Industrial Organic Chemistry – 2022

Master of Science / Master of / Postgraduate Diploma

New postgraduate programs Offered through the Department of Chemistry, USJ

New Admissions for 2022

Applications are invited for the Master of Science in Industrial Organic Chemistry (MSc Indus Org Chem, SLQF 10) / Master of Industrial Organic Chemistry (MIndusOrgChem, SLQF 9) / Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Organic Chemistry (PGDip Indus Org Chem, SLQF 8) offered by the Department of Chemistry, USJ. These new postgraduate programs have been designed to provide necessary scientific knowledge and practical skills in the fields of organic chemistry / industrial organic chemistry for graduates / government / industrial employees who are engaged in, or seeking career opportunities in industries, academic institutes, research institutes and scientific services in both government and private sectors. The MSc in Industrial Organic Chemistry Degree consists of 480 hours of course work, 180 hours of practical classes, industrial visits, seminars, workshops and case studies. In addition, this program provides an opportunity to carry out one-year full time industrial related research (30 credits) at national as well as international level. The Master of Industrial Organic Chemistry is a one-year degree program without a research component. The Postgraduate Diploma consists of 390 hours of course work, 180 hours of practical classes, industrial visits and seminars.

Minimum Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to this program an applicant must possess one of the following qualifications;

• BSc Special or Honours degree (SLQF 6) in Chemistry
• BSc General Degree (SLQF 5) with Chemistry as a subject
• BSc Special or Honours Degree (SLQF 6) with Chemistry as a subject
• BSc Degree (SLQF 5 or 6) in Chemical Engineering / Food Science or Agriculture / Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) with Chemistry as a subject / relevant subject area
• BSc Honours in Fisheries and Marine Sciences or Marine and Freshwater Sciences (SLQF 6) with Chemistry as a subject / relevant subject area
• Equivalent qualification recognized by the University Grants Commission
• Equivalent qualification accepted by the University Senate, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 MSc with ResearchMSc without ResearchPostgraduate Diploma
DurationTwo (02) yearsOne (01) yearOne (01) year
Course feeRs. 325,000/-Rs.250,000/-Rs.250,000/-

Library subscription Rs. 5,000.00
Library deposit Rs. 5,000.00 (refundable)
Registration fee Rs 5,000.00
Laboratory deposit Rs. 5,000.00 (refundable)
Examination fee Rs 1,500.00
(Course fee can be paid in two installments, 60% of the course fee at the registration and the balance within 6 months of the 1st year.)

In addition, following fee should be payable at the time of registration.

Application fee           Rs 1,000.00    
Library subscription   Rs. 5,000.00
Registration fee          Rs. 5,000.00    
Library deposit           Rs. 5,000.00 (refundable)
Examination fee         Rs 1,500.00    
Laboratory deposit     Rs. 5,000.00 (refundable)

Course fee can be paid in two installments, 60% of the course fee at the registration and the balance within 6 months of the 1st year.

Application Closing Date: 28th February 2023 (Extended)

(Inauguration will be held on February 2023.

How to apply?

  1. Click on the “Apply Now” button below or go to “Applications” page.
  2. Select the Course “PGD/Master/MSc in Industrial Analytical Chemistry” and login with your email & NIC/passport number
  3. Enter your details and click on Submit.
  4. You will see “You have successfully submitted your Application” on a new web page. Download the application & Bank pay slip from this page.
    You can pay the application fee online via Visa or Master Card in LKR from this page by clicking the  icon.
  5. You can pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/- online only at this stage. If not, you have to visit to a People’s bank physically and pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/-to the following account
 MSc with ResearchMasters without ResearchPostgraduate Diploma
Application feeRs 1,000.00Rs 1,000.00Rs 1,000.00
Account Number053010005097053010005105053010005113

Account Holder: University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Bank & Branch: Peoples Bank, Gangodawila branch

  • If the bank officer informed you that this account number is incorrect, please ask the officer to contact People’s bank, Gangodawila branch.
  • People’s bank account contains 15 digits normally. But in this account contains only 12 digits. So, you cannot use Cash Deposit Machines or bank applications to pay.
  1. Login again by repeating the above 1st & 2nd steps again.
  2. Click on the “Next” Button at the bottom. (If necessary, you are allowed to edit your details)
  3. You need to upload the following documents
    • Color Photograph (3.0cm width x 4.0cm height with plain sky-blue background) – .jpg or .png file
    • Scanned copy of Birth Certificate – .pdf file
    • Bank payment receipt or Online payment receipt- .pdf file
    • Scanned copies of Academic Certificates (First Degree & Masters/MPhil) – .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Professional Qualifications Certificate/s- .pdf files
    • Scanned copy/ies of Other Qualifications Certificate/s – .pdf file/s
    • Service letter – .pdf file

** no need to upload any Research Proposal / Concept paper

  1. Send the downloaded application (from 4th step above) to with scanned copies of Degree Certificate, Transcript, Birth Certificate, Passport size Colour photograph and payment receipt.
    Please write “Industrial Organic Chemistry – 2022” in the subject field of the email.
  2. Post the printed application (from 4th step above) along with the certified documents included in the above 8th step through a registered post to Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
    Write “Industrial Organic Chemistry – 2022” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Upul Kumarasinghe
Course Coordinator, PG programs in Industrial Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Phone: +94 71 018 7984 | E-mail:

Contact Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mrs. Sachintha Ranathunga: 011 288 1557 |

Registrar, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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