Gold Medal for Special Degree Program in Computational Chemistry

Gold Medal for Special Degree Program in Computational Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo currently offers four Special degree programs, namely;
• Special degree in Chemistry
• Special degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Special degree in Computational Chemistry
• Special degree in Pharmacy (conducted jointly with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo)
Note: In future, the programs will be named Honours degrees (Research Orientation)

The academic excellence of students of the Special degree programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Pharmacy are recognized by the award of a gold medal at the convocation. Although, the Special degree program in Computational Chemistry commenced in 2004, there is no such award for students in this program. The Department is of the view that the award of a gold medal for this program would not only motivate these students but would also assist them in securing positions for postgraduate studies. The program is offered to ten students annually based on their performance during the first two years of study.

The Colombo University Faculty of Science Alumni Association of North America (CUFSAA-NA), in consultation with the Faculty of Science, has decided to fill this void by sponsoring a gold medal in computational chemistry by depositing a sum of Rs.300,000/- at the University of Colombo. The annual interest of the capital invested would be used for this purpose. The award shall be named the ‘CUFSAA Gold Medal for Computational Chemistry’ and shall be awarded annually from the academic year 2019/2020 for the best performance with either a First or Second Class (Upper Division) in the Honours degree examination in Computational Chemistry.

CUFSAA plans to raise $2,000 for establishing this gold medal. Your generous contribution for achieving this goal will be greatly appreciated. Please note that any funds raised in excess of $2,000 will be used for a future project of the Department of Chemistry.

Please make your donation using the designated Paypal button below or by check made payable to “CUFSAA-NA” and sent to the CUFSAA Treasurer:

Dr. Saliya de Silva
393 Valley Road
River Edge, NJ 07661

Thank you for helping your Alma Mater.

L. M. V. Tillekeratne
Convener, Computational Chemistry Gold Medal Subcommittee