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The Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding has started its journey through the establishment of Chittagong Government Veterinary College (CGVC) in 1995. After the upgraded and converted of CGVC into Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) in 6 August 2006 by the act (CVASU-30) of the Peoples Republic in Bangladesh the department become an important department under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Department offers different courses at undergraduate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and Postgraduate level (MS and PhD). Along with teaching activities, faculties of this department also engaged with research, consultancy and disease diagnosis and other extracurricular activities. This department has the strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and extension activities. The research and extension activities are performed by conducting short-term research programme for MS students in Animal Breeding and Genetics and long-term research projects sponsored by national and international organizations. 

The vision of the department is to offer world-class teaching and research activities by encouraging the students to work hard with joy and vitality. We have confidence that our graduate and post-graduate students can take the leading responsibilities in genetic improvement and welfare of the animal in the communities.







 



Dr. Md. Kabirul Islam Khan
Professor and Head
Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding



The Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding is the home of DVM undergraduate students and graduate students pursuing advanced degrees (MS and Ph.D.) in Animal Breeding and Genetics. We are offering MS and Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics since 2007. The Department offers a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities working with animals including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, and different species of poultry in the research and farm-based campus at Hathazary, CVASU.

Our faculties are accomplished educators and scientists, receiving many university, regional, and national teaching and research awards, publishing in international scientific journals, and serving in professional societies. Together, they provide comprehensive education in the diverse areas of animal genetics/genomics, breeding, biotechnology (genetic engineering and stem cells), animal reproduction, and management of animal and diversified livestock.

Undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to work on experiential learning projects involving quantitative and molecular and cell biology, animal handling, and throughput data analysis.

Most of our MS and Ph.D. graduates are well-placed in universities, industry, and government agencies. And some are well-established abroad. Together, our faculty, staff, and students strive for continued success in teaching, research, and services.

I extend an invitation to you to consider the Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding as your choice for career partner as a wonderful place for study and learning.

Md. Kabirul Islam Khan, Ph.D. (New Zealand)
Professor and Head of the Department

 


Departmental Teaching





This Department offers 3 courses (07 credit hour) at undergraduate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) level. These courses are Animal Genetics, Animal Breeding and Animal Biotechnology for the student of DVM 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. The department provides MS (1.5years, thesis based) degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics. At present there are 05 students has enrolled in the MS programme under the department.

 

Description of Laboratories 

 There are two laboratories in this department which are as follows: 

1. Animal Genetics Laboratory 

2. Animal Breeding and Biotechnology Laboratory 

 

 

 

Animal Genetics Laboratory 




This laboratory is located at west side of 3rd floor of Academic building-01 of CVASU where undergraduate and postgraduate practical classes are taken place. This laboratory facilitated hands on practices of cell division, drosophila genetic, culture media, karyotyping etc. In addition there are some fixed slides on genetic study. This laboratory possesses different equipments and devices including deep freezer, multimedia projectors, slide projector, CCTV camera fitted with microscope, binocular and photo microscope etc. 

 

Animal Breeding and Biotechnology Laboratory 





This laboratory is located at east side of 3rd floor of Academic building-01 of CVASU where undergraduate and postgraduate practical classes are taken place. This laboratory is well equipped and postgraduate students usual practical classes. It possesses horizontal and vertical electrophoresis set, liquid nitrogen cane, centrifuge machine, refrigerator, Incubator, artificial vagina set, artificial insemination set, equipment for multiple ovulation and embryo transfer, multimedia projector, slide projector, electronic balance, binocular microscope etc. 

 


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I. M. J. Shaheen
Technical officer

 



Ayesha Akter
Senior Office Asst. Cum-Computer Typist (Upper Grade)

Subrata Debnath
Senior Office Sahayak

 

Address : Dept. of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225