MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Since its inception in June 2011, postgraduate studies have been at the heart of University of Embu (UoEm). The Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) is anchored in the UoEm Statutes. The founding Director, Prof Nancy Budambula, was appointed in July 2014 and the Board became operational in September 2014.
Presently, UoEm has more than 50 master’s students and 30 PhD students distributed in the following Schools:
1. School of Agriculture.
2. School of Pure and Applied Science.
3. School of Education & Social Sciences.
4. School of Business& Economics.
In the short period of its existence, UoEm has been able to attract highly qualified staff with long experience in teaching and mentoring postgraduate students as well as excellent research and publication recordin fields of Agriculture, Natural Sciences, Business and Education. Well-equipped teaching and research laboratories have been established to support postgraduate research. A research farm exists to support agricultural and associated applied biology programs.
Organization of Postgraduate Studies at UoEm
The University Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS) oversees postgraduate studies at UoEm. The BPS board is composed of the Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academics Research and Extension (Chairman), Director, Deans of Schools and two representatives of the Academic Board. Schools and Departments also have School BPS and departmental BPS respectively. Postgraduate matters are first considered at the departmental then the school and finally at the university level. The Department is therefore the first point of contact between a Student and the University.
Teaching and research by postgraduate students is coordinated by the respective departments. For more details on a specific program, kindly contact the Chairman of the relevant department. Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on postgraduate studies as below.