Welcome to the Department of Economics - University of Colombo
Having initially focused on undergraduate training in a variety of disciplines, the University of Colombo has, since the early 1980’s, increasingly turned its attention to the development of teaching and training programs at postgraduate level. The Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts took a leadership role in this activity by commencing in 1984 the Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development. The Department now offers two more well recognized Postgraduate programs: the MA in Economics (1991) and the MPhil /PhD in Economics (1996).
At a time when large numbers of graduates in Economics were looking for postgraduate training opportunities, but were getting disappointed that opportunities and resources for this purpose at home and abroad were limited, the value of the services rendered by the postgraduate study program of the Department of Economics of the University of Colombo has been enormous.