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Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Our History

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Department of Zoology, which is one of the oldest Departments of the University, The Punjab University Department of Zoology was established in 1921. It was then housed in the laboratories of the Government College, Lahore. In 1963, the Punjab University shifted its Zoology Department to its New Campus, now called Quaid-i-Azam Campus.
The Department of Zoology, a discipline of natural sciences, meets the need of training persons in a vast basic and interdisciplinary framework concerning Animal Sciences. The Department has earned international recognition for academic excellence and prominence in various fields of research like Cell, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Entomology, Palaeontology, Parasitology and Fisheries, etc. A Zoology graduate after Master's degree or B.Sc. (Hons.) 4 years has a diverse experience and competence to serve or learn further in education, health, agriculture, industry and environmental sectors.
Our alumni are very important stakeholders of the department. All of our Alumni are part of this proud history of innovation, access to education, academic and public engagement.


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