The Directorate of Board of Postgraduate studies was officially established in 2010 when the Chepkoilel Campus of Moi University was elevated to a college status to become known as Chepkoilel University College. In 2013, the college was elevated to a fully-fledged University of Eldoret. Upon its inception, the new university had 8 schools offering Agricultural Sciences, Basic and Applied Sciences, Education Based Courses, Business and Management Sciences and Engineering.
The Board of Postgraduate studies is responsible for the coordination of delivery of the postgraduate syllabi and its regulation, admission of postgraduate students, administration of postgraduate scholarships and research grants, administration and processing of postgraduate theses, projects or research papers, proper conduct and supervision of postgraduate study programmes, verification of final list of postgraduate degree awards and the general welfare and discipline of postgraduate students. The Board comprises of representatives from all the schools in the university, the director and members from the university management as a away of ensuring quality is enhanced in the operations and service delivery in the directorate.
The Directorate of Board of Postgraduate Studies is committed to knowledge generation and technological innovations through excellence in graduate studies and research by enhancing training of self-reliant, globally visible and competitive graduates of international repute who will be able to offer undisputed leadership and undertake responsibility roles anywhere in the world.
This is achieved through delivery of graduate programmes that have been developed by renowned scholars aimed at producing postgraduates who have stood out wherever they are serving and this is a reflection of our commitment to offering quality training and reliability in meeting the global industrial and scholarly expectations.
There are over 78 masters, 46 PhD and 2 postgraduate diploma programmes offered at the University of Eldoret and this is just a small portion of what is yet to come. The University is committed to achieving the goals as outlined in the education sector in the vision 2030 blueprint for economic development.
The postgraduate students of the University of Eldoret are academically and research oriented and have participated largely in projects that have largely contributed to improved household livelihoods and food security in the Uasin Gishu County and nationally. This is an indication of the commitment of the University to pass the knowledge and innovations to the relevant stakeholder as a way of giving back to the community.
Among the outstanding projects conducted in collaboration with the graduate students include the breeding of rust resistant wheat varieties Eldo Mavuno and Eldo Baraka led by a renowned researcher and plant breeder Professor Miriam Kinyua in the school of Agriculture and Biotechnology; the sorghum, maize, sweet potatoes, sesame, nutsedge among other crops are being researched on by various students to come up with varieties that are high yielding, disease resistant, improved tolerance to the soil conditions and with shorter maturity periods.
Dr. Beatrice Were