Introduction

Brief History

The history of our Chemistry Department began in December 2012, when University of Poonch was established by the government of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Dr. Muhammad Irshad, the pioneer Coordinator, started the Master degree program with sixty students and three faculty members (Dr. Shabnam Shahida, Dr. Syed Mubashir sabir & Miss sadia Ilyas). Ever since it was established the Department has carried out the tradition of excellence in maintaining high-quality teaching and in pursuing dynamic research programs. In October 2013, BS and in December 2013 M.Phil programs were launched. Department has awarded 18 BS, 269 M.Sc and 60 M.Phil degrees till now.

Teaching & Research

In the quest of academic excellence, the Department is committed to providing the best quality and up-to-date education for our students. At present, the Department has 12 academic staff members and three lab attendants. Our faculty members research interests cover a broad range of topics, which include organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, Nano chemistry, colloid and surface chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry, protein and enzyme chemistry. Our faculty members won a total of over 3 million research grant for different projects from Higher education commission of Pakistan. Department has published a total of over 37 research articles in national and international journals.
The Department has one undergraduate and one advanced research lab equipped with High-Tech instruments. Our researchers also have access to Hi-Tech Lab established in main campus.

Head of Department (HoD)

Dr. Qaiser Abbas Bhatti
Ph.D (Institute of Chemical Sciences, Gomal University, D I Khan)

05824-960234 5824-960079 qaisarabbasbhatti@upr.edu.pk

Programmes Offered

  • Credit Hours : 30
    Duration : 4-6 semesters
    Eligibility : MSc with major in chemistry
    Description :

  • Credit Hours : 67
    Duration : 4-6 Semesters
    Eligibility : BSc with major in chemistry
    Description :

    2 Years Master Degree Program

  • Credit Hours : 134
    Duration : 8-12 semesters (4 years)
    Eligibility : F.Sc (pre Med, Pre Eng)
    Description :

Full Time Faculty

Part Time Faculty