The Department of Physical Sciences is one of the departments in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences. Since its inception in 2013, the Department of Physical Sciences has experienced exponential growth from a student population of 35 to the current
population of 410 students with a post-graduate population of 20 students. The Department offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The undergraduate programmes include Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physics and Bachelor of Science. The postgraduate programmes are Master of Science in Chemistry, Master
of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, PhD in Chemistry and PhD in Physics. The Department of Physical Sciences is committed to promoting excellence in education and research. To this end, the Department has attracted qualified and dedicated faculty in areas of Renewable Energy, Material Science, Natural Products Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry. Moreover, the Department boasts of two adequately equipped laboratories with skilled and dedicated staff.
In its vision, the Department seeks to produce high-achieving professionals who are proficient in modern laboratory and industrial procedures, disciplined and morally upright who excel in leading scientific inquiry process and have broad knowledge in Chemistry and Physics major thematic areas. To accomplish this, the Department has developed robust graduate programmes by conducting curriculum reforms in collaboration with our industrial partnership networks,
to match the ever-changing needs of the market and to connect with global development through academic exchange programmes. Moreover, the Department adopts a practical based approach to learning that ensures the students acquire hands-on experience that is relevant to their fields. Further, we cultivate an environment that rewards innovation, determination and old-fashioned hard work. In this regard, the Department, in the last academic year, enrolled four outstanding undergraduate students on MSc. Chemistry scholarship from the University. It is our hope that this initiative will promote competitive academic excellence, besides aiding in capacity-building. Besides classroom exposure, the Department has a vibrant Chemistry Club where students are given the opportunity to have fun with Chemistry, carry out research projects, meet experts in their thematic areas while achieving academic excellence.
In addition, the Department seeks to establish more industrial linkages and collaborations in order to improve the quality of teaching, advance in technological knowledge and enhance its research agenda.