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School of Sciences

Director : Dr. P. D. Pant, Professor

The School of Science was established in 2012 to impart quality education in various disciplines of science through Open and Distance Learning. The School offers degree courses in B.Sc. with different subject combinations and M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology programmes. The school has developed its own study material (SLM) for both graduate and post-graduate programmes. The postgraduate programmes are in semester mode. With the firm belief that practical is an essential parts of science education, the different departments of the school organize laboratory workshops other than mandatory counseling at various science study centers of the university to enhance the subject knowledge. The School of Science has become one of the main constituents of the University with a large number of learners.

The functions of the School:

  1. Plan, develop and offer academic programmes at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels. 
  2. Collaborate in the development of programmes/ courses with other universities.
  3. Provide learner support using video lecture, radio talks, electronic  media and ICT tools.
  4. Participate in the development and monitoring of student support services.
  5. Organize and participate in workshops, conferences and seminars.

Development of Self-Instructional Study Material (SLM)

The school has developed its own study material (SLM) for both graduate and post-graduate programmes.


  • Departments of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology


Programmes Offered in School of Sciences


Doctoral Degree (Ph. D.): In all discipline


Master’s Degree

  1. Master of Science (Physics)  ( MSCPHY)
  2. Master of Science (Chemistry) ( MSCCH)
  3. Master of Science (Mathematics)  ( MSCMT)
  4. Master of Science (Botany)  ( MSCBOT)
  5. Master of Science (Zoology) ( MSCZO )


Bachelor’s Degree

  1. Bachelor of Science  ( BSC)

Single Subject Programme

Bachelor of Science (Single Subject) (BSCS)

The School of Science has highly qualified, experienced, specialized and dedicated faculty, who have obtained postgraduate and research degrees from reputed Indian universities. Some of them have also served other Indian universities with distinction. The faculty keeps themselves abreast with the latest developments in their respective disciplines. The faculty has regularly been participating in seminars and conferences at national and international levels and has carved out a significant niche for themselves in their own fields. The faculty is engaged in front line research besides unit writing, assignments, conducting laboratory workshops and other academic assignments.

Departments of Physics

  • Dr. Kamal Devlal, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Gauri  Negi, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Vishal Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Meenakshi Rana, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Rajesh Mathpal, Assistant Professor (AC)

Department of Chemistry

  • Dr. Shalini Singh, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Vinod Kumar, Assistant Professor
  • Sh. Deep Prakash, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Charu Pant, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Ruchi pandey, Assistant Professor (AC)

Department of Mathematics

  • Dr. Arvind Bhatt, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jyoti Rani, Assistant Professor 
  • Dr. Shivangi Upadhyay, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Kamlesh Bisht, Assistant Professor (AC)

Department of Botany

  • Dr. Saraswati Nandan Ojha, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Pooja Juyal, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Kritika Padalia, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Prabha Dhondhiyal, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Pushpesh Joshi Assistant Professor (AC)

Department of Zoology

  • Dr. Pravesh Kumar Sehgal, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Shyam Kunjwal, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Mukta Joshi, Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Dr. Jaya Upreti,  Assistant Professor (AC)
  • Poornima Nailnwal, Assistant Professor (AC)

For Administrative enquiries:

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