Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry

Program Overview

Our mission is to promote and disseminate knowledge through high quality education to graduate students by teaching cross-disciplinary curriculum and exposing them to state-of-the-art instrumentation. The Department of Chemistry at CUI, Islamabad campus was established in July 2018. The Department is equipped with research laboratories, while the Islamabad campus has an array of leading scientific equipment. The Department has a number of foreign qualified faculty members conducting cutting edge research in different domain/fields of chemistry. The main objective of the Department is to train the new generation through research-based education to solve the problems of tomorrow.

Research Focus

We are offering cutting edge research in the fields of:

Organic synthesis of organic bioactive molecules, heterocycles, pericycles, stereochemical molecules, natural products isolation and their multistep synthesis, green synthesis; catalysis, fuel cells, energy, dyes degradation, adsorption studies, sensors & biosensors, drug delivery, nanomaterials, metal complexation, MOFS, laser studies, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry etc.

Curriculum: Scheme of Studies:

PhD Course No. of Courses Credit Hours
i. Core Courses 01 03
ii. Elective Courses 05 15
Total Credit Hours of Course Work: 18
MS Thesis: 09
Total Credit Hours of the Program: 27

Graduate Regulations

  • Minimum duration for completion of the program is 3 years and not more than 5 years.
  • Student can register minimum of 03 credit hours and maximum of 12 credit hours in a semester.
  • Student can register thesis after completion of course work.

Career Opportunities

After completing MS degree program, our students may access a number of career opportunities like in healthcare sector, academia, industries (Cement, Angro-chemicals, beverages etc), pharmaceuticals etc.

Admission Requirements

An 18 years degree (MS/M.Phil) with thesis of 06 credit hours or its equivalent degree with thesis of 06 credit hours, in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 70% marks (annual system) and no third division (annual system) or ‘D grade’ (semester system) throughout the academic career. GRE (subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT General with minimum score of 60.

Candidates are required to apply on CUI Online Admission System by following the link:

Scholarships Available

Currently no scholarships available for PhD scholars.

Graduate Program Coordinator
Mr. Hamid Raza Bhatti
Assistant Program Officer
Department of Chemistry
COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus

+92-51-9247000-9247002 and 9049802

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Sobia Dilpazir
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus
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