Prof Dr. Nasim said that such agreement will be very useful for sharing innovative knowledge and learning each other experiences.

The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore signed a memorandum of understanding with Government Collage University Lahore (GCU) for enhancing academic & research cooperation in the fields of wildlife management, captive breeding of animals, microbiology & biotechnology, fisheries & aquaculture, museology, chiropteran biology and sericulture and Insect biology.

UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmad (SI) and Vice-Chancellor Government Collage University Lahore Prof Dr. Asghar Zaidi (TI) signed a MoU in a ceremony held at City Campus.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr. Asghar Zaidi said under this MoU we will establish strong collaboration & linkages between UVAS & GCU Lahore to enhance quality of education & research.

He showed his keen interest to start joint degree program with UVAS and he also mentioned his desire to convert surrounding areas of UVAS & GCU Lahore into university town in future.

He urged to establish collaboration with UVAS in the curriculum development under the umbrella of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and willingness to conduct joint extra-curricular activities of both institutions students` societies for their grooming.

He acknowledged competencies of UVAS faculty and state of the art facilities and said this cooperation would be very beneficial for both institutions.

Prof Dr. Nasim said that such agreement will be very useful for sharing innovative knowledge and learning each other experiences.

He urged to start joint work on the topic of animal genetics & conservation. Earlier, Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmad briefed GCU delegation on the UVAS academic, research, extension, advisory services, training programme, achievements in curricular and extra-curricular activities, student strength and national & international collaboration etc.

Dean Faculty of Biosciences Prof Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Prof Dr. Muhammad Azam, Chairman Department of Wildlife & Ecology Dr. Arshad Javid, Chairman Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Dr. Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman and number of UVAS faculty members and officials from GCU were present in the ceremony.

Under the MoU, both institutions shall exchange their students & faculty members for research purpose and they shall explore possibilities of conducting joint research projects on a collaborative basis to promote the image of both institutions as disseminators of state-of-the-art knowledge in relevant research fields. They shall make their laboratories and research facilities accessible to faculty and students.

Both institutions will arrange joint conferences, workshops, seminars and similar activities on a regular basis and they also will share teaching materials, lecture notes, case studies, research reports, working papers, audio-visual materials and software among the faculty of both universities.

Both parties will explore feasibility of working together in curriculum development and other projects to be mutually beneficial and viable for both Institutions etc.