Arba Minch University Gender Directorate is one of the sections of the university which gives attention to females’ education. The office was officially established on September 2005 & is accountable to the president office of the university.

The major focus of the office is facilitating & coordinating situation to promote the participation of female students at educational levels through ensuring gender equality and fighting against negative attitude towards females’ education, as well as the recruitment and promotion of female staff in the university.

The office is working in coordination with students, teachers, different academic and administration staff to give educational support, create conducive academic environment, encourage the empowerment … of female students.

So far, the office has made different efforts to attain its objectives.  Based on its annual plan it has planned to promote females education and initiate academically out standing female students.

Vision statement

To see Arba Minch University as a place where females equally participate and contribute in social, economic and political areas of development.

Mission statement

  • Produce academically competent & assertive female students
  • Minimizing female students’ attrition rate
  • Creating gender sensitive academic environment & avoid gender bias
  • Empowering female students’ & university staff in their stay of the university


  • Producing well qualified & competent female students in different field of studies
  • Enhancing female students’ academic performance
  • Creating favorable environment that makes possible full participation of females
  • Developing self confident and assertive female students
  • Ensuring gender equality

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Gender Affairs Office
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-0519
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AMU Institutional Quality Enhancement (IQE) Center is one of the sub-processes in AMU which covers those activities from quality auditing to designing and implementing quality improvement programmes. The center stems from the Academic Development Resource Center (ADRC) which has achieved and contributed a great deal in the Continuous professional development of Arba Minch University Academic staff through trainings, Curriculum Development, Internal Quality Audit and Resource provisions since its establishment in 2005.

The EQIP project which has supported ADRC has officially ended in October, 2009. Due to the end of ADRC and based on the findings of BPR study in 2009, the need for establishing Institutional Quality Enhancement Center has arisen. This emanates from the need to bring about fundamental changes in quality enhancement and assurance of the inputs, the throughputs and outputs of our university activities.

AMU IQE Comes with a mission of serving AMU to excel in its services and products through quality audits of the university, through the provision of local professional development trainings to its staff and through continuous evaluation and feedback of its performance. In other words, the Center aims to insure the provision of quality education and creation of responsible citizens, the opening of new programmes based on stakeholders’ and customers’ need, the provision of community service with a highest quality and minimum cost, the conduct of societal problem-solving, demand driven research and the provision of support services with a highest customer satisfaction.

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IQE Center
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-4632
Fax: +251-46881-0820/0279
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Social Science, is a systematic study of society and its institutions, and of how and why people behave as they do, both as an individual and as a group with in society. It incorporates Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics and related disciplines.
While Humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, such as Literature, Philosophy, History, Language, Anthropology and Communication Studies. Thus, College of Social Science and Humanities, hereafter CSSH, hosts these academic discilines.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities is one of the five colleges and the institute in Arba Minch University. The college was established with a view of producing professionals in the area of Social Sciences, Law and Behavioral Sciences who contribute a lot in building the nation and boost the culture of democratic thinking in the country.
The College attained full-fledged status after it changed from ‘Faculty of Teachers’ Education’ to ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ in 2009. Thereafter, ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ got metamorphosed into College of Social Sciences and Humanities when Arba Minch University implemented Business Process Re-engineering in the year 2010.
Presently, the College is situated at Chamo Campus along with the College of Business and Economics. And it hosts Law School and eight departments, namely Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Pedagogy, Civics and Ethical Education, Geography and Environmental Study, History and Heritage Management, Ethiopian Language (Amharic) and Literature, and English Language and Literature.

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean

Dr. Mulugeta Debele

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Phone: +251 912178050

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
Phone -+251901963574
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P. O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Kulfo Campus

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