D.j Science College (Education)

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2017-09-27 23:56:48D.j Science College

The majestic sandstone domed structure of the DJ Science College stands tall in the heart of Saddar. Its graffiti-laden boundary wall, however, has become nothing but an eyesore for students and passersby alike.
A welcome message is smeared across the wall in black paint; 'Madr-e-Ilm ki dehleez pay naey anay walay bachon ko khushamdeed – Welcome all newcomers to the doors of knowledge.' The sign underneath reveals that the greeting is extended by the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT). A few steps away, a coaching centre advertises the facilities it offers.
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  • Motto:

    Prevention Is Better than Cure.Knowledge. Facilitating Institutes of higher learning to serve as an Engine of Growth for the Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan.Who has taught (writing) by the Pen, has taught Man that which he Knew Not.

  • Type:

    Intermediate (Pre-Engineering & Pre-Medical) & Undergraduate (B Sc. – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany & Zoology)

  • Established:

    17 January 1887

  • History:

    Inaugurated as Sindh Arts College by Lord Reay, Governor of Bombay, on 17 January 1882, the college was renamed D. J. Science College upon completion of the present structure on 19 November 1887.

  • Cost Of Construction:

    The cost of construction is reported to have been Rs.186,514

  • Gov. Contribution:

    Government contributed Rs. 97,193, the balance being raised through public donations.

  • Principal:

    Prof. Syed Kamil Shere

  • Location:

    Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Saddar Town, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Campus:


  • Affiliation:

    Board Of Intermediate Education Karachi and University Of Karachi

  • Website:


  • Phone Number:

    (021) 99211517


Lord Reay
Lord Reay
Inaugurated as Sindh Arts College by Lord Reay, Governor of Bombay, on January 17, 1882, the college was renamed D. J. Science College upon completion of the present structure in 1887. Located in the heart of old Karachi, the foundation stone for this college was laid in 1882, by Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India. The college is named after Diwan Dayaram Jethmal, its main benefactor. The cost of construction is reported to have been Rs.186,514 out of which the government contributed Rs. 97,193, the balance being raised through public donations. The D.J. Sindh Government Science College was founded in 1887, chiefly through the efforts of a Sindhi philanthropist, Mr. Diwan Dayaram Jethmal whose name it bears. The college was opened on 17 January, 1887 by His Excellency Lord Reay, the Governor of Bombay in a bungalow in Thaitai Compound, situated on Bunder Road. Later it was shifted to the present building in 1892. The college was by then a full-fledged institution with faculties of Arts, Sciences, Engineering and Law. D.J.Sindh Government Science College began primarily as an Arts college with only 28 students and 5 members on its staff. In 1922 with the establishment of a separate Engineering College, Engineering classes were dropped from the D.J.College. With the establishment of a Law College in 1925 the Law classes were also dropped. For the next sixty years D.J. Sindh Government Science College catered to the intellectual and academic needs of the people of the Province, as the only institution in the area. It prepared students for the graduate and post-graduate courses of the Bombay and Sindh University. It also provided research facilities in science. Consequent upon the creation of Pakistan, in the sixty-first year of its existence, D.J.Sindh College was formally handed over to the Sindh Government in June 1984. The Sindh Government took over all the buildings, assets and other investments from the Sindh Collegiate Board. These buildings were the main D.J. College building, the Annexe, the Law College Building, the Commerce College building the Engineering College building, Hostel and the D.J.College Gymkhana. The D.J. Sindh College was re-christened as D.J. Sindh Government Science College. The college is affiliated to the University of Karachi and the Board of the Intermediate Education Karachi, and prepares students up to B.Sc. and BCS(3Yrs.). Plans are ahead to reintroduce M.Sc. classes in certain subjects. [1] History History  


DJ Science College
DJ Science College
D.J. Science College is a prestigious educational institute located in the Karachi city, Sindh Province named after Diwan Dayaram Jethamal, a notable Hindu philanthropist of his time period and main benefactor of the College. Designed by James Strachan, the municipal engineer, this yellow sandstone complex is constructed in the Italian Renaissance style, with a portico, a stone tower, topped by a dome, and crowned with a lantern. The tower rises to a height of 121 feet and is flanked by 2 equally astonishing but smaller domes. At the time period of construction, the mosaic tiles of the building were imported from the Belgium, and the cast iron handrail used for the staircase was brought in from the region of Glasgow, Scotland. The D.J. Science College was developed as the Sindh Arts College with 28 students and 5 staff members. Its campus was previously situated on the MA Jinnah Road, and was opened in the year of 1887 by Lord Reay, the Governor of Bombay. The foundation stone for this college was laid in the year of 1882, by Lord Dufferin, Viceroy of India. The college was shifted to its current building in the year of 1892.  The College was previously a full-fledged institution with faculties of Arts, Sciences, Engineering and Law. In the time period of 1984, D.J. Science College was formally handed over to the Sindh Government. Instead of the fact that the D.J. Science College building is in need of renovation, it remains to be the most impressive and eye-catching colonial buildings in the city of Karachi, Sindh[2] About About  

Principals Pre-independence

Dayaram Jetmal
Dayaram Jetmal
  1. Dayaram Jetmal 1845-87 – founder
  2. Dr Mullineux R Walmsley 1887-88
  3. Dr J Jackson 1888-1907
  4. HP Ferrell 1908-16
  5. AC Miller 1917-18
  6. SC Shahanni 1918-27
  7. NB Bhutani 1927-43
  8. HM Gorbkhshani 1943-44
  9. JV Lakhani 1944-47
  10. Dr Merrywala 1947 

Principals After Independence

Syed Kamil Shere
Syed Kamil Shere
  1. Professor AL Sheikh 1948-1955
  2. Professor LA deSouza 1955-61
  3. Professor JB Sidhwa 1961-67
  4. Professor Iftekhar Ahmed Ansari 1967-72
  5. Professor SH Zubairi 1972-84
  6. Professor Obaidur Rehman 1984-85
  7. Professor Abul Samad 1985-86
  8. Professor Naseem Sheikh 1986 Apr-Jun
  9. Professor Ziauddin Ahmed 1986 Jul-Sep
  10. Professor Anwarul Haq Hashmi 1986-87
  11. Professor Zaheer Ahmed 1987-88
  12. Professor Naseem Ahmed Sheikh 1988-90
  13. Professor Sabzwari 1990 Aug-Sep
  14. Professor M Qasim Siddiqui 1990-91
  15. Professor Abul Wakeel Qureshi 1991
  16. Professor M Qasim Siddiqui 1991-93
  17. Dr Kamalud Din 1993-95
  18. Professor Mazharul Haq 1995-96
  19. Dr Shareef Memon 1996-97
  20. Dr Ravi Shankar 1997 (as In-charge)
  21. Dr Asif 1997-99
  22. Dr Ravi Shankar 1999-2006
  23. Professor Hakeemullah Baig Chughtai 2006
  24. Professor syed Rizwan haider 2009
  25. Professor Syed Kamil Shere 2010-Present [3] Professor Professor  

Notable Graduated

  1. Ziaur Rahman (Former President of Bangladesh)
  2. Abdul Qadeer Khan (Nuclear Scientist)
  3. Pirzada Qasim (Vice Chancellor Karachi University)
  4. Adeebul Hasan Rizvi (founder SIUT)
  5. Shahid Masood (journalist)
  6. Hammad Khaliq (Project Manager CDGK CCIS 1339)
  7. Kamran Ashraf (National hockey player)
  8. Shahid Ali Khan (National hockey player)
  9. Sohail Rana (composer)
  10. Dr. Adnan Arain (MIT Research Scientist, NASA)
  11. Bashir Syed (Solar Physicist, Research Scientist, NASA)
  12. Ardeshir Cowasjee (columnist)
  13. Abid Ali Khan Umang (Member National Assembly 2004-2007)
  14. Farrukh Gilani (General Manager of Kuwait Office, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai)


An Eye Catching Building Of College
An Eye Catching Building Of College
  1. Main Building is divided into two main part, one new portion has the office of the Principal, office superintendent and clerk offices. In this portion, there are departments of Urdu and Statistics in ground floor and the departments of Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies in first floor. The oldest portion of main building has departments of Biochemistry, Botany, English & Physics in the ground floor, department of Chemistry, Computer Science & Microbiology and also some class rooms in the first floor and department of Zoology in the second floor.
  2. The is another building on Muhammad bin Qasim Road, behind the main oldest building, it has Main Library, departments of Mathematics and Geology.
  3. The Principal's bungalow is also the one of the oldest building, nowadays, Sindh Textbook Board has occupied this building as camp office
  4. Sport Complex is near the P.I.D.C round about and opposite the Pearl Continent Hotel. This complex is used for cricket and football.. [4] Premises Premises  


DJ Science College
DJ Science College
The college offers the admission in Pre-Engineering and Pre-Medical for Intermediate level affiliated to the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (B.I.E.K) under CAP - Centralized Admission Policy and for undergraduate level, the combination of any three subjects (i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany & Zoology). The college also offers admission in three year Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S. Semester System) 6 semesters program, affiliated with University of Karachi[5] Admission Admission

Faculties And Departments

Geology And Math Department
Geology And Math Department
The college has the following departments;
  1. Biochemistry
  2. Botany
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Science
  5. English
  6. Geology *
  7. Islamic Studies
  8. Mathematics
  9. Microbiology
  10. Pakistan Studies
  11. Physical Education and Sports
  12. Sindh**
  13. Statistics
  14. Urdu
  15. Zoology
The department of Economics due to shortage of faculty and lack of interest from Department of Education and Literacy, Govt. of Sindh. Admission didn't offer in BSc (Geology) in the during session 2013–14 to 2014–15 because of shortage of faculty. Department of Sindh is reopened from the year 2016 [6] Department Department  

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