Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka was established as the eleventh National University in Sri Lanka and was inaugurally opened on the 31st January 1996 by her Excellency President Chandrika Bandaranayake as per the Gazette Notification 896/2 and the University act 16 of 1978.

Sirimavo Bandaranayake, then Prime Minister, Hon. Speaker K.B. Rathnayake, Minister of Higher Education Richard Pathirana, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Wishwa Warnapala, Governor NCP Maithripala Senanayake, Chairman UGC Prof. S. Thilakaratne, The first Vice Chancellor of RUSL Prof. W.I. Siriweera graced the inaugural ceremony Dr. Jayantha Kelegama was the first chancellor of RUSL. It is quite significant that the RUSL was established in Mihintale, a sacred land a few kilometers away from the Historical Kingdom of Anuradhapura.

It is not an exaggeration to introduce Mihintale as the cradle of Buddhism, 15 km to the East of the Ancient Kingdom, Anuradhapura, a land gifted with ancient architecture and irrigation which paved the way through Buddhism for an  admirable lifestyle and scholars of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka are fortunate to receive education in this seat of learning.

Having examined the Social variables encountered by Sri Lanka in the two decades 1970 and 1980, the then government decided to establish Affiliated University colleges to provide opportunities for higher education for youth who are qualified but deprived of University education. Consequently, Affiliated University colleges were established in Makandura, Kuliyapitiya and Anuradhapura. Subsequently, on the 07th of November 1995, the Affiliated Universities were amalgamated and the affiliated university of Kuliyapitiya and Makandura were named Wayamba Campus of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

At its inception, four faculties, namely the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Management Studies, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Applied Sciences were established and in the year 2006, the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences was established as the fifth faculty of RUSL. The faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Management Studies and Faculty of Applied Sciences are conveniently located in the Mihintale premises, while the Faculties of Agriculture and Medicine and Allied Sciences are situated in Puliyankulama and Saliyapura respectively.

During the past sixteen years, the contribution made to tertiary education by the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka has been immense.

Vision

To be a center of excellence in higher education and research

Mission

To produce innovative intellectuals capable of taking challenges in the context of global development through the competencies developed from the academic programmes, research and training of wide nature.

Council

The Council is the chief executive body and the governing authority of the University. The Council of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka comprises the Vice- Chancellor (ex-officio chairman), the Deans: the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, two elected representatives of the Senate and ten members of distinction in educational, professional, commercial,
industrial, scientific, and administrative sphere. 

Members of the Council of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka are as follows.

NameDesignation
Prof. (Mrs.) G.A.S. GinigaddaraVice-Chancellor
Prof. A. M. J. B. AdikariDean, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Prof.E.M.K.R.B EdirisingeDean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Prof.P.M.B.JayathilakeDean, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Dr. Janaka PushpakumaraDean, Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Prof. D Thusitha MendisDean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Dr.K.G.P.B.JayathilakeDean, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Dr. G.V.T.V. WeerasooriyaSenate Nomine
Prof. N.K.A. SilvaSenate Nomine
Ven. Nugetenne PangnnanandaUGC Appointed Council Member
Prof. Asoka GunawardanaUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. Mahinda SeneviratneUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. A.G. KarunaratneUGC Appointed Council Member
Eng. Palitha NanayakkaraUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. R.M. WanninayakeUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. S.P.K. GunaratneUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. Raveendra Geeth JayasenaUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. H.M.K. HerathUGC Appointed Council Member
Mr. S.S.K. MohottiUGC Appointed Council Member

Financial Administration Division

The Bursar is a full-time officer or the University and shall exercise, perform and discharge such powers, duties and functions as may be conferred or imposed on or assigned to him by this Act or by any appropriate Instrument.

The Bursar under the Direction of the Registrar handles all mailers relating to financial administration. He is assisted by several Deputy Bursars, Senior Assistant/Assistant Bursars. Under the decentralized financial [MANAGEMENT GUIDE FOR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES] [Pick the date] Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Page 40 administrative system, each faculty is assisted by a Senior Assistant/Assistant Bursar. He functions as the Secretary to the Finance Committee and the University Procurement Committee.

Responsibilities /Functions
  • Maintain the financial information system and provision of information to the management for decision making
  • Request funds from funding agencies and manage them
  • Preparation and presentation of management information reports for decision making
  • Preparation and presentation of Annual Financial Statements
  • Preparation of Annual Financial Budget in line with the corporate plan of the university
  • Preparation of annual procurement plan
  • Management of finance for recurrent and capital expenditure activities according to the annual financial budget
  • Preparation of staff salaries and staff loans and paying
  • Provision of funds for day to day operation of the faculties
  • Maintaining records on investments of funds in banks

FACULTIES

Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture was initiated in 2001 with the aim of developing sustainable agricultural systems particularly focused on the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka by utilizing rural farm settings and natural resources effectively. To achieve this goal, Faculty of Agriculture offers a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agric.) as a special degree, which is a four-year degree programme.

The Bachelor degree programme comprises of semester-based evaluations that consist of eight semesters, during which different courses are offered by the four departments. These four departments are, Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science (ES), Agricultural Systems (AS), Animal and Food Sciences (AF) and Plant Sciences (PS).

DEPARTMENTS 

Academic Programme

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 2001 with the aim of developing sustainable agricultural systems particularly focused on the production environment of the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka utilizing rural farm settings and natural resources effectively. To achieve this goal, Faculty of Agriculture offers a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Agriculture (BSc Hons (Agriculture), of four-year duration. The Bachelor degree programme comprises of semester based teaching evaluations in eight semesters, during which different courses are offered by the four academic Departments, namely Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science (ES), Agricultural Systems (AS), Animal and Food Sciences (AF) and Plant Sciences (PS). The core programme spanning through the first five semesters is compulsory for all students. During the 6th and 7th semesters, students can select the specialization module on their preference.

  • Agricultural Biology
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems and Management
  • Animal Production and Technology
  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Soil Management
  • Food and Postharvest Technology

At the end of the 7th Semester, students will receive one month industrial training with an industry. During the 8th semester each student is required to conduct an individual research project under the guidance of supervisors in the selected specialization module . In each course, one credit unit is equal to 15 hours of lectures or 30 hours of practical work/tutorials/assignments/field visits. Courses are identified by a course code with two letters and four numerical digits. The two upper case letters indicate the Department that offers the course. The first numerical digit indicates the academic year, the second the semester and the last two are the identification numbers of the course in the respective Department.

Example: – AS 1101 Microeconomic Theory (Agricultural Systems) (Year 1) (Semester I) (Course No. 01) For example, AS 1101 indicates Microeconomic Theory. Subject code indicates that the Department of Agricultural Systems offers this course during the first year, first semester and the course number is 01. The above notation will be followed by a series of numerical digits within parentheses to indicate the number of credits of the course, theory hours and practical class hours per week. Example:- AS 1101 (2/25:10) Microeconomic Theory is a two credit course carrying 25 hours of lectures and 10 hours of practical/tutorial work. English language and Information Technology are offered by the ELTU and the computer center respectively to enhance students’ communication skills and employment opportunities. The prospectus includes information on all courses offered during the core programme and the specialization modules along with the regulations pertaining to the degree programme. Students who complete all the requirements successfully will be awarded the Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Agriculture.

Department of Agricultural Engineering & Soil Science

Courses

Year I Semester IES1101 (1/10:10) Agro-meteorology
ES1102(2/20:20) Analytical Chemistry
ES1103 (2/15:30) Basic Engineering Physics
ES1104 (2/15:30) Farm Power and Mechanization
Year I Semester IIES1201 (2/15:30) Introductory Soil Science
ES1202 (2/15:30) Soil Plant Water Relationship in relation to Irrigation
Year II Semester IES2101 (1/5:30) Soil Practices of Soil and Water Management
ES2102 (2/15:30) Machinery Systems Engineering
Year II Semester IIES2201 (1/10:10) Applied Hydrology
ES2202 (3/30:30) Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Year III Semester IES3101 (3/15:60) Engineering Drawing and Land Survey
ES3102 (2/15:30) Irrigation and Water Management
Year III Semester IIES3201 (2/20:20) Agricultural Waste Management
ES3202 (2/15:30) Climate Change and Agriculture
ES3203 (2/15:30) Computer Programming
ES3204 (2/25:10) Electronics in Agriculture
ES3205 (2/25:10) Engineering Structure Development
ES3206 (2/25:10) Food Processing Engineering
ES3207 (2/15:30) Groundwater Engineering
ES3208 (2/15:30) Integrated Water Resources Management
ES3209 (2/15:30) Irrigation Engineering
ES3210 (2/15:30) Land USe Planning
ES3211 (2/20:20) Management of Problem Soils in Sri Lanka
ES3212 (2/20:20) Precision Agriculture
ES3213 (2/15:30) Remote Sensing and GIS in Agriculture
ES3214 (2/15:30) Soil and Ecosystems
ES3215 (3/30:10) Soil Microbiology
ES3216 (2/15:30) Soil Survey and Classification
ES3217 (2/30:30) Rice Soil Management
ES3218 (2/25:10) Thermodynamics
ES3219 (2/15:30) Watershed Management
ES3220 (2/15:30) Workshop Engineering
Year IV Semester IES4101 (2/25:10) Advanced Agricultural Machinery and Management
ES4102 (2/25:10) Design Philosophy
ES4103 (2/25:10) Energy Production and Management
ES4104 (2/15:30) Reservoir Designing and Management
ES4105 (2/15:30) Soils of Sri Lanka
ES4106 (2/15:30) Techniques in Soil, Plant, Water and Ferilizer Analysis
ES4107 (2/15:30) Water Resources in Sri Lanka

Department of Agricultural Systems

Courses

Year I Semester IAS1101(1/10:10) Agriculture and Development
AS1102(2/20:20) Basic Mathematics
Year I Semester IIAS1201 (2/15:30) Principles of Agricultural Extension
AS1202 (2/20:20) Microeconomics
AS1203 (1/10:10) Agricultural Marketing
Year II Semester IAS2101 (2/25:10) Management Theory and Practice
Year II Semester IIAS2201 (2/20:20) Basic Stasistics
AS2202 (2/20:20) Introduction to Farmingd Systems
AS2203 (2/25:10) Macroeconomics
Year III Semester IAS3101 (2/20:20) Economics of Farm Production and Management
AS3102 (2/15:30) Developmental Extension and Agricultural Institutions
AS3103 (2/25:10) Experimental Methods in Agricultural Research
Year III Semester IIAS3201 (2/20:20) Extension Education
AS3202 (2/15:30) Agricultural Project Management
AS3203 (2/25:10) Rural Sociology
AS3204 (3/40:10) Econometrics
AS3205 (3/30:30) NAtural Resource Economics
AS3206 (2/25:10) Agricultural Development and Policy
AS3207 (2/25:10) International Trade
AS3208 (2/25:10) Risk Management in Agriculture
AS3209 (2/20:20) Sustainable Agriculture
AS3210 (2/25:10) Traditional Technology in Sri Lankan Agriculture
AS3211 (2/25:10) Livestock Production Systems
AS3212 (2/20:20) Conservation Agriculture
Year IV Semester IAS4101(2/25:10) Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness and Value Chain Development
AS4102 (2/25:10) Human Resources Management
AS4103 (3/30:30) Rural Development and Development Communication
AS4104 (2/25:10) Agro-forestry Systems Management
AS4105 (2/20:20) Household Food Security Systems
AS4106 (2/15:30) Agro-ecotourism

Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Courses

Department offers a wide range of courses including eleven courses in the core program and fifteen courses in the specializing module of Animal Production & Technology and another fifteen courses in the specializing module of Food & Postharvest Technology; which promote a deep understanding of the key concepts of Animal and Food Sciences and focus on contemporary issues.

Year 1 Semester I

Course No.Course Title
AF1101 (1/12:06)Principles of Animal Production & Health Management

Year 1 Semester II

Course No.Course Title
AF1201 (2/25:10)Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
AF1202 (2/25:10)Animal Feeding and Nutrition
AF1203 (2/25:10)Biochemistry

Year 2 Semester I

Course No.Course Title
AF2101(2/25:10)Poultry and Swine Production
AF2103 (2/25:10)Principles of Food Science and Technology

Year 2 Semester II

Course No.Course Title
AF2201 (2/25:10)Ruminant Management
AF2202 (1/15/00)Principles of Aquaculture
AF2203 (2/25:10)Principles of Postharvest Technology

Year 3 Semester I

Course No.Course Title
AF3101 (2/00:60)Practical Animal Production
AF3102 (0/00:45)Practical Training on Postharvest Technology

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

Year 3 Semester II

Compulsory courses

  • AF 3201 Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • AF 3202 Dairy Product Processing Technology
  • AF 3203 Meat and Egg Product Technology
  • AF 3204 Inland & Ornamental Fisheries
  • AF 3205 Disease Management in Farm Animals
  • AF 3208 Postharvest Techniques in Fisheries
  • AS 3211 Livestock Production Systems

Optional Courses

  • AF 3206 Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • AF 3210 Food & Nutrition
  • AF 3212 Food Safety and Quality Management
  • ES 3201 Agricultural Waste Management
  • ES 3213 Remote Sensing & GIS in Agriculture
  • AS 3208 Risk Management in Agriculture
  • AS 3210 Traditional Technology in Sri Lankan agriculture

Year 4 Semester I

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 4101 Applied Animal Nutrition
  • AF 4102 Micro livestock production
  • CC 4101 Research Methods and Scientific Writing

Optional Courses

  • AF 4103 Feed Processing
  • AF 4104 Seminar in Animal Science
  • AF 4106 Food Microbiology
  • AF 4107 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • AS 4102 Human Resources Management

FOOD AND POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY

Year 3 Semester II

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 3202 Dairy Product & Processing Technology
  • AF 3203 Meat and Egg Product Technology
  • AF 3207 Postharvest Technology of Cereals and Legumes
  • AF 3208 Postharvest Techniques in Fisheries
  • AF 3209 Food Chemistry
  • AF 3210 Food and Nutrition
  • AF 3211 Food Preservation

Optional Courses

  • AF 3212 Food Safety and Quality Management
  • AF 3213 Food Analysis
  • AF 3214 Food Packaging Technology
  • ES 3206 Food Process Engineering
  • AS 3202 Agricultural Project Management
  • AS 3208 Risk Management in Agriculture
  • AS 3209 Sustainable Agriculture

Year 4 Semester I

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 4105 Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
  • AF 4106 Food Microbiology
  • CC 4101 Research Methods and Scientific Writing

Optional Courses

  • AF 4107 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • AF 4108 Food Product Development
  • AF 4109 Seminar in Food and Postharvest Technology
  • AS 4102 Human Resource Management
  • AS 4105 Household Food Security Systems

Year 4 Semester II

  • Students are required to undertake a research project under the guidance of a supervisor which carries 6 credits.

Department of Plant Sciences

Courses

Year I Semester IPS1101 (2/20:20) Principles of Agronomy
PS1102 (2/15:30) Plant Systematics
PS1103 (2/20:20) Principles of Plant Physiology
Year I Semester IIPS1201 (2/15:30) Principles of Horticulture
PS1202 (2/20:20) Principles of Entomology
Year II Semester IPS2101 (3/40:10) Field Crop Production
PS2102 (5/15:180) Crop Production and Management Technologies
PS2103 (2/25:10) Genetics and Breeding
Year II Semester IIPS2201 (2/25:10) Plantation Crop Production I
PS2202 (2/25:10) Principles of Forestry
PS2203 (3/35:20) Agricultural microbiology and Phytopathology
Year III Semester IPS3101 (2/35:10) Plantation Crop Production II
PS3102 (2/15:30) Pomology
PS3103 (2/25:10) Pest and Disease Management
Year III Semester IIPS3201 (2/25:10) Rice Technology
PS3202 (2/25:10) Plantation Crop Technology I
PS3203 (2/15:30) Floriculture
PS3204 (2/15:30) Controlled Environment Agriculture
PS3205 (2/25:10) Plantation Forest Management
PS3206 (2/25:10) Organic Crop Production
PS3207 (2/25:10) Bio-energy Crops
PS3208 (2/25:10) Medicinal Plants
PS3209 (2/25:10) Weed Science
PS3210 (2/20:20) Cottage Farming Enterprises
PS3211 (3/30:30) Biotechnology and Molecular Techniques
PS3212 (3/30:30) Biotechnology and Molecular Techniques
PS3213 (2/20:20) Plant Tissue Culture
PS3214 (2/25:10) Advanced Phytopathology
PS3215 (2/25:10) Plant BreedingTechniques
PS3216 (2/25:10) Crop Physiology
PS3217 (2/25:10) Germplasm Conservation
PS3218 (1/00:30) Plant Science Colloquium
Year IV Semester IPS4101 (2/30:00) Advanced Field Crop Production
PS4102 (2/25:10) Plantation Crop Techology II
PS4103 (2/15:30) Landscape Horticulture
PS4104 (2/20:20) Forest Conservation
PS4105 (2/30:00) Climate Change and Crop Production
PS4106 (2/25:10) Agro-ecology
PS4107 (3/30:30) Integrated Pest management(IPM)
PS4108 (2/25:10) Applied Microbiology
PS4109 (2/15:30) Clinical Plant Pathology
PS4110 (2/15:30) Stored-Product Entomology

Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences, in conformity with the vision of the RUSL envisions “to be a dynamic, innovative and renowned center of excellence in learning, research, training and consultancy with emphasis on national relevance and international recognition in the different disciplines of Applied Sciences”. Its mission is “to promote learning, research and training among all members of the university, industry and community and to help individuals achieve their full potential through development of the whole person with a view to making significant contributions to the regional, national and global needs”.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Biology is an exciting and dynamic field which aims to understand biological systems ranging from the molecular biology of individual cells to interactions among entire populations of organisms. At Rajarata University, the Department of Biological Sciences has a recognized research program and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. We provide a diverse array of vibrant and intellectually challenging courses for undergraduates and hands-on advising.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a number of degree tracks.

General Degrees (3 Year)

  • B.Sc. in Applied Sciences

Honors Degrees (4 Year)

  • B.Sc. Honors in Applied Sciences
  • B.Sc. Joint Major in Biology & Physics
  • B.Sc. Honors in Applied Biology (Specialization area Biodiversity & Conservation)
  • B.Sc. Honors in Applied Biology (Specialization area Fisheries & Aquaculture Management)
  • B.Sc. Honors in Applied Biology (Specialization area Microbiology)

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL SCIENCES

The Department of chemical sciences sits at an intellectual and physical nexus of the basic sciences, engineering, and medicine at Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. In addition to conducting our own forms of exiting research, our natural synergies with other fields have driven our department into fascinating exchange and collaborative projects across disciplines.

The courses offered by the department provide in-depth knowledge of conventional areas of chemistry and application in the relevant field and hence provide structured and tailored service to the industry and other institutions.

The Department of chemical sciences is committed to fostering a respectful workplace culture. We strive to cultivate a safe, inclusive and fair environment where our staff, researchers and students can collaborate as they advance new chemical frontiers through research and innovation.

Currently, the department accommodates numerous undergraduate and graduate students with distinguished permanent academic staff, and a team of skilled technical officers, laboratory staff and administrative staff leading the department to run at its’ high level.

Degrees offered by the department

  1. Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences 
  2. Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Sciences
  3. Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry 
  4. Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry and Physics 

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING

Faculty of Applied Sciences also responded to the ever increasing demand for IT professionals by the IT industry by introducing B.Sc. in Information Technology (IT) degree program in 2005 which is now in its 15th batch. Initially there were eight students in first batch (2005/2006). Currently the intake has been increased up to 130.

This IT degree allows students from various A/L streams (Mathematics, Bio science, Art, Commerce, Technology and Common stream) to enroll for the program provided they fulfill the entry requirements. Students enrolling IT degree program will obtain a 3-year Bachelor of Science in Information Technology [BSc in IT] or a 4-year Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Information Technology [BSc (Hons) in IT]. A selected number of students would be enrolled for the 4-year degree program at the end of the 3rd year based on their performance within the degree program and preference.

As at present eleven (11) batches of the IT degree program have graduated. The IT degree program is at a stage of its evolution in which it has been able to secure high donor confidence through several industrial projects underway in the faulty since 2009. It has also gained the recognition from the local IT industry with many partners willing to take part in student placement and collaborative research and job placement activities.

Vision of the Applied Science Faculty in offering ICT degree:

  • To be a tertiary education leader that provides ICT courses that are widely sought after by the youth population of Sri Lanka.
  • To be significant provider of ICT knowledge and skills in order to produce ICT expertise for the task of nation building.
  • To be a significant dynamic contributor in transforming Sri Lanka to a knowledge hub in Asia.
  • To be a leader in research dissemination and concept building for the purpose of building innovative interdisciplinary applications.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTION

Mission : “To acquire promote develop and propagate sound knowledge of Health Promotion and its application to improve quality of life and particular, to equipped students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to reach a competency level as a professional health promoter, and to interact different sectors and communities for accomplishing the fullest potentials of health promotion activities.”

The Department of Health Promotion of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka offers the only bachelor’s degree in the region dedicated to Health Promotion. Health promotion study program consists of a variety of teaching, learning, and assessments to provide a unique study experience for undergraduates. Apart from core health promotion subjects, the curriculum consists of a mix of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses. Approximately 35% of the course work is comprised of field practical subjects where the students are expected to work with an identified community for two years.


The Department of Health Promotion is committed to strengthening wellbeing-related research as one
of the nation’s premier institutes for health promotion research. The research is well focused on key themes which are built with academic strengths to address the health challenges. Innovative concepts and materials are jointly developed and practiced with communities.


After completing the study program, students will be able to,

  • Assess the health status of and needs of individuals and communities
  • Design effective health promotion interventions
  • Implement such interventions in partnership with given groups or communities
  • Do research and evaluation of health promotion interventions
  • Work across disciplines and sectors

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Department of Physical Sciences comprising of Physics, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology divisions which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. All courses are geared towards the practical aspects of the disciplines and students are immersed in an extremely demanding schedule that emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to many aspects of scientific global needs. The first two years focus on the fundamentals which provide a sound theoretical background of each discipline and remaining years are dedicated to advanced studies of theory and practice.

The modern curriculum is taught by dynamic, flexible, committed faculty members having international recognition in research.The current research interests stretch out in multidisciplinary areas such as Dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochemical Sensors, Synthetic organic chemistry , Water chemistry, Natural Products chemistry, molecular modeling, Theoretical physics.Many students in Physics and Chemistry are pursuing postgraduate research in the department laboratories leading to Mphil and PhD and the department research environment is progressively continues to strive for excellence.

General Degrees (Duration : 03 Years)

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences

Honours and Joint Major Degrees (Duration : 04 Years)

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Industrial Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science (Joint Major) Degree in Chemistry & Physics
  • Bachelor of Science (Joint Major) Degree in Biology & Physics

Faculty of Management Studies

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) is one of the six faculties which operate as one of the ‘Centre of excellence’ in management studies. It has a population of around 1600 students following undergraduate studies and a young but energetic team of about 50 members of academic staff. The faculty offers educational programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; they include Bachelor’s degrees, post graduate diplomas, postgraduate degrees offered under different sub-disciplines of management. The Faculty consists of six academic departments, viz, the Department of Accountancy & Finance, Department of Business Management, Departmentof Human Resource Management, Departmentof Information System, Department of Marketing Managemnt and the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management and each of which offers minimum one degree programmes.

Our Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Management Studies is to provide quality education in Management Studies and leadership with practical skills and to conduct research giving due consideration to the changing environment

Our Objectives

The aims and objectives of the faculty are,

  • To provide the students with business and management education to assist and develop the business enterprises,
  • To make opportunities for the students to gain necessary skills and knowledge required by emerging industries / business enterprises and to enable them to be professionals in the rapidly developing business environment,
  • To provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge to understand the problems in the business world and to develop their prospective careers,
  • To encourage student to achieve their full potential in creative thinking, problem solving, communication, and research skills relevant to their specific area of study, and
  • To provide students with a greater support in pursuing disciplinary sub-majors where and when facilities are available.

Department of Accountancy and Finance

Welcome to the Department of Accountancy and Finance

The B.Sc. Special Degree in Accountancy & Finance is a four-year degree program, which consists of eight semesters. The first year is common for all the students in the Faculty of Management Studies focusing the basic courses.

Second year onwards up to first semester of fourth year, the students should learn courses related to Accounting and Finance especially with research component. In the fourth year second semester, they undergo a 06 months practical training to get the industrial exposure.

Department of Business Management

Being established in 1996 with the founding of the Faculty of Management Studies, the Department of Business Management produces high quality and innovative graduates equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes in catering to the needs of the Sri Lankan and global business community. The department offers following undergraduate degree programmes.

  • Bachelor of Science (Business management) Special Degree
  • Bachelor of Science (Business information Technology) special degree

B.Sc. (Business Management) Special Degree Program

The B.Sc. Special Degree in Business Management is a four-year degree program, which consists of eight semesters. The aim of this degree program is to equip students with required knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to produce high quality, innovative graduates in the field of Business Management who are capable of holding managerial positions in private and public sector organizations.

Objectives of the Programme

  • To provide students with knowledge of business management principles, to familiarize them with the basic functions of management of all levels
  • To introduce students to contemporary issues in management, and to familiarize them with the processes and systems available for the successful operation of any business.
  • To evaluate ethical, social, civic, cultural and political issues as they relate to the conduct of business
  • To take students through the entrepreneurial process, to inculcate the motivation to succeed in business, to quip students to establish a viable business.
  • To develop effective leadership and team management skills necessary for a diverse and dynamic workplace
  • To develop a strong sense of responsibility and commitment towards the development of the nation

Department of Human Resource Management

The inception of the Department of Human Resource Management was remarked in 2018 as one of the newest departments in the Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, which enjoys a long and proud history in the Sri Lankan university system since 1996. The journey we embarked on a well-structured plan was headed by Mr. WWAN Sujeewa, the pioneer, the former head of the department and it is currently under the leadership of Dr. Sampath Kappagoda. As a family, we take pride in creating the potential HRM leaders nationally and internationally and resilient characters who contend to “make things possible” in the volatile world of work. We produce esteemed graduates with a profound body of knowledge, skills, and competencies to cater to the requirements of the industry by offering the Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Human Resource Management as a four-year degree which consists of eight semesters. A quadrennial curriculum revision is expected to follow to enhance the quality of this degree program. In order to give graceful industry exposure, we have planned to send our third-year students for semester-wise internships while final-year undergraduates experience an internship of six months. All undergraduates are entitled to the Skills Development program, which helps them to improve their competency profile. It consists of a series of guest lectures, workshops, seminars, and industry visits with the collaboration of the industry to impart knowledge and experience in terms of industry expectations, business practicality, disciplinary edge, attitude rigor, and optimism. In 2020, we reached a milestone in our journey, which is the introduction of the Association of the Department of Human Resource Management Students – AHRMS – which enables students to escalate their talents, capabilities, and leadership. In 2022, AHRMS has planned to launch the English Club – Voice of HR – for HRM undergraduates to improve their English proficiency in Speaking. Embodying “A Glimpse into the Future HR”, the motto of AHRMS, students organizes a series of academic events, talent shows as well as CSR projects for the community. Stepping to a new destination, We, the HRM family has introduced a Diploma in Counselling for internal HRM students and a Diploma in HRM (DipHRM) for external students in 2021 to enhance their profile in the job market. Further, the Department of HRM introduced an annual academic magazine – HR Glimmer – including articles written by undergraduates by addressing the trends and contemporary issues in HRM. This helps students to contextualize their learnings in various avenues from both industry and academia with the integration of diverse perspectives in the corporate world as well as social realities. We are well occupied with resources especially a committed pool of lecturers who denote excellent academic credentials. They equip a set of innovative teaching ways including student-centered learning, knowledge-based lecture rooms, and skill-driven workshops to build good interactions with students.

Aims of the Degree program

The B.Sc. (Honours) in HRM degree designed to suite the disciplines required by a modern manager, and gain vital communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, while developing a systematic detailed knowledge of work, employment and HRM regulations and practice.

Programme aims:

  • Provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for those who want to develop a career in Human Resource Management;
  • Provide a rigorous HR syllabus that is based upon the Faculty research expertise;
  • Develop students’ underpinning knowledge for continuing professional development in HR;
  • Enable students to combine research and theoretical knowledge with professional application

Department of Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science Honors in Information Systems is a four-year study program consisting of eight semesters of teaching and learning. In the first year, students follow a set of compulsory courses focusing on the key elements of Management and Information Systems. From the second year onwards, students shall learn courses specifically related to core competencies in information technology and business management including research components and projects. In the second semester of the fourth year, students shall undergo industrial training for six (06) months to obtain exposure to the ‘world of work’ in a business establishment. The department of information systems offers optional courses for the undergraduates, targeting various career paths of information systems and management fields enhancing the flexibility of the program.

Graduate Profile of the Department of Information Systems

The graduate of the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka is a scholar with broad knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the disciplines of information systems and management. The graduates will be leaders with confidence, inspiration, and influential power that searching for opportunities, taking responsibilities, thinking critically, and working with others for the betterment of society. They will be global citizens that accept and adhere to cultural differences and act with integrity and fluency across cultures and perspectives. The graduates will behave ethically and legally with moral values, motivating towards self-learning, and adapting to the changing environment by maintaining professionalism through continuous professional development. The attributes of the graduates,

  • Scholar
  • Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Global citizen
  • Self-learning and adapting
  • Professionalism

Department of Marketing Management

Discover the fast-paced world of marketing. Develop real-world skills. Acquire cutting-edge expertise. Your marketing voyage begins here! With inspirational, real-world experiences, we bring marketing to life. Our degree program leads you to create into an exceptional marketing expert so that you may secure the designation that you enjoy. Our academic team is both academically solid and professionally competent of enrich graduates with an industry-oriented graduate profile. This is a wonderful and one-of-a-kind atmosphere in which you will thrive and grow from an undergraduate to a confident business and marketing professional. The Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Marketing Management program is a comprehensive program that encompasses a broad range of aspects relating to contemporary marketing professionals. Today’s marketers live in a rapidly changing, competitive environment. We will facilitate you to ascertain much more than just marketing. Your future employers are looking for attitudes that we can help you improve.

Message from Head of the Department

Department of Marketing Management (DMM) with its directional ideology of “Synergizing Diversities” always oriented towards utilizing the diverse capacities of all the members of DMM team including panel of experts, academic support staff and the students. Thus, our marketing curriculum focuses on enhancing knowledge, skills, attitudes and mind set required for outperform in the industry. Hence, the department collaborate with industry to facilitate the industry-oriented student-centered learning opportunities. Moreover, the department believe on balance learning with knowledge, skills, attitude and mind set suits with industry expectation. Our academics with expertise knowledge and professionalism collaborating reputed industrial representatives from national and international business entities facilitate future oriented graduates. In addition, the department extend the higher attention on developing the communication and socio-emotional skills of the graduates, identifying them as the pre-requisites to became marketing professionals. Evidencing the department believe on the skill base we continuously host the “Capacity Building Program” adding value to our graduate profile. As a dynamic department in the university system in Sri Lanka we warmly welcome innovative, creative and future oriented stakeholders to join hand with us.

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Science Special in Tourism and Hospitality Management, which is offered by the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Management Studies, Rajrata University of Sri Lanka, consists of eight semesters. In the first two semesters, students are offered fundamental knowledge on the Management and Tourism and Hospitality Industry and from the second year onwards, it is expected to develop skills, competencies and right attitudes of the undergraduates which are essential to work at the managerial level in the respective industry.

In order to give a practical exposure to the tourism and hospitality business scenario, the curriculum was integrated Short-term Internships from the third year first semester to fourth year first semester and students are required to undergo a eight credited Industrial Training at the fourth year second semester.

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences (FMAS), Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL) was established in July 2006, under section 21 of the University Act No. 16 of 1978. The location is 7 km from the Anuradhapura General Hospital and 17 km from the main campus at Mihintale. The first batch of 171 medical undergraduates from 22 districts in the island were recruited to the faculty on 11 th September 2006.

We expect students to have a rewarding educational experience at our institution as they prepare for careers as clinicians, teachers and scientists. We are committed to providing students with an exciting and supportive environment at the classroom, laboratory, community and in the Teaching Hospital at Anuradhapura. The Faculty is dedicated to ensuring that students study and learn in a supportive, caring, respectful, fair and dynamic environment so that we can help them to become caring and knowledgeable physicians.

About Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences is the newest Faculty of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

The Rajarata University of Sri Lanka was established on 7th of November 1995 under Section 21 of the Sri Lanka universities Act No. 16 of 1978 by amalgamating the resources of the Affiliated University Colleges in the Central, North Western and North Central Provinces. The main University is located at Mihintale, a world heritage site, 17 km from the city of Anuradhapura, once a well known centre of learning several centuries before the beginning of the Christian era.

Currently the University has five faculties – Faculty of Agriculture located at Puliyankulama, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Management Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities located in the main campus at Mihintale and the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences at Saliyapura. The decision to establish a new Faculty of Medicine of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura was made by the Ministry of Higher Education in July 2006. The former Youth Ranger Training Centre at Saliyapura was identified as the site of the new faculty. The location is 7 km from the Anuradhapura General Hospital and 17 km from the main campus at Mihintale.

The first batch of 171 medical undergraduates from 22 districts of the island was enrolled in 2006. This included 38 students displaced from the Faculty of Medicine of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka. The first batch of MBBS graduates are passed out from the Faculty in 2012.

The work on the new Para-clinical building commenced in 2008 and new departments of Biochemistry, Parasitology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Pathology and Community Medicine moved into the new Para-clinical complex in May 2010. The building of the clinical building to house the professorial units and wards, clinics and teaching areas commenced in 2009 and completed in February 2012, in time for the professorial appointments of the senior most batch of medical students. This multistoried building houses the departments of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.

Undergraduate

 Resources & Facilities

Library

Medical library is the key information provider of health professionals in Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences and Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. There are two library branches; one at Saliyapura and the other one at Professorial Unit, Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura. Read more…

Computer Center

ICT based learning and teaching is tremendously efficient in helping medical students to learn fast and well. Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences encourages the use of computing and network resources to enhance the learning and teaching environment of the faculty community. The Computer Laboratory is the main location which provides ICT resources for the students and the academic staff of the faculty.Read more…

Free Wi-Fi

Wifi zone is available in all departments, library and canteen.

Postgraduate

 Research & Higher Degrees

The Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences (FMAS) offers the following higher Degrees in selected areas of study:

Doctoral Degrees
1. Doctor of Science (DSc)
2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master Degrees
1.Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
The medium of instruction will be English.

Affiliated Teaching Hospitals

Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital is the third largest in Sri Lanka and is situated at a central location of the new town. It occupies a total land area of 18,069 hectares. It caters to a population of 1.1 million in the North Central province and to about 0.5 million in the adjoining Northern and Western provinces. It played a major role in functioning as a trauma hospital caring for war casualties in the recent past.

TH Anuradhapura is the principal clinical teaching facility of the Faculty of Medicine Allied Sciences

Telephone Numbers :+94 (0)25 222 2261-63, +94 (0)25 222 8813, +94 (0)25 222 4810 Fax :+94 (0)25 222 5616

District General Hospital, Matale

District General Hospital, Matale is located 110km from Anuradhapura. The first medicine and surgery appointments for 3rd year medical students are conducted at this hospital.

Telephone Numbers : +94 (0)66 222 2261, +94 (0)66 222 2438

District General Hospital, Polonnaruwa

District General Hospital, Polonnaruwa is located 102km from Anuradhapura. The first medicine and surgery appointments for 3rd year medical students are conducted at this hospital.

Telephone Number : +94 (0)27 222 2261 Fax : +94 (0)27 222 3095

 Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities

Departments/Units & Divisions

Archaeology and Heritage Management Department

The Archaeology and Heritage Management Department, which offers special and general degrees in Archaeology and Heritage Management. The Department is situated among archaeological remains and monuments which are fully committed to enhancing the research and the practical application of Archaeological Heritage Management in Sri Lanka.

Department curricular is not traditional and predominantly dimed of producing trained graduates for existing job market and create new employment opportunities. It is evident that it has the potential of managing a wide range of archaeological and heritage activities including cultural tourism industry in the Sacred City and the vicinity of Anuradhapura

Vision

To enhance the quality of management of the total archeological heritage of Sri Lanka: in the fields of protection, documentation, conservation, Maintenance, research and enhancement of public awareness.

Mission

Training archaeologists, to the best international standards.  to meet the Requirements of the vision statement. Department of Archaeology and Heritage Management together with Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities consist with researchers and Specialists in wide range of areas traditional ds well as new scientific Knowledge in archeology and heritage management related fields. It Comprises 1 senior professor, 2 senior lecturer and 4 probationary lecturers

Undergraduate Courses

At the moment the department offers two degree programmes, general and a special degree in archaeology and heritage management for students.

B. A. (General) Degree Programme

Archaeology

Module code: HAH
Module Name: History, Archaeology and Heritage Management

HAH 1111 Introduction to History, Archaeology and Heritage Management
What is History
Why we should study history
History, language proficiency and the job market
Introduction to Sri Lankan history
Divisions in history
Definition of Archaeology
Introduction to History of Archaeology
Introduction to the concept of Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology of Si Lanka
Introduction to Archaeological site in Sri Lanka
Definition of heritage
Introduction to History of Heritage Management
Introduction to concept of traditional World heritage of Heritage
Introduction to concept of World heritage and intervention of UNESCO
Introduction to traditional heritage management and conservation in Sri Lanka

Assessment Strategy
End Semester theory examination: 100%

ARCH 1212 Introduction to Archaeology
Interpretation of Archaeology
Origin of World Archaeology
Evolution and development of Archaeology
Modern Archaeology
Archaeology of South Asia
Approach to Sri Lankan Archaeology
Classical Archaeology
Modern era of Sri Lankan Archaeology
Sources used in Archaeology
Relationship between inter and multi disciplines of Archaeology
History and Archaeology
Chronology of Archaeology
Chronology of Indian Archaeology
Chronology of Sri Lankan Archaeology
Process of Archaeology

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 40%
End Semester theory examination : 60%

ARCH 1222 Field Archaeology I
Introduction to field Archaeology
Introduction to archaeological field exploration
Aim of archaeological field exploration
Non- field exploration
Field exploration
Aerial photography survey
Geophysical Survey
Introduction to archaeological excavation
Introduction to stratification
Preparedness for excavation of sites
Excavation methods
Study of vertical excavation method
Record of archaeological excavation
Metric context system
Records of Data

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 70%
End Semester theory examination : 30%

ARCH 2112 Field Archaeology II
Introduction to archaeological chronology
Methods of relative dating
Method of absolute dating
Archaeological classification
Pottery classification
Introduction to Archaeological conservation
International chapter for conservation
Conservation varieties
Conservation method of brick monuments
Conservation method of wood monuments
Conservation method of Stone monuments
Conservation method of artifacts
Identification of failures of conservation
Methods of musicology I
Methods of musicology II

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

ARCH 2122 History of Art
Origin of Art
Art of primitive paintings
Art of classical painting of Sri Lanka
Characteristics of art of traditional painting in Sri Lanka
Evaluation of Buddha statue
Sculpture of Bodhisattva
Technology and techniques associated with sculpture
Moonstone and its evaluation
Minor Arts in Sri Lanka
Indian paintings
Origin of Indian Sculpture
Non-Religious Sculpture
Minor arts in Sri Lanka II
Sigiri painting and their technology
Archaeological importance in arts

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

ARCH 2212 Epigraphic Studies
Origin and Evaluation of inscriptions and types of inscriptions
Technology associated with inscriptions
Archaeological importance in study of inscriptions
Identification of Brahmin alphabet
Foreign influence on evaluation of Brahmin alphabet
Study of inscriptions at Mihintale
Historical information revealed by inscriptions I
Historical information revealed by inscriptions II
Study of Inscription during the reign of king Vasambha
Practical work in inscriptions
Study of palm leaf and other manuscripts
Preservation and conservation of palm leaves
Study of inscriptions in the Plonnaruwa era
Brief study of Indian inscriptions
Scripts during the colonial period

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

ARCH 2222 Ancient Architecture in Sri Lanka
History of Architecture in Sri Lanka
Evaluation of world architecture
City plan of ancient Anuradhapura
Ancient royal palaces in Sri Lanka
Ancient Royal gardens in Sri Lanka
Ancient City of Sigiriya
Ancient fortresses in Sri Lanka
Evolution of Sangarama
Image House
Bodhigara
Evolution of the Stupa
Ambalam in ancient Sri Lanka
Hindu in Sri Lanka in the colonial period
Architecture in the colonial period
Identification of monuments of historical architecture in Sri Lanka

Assessment Strategy:
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

ARCH 3112 Numismatics
Exchange of currency in ancient times
Archaeological importance of studying coins
Documented information on the use of ancient currency II (Inscriptions)
Documented information on the use of ancient currency II (Literature)
Punch marked coins
Types of Swastika Coins
Lakshmi Plaques
Ancient Roman coins in Sri Lanka
Medieval gold coins
Coins of Plonnaruwa and Dambulla Period
Coins of colonial Times
Coins of north western India
Tribal Coins of ancient era
Coins of Guptha era
Technology and techniques Associated with coins

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

ARHM 3122 Ancient Technologies and Techniques
Evolution of technology and techniques
Technology of prehistory and early history
Technology of pottery and earthen production
Utility of minerals and associated technology
Technology of metal-ware
Stone and wood technology
Irrigation technology
Construction technology I (religious)
Construction technology II (non religious)
Technology of jewellery production
Technology of house hold articles
Technology connected with animal remains
Technology associated with handicrafts
Industrial Archaeology
Technology connected with paintings

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment = 60%
End Semester theory examination = 40%

HAH 3112 Module proposal formulation and seminar
Identification of research problem
Preparation of a bibliography
Literature survey
Citations and references
Proposal introductions
Setting objectives and hypothesis
Strategic planning techniques
Defining a research methodology
Data collection methods- I
Data collection methods- II
Data analysis methods
Data presentation methods
Time management
Proposal formats
Review

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

ARCH 3212 Evolution of Humans and pre History
Concepts of pre history and proto history
Evolution of the earth
Human evolution I
Human evolution II
Cultural evolution of Prehistory humans
Paleolithic periods in Sri Lanka
Mesoolithic periods in Sri Lanka
Neolithic period
Proto history of Sri Lanka
Types of megalithic burials in Sri Lanka and India
Study of pre historic period in India I
Study of pre historic period in India II
Technologies and techniques of pre histrionic tools
Crimean used in the study of pre history
Settlement in Sri Lanka

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HEMG 3212 Tourism and Heritage
Identification of heritage management and tourism
Tourism and identification of direction
Launching promotion campaigns for tourism
Protocol rules and regulations on Tourism
Awareness steps for tourists at historical sites
Problems encountered by tourists at historical sites
Managing visitors at heritage sites
Guidance on Tourism
Identification of Tourist attraction sites
Role of information centers for Tourism and enhancing methods
Identification of advantages disadvantages of Tourism
Local institution and programs for tourist promotion
Tourist facilities and heritage management
Maintenance of heritage sites for tourists
Factors influencing fluctuation of tourism

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

Heritage Management

Module code: HAH
Module Name: History, Archaeology and Heritage Management

HEMG 1212 Introduction to Heritage Management
Introduction to Heritage
Aim and methods of Heritage Management
Culture & Heritage
Study of movable Heritage sources
Study of immovable Heritage sources
Values and ethics of Heritage Management
Definition and terminology (In deep)
Introduction to value of cultural property
Emotional value of cultural property
Cultural value of cultural property
Applied value of cultural property
Identification of Heritage sites
Cultural Heritage sites in the world
Natural Heritage sites in the world
World Heritage sites in Sri Lanka

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HEMG 1222 Institute, Conservation and Legislation
Local cultural and natural heritage agencies
Local cultural and natural heritage agencies
International cultural heritage agencies
International natural heritage agencies
Universally outstanding cultural values
Universally outstanding natural values
Constitution on authenticity of cultural values
Integrity of management of cultural values
Introduction to charter and convention of heritage management
Local charter and convention of heritage management
International charter and convention of heritage management
Protection of heritage management
Management of heritage management
Procedure for declaration of conservation zones
Procedure for acquisition of conservation zones

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 40%
End Semester theory examination : 60%

HEMG 2112 Techniques of Recording and Documentation
Introduction to recording and documentation of heritage sources
Traditional recording methods
Introduction to new technical recording methods
Drafting
Measure drawing of building structures
Computer application and data entry I
Computer application and data entry II
Compilation, computation and curtain of sites and monuments
Inventory
Records of exploration and excavation
Analysis and identification of data
Surveying and mapping of basic sites
Methods of dating sites
Use of photography in records
Use of instruments and material

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HEMG 2122 Ethnological and Natural Heritage
Introduction to Ethnological heritage
Survey methods of Ethnological heritage
Regional Ethnological survey
Survey of folklore and folk song
Customs, beliefs and rituals
Folk dance
Survival strategies of rural folk
Traditional techniques and activities
Classification of applied performing arts
Identification of linguistic heritage
Identification of natural heritage
Identification of flora heritage
Identification of fauna heritage
Natural heritage of Sri Lanka
Survey methods of natural heritage

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

HEMG 2212 Decay Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment Ethnological and Natural Heritage
Principle of conservation
Ethics of conservation
Causes of deterioration
Degrees of intervention
Applied principle of chemistry
Structural action
Material sciences
Conservation of building material, structure, finishes
Brick and earthen structure
Stone structures and wooden elements
Timber structures and wooden elements
Plaster, carving and decorative work
Rural Conservation
Urban conservation
Settlement conservation

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

HEMG 2222 Conservation process
Introduction
Identification of the conservation process
Responsibility of the conservation team
Ethics of site managers
Inspection and condition report
Identification of research methodology
Identification of analysis methodology
Identification of deterioration
Conservation proposal
Procedure for approval
preparation of estimates
Identification of cost and evolution
Work plan
Quality control monitoring and reporting
Drafting of first report

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HEMG 3112 Heritage Management
Heritage Verities
Site Presentation
Maintenance and upkeep
Site management structure
Site monitoring
Gardens and landscape
Development program in sites
Launching awareness programmes for protecting cultural heritage
Launching awareness programmes for protecting natural heritage
Deterioration of heritage sites due to natural causes
Deterioration of heritage sites due to man-made deeds
Development project and heritage sites
Role of mass media in preserving heritage
Physical state influence on heritage sites and heritage
International heritage management

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HEMG 3122 Heritage Management and Musicology
Identification of Heritage Management and Musicology
History of museums
Classification of museums
Role of museums
Administration of museums
Methods of museums documentation
Display methods
Organization museums for visitors
Promotion campaigns for museums and community participation
Organization temporary exhibitions
Defenses of museums
Factors in deterioration of curios
Conservation methods of Curious
Techniques of modern museums
Role of a museums as an education center

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 60%
End Semester theory examination : 40%

HAH 3112 Module proposal formulation and seminar
Identification of research problem
Preparation of a bibliography
Literature survey
Citations and references
Proposal introductions
Setting objectives and hypothesis
Strategic planning techniques
Defining a research methodology
Data collection methods- I
Data collection methods- II
Data analysis methods
Data presentation methods
Time management
Proposal formats
Review

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

HEMG 3212 Tourism and Heritage
Identification of heritage management and tourism
Tourism and identification of direction
Launching promotion campaigns for tourism
Protocol rules and regulations on Tourism
Awareness steps for tourists at historical sites
Problems encountered by tourists at historical sites
Managing visitors at heritage sites
Guidance on Tourism
Identification of Tourist attraction sites
Role of information centers for Tourism and enhancing methods
Identification of advantages disadvantages of Tourism
Local institution and programs for tourist promotion
Tourist facilities and heritage management
Maintenance of heritage sites for tourists
Factors influencing fluctuation of tourism

Assessment Strategy
Continuous Assessment : 50%
End Semester theory examination : 50%

Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the recently established and most possibly the most popular departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities with nearly 400 undergraduates.

The vision of the Department is to be a Centre of excellence in higher education, research, and dissemination of Knowledge in the field of economics and The Mission is to produce self-reliance graduates, who can critically think and make independent analysis in issues of regional and national economies of the country, and generate new knowledge in the field of economics as well as disseminate it to a wider audience. 

The Department offers two bachelor’s degree programs – BA (General) Degree and BA (Special) Degree – in Economics. These two-degree programs have been offered by the Department of Social Sciences since 1996, and thus those are among the first degree programs offered by the Faculty. At present, over 200 undergraduates each year choose both bachelor’s degrees in Economics. The Department provides students an opportunity to specialize in several branches of Economics such as Agriculture and Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, Development Economics, Demographics and Labor Economics, International Economics, Statistics, Business Economics, etc… During a short time, the department has developed its academic, research, physical, and infrastructural facilities to well match with the world standards. The Department has already designed two Postgraduate Degree Programs in Economics and Development Studies. At present department has 9 permanent academic staff, of them 5 holds Ph.D. level qualifications. With highly qualified academic staff, the department also aims to contribute to the national development of the country by generating new knowledge and contributing to public policy discussions in Sri Lanka.

Department of Social Sciences

Brief history of the Department of Social Sciences, Rajarata University of SriLanka

The Department of Social Sciences has been in function since the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in 1995. Initially, the Department of Social Sciences conducted courses from wide range of fields including Sociology, Economics, Environmental Management, Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Studies, and Travel and Tourism Management. In 2015, the Department of Environment Management was established after the division of the Department of Social Sciences. The Department of Economics was founded as a distinct Department in 2020, separating from the Department of Social Sciences. At present, the respective Department offers the degree programs for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. (Hons) in Sociology. Sociology and Tourism Management are the two main disciplines offer under the B.A degree programs of the faculty. Information Communication Technology (ICT) course is offered as a basic course by the department for all students of the faculty.

Faculty of Technology

The Faculty offers 5 distinctive degree programmes which are conducted in English medium. The Following sub sections will illustrate the structure and methodology of conducting the respective degree programme.

Degree Programmes

The Technology program was commenced on January 2017 at Rajarata University of Sri lanka Mihintale centralizing the Faculty of Applied Sciences. At present the Faculty consists with five Departments Bio Process Technology, Electrical & Electronic Technology, Food Technology, Information & Communication Technology and Materials Technology in which it collaborates with a vivid and unique structure to the national and international industry base.

1. BBST in Bioprocess Technology
2. BBST in Food Technology
3. BET  in Electrical and Electronic  Technology
4. BET  in Materials Technology
5. Bachelor of Information Communication Technology (BICT)   

Biosystems Technology offers an integrative degree program focusing on teaching and research in two overarching research areas, namely, Bioprocess Technology and Food Technology. The overall annual intake for the Biosystems Technology programmes is approximately 85, where prospective students would have to qualify by following the GCE (A/L) technology stream under Biosystems Technology.

Engineering Technology degree program offers Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) degree. This is a four year professional degree programme designed under the guidelines of    Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL). Students who wish to follow this degree programme should pass the Science for Technology and Engineering Technology subjects at G.C.E. A/L examination.  Annually 75 students will be admitted to this degree programme and they will be divided between the two specialization areas as Electrical & Electronic Technology and Materials Technology.

The Information and Communication Technology degree program offers a 4-year degree program leading to Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (BICT). This program is designed under the guidelines of Institute of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL). Students who wish to follow this degree program should pass the Science for Technology and Information and Communication Technology subjects at the G.C.E. A/L examination.  The program accommodates an annual intake of 75 students.

Hours and Credits

Credit rating is an expression which is used to denote the “academic value” of a course.

According to the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF), fifty notional learning hours for a taught course, laboratory studies course or field studies is equivalent to one credit. A norm of one hundred notional hours for  Industrial Training and Research also have the same credit rating.

For courses with lectures only

  15 hours of lectures = 1 credit

For courses with laboratory work only

  30 – 45  hours of laboratory work  = 1 credit
  60 – 75  hours of laboratory work  = 2 credit

For courses with both lectures and laboratory work only

  10 hours of lectures + 15 hours of laboratory work = 1 credit

For courses with field work only

  45  hours of field  work  = 1 credit

Industrial training

  2 weeks of industrial training = 1 credit

Research project

  1 – 2 weeks of research = 1 credit

Course Code Description

Subject / Discipline                                                               

Bioprocess Technology                                               

Electrical and Electronic Technology                     

Engineering Technology                                             

Materials Technology                                                    

Information Communication Technology           

Common for Technology                                           

Complimentary                                                             

Each course is assigned with a course code which consists of seven alphanumeric characters as follows:

First three letters:  Field of study / Subject
First digit:  Year of study within the Degree Programme
Second digit:  The credit rating
Last two-digits: The serial number of the course

Grading System

   Grade                                    Grade Point Value

       A+                                            4.0

       A                                               4.0

       A-                                              3.7

      B+                                              3.3

      B                                                 3.0

      B –                                              2.7

      C+                                              2.3

      C                                                2.0

      C –                                              1.7

      D+                                             1.3

      D                                                1.0

      E                                                0.0

 

Grade point average

Grade point average (GPA) is the credit-weighted arithmetic mean of the grade point values. The GPA is determined by dividing the total credit-weighted Grade Point Value by the total number of credits.

i.e. GPA =  ∑ Gi Ci  / ∑ Ci

Where,        Gi = grade point of the ith course
                              Ci = number of units of the ith course

Postgraduate Admission

Admission to Postgraduate Degree Programs is administered by the individual faculties in accordance with approved Bylaws. However, a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of study is often required for admission to a Master’s Degree program. A Master’s Degree in the relevant subject area is required for admission to the PhD program.

Faculty of Management Studies

Master of Business Administration

Faculty of Agriculture

Master of Agriculture

Master of Philosophy

Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development Programme

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Master of Philosophy Degree

Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences

Doctor of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Career Guidance Unit

About Us

The Career Guidance Unit of the University of Rajarata was created in 2005, through the initiative of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. The unit functions directly under the Vice Chancellor. We are located on University’s main premises at Mihintale as each faculty the quick access. It is a one story building with 100 people capacity. The unit is well functioned under the director and supported by coordinators from each faculty.

Vision:

To be the highly recognized nationally as one of the best university career guidance services provider

Mission:

Inspire undergraduates by implementing career guidance programs to facilitate lifelong career development through self-awareness, career exploration, career choices, career planning and developing soft-skills. The Career guidance unit establishes and maintains relationships with society and a significant base of an employer who has an on-going interest in the employment potential.

Objectives

To create servant leaders for tomorrow’s world of work by changing the attitudes of undergraduates

To assist students with a variety of educational, career, and personal problems by counseling

To facilitate students’ welfare activities

To help undergraduates to identify their skills and to choose an optimal career path

To introduce the employment sector to the undergraduates through industrial trainings

To direct the most suitable graduates to identified private sector opportunities

Cultural Center

Vision

Upliftment of Sri Lankan Culture

Mission

Preparation and implementation of programmes for preservation, propagation and expansion of  Literary Arts and Cultural activities maintaining Sri Lankan Identity.

Our services

  • Ashtaka
  • Jayamangala Gatha Group
  • Traditonal Dancing Group
  • Wedding Music
  • Poru ceremoney

Our  Courses

  • Kandian Dansing
  • Drama
  • Estern Music
  • Tamil language
  • Folk Dancing

Our Achievement Within Last Two Years

  • First Place 2018 All Island Dancing Competition Kandyan Dancing ( Asne)
  • First Place 2019 All Island Music Competition Singing ( Santhikarma )

Staff

Mr. K. K. WerasingheOfficer In-Charge+94710889765
Mr. N. N. R. SilvaAssistant Promoting Officer+94702654932
Mr. S. P. K. HerathOffice Assistant+94775553120

Address

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