December 14, 2020   Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at Chancellor College is inviting private and public entities, individuals, (including students who are awaiting to start tertiary education in various education institutions), and all those aspiring to pursue careers in chemistry laboratories to short courses segmented below. The minimum qualification is MSCE pass in Physical Science and Mathematics. Those that do not have MSCE but have a minimum of 3 years working experience in a chemistry laboratory are eligible but it is mandatory to commence with Segment A.



Course Details


Fees per person


Fundamentals of Laboratory Science

Laboratory Safety

Overview of Quantitative Analysis

Laboratory Management

Preparation of Solutions

Miscellaneous Solutions

Stoichiometry (The Mole concept, Relationship between reactants and products for quantitative data)

Gravimetric Analysis

Volumetric Analysis

Concentration and Preparation of Solutions


Handling Experimental Data

Report Writing







1-12 February 2021









Instrumental Methods of Analysis Part 1

Basics of Classical and Instrumental methods of Analysis

UV-Vis spectrometry

Bomb Calorimetry

Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

Flame Emission Atomic Spectrometry

Quality Assurance





15 – 19 February 2021







Instrumental Methods of Analysis Part 2

Fundamentals of Gas Chromatography

Fundamentals of Liquid Chromatography



21 – 25 February 2021




In all Segments various practical sessions will be offered. At the end of each Segment a Certificate of attendance will be given. 

Venue: Chancellor College – Department of Chemistry

Fees Payment: Fees will be paid through National Bank of Malawi Current Account, Zomba Branch:

Account name: Chemistry Department

Account Number: 270938

Reference: “Your name and Course Segment” 

Method of Application:

The application form can be requested through e-mail from: or by post: Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 280, Zomba, Malawi. Alternatively, the application form can be downloaded from the link below. 


  1. Optional campus accommodation at additional cost will be available for participants, make enquires with the secretary:

  2. Full Internet access will be provided to all the participants during the training

  3. Participants may choose to attend more than one Segment Course

  4. Course fees will cater for tuition, lunch and refreshments.


For more details on the courses, contact the Coordinator of Short Courses, Mr Peter Chimtali: phone 01524222/0881655883

Closing date for registration is Thursday, 28 January 2021.

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