The Department of Chemistry was established with the
inauguration of the Faculty of Science in September 1967.
A new building complex built in 1996 facilitated the expansion
of the Department. The courses offered by the Department
expanded from B.Sc.(General) degree to B.Sc.(Special)
degree in Chemistry and a two year M.Sc. Programme in
Industrial and Environmental Chemistry. In addition, introduction
of Biochemistry courses with a link to the University
of Glasgow through auspices of the British Council further
enriched the courses offered by the Department.
The courses offered by the Department have been designed
to be on par with international standards and continuous
and conscious efforts are being made to make the courses
relevant to the current needs of the country.