Department of Animal Sciences in a nutshell

Department of Animal Sciences has begun teaching-learning activities from 2008-9 academic year by enrolling undergraduate students in Animal and Range Science. In the course of time, one more UG and four Master programs including a PhD were launched to cater to the need of market-demand mandated by Growth & Transformation Plan of the country. Currently, it has undertaken need assessment task to launch one more UG and two Master programs.

Vision

The Department aspires to offer education, conduct need-driven and problem-solving research, disseminate knowledge and technologies for the community and churn out creatively competent graduates, who will serve and fulfill nation’s emerging needs and requirements.

Mission

It aims to facilitate dissemination of scientific research out-puts and transfer new and adopted technologies for sustainable production of high-quality animal products with their well-being. It will enrich human diet by propagating environment-friendly and ethical use of animals for food, livelihood and recreation.

Lists of Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Animal Nutrition

Animal Production (to be launched by 2018/19)

Master (MSc)

Animal Production

Animal Nutrition

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Dairy Science and Technology (to be launched by 2018/19)

Undergraduate (BSc)

Animal and Range Sciences

Animal Health

Fisheries, aquaculture & wetland management (to be launched by 2018/19)

Student Demographics

Regular students

Level

Programs

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Total

BSc

Animal and Range Sciences

46

43

33

-

122

Animal Health

30

29

-

-

59

MSc

Animal Production

8

5

-

13

Animal nutrition

3

3

6

Animal breeding and genetics

6

-

-

6

PhD

Animal Nutrition

Animal Production

1

1

-

-

2

Total

208

Summer Program students

Level

Programs

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

5th year

Total

BSc

Animal and Range Sciences

43

43

24

32

35

177

Animal Health

83

-

-

-

-

83

Total

260

Head of Department

Seifu Birhanu (MSc, Lecturer)

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Mobile Phone: +251 - 913711902, +251 - 910690079

Arba Minch, Ethiopia

PO Box 21

AVAILABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The department is striving to own a number of well-established and equipped laboratory and farm facilities for teaching-learning and research activities. In addition to this, there are big location advantage for academic activities in livestock and fisheries. The department has acquired necessary resources that enable it to offer various programs. The existing relevant farms, well-equipped laboratories and able staff are our strength that makes teaching process comfortably well right from UG up to PhD-level.

Staff Profile

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