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Dr. Jamil Ahmad
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(PhD King's College London)

Welcome to Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST)! We thank you for visiting us in person or through our site. 

Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) is one of the most important seat of higher learning in the south region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province. Since its inception, KUST is making tremendous contribution to the education system of Kohat and surrounding districts. The University strives to achieve academic excellence through continuous improvement of its research and teaching by providing faculty and students with an environment conducive for creation, dissemination and assimilation of knowledge. At KUST, we place great emphasis on optimal usage of the available resources without compromising on quality. Our programs and activities are not only structured to address the socio economic needs of the region but also have a modern orientation so that our graduates and faculty can compete internationally.

Our focus is on excellence in teaching, high quality research, and community service. Some of our faculty members have their research work published in international journals of high class. Given the scarce resources and opportunities for research in young universities, the achievements of our faculty are indeed of paramount significance to us: we are proud of them. The number of PhD level is growing at KUST. A number of young faculty members are pursing their PhD studies in Pakistan and abroad in the institutions of international repute. Soon most of them will resume their responsibilities in KUST: we are looking forward to their rejoining us. Their presence will strengthen us further.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds. In addition to pursuing their studies they also reach out to the community and involve themselves in co-curricular programs. We are passing through very difficult socio-political times that require serious academic pursuits, objective research, and fair analyses to achieve the social equity that define progress. Our goal is to help our students become academically efficient; socially responsible; and intellectually productive citizens of the country and of the world. We encourage our students to question things; we teach them to have faith in themselves; we urge them to dream big; and we inculcate in them the spirit to live and let live. Our hope is to prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow. We are aware of how big a task we entrust them, but we would not do that if we had any doubt about their talent and potential. They are such bright young people! 

We thank you for your interest in KUST, and appeal to you to think of ways and means of strengthening KUST. We hope that you support us any which way it is possible for you. Join us and help us be part of the history we mean to make!

Prof  Fida Younus Khattak

Dean, Faculty of 
Physical and Numerical Sciences

Welcome! The Faculty of Physical and Numerical Sciences at the Kohat University of Science and Technology, at present, offers courses and facilitates research leading to BS, MSc, MS/MPhil, and PhD degrees in chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics. We distinguish ourselves through research-based teaching. Our mission in the Faculty is to generate ideas based on scientific principles that in turn help provide solutions to modern day technical problems. Our faculty members and students are engaged in research at the frontiers of physical and numerical sciences, both of basic and applied nature. We keep our presence felt in the academia by regularly publishing in journals of international repute. A good number of our faculty members regularly receives productivity awards for the exciting research that they undertake. Five of our faculty members have already received the HEC Best University Teacher Award. A national award of Izaz-e-Fazeelat and two civil awards of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for this Faculty speak for its standards of scholarship. The environment in our Faculty is conducive to learning and innovation. By joining us, you will be able to explore and further the scientific horizons.

Prof. Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman


Faculty of Biological Sciences

The Faculty of Biological Sciences comprises of six departments, Biotechnology, Botany, Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacy and Zoology. All of these departments except Pharmacy offer undergraduate and graduate programmes leading to BS, MSc, MS/MPhil, and PhD degrees. The Environmental Sciences and Pharmacy departments offer only BS and Pharm-D programme respectively.


The faculty is fairly rich and well-resourced in terms of students, academic staff, and research facilities. The slogan of KUST “research based teaching” could be seen implemented in true letter and spirit in our Faculty. Teaching is complimented with the high quality research, making full use of the recently installed high-tech equipment worth millions of rupees. These include: HPLC, DNA Sequencer, RT-PCR, 2-D Gel Electrophoresis and SDS- PAGE Protein Analysis, Gel Documentation, Double Beam Spectrophotometers, Fermentor, Flame Photometer, Photosynthesis Meter, Leaf Area Meter, Water Potential Meter, Autoclave (various capacities), Growth Chambers and Incubators of various sizes, ultra-low temperature Freezers, Centrifuge, and Optical Microscopes of various magnifications. Recently, established Proteomics and LEDs Labs have not only set new trends but also increased research capacity of the faculty. Furthermore, research projects worth tens of millions are either in progress or near to completion, indicating active involvement of its faculty and graduate students in research.


The Faculty of Biological Sciences, with the hard work of its faculty and students, has been producing competent and well qualified graduates. In a short span of time, it has grown and developed into an educational center with emphasis on excellence, innovation, and high quality education with no compromise on discipline. The Faculty of Biological Sciences would surely continue its progress with the same zeal. It would not only continue to produce highly trained human resource to meet the socio-economic and developmental needs of our society but would also produce research work of international standards.

Prof. Dr. Syed Tasleem Hussain


Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!

We are happy that you have chosen to be with us for a very important phase in your academic journey. This Faculty has a long and distinguished tradition of teaching and research and prides itself in being the nesting ground for qualified and capable individuals. The excellent education you will receive here will help to transform your lives and prepare you to respond effectively to the demands of the world and the ever-present societal challenges.

Over time, in response to the signals of public demand the Faculty has expanded both in terms of disciplines and degree programs. Presently the Faculty of Social Sciences offers a range of degree programs in the disciplines of English, Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, Religious Studies, Social Work & Sociology, Education and Management Sciences. The Faculty has 1027 currently enrolled students with 73 registered at MPhil and PhD level programs and 66 teaching faculty members, around half of whom hold PhD degrees. The University is continuously striving to increase the number and qualifications of the Social Science teaching faculty members so as to maintain internationally accepted quality standards in teaching and research.

We in the Faculty of Social Sciences are committed to being your best ally during your time at KUST. We do so by providing the type of academic advice and support services that will facilitate your learning and progress towards graduation. We, therefore, encourage you to utilize these services to help you to obtain answers to the questions you may have or to overcome difficulties you may encounter. Even as you work hard to ensure that you do well academically, be sure to get involved in our many extra-curricular activities that are on offer.

Finally, I feel honored and privileged to be associated with the Faculty as the Dean. We have a team of very eminent scholars and renowned faculty members in their respective disciplines. We encourage our students to take responsibility for your own learning, aim to become rounded and, throughout this very important phase of your life, enjoy your experience with us. We also welcome and commend our alumni who have proudly served and continue to serve this vibrant and vanguard Faculty.

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