Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was founded in 1880 and incorporated into the newly founded University of Yangon in 1920. It is therefore one of the oldest departments of the University.The vision of the Department is to create a system that can build a body of knowledge power house which enhances national prosperity and competitive standing in the world of work. It is currently constituted by 85 academic staff, 7 administrative staff and 20 laboratory technicians.

The Department offers B.Sc. (Hons.), Master and Mater of Research Degrees in two main branches - Chemistry and Biochemistry, and PhD Degree in Chemistry. These degrees are awarded based on the five specialized fields of Chemistry which are Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Nuclear Chemistry.  Master programme of the Department was approved and officially started since 1924.  Doctoral degree programme began in 1994.  The Department offered 442 PhD graduates in Chemistry from 1997 - 2012.  From 2012-2013 academic year, it re-opened the BSc (Hons) degree courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The mission of the department is to promote theoretically sound and intellectually matured researchers through advanced chemical education and research programmes with the following objectives:

  • To upgrade the chemistry curriculum and syllabi for undergraduate, master  and doctoral degree courses to international level
  • To set up a fully modernized spectroscopic laboratory
  • To arrange academic staff exchange programme with international universities
  • To produce high quality graduates
  • To continuously develop the academic and support staff to meet the aspirations
  • To be a centre of excellence
  • To generate new young blood qualified researchers who are intellectually matured and skilled developed (Technocrats)

The Department of Chemistry operates under close supervision of Professor Head who is assisted by the professors taking decisions in association with the departmental board The Board which comprises a cross section of the academic staff of the department and the work of the board is carried out by nine Panels comprising five professors and four associate professors and some senior lecturers are included in the board. The Department Head sits as a chairperson and the panels meet as and when necessary.


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