This department came into existence as a section of
Animal Science department in College of Agriculture from 1975 till
Since inception of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences it was
merged with it and renamed as Animal production and remained as
composite department till 1991. In year 1991 it has been carved out as
an independent department and named as Animal Breeding and Genetics.
This department was also entrusted with the responsibility to cater the
teaching of Livestock production and management.
The Livestock Production and Management department was separated out
in 1999 on the recommendations of Veterinary Council of India and the
present department was renamed as Animal Breeding, Genetics and
Biostatistics. Since then the department is taking care of Under
Graduate and Post Graduate teaching in the subject besides research
and extension. Thereafter the department was named as Department of
Animal Breeding Genetics & Biostatistics and in the Year 2011, again the
department renamed as Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding.