Department of Chemistry

Chemistry is a rapidly growing discipline bringing new discoveries theories, and scientific applications that ultimately benefit society. It is necessary for practicing chemists to be proficient in a wide range of chemical disciplines in order to address the important problems that lie at the interface of chemistry and closely related disciplines.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura offers courses that incorporate the most recent advances in the discipline and provide students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry and a choice of more specialized optional courses which cover a wide range of topics to suit their future goals. Academic programs in chemistry are designed to meet the needs of the country and make the students prepared to seek employment with confidence.

Since 2004, the department of Chemistry offers the subject of Polymer Science and Technology also as a subject for the general degree. The course consists of course work, practical classes and a research component geared towards training Polymer Scientists/Technologists, Quality Control Officers, Plant Managers, etc. needed for industries dealing with plastic and rubber products.

The vision of the department is to contribute to national development, scientific advancement and professional development by providing up to date training and opportunities to students to become efficient and successful professionals.

Course Syllabi

* Chemistry-General Degree

* Chemistry-Special Degree

* Polymer Science and Technology-General Degree


Register online now for the 2016/2017 M.Sc. Degree/Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Analytical Chemistry


Three Chemistry honors degree students, Miss A A T K Ariyarathne (AS2011020), Miss M C K Amarasiri (AS2011013), and Miss Sulokshana Marks (AS2011150) have received “Best Performance Awards” securing the highest GPA from the B.Sc. special degree (honors) program.

Best Performance in Organic Chemistry - Miss A A T K Ariyarathne Best Performance in Inorganic Chemistry - Miss Sulokshana Marks Best Performance in Physical Chemistry - Miss M C K Amarasiri Best Performance in Analytical Chemistry - Miss M C K Amarasiri

The Department of Chemistry will be happy to hear from individuals intended in joining us with specialization in the following areas, synthetic/physical organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Please write to Head of the Department for more details. Any recruitment made will be only after formal advertisement of vacancies. http://www.sjp.ac.lk/web/?cat=13