Department of Life Sciences





The vision of the Department is to promote quality research in the various branches of chemistry to ensure a viable and practical solution to all the problems in the respective areas.


The Chemistry Department is committed to the advancement of highest level of theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry. The department pledges to train Chemists capable of making significant contribution in the areas of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and related fields.


Chemistry is a science of development of human civilization. From European Industrial Revolution in 19th Century to the present day, the scenario of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology is all related to chemical sciences. In the arena of scientific development Chemists are the major stake holders. Be it Peace, war or mission to Mars, Chemists are the main players in these endeavors. The recent developments in nuclear chemistry, missile technology, environmental sciences, and understanding of intricacies of genetic engineering and biological processes, biosensors, industrial growth and energy are all due to chemistry in one way or the other. It not only adds value to the raw materials but also provides new raw materials for high-tech industries such as pharmaceuticals, textiles, agro-industry, medicines, biomechanics, space science and so on. Therefore, it alleviates human sufferings and proves to be an effective tool to fight against poverty. The Department of Chemistry is one of the major departments of the GC University, Faisalabad. Presently more than 900 students are enrolled in the graduation, MPhil and PhD programs. The Department has well defined areas of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. The department has a clear thinking that a nation of 180 million people needs world class expertise in chemical sciences which could meet the needs of common people. The schemes of study of the Department of Chemistry have been designed in this backdrop. The major focus of the Department is to train the students in their respective specializations such as Nano science, Polymer Sciences, Biosensors, Synthesis of Natural Products and Drugs and Bioassays. Pakistan is blessed with enormous reservoirs of coal and minerals. Expertise is available in the department to explore these latent/hidden reservoirs. The department has developed state-of-art research facilities and has recently inducted young, talented and very experienced academicians. It has also moved to its new premises in Basic Science Block, First Floor. It comprises four teaching laboratories for performing experiments and has four big and ventilated lecture theatres with seating capacities of 80 students each. In order to cater to the research activities of students and staff, four research laboratories are also being maintained. Moreover, a big seminar/symposium room and an auditorium is also being used for the instruction and carrying out scholarly activities. The faculty of the Department of Chemistry is striving hard to produce dynamic students with high vision, clear cut aims and market oriented objectives. All these activities are aimed to the training of these students as entrepreneurs for creating the jobs themselves rather than looking for the jobs.

MSC Chemistry Scheme of Studies

Semester 1  Topic Credit Hours
CHM-501  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry – I  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-503  Advanced Organic Chemistry – I  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-505  Advanced Physical Chemistry – I  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-507  Advanced Analytical Chemistry – I  4(3 – 1) 
MTH-525  Mathematics for Chemists  2(2 – 0) 
Semester 2   
CHM-502  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry – II  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-504  Advanced Organic Chemistry – II  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-506  Advanced Physical Chemistry – II  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-508  Advanced Analytical Chemistry – II  4(3 – 1) 
CHM-510  Environmental Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
Semester 3   
Specialization in Analytical Chemistry   
ENG-611  English for Employment  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-601  Electroanalytical Techniques  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-603  Advanced Separation Techniques  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-605  Atomic Spectroscopy  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-607  Analytical Chemistry Practical’s– I  2(0 – 2) 
Specialization in Inorganic Chemistry   
ENG-611  English for Employment  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-611  Main Group Organometallic and Organic 
3(3 – 0) 
CHM-613  Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-615  Organo-Transition Metal Compounds  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-617  Inorganic Chemistry Practical’s– I  2(0 – 2) 
Specialization in Organic Chemistry   
ENG-611  English for Employment  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-621  Spectroscopic Organic Techniques  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-623  Rearrangements and Pericyclic Reactions  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-625  Pharmaceutical Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-627  Organic Chemistry Practical’s– I  2(0 – 2) 
Specialization in Physical Chemistry   
ENG-611  English for Employment  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-631  Kinetics of Complex Reactions  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-633  Advanced Spectroscopy  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-635  Material Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-637  Physical Chemistry Practical’s– I  2(0 – 2) 
Semester 4   
Specialization in Analytical Chemistry   
STA-321  Introduction to Statistical Theory  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-602  Thermal Methods of Analysis  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-604  Nuclear Analytical Techniques  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-606  Food and Drug Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-608  Standard Methods & Quality Assurance  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-610  Analytical Chemistry Practical’s– II  2(0 – 2) 
Specialization in Inorganic Chemistry   
STA-321  Introduction to Statistical Theory  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-612  X-ray Spectroscopy  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-614  Homogeneous Catalysis  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-616  Radio Nuclear Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-618  Magneto Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-620  Inorganic Chemistry Practical’s– II  2(0 – 2) 
Specialization in Organic Chemistry   
STA-321  Introduction to Statistical Theory  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-622  Organic Polymers  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-624  Reactive Intermediates and Photochemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-626  Disconnection Approach  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-628  Organic Catalyst and Protective Group  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-630  Organic Chemistry
Practical’s– II  
2(0 – 2) 
Specialization  in Physical Chemistry   
STA-321  Introduction to Statically Theory  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-632  Applications of Symmetry & Group Theory  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-634  Quantum Mechanics  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-636  Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-638  Electrochemical Aspects of Solutions  3(3 – 0) 
CHM-640  Physical ChemistryPractical’s– II  2(0 – 2)