Livestock sector is an important segment of agriculture economy and contributed 56.3% of the agricultural value added and 11.8% of the national GDP during 2014-15. The gross value added of the livestock sector at constant factor cost was Rs. 801.3 billion during the same period. Historically livestock has been the subsistence sector dominated by the small holder to meet their needs of milk, food security and daily cash income. During the last decade there has been massive investment in poultry, fisheries, dairy and meat sectors to fulfill the demand for food of high biological value in the country and export in the regional markets.
Being flagship University in these disciplines in the country, UVAS has fully realized the needs of the sectors and initiated degree programs, research projects, technology centers and services to meet the challenges of growing industries, farming communities and stakeholders.
The commercialization of research and expertise from this University generates significant economic growth and business opportunities within country. Our research-focused teaching ensures our students receive the highest quality education, which introduces them to the frontiers of knowledge and provides them with the skills and discipline to contribute fully to whatever career they follow. We have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. For these reasons, UVAS graduates are highly sought after both locally and internationally.
By working closely with our communities, we are proud to play a leadership role in enhancing economic prosperity, contributing to improvements in the health and well being of our nation.
Our website will, we hope, give you a flavor of what makes our University special, in terms of our academic expertise and business connections, whether you are a student, employer or prospective colleague.
Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha