Dr. Nusrat Shaheen
Head of Department
Head of Department Message :
Zoology is the study of animals, their behaviour, physiology, genetics and evolution, as well as their interactions with each other and their environment. Zoologists study how animals evolved and the impact of environmental change on their survival. They also study costs and benefits of conservation and ways to enhance species survival. Zoology is home to a thriving community of researchers who share a fascination in how whole organisms develop, function, behave, interact and evolve. Our work bridges different levels of organization from the cellular basis of animal form, function and behaviour to the interactions between organisms, people and policy. The Department is committed to the production of all-rounded international standard graduates of BS(Hon), M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D level in areas of Zoology including, Entomology, Parasitology, Environmental biology, Wildlife, Fisheries, Biotechnology and Nano biotechnology maintaining high level of integrity and responsibility at individual and departmental level; and conducting quality research, and producing well trained teachers and to participate in community base development.A graduate degree in Zoology opens a vast range of career opportunities in the field such as Teaching and Research, Forensics, Forest Services, Administrative Services, including working as zoo curators, museum curators, animal and wildlife educators, wildlife rehabilitators and conservationists, Research project assistants and in higher specialized studies. The career opportunities for a post graduate in Zoology are limitless. Some of the employment areas which provide huge openings for the M.Sc. Zoology candidates are medical laboratories, wildlife rehabilitation centers, fish hatcheries, agricultural departments, museum services, conservation agencies, scientific civil services, environment or ecosystem management sector, environmental consulting firms, and so on. In addition, there are numerous opportunities in the field of research in Pakistan and abroad.
The department of zoology was established in 2017 and it is now one of the best department at Abbottabad University of Science and Technology. To be among the leading university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)department of zoology regionally for zoological research, teaching and learning, with a reputation for friendliness, collegiality and environmental and societal responsibility.Department of zoology, AUSTwill be act as a leader of excellence and performance in its objectives in the development of our beloved country Pakistan.I look forward to welcoming you here and hope that you will enjoy yourself and participate fully in life at AUST. On behalf of the faculty and the university, I wish you good luck in your endeavors and hope to see you with us.