University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF) was primarily founded as Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute at Lyallpur (Faisalabad) in 1906. It is now a private sector university which was the first major institution of higher agricultural education in the undivided Punjab (before Indo-Pak division).

At the time of independence (in 1947) Pakistan was predominantly an agricultural country and despite subsequent industrialization and development, agriculture yet remains the backbone of her economy. Just after independence the Government of Pakistan appointed National Commissions on Food and Education to review the agrarian system and  suggest measures for developing the agricultural potential of the country. These commissions suggested the establishment of an agricultural university for research and education in agriculture, in light of which the Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute was upgraded to the level of university in 1961. The university on completing its 50 years of excellence in the field of agriculture and research has recently celebrated "golden jubilee ceremony".

The beauty of the University's old campus building reflects the Archaeological history inherited by the country which was the traditional Muslim Architecture. Now the Faculty of Sciences is located at the old campus. The new campus  is lush green built in modern style which is located in the center of the city, just 12km North-East of the Faisalabad International Airport. Most of the faculty members (224 out of 500) are Ph.D. degree holders.

Faculties at University of Agriculture Faisalabad

The university has the following faculties all of which are located in the new campus:
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
  • Faculty of Animal Husbandry
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Institutes at the University

College of Veterinary Sciences at Lahore was once affiliated with the university of Agriculture Faisalabad which has now been upgraded as "University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (UVAS)". Moreover the university has following Institutes too:
  • National Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • Institute of Horticultural Sciences
  • Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Animal Nutrition & Feed Technology
  • Institute of Microbiology
  • Institute Business Management Sciences
  • Institute of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economincs

Educational Programs include but are not limited to:

  • B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering
  • D.V.M.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.)
  • M.Phil (Agriculture)
  • Ph.D. (Agriculture)
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