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Chemistry

Introduction

The Department of Chemistry is working under the umbrella of the Faculty of Sciences with the aim to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. Its faculty consists of four Associate Professors, four Assistant professors & three Lecturers. The Department is located in Science Block at Main Campus of AIOU where it has established 3 teaching laboratories for BS and MSc Chemistry practicals, 8 Research Laboratories for MPhil / PhD students, and 2 multidisciplinary laboratories. The department has the most modern equipment/instrumentation in its teaching and research labs in the Science Block at AIOU main campus. These equipment/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 Ph.D. levels in accordance with the guideline provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). These courses are reviewed from time to time through the Committee of Courses to incorporate emerging modern trends in the subject. The Committee of Courses of the department has distinguished professors & scientists of the country as members besides departmental faculty. Department has also signed MOU with the University of Rostock, Germany. By this MOU, our Ph.D. students get an opportunity to do research work in Germany. Moreover, the department has also signed MOU with the University of Kebangsaan, Malaysia. This collaboration will be very useful for our MPhil and Ph.D. students.

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Objectives

1. To promote the higher studies and research in the field of Chemistry.
2. To introduce courses related to Chemistry at different levels.
3. To establish a cadre of productive scientists who can provide effective leadership in guiding and conducting quality research in various branches of chemistry.

Academic Facilities

The Department has been successfully offering BS, MSc, MPhil and PhD Chemistry Programs since 2003. The Department is also coordinating Chemistry courses of FSc program of this university.

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Future Plans

Currently the Department is offering specialization in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic / Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry at BS and MSc level. At MPhil level, the Department is offering specialization in Organic Chemistry and intends to start specializations in Analytical / Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry in near future.

Contact Details

Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Science Block, AIOU, Sector H-8, Islamabad.
chemistry@aiou.edu.pk
051-9250081, 051-9057754

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About

The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.