Gomal University

Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Sciences

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The postgraduate study program in the Department of Animal and Poultry Production, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences is designed with the knowledge that scientific research is a prerequisite for sustainable economic development and that impact of research on the society is of utmost importance.


The objective of the program is the education and training of candidates for scientific advancement and excellence while building human resource for innovative scientific research, critical analysis and contributions to future solutions to issues of concern in the livestock and pharmaceutical industry. The rapid changes in the livestock and pharmaceutical industry at all levels from production to processing and the consumer awareness possess serious challenges. In addition, the scope of animal production has expanded over the years creating the need for the universities to respond to these challenges. In order to respond to the challenges continuous improvement in the curriculum in the area of livestock production has become necessary. A PhD program in Animal Science is geared towards developing a highly knowledgeable and skilled professional in generating innovations and application of principles and new technologies in the livestock production especially in the chosen areas of specialization. Areas of specializations include animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, livestock production systems, animal physiology, endocrinology, preventive veterinary medicine and epidemiology.

Program Outcomes

The candidates successfully completing all the requirements of MPhil degree from the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences are mentored to be skilled professionals with the capacity to provide innovative and quality leadership in areas such as teaching and training, research, formulation of development strategies, or advisory and consultancy services in private and public sectors.

Entery Requirements

M.Phil. in Animal Sciences, Livestock management, Animal breeding and genetics, Poultry sciences, Animal nutrition, Veterinary sciences, Biology, Zoology, Biotechnology

1st Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
AS- Optional Course 3
AS- Optional Course 3
AS- Optional Course 3
2nd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
AS- Optional Course 3
AS- Optional Course 3
AS- Optional Course 3
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
Research and thesis 12
We offer following Research fields/Disciplines for Postgraduate Program under “Animal Sciences”.
Livestock Management
Poultry Science
Dairy Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Nutrition
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