Department of Chemistry


National Symposium on Current Trends in Chemistry

Two Day “National Symposium on Current Trends in Chemistry” organized by Chemical Society  Lahore College for Women University, Lahore was held on January 11-12, 2018 in Seminar hall Department of Chemistry, LCWU, Lahore.

The Seminar started with the recitation of Holy Quran and Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool (SAW). Then president of Society Dr. Bushra Khan highlighted the importance and role of Chemical Society. In first technical session two guest speakers: 1. Dr. Aftab Ahmad (President NAYS) and Dr. Rizwan Raza, Assistant Professor (Department of Physics, COMSATS University, Lahore) delivered their lectures. Dr. Aftab discussed advancement is stem cells engineering, their various aspects regarding disease management. Dr. Rizwan highlighted the importance and application of Fuel cells as green sources for energy. At the end of this session the speakers were awarded with shields and certificate by the president of society Prof. Dr. Bushra Khan. In the second technical session, Dr. Fozia Iram Assistant professor (Department of Chemistry, LCWU, Lahore) shared the importance of reference manger software “Mendeley” for research students. The session ended with vote of thanks and group photo.
The second day started with the recitation from Holy Quran and Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool (S.A.W). In technical session Dr.NusratShaheen Assistant Professor (IPFP) Department of Chemistry, LCWU, discussed about HPLC based method development. A poster competition was also organised as important segmentof the seminar.A big number of students participated with great enthusiasm and presented their posters on different topics. Dr. Muhammad AkhyarFarrukh delivered the lecture about different applications of nanomaterials. At the end of session the President Prof. Dr. Bushra Khan awarded certificates and shields to organizers and speakers andin her concluding remarks highlighted the importance of the symposium in context with the challenges of the 21st century. Participants of the seminar and guests highly appreciated the symposium.

Chemical Society of LCWU organized its first formal seminar 

The Chemical Society of LCWU organized its first formal seminar on December 13, 2017 in Seminar Hall of the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. Sumaira Liaqat delivered  an informative lecture on “Benzotriazole  mediated synthesis of isopeptides, peptides and peptide conjugates” to a big audience comprising of faculty as well as the students of the department. Dr. Sumaira has recently joined the Department under IPFP after completing her PhD from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. She has five publications in impact factor International journals. Prof. Dr. Bushra Khan also addressed the audience as the president of the Society. She emphasized on the importance and role of such societies in academics. Later on she also introduced the statutory body of the society and launched the journal of the society.   

Farewell Party 

A farewell party was arranged in the Department of Chemistry for Mr. Munir Ahmad, Senior Lecture assistant, Chemistry Department who is going to retire on 23rd July. Prof, Dr. Bushra Khan HOD, Chemistry & teaching as well as non teaching staff participated. 

Prof, Dr. Bushra Khan addressed to audience and appreciated his commitment with his job and prayed for his well-being in future. He was presented with a bouquet of flowers and gifts.

Second Staff Meeting

Meeting regarding various agendas/ issues was held on 02-06- 2014 at 11.00 am in the Department of Chemistry ( lecture theatre)  under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Dr. Bushra Khan , Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences and whole faculty of Chemistry Department attended this meeting.

Various Departmental issues were discussed in detail to upgrade the existing research resources &  facilities. Other issues were research of BS, MS, Ph.D/lab up gradation/ / physical resources/ curriculum / admission of BS, MS & Ph.D /summer break schedule/ maintenance & electricity etc. Decisions were taken and Minutes were recorded.

Dr. Sabiha's Visit in Chemistry Department

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor with Dr. Kausar Jamal Cheema – Dean Natural Sciences, Ms. Saima Riaz – Director DFDI, Ms. Seema Sohail head of TESOL department, Mr.Tahir Ilyas Director QEC and Dr. Atiq ur Rahman visited department of Chemistry on 19th April 2013.

Prof. Dr. Bushra Khan and whole Chemistry Department participated in the discussion and talked about Departmental issues.


Chemical society organized a tutorial on 13th December 2012. Students and faculty members actively participated.

Head of the department Prof. Dr.Bushra Khan appreciated all participants and encouraged such knowledge based activities in the department. She also emphasized that such activities will continue for the promotion of knowledge and student – teacher interaction.

Prof. Dr.Bushra Khan announced best, department Teacher Award for two faculty members:

  • Dr. Shahida Shujaat (BS,MS,Ph.D,examination coordinator for BS program & course coordinator for BS program.

  • Ms.Amber Naeem (intermediate faculty member)

International Women’s Day

Chemical society celebrated International Women’s Day and organized a Walk in the university on 8th March, 2012.

Lecture by Mr. Orya Maqbool

A lecture was organized by chemical society and student council on 23rd April, 2012. Lecture was delivered by Renowned Columnist Mr. Orya Maqbool Jan.