Doctoral Programs

PhD Chemistry

Department of Applied Sciences of NTU, being one of the basic academic divisions of the University, has always been striving for the realization of this mandate. One manner of achieving this is to offer PhD Chemistry Program, in addition to its specific tasks of undertaking basic, applied, and mission-oriented researches. The main objective of this degree is to create self- motivated chemists who can fulfill the demand of current challenging fields. This postgraduate degree is based on applied research to prepare students for professional career in research. In addition to that, the program provides a unique opportunity to graduates to strengthen their knowledge and work in multi-disciplines. Our researchers have also ability to help out different industry related problems through knowledge of education and research especially in the context of textile industry.

National Textile University graduate program in chemistry is launched to combine a great foundation in chemistry adaptability to range of student interest and career objectives. Department of applied sciences maintains a close association with industry specially textile industry and departments providing good opportunity for interdisciplinary study and research for the students. The Department also participates with other colleges and universities in combined research efforts, including collaborative research at regional, national and international facilities. Close interaction between students and faculty, facilitates responsibility to the needs of each student.

After completing Degree PhD graduates should be able to: 

  • Identify research questions in emerging chemistry and independently conduct competitive solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability of scientifically communicate technical information of their related discipline
  • Research and critique computing literature and utilize it for proposing a solution
  • Demonstrate the advance and practical concepts of chemistry.

Duration of the Program

  1. The period for completion of PhD program shall be 3 - 8 years, one year for 18 credit hours course work and two years for research, the period shall be counted from the commencement of course work.
  2. The maximum permissible period for submission of PhD thesis will be 16 semesters (8 Years) including course work. After 10 semesters, the scholar will cease to be the student of the university and shall not be eligible for readmission.

Semester-wise Workload

  1. The PhD candidate has to take PhD level course work of minimum 18 credit hours with the consent of his/her supervisor.
  2. The course contents are proposed by the concerned Faculty Board of Studies, recommended by the Advanced Studies and research Board (ARSB) and approved by the Academic Council.

First Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – I  3
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – II  3
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – III  3

Second Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – IV  3
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – V  3
 CH-XXXX  Elective Course – VI  3

Third And Fourth Semester

Code Course Title Credit Hours
 CH-9090  Research Thesis  30

Research Paper Requirement

Before final submission of thsis for evaluation, the Ph.D scholar would have to publish at least one research paperfrom his/her research, as first author, in an Internationally Abstracted Journal, recognized by the HEC, Pakistan. Onlypublished paper are acceptable for award of PhD degree.

Courses List

(This list is not exhaustive and new courses can be added to this category at any time depending upon the availablefacilities/requirements)

S.No. Code Course Title Credit Hours
 1   CH-9001  Advanced Physical Chemistry  3
 2   CH-9002  Inorganic Materials Chemistry  3
 3   CH-9003  Physical Organic Chemistry  3
 4   CH-9004  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Organic Chemistry  3
 5   CH-9005  Advanced Mass Spectrometry  3
 6   CH-9006  Advanced Polymer Chemistry  3
 7   CH-9007  Special Organic Materials  3
 8   CH-9008  Advanced Photochemistry  3
 9   CH-9009  Advanced Surface Chemistry  3
 10   CH-9010  Chemistry of Advanced Composite Materials  3
 11   CH-9011  Advanced Applied Chemistry  3
 12   CH-9012  Applied Environmental Chemistry  3
 13   CH-9013  Nanochemistry  3
 14   CH-9014  Biophysical Chemistry  3
 15   CH-9015  Advanced Chemical Treatment of Textiles  3
 16   CH-9016  Advanced Textile Chemistry  3
 17   CH-9017  Advanced Analytical Techniques  3
 18   CH-9090  Research Thesis  3


  • MS/ M.Phil Chemistry or equivalent degree with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 in semester system, 60% marks in annual system.
  • The applicant must pass NTS-GAT (Subject) test with minimum 70 marks as per HEC.
  • It is mandatory to pass interview in order to compete on merit.
  • Applicant must not be already registered as a student in any other academic program in Pakistan or abroad.


Admission Procedure

  1. The admission merit list will be prepared according to the following criteria:
 Phd Chemistry
 M.Phill/MS Chemistry  50% weightage
 M.Sc/BS Chemistry  30% weightage
 Interview result  10% weightage
 Publication/relevant experience  10% weightage


Fee Head1st 2nd3rd4th5th6th
Tuition Fee 27000 27000 18000 18000 18000 18000
Admission Fee 20000 - - - - -
Degree Fee - - - - - -
Certificate Verification Fee 2000 - - - - -
Processing Fee - 5000 - - - -
University Security 5000 - - - - -
Red Crescent  Donation 100 - - - - -
University Card Fee 300 - - - - -
Library Fee 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Examination Fee 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000 3000
Medical Fee 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Student Activity Fund - - - - - -
Endowment Fund - - - - - -
Transport Fee* 5000 5000 5000 5000 5000 5000
TOTAL 65400 43000 29000 29000 29000 29000

*There is no Transport Fee for Hostel Residents but they will pay Hostel Charges