Graduateship in Chemistry
College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon The Institute of Chemistry Ceylon is the national professional body of Chartered Chemists in Sri Lanka and has been incorporated by Act of Parliament No.15 of 1972, inter alia, to promote education in Chemistry at all levels and conduct courses/examinations for admission to its grades of membership and the award of Diplomas, Certificates & other Distinctions in all branches of the Chemical Sciences .
The Graduateship Qualification in Chemistry (Graduate Chemist) is equivalent to a Special Honours Degree in Chemistry of a recognized University. Once you qualify, you become a Graduate Chemist and with experience in the Chemical Sciences you will be able to climb up in the Chemistry professional ladder and subsequently become a Member (M.I.Chem.C.), a Chartered Chemist (C.Chem.) and a Fellow (F.I.Chem.C.). The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK has formally accredited our Graduateship programme for grant of even the
C.Chem. designation.We thus become the first in South Asia and the first ever professional programme in the world to be so accredited.
Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry
Formal Educational Programmes of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon commenced in 1973 with the Laboratory Technicians’ Certificate Course in Chemistry (LTCC). This course was organized to meet a pressing need to provide middle level technical expertise in support of programmes involving “Chemical Analysis and Research”. This is still the only such course available in any field of basic science in Sri Lanka.
The Laboratory Technicians’ Certificate Course was upgraded to a Diploma Programme in 1998 and the programme was renamed as “Diploma in Laboratory Technology in Chemistry” (DLTC). Course Content was suitably expanded and revised. The first DLTC programme which commenced in August 1998 was completed in February 2000. The DLTC programme now commences in January each year. The programme runs for seven terms and lasts approximately 2 years with students acquiring knowledge and analytical skills in Basic Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Electronics, Statistics and Laboratory Practice.
During the 2nd year students are specialized in Industrial Food Chemistry (IFC) OR Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT)
The LTCC/DLTC Programmes were conducted at the premises of Aquinas College, Colombo until November 2006.(1st to 32nd batch)
The 33rd batch however commenced its programme at Adamantane House in Rajagiriya in November 2005 with all the administration also conducted by the College of Chemical Sciences. The 34th batch was admitted in November 2006 to the same venue. Since moving on to Admantane House Number enrolling have increased considerably.
The Diploma programme is designed to provide school leavers to follow a technical job oriented programme. It would also serve to improve the knowledge and skills of those already employed as technicians in laboratories.Those who complete this programme successfully are entitled to follow the Graduateship Programme in Chemistry conducted by College of ChemicalSciences, Institute of Chemistry even without A/L qualifications.