2001 at Kohat DistrictKhyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan by the governor, Lt. Gen. Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah.Over these 16 years or so, KUST has progressed remarkably well, both in terms of human resources and physical infra-structure. Not only KUST has succeeded in erecting buildings with imposing view, accommodating modern classrooms and laboratories equipped with state-of-the art technologies but has also established a vibrant academic environment driven by research and innovation. KUST has attracted and retained world class faculty dedicated to teaching and research.

The first Vice Chancellor of the university was Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Khan Shinwari (Late). The university is ranked No. 22 in the General category of HEC rankings.



The idea of KUST was first conceived by the on will-meaning leading personality of Kohat, with clear vision and strong will to do something great for the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lt. Gen S. Iftikhar Hussain Shah. What he envisioned was an institution having:

  • A dynamic outlook;
  • A group of accomplished and forward-looking academic leaders;
  • An awe-inspiring landscape; and
  • A captivating campus


It was founded with four institutes - Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Management Sciences, Institute of Education and Research and Department of Microbiology. These offered two-year and four-year Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degrees and two-year Master degrees fields, in 2004. Later on the university was expanded by establishing departments in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Microbiology. These departments offer BS (Hons.), M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.

Latest Projects

KUST Smart University

Kohat University of Science & Technology is one of first...

Infrastructure Building

A new building is under construction for Institute of manage...

« »

Affiliated Colleges

Affiliation Rules View All
List of Colleges View All


Institute of Education & Research

Accredited with National Accreditation Council for Teacher E...

« »


Hangu Campus View All
Women Campus View All


BA/BSc Result Announced

Result of the following candidates who appeared in Annual Ex...


Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the fo...

Admissions Fall 2017 Open

BS, Master, MPhil and PhD admissions Advertisement view Last...

« »


 Two Days Conference on, " The Role  of Mathematics in Solving Real-world Problems’’  Registration Form download...

Useful Links



HEC-Microsoft Portal       0922-5291501-502
HEC       webmaster@kust.edu.pk
Digital Library KUST       Fax: 0922554556
KUST IT Journal