UVAS promises help for a veterinary university in Swat
LAHORE – The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore and Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Swat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Research Innovation and Commercialisation Director Dr Farhan Jamil, KP Livestock and Dairy Development Department (L&DD) Director General Dr Alamzeb and Livestock Economist Dr Mir Ahmad Khan signed the MoU in a ceremony held at UVAS city campus here on Monday. UVAS Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, faculty members and delegations from KP-L&DD, Agriculture and Cooperatives were present on the occasion.
Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad expressed willingness to collaborate with KP Livestock Department for the establishment of veterinary university at Swat. He said that the university played a pivotal role in the development of the livestock sector. He also briefed the delegation on various undergraduate degree programmes of the university. Dr Alamzeb acknowledged the role of UVAS and said that the cooperation would be very beneficial especially for the establishment of new veterinary university at Swat which would be a key to strengthen the national economy and boost milk and meat production in the KP. Prof Dr Masood Rabbani briefed the delegation on the necessary requirements for the promotion of veterinary education, rules and regulations, updated curriculum for doctor of veterinary medicine students and for para-veterinary field staff.
He said that the Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council (PVMC) updated DVM curriculum according to modern day needs by adding latest veterinary practices and updated knowledge to produce a trained human resource.
According to the MoU, the UVAS will provide technical guidelines and assistance of faculties, laboratories, clinics, experimental animal unit, IT centre, dairy and poultry farms, specification of equipment and books/journals for the establishment of Swat veterinary university.