Department of Chemistry was established in October, 2004 soon after the onset of KUST in 2002, with only forty students and two faculty members. It was shifted to its current location of Academic Block Uphill Building in 2007 and occupied the ground floor of the building. Now, it is one of largest postgraduate department with more than three hundred students and eighteen highly qualified faculty members. Most of the faculty members are having Doctorate and Post Doctorate qualifications from world ranking institutions of good repute. 

Department of Chemistry coordinates and provides facilities for exchange of knowledge and basic and applied research in different fields of science in general and of chemistry in particular. The department has established links to national and international institutions for mutual collaboration to produce quality research and trainings.