Open University of Sri Lanka - OUSL
The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the premier Open and Distance learning institution in Sri Lanka where students can pursue their studies through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) methodologies.
Established in 1980, under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and OUSL Ordinance No. 1 of 1990, as amended, the OUSL has the same legal and academic status as any other national University in Sri Lanka. According to the Public Administration Circular No. 16/92, dated 13.03.92, issued by the Ministry of Public Administration, Provincial Councils & Home Affairs, the degrees awarded by The Open University of Sri Lanka are treated as equivalent to degrees awarded by any other University under the purview of the University Grants Commission.
Due to the nature of its teaching methodology and infrastructure, the OUSL is able to serve a large student population spread throughout the country. Currently, there are more than 40,000 students studying at the OUSL, who are being served by eight Regional Centers and eighteen Study Centers located around the country (Fig. 1). The Central campus and the Colombo Regional Center are situated at Nawala. The other eight Regional Centers are situated in Kandy, Matara, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Kurunegala, Batticaloa and Rathnapura.
The academic and the administrative Head of the University is the Vice-Chancellor. The Senate of the University, which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, is the highest body that makes decisions regarding academic matters. The University has five Faculties: Natural Sciences, Engineering Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Science.
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P.O. Box 21, Nawala , Nugegoda
Courses @ Open University of Sri Lanka - OUSL
The Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours (BSEHons) programme aims to produce quality, skillful graduates in this rapidly developing discipline, which covers one of the major fields of computing according to the ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines.
3 years long
In our rapidly changing socio-economic environment, there is a growing demand for trained personnel in management of business and other managerial fields. Conceptually equipped, trained managers are increasingly in demand.
4 years long
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