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F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) or equivalent Director Dr. Mubshar Hussain Principal Dr. Shafqat Saeed Faculty Assistant Professor Dr. Muhammad Ijaz Dr. Ahmad Sher Dr. Omer Farooq Dr. Touqeer Ahmad Dr. Umbreen Shahzad Dr. Muhammad Saleem Introduction Agriculture sector plays a vital role in Pakistan’s economy. It is the 2 nd largest sector, accounting for over 21% to GDP. The sector employs about 45% of the country’s total labour work force. Almost 62% of the country’s population live in rural areas and is directly or indirectly linked with agriculture for their livelihood. The sector is a primary supplier of raw materials to downstream industry, contributing substantially to Pakistan’s exports. There are three ecological zones in Punjab i.e. Barani Districts, Northern Irrigated Districts and Southern Irrigated Districts including Cholistan. Layyah is located in Barani Area and is situated between the rivers Indus and Chenab in the central area of Pakistan. The district has variety of soils, being more fertile on western side near the Indus River and barren in the east. As we go from west to east, soil fertility decreases and at the extreme east there is desert “Thal” with sand dunes. The western areas of the district are canal irrigated while the eastern part is rain fed (Barani). Due to varsity in ecological conditions, almost all types of agronomic and vegetable crops and tropical and subtropical fruits can be grown. The district also has forests, rangelands and livestock farms. As far as geographical position is concerned, Bhakkar district is in the north, Muzaffargarh is in the south, Jhang is in the east and Tehsil Taunsa Sharif of D.G Khan district is in the west across the Indus river. Human population of Layyah is 1.1 million as per Population Census 1998, percentage break-up of the rural and urban population is 87.2 and 12.8 respectively. In the neighbouring districts of Layyah i.e. Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang and Muzaffar Garh there is no Agricultural College to offer graduate and postgraduate degree programs. District Layyah is one of the least industrially developed districts of Punjab. Majority of the population depends upon agriculture for their livelihood. Realizing the need for the agriculture in the area, Honourable Chief Minister Punjab approved the establishment of the College of Agriculture at Bahadur Sub-campus of Bahauddin Zakariya University at Layyah in 2011. In this College, the study will be focused on all aspects of crop production, protection and improvement. This will help in poverty alleviation in region and at the same time will help in the enhancement of food production to feed the increasing population in the country. The establishment of Agriculture College will enhance the number of agricultural graduates in Punjab. The College has initiated 4-years degree program of B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture with specialization in various disciplines. Later, M.Phil and Ph.D programm will also be launched which will hopefully help in meeting professional / skilled
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