The Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, is one of the largest, and highly functioning departments within the University. Accommodating over 500 undergraduate students, 50 postgraduate students, and a highly qualified and distinguished academic staff, the department is at the forefront of chemistry education and research in the country.
The Department conducts comprehensive courses in Chemistry for General, Special and Applied Science Degree students. The Department also offers courses of applied and industrial nature for the Applied Science Degree programme.
The Department offers ample opportunities for students to pursue postgraduate studies and research, through courses and
research conducted by the postgraduate institute of science.
The Department’s main strength is research. As research, we conduct programmes a vast range of disciplines, from the molecular to the community scale. Our interests range from Plant Systematics, Communities, Forestry, Plant Pathology, ...