The Department of Economics at Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat was established in the end of year 2007 at the main campus. It is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department gives weight to both teaching and research. This department offers BS (4 years), M.Sc. (2 years) and M.Phil (2 years) programs in the subject of economics. Economics is also a core subject offered for several other degree programs---Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration---at this university. First Chairman of this department was Mr.Azmat Hayat, M.Phil (Japan), second Chairman was Mr. Hidayat Ullah M.Phil (Japan) and presently Dr. Dilawar Khan, PhD is the chairman of the department.