The Department was set up by the decision of the Colleagues of the Ministry of Education in April 1993. It had been run by G.M. Karimova, F.Ganiev and F. Ochilova till 1996. Since December 1996, docent Karimova M. has been running it. The Department has been preparing the scholars on the following subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Philology, Pedagogy and also on Engineering and Economics. From 1996 to now more than 374 post-graduates have been enrolled into the Department. More than 45 doctors of science have been supervising the candidate dissertations of post-graduates.
Two Research Defense Boards have been functioning at the University:
According to the year the number of candidate and doctoral depended dissertations are as follow:
The Department has been successfully cooperating with a great number Universities of the near and far countries: Tajik State National University, Institute of the Tajik AS, the Institute of Chemistry by V.I.Nikitin in Dushanbe city, Institute of Economics of Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Dushanbe city, State University of Geology by S.Ordjonikidze in Moscow city, Institute of Oriental Studies in Russia, Stockholm University of Technology in Switzerland etc. The first winner of the president scholarship was the post-graduate B.O.Hamdamov.
Сurrently at postgraduate department of Khujand State University named after academician B. Gafurov about 86 postgraduates and 4 doctoral students in 27 specialties are engaged with research and investigation of their thesis including 60 in full-time and 30 in the part time study departments.