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The department of chemistry was established in March 1998. Its faculty consists of one professor, one associate professor, three assistant professors and two lecturers. The department has most modern equipments/ instrumentation in its teaching and research labs in the Science Block at AIOU main campus. These equipments/ instrumentation include CHNS Analyzer, Thermal Analyzer, UV-Visible, Fluorescence and FTIR Spectrophotometers, GC-MS, HPLC, Atomic Absorption spectrometer and Electrochemical System etc.
The department has developed all the courses for  PhD level in accordance with the guideline provided by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). These courses are reviewed from time to time through Committee of Courses to incorporate emerging modern trends in the subject. The Committee of Courses of the department has distinguished Professors and Scientists of the country as members besides departmental faculty. Department has also signed MOU with university of Rostock, Germany. By this MOU, our PhD students get opportunity to do research work in Germany. Moreover department has also signed MOU with University of Kebangsaan Malaysia. This collaboration will be very useful for our MPhil and PhD students.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates holding MS/M. Phil or equivalent in Chemistry with CGPA 3.0 are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Program. 

Selection Process

Departmental Test (Subject based MCQs + Descriptive Questions) and Interview


Maximum 5 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

Face to Face Classes

AIOU Credits Required

42 Credit hours

1. Organic Photo Chemistry-1756
2. Pericyclic Chemistry-1757
3. Reaction Mechanism-1758
4. Quantum Organic Chemistry-1762
5. Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (N.M.R) Spectroscopy-1765

1. Special Topic In Chemistry-1766
2. Mass Spectrometry-1767
3. Special Techniques In Organic Synthesis-1768
4. Theoretical Aspects Of Spectroscopy-1769
5. Instrumental Methods Of Analysis-1799

1. Research Work And Thesis-1764

1. Research Work And Thesis-1764

1. Research Work And Thesis-1764

1. Research Work And Thesis-1764

Elective / Major Courses:












Main collaborations are with the following Universities/institutions:

QAU, PAEC, NDC, Riphah International University


The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.