Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

Department of Chemistry Shankar


About Department

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The best way to explore AWKUM unique lively, traditional, urban experience is to pay us a visit. Students from the whole province and the whole country are encouraged to visit us at least once before applying to this prestigious and new emerging university. The newly inducted students are briefed about the city of Mardan and the university. They are also helped for their hostel accommodation if the new student is from outside Mardan.


Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry has 22 academic staff, 4 administrative staff, and 8 technical and attendant staff.
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, a vibrant place with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds who carry out cutting-edge research and strive to deliver a world-class education to our diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Department of Chemistry has come a long way since the first assistant professor in Chemistry was appointed in 2009. The Department is research intensive and has an active research programme that spans all sub-disciplines of Chemistry. Its members are involved in a great many inter-departmental, national and international research programmes. Research income (approx. 30 PKR million) is earned from national, international and commercial sources, and several groups are involved in networks of International renowned laboratories. The Department has a diverse, strong, and dynamic research community consisting of the academic staff, research associates and postgraduate students.
The Department is committed to ensuring equality and diversity in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and at all points on the academic career ladder. The Department has been involved in a variety of equality and diversity programmes. In this regard, different committees were formed to safeguard the rights of both male and female students. Student’s affair committee is headed by a male and female faculty member of the department. The department recognizes and celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
The Department fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research and members of the Department have strong links with colleagues in the physical, technological and biological sciences. Departmental activities in Material, Analytical, Synthetic, Organic, Medicinal, Biological and Physical Chemistry are found inside the Department. Environmental Chemistry recommits itself to advancing informed, knowledge-based approaches to confronting local and global environmental concerns. Environmental Chemistry education trains students to become effective advocates for the environment.
The principal undergraduate honors degree course in Chemistry provides students with a broad base in the subject, with approximately equal time being given to each of Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry. The Department also provides modules in Chemistry to other Science students enrolled in other departments of Abdul Wali Khan University.
Highly regarded and new laboratories for all of the Department undergraduate teaching are located on the main campus. The Chemistry Building houses the Chairperson’s Office, two lecture theatres; six lecture rooms; six research laboratories and an instrumental chemistry laboratory.
 Department of Chemistry, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan…Making a difference since 2009!

Dr. Syed Muhammad Naeem