The Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (a formerly Barishal Government Veterinary College) was inaugurated in the year 2008 in Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) with an objective to establish a “Center of excellence in the field of livestock education and research”.The facultyis one of the primeandexclusively out-campus academic entity of PSTU. It islocated 15 km away from Barishal city but conveniently adjacent to Barishal Airport, Dhaka-Barishal Highway and Upazilla HQ complex, Babugonj.
Currently we are offering two undergraduate programs- i) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and ii) Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry with honors (B.Sc. A.H.). Postgraduate courses (MS and PhD) are also offered from the respective departments to cater for higher pedagogic needs of our prospective students and researchers. Individual and collaborative research projects funded by PSTU and national/international agencies are successively ongoing in the faculty.
Our academic and research programs are regulated by a grand number of highly qualified faculty members, fellow researchers, skilled lab technicians, other supporting staffs. Currently programs offered in the faculty are covered by11 academic departments and we are committed to ensure better learning and working environment for more than 700 undergraduate/postgraduate students and fellow researchers. The faculty is coupled withwell-equipped laboratories, veterinary clinic with modern OT and ambulatory services, poultry and livestock farms, AI center, extension field laboratories which are under further development with lavish and luxurious facilities in supporting advanced research and training for our learners.
Although promising, there are many encounters in animal agriculture, particularly in the disaster-prone southern part of the country. Our graduates and researchers are to take up these challenges and meet the demand of the country with a focus on the region. Hence, we are continuously effortful to provide best quality sustainable learning, covering 360o of livestock education in order to create competent graduates who are able to resolve the burning issues with an upper hand in livestock sector as required in the field. Besides, course curricula are extremely updated with expert opinion from renowned academicians, eminent researchers and scientists for maintaining our quality pedagogic procedures.
At last but not least, you will find our graduates working with high reputation in prestigious institutes around the globe and made it stands as the first milestone center of academic excellence in the region. Let us take the challenges to meet our animal protein demand, animal health issues, achieve the goals of MDG’s and SDG’s, explore blue economy, ensure food and nutrition security and beyond. Let us work together to create better citizen of the world and work for mankind.
Fellow students, researchers, collaborators from industry or academia are highly welcomed. I wish every success of our faculty.
Professor Dr. Md. Mamun Or Rashid
Dean Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, PSTU.