DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Our Mission

To explore and advance new chemical frontiers in all four disciplines of chemistry including physical, inorganic, organic and biochemistry through visionary research, innovation, collaboration, and scholarship.

Our Vision

Department of Chemistry at SBKWU aspires to excel in chemical education, research and services.

Our Strategic Goals`

  • Maintain graduate and undergraduate teaching and research programs to develop the next generation of academic, industrial, and government laboratory chemists who will be called upon to solve new problems.
  • Increase the depth and breadth of outreach activities and opportunities for technology transfer from the faculty and staff to the people of the region, state and nation.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary research endeavors that draw on and add to the research base within SBKWU.
  • Enhance the basic and applied research framework in the Chemistry Department.
  • Enhance services to the community.
  • Build collaborations with other universities and the industry to achieve the department goals

Job/Career Opportunities

Chemistry involves the study of all things chemical – chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation – in order to better understand the way in which materials are structured, how they change and how they react in certain situations. Having gained chemical understanding at molecular level, chemistry graduates may choose to apply this knowledge in almost unlimited ways, as it can be used to analyze all matter and therefore our entire environment.

Those who study chemistry go on to do many exciting things in a whole range of industries. Notable chemistry graduates include former prime minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher; famous novelist, Kurt Vonnegut (who wrote Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle); NASA astronaut Story Musgrave and, Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist behind the theory of radioactivity. Basically, the possibilities for chemistry graduates are endless. Studying chemistry doesn’t restrict you to a career in a laboratory; it can lead to many different careers across a wide range of sectors. So, what can you do with a chemistry degree?

Seminar/ Conferences (2017-2018)

  • 2017- Three days’ workshop organized on Endnote note in Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
  • 2018- One day work shop on Chem draw software by Dr. Saleha Suleman Khan in the Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
  • 2018- Organize workshop in a global chemist code of ethics and laboratory safety and security event note in Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
  • Organize workshop on EndNote in the Department of Chemistry SBKWU Quetta.

M.Phil. Program

Name of Degree program: M.Phil in Chemistry

Program Started: 2009

Duration of Program: 2 Years

Credit hours: 30 credit hours (24 Course work + 6 Research work)

Total Number of students enrolled: 268

Session wise enrollment of students:

  • 2009-2011: 10
  • 2013-2015: 19
  • 2014-2016: 23
  • 2015-2017: 38
  • 2016-2018: 41
  • 2017-2019: 45
  • 2018-2020: 51
  • 2019-2021: 41

Fig.1 Students strength in M.Phil Chemistry during 2009-2021

PhD faculty No. of Ph.D faculty members: 11

PhD Faculty Details
SR.Name & DesignationPhD Degree Status        Specialization  ExperienceNo. of Students being Supervised
Title & Subject Area
Teaching  OtherPh.D.M.Phil./ MS
1Dr. Uzma Jabeen (HOD & Assistant ProfessorPhD in ChemistryPhysical Chemistry16 years and 6 months 0224
2Dr. Farrukh Bashir (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryPhysical Chemistry16 years and 6 months0106
3Dr. Sabeena Rizwan (Assistant Professor)PhD in BiochemistryBiochemistry16 Years1 Years SST6
4Dr. Ayesha (Assistant Professor)PhD in BiotechnologyBiochemistry10 years6 years Admin at SBKWU17
5Dr. Farida Behlil (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry10 years03
6Dr. Saima Mehar (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry6 Years4 years02 
7Dr. Nusrat Nabi (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry10 Years  01
8Dr. Noureen Khan (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry5 years9 years0208
9Dr. Saleha Sulamen Khan (Assistant Professor)PhD in ChemistryOrganic Chemistry6 Years 12 Years29
10Dr. Saba Afzal (Lecturer)PhD in ChemistryInorganic Chemistry16 Years  03
11Dr. Bibi Sherino (Lecturer)PhD in ChemistryInorganic Chemistry10 years2 years intern experience in sbkwu0208

M.Phil faculty No. of M.Phil faculty members: 08

Faculty Details of MS/MPhil or Equivalent Degree
SR.Name & DesignationMS/MPhil or Equivalent DegreeSpecializationExperienceNo. of Students being Supervised
Title & Subject Area  
TeachingOtherM.Phil./ MS
1Ms Farkhanda Shahid (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in Chemistry (waiting for PhD Viva)Physical Chemistry13 Years 02
2Ms Shagufta Fahmid (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in Chemistry (PhD Research complete, thesis evaluation in progress)Organic Chemistry16 years and 6 months5 years college experience09
3Ms Musarat Raiz (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)Organic Chemistry16 years 02
4Ms Fazila Mandokhail (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in ChemistryBiochemistry10 Years 04
5Ms Samina Aslam (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)Organic Chemistry10 Years 00
6Ms Huma Ayub (Assistant Professor)M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)Inorganic Chemistry3 Years9 Years Research Experience02
7Ms Huma Tareen (Lecturer)M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)Physical Chemistry11 Years04
8Ms Sana Ahmed (Lecturer)M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)Inorganic Chemistry11 Years02

Research areas of published articles and books

S.NOName of FacultyResearch areas
 Physical Chemistry Section 
1Dr. Uzma Jabeen Assistant Professor (Chair Person )Material Sciences
2Dr. Farrukh Bashir (Assistant Professor)Material Sciences
3Ms Farkhanda ShahidPhysical Chemistry
4Ms Huma Tareen (Lecturer)Material Sciences
 Organic Chemistry Section 
1Dr. Nusrat Nabi (Assistant Professor)Food Chemistry
2Dr. Farida Behlil (Assistant Professor)(M.Phil organizer)Organic chemistry,Synthesis and extraction, Biological activities of synthesized compounds
3Dr. Saima Mehar (Assistant Professor)Isolation Chemistry, Natural Products, Synthesis chemistry
4Dr. Noureen Khan (Assistant Professor)Natural Product, Organic synthesis, Material Sciences
5Dr. Saleha Sulamen Khan (Assistant Professor)(Organic section incharge)Natural Product, synthetic Chemistry
6Ms Shagufta Fahmid (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)                  Organic Chemistry, Bio Technology, To explore incidence of different diseases, Nano materials, Qualitative and quantitative assessment of Food toxins, Quality assessment of commercially available different items, Proteomic, Sustainable strategies of recycling, Bio diesel production, recycling of waste materials, Green chemistry, Plant pathogens identification and remediation Future intention of research: Extraction of beneficial compounds from biological sources, Molecular identification of pathogens, Targeted treatment and Drug discovery
7Ms Musarat Raiz (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)  Organic Chemistry
8Ms Samina Aslam (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)  Synthesis and extraction        
 In-Organic Chemistry Section 
1Ms Huma Ayub (Assistant Professor) 
2Dr. Saba Afzal (Lecturer)   
3Dr. Bibi Sherino (LecturerInorganic chemistry, Nano materials  
Ms Sana Ahmed (Lecturer)   
  Bio-Chemistry Section 
  1Dr. Sabeena Rizwan (Assistant ProfessorProteomics, Plant Biochemistry
 2Dr. Ayesha (Assistant Professor)Plant Biochemistry, Biotechnology
3Ms Fazila Mandokhail (Assistant Professor)Biochemistry

Hi-Tech laboratory

Chemistry is not only the interaction between matter and chemical reactions, but is the science applied in our daily life. Chemistry is the central science connected to several other disciplines as for example environmental, physics, mathematics, biological and earth sciences.

Based on the above mentioned facts, Department of Chemistry of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University offers BS, MSc and PhD programs, thus the areas of research covered are Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Chemistry Department Hi-Tech laboratory is well equipped with following instruments:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Gas chromatography (TCD & FID)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
  • UV/Vis Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR Spectrophotometer
  • Flame photometer

The faculties in charge of the above mentioned instruments are Dr. Kanwal, Ms. Huma Ayub, Dr. Nusrat, Dr. Saima, Dr. Saleha, Dr. Noreen, Dr. Saba, Dr. Sherino, Dr. Farrukh, Dr. Farida, Ms. Huma Tareen and Ms.saba respectively. Dr. Uzma Jabeen (HoD Chemistry Department), Dr. Sabeena Rizwan and Ms. Farkhanda Shahid are the persons in charge of the Hi-Tec laboratory.