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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at University of Colombo. Established in 1921, the Department is the oldest chemistry department in the Sri Lankan University system.

The courses offered by the department provide depth in the traditional areas of chemistry and related fields.  Both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc, MPhil and PhD degrees in Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Pharmacy are offered. Our faculty members are involved in teaching and research in diverse areas of the above fields. The department also provides structured and tailored services to industry and other institutions.

Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
PO Box 1490
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Phone : +94 011-250 3367
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