With the opportune creation of the Faculty of Science in February 1989 of the University of Mauritius, Government had rightly foreseen our present need for graduates adaptable to a wide range of jobs and able to identify new areas of advance. The Faculty is now a major facility for the educational and research development of the country. As Government addresses the challenge of turning the country into a NIC, it has clearly stated its intentions to tap, optimise and build upon the rich potentials of the Faculty of Science to strengthen its national scientific and technological capabilities.