The 'College of Animal Biotechnology' is a constituent college of the 'Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University' and is situated on the main campus of the University at Ludhiana. The erstwhile 'Post-Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (PGIVER)' was upgraded to 'School of Animal Biotechnology' in 2010. The school was further upgraded to the existing 'College of Animal Biotechnology' in 2019 with an objective to focus on research and teaching programs. The college aims towards directing the research to the needs of the farmers in the field of animal sciences by promoting translational research in the area of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, vaccinology, diagnostics, molecular biology, stem and cell biology.
The college offers a graduate program B.Tech. (Biotechnology) with 30 seats and post graduate programs viz. M.V.Sc. (Animal Biotechnology) / M.Sc. (Biotechnology) and 'M.Sc. (Biotechnology) with specialization in Animal Biotechnology' with a total of 17 seats and Ph.D. (Animal Biotechnology)/ Ph.D. (Biotechnology) with an intake capacity of 4 seats for students with bachelor degree in Biotechnology/Medical/Life Sciences/Biochemistry/Microbiology/Molecular Genetics/ B.F.Sc. The duration of the graduate program is for 4 years; the Masters program for 2 years, and the Ph.D. program for 3 years.
The college is also striving to conduct translational research in the various fields of biotechnology having direct or indirect implications on animals, particularly livestock. The college harbors numerous laboratories which are well equipped with sophisticated equipment to work in various fields of biotechnology and life sciences.
To undertake teaching, research, and training/extension in various facets of animal biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, microbial and environmental biotechnology.
To generate scientific expertise and human resources trained for catering to institutional / industrial research and development requirements.
To develop specialized and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for research in the cutting-edge areas of biotechnology relevant to veterinary and allied sciences.
To identify and characterize genes implicated in growth, production, reproduction, as well as stress and diseases.
Harnessing omics and computational biotechnology in genetic improvement of farm animals.
Development of molecular and serological diagnostics including point-of-care tests (POCTs), and new generation vaccines.
To utilize stem and cell biology for enhancing lactation performance and regenerative therapy.
To develop rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostics with improved sensitivity and specificity for detection of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
To develop improved, multi-component vaccines for economically important diseases of animals.
To identify genome-wide markers for early and accurate selection for economically important traits, disease resistance, and parentage determination of animals.
To facilitate research on stem cells for regenerative therapy in livestock.
To develop and disseminate artificial intelligence and IoT driven, farmer-friendly technologies for smart data recording and precision farming.