The department of chemistry was established in March 1998. Its faculty consists of one professor, one associate professor, three assistant professors and two lecturers. The department has most modern equipments/ instrumentation in its teaching and research labs in the Science Block at AIOU main campus. These equipments/ instrumentation include CHNS Analyzer, Thermal Analyzer, UV-Visible, Fluorescence and FTIR Spectrophotometers, GC-MS, HPLC, Atomic Absorption spectrometer and Electrochemical System etc.
The department has developed all the courses for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and PhD level in accordance with the guideline provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). These courses are reviewed from time to time through Committee of Courses to incorporate emerging modern trends in the subject. The Committee of Courses of the department has distinguished Professors and Scientists of the country as members besides departmental faculty. Department has also signed MOU with university of Rostock, Germany. By this MOU, our PhD students get opportunity to do research work in Germany. Moreover department has also signed MOU with University of Kebangsaan Malaysia. This collaboration will be very useful for our MPhil and PhD students.