About Department

The Department has mandates on Research, Teaching and Extension in the area of Animal Genetics & Breeding, Human Resource Development in the area of Animal Genetics & Breeding, consultancy and Development of superior germplasm and its dissemination to farmers and stakeholders involved in Animal Husbandry development in the country. The Department is involved in conducting research in the areas of Animal Genetics & Breeding including Quantitative Genetics, Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics. The main thrust areas in research include genetic improvement of indigenous (Sahiwal and Hariana) and Hardhenu cattle through selection for faster multiplication of superior germplasm for the performance improvement of animals, development of animal genetics and breeding methodologies for selection of elite animals, developing genomic based selection and breeding strategies and genetic polymorphism studies for early selection of elite animals.


  • To conduct basic and applied research in Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Genetic Evaluation and development of breeding strategies for the improvement of Livestock and Poultry
  • To disseminate superior germplasm for genetic improvement of Animal Genetic Resources
  • To impart under-graduate and post-graduate education and training to farmers


  • To accelerate the rate of genetic progress in livestock and poultry
  • To evolve new breeds/strains
  • To characterize, conserve and improve Animal Genetic Resources


  • Integration of quantitative and genomic selection methodology
  • Crossing of various breeds/strains for combining different traits of economic importance for the evolution of new genotypes
  • Establishment of Genetic evaluation (Biometrical) and genomic laboratory


  1. Animal Farm facilities

S. No.


Breeds/Strains maintained



Sahiwal, Hariana and Hardhenu



Harnali and Munjal



Beetal and Jakhrana



Harlay, Broiler Dam Line, CARI-BRO Dhanraja,Sire Line (Dual Purpose), Aseel and Kadaknath

  1. Laboratory facilities
  2. Animal Genomic Laboratory
  3. Cytogenetic Laboratory
  4. Statistical Computing facility
  5. E-databases