Brief History of the Department
The Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry was established in October 1960 as Department of Chemistry in the then Faculty of Science. In 1976, a degree in Industrial Chemistry was introduced. The University Senate in recognition of the two degree programmes offered by the department approved the change in the name of the department from Chemistry to Pure and Industrial Chemistry from the beginning of the 1984/85 session. In 2001, the department merged the two degree programmes into a degree in Pure and Industrial Chemistry retaining the degree in Combined Physical Sciences.