History of the University of Ruhuna
The University of Ruhuna, established by a Special Presidential Decree in 1978 and elevated to a fully-fledged university in 1984, is Sri Lanka’s sixth oldest University. It is the only University in the country’s southern region, with ten faculties spread across three prominent locations. The central campus, which is located in Wellamadama, houses the faculties of Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Finance, and Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology. Agriculture and Technology faculties are located in Kamburupitiya, while Engineering, Medicine, and Allied Health Science faculties are located in Galle. Over the past 43 years, the University of Ruhuna has witnessed tremendous progress and development in the academic, research, and outreach spheres and significant improvements in intellectual and infrastructure resources, emerging as a leader in higher education in Sri Lanka.
- Allied Health Science
- Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology
- Graduate Studies
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Management & Finance
Faculty of Agriculture
The Ruhuna University College, established in 1978, was upgraded to University status in 1984, to fulfill a long cherished desire of the people of the southern Sri Lanka for a University in the region. The University of Ruhuna consists of seven faculties at present. The Faculties of Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management & Finance and Fisheries & Marine Science Technology are located at the Wellamadama Campus, 3 km from Matara city, near Dondra. The Faculty of Medicine is located at Karapitiya in Galle. The Faculty of Engineering was established in 2000 at Hapugala in Galle. The Faculty of Agriculture, one of the pioneering faculties of the University, is located at Mapalana, 16 km from Matara, and 2 km from Kamburupitiya along Matara, Kamburupitya road. The Faculty premises of 50 hectares include several academic and administration buildings which house lecture theaters, laboratories, the library, student residences, student recreational facilities, canteen, auditorium, etc., supporting academic and research programs. The Faculty Farm is also located within its premises, integrating farm activities with teaching, research and outreach programs.
Bachelor’s Degree programs
Guide to the students
Degree program details can be found in the Student’s Handbook (Click on the degree programs names below to download)
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Degree details at a glance
SLQF Level 06; 4-Year; English medium; Fulltime; Revision-2021; Min. 16-week internship; Intake-180
SLQF Level 06; 4-Year; English medium; Fulltime; Revision 2021; Min. 16-week internship; Intake-75
SLQF Level 06; 4-Year; English medium; Fulltime; Revision 2021; Min. 16-week internship; Intake-75
The Research Farm
The University Research Farm at Mapalana encompasses about 65 Ac of both upland and lowland land. It consists of about 5 Ac of Lowland Paddy, 9 Ac of Cinnamon, 10 Ac of Coconut,5 Ac of grassland, 1 Ac of Banana, and small extents of Pepper, Coffee, Cloves, Pineapple, Mango, Papaya, Durian, Vegetables and a jungle reserve. Quite a substantial area is still under-utilized. Jack, Bamboo and a large array of timber species dominate this area.
The Faculty Farm has a nursery, consisting of a wide variety of nursery plants for sale. Recently much effort has been made to upgrade the nursery to cater to the increasing demand for planting materials. The two Orchid houses, which started as an attraction, are also becoming commercial with more and more Dendrobiums, Vandas, etc. on sale.
The Poultry units accommodate about 900 layers and 500 broilers. Plans are under way to increase the capacity of the poultry unit. The cattle herd is about 10 Cows and 12 Heifers, with a milk yield of about 35 L/day. Fifteen buffaloes consisting mainly of Murrah breed are also reared on the farm and are primarily used for curd production. A herd of about 100 goats is on the farm and a programme is underway to improve them by cross breeding of Jamurapari breed.
The Faculty Farm has a nursery, consisting of a wide variety of nursery plants for sale. Recently much effort has been made to upgrade the nursery to cater to the increasing demand for planting materials. The two Orchid houses, which started as an attraction, are also becoming commercial with more and more Dendrobiums, Vandas, etc. on sale.
The major aims of the farm are,
I Provide assistance in teaching, research and demonstration
II Income generation
III To address problems of farmers in the area
Accommodation is provided for the students in the hostels of the Faculty. Those involved in research projects such as Research Assistants and post-graduate students are also allowed accommodation in the hostels. Six Units with accommodation for 33 each and several renovated buildings are available at present Eight hostel blocks to accommodate 160 students. Several houses in the vicinity of the campus have been also leased to accommodate the increased demand for hostels. The students who wish to find such accommodation may contact Assistant Registrar- Agriculture or Sub Wardens.
For unmarried members of the staff, there are two quarters with a total of 11 rooms. A room in one of the bachelors’ quarters is reserved for guests. A housing complex with 15 houses to provide accommodation to deserving academic and non-academic staff was completed in 1999.
Sub Warden for Boys Hostels
Mr Jayantha Vitharana
BSc Agric. (Ruhuna)
Sub Warden for Girls Hostels
Mrs DK Champika
BA Econ(sp) (Ruhuna)
MA Econ (Ruhuna)
Financial assistance to the students entering this University may be categorized as follows:
1. Mahapola Scheme
2. Bursary Scheme
3. Endowed Scholarships and other scholarships
Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Scheme
Mahapola Scholarships are awarded to students on their performance at the GCE (A/L) Examination on the result of which admissions to the University are based and also on a District basis. Selections are made by the University Grants Commission, which categorizes the awards. Mahapola Trust Fund is responsible for award of these Scholarships. The two categories of Mahapola Scholarships are as follows,
1. Merit Scholarships
2. Ordinary Scholarships
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
It is with great pleasure I write this message to the web site of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna (UOR). Our faculty is the latest addition to the UOR becoming its 10th Faculty. My role as the Dean of the FAHS is to develop the young Faculty to a fully-fledged health science educational institute within a few years. The team members of the FAHS including academic and non-academic staff are committed for this goal along with leadership of the UOR with Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor. We are being supported by the University Grants Commission, Ministry of Higher Education and the political authorities of the country under the new policies of the Government of Sri Lanka to expand the opportunities for higher education in the country to achieve this goal.
The FAHS was established to expand the opportunities for higher education in the field of allied health sciences as well as to improve the quality of training of health care workers of the country in general to improve the quality of health care in the country. It also intended to improve the quality of the educational programmes within the Faculty to ensure, we achieve international standards on quality assurance. We needed separate infrastructure to achieve this as the existing programmes were running within the Faculty of Medicine. The educational programmes in the fields of Nursing, Medical laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Radiography etc. are highly underdeveloped in our country and elsewhere in the developing world. Traditionally most of these developing countries look forward towards doctors and nurses to provide health care where as the health care teams are much larger and diverse than these two categories.
Looking beyond the nurses, doctors for provision of health care has become an important topic for discussion in the field now. Also the world is now trying to discuss and address the issues of severe shortage of health care workers globally. There is a shortage of 4.3 million health care workers according to a WHO report of 2015. Even USA is trying to address the shortage of doctors by developing a category called Physician Assistants to help doctors out in the community similar to our Assistant Medical Practitioners (AMP/RMP) programmes in those early years up to 1995. Hence we need to focus separately to developing these new categories of health care workers in a different place where it is independent to develop on its own. We need increased numbers of workers in the health system like occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers, public health staff etc. with upgraded better quality training. We also need to align health policies to economic policies where our graduates could cater to the export market in Western Europe, USA, Japan and Middle East as technical experts in their own fields. This is included in the vision and the mission of the FAHS.
To achieve this Faculty has a very ambitious expansion plan once the infrastructure has developed further, in the proposed site with a land area of 12 acres (5 hectares) with new courses, increased intakes and post graduate courses for current diploma qualified health workers following their lateral entry for basic degree courses to upgrade their careers and bring their knowledge up to date and give them opportunities to work overseas.
Please visit our website for more details and proposed plans for the expansion of the FAHS and plans to produce employable graduates for country. Our current employability rate is 86 % at one year and 96% at two years of graduation on tracer studies.
Prof. Imendra Kotapola.
Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
University of Ruhuna.
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS) of the University of Ruhuna was established in September 2017. Initially, it was started in the Faculty of Medicine as Allied Health Sciences Degree Programme (AHSDP) to provide undergraduate studies in the disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing in 2008, and Pharmacy in 2010. The need for such undergraduate degree programmes were felt for several decades in the health sector of the country, which increasingly demanded highly trained individuals to cope with the trends in modern healthcare system. These degree programmes have been commenced with the aim of producing graduates suitable for employment nationally and internationally.
This is the only FAHS located in Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The faculty now has three departments offering four-year degrees namely, Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing and Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours. Dean’s office, Departments of Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Science are located at Uluvitike (about 6 km from Galle city) and Department of Nursing is located at Teaching Hospital, Mahamodara temporarily, until the construction of buildings at Walahanduwa (Galle) is completed.
Many academic staff members of these departments have foreign and local postgraduate qualifications. In addition to the permanent academic staff members, all the departments employ temporary academic staff members as assistant lecturers and demonstrators for supporting the academic activities of the departments. The permanent non-academic staff members who work in all the departments and the office of the Dean of the faculty provide services for the smooth running of all the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes of the faculty.
All three-degree programmes are conducted in English medium and each degree programme consists of 120 credits. The curricula have been designed for four years complying with Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) guidelines with essential components including individual research projects and appropriate training programmes (hospital, clinical, community and industrial).
The FAHS, University of Ruhuna intends to commence several new undergraduate degree programmes and postgraduate degree programmes relevant to health sciences in near future.
Courses offered by the Department for the B.Sc. Honours Medical Laboratory Science degree
|Academic Year||Subject unit code||Subject unit||No. of credits allocated|
|Year 1||MLS 1101||Basic Sciences||7|
|MLS 1102||Cell Biology and Biochemistry||8|
|MLS 1103||Human Biology||9|
|MLS 1104||Medical Laboratory Practice||4|
|MLS 1105||Basic Statistics||2|
|Year 2||MLS 2101||Medical Microbiology and Immunology||10|
|MLS 2102||Statistics, Epidemiology and Research Methods||4|
|MLS 2104||Medical Parasitology||2|
|MLS 2201||Basic Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology||3|
|MLS 2202||Transfusion Medicine||2|
|Year 3||MLS 3101||Histopathology and Cytopathology||5|
|MLS 3102||Clinical Biochemistry||6|
|MLS 3103||Laboratory Management||4|
|MLS 3201||Andrology/Sub-fertility and reproductive health||1|
|MLS 3202||Animal Research||2|
|MLS 3301||Practical Training (Haematology,Microbiology, Histopathology, ClinicalBiochemistry, Parasitology, Transfusion Medicine)||10|
|Year 4||MLS 3301||Practical Training (Haematology,Microbiology, Histopathology, ClinicalBiochemistry, Parasitology, Transfusion||20|
|MLS 4301||Research project||10|
Career guidance for undergraduates in universities has been recognized as a matter of policy by the Government of Sri Lanka. At the University of Ruhuna, the Career Guidance Unit was set up in March 2000 to provide career guidance services to the undergraduates. Since then, the unit has organized various types of events including workshops and training sessions to develop the attitudes and skills of the undergraduates to motivate them perform smart and manage their academic life and personal life.
Meanwhile, many training sessions are being regularly conducted to make them ready for the industry and be best suited to capitalize the career opportunities in the industry. The unit has developed a wide range of network and industry links with many private sector organizations and government institutions to facilitate productive interaction between the undergraduates and such institutions with the purpose of providing industrial training and career opportunities for the benefits of the undergraduates.
The staff of Career Guidance Unit
This unit compromises of a Director, Faculty Career Advisors and Career Guidance Counselors as mentioned below.
|Director||Dr. Thusitha GunawardanaSenior LecturerTel 0718577625Email – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty career advisor, FAHS||Dr. Sewwandi SubasingheSenior LecturerDepartment Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health SciencesMobile – 0714230898Email – email@example.com|
|Faculty Career Counsellor||Ms.Vindya WelihenaBMS (Hons.) OUSL, Dip. In Mgmt-OUSL, Ad.Cer in Counselling PsychologyMobile – 077-3838663Email – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Other Career Guidance Counsellors||Mrs. Sujeewa Dilrukshi VidanagamageBA (Hons), MA (Sociology), PGD (Counseling), Dip. In Coun.(IPC). MPCTel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071 4475666Email – email@example.com|
|Mrs. Pubudu MallawarachchiB.Sc.(Hons) (Ruhuna), Dip in Counseling (Ruhuna), Industrial Training (Korea)Tel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071 8359365Email – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms. R.M.A.S. RathnayakaBA (Image Art), Dip. In Career Guidance, Dip. In PhotographyTel. Office: 041-2222681, Ext: 2132, Mobile: 071-0473119Email – email@example.com|
|Mr. W.P. Nilanka SrinathMobile – 071 4395787Email – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Computer Application Assistant||Mr. N.B.R. Madhushanka|
|Office Assistant||Mr. R. Wasantha|
Special programmes conducted by the Career Guidance Unit for the students is catering to the students with many interesting and worthwhile programmes to groom students as well demanded citizens by the corporate sector. There are different programs offered time to time as:
- Certificate Course in Soft Skills development
- Outbound and leadership training sessions
- Table etiquettes and etiquette training sessions
- Art/drama therapies and photography for personal development
- Personal branding and business etiquettes sessions
- Career Fair in supporting students’ internships and employment opportunities
- Industry forums
- Workshops for professional CV writing and mock interview rounds
- Career related personalized counseling
- Various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects
Despite of the above, there are many more attractive opportunities for the students who wish to work with the University Career Guidance Unit. The students are warmly welcome to the unit or contact faculty coordinator to get frequent updates about the on-going programs
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering of University of Ruhuna was established on 1st July 1999 at Hapugala, Galle. First batch of students was admitted on 27th March 2000. Admission to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, is subject to the University Grants Commission policy on university admissions. The present annual intake to the Faculty is 530. The Faculty of Engineering offers full-time courses leading to the Degree of Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (B.Sc.Eng.), which is accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). Four academic departments in this Faculty are
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The first three departments prepare students for B.Sc.Eng. degree in disciplines as indicated in their titles, while the fourth department offers course modules in areas such as Mathematics, Personal Development, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship, which are considered common to all disciplines. The degree courses have been developed with the aim of building undergraduate education around a central core of Fundamentals of Engineering Science and Technology modules, complemented by a number of General and Technical elective modules which provide the flexibility and adaptability required in a constantly changing world.
Aims of the Faculty
The primary aim of the Faculty is producing engineers of the highest quality who, with experience, should be able to hold responsible positions at the highest levels of the profession,
DEGREE PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
At undergraduate level, the Faculty offers a full time course leading to the Honours degree of the Bachelor of the Science of Engineering; BSc.(Eng.Hons) in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Information Engineering and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
All applicants for admission to the Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (B.Sc.Eng.) degree programme in the Faculty of Engineering must satisfy the general University admission requirements for Faculties of Engineering as laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka and must have been selected according the stipulated University Admission Criteria. Applicants with foreign qualifications referred for admission by the University Grants Commission will be admitted only with the consent of the Faculty Board of Engineering.
Sports Facilities-Faculty of Engineering
The students of the Faculty of Engineering take actively take part in sports activities. The students can take part in 21 sports that are facilitated within the university. The faculty premises has a well equipped weight training room, a multipurpose play ground for Athletics Elle, Hockey Rugger, Football, Cricket Road Race, Netball, Base ball , and facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess, Basketball, Carrom, Karate. At At university level annual sports events such as Inter-Faculty and Inter-University tournaments are held. In addition to these, a two weeks long University Sports Festival named SLUG is held at a selected University once in every 3 years. Students are also encouraged to participate in the World University Sports Festival which is held once in every two years. .
Engineering faculty students are among the best performers in interfaculty tournaments. Many of our best sportsmen and women have shown their talents in many interuniversity level games enabling them to represent the national university teams as well as to take part in world university games. At the end of each year, a Colors Award Ceremony is held and those who excel in different sports activities at tournaments and meets are awarded colours in which many of our sports men and women receive university colours.
Past and present sports enthusiasts of the faculty have formed the Engineering Faculty Sports Club. Together they are working hard for the betterment of the sports in the engineering faculty through the development of sportsmen and women as well as sports infrastructure within the faculty.
FACULTY OF FISHERIES AND MARINE SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY
The Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences & Technology consists three academic departments, viz. Departments of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Department of Limnology and Water Technology & Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology. The Faculty offers Bachelor of Science Honours in Fisheries and Marine Sciences and Bachelor of Science Honours in Marine and Freshwater Sciences special degrees after successful completion of the four year program. Undergraduates, pursuing Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Marine Sciences degree program will get the opportunity to specialize in Fisheries or Aquaculture. Undergraduates in the degree program of Marine and Freshwater Sciences get the opportunity to specialize in Oceanography and Marine Geology or Water Sciences and Technology.
1. Theoretical Knowledge of FMST graduate is thorough and intact as the backbone supporting their role in aquatic, mineral and fishery resources management.
Graduates who followed Marine and Freshwater Sciences Degree essentially have the ability to explore and understand marine and freshwater systems, utilize the living and non-living resources in those environments sustainably, and mitigate natural and anthropogenic hazards related to those environments.
Graduates who followed Fisheries and Marine Sciences Degree essentially have the ability to explore and understand fishery resources both marine and freshwater, manage those resources minimizing conflicts with community and other stakeholders, and develop and manage aquaculture systems assuring food security of the people.
2. Practical Knowledge turns theory into application, and is obtained through hands-on experience on scientific methods for environmental management.
Graduates who followed Marine and Freshwater Sciences Degree develop skills to measure quality status of marine and freshwater systems as well as the ground water; analyse the risks associated with the quality deterioration; apply drinking water and waste water treatment methods; manage pipe-borne water and irrigation water distribution; manage watersheds considering hydrological regimes and land use patterns; assess environmental impacts of anthropogenic activities; conserve aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity; and explore biological and mineral resources in the marine and freshwater systems.
Graduates who followed Fisheries and Marine Sciences Degree develop skills to assess fishery resources in both marine and freshwater systems; manage those resources minimizing conflicts with community and other stakeholders; conserve aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity; analyze genetic resources of aquatic biota; develop and manage different aquaculture systems; assess the quality of aquatic food products; develop post-harvest techniques for aquatic food products; and develop value added products from the fisheries and aquaculture harvest.
3. Information Usage and Management are essential skills they develop throughout the degree program which improve their analytical power and generate new knowledge by research.
4. They learn to complete the task in a Teamwork as well as to take Leadership in the team when necessary to reach their goal.
5. Communication Skills they acquire open the drain of their knowledge and experience to a wider and diverse community.
6. Creativity becomes an essential feature of their work, and Problem Solving attitude drives them over barriers of inland and marine environments seeking for better answers.
7. FMST graduates are well synchronised with their working environment and community as Networking and Social Skills are inherited in their degree program.
8. Managerial skills and Entrepreneurship they acquire well blended with theoretical and practical knowledge making them suitable for government and private sector employment as well as for the self-employment.
9. They reap good Attitudes, Values and Professionalism during their four-year journey. The result is well-bred, professionals to take managerial positions in different sectors of Natural Resource Management, and ultimately, responsible citizens.
10. Opportunities to work in harsh and diverse environments as well as in the industrial setup improve their Adaptability and Flexibility to be fit into any situation.
11. Once graduated, they know how to play the game without further classroom guidance as Updating Self/ Lifelong Learning has already become a part of them.
12. With a Vision for Life, they pass out, and always remain target oriented with well-balanced professional and personal lives.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
The Faculty of Graduate Studies was established in 2011 and prior to that postgraduate research programs were administered by Postgraduate Unit since 2004. At this 41st year of inception of University of Ruhuna, the Faculty of Graduate Studies serves as a well-established faculty managing all postgraduate programs of University of Ruhuna, under all disciplines.
This Faculty is committed to produce high caliber academics and researchers with advanced knowledge in diverse fields to be of service to the nation and mankind. This faculty acts as the administrative center for promoting research and providing courses of study leading to Higher Degrees while coordinating with all other nine faculties of the university. At present there are 186 registered postgraduate students leading to PhD/MPhil and MA research degree programs. The faculty also conducts fifteen postgraduate taught course programs and at present there are 1182 students registered for these degree programs.
Real Life. Real Knowledge. Real People.
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna.
The first thing to remember about success is that it is a process – nothing more, nothing less. There is really no magic to it and it’s not reserved only for a select few people. As such, success really has nothing to do with luck, coincidence or fate. It really comes down to understanding the steps in the process and then executing on those steps.
The administrative works of postgraduate research studies in the University of Ruhuna was handled by the “Postgraduate Unit” until the middle of November 2011, and Prof. W.G.D. Dharmaratna was serving as the Director of Postgraduate Graduate Unit. During his period of Director, Prof. Dharmaratna with the consultation of the Vice Chancellor worked hard to uplift the status of the Postgraduate Unit. As a result, the University of Ruhuna was successful to get its 8th Faculty as the University Grants Commission has approved the proposal forwarded by the University of Ruhuna to establish the ‘Faculty of Graduate Studies in Ruhuna University’.
Prof. L.P. Jayatissa, Department of Botany, University of Ruhuna was appointed by the UGC as the first of the Faculty, and he assumed duties in the post on 14th November 2011. The official inauguration of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and opening of the Faculty office at Wellamadama administrative complex took place on 8th December 2011 and now it is functioning as a Faculty.
The Faculty is now handling all the postgraduate studies including taught course and the research studies.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences comprises nine academic departments; Economics, English Language Teaching, English and Linguistics, Geography, History and Archaeology, Pali and Buddhist Studies, Public Policy, Sinhala, and Sociology; an Information Technology Unit to cater for IT-related academic courses technical needs of the faculty; and two centres, Modern Languages and Civilizations and Conflict Studies to conduct academic courses in the disciplines concerned.
Equipped with a 120-member academic staff, of which about 90% have postgraduate qualifications while around 40% are PhD qualified, and assisted by a considerable non-academic staff classified as academic support, administrative, and minor, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences remains the largest faculty of the University of Ruhuna, in terms of student and staff population.
In 2020, the faculty revised its curricular in line with the Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework and introduced altogether 12 Bachelor of Arts Honors undergraduate degree programmes, while continuing with the current ongoing degree programmes – Bachelor of Arts (General and Special) for the internal students and Bachelor of Arts (General) for the external students. It also contributes to the Faculty of Graduate Studies to conduct the postgraduate degree programmes – Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy in a variety of disciplines in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.
The outreach programmes of the faculty include diploma and certificate courses in a wide range of disciplines focused on the socio-economic development of the land and nation of Sri Lanka. With the opening of novel academic and research domains, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been able to attract a large number of students from all the provinces of Sri Lanka.
The international collaborative programmes of the faculty include research and educational exchanges with Agder University and Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Norway, Tribhuvan University in Nepal, University of Hamburg in Germany and the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Pakistan which add to the intellectual expertise of the faculty.
The faculty conceives education as a positive force that lays a strong foundation in the creation of good citizenship, mutual respect, democratic values and tolerance of diverse opinions.
With all its strengths, I sincerely believe and wish that the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Ruhuna would succeed as a premier centre of academic and scientific excellence of national and international accreditation.
To function in its capacity as a well-established faculty offering Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Degrees in a wide spectrum of disciplines of diverse fields under humanities and social sciences.
Bold History that Fuels the Future
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest faculty of the university having approximately a student body of 3000 undergraduates and an annual intake of over 500 students. The faculty offers over 400 course modules in 13 diverse disciplines through nine departments, one unit and two centers, operating under one aegis.
The students are groomed for a professional and disciplined life by providing them with a broad understanding of the traditions that operate in a wide range of humanistic and social science disciplines; by achieving in them an ability to apply the subject knowledge they gather in class and field to solving problems and carrying out tasks in the contemporary world; and by improving their capacity for independent and critical thinking, logical analysis, effective communication, and well-informed participation in teamwork. Hence, the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honors degree programmes constitutes classroom work, field activities, and independent readings and writings with hands-on research, and project work.
Faculty of Management and Finance
I welcome you all to the Faculty of Management and Finance!
The Faculty has an established and dedicated ecosystem to allow you to pursue your studies, particularly in the areas of Accounting; Business Law; Business Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Human Resource Management; and Marketing. The well-established teaching-learning process of the Faculty will provide you with the innovative and unique management practices needed to achieve performance excellence in organizations. For more than a decade, the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna has developed and trained, generations of leaders for the country.
There will be a significant amount of dedicated work involved in your study program to prepare you for a rewarding and challenging career after your graduation.I hope you will be focused, dedicated, and committed to achieving excellence in studies, as well as in extra-curricular activities provided to you through the degree program in the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna.
I hope you will achieve the highest possible achievement with the education that you receive from the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna; so that you can stand with self-confidence and self-esteem as a business administration graduate to contribute to the development of society as a whole. I hope that you will contribute to the progress towards a more efficient economy; as your contribution, as the future generation, is vital for the establishment of a more stable society.
I wish you all the best in your studies at the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna!!!
Overview and History
The Faculty of Management and Finance came into existence on 29th April 2003 at the main premises of the University of Ruhuna. The Faculty has six Departments of studies; namely, the Department of Accounting and Finance, the Department of Human Resource Management, the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Marketing, the Department of Finance and Department of Business Management. In addition to these departments, the faculty also has a Computer Unit. BBA Degree in International Business and BBA Degree in Business Law are the proposed degree programs to be introduced soon.
At present, the faculty conducts courses in a range of disciplines leading to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees. Under the educational reforms at the university, course-unit based undergraduate programmes were introduced with effect from September 2001. With these reforms, the faculty now offers BBA Degree Programmes in English medium only.
Other than the undergraduate programmes, the faculty coordinates Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree programme based on independent research. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Management (MBM) programmes are special degree programmes offered by the faculty, which are mainly based on coursework and a research component..
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program
Students enrolling in the Faculty are, first, given a solid grounding in the fields of Management and Finance through a range of common courses. Then, they are given the opportunity of specializing in one of four fields, namely Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management and Marketing depending on their interests and capabilities.
Each student needs to earn 120 or more credits of which more than 60 credits should belong to the chosen specialization area. The curriculum for each specialization field is enriched with latest course modules that match with the contemporary developments in the respective field.
Our well designed and up-to-date curriculum, together with extracurricular activities, aims at producing graduates with a high degree of Scholarship, Professionalism and Humanity. Therefore, our graduates are highly employable and capable of having business on their own. Moreover, the Humanity aspect enriches them with qualities like empathy, affection and compassion to make them global citizens.
- Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Accounting
- Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Business Management
- Bachelor of Business Administration Honours in Business Law
- BBA (Hons) in Entrepreneurship Degree
- BBA (Hons) in Finance Degree
- BBA (Hons) in Human Resources Management Degree
- BBA (Hons) in Marketing Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
PDBA/MBA Resource Persons Course Modules Contact Information
|The PDBA/MBA program is designed to provide a systematic exposition in advanced management education for managers practicing at executive level and for candidates seeking academic achievements. In particular the program focuses on the development of managerial thinking. The PDBA/MBA program is a two-year program in which the first year lead to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) and the eligible candidates can enroll for the second year to be eligible for the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA).|
Diploma in Marketing Management (Dip.MM)
Diploma in Maketing Resource Persons Course Modules Contact Information All Pages
|The essence of every business is to procure, maintain and retain customers. The marketing function has always been concerned with understanding and delivering value to customers. As such, it has had to reinvent itself frequently to keep up with new technologies and changing customer expectations in the face of increased global competition and a flattening world. The University of Ruhuna: Diploma in Marketing Management (Dip.MM) provides a comprehensive examination of the latest marketing tools, methods and strategies for generating and growing customer value. Delivered in a highly interactive, hands-on setting, participants complete the course with a working knowledge of the material, ready to apply it at their company.|
Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna Diploma in Marketing and can use the designatory letters “Dip.MM (Ruhuna, SL)”
The counselling service of the faculty is intended to promote students’ wellbeing during their years of academic study by encouraging their academic, social, emotional, and personal development. It is likely that students experience various problems that can impact their well- being and educational outcomes. Students have the opportunity to discuss their various socio-economic and mental problems or any other matters with the counsellors. The team of academic staff members, who have been appointed as student counselors, offers their assistance, advice, and guidance to students. Our team is committed and experienced in helping students from many different backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of personal and academic issues. The student issues are addressed using various approaches including counselling sessions, meetings, and programmes. The students are provided with the opportunity to meet the counsellors and discuss their issues. Students can contact any of the below-mentioned counsellors and they are always at your service.
The Faculty of Medicine was opened in the premises of the General Hospital, Galle, in July 1980.It was then affiliated to the University of Colombo. The first five batches of medical students were admitted to the Ruhuna University College,but attended the preclinical course at the Faculties of Medicine in Colombo and Peradeniya. Students a dmitted in 1978 and successful at the Second Examination for Medical Degrees held in Colombo and Peradeniya, commenced their Para-clinical and Clinical training at Galle in 1980. Construction of buildings for the Faculty at Karapitiya commenced in December , 1980 and the Faculty moved to its new premises in September 1983. From the Academic Year 1983/84, onwards students were admitted direct to the Faculty of Medicine, Galle and the entire course is now conducted at the Faculty .
The Faculty provides academic, research and service functions through its fourteen academic departments and three units that are recognized by the University Grants Commission. The new Teaching Hospital at Karapitiya is situated just across the road from the Medical Faculty . The Medical Units, Surgical Units, Paediatrics Units, Psychiatry Unit and several finer speciality Units are functioning in this hospital. The University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is situated in the premises of the old hospital at Mahamodera. Teaching in all clinical disciplines is done in these two hospitals. Teaching in Community Medicine is done at the Field Training Area at Bope-Poddala located close to the Faculty of Medicine. The students also spend 4 weeks in Rural Health training at Akuressa District Hospital.
Graduate profile – Following completion of the MBBS, the graduates should be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge on structure and function of the human body, their inter-relationships in patient care and disease prevention.
- Diagnose, manage and follow up individuals with health related conditions.
- Deliver primary health care taking into consideration the social, cultural, environmental and economic characteristics of the individual and the society.
- Demonstrate respect to patients, their relatives, the community and other members of the healthcare team with an understanding of medical ethics.
- Demonstrate professionalism while working with patients, community members and the healthcare team.
- Communicate effectively with patients, relatives, care givers, members of the healthcare team and the community.
- Carry out reflective practices, self-appraisal, audit and research with a view to improving their professional skills.
- Work as a team member and a leader in a healthcare institution and manage health care teams and resources efficiently and effectively.
- Recognize complexities and uncertainties in practice and be capable of taking responsibility for his/her actions.
- Carry out basic medico-legal procedures.
- Demonstrate self-learning, lifelong learning, analytical and critical thinking, reasoning and decision making skills.
- Take appropriate measures to ensure their personal safety, physical and mental wellbeing.
- Demonstrate skills related to information and communication technology and information literacy.
Ph.D. and MPhil Research Degrees
With the establishment of Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Ruhuna in 2011, the Board of Study in Medicine was created to process and evaluate applications for PhD and MPhil degrees in the fields of medical and allied health sciences. It replaced the Research and Higher Degrees Committee of the Faculty of Medicine which processed and evaluated research proposals of the research projects leading to postgraduate research degrees, namely Ph.D. and MPhils until 2011.
Applicants submitting research proposals to the Board of Study in Medicine need to follow the guidelines in preparing the proposal. The proposals submitted will be evaluated by 3 experts in the relevant fields to improve the quality of the research projects for postgraduate research degrees.
Elective student programme is open for short term training of medical undergraduates who study in overseas universities.Registration is facilitated via online application system
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science consists of the Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. In addition, there is a Computer Unit, which caters to the needs of the faculty, and the University in general. The Faculty offers primarily undergraduate courses via. the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Computer Science (B.C.S) General Degrees of three year duration and B.Sc. and B.C.S. Special Degrees of four-year duration. The undergraduate programme comprises of a large number of course units offered by individual departments. The Faculty offers postgraduate degree programmes leading to the M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. All the departments possess well-equipped laboratories and other infrastructure facilities for teaching and research work. At present, the Faculty admits 130 students for Biological Science, 210 students for Physical Science and 50 students for Computer Science streams annually. The selection of students for undergraduate courses is done by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka, based on the performance of students in the relevant General Certificate Examination (Advanced Level).
“To be the outstanding internationally respected academic center of excellence which proudly affirms its Sri Lankan identity and which is committed to rigorous scholarship, academic freedom, sound moral values and social responsibility”
“To produce outstanding internationally accredited graduates who are innovative, analytical, articulate, balanced and adaptable, with lifelong interest of learning; and to strive, through quality teaching, research and community service, to contribute to the advancement of scholarship and the enrichment of the education, cultural, economic and natural environments of the people we serve”
Aims of the Faculty
The main objective of the faculty is to produce high quality Science graduates in both biological and physical sciences to cater in diverse fields of science in the country itself and outside. The degree programmes offered by the faculty have been designed to develop the following attributes in each student:
- Sound knowledge in subject matter
- Effective communication
- Work in a team to achieve a set target
- Use computers for specific purposes
- Managing a team to fulfill a particular target effectively and efficiently
- Responsibilities towards the fellow community
In order to achieve the above aims the students are free to select well designed course units that provide:
- A sound knowledge in basic scientific concepts in various subjects
- A basic understanding of principles of scientific methods and their application
- Apply knowledge to solve real world problems
- Learn effective and efficient communication methods through report writing, presentations,
brainstorming sessions etc.
- Participating in various outreach activities
The University of Ruhuna Science graduate has secured a place in the society as an innovator, inventor, researcher, scholar, manager and a creative and global thinker.
Bachelor of Science (General) Degree
Currently the Faculty of Science offers B. Sc. General (3 year) and B.Sc. Special (4 year) Degrees in biological and physical science streams and Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) General and Special Degree programmes. These are full time courses consisting of a number of course units organised as two semesters per academic year. The General Degree Programmes run through six semesters while the Special Degree Programmes run through eight semesters. Examinations and evaluations are held throughout each semester.
In the Faculty of Science there are two main streams of study as given in the table. In addition to the Course Units under subject areas given in the table, several other Course Units from different disciplines are also available as Optional Course Units. The denotations of such Course Units begin
with FSC. For a degree programme each student should select Course Units from the relevant stream. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for the degrees offered under physical science streams. Students who follow Biological Science stream are strongly advised to follow Chemistry as a subject.
A Course Unit is a selectively organized section of a subject. Course Units are of two types, that are Core Course Units and Optional Course Units. Core Course Units are designed by including basic and essential subject matter. Optional Course Units contain specific areas, which would provide a diverse knowledge on a particular subject. Theory Course Units consist of lectures, assignments and tutorials. Practical Course Units are either laboratory based or field based studies of a particular subject. In addition, there are Course Units which consist of project work and Combined Course Units consist of both theory and practical components. Course Units are organized at three Levels, namely, I, II and III for the General Degree. On the performance at the examinations of Level I and Level II and on application by the students, a student shall be selected to follow a Special Degree in a particular subject area. The duration of a Special Degree program is four years in total. Special degree program consists of two academic years, namely Special Degree Level I and Level II.
Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree
Special Degree Programmes are offered in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. Students will be selected for these programmes based on their academic performance. Each Department of study will decide on the number of students to be enrolled into Special Degree Programme depending on its requirements and available facilities. All Special Degree Programmes shall be of four-year duration.
Bachelor of Computer Science (General) Degree
Students are admitted through a special selection window by UGC and currently, 50 students are admitted to follow the Bachelor of Computer Science Degree. Bachelor of Computer Science degree program (BCS) was introduced in 2010 with the aim of producing competent and employable graduates enriched with theoretical knowledge, soft skills and comprehensive training for a career in computer science and information technology.
In a period of three years, students develop skills and confidence to provide software solutions effectively and efficiently in a methodological way using the latest concepts. The practical sessions conducted during the program improve their hands-on experience to develop reliable and creative solutions. Individual and group projects carried out throughout the degree course allow the students to expose to new technologies and they improve their adaptability to new rapidly changing tools and improves the soft skills required in their carrier.
Industrial training is an integral part of the degree program through which students get exposed to the software industry. Industrial training provides opportunities for the students to engage in real-world projects which helps to produce IT professionals with comprehensive scientific knowledge in modern computer technology to support the economic development process of Sri Lanka and beyond.
Bachelor of Computer Science (Special) Degree
Students who follow the Bachelor of Computer Science Degree are selected for the Bachelor of Computer Science Special Degree. Students are required to maintain a good overall GPA for selection. The BCS Special degree is designed for students who are skilled, competent, and can contribute effectively to the workforce.These students would be recognized as high achievers in the Computer Science field, guaranteeing better positions in the industry and academia.
Faculty of Technology
Welcome to the official Web-page of the Faculty of Technology.
The Faculty of Technology was officially established under the gazette notification issued on 26.04.2016 with four Departments, namely, Engineering Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Biosystems Technology and Multidisciplinary Studies. The premises for the Faculty is located at Karagoda Uyangoda, Kamburupitiya, close to the Faculty of Agriculture. The first phase of the new building and student hostels are currently under construction and they are expected to be completed by end of 2017. Until then the classes will be conducted at the premises of Faculty of Science, Wellamadama. The Faculty offers two degree programmes for the first batch of students entering in 2016, namely, Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours – BET(Hons) focusing on Electromechanical Technology and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology Honours – BICT(Hons) focusing on Application Development. BET(Hons) and BICT(Hons) degree programmes have been constructed to satisfy the accreditation guidelines of Sydney Accord as well as Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), respectively. The Faculty plans to produce internationally accredited Technologists. The Department of Multidisciplinary Studies will offer additional Complementary Subjects, which are required for carrier development as well as for the accreditation. The Bachelor of Biosystems Technology, expected to be offered from the second batch of students entering in 2017, is in preparation.
With great pleasure, I welcome the first batch of students to the Faculty of Technology.
- Department of Engineering Technology
- Department of Information and Communication Technology
- Department of Biosystems Technology
- Department of Multidisciplinary Studies
The time duration of the Engineering Technology Honours degree program is full time 4 years. The course consists of subjects in the areas of Basic Sciences, Mathematics, Workshop Technology, Electrical Systems, Electronics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Automobile Technology, Material Engineering, Technical Drawing and Computer Programming. Further, a total of 6 months of industrial training in a recognize institution is a mandatory component of the degree program. In addition the students are required to follow the complementary subjects offered by the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies as recommended by the degree program.
The distribution of subjects in the full duration of the degree program is as follows,
First Year (Level I)
Basic Sciences, Mathematics, Workshop Technology, Computer Programming.
Electronics (Introductory), Electrical Systems (Introductory) and Material Engineering.
Complementary Subjects: English
Second Year (Level II)
Electronics(Analogue and Digital), Electrical Systems, Object Oriented Programming, Numerical Methods, Automobile Technology, Technical Drawing, Circuit Analysis, Instrumentation and Calibration, Workshop Technology.
Complementary Subjects: Fundamentals of Management, Ethics for Technologists, English, Business Economics, Soft Skills.
Third Year (Level III)
Electrical Power Systems, Robotics, Properties of Materials, Renewable and Alternative Energy Technology, Environmental Science
Complementary Subjects: Art and Tradition, English, Accounting for Technologists, Safety and Risk Managements
Fourth Year (Level IV)
Mechatronics, Nanotechnology, Bio-Medical Equipment, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Welding Techniques, Design Project
Complementary Subjects: Communication for Technologists, Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Industrial Sociology
Specific areas of research in Department of Biosystems Technology
- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Environmental science, Environmental monitoring and Environmental Sustainability
- Plant Based Medicines and natural products development
- Sustainable Agriculture, Food security and Food Safety
- Crop growth modelling
- ICT applications in Agriculture and Biosystems Technology
- IoT Applications in Hydroponics Culture
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Carbon Footprint (CFP)
- Bioenergy systems management
- Waste Management
- Sustainable Consumption and Production
Clubs & Societies
In terms of sections 115 and 116 of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 and as amended, the recognition of Student Unions / Societies and other Associations in University shall be made with the approval of the Council. All Student Unions/ the Societies and other Associations should renew their registration in the University annually and submit annual financial statement for auditing.
Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium
The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in University of Ruhuna, gifted by the Government of India to Sri Lanka as a symbol of enduring friendship and the cultural heritage between the two countries, is the largest auditorium in the Southern Province as well as in any of the Universities in Sri Lanka. Having 1500 seating capacity and equipped with the state-of-the-art theatre facilities, the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium can host national and international aesthetic events, conventions,conferences as well as training programs.
Career Guidance Unit
Career for undergraduates in universities was recently recognized as matter of policy by the Government of Sri Lanka. At the University of Ruhuna, the Career Guidance Unit was set up in March 2000, to provide career guidance services to the undergraduates. Since then, the unit has implemented various programs to make the undergraduates aware of the employment opportunities available, the qualities expected by the employers, and the way of acquiring the skills and the knowledge necessary for responding to the job market needs.
The unit wishes to build up continuous links with the private sector as well the government institutions to facilitate productive interaction between the undergraduates and such institutions.
With the aim of enhancing the information technology skills of the undergraduates and the staff, Computer Centers have been established in every faculty as we as in the main Library.
The Computer Centers are currently well equipped with physical resources to provide quality ICT services for the university community.
All the available computers in the Computer Centre are networked and provided with Internet facilities while each laboratory, air-conditioned and comfortably furnished, is equipped with a latest it related equipments.
Utilization of the Computer Center
- Research and other academic activities of the students.
- Conducting IT Training Course for Students and Staff members.
- Provide services and courses in Information Technology to the community outside the university to fulfill the needs of the government and the private sector as the main hub of Information Technology in the southern region of Sri Lanka.
- Research and online studies of the postgraduate activities.(several staff members are following online Master Degrees) Research, Information collecting through Internet and other activities of the academic staff of the Faculty.
- Day to day academic activities of the undergraduate students. (Research, information collecting, continuous assessments works, other computer application activities.)
- In addition to that the Computer centers offer many Computer and Information Technology related services such as maintaining and upgrading Fiber Optic Backbone, providing Email, Web and other Internet services, Computer Maintenance, designing and handling the departmental Local Area Networks (LAN)
University Guest House
The Guest house in the University of Ruhuna is located in the opposit side of the university and it is very close to the beach. It is administered by the General Administartion Branch in accordance with rules and regulations defined by the University.Guest house consists of one AC Hall, three AC rooms and two Non-AC rooms. Application for reservation can be made only by the members of permanent staff of Ruhuna University.
There are three categories of resevations are available for both Hall and rooms.
The Medical centre in the University of Ruhuna provides the best care to all students of the university.Students should be able to register at the Medical center prior to consult the university doctor and getting treatments. Registration can be done by providing the students records book or identification card to the medical center office.The medical center is open for treatment for student as well as staff from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm on weekdays. All drugs are free of charge. If a prescribed drug is not available in the clinic, the expenses will be reimbursed by the University.
Every student must face a medical test when he/she enters to the University . The aim of this test is to determine whether the student has suitable health conditions to continue the academic career without difficulties. If a student is found to be suffering from a severe disease, he/she is directed to special clinics in the hospital for treatments .
If a student is unable to attend lectures and/or practical classes due to an illness he/she should inform the university medical officer within a week. If a student wishes he/she can get medical assistance from a government or a private doctor. However, the medical certificates issued by them should be approved by the university medical officer.
The basic medical laboratory tests are done in this laboratory
There is permanent public Health Inspector to see the sanitary aspects and preventive health in this institution
Illness during examination period
If a student is unable to sit for the exam due to an illness he/she should inform the university medical officer and the examinations branch immediately. The medical certificates obtained from outside medical officers should be submitted to the examinations branch within 3 days with the approval of the university medical officer.
The two pharmacists in this indoor pharmacy date out all the drugs prescribed by the Medical officers
Contact Information – University of Ruhuna
Wellamadama Complex, Matara, Srilanka.
Faculty of Agriculture, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Srilanka.
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Faculty of Engineering, Hapugala, Galle, Srilanka.
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Faculty of Medicine, PO Box 70, Galle, Srilanka.
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Faculty of Allied Health Science,Godakanda Road,Karapitiya,Galle.
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Faculty of Technology ,Karagoda Uyangoda,Kamburupitiya,Matara, Sri Lanka. 81000
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