UVAS Inaugurates New Facilities at PVI Layyah Sub-Campus

Lahore, The Para Veterinary Institute (PVI) Layyah, a sub-campus of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, recently celebrated the inauguration of several new facilities. The ceremony marked the opening of an Academic Block, Nasim Hall, Animal Sheds, and a Student Hostel, all part of the “Capacity Building Facilities” project.

According to University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, the inauguration ceremony was presided over by former Minister Malik Ahmed Ali Aulakh. He inaugurated the academic block and Nasim Hall, while UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmed inaugurated the student hostel. The event was attended by Vice-Chancellor University of Layyah Prof Dr. Din Muhammad Zahid, Principle PVI Layyah Dr. Absar Ahmed, other notable faculty members, administrative staff, students, and members of the farming community.

The newly established academic block features classrooms, a fully air-conditioned library, seminar room, conference hall, and laboratory. Nasim Hall includes a multi-purpose hall for training, along with animal sheds, an operation theater, and a boys’ hostel equipped with all necessary facilities. The ceremony also marked the start of a 24/7 mobile veterinary service at PVI Layyah, designed to provide treatment facilities to the livestock farming community.

This project, costing Rs 123.650 million, was completed in two years. Malik Ahmed Ali Aulakh, in his address, emphasized the importance of the livestock sector in enhancing milk and meat production, boosting Pakistan’s national economy. He praised UVAS for its efforts in establishing state-of-the-art facilities to impart veterinary knowledge and practical skills to students. He highlighted the new facilities at PVI Layyah, including disease diagnostics and animal treatment, as vital resources for the livestock farming community.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Nasim Ahmed spoke about UVAS’s standing among the top 801-1000 universities globally and its third rank in Punjab’s public sector in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. He noted that seventy percent of UVAS faculty members hold PhDs and discussed the university’s role in producing graduates and peravets serving various industries. He also outlined future plans for PVI Layyah, including the introduction of degree programs in medical lab technology, microbiology, and zoology.

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