HISTORY

The Faculty of Science was established in accordance with the Mahasarakham University Act on December 9, 1994. It was originated from the Faculty of Science, the College of Education, Maha Sarakham which was established on 27 March 1968. The College’s status was later elevated to become a regional campus of Srinakharinwirot University. Therefore, Mahasarakham College of Education changed its name to Srinakharinwirot University.

At that time, the Deputy Dean was responsible for the administration of the Faculty of Science as follows:

1. Associate Professor Paitoon Suksringarm (1980 – 1984)

2. Associate Professor Mayuree Parakhan (1984 – 1987)

3. Dr Usa Klinhom (1987 – 1991)

4. Assistance Professor Sakon Kongboon (1991 - 1994)

In 1994, the university finally gained its independent status and became Mahasarakham University, Thailand’s 22ndgovernment university. There were the deans of the Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, as follows:

1. Assistance Professor Sakon Kongboon (1994 - 1995)

2. Assistance Professor Suthep Usaha (1995 – 1997)

3. Associate Professor Wanchai De-Eknamkul (1997 – 2001)

4. Professor Reon Somana (2001 – 2006)

5. Associate Professor Jeeraphan Suksringarm (2006 – 2010)

6. Professor La-orsri Sanoamuang (2010 – 2013)

7. Professor Wichian Magtoon (2014 – 2017)

8. Professor Pairot Pramual (2018 – Present)

Currently, Faculty of Science is composed of the Faculty’s Secretariat Office and four different departments which are Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Biology, and Department of Chemistry. The total number of staff is 214 people consisting of 205 full-time faculty members and 60 supporting staff. The total enrolment is 2,218, including 2,013 undergraduate students and 166 graduate students. The Faculty offers undergraduate programs in 7 disciplines, namely Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics (Energy and Electronics), Mathematics, and Statistics. Plus, it is operating 11 Master’s degree programs and 5 programs at PhD level, in various scientific disciplines.