Kohat University of Science and Technology

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Kohat University of Sciences and Technology
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TypePublic
Established2001
ChancellorGovernor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Jamil Ahmad
Students6090
Undergraduates4098
Postgraduates937
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Location, ,
CampusUrban
NicknameKUST
AffiliationsHigher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
Websitekust.edu.pk

The Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) is a public university located at Kohat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It was established in 2001. The university was inaugurated by the then Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lt. Gen. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah.

History[edit]

KUST attained the status of degree-awarding institution vide NWFP ordinance No. XXIII of 2001 and the subsequent notification No. Legis: 1 (12) 2001/4451-56, of August 30, 2001.

The university was founded with four institutes - Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Education and Research and Department of Microbiology. These offered two-year and four-year bachelor degrees and two-year master degrees in 2004. Later on, the university was expanded by establishing departments in physics, chemistry, botany, zoology (Dr. Farzana Perveen has established department of Zoology KUST from the beginning and brings it up) and microbiology. These departments offer B.S. (Hons.), M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programs.

The first vice chancellor of the university was Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Khan Shinwari.

KUST is ranked No. 22 in the general category of Higher Education Commission (Pakistan) rankings.[1]

Faculties[edit]

Physical Sciences[edit]

  • Institute of Information Technology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Statistics

Social Sciences[edit]

  • Institute of Management Sciences
  • Institute of Education & Research
  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Pakistan studies
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Center of Religious Studies
  • Department of Social Work & Sociology

Biological Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Biotechnology & Genetics Engineering
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Environmental Sciences

Vice Chancellors[edit]

List of Vice Chancellors from the date of establishment:

  • Dr Sher Ali Khan Shinwari (Late) (2001 - 2002)
  • Khalid Niazi (2003 - 2004)
  • Ihsan Illahi (2004)
  • Zabta Khan Shinwari (2004 - 2006)
  • Lutfullah Kakakheil (2007 - 2010.
  • Nasir Jamal Khattak (2011 - 2014)
  • Jamil Ahmed (2017–present)

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