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Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur

About Us

The Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CUVAS) is a public sector university situated in Bahawalpur, Punjab province, Pakistan. It was founded in the year 2014 on the initiative of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, with the technical collaboration of turkey.

Bahawalpur is the 11th largest city of Pakistan with a heavy population of estimated 750,000.the city is home to many archeological sites rich in history and culture. The city was rule d by Nawabs and comprises many monumental areas historical buildings of their time. Due to its rich agriculture Bahawalpur is a developing industrial state .

With a motto “Provoking Potentials, Producing Professionals”, CUVAS has led towards multi-level education and skills development institutions by utilizing its knowledge, resources, and skills for human resource development. In recent years, CUVAS has appeared as a center of professional advancement in wide-ranging areas including veterinary & animal sciences, animal production & technology, biotechnology, microbiology, pharmaceutical sciences, food sciences, environmental sciences, zoological sciences, economics & business management, etc. The Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CUVAS) has set up a wide range of external linkages with the international and aims to become an institute renowned for its quality education and academic excellence.

With over 332 faculty members including 186 Ph.D., CUVAS offers 26 undergraduate, 30 M.Phil. and 23 Ph.D. The university is affiliated with the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) and  Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council. The motto of the university is “Knowledge For All”.


CUVAS – Admissions, Departments & Scholarships

Department & Programs

Selection Criteria for Undergraduates
→ 12 years of field related education, passed with at least 45 % marks from a recognized institution.
→ Twenty marks for Hafiz e Quran will be awarded subject to clearance of test

Faculty of Bio-Sciences

Department of Anatomy & Histology

Anatomy & Histology   

Department of Physiology and Bio-Chemistry

Physiology   ✔  ✔

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology   ✔  ✔

Department of Food Sciences

Food Sciences   

Department of Zoology

Zoology   ✔  ✔

Department of Social & Allied Sciences

Social & Allied Sciences   

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Department of Pathology


Department of Microbiology


Department of Theriogenology


Department of Medicine


Department of Surgery

Surgery   ✔  ✔

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Epidemiology & Public Health   

Faculty of Animal Production & Technology

Department of Animal Nutrition

Animal Nutrition   

Department of Livestock Management

Livestock Management   

Department of Poultry Sciences

Poultry Sciences   

Department of Breeding & Genetics

Breeding & Genetics   ✔  ✔

Department of Meat Technology

Meat Technology   

Institute Of Continuing Education & Extension

Continuing Education & Extension   

CUVAS offers financial assistance to intelligent and deserving students. 

  • PEEF Scholarships

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Research & Development
Seminars and workshops

Research allows the students a chance to implement their knowledge and learn by practicing and revising through their shortcomings. Moreover, they play a significant role in the success of any institute and the nation itself. Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences stands among the top public sector universities. It has a good position in the field of research in disciplines like Veterinary and Animal Sciences. Its faculty members have good impact factor publications published in the best journals of the world.

Seminars and workshops are an important element of every university that enables their students to obtain information about certain important affairs as well as gaining hands-on experience while exercising and learning skills. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS)  has conducted numerous programs to increase awareness and continues to remain active in these matters as well.