Scheme of Studies
The Department of Zoology is home to multidisciplinary approaches towards vast areas of biological sciences. The department aims to be a centre of excellence in teaching as well as in diverse areas of research to promote knowledge, skills and expertise in students required to contribute to society as educators, research scientists and administrators.
To meet the dire need of coming decades, the Department of Zoology is committed to impart updated education, to deliver society-oriented and need-based research, to develop an integrated program to enhance fisheries resources and their management, to hold regular seminars by invited speakers and subject specialists for the scientific grooming of students and faculty and to develop collaboration both at national and international levels.
Department of Zoology was established in 1990 for the teaching of graduate and post graduate courses affiliated with Punjab University, Lahore, then took a mature turn after the up-gradation of Govt. College Faisalabad as Govt. College University, Faisalabad in 2002. Later on launching of MPhil, PhD and Honors programs added to its status and it has come forth as one of the academically sound Department of the country. 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 academic pursuits. All the faculty members under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Farhat Jabeen 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 signing MoU with Newcastle University UK, WASA and Punjab Fisheries Department with an objective of sharing research facilities for educational and career development of the students coherent with professional requirement. The Department believes in its uplifting at world recognized level through imparting outstanding teaching and research by awarding degree in academic programs of BS, MSc, MS /MPhil and PhD in Zoology. Recently department has recruited foreign qualified PhD faculty members to broaden the teaching and research horizon to face the modern challenges in the field of Science and Technology. Entomology, Fish Nutrition and Wet labs have been established to extend its infrastructure. Department has research project under INSPIRE Program (British council-Higher Education Commission funded project) and its two extension programs SPEKE and TNE on its credit. Moreover various other projects funded by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and Higher Education Commission are being running in the Department.