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About College of Chemical Sciences

The College of Chemical Sciences (CCS) was established in January 2001 during the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. The main objective of the CCS are to conduct all the educational and training activities of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

CCS conducts following educational programmes

  1. Graduateship in Chemistry (GIC) programme.
  2. Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry (DLTC)
  3. Certificate courses in Chemical Sciences

Institute’s Educational programme started with Laboratory Technicians Training programme in 1973 and the Gradeship course in 1979 and the courses are still being conducted to this day. Up to 2015 a total of 1,075 graduate chemists and 1,025 chemistry technicians have been produced by the Institute.

The graduates from this course have been employed as chemists in private sector. A number of them have done postgraduate degrees. The first Graduate Chemist, that too from the first batch of Graduate, did an M.Phil. Degree from the University of Kelaniya. Universities all over the world, particularly the Universities in United Kingdom, United States of America have recognised the qualification and accepted these students for Postgraduate studies. About 300 graduate chemists have obtained postgraduate degrees and of these about 100 have received Ph.D degrees. The Royal Society of Chemistry, U.K, besides accepting the Graduate Qualification to become member of their Society, have accredited the course. The Institute continues its valuable service as today 600 have enrolled to follow the course.