The Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding started functioning with the objective of developing higher education, research, training and extension program for increasing the productivity of livestock and poultry. The activities of the department include teaching undergraduate students of DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) and B.Sc. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (Honors) degree and postgraduate students for the degree of M.S. in Genetics and Animal Breeding, Dairy Science, Poultry Science, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Management, etc. The ultimate goal of the department is to develop skilled manpower for the genetic improvement of livestock and poultry wealth of Bangladesh. The research and extension activities are performed by conducting short-term research programme for MS students in Animal Breeding and Genetics and long-term research projects sponsored by national and international organizations.