University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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The University of Sri Jayewardenepura situated in the heart of Colombo boasts of a long and glorious history. Having been established in the 1959 at Gangodawila, its roots can be traced back to the Vidyodaya Pirivena established in 1873 by Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero at Maligakanda.  Today the University pays homage to 60 years of history while paying tribute to journey of 145 years.

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura formerly known as Vidyodaya Pirivena was the essence of the revival of Sri Lankan Education. It is the second oldest University in Sri Lanka and the first University established in Independent Ceylon.

Today the University stands strong with eight faculties, faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Technology and its latest addition Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. The University is home to over 12,000 Undergraduates, over 1000 postgraduate students. It is considered the largest University in terms of Student Population in Sri Lanka.

Contact Details

+94 11 2 758000, +94 11 2 802022

Gangodawila , Nugegoda

Courses @ University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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    Diploma in English
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    The Department of English Language Teaching of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has designed this course in response to a growing demand from students and professionals.

    1 year long

  • MSc in Immunology
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    This program has been designed for graduates with basic knowledge in Immunology to provide them an opportunity to further develop their knowledge and expertise in Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Allergy, and related fields and make them well-rounded experts in Immunology.

    2 years long

  • MBA / MSc Degree in Management
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    The primary purpose of this MBA / MSc Degree in Management and Commerce is to prepare students to become innovative and dynamic managers in a broad range of private and public organisations.

    2 years long

  • Data Analysis for Social Scientists
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    The Certificate course helps students to gain critical understanding of the strengths of quantitative research, and acquire practical skills using different methods and tools to answer relevant social science questions.

    6 months long

  • PhD in Management Studies
    University of Sri Jayewardenepura

    PhD Program in Management Studies aims at finding solutions for pure problems with the purpose of improving the body of knowledge of management and / or applied problems with the purpose of addressing current problems or enhancing relevant phenomena in the practice.

    3 - 5 years long

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