FOST is offering highest number of programs as compared to other faculties at UCP
FOST has the highest number of post graduate students in UCP
Faculty members at FOST are able to produce the highest number of research publications in UCP with impact factor crossing the mark of 300 annually
Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Technology (FOST), University of Central Punjab. Science is such a gigantic and expanding field that it can at times defy definition. We will work with you to guide you through your formative years as a young scientist to prepare you to succeed in a wide variety of professions and careers. Our aim is to excite your interest in the broader scientific issues of today and tomorrow, and expand your understanding of our universe at all levels. Scientist, teacher, physician, biochemist, or entrepreneur – whatever your career goals are, an education in science and technology will help you get there.
Our disciplines will introduce you to the wonders of the natural world, from infinitesimally small subatomic particles to the infinitely large universe and everything else in between. FOST offers programs in seven departments: Basic & Applied Chemistry, Microbiology, Food Science & Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology/Botany, and Biotechnology. Through both practical and theory-based learning using state of the art laboratories and class rooms, we provide the engaging environment required to inspire creativity, innovation, and collaboration.
Our progressive faculty aims to provide its students with excellent, contemporary, academically challenging programs, quality teaching and up-to-date learning environment. Many faculty members in FOST have developed foreign linkages with reputable universities all over the world. These linkages promote collaborative research among the PhD scholars and ensure regular visits of renowned scientists to UCP in order to address our students.
FOST is committed to see all its graduates scientifically trained and well equipped to tackle global challenges. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you explore, discover, and achieve at FOST.
Dr Rizwana Kausar
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty of Science & Technology (FOST) is home to some of the most creative and inventive scientists and leaders. With more than 54 PhD scholars in its academia, FOST ensures excellence in teaching, research, high-quality education and training for our students so that they can excel and be experts in their respective fields in the regional and global arena. Having published more than 200 research publications each year in HEC-accredited high impact factor journals and presenting papers at international and national conferences since 2016, FOST has established international collaborations with globally renowned universities & institutions. These ties specifically encourage our PhD scholars to collaborate on research; as well ensure that prominent professionals come here at UCP to share their knowledge & experience with our students.
Here at Faculty of Science & Technology, inter-disciplinary research is strongly encouraged within mathematical, physical, life & environmental sciences. The objective of FOST is to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to modern day challenges & an in-depth understanding of the underlying scientific and technical issues.
FOST offers a wide range of physical, biological and food science programs in a unique and demanding coursework. Its 7 departments span the full spectrum of mathematical, physical and life sciences, and undertake both fundamental research in our well-equipped laboratories and cutting-edge applied work.
Department of Mathematics
Our mission is to excel in conducting mathematical research and educating students within a supporting intellectual community.
We offer a full spectrum of mathematics courses to prepare undergraduate students for graduate schools and careers in high tech industry, data science, finance, teaching and more. Our dynamic and dedicated faculty use the latest pedagogical techniques to provide best possible teaching/learning environment. With a degree in mathematics, one can do almost anything! Mathematics majors become mathematicians, yes, but they also go into finance, meteorology, engineering research, data science, economics, medical research, and even medical or law school. Studying mathematics develops problems-solving and analytical skills that are prized throughout the economy.
Department of Physics
Physics, as we all know, is the science of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It brings phenomena of yester-years to the present and shapes up the future. Here at physics department, we enable students to brace the challenges of tomorrow. This continuous process is blend of theoretical and experimental syllabus, prepared, keeping in view the scientific and technological advancements in the field of physics. Our students, having graduated from this department, have multiple vistas to explore at: PAEC, KRL, SUPARCO, PCSIR LABS, SKMCH, INMOL, to name few. So, dear would-be students, an exciting and challenging environment is looking forward to welcome you, to come across an experienced and capable faculty who will mentor your skills and potential along the road to future.
Department of Basic & Applied Chemistry
Basic & Applied Chemistry is a central discipline to all Branches of Biology/Life Sciences. It deals with the chemical nature, function, structure, energetic and pathways of synthesis and degradation of simple to complex biological and/or cellular molecules to understand the various aspects of cellular and molecular functions in development, health and disease with applications in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Medicine. FOST has ideal student-to-faculty ratio, teaching experience of the faculty, publications, extra research grants/support that faculty generates from National and International Organizations and in terms of infrastructural facilities. In addition, the faculty is able to fortify collaboration in the new and interdisciplinary research areas such as Nano-Biology, Medical Biotechnology, and Stem Cell Biology etc.
Department of Zoology
Zoology is the scientific study of the characteristics and classification of animals. Zoology is a vibrant and growing discipline with substantial relevance for modern society. Knowledge of animal’s biology contributes to the development strategies to reduce and cope with pollution, strive for renewable sources, deal with environmental changes, discover new biologically based solution to human/animal diseases and develop biopharmaceuticals.
To meet the dire need of coming decades, the Department of Zoology is committed to impart most recent and updated education to students, to deliver society-oriented need- based research, to promote academia-industry linkage, to hold regular seminars by invited subject specialists for the scientific grooming of students as well as faculty while developing a collaboration both at national and international levels.
Department of Food Science & Technology
Food Science and Technology program at UCP is aimed to serve the special need of providing high quality manpower for the growing modern food industry of 21st century in the country and beyond. Food science is the end-to-end study of food, including raw material selection and harvesting, composition and development, production, preservation and safety, packaging and storage, through to end-user preparation, consumption and sensory analysis.
The undergraduate degree program of the FOST has been very successful in enabling the students to express themselves as professionals who have the necessary knowledge about nature of food, the causes of its deterioration, the fundamental principles of its processing and the improvement thereof for public consumption under specified legislation. Faculty members in the FOST Department strive hard to make the department a center of excellence in food science and technology.
Department of Microbiology
Microbiology addresses many of the world’s grand challenges, which ultimately affect human, plant, and animal. We in the Department of Microbiology embrace microbes in all their glory. Our primary mission is to empower our students with overall development in academics and research by nurturing them with multi-dimensional skills and knowledge. Students are always encouraged by our team of highly experienced and motivated faculty members to get hands on skill and experience in the field of Microbiology through practical, mini projects, workshops, seminars, symposium and internships in different industries, hospitals etc.
We are confident that we are going ahead in adopting such a learning environment capable of preparing and qualifying graduates having capabilities to face the challenges innovatively and creatively.
Department of Biotechnology
Biotechnology is a broad range of technologies that employ living organisms or parts of them to make diverse products. Biotechnology is used to create a wide range of products, including pharmaceuticals and treatments, nutritious substances, environmentally friendly chemicals, and materials, biofuels, innovative functional materials, Vaccines, and Drug design. In the Department of Biotechnology, the Degrees are offered at the level of BS and MS.& also initiating PhD soon.
Excellence, honesty, ownership, tolerance, and diversity are the standards that lend force to the department’s operations and progress. Our success resides in our advanced learning approaches and research which prioritizes the academic, personal, and professional growth of students. Graduating students may find excellent job placements and opportunities inside the country or abroad due to their professional grooming in the field. If you’d like to see for yourself why our students and staff are so excited to be here, we’d love to show you around and we always welcome you to visit us.