Commerce & Management
We are very proud to say, as one of the premier faculties at the University of Kelaniya, the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS) has satisfied the obligation of producing quality graduates. We call it as ‘quality’ because the faculty constantly initiates novel ideas and consistently strives to position their unique value proposition lucratively in each academic as well as in professional dealings. Allowing students to educate in diverse area of studies, the faculty offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and it serves to the fields of Commerce, Accountancy, Marketing Management, Finance and Human Resource Management.
FGS offers a variety of programs, ranging from postgraduate diploma level to doctoral level. Currently, there are over thirty five programs offered by the various Faculties and institutions, leading to a Master’s degree. Some of the courses are based only on course work, while others are based on research, and some others are a mix of course work and research. Course work at FGS means face-to-face teaching as in a traditional university.
The academic tradition and the history of the Faculty of Humanities dates back to the inception of the Vidyalankara Pirivena. Vidyalankara Higher Educational centre was established in 1875 by the initiative of the most venerable Sri Dharmaloka Thero and upgraded as the Vidyalankara University in 1959. the The most venerable Kiriwaththuduwe Sri Pangnasara Thero was the first vice chancellor of the Vidyalankara University. Today, the former Faculties of the Pirivena, the faculty of Languages, the Faculty of Buddhism and the Faculty of Arts come under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities.
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya is situated on a spacious 35 acre campus at Ragama. The Faculty now has sixteen academic departments, as well as several smaller units and centres. In keeping with the need to expand and improve allied health services in the country, the Faculty established a Disability Studies Unit in 1993. In collaboration with the Institute of Child Health of the University of London, the Disability Studies Unit conducted a 2-year diploma course in Speech and Language Therapy for 7 batches of students over the period 1998 - 2007. This course was upgraded into a Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences and the Unit upgraded to Department status in 2007. The first batch of 35 students for this degree programme was admitted in August 2008 and they graduated in January 2013.
With a dedication to the pursuit of excellence, The Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya , offers a dynamic student life and a unique learning experiences with many exciting study programmes. Its global outlook, reflected through its outstanding research and the dissemination of cutting edge knowledge has inspired the next generation of thinkers and doers.
The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) represents the practical, task oriented aspect of Teaching English as a second Language (TESL) in the University of Kelaniya. It is a part of the Faculty of Humanities, but provides service courses to all the Faculties of the University of Kelaniya. Its strength lies in its ability to liaise with students and staff from all disciplines and provide English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses as needed. The very nature of the ELTU courses symbolizes the multidisciplinary role it plays, as in teaching Business Communication, English for Social Sciences, and the Certificate Course in English, among others