Establishment of Department of Chemistry

Establishment

Establishment of Department of Chemistry in 2018 in Baltistan Region

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Chemistry endeavors to be a nationally recognized model for educating and graduating students prepared to compete in and contribute to the ever-changing.  To achieve this vision, the department is committed to providing a course of study for undergraduates in the chemical sciences which combines curriculum, scholarship and service/engagement opportunities that are high-quality, innovative and intellectually challenging and employ state-of-the-art technologies.

Mission

To improve people’s life’s standards through the innovation and transforming power of chemical sciences into entrepreneurs conferring to society needs. To develop a strong understanding of chemistry through supreme quality teaching, laboratory activities, mini-research projects and advocacy under the patronage of highly qualified faculty to prepare individuals for revolution in the field of chemical sciences.

Objectives

The Department of Chemistry aims to accomplish these featured objectives through this program;

  1. To provide current knowledge to graduates for the implementation of learnings effectively and efficiently.
  2. To attire graduates with research capabilities and skills to bring about innovation.
  3. To build an attitude to endeavor for higher education at the international level.
  4. To extend the benefits of chemical sciences to society through multidisciplinary and applied research.
  5. To identify the problems and their measurable solution

Alignment of Program objectives with the mission statement of the university

The objectives of the BS program in chemistry are framed in the light of program and university mission statements, which require promoting human development at all stages of life; through growth, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and application of relevant knowledge, and provide a service that values sustainable, humanitarian, and economic development of the environment. This target can be achieved by attire young individuals with the skills to implement chemical sciences for the benefit of society through a well-defined panel of courses and training.

Criterion 2: Curriculum Design & Organization

2.1 Degree Program

Academic Program

The Department is offering the following programs:

BS in Chemistry four year programs

BS (Bridge Semester) in Chemistry 

MS in Chemistry

Specializations

The Department is offering two fields of specializations initially.

BS in Organic Chemistry

BS in Inorganic Chemistry

Courses of Degree Plan

Following courses including university compulsories, Core Courses and Electives are taught under the BS four-year program. 

University Compulsories/Prerequisites

1

English-I (Functional)

2

English-II (Communication Skills)

3

English-III (Report Writing)

4

English-IV

5

Islamic Studies

6

Pak Studies

7

Mathematics-I

8

Mathematics-II

9

Computer Applications

10

Statistics

Elective Courses

1

Everyday Science

2

Teaching and reading skills

3

Entrepreneurship

4

Environmental Chemistry

5

Food Chemistry

6

Biochemistry

7

Medicinal Chemistry

Core Courses

1

Inorganic Chemistry

2

Organic Chemistry

3

Essentials of Chemistry

4

Physical Chemistry

5

Analytical Chemistry

6

Applied Chemistry

7

Inorganic Chemistry

8

Organic Chemistry

9

Physical Chemistry

10

Analytical Chemistry

11

Inorganic Chemistry

12

Organic Chemistry

13

Physical Chemistry

14

Analytical Chemistry

15

Heterocyclic & Organometallic compounds

16

Reactive Intermediates

17

Organic Spectroscopy

18

Lab-I

19

Advanced Practical (non-thesis)

20

Research Project (thesis)

21

Research Methodology

22

Natural Products

23

Organic Synthesis

24

Lab-II

25

Stereochemistry

26

Lab Techniques (non-thesis)

27

Research Project (thesis)

 

Scheme of Studies for Degree Program in BS Chemistry

From Semester I to VIII & BS (Bridge Program)

Faculty

Dr. Shafqat Hussain

Assistant Professor (TTS)

 

Dr. Mehdi Hassan

Assistant Professor (IPFP)

 

Dr. Nusrat Hussain

Assistant Professor (IPFP)

 


EXAMINATION

  • In each semester, students may be required to appear in quizzes, mid terms, final examination, give presentation, participate in group discussion, and submit projects/assignments/lab reports. These (to be determined by the teacher concerned) will have different weightage contributing towards the overall assessment in percent marks. This weightage can be determined, based on the following guidelines:

Nature of Examination

Course (with practical)

Non-practical Course

Quizzes, Assignments, Presentations etc

15%

20%

Mid Term Examination

25%

30%

Project/Lab/Practical

20%

-

Final Term Examination

40%

50%