Department of Agronomy


The University of Layyah, established in 2022, takes pride in its commitment to nurturing the agricultural potential of Layyah, a district renowned for its human capital and high literacy rate in Southern Punjab. Recognizing this potential, the Government of Punjab established a sub-campus of Bahauddin Zakariya University in Layyah in 2009. Through the vision and dedication of the Provincial Assembly, this sub-campus was elevated to the status of an independent university in 2022.

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) University Accreditation Committee, granted permission in 2023 for the undergraduate degree program in Agriculture with Agronomy as a major subject. This signifies that the program met the necessary standards and requirements set by the HEC, allowing students to pursue a recognized degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Agronomy. The majority of the faculty holds Ph.D. degrees. The department has amassed a significant number of research publications in internationally and nationally renowned journals recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). A considerable proportion of these publications are in journals with high impact factors.

The Department of Agronomy at the University of Layyah offers a comprehensive curriculum that integrates theoretical knowledge with practical applications in the field of crop science. Our programs delve deep into the fascinating world of agronomy, from exploring the intricacies of plant growth and development to the latest advancements in sustainable agricultural practices. Our aim is to equip graduates with the expertise and skills necessary to address the challenges and opportunities facing modern agriculture.

Committed to fostering a holistic learning environment, the Department of Agronomy cultivates a collaborative and inclusive community. Through engaging seminars, hands-on workshops, and enriching field experiences, students gain valuable insights from industry experts. These experiences provide a platform for students to explore the ever-evolving realm of agronomy and its vital role in ensuring global food security.

Whether your aspirations lie in groundbreaking research, innovative agricultural practices, or contributing to the agricultural industry, the Department of Agronomy at the University of Layyah is your gateway to a fulfilling career. We invite you to join us in exploring, studying, and contributing to a sustainable future for agriculture.

Our Vision

To be a leading and globally recognized Department of Agronomy, committed to advancing sustainable and innovative agricultural practices. We envision a future where our research, education, and outreach efforts contribute significantly to global food security, environmental conservation, and the well-being of farming communities.

Our Mission

To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of agronomy principles, practices, and technologies. It aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to address the challenges faced by the agriculture industry and contribute to improving crop productivity, resource management, and environmental sustainability.

Program Offered

BS Agronomy

BS Agronomy is 4-year Degree Program, which is currently commenced from 18-09-2023 at city Campus, University of Layyah


Dr. Azhar Abbas Khan

Associate Professor

Ph.D. from University of Sargodha (IRSIP at University of Florida, USA)

azharkhan @ul.edu.pk

0092 333 6845554


Dr. Sajid Hussain

Assistant Professor (Visiting)

Ph.D. from University of Agriculture Faisalabad


Research & Interest : His research interests encompass the complex relationship between soil health, plant nutrition, and sustainable agriculture in the face of a changing climate

Dr. Syed Hassan Raza Zaidi

Assistant Professor (Visiting)

Ph.D. from Zhejiang University, China 


Research Interest: His research interests lie at the intersection of plant physiology and grain quality.

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Dr. Ijaz Ahmad

Assistant Professor (Visiting)

Ph.D. from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

drijaz @ul.edu.pk

Research & Interest : His research interest lies in optimizing sugarcane production for biofuel application

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Dr. Zahid Abbas Malik

Assistant Professor (Visiting)

Ph.D. Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad


Research & Interest: His research tackles the challenge of ensuring food security in a changing environment

Mr. Aown Abbas

Lecturer (Visiting)

M. Phil. from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan


Research & Interest :

His research delves into improving maize resilience in drought-prone environments.

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Mr. Muhammad Nasrullah

Lecturer (Visiting)

M. Phil. from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan


Research & Interest: His research interest lies in optimizing the yield potential of late-sown wheat crops.

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Ms. Masooma Zahra

Lecturer (Visiting)

Masters from China Agricultural University, Beijing, China


Research & Interest: Her research interests lie in investigating the biochemical and physiological mechanisms by which crop growth regulators and plant hormones influence plant development. 

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