The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organised an orientation programme for newly-admitted students of various undergraduate degree classes here on Monday.
Vice-ChancellorProf DrNasim Ahmad presided over the orientation programme while Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science Prof DrMasoodRabbani and Dean Faculty of Bio-sciences Prof DrHabib-ur-Rehman, Chairman Department of Parasitology/Principal Students AffairsProf Dr Kamran Ashraf and newly-admitted students with their parents and faculty members attended.
In his address, the Vice-ChancellorProf DrNasim Ahmadcongratulated the students on their admissions and mentioned that UVAS comprised of five campuses and five faculties.
He said UVAS has 350 faculty members and 50 percent of them are PhDs. He said that every year UVAS disburse 70 million scholarships among the needy and talented students on merit. He acknowledged the role of faculty members in successfully conducting online classes and admissions process during COVID-19 pandemic.
He said UVAS has strong liaison with livestock, dairy and poultry industries and is providingopportunities of entrepreneurship and capacity building of students. He said UVAS studentintake is from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Fata,GilgitBaltistan and from different parts of the world. He advised students to read rules and regulations on UVAS website and strictly followcorona pandemicstandard operating procedures (SOPs).
Prof DrMasoodRabbani congratulated the students and advised them to focus on their studies, excel in their concerning fields and play vital role in the development of Pakistan. He said that all the students must be proud to be part of this historical alma mater.
Prof DrHabib-ur-Rehmansaid that it is a memorable occasion for the new students and UVAS would provide them a conducive intellectual environment of learning andtrainthem for theirpractical life.
Earlier, Principal Students Affairs Prof Dr Kamran Ashraf, Director Students Affairs Prof DrAwais Umar and Senior TutorDr Ali RazaAwanalso spoke on the occasion and talked about the rules and regulations, discipline of the university and role ofdifferentstudent societies, curricular andextra-curricular activities, sports and hostel facilities etc.
Similar orientation programmes for newly-admitted students were also held at UVAS Ravi Campus Pattoki and College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CVAS) Jhang.Vice-Chancellor Prof DrNasim Ahmadaddressed orientation programme ceremonies through online video link.