College of Natural Sciences was founded as the ‘Faculty of Science’ in 2004 with a view of producing creative researchers, outstanding academicians and community welfare-centric scientists in different areas of Natural Sciences.
Presently, it’s situated at Abaya Campus near Paradise Lodge with ‘Yegzerdildey’ (God’s bridge) at its right that separates Chamo and Abaya lakes providing beautiful look that manifests the earnest academic aspiration of Arba Minch University.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences then had four departments as one of four faculties at Arba Minch University. Since, then number of academic programs at undergraduate and post-graduate level in the college has increased.
In the backdrop of this history, college has worked to train graduates with excellent critical, analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills. College’s carefully vetted curriculum equips students with expertise to think out-of-the-box, strengthens character, nurtures global mindset and instills other fundamental qualities.
College of Natural Sciences being responsive in understating the emerging needs of the community, business and service sectors and nation in particular has launched several market-oriented and need-based academic programs. These programs build their capacity and quality to get placed in areas like industries, laboratories, mining, schools, private enterprises, central, regional and local government bodies, NGOs, research and education institutions.
Initially, major subjects like, Biology, Geology, Mathematics and Meteorology and Hydrology were introduced. Thereon, based on timely need-assessment, the college has been prompt in addressing the rising needs, newly under-graduate (B.Sc) program in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology clearly testifies its commitment in that direction.

Alemayehu Hailemicael (PhD), Dean of the College
Abaya Campus
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PO Box: 21, Arba Minch, SNNPR

College of Agricultural Sciences was founded in the year 2008 (2000EC) with an objective to bridge the gap between country’s agricultural productivity and growing population. Its existence gains more relevance and responsibility greater to contribute in the nation building in the context where Ethiopia tipped to be one among 10 countries in the world projected to show the highest population growth. 
Frequent crop failure due to erratic weather, recurrent droughts and disease outbreak has become the common denominators affecting food security in the country. On the other hand, lack of well-organized agricultural extension services and an inadequate skilled manpower has made the required task of the College predominantly pressing in this changing scenario.
Since then, the College is striving to produce qualified agricultural professionals through rigorous theoretical and practical education. And its mission to develop and disseminate problem-solving agricultural production technologies through conducting demand-driven research is relentlessly going on.
And by doing so, it aims to be the center of excellence in crop production, processing, and animal husbandry in Ethiopia through teaching, research and outreaching community service by efficient utilization of available resources.
It has the humble beginning with 200 undergraduate students in four departments i.e. Animal Science, Horticulture, Plant Science and Rural Development and Agricultural Extension. After the Graduation of the first batch, the college has introduced one more UG program in 2011 and two in 2015 in ‘Natural Resource Management’ and ‘Forestry’ and ‘Agri-Business and Value Chain Management’ respectively.
Of late, the college with its growing out-reaches and collaborative initiatives particularly with Wonji and Omo Kuraz Sugar Corporation Research and Training Centers in the region purposely has widened the expanse of practical and applied research exposure to its students.
In the course of time, the college with its research-oriented staff is continuously streamlining its ongoing UG and PG programs and lacing it with the components that give them edge in the commercial environment. Soon, the college will launch PhD program in Sugarcane Production Technology. As of now, College has 1409 students (860 regular and 526 summer UG and 23 graduate).  And till date over 1010 students graduated by the college.
Many graduates of the College of Agricultural Sciences are employed in private commercial horticultural farms, public agricultural offices, NGOs and research centers at different levels thus contributing to the national agriculture sector.

Dean of college
Dr Birhanu Lemma Robe
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P. O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Kulfo Campus

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ELIAS GEBEYEHU AYELE


HEAD, HYDRAULIC & WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

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Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
P.O. Box 21
AMIT
Arba Minch University

Background information

Erstwhile, Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTI) was established in 1986. AWTI then used to offer short and long-term trainings, conducting research and rendering consultancy services in the water sector. Till 1993, AWTI was governed by the Water Resource Commission (WRC) and then came under the umbrella of Ministry of Education (MoE).
In 1997, AWTI diversified its training and research streams to encompass three B.Sc degree programs i.e. Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering. In 2001, Department of Meteorology was established to provide training at diploma and degree level. Subsequently, Computer Science and Information Technology and Architecture were added.
In 2002, AWTI rolled in PG programs in Hydraulics and Hydropower and Irrigation Engineering. Additional programs i.e. Hydrology and Water Resource and Meteorology were introduced in 2004-5.
Presently christened as Institute of Technology, it has made remarkable achievement over the years and currently hosting almost half of students of the University.
The institute remains the main hub for water resources engineering education and research since its establishment and aspires to be center of excellence in these areas in Africa. It’s being headed by Scientific Director and Managing Director with semi-autonomous administrative power.
Besides, it also engages itself in tertiary level education (PhD program) while promoting the ever increasing demand of research and teaching staff in specialized subjects. PhD in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering has been launched in 2014.
The institute has established Water Resources Research Center to lead multi-stakeholder and multidisciplinary projects aimed at fostering higher-level research and technology transfer.
Students’ engagement in practice-oriented education is the core part of the engineering programs whereby students are expected to get attached to various industries and business firms that ultimately empower them with practical hands-on knowledge. The full one-semester engagement with industries tends to enhance the academic caliber of students in practical terms and make them proactive and solution-seeker in this dynamic global environment.
The institute’s effort while collaborating with national and international organizations in promoting research and specialized trainings in water resources and civil engineering become exemplary in terms of technology transfer and soliciting funds.
With country-wide revision and subsequent restructuring of engineering and technology education, in 2010 water technology institute and the technology faculty in Arba Minch University were merged to establish Institute of Technology as we know it today.

Academic programs

  1. BSc in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
  2. BSc in Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering
  3. BSc in Water Supply and Environmental Engineering
  4. BSc in Civil and Urban Engineering
  5. BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  6. BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  7. BSc in Metal Production Engineering
  8. BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning
  9. BSc in Computer Science
  10. BSc in Production and Metal Engineering
  11. MSc in Hydraulic Engineering
  12. MSc in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  13. MSc in Water Supply and Environmental Engineering
  14. MSc in Hydrology
  15. MSc in Construction Technology and Management
  16. MSc in Geotechnical Engineering
  17. MSc in Electrical Power Engineering
  18. BSc in Information Technology
  19. MSc in Irrigation Engineering and Management
  20. BSc in Computer  Engineering

 

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Arba Minch Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-4986
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The University is sited in five campuses based around Arba Minch town, with the Arba Minch Institute of Technology, and primary administrative units based on the Main Campus site, and the Colleges sited according to infrastructure and facilities, number of students, and proximity to field and institutional attachment and laboratories. The College of Medicine and Health Sciences, for example, is sited nearby Arba Minch Hospital.

Main Campus

The 'Mother Campus' is located at about 5km north of Arba Minch town on the road to Addis Ababa.

Abaya Campus

Located in Secha Kifle Ketema of Arba Minch town overseeing Lakes Abaya to the left and Chamo to the right.

Chamo Campus

Located at the southern end of Arba Minch in Secha Kifle Ketema overseeing Lake Chamo.

Nech Sar Campus

Located on the main road from Sikela to Secha, close to Arba Minch Hospital.

Kulfo Campus

Located on the main road from Main campus to Sikela, close to Kulfo River.