Deriving its heritage from the Ceylon Medical School which was established in 1870 and the Ceylon University College which was established in 1921, the University of Colombo is a sprawling complex located in the heart of the capital city of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In keeping with its motto “Buddhi Sarvathra Bhrajate”, the Sanskrit verse for “Wisdom Enlightens”, the University of Colombo strives to maintain academic excellence in all areas of study. The University of Colombo has seven (7) Faculties with forty three (43) Academic Departments, a Campus, a School, six (6) Institutes and several Centres and Units. Many undergraduate and postgraduate study courses in the fields of Arts, Science, Medicine, Management, Finance, Law, Education, IT, Aesthetic Studies, Molecular Biology., etc are conducted by the University. The University also offers several other services, such as library services, career guidance, and services for differently-abled students.
Student life is enhanced by a plethora of extra-curricular activities offered on campus. The well developed playground and the modern gymnasium offer sportsmen and women the opportunity to exploit and develop their abilities to the fullest. The New Arts Theatre is often the arena for spotlighting the dramatic/musical/ aesthetic talents of our student population.
Today, the University of Colombo has a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic student and staff population, fostering social harmony, cultural diversity, equal opportunity and unity and with a proud history of over one hundred and forty two years continues in its endeavour to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the “University with a Modern and International Outlook and Character”. The location of the University affords the student population all the advantages of a “metropolitan university” with easy access to international information/resource centres, libraries, theatres, sports complexes etc. Its central location within the City of Colombo provides easy access to a wide range of cultural, entertainment and business facilities. The University of Colombo has also gained international recognition as it is ranked 8TH in south Asia, and number 1 in Sri Lanka.
Download: Strategic Plan 2012 – 2016
Download: Corporate Plan 2011 – 2015