potential through experimental manipulation of animal for the betterment of humanity, Biological control of insect and vertebrate pests and understanding the animal kingdom for the benefit of humanity and to produce innovative postgraduate that contribute to the development for national and International Scenarios.

Introduction

Department of Zoology which was established in 1990 for the teaching of graduate and post graduate courses affiliated with Punjab University, Lahore took a mature turn after the upgradation of Govt. College Faisalabad as Government College University, Faisalabad in 2002. Launching of M.Phil, Ph.D and Honors programs added to its status and it emerged out one of the academically richest Department not only of the university but also of the province. The high profile motivated faculty loaded with initiative and drive is key strength of the Department. The fully equipped laboratories, well furnished class rooms and update spacious library provide the best possible facilities to the students in their academics pursuits. All the faculty members under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Muhammad Hassan are striving hard and exercising their potentialities to the maximum extent focusing the activity based learning. University industry linkage program for the joint research ventures have been initiated. For this purpose the Department has established a linkage through internship with local industries and different research institutes with an objective of educational and career development of the students coherent with industry requirement.

The vision of Department is striving to come up to national/international standards and significance. This objective is being achieved through different academic programs starting from BS (Hons), M.Sc., M.Phil./MS to Ph.D in Zoology with the help of highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. All the teachers of this Department are striving hard and exercising their potentialities to the maximum extent and focusing the activity based learning. Since, industry collaboration with the view of joint research on national and international issues of significance and development will excel the process of innovation and improve the living standards of common man. For this purpose, Department has established a linkage through internships with local industries and different research institutes with an objective of educational and career development of the students. It will help in developing human resources coherent with industry requirements.

Department is offering research facilities to the students in the following fields according to the expertise of their faculty members:

  • Fisheries
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics/Human Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Wild Life
  • Mammology
  • Ornithology
  • Entomology
  • Forensic Science
  • Taxonomy
  • Control of Vertebrate Pest