History

History of Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University

 

Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University was firstly established as “Nakhon Pathom Teacher Training School for Girls” in 1936 at the registration hall of Nakhon Chai Si District. It was located at 86, Thesa Road, Phra Pathom Chedi Sub-district, Mueang District, Nakhon Pathom Province. The school admitted only girls for local teacher training course. Later in 1960, it started admitting boy students to study together with the girl students, opened the certificate of education, and began local teacher training project. In 1968, the school was renamed “The Nakhon Pathom Teacher Training School”. Then, on January 16th, 1970, the school was promoted to Nakhon Pathom Teachers’ College, and began the high certificate of education. The faculty of Science and Technology, at that time, was Science Program which comprised science, mathematics, home economics, agriculture, handicraft education, health education, and physical education major. In 1975, the Nakhon Pathom Teacher College was administrated under the Teacher Colleges Act 1975. It changed its roles and structure to be more as a higher education institute. As it specified in Section 5, “the Teacher College shall be an institute for research, producing bachelor degree teachers, encouraging academic status of professional teachers and educational personnel, conserving art and culture, and giving academic services to communities.” After the College was set for 5 years, it was reorganized and expanded its roles from the date the act was issued. The College was divided into three faculties: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Technology. The Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Teacher College was comprised of 10 programs agriculture, chemistry, home economics, computer education, biology, physical education, physic and general sciences, health education, handicraft education, and industrial arts.

The faculty started 4-year bachelor curriculum in 1980. Later in 1984, the Teacher College Act B.E. 2518 was amended. Some sections were revised for better operation and response to society’s need. The essence of revision was in Section 5, it was specified that the Teacher College shall provide education in other fields, apart from producing teachers. In 1985, therefore, Associate of Science and Associate of Arts were commenced, divided into 5 majors: 2 Associate of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations, and Design, and 3 Associate in Science in Food Science, Plant Science, and Electronics. Additionally, the first bachelor program was operated, as well as started opening bachelor and associate degree under the education for in-service officer project.

Apart from the higher education, the Demonstration School was establish and first opened for 2 groups of students to study in grade 7 in English-Mathematics Program at D3 building. Moreover, the Demonstration School for Kindergartens was implemented since 1979 at a temporary building, offering pre-school and kindergarten 1-2 education. On February 14th, 1992, King Rama IX was graciously renamed Teacher College “Rajabhat Institute”, and the Faculty of Science and Technology has implemented teaching and learning as follows:

 

Year

Implementation

1986

Nakhon Pathom Teacher College provided 2 bachelor degrees in applied science: agriculture and home economics. In the same year, the College offered associate and bachelor degrees in education under in-service officers project to increase science graduates.

1992

The Faculty of Science and Technology started providing Associate of Science Program in Analytical Chemistry (2-year curriculum).

1992

King Rama IX was graciously renamed Teacher College “Rajabhat Institute” on February 14th, 1995.

1992

The Faculty of Science and Technology started providing Bachelor of Science Program in Applied Biology.

1995

Nakhon Pathom Teacher College was upgraded to Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat Institute according to Rajabhat Institute Act. Department of Science combined departments of applied science i.e. Physic and General Science, Chemistry, Biology, Health Education, Science, Home Economics, Agriculture, Physical Education, Handicraft Education, and Industrial Arts; and was promoted to Faculty of Science and Technology.

1995

The Faculty of Science and Technology first provided 2 Bachelor of Science Program in Chemistry (4-year curriculum) and Physic (4-year curriculum).

1997

Rajabhat Institutes received the budget from Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQI) to support science teacher production, resulting in construction of Science Center Building, personnel development, and purchase of equipment for teaching, learning and research. 

1997

The Faculty of Science and Technology changed the administration from department to program, according to Resolution of Rajabhat Institute Council on May 13th, 1997.  

2001

Two new programs were opened:

Information Technology

Industrial Technology (Industrial Computer)

Additionally, the Program of Plant Science, Animal Science, and agricultural technology was combined to be Agriculture Program.

2002

The Faculty of Science and Technology first opened Bachelor of Science Program in Food Science and Technology (4-year curriculum), in replacement of 2-year curriculum.

2004

Master of Science Program in Computing Technology for Education was opened.

2005

There were 19 programs providing education as follows: 

Programs for weekday students

Programs for weekday and weekend students

Program for weekend students

- Chemistry Program
- Mathematics Program
- Applied Biology Program 
- Applied Statistic Program 
- Home Economics Program
- General Science Program 
- Community Public Health Program 
- Food Science and Technology Program
- Agriculture Program

- Health Education Program 
- Construction Program 
- Industrial Technology (Electrical
Technology) Program
- Industrial Technology (Industrial
Computer) Program 
- Industrial Technology (Electronics)
Program 
- Computer Education Program 
- Information Technology Program
- Computer Science Program

- Industrial Arts Program
- Agricultural Technology Program

2006

The Faculty of Science and Technology offered 4 new programs as follows:

Computer and Information Technology Program

Information and Communication Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology Program

Telecommunication Program

2007

The Faculty of Science and Technology provided 9 programs as follows:

Mathematics Program

Applied Biology Program

Science Program

Chemistry Program

Food Science and Technology Program

Agriculture Program

Home Economics Program

Computer Technology Group

Engineering and Technology Group

2008

The Faculty of Science and Technology offered 11 programs and 1 establishment project as follows:

Mathematics Program

Applied Biology Program

Science Program

Chemistry Program

Food Science and Technology Program

Agriculture Program

Home Economics Program

Public Health Program

Computer Technology Group

Engineering and Technology Group

Civil Engineering and Environment Program

Establishment Project of Nursing Program

2009

The Faculty of Science and Technology operated in program administration, divided into 4 groups as following:

 

Science and Mathematics Group comprised 4 programs:

 

 

-

Mathematics Program

-

Bio Science Program

 

 

-

Science Program

 

 

-

Chemistry Program

 

Biology Science Group comprised 4 programs:

 

 

-

Agriculture Program

 

 

-

Food Management Program

 

 

-

Food Science and Technology Program

 

 

-

Community Health Program

 

Computer Technology Group comprised 5 programs:

 

 

-

Software Development Program

 

 

-

Computer and Information Technology Program

 

 

-

Computer Science Program

 

 

-

Information and Communication Technology

 

 

-

Computer Technology Program

 

Engineering and Technology Group comprised:

 

 

-

Engineering Group

 

 

-

Civil Engineering and Environment Program

 

 

Nursing Program was separated, and Faculty of Nursing was found.

 

2010

Science and Mathematics Group comprised:

Science and Mathematics Program

Biological Science Program

Computer Technology Program

Engineering and Technology Program

The Faculty of Science and Technology has developed online learning system.

2011

Science QA system was applied to the Faculty of Science and Technology database.

 

Back