Kohat University of Science and Technology


Kohat University of Science and Technology (or KUST) is a public sector university established in 2001 at Kohat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan by the governor, Lt. Gen. Syed Iftikhar Hussan Shah. It had 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.

The first Vice Chancellor of the university was Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Shah Shinwari (Late).

The university is ranked No.22 in the General category of HEC rankings.

List of Vice Chancellors from the date of establishment:

  • Prof. Dr. Sher Ali Shah Shinwari (Late)(2001 – 2002)
  • Khalid Niazi (2003 – 2004)
  • Prof. Dr. Ihsan Illahi (2004)
  • Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari (2004 – 2006)
  • Prof. Dr. Lutfullah Kakakheil (2007 – 2010.
  • Prof. Dr. nasir Jamal Khattak(2011 – till now


Kohat University of Science and Technology,
Off Jarma, Bannu Road,
District Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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