Mr. Dagnachew Mullu Lakew

Dean College of Natural Science
Lecturer and Researcher at Natural Science College / /

+251-333115248 (or) +251-920359567

P.O.Box: 1145


Background of Colleges of Natural Science:

College of Natural Science (CNS) was one of the colleges established by Wollo university (WU), founded in 2006 under the Faculty of Education with four departments, namelyBiology, Mathematics, Physicsl and chemistry. The first batch was graduated on 2009. In 2008, the name has been changed to College of Natural and Computational Science (CNCS) and the college is transferred from Dessie campus to Kombolcha campus under Science and Technology institute. The then known departments were Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Earth Science, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology.

In the year 2009, Statistic department unit started under mathematics department and received its first batch students in the same year and it became independent department in 2011. The opening of Sport science department in 2010 increases the number of departments to six. The college reorganized as College of Natural Science (CNS) in 2012 and returned to Dessie campus due to the establishment of Kombolcha Institute of Technology (KIoT) splited from the Sciences. In 2015, the Geology unit was opened as the seventh program of the collegeunder the department of physics and earth science. Theunit received its first batch students in the year 2015 and it became independent department in 2016.In addition, the biotechnology program was opened in 2016 under the department of biology. Recently in October, 2018, the sport science department has been upgraded to sport science Academy which contains sport science department, athletics club, and football project teams.Now a days the college runs eight under graduate programs in six departments and one Academy.

In addition to the undergraduate programs, the CNS has established five postgraduate programs in Biology (Genetics, Zoology and Botany) and Physics (Solid state and Nuclear)in 2011. Currently, the college runs 25 postgraduate programs in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Sport Science and Geology in regular, summer and extension programs.

With this in mind, our college promotes a wide range of researches, community services and projects, such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, Wolloinitiative E-STEM outreach and Engagement (WIESOE ) project.

The college currently hasThree associate professor, Twenty one assistant professors (17 PhD and 4M.Sc), Sixty six lecturers (all M.Sc), Eight graduate assistantand Nineteen technical assistants, who have fully engaged in the teaching and research activities.


The College of Natural Science shall be among the five top leading teaching and research institutions in Ethiopia committed to the advancement of scientific knowledge that would contribute for the development of the society.


College of Natural Science has the following missions to accomplish:

  • Provide quality higher education at all levels through regular, extension, distance and continuing education modes so as to produce competent professionals who can support the development endeavor of the country;
  • Produce competent entrepreneurs who could contribute to the technology transfer endeavors of the country;
  • Undertake researches that solve the socio-economic problems of the society as well as the country and that can also add new values and knowledge to the society;
  • Render short-term training services to businesses, government, and non-government organizations to help them accomplish their objectives;
  • Render various community services to fulfill social responsibilities expected of it as an academic institution and
  • Encourage regional and international collaborations.

List of Departments Under Natural Science College: