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College of Natural and Computational Science

College of Natural and Computational Science has been established in 2006 by admitting very few students in five departments. Accordingly, the College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS), formerly called Faculty of Science and then School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences was one of the founding faculties at the inception of Dire Dawa University College in the spring of 2006. Currently, the college has reached seven undergraduate (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Sport Sciences and Statistics) and 26 postgraduate programs (26 M.Sc. programs). There are 183 academic Staffs in the college of which 123 are on duty and the remaining 60 are on study leave. The total number of students in all modalities is 2989. In addition, summer in undergraduate and post graduate programs are offered by most of the departments. The college has developed curricula for several new fields of studies, and has shouldered the responsibilities of institutional management. Besides the college members are engaged in researches, and various community services activities.  Thus, to reach the community and tackle the problems, in the College, problem solving research activities, and need based community services are taking places.

To enrich the practical skills of our students, the college also has 12 natural science laboratories (4 Biology, 4 Chemistry and 4 Physics) and 7 computer laboratories where our students are equipped the necessary skills that are required for the work force of the country’s development. In addition the college owns some precious chemical instruments such as HPLC, FTIR, AAS, UV-Vis used for research and for students’ practical sessions. We have a total of 28 technical assistants 6 of which are on study leave for their higher degree and 22 are on duty.

Within all these resources, leadership, and staff commitments about 3000 students have been enrolled in regular and in-summer undergraduate and graduate programs. Currently, the college has a running postgraduate program in Medical Physics, and Mathematics. Three more additional postgraduate programs in Biology, Chemistry and Statistics are on the final track to be opened very soon.

Finally, the college would welcome any stakeholder to work with us on education, research, community and consultancy services or in any other respects of mutual collaborations. Hence, its establishment the college has graduate in all regular and summer in service programs more than 7000 students and contribute its role for the development of skilled manpower for the nation.