DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

  • Introduction
  • Facilities
  • Academic Programs
  • Faculty

INTRODUCTION

The scope of Zoology has been expanded dramatically during recent years and there is no survival in this current age if we ignore the life research across a range of disciplines. Aim of the department is to achieve excellence in teaching as well as in various areas of research to impart knowledge and skills in students required to contribute to society as educators and researchers. Realizing this vision will result in a broad national reputation for excellence. The Department of Zoology meets the need of training persons in vast basic as well as interdisciplinary framework concerning Animal Sciences. The program provides students with the opportunity to study academically challenging and vocationally relevant subjects gaining exposure to the demands of scientific investigation. It emphasizes lab-based practical classes. As a result, students can experience many disciplines in which new technologies are making important contributions.

VISION

The Department of Zoology seeks to get excellence in academics and research at regional and international level in the light of vision and mission of the University of Mianwali, by inculcating sound acquisition of knowledge of wide disciplines of animal science through quality education and research.

MISSION

The Mission of Department of Zoology is training of the persons in basic as well as interdisciplinary framework concerning Animal Sciences. The program provides the opportunity to study academically challenging and vocationally relevant subjects like Wildlife, Biodiversity, Microbiology, Entomology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics,  Environmental Biology, Toxicology, Biotechnology and Developmental Biology; it offers modules ranging from Conservation to Immunobiology, gaining exposure to the demands of scientific investigation. It emphasizes lab-based practical classes. As a result, students can experience many disciplines in which new technologies are making important contributions. Because of the importance of the subject and its applicability, the mission of the Department is to produce skilled graduates and post graduates in the discipline of Zoology and to expand their knowledge through research so that they can choose both research and academics as potential carrier.

The UMW Central Library has a rich and updated collection of books. The Library holds extensive literature on various subjects of Zoology like Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Human Physiology, Developmental Biology, Palaeontology, Developmental Biology, Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Toxicology, Genetic Engineering, and Environmental Studies, etc.

In future, the Department aims to open new frontiers of knowledge that will further empower students with various skills to meet the needs of growing economy of country.

There are two well equipped research labs possessing high tech laboratory equipments. Lab facilities include Laminar flows hood, Digital Laboratory incubators, water baths, Automated  vertical Autoclave, Micropipettes,  high speed Centrifuge machines, Orbital shakers ,Manual Rotary Microtome, Benchtop PH meter,  Magnetic Stirrer  with  hot Plate, Water Distillation Plant, Electrical Precision Balance ,Stereo microscopes and microscope with digital camera as well as other basic laboratory instruments. Animal preserved specimens and prepared slides are also available. Moreover, we have wide range of chemicals and glassware required for basic practical work of all the subjects taught in the department. Moreover, Collaborations have been done with the department of chemistry to use their high tech research laboratories for research purposes.

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BS Zoology 

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 4 years.

Semesters
Students are required to pass 8 semesters for the completion of this degree.

Credit Hours
Students must complete 133 credit hours for this degree.

Eligibility
At least 45% marks in FSc (Pre-medical) with Biology (at least 33% marks) or equivalent qualification.

MSc Zoology

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 2 years.

Semesters
Students are required to pass 4 semesters for the completion of this degree.

MS/MPhil.  (Upcoming)

Duration
The duration required to complete this degree is 2 years.

FACULTY

Dr. Khurram Shahzad Munawar

Incharge / Assistant Professor

Dr. Zahida Nasreen

Visiting Assistant Professor

Natasha Sattar

Visiting Lecturer

Faiza Aman

Visiting Lecturer

Ayesha Zafar

Visiting Lecturer

Sajida Amir Khan

Visiting Lecturer

Kiaenat Nazir

Visiting Lecturer

Shiza Unab

Visiting Lecturer

Muhammad Sajid

Visiting Lecturer