Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Dilshad Waqar
Chemistry is a central science which helps in understanding the origin of life and suggest ways to use non-living things for giving comfort to life. Chemical orientation cannot be imparted in isolation and has to be developed through a cocktail of physics and biology on one hand and engineering and applied sciences on the other. The Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi is well equipped for pursuing this goal having skilled and proficient faculty, well equipped laboratories and other infrastructure. This department is one of the oldest departments of University of Karachi.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is done while following the semester system. An academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately 16 weeks duration. Assessment includes midterm/ makeup, terminal and lab / Assignment.
A person with a degree in chemistry has a wide choice of employment opportunities especially in the textile &Pharmaceutical Industry, Clinical laboratories, Oil refineries Chemical industry, Paint industry, Cement industry, Beverages & Food product industry, Analytical &instrumental services, agencies and Polymer industry.